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Riding in the SALT!

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    Riding in the SALT!


    Riding in the SALT!
    All you folks south of the Mason Dixon line can disregard this post...:-)

    But up here in New England we are now riding in SALT!

    When you get the bike back to the barn there is usually a nice coat of aluminum eating salt on your bike.......Here is a product that should work wonders at removing it...........

    http://www.basspro.com/servlet/cata...arTarget=search


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    my experience is that salt will still corrode steel, but not modern aluminum alloys found on bikes.....however.. summer bug splats are a different story

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    Riding in the SALT!

    Lately there is very little salt on the roads here in MA.

    I have had some major issues with salt corroding bicycle parts on my mountain bike.

    I had a aluminum/Ti brake caliper bond together last year, and the year before that I had some straight aluminum ones totally freeze up.

    One of these years I will stop being a dumbass and get some fenders.

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    my mistake was trying to rebuild a bmw that was a commuter in the salt

    everything is effected

    don't get me started on the bmw frame paint resists all strippers but salt went right through

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    Riding in the SALT!

    i think i heard on the news the other day that MA is using some kinda liquid tetrachoride stuff.... not regular rock salt. dunno if that makes any difference in corosion or not, but they said it sticks to the roads better

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    Originally posted by OreoGaborio
    i think i heard on the news the other day that MA is using some kinda liquid tetrachoride stuff.... not regular rock salt. dunno if that makes any difference in corosion or not, but they said it sticks to the roads better
    dunno about for cars...but that stuff reeks havoc on anything concrete....

    It cant be good for cars or bike..lol

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    Riding in the SALT!

    maybe you people forgot about the new salt.




    Originally posted by Big SIssy
    ............. We all know salt corrodes and rusts the hell out of cars. The salt today, I heard, protects cars from that now. So maybe it is ok. But I thought in general, people don't ride at all during the winter and especially without snow and ice. The salt wouldn't do much damage to the bike because there is a lot of plastic, but think about the engine. So much salt can build up in there and you can never get to it to clean.

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    Riding in the SALT!

    The liquid they use on the roads in some communities is a by-product of brewing beer, is all natural and works as a fertilizer.

    It was discovered by mistake in russia when the pond they were dumping the shit into never froze at the normal temp in the winter.

    Ahhh, beer. What CAN'T it do??

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    Deicing the road...........



    Deicing the road..........

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    Originally posted by TheIglu
    The liquid they use on the roads in some communities is a by-product of brewing beer, is all natural and works as a fertilizer.

    It was discovered by mistake in russia when the pond they were dumping the shit into never froze at the normal temp in the winter.

    Ahhh, beer. What CAN'T it do??
    "Beer is proof God loves us...."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThisBitch View Post
    From my experience, its the natural red heads (aka gingers) that have no soul--- I mean are crazy.

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