Does riding in the rain cause long term damage?

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8/13/2013 11:06 AM

I just finished riding around at my local skatepark in the pouring rain, and I wanted to know if it causes any damage to bbs or hubs etc. I have semi-sealed hubs front and rear.

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8/13/2013 12:29 PM

it can cause to metal parts to rust idk if it will damage your bearings i think if they arent sealed it might be bad for them

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8/13/2013 2:01 PM

Pretty much said above. Rust really does kill your parts though and if you look at most people that crack cranks and stuff, you'll definitely see rust more than half of the time. And rust in bearings and stuff can be bad too obviously. Just try to lower the amount of water than can go all up in your bike. Like if it's raining, take a car or something to school or wherever you need to go. It's a way better decision in the long run.

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8/14/2013 4:12 AM

Thanks, water only really seemed to have got in to the front hub, which isn't really good, I just wiped all of the water off and re-greased it, but thanks for the advice, I'll avoid my bike when it's raining.

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