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Salt, rusty chain

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Recently in North Carolina, we had a small bit of snow (ok northerners, don't make fun of the south...and I'm actually from Chicago).

Anyways, they put a massive amount of the salt mixture on the streets. I road the 2nd day of the storm and since then (about a week ago). This morning when I looked at my chain, I noticed RUST. I was wondering how it happened then it occurred to me that the storm had been last week.

I washed my bike to rid the rest of it from the salt. I've lubed my chain twice today but still can see a little bit of rust.
Any suggestions?


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Hey,
Recently in North Carolina, we had a small bit of snow (ok northerners, don't make fun of the south...and I'm actually from Chicago).

Anyways, they put a massive amount of the salt mixture on the streets. I road the 2nd day of the storm and since then (about a week ago). This morning when I looked at my chain, I noticed RUST. I was wondering how it happened then it occurred to me that the storm had been last week.

I washed my bike to rid the rest of it from the salt. I've lubed my chain twice today but still can see a little bit of rust.
Any suggestions?


David
Keep it well lubed and ride it.......not kidding, useing it is the best thing for it.....the o-rings should not have allowed any salt intrusion, so what you're seeing should be external only.
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I agree it's just superficial rust I had some on my chain after our big three days of snow. Lube it up and ride it

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David, you probably should go ahead and clean your chain and than re-lube it to get rid of the rust. WD-40 works great for cleaning your wheel off if it gets grungy from the chain cleaning/lubing. El Tig


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Lube and ride, lube and ride. It should clean itself up, by summer.
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Don't worry about the rust. Clean it with wd40 and a rag.
As long the grease in the O-rings stay in, the chain should serve you well.
Spray on new chain lub aiming the inside run of the chain on the sprocket, so that the lub throws out onto the chain.

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