When it is important to make sure your bike is protected from the wet weather, as rainwater can have a number of effects on your bike.
What happens when bikes get wet?
Many bikes just simply aren’t designed for outdoor living and need protecting from the elements when they aren’t in use. If you leave your bike out in the rain for long periods of time, without giving it any love, care or attention, you’ll find that your bike will start to suffer and this could end up costing you a pretty penny. When your bike is constantly exposed to wet weather conditions and you don’t keep on top of your bike maintenance, rust and mechanical faults may start to appear. This is because when it rains, water will find its way into every nook and cranny and if your bike doesn’t have stainless steel parts, this process will be accelerated further.
If your bike happens to get wet what should you do?
When your bike gets rained on you should do the following to keep it in top condition:
- Dry your bike.
- Clean the chain, chainrings and cassette.
- Lubricate the drivetrain, brakes and cables.
- Store your bike somewhere dry!
How can you store a bike out of the rain?
If you don’t already have a garage or shed and need somewhere to store your bike out of the rain, there are two options that will keep your bike protected.
- Bring it inside.
- Get a secure bike shed.
Depending on the space you have available, one of these options may be better for you than the other.
If you don’t have any outdoor space, storing your bike inside could be your only option. Storing a bike inside the home isn’t ideal for many people as this could mean dragging dirt throughout your home or tackling staircases.
Alternatively you can keep your bike stored outside and still keep it protected from the wet weather. Asgard metal storage units are weatherproof and have been proven to keep rain out. What’s even better is that these steel bike sheds are available in a number of sizes, so you can find the perfect bike store.
The Asgard range of storage units offer fantastic garden security, as they feature pick-resistant locks and a variety of locking mechanisms that are designed to help keep your bikes and accessories safe. With help from Asgard, you can now keep your bike outside, leaving safe and dry until your next ride.