How bad is it for a bike to be outside 100% of the time? v.newbie

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  1. drumbandit

    drumbandit New Member

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    Other than the chance of it being stolen.

    I live in an apartment in the student "ghetto" basically with no garage. There isn't covered parking available either. Of course I will store it in my parents garage during the winter but I live on campus.

    I haven't bought a bike yet (still looking) but I hope to trade up as soon as I am ready.
     
  2. jtl090179

    jtl090179 Oh I get it, yeah. He's the girl, then you're the OT Supporter

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    mine is pretty much outside all of the time too, but i always keep it covered with a rain/sun tarp. id like to know this as well
     
  3. s2k

    s2k OT Supporter

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    bike cover, or if you live on ground floor you can put it in your living room or kitchen or something
     
  4. machine81

    machine81 New Member

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    Mine's outside with a cover over it. It's doing fine. I've only had it for 4 months though.
     
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    bikes are easy to steal. Thats my only worry.
     
  6. jtl090179

    jtl090179 Oh I get it, yeah. He's the girl, then you're the OT Supporter

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    bikes dont really get stolen around here, not for parts at least, thats one good thing i guess. but it does hail every once in a while and we do get a few tornadoes coming through
     
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    My bike was stolen from the apartment with a cover on it. I would not have a bike at an apartment again unless I had at least something to lock it to.
     
  8. V!

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    I leave mine outside 100% of the time
     
  9. Esp69st

    Esp69st Who's talking about OIL... bitch you cooking

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    I leave mine outside 100% of the time,,, too... :mamoru:

    as long as you keep it clean waxed it should be okey.
     
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    Esp69st Who's talking about OIL... bitch you cooking

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    get one of those Kryptonite steal cable chain locks...
     
  11. mnewell

    mnewell Lucy.

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    Leaving a bike outside, all the time, is a quick way to make the condition of a bike deteriorate very rapidly (especially here in Washington).

    At the very least, put a cover on the bike if you are going to store it outside.
     
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    That or they makes thoes locks that go through the drills on the brake rotors... put three of thoes on it. I
    f they get it, well they deserve it...
     
  13. machine81

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    I use an On Guard disc lock w/ reminder cable on my bike. I also make sure to turn the handlebars and put the ignition in the "lock" position. If they're getting the bike they're gonna have to pick it up. Plus, the parking at my apartment wouldn't really allow a truck to get near the bike so they'd have to carry the bike a ways.

    But really, if it sits outside someone could take it. You just gotta do your best to deter the thief and make sure your bike is insured.
     
  14. RexPokinghorn

    RexPokinghorn There's nothing on God's black asphalt faster than

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    It depends on where you live. I've had my R1 outside right in front my front door (lol) for over a year now and the paint's just fine.
     

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