Winter brings harsh conditions. Road grime, salt, sand, and slush can wreak havoc on your drivetrain. My winter commuter was abused over the summer and fall months. Getting my stubborn, grimy derailleurs to shift smoothly again was a time-consuming adventure.
Considering the fact that I was about to buy a new pair of derailleurs, though, it was cheap and worth it. I posted some good info over on another Crooked Cog Network site: Blue Collar MTB. I know quite a few readers are planning on riding through the winter. For those of us without single speed or internally geared bikes, this will probably help.
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