Yes grammarians in the audience, I know I spelled assault wrong in the title. Take a look at this picture and I will explain -
I stepped in the alley behind my place this morning and was greeted by a "crunch." It was not snow crunching under my feet, it was salt. All the white stuff in the photo above is salt. When I moved to the Northeast 10 years ago I was unfamiliar with the use of salt on roads in the winter. When snow is in the forecast, salt is poured on the streets and sidewalks En masse.
It can be argued that this is an effective solution to snow accumulation, but it can also be brutal on a bike. So readers, this entry is a call out for hacks to help keep your bike from unduly suffering when the salt hits the streets. Do have a tactic for fighting against corrosion? Please share in comments or submit your solutions via our Submit Your Hack link.