What to Avoid …

If you are going to ride your recumbent tricycle along the coastal areas of any salty body of water, such as an ocean, for example, be aware that rapid oxidation will be lurking in the shadows, waiting to reduce your rig to … RUST! Check out these two photographs, where rust got a hold on my ride by the time 19 days at the ocean had elapsed. Fortunately, no other areas of the trike were affected – just the pedals and the drivechain. Click to view enlargement:

Chain Rust Pedal Rust