Thanks All! One last detail which I briefly touched on. I rode around in salty, oily, shit filled floodwaters for a total of about an hour. Does that change your opinions? I did cleanup up afterwards. I suppose bearings and most other items need to be sealed because they are external and often exposed during trail riding...
Originally Posted by vtbob
+1 on what steveman said.
You can do more for the fun of it...of if paying some one is no issue.
doing a deep stream crossing or riding on salty roads here in New England is more hazardous that what you have been exposed to.