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Was riding home from work today when it started pouring. Had about 10 miles to go and by the time I was home, even my toes were all wet. What must I do to my bike to make sure no corrosion or anything happens?

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Just bring it indoors to let it dry. Maybe reapply some chain lub. Also, maybe lube the derailer pivots, pulleys, and your pedals if they are squeaking.

Bikes don't melt when they get wet.
 

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I noticed that I have trouble shifting the rear derailleur the next day after the rain. I tried to mess with the adjustments, now it's slightly better but not perfect like before. I know that I need to loosen the cable to aid shifting to a smaller sprocket and tighten for larger sprocket, but now I have trouble shifting to larger sprocket (gotta "overshift" by pressing the lever further than the click), but when I tighten the cable till this is ok, the shifting to the smaller sprocket becomes really difficult. What should I do? Do you think the rain got in the rear derailleur and messed it all up?

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you should be able to remove the housing from the cable stops, and just slide the housing up the cable to clean / lube the cable that runs in the housing. if that makes any sense. also clean / lube the rear derailer pivots if you haven't already.
 

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This was what i noticed today (while bike was stationary):

When I tried to shift from a smaller to bigger sprocket(without pedalling), the rear derailleur did not move at all, but if i applied a little overshift, the derailleur "clicked" to the right position. Does this mean something is stuck inside?

How do I clean the cable housing just next to the rear derailleur? I suppose I have to remove the cable from the anchor?

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you can usually remove the cables without having to unbolt any allen's. When i used regular cables i would wipe them down (you really can't clean inside the housing too well). Then apply light lube on the cable and move the housing back and forth over it to get the lube in the housing.
 
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