Brake, down

Well that's the 4th time this year, must be a real problem.

I went to go out my race bike and the rear brake had seized solid. So 5-weeks after I got back from Sierra to the Sea, I unpacked my road bike to use that instead, bad news, same problem.

So another side effect of being a heavy sweater is rear brake rot. Not sure how to stop it, but it looks like I'm going to have tol strip the rear brake and clean weekly.

It also looks like the lugs on the frame are not doing so well, so I'm going to have strip them, repaint and then grease.

The good news here is that my terrible ride about a month ago out to New Braunfels was almost certainly caused by the brake issue. While I can remember stopping early in the ride, it never occurred to me that it would have stiffened up enough... But looking back and at my heart data, speed, and elevation, it makes perfect sense.

Anyone got any tips for stopping brake rot?
Jesus dude
I mean, I ride my bike on the trainer alot, I sweat alot, and I even pee on my bike during races - but I've never had that issue with my rear brake... can you maybe post a pic of the area (of the bike...) ? I'm guessing a little fairing made out of part of a plastic milk gallon somehow affixed to the seat tube should solve the issue for the most part...
Re: Jesus dude
Yeah, this is linked to the discussion about absorption rate, I don't think you understand HOW much I sweat. Based on my ride of 2-weeks ago, given I was 5lbs down and drank the equivalent of 7x 750ml, and I know I have to drink a minimum of 2lt per hour... its a huge problem.

If I sit or stand in one place on a hard floor after any exercise more than a 5k, within a couple of minutes it looks like I've pee'd myself, not just wet but a real, sizable puddle.

I'm going to try to glue a small rubber fairing around the brake lug on my race bike and see how that works. The real answer though is to get a frame that has internal/integral cable routing. It also gets in the seat post but its less of a problem. With the brake it effects everything. The lug starts to break up/off, the cable gets stuck in the housing, and the sweat makes its way into the connector that attaches to the brake and that seizes up as well. My race bike also has a crappy change which I need to change before Longhorn.
My race bike also has a crappy change which I need to change before Longhorn.

a crappy what?

Yeah, that's alot of sweat. Wow.
Re: Wow
chain... sorry responded on my phone and can't see much of the text.