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Will steel frames rust if left outside all year?


I am considering saving up for a Ritchey Outback steel gravel frameset. However, I cannot store it inside anywhere, which means it has to go outside all year. My current mtb (old 26 carbon) has the same condition and it does perfectly fine without any rust. Yet, I am a bit concerned about the frame rusting, although Ritchey support said it was lackered in some way that would prevent rust unless the paint goes off. What are your experiences - should I find some other frame, or will the frame be fine even after mud and dirt?


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