Preserving a Bike in Salt Air for Several Seasons

In the PaNW we dont see winters as bad as on the east coast, and we don’t salt our city streets like they do. Hence our bike apparently last winters much better. However if you live close to the water or are out there in other cold, salty wet climes, this discussion covers a lot of points on maintaining your favorite ride from salt corrosion.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?691091-Maintaining-my-bike…

Tell me more about: Rainproofing an XtraCycle

I have already regreased most of the bolts and greased the feet of the D frame that carries the FreeLoader bags. I’m bound to complete a bright yellow rain poncho with button holes for stoker bars so that I can keep rain off the groceries and don’t risk delaminating the snap deck. What other steps should I take? What have you done?