Our 2 Downtube 8-H bikes are 3 months old. They are stored onboard a boat in the Downtube Carry Bags. We put them in the carry bags and stow them when we move the boat. We keep them set up on deck and lift them on and off often when we are berthed. The bikes are our only land vehicles and they easily triple the distance we can walk from the boat. We tow our dock cart when the load is to big for the racks or backpacks. The bikes are exposed to sand and damp salty air and look great so far.
Couple times a week