Bicycle frame construction, selection, maintenance, and repair.

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non-steel frames and longevity

Until recently, I had a late 80's Schwinn aluminum frame bike (now a thief has a 80's Schwinn aluminum frame bike, but that's another story). I had heard a number of horror stories about early ...
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Dealing with rust on a steel frame

I have a small spot of rust on the bottom side of my steel frame's top tube (Columbus Niobium tubing). It's from abrasion during transport that I didn't notice until it was too late. The spot is ...
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How to prepare a frame for a new paintjob

I want to have my bike frame repainted. What should I do before I give it to the paint shop? How would they like to have it prepared?