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I think that polishing paste like Mother's Magnesium and Aluminum should be your first choice. If the result is not good enough, at least you will be sure that you didn't do any damage to the surface like you can do with wrong sand paper or metal wool. I would use sanding of any kind only when some scraping of the surface is necessary, to remove nicks and ...
Honestly, I would find it difficult to compete with a properly-treated steel bike with regard to cost, durability and repairability. Several manufacturers are moving to ED coating, which is essentially a plating process applied to the bare metal of the frame. Because its composition is typically metallic, you can powder coat or paint over it. I own two ...
Frame sizing is a somewhat complicated issue. Basically, the only way to know for sure if any bike will fit you is to give it a test ride. This is especially true of one that is questionable from the get-go. There are two big reasons for this: Different people have different proportions. Just because someone is the same height as you doesn't necessarily ...
I use hockey tape to protect my right chain stay from chain slap. One inch wide by 98 feet of tape for less than 3 bucks! Should work well for what you need? http://www.hockeymonkey.com/hockeytape.html
Get some Factory Effex Frame Protection Material, It's a vinyl that you just stick to you frame. You can get it in Black, Clear, or Carbon.
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