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The effects of rust are typically overstated. Where is you concern? Remove rust (or replace the parts) on moving components such as chains and cables, they will run smoother, more efficiently and quieter. On non-moving surfaces such as frame and handle bars etc, forget about it. Under normal use high quality steel gets nothing more than cosmetic rusting, ...


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When I was doing bike rehab for Christmas Anonymous I saw many bikes like this. It can be good or it can be bad, depending on how much weather it's seen. First thing is to do the obvious -- wash it (we used a power washer), clean & oil the chain, clean and oil the derailers. If it's been in the weather enough then the cables will rusted solid and will ...


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The best way to remove rust from steel or cast iron is by electrolysis, period! See the links below, but a few points need to be emphasized first: DO wear rubber, latex or other waterproof gloves DO wear old clothes, cuz the solution will stain just about anything! DON'T put the solution where it can be kicked or spilled, it will leave a killer stain! ...


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Framesaver is really hard to get, also sucks to breathe and get on the skin, I would use linseed oil instead, apply it pretty much the same, break frame down squirts some down all tubes and rotate bike all around for an even coating, the linseed will cake on the steel and leave a residue that's harmless to steels but will protect from oxide. Linseed oil can ...



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