I'm building a single speed bike, and ordered parts from various different places.
My EAI Bareknuckle frame got delivered this morning, and it looks great, except for this part of the fork, that has this dried brown goop on it. It doesn't look like rust, though it smells kinda metallic. I'm not a rust expert though. Or a frame/bike expert for that matter.
Have you seen this before? How can I clean it off? Water didn't dissolve it. Not sure if using soap is a good idea.