Mountain Biking - Anti-corrosion Spray
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I just recently cleaned my mountain bike--using mild detergent for the frame, degreaser for the chain, and lube for the chain. I have just one question and I hope any of you out there can answer for me:
What is the best brand of anti-corrosion spray can I use in order to prevent my mountain bike parts from rusting?
I do not know of one. Some of the only solutions I know is one: Ti bolts (a bit risky is some areas and expensive) or two: stainless steel.
09-08-03, 02:39 PM
I'm not sure, either. I know that JP Weigle's Frame Saver works well inside steel frames, but it'll gunk your parts up really bad if you try to use it on them. What's rusting?
09-08-03, 07:55 PM
For drivetrain parts, oil based chain lubes have good rust fighting properties. I use Prolink.
JP Weigle's is supposed to be good for steel framess. I've never worried about, or had much trouble with light rust on the bolt heads. For nut and bolt threads you could use lightweight cycling grease.
Try CorrosionX. They have a regular and heavy. Both work killer as they are made for marine environments. They have a lighter lube for chains, bearings etc. The first ones I mentioned are for corrosion protection not chain lube.
09-09-03, 09:01 AM
I usually don't worry about surface rust on bolt and such, but if you're anal about that sort of stuff, you could apply some clear nail polish to those areas.
09-09-03, 09:29 AM
You really need to genetically modify componentry to get it corrosion/rust resistant. I put all my parts into buckets of salt water and berate them for about 1 hour a day. So far, no luck. But it must be a generational thing...sooner or later they will come around.
Moral of the story: nothing is permanent. Release your tight grips on things that are already escaping this mortal coil. And buck up and buy new parts when needed.
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