Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Represent Brooklyn NYC.
Bikes: '02 Cervelo Prodigy, '97 Olmo Gara Pista track, '03 Redline Conquest Pro
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Perserving a corroding steel frame
My beater fixed gear bike, an older Olmo Gara Pista, has a serious corrosion problem. When I bought the frame used I knew there was some corrosion occuring, and I know that once corrosion starts on a steel frame it's generally a losing battle. At the time, I figured that for $100, if it rusts out in five years, so be it, but now five years has past and I'm attached. When I pulled the bottom bracket for an overhaul today I shook out a good handful of rust flecks. So the clock is no doubt ticking on my frameset, but does anyone have a good technique for preserving a corroding steel frame? This frame has served me well for years, I'd like to get a few more yet out of it (if I can). Any advice would be much appreciated.