Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: (High Park)-Toronto, Canada
Bikes: GT Nomad, Jamis Satellite
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Ugly corrosion / salt-buildup
This winter I rode my Gt Nomad over the usually salty slush of Toronto streets. However I was only out about 8 times on the road so I didn't really feel the need to do any maintenance over the winter season. When I went to my shed this spring and pulled out my trusty steed I discovered rust and a sort of white build-up on the spokes, brake levers (the brake part not the hand lever), derailers and a few other components. The chain was totally rusted out so I replaced it, but the other components seem to have more of the white stuff than rust. There is way too much for it to just be caked on salt, it won't wash off easily.
Has anyone experienced this sort of corrosion on their bike, and if so are you aware of any way of removing this crap so I can enjoy a nice clean bike.
Thanks a bundle