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Old 07-29-11, 10:58 AM   #1
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surface rust

I scored an older MTB from my buddies garage (trek 830) and was going to clean her up. The chainrings and chain are a bit rusty as are a few bits of surface rust here and there. I have perused the internet and bike forumes and found many solutions from lemon juice, WD-40 (which I always think is evil), vinegar, CLR and so on.

What do you do to remove rust and not damage components? Any other tips would be awesome. I plan on pulling her apart and working on some bearing soon after.
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Old 07-29-11, 12:59 PM   #2
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What do you do to remove rust and not damage components? Any other tips would be awesome.
On chains and chainrings? If I can be bothered - steel wire brush, then oil. Good enough.
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Old 07-29-11, 02:50 PM   #3
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WD-40 is good stuff!
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