Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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It's not that bad. You can clean up or replace the nuts, and the chain will respond very well to some oil. The rust on the chain won't come off, but will darken and barely be noticeable. As long as you keep it oiled the rust won't get worse.
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