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Old 03-16-14, 02:18 PM   #1
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Headtube rust - cause for concern?

Hard to tell just how bad it is, but how much of a concern would this be? The plan is to remove the lower race, sand bare, prime, and paint.
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Old 03-16-14, 02:26 PM   #2
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It doesn't look serious; you have a lot of steel in that area. As long as there is no sign of serious corrosion on the inner tube, I think your plan to strip, prime and paint is perfect.
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It doesn't look bad to me. Provided there are no surprises when you get the cups out, as long as you get all the loose rust off and treat the area with a rust reformer before painting, it should be fine for a few more decades.
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