Join Date: May 2007
Bikes: 1996 Trek 930, 198? Bianchi Giro, 1998 Cannondale RT300, 19?? Gary Fisher
Rusty Chainstay bridge.
The chainstay bridge on my commuter is rusting. The paint is bubbled up.
The bike is a 1996 Trek 930 with about 6000 miles. Nothing special but I do ride it daily.
What should I do?
Just keep riding until the bridge rusts through and then get another frame?
Sand and paint with black Rustoleum? (ugh)
Sand the rusty area, prime and spot paint black? I do have an air compressor and a detail spray gun. Still the costs are significant. I've got some black base coat and a quart kit of clear. I'd need to buy primer, reducer and some odd and ends. I'd guess about $40
I don't think it will be cost effective to replace the bridge. I don't have any welding tools. I could send the frame out for repair, but is this frame worth the expense? The complete bike was $500 11 years ago.
Last edited by Andrew*Debbie; 06-01-07 at 07:00 AM.