I just recently bought an used 2002 Specialized HardRock Comp. I really like the bike, especially the red color and all. It does have several paint chips, mostly tiny ones that don't feel too worried about. But there are a couple of decent size ones on the front tubing that holds the headset where the logo is. The concern I have with those is that it looks as if the chips have worn down to the metal so I'm worried about any possible rust or corrosion.
Is that something I need to be concerned with, besides the appearance of the chips? Will they rust and/or damage the frame in terms of structural stability, etc?
How would you manage these chips? And in terms of aesthetics do you use paint or decals to cover them up?
Thanks so much!