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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 01-03-09, 01:38 PM   #1
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how do you keep a steel frame from rusting

how do you keep a steel frame from rusting
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Old 01-03-09, 01:38 PM   #2
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use Framesaver on the inside (search for more information) and if you chip the paint, put some clear nailpolish over it.

if you ride it in bad weather, let it dry out. make sure your seatpost is greased. don't leave it outside all winter..

it's not hard.
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Old 01-03-09, 01:45 PM   #3
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Don't ride it when there's any chance of it coming in contact with water. Otherwise a little bit of rust is going to be unavoidable, just don't be stupid and leave your bike outside all the time, and especially not all winter.
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Old 01-03-09, 01:55 PM   #4
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Don't ride it when there's any chance of it coming in contact with water.
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what
Yeah I see how that could be confusing, let me help.

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Don't (as in, do not do something, the opposite of doing something) ride (as in, take the bicycle in question out of your house and sit on the saddle and pedal it around either on the sidewalk or the street) it (the bicycle in question) when (during which time, or at a time when) there's any chance (as in, there is any possibility however remote. something that is theoretically possible) of it (the bicycle in question) coming in contact with (being exposed to, covered with, submerged in, or sprayed with) water (typically found in the form of rain, snow, puddles, the stuff that comes out of hoses and street cleaners, faucets, sprinklers and various other sources).
I should also have added that you should not don scuba gear and ride your bike while submerged under water.

Should be more clear, yeah?
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Old 01-03-09, 02:18 PM   #6
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he was giving a sarcastic, yet 100% true way to avoid rust, which is pretty damn hard to do 100% if you ride when it's less than ideal.
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he was giving a sarcastic, yet 100% true way to avoid rust, which is pretty damn hard to do 100% if you ride when it's less than ideal.
Thanks

If you have a bike you absolutely can't afford to get rusted (like some mint condition vintage Italian frame) then don't ride when it might rain or the roads are wet. Otherwise it's just about impossible to avoid rust 100% indefinately.
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What is this... this "frame saver" you speak of???



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he was giving a sarcastic, yet 100% true way to avoid rust, which is pretty damn hard to do 100% if you ride when it's less than ideal.
no, really?
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