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Old 04-11-10, 07:55 PM   #1
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Rust in AL

Hey guys I've got a question/need some advice.

So I moved to Tuscaloosa in August last year and my 2007 Fuji Crosstown 2.0 rusted over almost instantly. Me being dumb didnt think about the humidity that I had not lived in before. Well its been sitting in a car port all winter and now both derailers look pretty hopeless. The Crosstown isnt my daily commuter so keeping it inside isnt an option (my wife already gets on me about having one in the house).
Do you think it would be worth it to get new derailers?
Is it likely to rust again in a few months? Or is there some trick to combat rust I dont know about.

I'd also like to get a mountain bike, but I am worried about the rust on that too.

Any advice/help is appreciated.

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Old 04-11-10, 09:47 PM   #2
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Oxalic Acid is the rust cure. Look for it in deck bleach at the big box, or at an old-timey hardware store.

The cure: keep your stuff inside, and/or wax it. (The wife doesn't really want you to have to buy another bike due to rust, does she?)

Looks purtier waxed, anyway.
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I know that here in FL that If I have some tools in the shed that I don't want to rust (no bikes in shed) I cover them with a box or something and put an old blanket on top of the box. Seems to work, I think the box/blanket collect the moisture and keeps it off of the tools. Don't put the blanket directly on the bike I'm pretty sure that would just collect the moisture and keep it close to the bike making it rust more.
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