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Old 04-14-12, 09:55 AM
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Hi guys, which is for you the best method to take off rust from my bike, handlebar, wheel, ...? I've read something about lime juice and metal wool...what do you think? Will I damage the steel with the steel wool?
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Old 04-14-12, 10:17 AM
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Hi guys, which is for you the best method to take off rust from my bike, handlebar, wheel, ...? I've read something about lime juice and metal wool...what do you think? Will I damage the steel with the steel wool?
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Use aluminum foil and lemon juice/WD-40/oil/water (your choice) Steel wool will damage the extremely thin layer of chrome. Chrome is a multi-step process.

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Originally Posted by Katoviola View Post
Hi guys, here the new photos...sorry
What do you think?
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For what it's worth, here is a link to a 1951 Raleigh catalog on Sheldon Brown's webpage: http://sheldonbrown.com/retroraleigh...and/index.html. Several pages are dedicated to the 'Superbe' models, and pages 12 & 13 list special features of the Superbe. Not saying yours is a '51, but most of these models didn't change much, and maybe you can track down your model. I've had to do the same research to narrow down the year of my Raleigh Sports. Good Luck, Nice Bike!
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ok, I will use foil and water...thanks Aaron. Another thing: Using the bike sometimes the chain jumps as if it misses a cog..do you think I have to change the chain or to try to take off the chainguard and see what happens...thanks again for your help...
Hi Biglee 67, thanks for the link of the catalog...I've studied it and I think that my bike is more similar ay yha Dawn tourist of page 21... maybe the old owner changed yha rear hub that us of 1976...
I'll send you more photos after some restoration...
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