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Re: Quality bicycles [Re: A C] #361925
12/17/09 06:53 PM
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I have the normal local bike, ride it a lot.
It cost $240 Bz, still works, and is 3 years old.
Looks awful, is very rusty, seat is fine, chain looks icky but moves (love that WD40), tires never blew.
This bike thing should not be a major event - buy one, ride it and get a new one when you need it. Enjoy the ride - it's so much fun!!

Re: Quality bicycles [Re: Diane Campbell] #361927
12/17/09 07:02 PM
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Gunk Liquid Wrench - Cycle Chain Lube. Buy it use it, not all the hardware stores carry it so you'll have to check around. This stuff is formulated for motorcycle chains so it stays on very well.

Hose your bike down with fresh water anytime it's been run through puddles or weekly. Hit any rust spots that appear with Ospho (be very careful with Ospho it eats skin and everything else).

Re: Quality bicycles [Re: SimonB] #361934
12/17/09 08:15 PM
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If you use Ospho you have to paint afterwards, as the chemical removes any of the grease that might have inhibited rust.

Re: Quality bicycles [Re: Peter Jones] #361935
12/17/09 08:19 PM
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Simon knows all


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Re: Quality bicycles [Re: Ernie B] #361938
12/17/09 08:41 PM
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Ospho creates a chemical protective coating that doesn't need paint over it...only for appearance.

Re: Quality bicycles [Re: SP Daily] #361943
12/17/09 10:11 PM
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Not in my experience, and I've used a lot of it here over the years.

Re: Quality bicycles [Re: Peter Jones] #361962
12/18/09 08:14 AM
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My main experience is it is with the 2 wheel dollies we use for deliveries. Everytime they show some rust I hit it with Ospho and that's it. It's only once a year that I strip them down and repaint. Same thing with my bike and motorcycle.

We also use it on the boats at TMM to remove rust stains from stainless steel stanchions and then wipe it off. No need to repaint.

If you were applying it to a greased surface I could see where you would run into problems if it wasn't thoroughly degreased first.

Re: Quality bicycles [Re: SimonB] #362001
12/18/09 10:47 AM
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We have a very similar product in England, I suspect chemically identical. I once painted some pitting chrome bolt heads with it and then left them, thinking that would be the end of it. But when I checked a month or two later, all the chrome had gone and the whole was one mass of rust.

I've also used it here to paint rusting "stainless" steel, with the same result. So now I do what they say, which is to wash it off then paint.

Re: Quality bicycles [Re: A C] #362027
12/18/09 03:47 PM
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Let Moose tell you about his bicycle.....I believe he replaced EVERYTHING...over a period of years.

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