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What I ride:
Cruiser
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Around Town
About me:
Inherited a lovely Dunelt a few summers ago & am hoping to gain insight on care & maintenance via the Chainlink. Just joined the BBC, too.

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At 5:27pm on May 18, 2010, Martha Williams said…
the rhythm section unites!
At 9:44am on June 2, 2009, globalguy said…
Also check out Sheldon Brown's website on basic maintenance & repairs here!



At 11:31am on May 29, 2009, John said…
Hi Lauren -

Amazingly, it must have been someone else on a black Dunelt I met on the mass. Who would have thought? I now know of at least three in the city.

Old toothbrushes are invaluable for cleaning and detailing bikes. Extra-fine steel wool (0000) moistened with WD-40 will take off rust without damaging the chrome plating. I've learned that nonabrasive metal polish (I use aluminum polish as it is made for soft metal) works wonders on old paint, removing the oxidation and shining up the enamel like new. Several people have asked me where I had my old bike repainted.

Maybe some sort of "spring bike cleaning" event could be scheduled - open to anyone wanting to do the same things you are. I'd be glad to bring supplies and tools.
At 9:25am on May 23, 2009, Lee Diamond said…
First attempt`should be "Zep commercial stain remover". You can get it at Home Depot or most hardware stores. Use a brass brush, wear gloves, and test a spot first. This stuff is not as harsh as many options, but still do the work in a well-ventilated area. Rinse with water, dry then repaint. Automotive paint for big areas and Testors-type model paint for small spots. The cleaned metal needs to be painted or it will rust again quickly. I have more severe treatment options if thi fails you....cheers!
At 11:05pm on May 22, 2009, John said…
Hi Lauren - welcome to Chainlink and the BBC! I think I met you on CCm a month or so ago - you opted not to lead the ride when you were out in front ;-)

You have a great bike and rust removal is easy. I cleaned up a 58 year old similar bike and would be happy to share tips at your convenience.
At 3:44pm on May 22, 2009, Lee Diamond said…
Yay Lauren! Rust removal is a specialty of mine! I have a variety of potions and techniques...happy to share all of the above!
 
 
 

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