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need home-made frame-saver recipe....(9 posts)

need home-made frame-saver recipe....philippec
Jun 17, 2003 7:44 AM
I'm about to do some mid-season overhauls on 2 steel bikes and would like to apply some kind of rust prevention treatment to the inside of the tubes. I can't get framesaver where I live and was wondering what home-made recipes exist out there. From what I understand, hot linseed oil should be the base but what other nasty things can I mix in to a. ensure that rust stays away and b. the mixture does not blow up in my face and/or burn down my work area...



Are you the Professor on Gilligans Island?the bull
Jun 17, 2003 7:56 AM
Can you not order some?
Just wondering what you mean by "cant get framesaver where I live"?
Are you the Professor on Gilligans Island?philippec
Jun 17, 2003 8:00 AM
I live in France and no-one ships frame-saver by air to here ... and my friends think I'm more like Gilligan.


Just use linseed oilMR_GRUMPY
Jun 17, 2003 7:58 AM
Riders have been using it for 100 years.
Lineoleum, linseed oil solidified by oxidation...Akirasho
Jun 17, 2003 2:23 PM
... ditto (boiled)linseed oil...

Be the bike.
re: need home-made frame-saver recipe....cyclopathic
Jun 17, 2003 10:26 AM
just use some petrol bazed thiner, it helps to penetrate rust.

I'd recommend to check auto product store/catalogue, esp for restoration. They sell equivalent for a few bucks a gallon I've used it to treat rocker panels on Triumph
hey PhilippePeterRider
Jun 19, 2003 10:40 AM
... si tu me dis exactement ce qu'il te faut, je peux l'acheter et te l'envoyer (remboursement en euros me convient).

hey Philippephilippec
Jun 19, 2003 1:12 PM
merci, mais le probleme semble etre avec la poste qui n'accepte pas d'envoyer ce produit car trop dangereux -- va savoir!


Jun 19, 2003 3:45 PM
je viens d'acheter des composants campy chez sdeals en Angleterre, le paquet a ete ouvert par la douane. Ils doivent etre encore plus sensibles pour les produits qui peuvent exploser... bien que je me sois deja fait envoyer du fromage et des saucisses :-)