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Two questions(8 posts)

Two questionsMaverick
Sep 26, 2001 8:53 AM
1.) I've got a very small nick (about 1 mm) in the paint on my steel frame. Is this enough to start to rust? How can i repair a nick so small without chipping away more paint?

2.) I ride in shorts (no knee warmers) until the temps dip into the lower 50's or so. My legs don't get cold and my knees don't hurt. Could i be damaging my knees and not realizing it or should i just go by comfort?

thanks y'all
re: Two questionsDog
Sep 26, 2001 9:10 AM
any bare spot of steel can rust; touch it up with matching paint, or at least clearcoat or clear nail polish

I ride bare legged down into the 40's, with no problems. I'd just warm up plenty. But, I imagine people can vary. I'd stop it if it hurts.

Rust never sleeps. Fix it now.MB1
Sep 26, 2001 9:16 AM
I like to dress warm from the top down. My legs seem to stay warm longer than my upper body probably since they are doing most of the work.
re: Two questionsraboboy
Sep 26, 2001 10:12 AM
1. Take care of it quick. Rust can start in the smallest of places.

2. Go with comfort. You body will let you know if it is cold. Be sure not to mistake comfort with numbness. ;)
re: auto touch up paint and leg warmers for 1st few miles. nmdzrider
Sep 26, 2001 10:13 AM
Thanks - Bianchi Green Paint?maverick
Sep 26, 2001 10:50 AM
Any idea where to find something close to the celeste green finish?
Bianchi Celeste Touch up PaintPoulidor
Sep 26, 2001 12:17 PM
The bianchi website ( carries both touch up paint in a small bottle as well as in spray cans. Old Ford pickup trucks used to be painted a green that is very close to celeste. I believe that someone on this board posted that you can find touch up paint for old Ford pickups in auto supply stores. I'm not sure about that but I do remember seeing it posted several months ago. Good luck.
Thanks - Bianchi Green Paint?Debby
Sep 27, 2001 12:16 PM
$4.95 per bottle.