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Framesaver & Other Options?(4 posts)

Framesaver & Other Options?zelig
Dec 8, 2001 8:32 AM
I'm taking delivery of two custom steel bikes in the next few weeks and thinking about rust preventation as I live in the UK.

1) Does anyone know where I can get Framesaver in the UK?

2) If not, who can I mailorder Framesaver from in the US?

3) Any good ideas for an alternative such as WD-40 or other spray lubes?

Thanks in advance.
re: Framesaver & Other Options?Krill
Dec 8, 2001 9:40 AM
Framesaver is available in the UK, I would think most shops or your builder would know where. There is a framebuilding supply house in Kent called Ceeway that carries all sorts of these bits. There are alternatives to Framesaver, none good in my opinion.
re: Framesaver & Other Options?peloton
Dec 8, 2001 9:43 AM
I like JP Weigle's framesaver myself. I don't see why you couldn't find it in England. If not, I'm sure you could mail order it from the US from numerous mail order places. It's pretty common stuff. WD-40 will just dry out, and leave no protection. WD-40 is really only for water displacement (hence the WD) once water is already on or in something. The JP Weigle's framesaver coats the inside of the tubes to prevent rust, and lasts a long time. You do need to use it on a frame that is completely stripped though, so use it before you build up the bike.
Dec 8, 2001 12:06 PM
it's less messy, somewhat easier to apply and VERY effective. I don't know if you can find it in the UK, though. Works great for me on my old steel frames up here in the rainy Pacific Northwest. Or, if you have access to an air compressor, oil works great--you just need the compressed air to make sure it gets spread around evenly.