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Rust inside my steel frame tubes. Any suggestions?(3 posts)

Rust inside my steel frame tubes. Any suggestions?SGrouts
Mar 9, 2003 1:34 PM
I own a Columbus Genious steel frame for 9 months now. I ride in the rain once a week and today i removed the BB (Shimano UN72) and saw rust in all four tubes (seattube, downtube and two chainstays). Is this normal? What should i do? The BB body (of the frame i mean) is not rusted only the tubes.

P.S the Shimano BB was so rusty and in the begining i thought that the rust was coming from the bb, but when i cleaned it i saw that it is still like new. So the rust is coming from the inner of the tubes!
re: Rust inside my steel frame tubes. Any suggestions?MR_GRUMPY
Mar 9, 2003 3:48 PM
Steel frames need some sort of rust preventive. Either pick up a can of "Frame Saver", or save some money and buy a quart of Linseed Oil at any paint store. All tubes must be coated on their insides. Even the stays.
re: Rust inside my steel frame tubes. Any suggestions?kickoi_bikerdude
Mar 10, 2003 6:45 PM
I used WD-40 in my newly built up old steel frame bike. Sprayed all the tubes and let it drip dry for 2 days before putting on the parts. Is this also on par with Linseed Oil?