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Water in my steel frame...(4 posts)

Water in my steel frame...bc165
Nov 16, 2003 1:15 PM
Went out in the rain last weekend and during the week I noticed yellow-brown water stains around the back wheel and hub (I'm pretty sure my shorts were clean, but I could be mistaken!!!). Could have come from the allen wrenches in the seatbag, but then after going over the bike more closely I noticed that there was water coming out of the holes (presumably drip holes) in the chain stays. Is there something I should be doing to deal with water inside the frame? I dried the bike after the ride. Is it best, as a rule, to hang the bike? If so, do you hang it by the front wheel or upside down?
Thanks in advance
Not a good thing, howeverLone Gunman
Nov 16, 2003 2:34 PM
Doubtful that it will have a long term effect on the frame, but you should still clean it out. Mark your seat post and remove it, hang the bike upside down water will drain to gravity unless it is trapped. Your BB is sealed, the outer shell will probably get stained from the rusty water and the threads should be okay providing they were greased at installation of the BB. The only way to be sure is to do it yourself. It is kind of a once a year thing to do, remove the crank and BB, clean everthing out and respray. I have bought JP Weigle frame saver and sprayed it inside my tubes, it should prevent rusting, can also use Boesheild or some other rust preventer spray. The holes by the way are not drain holes, they are for venting during welding process.
BB drainhole...good to have...NMRusty Coggs
Nov 16, 2003 5:45 PM
Check this out...Chicago_Steve
Nov 17, 2003 6:54 AM
Complements of Mike Tea (or Mike T) over on MTBr (one in the same...)

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