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Rust spots on Steel Frame(2 posts)

Rust spots on Steel FrameServerMonkey
May 5, 2002 3:26 PM
Well while going through my parents garage I found my old Bridgestone RB-2 frame (1990, I know only 10 years.. not quite a "classic"). Since I have enough 105 stuff in my bike parts box, I decided to take it home and rebuild it and use it as a commuter/city bike, nothing fancy.

My question is I can see some rust spots on the front and rear drop outs and in the threads of the BB and seatpost bolt. IMHO it's just cosmetic rust. How should I get rid of it? Should I grab the Dremel and get rid of it, or do something chemical wise.


Also another un-related question. How can you tell the difference between English/Italian threads.. Other than looking at the downtube and looking at the name?
re: Rust spots on Steel Framegtx
May 5, 2002 8:29 PM
here's the stuff for rust

an English bb shell is 68 mm wide, Italian 70. The B-stone is English.

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