Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:19 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Framesaver
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 5:04 pm 
Pumpy's Bear
Pumpy's Bear
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:03 pm
Posts: 8145
Location: Hereford
I'm thinking that I should use Framesaver or similar - any advice of what product to use?

And are there any that only require only partial dismantling as otherwise with 6 steel frames it could be a very long process!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 5:33 pm 
Concours Judge
Concours Judge
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2005 3:59 pm
Posts: 8171
Location: a proper EU country
Hi Ed,

I use Mike Sander (grease, needs to be heated to 100°) or FluidFilm (oil, various thicknesses) for all my steel bikes (and my car). I spray it with a compressor and gun ...or go with an aerosol can FluidFilm AS-R. The aerosol can is of course by far the most convenient for a cyclist. The can comes with two nossles. With one of them you can spray through the little holes that non sealed frames have in rear triangle and forks. For an additional euro you get a 60cm long nossle. With that piece you can do seattube and toptube from seattube out (if hole is large enough). Downtube can be approached through the bottlemounts. The stuff will creep forever as it never becomes solid. A 40 µm layer will be left that doesn't wash away easily.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 6:01 pm 
Pumpy's Bear
Pumpy's Bear
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:03 pm
Posts: 8145
Location: Hereford
Thanks Melvin, the aerosol based one sounds like just the job!

However I've done a quick search and can't find the product in the UK, you (or anyone else) don't happen to know what it or an equivalent product might be called here?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:27 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:14 pm
Posts: 3855
Location: Somerset
Dinitrol.

Search for frosts on the 'net, classic car restoration folk. Very good stuff and comes in a can with a cool diffuser head that sprays round in a spiral to give full coverage.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 11:01 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:27 pm
Posts: 91
Location: Thatcham,Berks,UK
you can buy a can of frame saver from 18bikes in Hope for a tenner and will do 6 bikes for that.I did 2 recently and was very easy(although you can't see in the tubes to see what has happened).I did the seat tube and crossbar after removing the seatpost.The downtube and chainstays from the BB area and the seatstays from some drain holes.I found that on a previous frame,I used spray waxoil and after about six months the BB was creaking badly.After removing my Campag Chorus BB found two circular areas of the theaded section were completely eaten away,in the shape of the seatstays,so never used that stuff again


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: kyle888, russmeyer and 31 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group