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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:53 pm 
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i have just bought a GT bravardo,so what do i put inside the frame to try and make it last a bit longer,
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:25 pm 
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Have you inspected it?

If you have the bottom bracket out take a look up the chain stays.

There is always some rust, if no one has sorted it. Don't panic. Pour or spray in lots of rust killer.

Drain then dry in a hot dry place.

Spray in something to coat the interior.

I use motorcycle chain wax.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:29 pm 
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nope,only got it today,i will take it apart tomoz in my van if i get chance,hope all is well with it,as it rides nice. :o :o


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:33 pm 
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The chain and seat stays tend to be made of more basic metal. If they are in decent shape it augers well.

My 2004 Jamis Dragon had thick rust inside these areas.

Actually still has, I am going to sort it after winter is done.

Rust is one of the best surface sealers there is.

As long as it is not agitated it does not progress quickly.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:36 pm 
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Take it out to dinner and after to a nice club?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:37 pm 
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highlandsflyer wrote:
Take it out to dinner and after to a nice club?



cant do that,the wife wouldnt be happy. :wink: :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:43 pm 
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By the way, that is a fing nice bike!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:11 am 
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highlandsflyer wrote:
By the way, that is a fing nice bike!


cheers,i thought that. :D :D


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