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 Post subject: Re: Rusty stantions!
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 3:33 am 
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Thanks guys. I knew I would get some decent advice on here.
I'll let you know how it goes. I'm going to collect the bike on Monday and do it for him. It breaks my heart to see a good bike treated like that.
Thanks again

Dave


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 Post subject: Re: Rusty stantions!
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 8:31 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Rusty stantions!
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 12:47 pm 
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Hamerite rust remover dip is brilliant :)


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 Post subject: Re: Rusty stantions!
PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 9:43 pm 
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There is no reason they would have pitted seriously. I would take an oil soaked rag to them and see what the state of play is.


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 Post subject: Re: Rusty stantions!
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 7:24 am 
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davemev wrote:
Thanks guys. I knew I would get some decent advice on here.
I'll let you know how it goes. I'm going to collect the bike on Monday and do it for him. It breaks my heart to see a good bike treated like that.
Thanks again

Dave


My daughter did that with her bike which also had some cheap Rock Shox forks.
A rub with some oily Scotchbrite cleaned them up well enough to use but obviously they'll never be perfect again.


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 Post subject: Re: Rusty stantions!
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 7:30 pm 
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Cheap cola and scrunched up aluminium foil.

Cleaned up my chrome motorcycle exhaust fine ;-)


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 Post subject: Re: Rusty stantions!
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 10:35 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Rusty stantions!
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 3:13 pm 
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Have some zoom forks that are like this also, I find riding in the rain doesn't help either but apart from wiping down the forks after each ride, would adding gaiters help at all or would that make the rust problem worse?


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 Post subject: Re: Rusty stantions!
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 3:24 pm 
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Gaiters will stop you seeing the rust and will keep the rain off the stanchions but they'll still rust.
The only cure is either a new crown/stanchion assembly or, better still, some decent forks like a set of secondhand Marzocchis.
There are plenty around the £80 mark, here or on Fleabay.


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 Post subject: Re: Rusty stantions!
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 3:33 pm 
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