1. The most important thing about buying a new bike is to make sure it fits. The only way you'll know if the bike is right for you is to size up the bike and make sure that the bike's geometry matches your body's geometry. Ask questions and do some research.
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2. If possible, try to find a shop that will let you demo the bike on real dirt. Five minutes in a parking lot won't cut it. You wouldn't buy a car without a real world test drive, and a bike should be no different.
3. Don't belive the hype. Just because your favorite rider or best friend rides a certain bike, that doesn't mean that's the best one for you. Have an open mind and be realistic about your needs and ability.
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  1. #1
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    Linseed Oil to prep a new Frame?

    OK, this is my first bike build. Im hoping my frame arrives soon. A surly OGRE.
    I read that Linseed oil is good for coating the inside, and I already have some. Is that good or should I get Rust Oleum or something?
    Im 56, and so Ill probably die before the frame goes anyway.

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    I've used Framesaver and LPS3 on various steel bikes.

  3. #3
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    May 2005
    I use wd40 specialist. I'm pretty sure it's the same as framesaver. Easier to find.
    I respray every summer.

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