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    Rust proofing

    Hi,

    Hopefully I'll be taking delivery of a Surly 1x1 next week (pink 20" )
    As everyone knows, the frame is steel and I'm wondering if it's worth rust proofing the inside of the tubes.

    Has anyone else done this with there frame or had problems with corrosion?

    I'm in Holland which does not have the same climate as Utah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Bob
    Hi,

    Hopefully I'll be taking delivery of a Surly 1x1 next week (pink 20" )
    As everyone knows, the frame is steel and I'm wondering if it's worth rust proofing the inside of the tubes.

    Has anyone else done this with there frame or had problems with corrosion?

    I'm in Holland which does not have the same climate as Utah!
    J.P. Weigle Frame Saver is cheap insurance.

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    I've used new motor oil before

    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil
    J.P. Weigle Frame Saver is cheap insurance.
    Built a couple of steel hardtails, and preped the frames as follows:

    Seal all exits on the raw frame and pour some in the seat tube, then roll it around, and let it rest in several different positions before draining thoroughly.

    Cheaper than Frame Saver, but then again, Frame Saver isn't that expensive anyway. I already had the oil, so what the heck. I've heard this motor-oil technique endoresed by a few different framebuilders.

    JMJ

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    A shot of WD-40 in each tube will stop rust. The WD-40 will wick throughout the tube and completely cover the inside. It works so well that two years from now you will still be collecting dirt around the vent holes from the WD-40 wicking out. Cheap, easy, and effective.

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    ditto

    $12-15/can, treats 3-4 frames. The el cheapo alternative is supposedly linseed oil.

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