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    Frame Saver and steel bike

    Have any of you frame saved your bike? If so, how far down did you strip the bike? There are different thoughts ranging from 'the bike needs to be completely stripped' to 'just take out the seatpost and remove the fork'.
    Who's done it, and how did you do it?
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    Frame Saver and steel bike

    I save all my frames. The whole thing. Always. I never stray from this praxis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb65 View Post
    I save all my frames. The whole thing. Always. I never stray from this praxis.
    Do you completely disassemble your bike?

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    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spirit4earth View Post
    Have any of you frame saved your bike? If so, how far down did you strip the bike? There are different thoughts ranging from 'the bike needs to be completely stripped' to 'just take out the seatpost and remove the fork'.
    Who's done it, and how did you do it?
    Thanks!
    Check this Surly link:

    Spews | The Information Hole | Surly Bikes

    TZ
    Geriatric mountain biker and trail maintainer... ...with digital braking!

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    I emailed Surly, and the guy there confirmed that it's okay to do it with the bb in place. I'll just do it a bit at a time, and that will be better than nothing.
    "Geologic time includes now."

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    Got the FS today. Their instructions for a complete bike are to just spray in the seat tube and in one of the water bottle screw holes. I did this, and a little extra. I strongly recommend doing exactly what they say, and no more. Better yet, just wait until your next complete overhaul and do it then. The stuff is indeed a little messy and unpredictable!
    "Geologic time includes now."

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