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So you just get a really cool bike from the 1960s. It's fenders and rims are covered in rust. You just think it's done but you wonder if you can fix it. Now this instructable won't cover all problems but most. It will cover: cleaning rust, spokes, frame, chain and much more!!!!! 

Step 1: Cleaning off rust

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Now we won't need anything hard to do to clean the rust. All you will need is a Steel wool soap pad. Now get a bowl of water dip the soap pad in the water. Now get it out of the water and press the soap pad on the rust spots and run the spots 3 or 4 times. Take your time it really helps!

jkm5 years ago
to be fair, this is a decent instructable about how to CLEAN UP a bicycle. Afraid restoration is a misnomer though, and might leave readers unsatisfied. This aside, after all the soap, which lubricants do you use to prevent further rusting and nasty squeeking sounds?
shooby jkm5 years ago
Generally, grease should be used for sealed mechanisms, and oil for exposed mechanisms. So if you disassemble a wheel hub, you'd reassemble it with grease around the bearings. On the other hand, a bicycle chain should be lubricated with oil. It's important, when cleaning, to avoid using grease solvents like WD-40. These can cause grease to drip from sealed mechanisms, and to replace it requires full disassembly.
arex shooby3 months ago

And WD40 is really meant to be a solvent, not a lubricant. There's really not enough oil in it for long-term, heavy-duty lubrication. TriFlow or RemOil are much better alternatives.