This Instructable is inspired by a tip from Uruwaza: Secret Everyday Tips and Tricks from Japan
), a book that we keep around the office. Flipping through it one day, I noticed that they had an interesting method for removing rust from a bike, and I thought I'd give it a try. Working with Jessy
, we took a tip from the book in another direction and successfully removed the rust from bikes quickly and easily.
We used it on the chain as well as the other metal parts, and it worked well; however, after discussing with some bike experts and receiving comments about it, it has been determined that using it on the chain is a little risky. If you properly clean off the acid (by rinsing and drying thoroughly), it should be fine, but remnant acid could weaken the chain. So be careful!