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Drop Handlebar
#1
Is there any way of cleaning out rust in them. Its not much but I hate to order a new drop handlebar unless I have too. Is there any thing I can pour in it to remove rust or would it be better to order a new one. Any help on this will help thanks.
My dad always told me a Sledge a matic can fix any thing.
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#2
If it's a chrome handlebar you can sometimes get it off with a little steel wool and oil, as demonstrated in this video: http://bikeride.com/rust-removal/
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#3
On the outside Alex's answer is the #1 best way! On the inside, well I never heard so far of that being done. Only thing I can think of it to spray Liquid Wrench in one end turn it around until it drips from the other end. Then use this handy dandy little tool http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000YBAKVO or similar.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#4
Hmmm another good idea you have Bill maybe my gun cleaning kit will work Thanks Alex I'll try both may it can be save sure hope so.
My dad always told me a Sledge a matic can fix any thing.
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#5
+1 on the gun cleaning kit. I have an asortment of steel brushes like that, one I use frequently for cleaning out seat tubes that get stuck.
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