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Old 08-26-2006, 03:57 PM
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revive a chain

I've got a chain that sat around for a while got rained on acouple of time so there is surface rust everywhere. what would be the best way to revive this chain before I throw it on my bike for a measly 2 weeks while I wait for my new sprocket and chain kit to come in.
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Old 08-26-2006, 04:11 PM
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maybe clean it with the stuff you see on tv sometimes called CLR (used for household cleaning) supposed to eat away rust lime and sum else
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Old 08-26-2006, 04:38 PM
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Soak it in Automotive Transmition Fluid. It's full of cleaners and lubricaters. I did it and it was perfect.
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spray it with lube,WD-40 or your fav..cleaner/lube.. Wipe with a rag... Ride it. As long as it is not crusty with rust... it should be fine.
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Why bother. Surface rust won't affect its function.
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Old 08-27-2006, 01:37 PM
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I agree with jschmidt. You could simply hose it off with water to keep from getting all the loose rust on your hands/cloths/bike parts.
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