Rust in rear wheel

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Pinarretta, Apr 25, 2004.

  1. Pinarretta

    Pinarretta Bus driver

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2002
    Oddometer:
    459
    Location:
    Morrison, CO
    I decided to change my own tires thanks to this group.
    So I remove the rear wheel and see this accumulation of rust.

    What's the conventional wisdom on how to handle this?

    Attached Files:

    • rust.jpg
      rust.jpg
      File size:
      106.1 KB
      Views:
      244
    #1
  2. BARB

    BARB Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Oddometer:
    2,892
    Location:
    ANCHORAGE, ALASKA
    Clean it before you put it back together. Barb
    #2
  3. Pinarretta

    Pinarretta Bus driver

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2002
    Oddometer:
    459
    Location:
    Morrison, CO
    Done that. I guess I was looking for any tips on prevention.
    Anyone try any coatings? Or do I just keep cleaning it up every tire change?

    Oh yeah, the bike's just over 2 years old.
    #3
  4. Ruskie

    Ruskie Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2003
    Oddometer:
    29,237
    Go to a West Marine Store or buy on line some "Corrosion Block". Give it a good douche' with the stuff and let set for a few minutes. Then wipe it all off. Be sure to torque the studs to specs. This leaves a fluid film on the metal parts so it will not corrode. When I've removed tires and tubes from my conventional spoked wheels I have always squirted this stuff at each spoke base and I never get the rust problem.
    #4
  5. Pinarretta

    Pinarretta Bus driver

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2002
    Oddometer:
    459
    Location:
    Morrison, CO
    Thanks Ruskie. I'll give it a go.
    #5