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Old 11-10-16, 10:40 AM
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A planter box can work, too. Rotate the frame around sequentially about every 8 hours. Something like this:


I'd start with a couple of tablespoons/gallon. You can add more if you need more.
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Old 11-10-16, 02:06 PM
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Wire wheel on drill. Easier and quicker than an OA bath.
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Old 11-10-16, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by miamijim View Post
Wire wheel on drill. Easier and quicker than an OA bath.
Id like to keep the paint.
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Old 11-10-16, 08:34 PM
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Id like to keep the paint.
If done right you wont lose much more paint than with OA.
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Old 11-26-16, 07:40 PM
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Here's and update. I soaked most of it in ER for about 48 hours. Lots of scrubbing and wd40. Unfortunately there a lot of pitting. I think I SS this and keep the "patina" I already have 2 geared road bikes.






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Old 11-26-16, 09:58 PM
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I thought this frame was toast from the earlier pics. Came out pretty good. I have one of these also, same year same size. Worth saving and getting back on the road.
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Old 11-27-16, 12:31 AM
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Originally Posted by tricky View Post
The fork is the only thing that gives me pause and is the main thing that could cause a serious crash if it failed. That said, consider this another vote for fully removing all the rust via naval jelly, evaporust and/or some vigourous wire brushing and you will be able to see what the condition is of the metal underneath. I am doing the same and then POR-15'ing and riding the heck out of an '84 Mongoose frame that looks like the BB area was submerged in the Puget Sound for a couple years.
+1

It's rare to find a frame that's so rusted out that it couldn't be saved.

jSteel frame strength is 99.9999% in the joints - lugs, TIG weld area, fillet braze, etc. Focus on that bad rust area near the fork crown, from what I see. Remove the rust, if it's solid underneath, I'd say you have a rider.
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Old 11-27-16, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
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It's rare to find a frame that's so rusted out that it couldn't be saved.

jSteel frame strength is 99.9999% in the joints - lugs, TIG weld area, fillet braze, etc. Focus on that bad rust area near the fork crown, from what I see. Remove the rust, if it's solid underneath, I'd say you have a rider.
The fork actually cane out the best. It looked the worde, but was mostly surface. The rust totally came off.







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Old 11-27-16, 12:53 PM
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$70 for a powder coat and blast is a bargain.
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Old 01-10-17, 10:19 AM
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Hey guys, here's an update in the rust bucket Tempo I got. I removed as much rust as I could. It looks better. I have a ton of geared bikes so I decided to try something different and went with the SS method with parts from parts bin. Really is a joy to ride. THe tempo frames are fun and light. I like not having to shift and the quitness of the ride is awesome!






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Old 01-10-17, 10:52 AM
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Nice! From the early pics I -- like some others -- thought it would end worse than it did. Fork in particular. Ride that sucker! YEE HAW!
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Old 01-10-17, 12:46 PM
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Glad to see the bike back on the road. You can always give it give it more attention later with a new paint spray and drivetrain parts. Looks like a great winter SS.
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Old 01-10-17, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by TimmyT View Post
A planter box can work, too. Rotate the frame around sequentially about every 8 hours. Something like this:


I'd start with a couple of tablespoons/gallon. You can add more if you need more.
Ah, good idea. I've gone the route of lining a bike box with plastic sheeting, and it's a real pain.

I suppose you should just make sure to use a planter box that doesn't have drain holes
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Old 01-10-17, 04:02 PM
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I wondered what happened to this bike! I don't have a ss in the fleet but I like how this bike turned out. Thanks for posting all the photos,glad to see the transformation.
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Old 01-10-17, 05:19 PM
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"It's over...It's over..It's O-over"...that's the fat lady singing for this one....
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Old 01-10-17, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by billytwosheds View Post
Ah, good idea. I've gone the route of lining a bike box with plastic sheeting, and it's a real pain.

I suppose you should just make sure to use a planter box that doesn't have drain holes
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Old 01-11-17, 08:19 AM
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I used a sealed 110mm BB from a local used parts place. Spins nicely, but wanted to make sure that it isnt too close to the frame? It obviously doesnt rub, but, was just making sure. Am I Okay here?

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It depends on how much the frame flexes when you are really hammering on the pedals. You could put a spacer between the bottom bracket fixed cup and the frame to move it out a mm, or if it doesn't mess up the chain line, you could put the chain ring on the outside of the crank arm.
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Originally Posted by Pompiere View Post
It depends on how much the frame flexes when you are really hammering on the pedals. You could put a spacer between the bottom bracket fixed cup and the frame to move it out a mm, or if it doesn't mess up the chain line, you could put the chain ring on the outside of the crank arm.
I had to put the chain line on the outside of the arm for one of my conversions, never had a problem with it even though the chain line wasn't perfect. It was good enough for around town.
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Old 01-11-17, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Pompiere View Post
It depends on how much the frame flexes when you are really hammering on the pedals. You could put a spacer between the bottom bracket fixed cup and the frame to move it out a mm, or if it doesn't mess up the chain line, you could put the chain ring on the outside of the crank arm.
Oh boy, nice suggestion! I can't believe I didn't think of that. I will hammer it and see if it flexes. If it does, I'll swap the chain ring to the other side. I have a SS conversion kit in the back so if the chainline isnt right, i can swap the spacers around. I suspect it wont be an issue though
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Old 10-07-17, 07:59 PM
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Looks great! Have you put any mileage on it yet? Any idea on how much it weighs in SS form?

I just picked up a Tempo and I love the way those mid to late 80s Tenax Schwinns ride. Underrated for sure.
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