Mouldy old Moulton part + scrunched up tinfoil + a little oil + plenty of time + lots of patience
= very satisfying.
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… or = a tennis elbow 😉
Well done !
How does the tinfoil come in ? (am impressed, anyway).
you use the tin foil instead of wire wool to rub the rust off. Less likely to scratch, apparently
High on my list of satisfying things is to take something disheveled and grotty and malfunctioning, and turn it into something really nice. Each time you look at this thing you’ve brought back from the junk and turned into something bragworthy, you get the payoff of its being worth all the work you put into it. And you get that payoff again and again.
I thought you sort of sealed in the oil using the tinfoil.
Would taking the crank off not make sense, in terms of doing both sides?
Also, yay for the tinfoil trick – will be stealing that.
WOL – that’s the hope
John – all thanks to the power of the internet
Sarah – it may come to that, but so far the cranks are fairly easy to get at
Nice…! Here’s another secret: “Peek” polish. Cleans up paintwork and plastic a treat too. I like it mainly because I don’t like polishing. ;c)
ah cheers will check it out
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