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Old September 22nd, 2011, 12:49 PM   #1
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Default just picked up NOS Yo Eddy - need advice

Hi - Just picked up a '96 (I think) Yo from a shop I used to work at, it's been hanging up in their basement for 15 years. It's a M/L in Harlequin Metallica (silver/charcoal). I am going to pick up a second Yo (M in Arrest Me Red) they have in a few weeks.

Looking for advice on what to do with the frames prior to building it up:

There is some surface rust at the edges of the headtube & bottom bracket, remove with scotchbrite pad? Protect with clear nailpolish? clear paint?

Has anyone clear coated a frame to protect paint/decals?

How should I apply the JP Weigle framesaver in the seat tube?

Any other tips/suggestions?

I'm guessing they are 1996 vintage based on 1" head tube, Saratoga built, the M/L has a 90mm head tube, color, & serial number YO M/L 1057.

Will post some pics when the sun comes out.

Thanks!
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 2:00 PM   #2
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Rust?

if it is on the surfaces where the cups or bb rest, i would oil and do a light re-face

otherwise, I bet i comes off with elbow grease with scotchbrite on raw surface, or on a painted surface, try some MILD rubbing/polishing compound, and a rag.

JP Weigel for sure on inside tubes where you can get at them...

Hope that helps

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Old October 20th, 2011, 3:36 PM   #3
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Advise? Sell it to me!
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