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Okay, so I'm thinking about buying a used, black Stage 1 Schwinn Rocket that comes with a Manitou Black fork and Fox Float rear shock. It also has an XTR front deruailler and a Titec seatpost. The guy let me take it home to look at it and clean it up a bit. There are no cracks, dents, or rust on the frame, only a few minor scratches. However, on the heads of the bolts, where the hex wrence goes in, that the rear suspension pivots on there is some rust. Should I be concerned? Also, can I remove the rust, like with some drops of WD40 or something else, or replace the bolts. Can they be replaced? If I can, I will try to post some pics. I was having problems with it telling me that that "the page is not ready" each time I click on upload. Anyway, thanks for the advice! :D
 

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Okay, so I'm thinking about buying a used, black Stage 1 Schwinn Rocket that comes with a Manitou Black fork and Fox Float rear shock. It also has an XTR front deruailler and a Titec seatpost. The guy let me take it home to look at it and clean it up a bit. There are no cracks, dents, or rust on the frame, only a few minor scratches. However, on the heads of the bolts, where the hex wrence goes in, that the rear suspension pivots on there is some rust. Should I be concerned? Also, can I remove the rust, like with some drops of WD40 or something else, or replace the bolts. Can they be replaced? If I can, I will try to post some pics. I was having problems with it telling me that that "the page is not ready" each time I click on upload. Anyway, thanks for the advice! :D
Rust inside allen heads, not to wory. The allen hole is a water sporage area that is why it is rusted. You can clean it out with chrome polish & a rag, if too much rust try 000 steel whool if all else fails replace. Pivot bolts can be purchased through manufacture LBS. WD40 is a solvent that was designed to disperse water not really a good a rust cleanup.
Check the size of the photo you are posting, if too large it wil give you a gooffey error message like that.
 

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If you can clean out the rust keep it lubed with a teflon lube. Teflon lubes that spray in will sorta clog the allen hole and keep water out. Also it will last quite a while as opposed to wd40.
 
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