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Hi i purchased a diora diamondback ladies roadbike 12 months ago and it is starting to rust where the headstem meets the forks. is this a problem with this bike? it is kept inside in my laundry with my trek carbon bike and are always cleaned after all rides .also some of the fittings are showing bad signs of rust. frame is fine and so are the wheels. love riding this bike but disappointed with the rust bubbling under the paint work. it is quite visible.i am worried that it will weaken the bike headstem maybe causing me to crash.hoping you can help. i purchased the bike at standish westlakes s.a. in july paying $539 for it

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  • The rust is only superficial and will in no way weaken the bike stucturally so dont worry about the frame being weaked. When the frame was painted there may have been a residue from the manufacturing process that was not removed prior to painting and this hashi i purchased a diora diamondback ladies roadbike - spellcheck.gif resulted in the weakness in the paint. If you are worried about it you could scrape back the rust spots and touch them up with a little primer then a dab of gloss. You can buy small ammounts of paint from a model shop or use metalic nail polish if a metalic finish. An alternative is to treat the spots with rust converter and spray the bad areas with WD40 and this should should protect it.

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