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Old bike. everything is rusted and the back brakes don't link/work. what's the best way to deal with the rust and at least get the parts moving?

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Spray WD40 or other penetrating oil on all moving parts. If you get a syringe from a pharmacy you can put oil into it an squirt it down the shifter and brake cable sleeves. If any moving parts are still stiff, leave the bike for a day to allow the oil to soak and penetrate. Try not to get any oil on the brake pads or rims.

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