How to Remove Rust From Handlebars

by Russell Wood
Your bike's handlebars can develop rust if left unchecked.

Your bike's handlebars can develop rust if left unchecked.

Rust can affect all sorts of metals, including the metal used to make the handlebars on your bicycle. This can be unsightly, and if left unchecked, it can also compromise the integrity of the metal and could cause failure. If you notice rust forming on your handlebars, then you can take care of it quickly with a few materials that you probably have in your house, and about 10 minutes of time.

Measure out 6 tablespoons of salt using the measuring spoons and pour the salt into the mixing cup.

Measure out 2 tablespoons of lemon juice using the measuring spoons, then pour the lemon juice into the mixing cup. Stir the lemon juice and the salt together with the stir stick until it forms a paste.

Put a small amount of the paste onto a clean cloth. Rub the paste into the rust on the handlebars until the rust is gone. Rinse off the paste from the handlebars using water.

Items you will need

  • Salt
  • Lemon juice
  • Measuring spoons
  • Stir stick
  • Cloth
  • Mixing cup

About the Author

Russell Wood is a writer and photographer who attended Arizona State University. He has been building custom cars and trucks since 1994, including several cover vehicles. In 2000 Wood started a career as a writer, and since then he has dedicated his business to writing and photographing cars and trucks, as well as helping people learn more about how vehicles work.

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