Scrub them down, yes, but use a BRASS brush or wool, as steel will scratch the chrome more easily. You can really go at it with the brass, and not really scratch any of the remaining chrome.
Ciao, Mark Agree Southfield MI USA ~ ~ ~
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 09:48:39 -0500 From: Matthew 'Devotion' Bowne <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: [CR] WTB - Campy NRecord Brake adjusters To: <email@example.com>, CR discussion list firstname.lastname@example.org_ (mailto:email@example.com)
Rob, Before ya give up on the old rusted barrel adjusters, you might try soaking them in a shot glass full of WD-40 for a day, them hitting them with a wire brush/0000 steel wool, etc. I have salvaged a couple of these by doing this and then carefully getting the adjusters to spin again...
Brooklyn, New York
> Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 06:42:20 -0800
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: [CR] WTB - Campy NRecord Brake adjusters
> The brake adjusters on my seventies Nuovo Record brakes are rusted solid. And I'm trying to save as many of the original parts on this colnago as I can. I need a front and rear set of adjusters as a replacement.
> Any out there? I have the o-rings, so I just need the adjusters...slight rust is fine, they shouldn't be NOS.
> Rob Gougahry
> Stamford, CT USA