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Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Rust on bell of the brake disc - prevention
The 'bell' of the brake disc - that cast-iron part of the disc assembly that separates the alloy wheel from the disc proper, rusts within weeks of being fitted and looks horrible.
I see from a '10 thread on this forum that the recommended action to restore beauty is to remove the wheel, wire brush the rust, and silver hammerite paint. Not really an option for me, parked on a busy one-way street.
Back in the day, I seem to remember the rather simpler arrangement on my boy's bike, was to secure a small leather belt loosely around the rusty hub, apply a dab of grease, and let the constant rotation abrade the rust and keep the hub shiny.
I'm not suggesting a small leather belt on four wheels, but wonder whether something less visible, e.g. a plastic cable clip looped around said bell area, might work 'like magic' without compromising safety.
Do you think this idea, regardless of whether it might work, presents any obvious dangers? from interfering with the braking function.
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