YOU WILL FOREVER BE MY ALWAYS.
SPEND SOME TIME TOGETHER NOT SITTING ON IT.
You love your Jaegher. If you want this love last forever it’s important you spend some time together not sitting on her — or him. Your race cycle is not painted at the inside. If you are a Flandrien like Jaegher is, you are not afraid of rain, snow, or mud. But whatever they say, there’s is always a chance some moisture seeps inside your frame. Just like you always get wet in the oddest places even if they told you that your clothes are 100% waterproof.
What we do.
Every frame that leaves our ateliers is treated with a special rust inhibitor. When we deliver your race cycle with components we apply a liberal amount of grease against oxidation to the most important contact points: water bottle bolt threads, head tube, headset, bottom bracket threads, bottom bracket shell, rear derailleur threads, brake bolts, seat post, inside of the seat tube.
The inside of your frame is as important as the outside.
Real love is on the inside.
It would be great that at least once a year ( by preference two times a year) you remove all parts from your frame and reapply a rust inhibitor to the inside of your frame. This is also the perfect moment to change your chain and reapply grease to all contact points. Using wax regularly will keep paintwork in its mint condition. Wax protects and preserves the lacquer and stops water spreading into crevices, gaps and holes where metal parts are prone to oxidation.
If you ride a lot in wet conditions it isn’t a shame to remove your seat post once a month and turn your bike upside down for 15 minutes or till your next ride. Of course you don’t do this in a humid room. Afterwards get some grease and add it to your seat post and seat tube. Soon, you’ll fly again. It’s a 60 seconds job.
But a great outside helps.
All Jaegher’s cycles are wet painted. The advantages of wet paint are that colors are more lively and vibrant, while being more environmentally friendly. All Jaegher’s have now an extra layer of transparent varnish. So after the first layer, we ad the color and we finish with a layer of varnish on the layer of varnish.
We deliver your Jaegher with three small pots of laquer. One is the base paint, then we have the colour(s) of your frame and finally a small pot with varnish. Because leaping stones can leave paint chips on your frame. These tiny stones can reach a speed of 100km/h when launched by the pressure between wheel and road. Have a look at the video (coming soon). Our laquer expert explains how you can perfectly repair paint chips.
If you are on a cycling tour in another country or you don’t have your small paint pots in reach just apply some nailpolish or put some grease to the exposed area. This will protect your frame from rain and humidity.
Good to know.
Always avoid a sudden change of extreme temperatures. Imagine, you had a ride in very cold conditions like -5°Celcius. You take a break at a bar, take your cycle inside and place it against the window where the sun is hitting it at 50° Celcius. Doing this is not a good idea. It causes shrinking and expanding in different zones in a very short time, steel or carbon alike. It can even damage your groupset or the inside of your braquet.