I read somewhere that regular foil crumpled up (shiny side out) and dipped in water would remove the rust. A tip was also given to rub the chrome with straight motions, not circular.
I decided to give it a shot. Please don't look at my grown-out highlights!!
When you start rubbing the metal with the foil, you will see this black 'bubbly' thing happen. I think that means it's working. Or, it's the foil breaking down. Whatever.
Here is that top piece after a good scrub, a rinse, and a wipe with an old t- shirt.
Amazeballs! It actually worked and it was FREE!
My bike looks brand new! Too bad I forgot to take a full picture of it. I had places to go, ya know?
ps - with summer quickly approaching, I feel it necessary to warn all concerned parties that Mike's 'Harder' Lemonade has 400 ridiculous calories in ONE CAN. I almost convulsed when I read that, mid-can. You have been warned! Drop the Mike's, pick up a Lite, and have some chips with it instead!