[CR]Re: Dipping Campag pump heads...

(Example: Framebuilders:Dario Pegoretti)

From: <OROBOYZ@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 10:19:39 EDT
To: self@fuse.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: Dipping Campag pump heads...

In a message dated 8/9/01 11:37:09 PM Eastern Daylight Time, self@fuse.net writes:

<< ....in Bikesmith's, the owner (Val?) was re-tipping some of those little feet using Tool Dip, available at the hardware store for coating thing like tool handles & comes in black & white, maybe more colors. You can dip it several times, letting it dry in between coats, to build up the thickness you want. I don't know how it would hold up (this was the first time Val had tried it) but it looked good. >>

Yellow, blue and red can be found as well. I noticed a few colors at either Lowe's and Home Depot on recent trips. Some of the specialty mail order catalog places like Breakstone (sp?) have had it too. I used the yellow on my McLean's pump maybe 15 years ago and it is still working great. The cool part is that you can dip it beyond the separate tips, getting the whole "Y" and there is less chance of it coming off. A number of dips are necessary to get a good cushion and then afterwards use of a talc or similar to keep it from being sticky...

Dale Brown
Greensboro, North Carolina