Re: [CR]Re:Framesaving gunk?

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From: Douglas R. Brooks <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re:Framesaving gunk?
To: (Chris Beyer)
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 12:12:35 -0400 (EDT)
In-Reply-To: <>


I'm going to go out on a limb here... I don't leave my bikes out in the rain and while I ride in the rain, it is with fenders and I get to bring the bike into the dry and wipe it off before I go inside. Now I think that with a proper fendered bike in rainy weather zones FrameSaver, etc, is not worth the toxicity and the mess. FrameSaver proper is VERY nasty stuff, very toxic. I think it's not good to be around. Other stuff may be less yucky but dang if it isn't messy too. I can tell you that Jim Cunningham doesn't use it and that other masterbuilders have told me the same thing, that it's not critical. I have several 25+ year old bikes, none are rusted, none from the inside out. ALL have seen crappy weather and bad days. So, my two cents is that I was on this wagon and now am happy to be off: experience suggests that the problem is not a problem for me and that the costs, environmentally (to MY environment) are not ones I want to accept.

rust never sleeps, etc., but methinks this is not the issue some think it is, but of course you may have a very different experience and have bikes in MUCH wetter climes without being able to wipe them down, so to each his/her own, Douglas Brooks Canandaigua, NY
> Warren:
> Framesaver. Nothing else comes close as far as tenaciousness......
> (I suspect that it's repackaged Waxoyl.....)
> Chris Beyer
> Bloomfield, NJ
> Warren Young wrote:
> > Whatt are you folks using to coat the inside of your frames? Motor
> > oil...white grease...crisco? What's your favourite procedure?
> >
> > TIA
> >
> > Warren Young