[CR]Closed off tubing?

(Example: Framebuilders:Bernard Carré)

From: <Carb7008@cs.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 02:10:10 EDT
Subject: [CR]Closed off tubing?
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Hmm, with all the hoopla re Frame-Saver and other claimed rust-preventatives, I wonder if its really necessary for most of us...or merely a false sense of security to those applicants. I've never heard of a tube failing because of internal corrosion although I'm sure its probably happened. Since the internals are constantly "breathing", with resultant condensation, I again wonder if coatings don't trap moisure as much as they block it. Of course in a humid seaside climate or power-washed bikes, I'd be concerned...but for most of us, is it really an issue? Please feel free to disagree...

Jack Romans
Sacramento, CA