[CR]Re: Why good chrome costs so much

Example: Framebuilding
From: <GPVB1@cs.com>
To: kasha.lists@cox.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: Why good chrome costs so much
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2002 11:22:27 EST

Hi Dan:

The seller is speculating as to the cause of the rust, as I am also.

There are strong acids used in the plating process. If they remain inside the tubes and are not properly removed / neutralized, this type of failure from the inside out can occur, as the steel is unprotected on the inside of the tube. Frequent exposure to water in a damp climate (like near the Pacific Ocean, maybe?) could accelerate the process.

FWIW, I seriously doubt that water alone (which would evaporate) caused this seat stay to rust out. Others' opinions?


Greg Parker A2 MI USA

In a message dated 12/6/02 9:23:13 AM Eastern Standard Time, kasha.lists@cox.net writes:

> Greg (and others).
> The seller claims this is from hanging the bike with water in the frame.
> What makes you say this is the result of a poor re-chroming job? I
> don't doubt you, but am wondering. I could see water getting into
> the chain stay from the BB, but not the seat stay. Unless it got in
> through that tiny little vent hole while hanging during a flood:)
> Thanks
> Dan Kasha
> Providence RI (glad my Peugeot PR10L does not have chrome stays:)
> Greg wrote:
> If you'd like to see what can happen from a poor re-chroming job, take a
> look
> at the Rossin that Bob Freeman has for sale on eBay right now:
> http://ebay.com/<blah>

> item=1977584580


> Yikes!