Re: [CR]my campy brake hoods


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From: "Raoul Delmare" <Raoul.L.Delmare@worldnet.att.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <5.2.1.1.2.20030613135241.039598c0@pop.mindspring.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]my campy brake hoods
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2003 14:33:43 -0500


Hi Ann ,

Brake hoods , or hand-made tires , or any plastic , or any rubber , but most especially of all , natural "gum" rubber ? ? ? ?

How to save it ? ? ? ?

Forever and ever ? ? ? ?

It's easy .

Water is the enemy .

Oil ( animal , vegetable , or mineral ) is the enemy .

Oxygen is the Big Enemy .

Heat is the BIG Enemy .

Sunlight is the BIGGEST Enemy of all .

When the bicycle is inside , don't let direct light hit any rubber parts , most especially the "gum rubber" parts .

Outdoors , when parked , park it in the darkest shade you can find .

Wear gloves .

Don't lean with full force on the hoods , while riding .

Never allow any oil , nor anything which is any way oily , not even your fingers , to ever touch the hoods .

Oh yeah , and salt is the enemy also . No sweating . Wear gloves .

If you are storing spare hoods , place them in Ziploc bags , with the air squeezed gently out , sealed as air-tight as they can be ( not really air tight , but pretty good ) in a light-proof container , in a cool place .

Oh yeah , and ozone ( O3 ) is even worse than oxygen ( O2 ) . Keep away from ANY electrical sparks , meaning NO electrical motors !! Keep your sensitive rubber parts away from the washer , and the dryer , and any large fans , and the furnace , and not only is the hot water heater hot , but if it's powered by natural gas , it gives off nasty combustion byproducts .

See ?

If you want your natural "gum rubber" parts to last forever , and ever , and ever . . .

It's easy !

As long as you don't live in the real World !!

Cheers ,
Raoul
Kansas
U.S.A.


----- Original Message -----
From: "ADP"
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Sent: Friday, June 13, 2003 12:58 PM
Subject: [CR]my campy brake hoods



> Ok, unlike the rest of you, my campy hoods, about 1982, and with the
> shield, are primo, pristine, perfect! How can I keep them that way, since
> they are going on a bicycle pretty quickly?
>
> Ann Phillips, Decatur GA