[CR]Wood rim finish

Example: Framebuilding:Paint

Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 13:19:21 -0700
From: Dennis Young <mail@woodworkingboy.com>
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Subject: [CR]Wood rim finish

There are better wood moisture proectors than varnish. Varnish essentially sits on the wood surface, and once it is rubbed off or peels from age, so goes the protection. A more penetrating type finish is better I think, though not so shiny and cosmetic. How these would affect brakeing and pad rubber? I have some ideas about making wood rims and choice of materials. If anyone plans to do it, feel free to contact me off list.

Dennis Young Hotaka, Japan

> Do they scuff off the varnish? Also, do you (or any other list member) have
> any reservations about using wood rims in the rain?