Re: Anti-seizing, was Re: busted cranks, was Re: [CR]How old is too old?

(Example: Framebuilding:Tubing)

From: "Pete Rutledge" <>
To: "Jerome & Elizabeth Moos" <>, "Harris" <>, <>
References: <>
Subject: Re: Anti-seizing, was Re: busted cranks, was Re: [CR]How old is too old?
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 09:50:58 -0400

There is also an "anti-seize" lubricant in a tube, available commonly at auto parts stores, used in automotive applications wherever aluminum and steel interface--to prevent seizing. It has a look and consistency like thick aluminum paint. This would be perfect for the crank/spindle interface.

Pete Rutledge
Woodbridge, VA

----- Original Message -----
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos
To: Harris
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2004 9:38 PM
Subject: Re: busted cranks, was Re: [CR]How old is too old?

> Yes, I think that is one of the tradeoffs. Stronglight cranks don't
> crack, but they do seize. Campy cranks don't seize but they do crack.
> I've alway found that I can prevent crank seizing by putting just a slight
> thin film of grease on the crank tapers before installing the cranks. You
> don't want to overdo it. I put some grease on my fingers, wipe it off
> with a rag, then just wipe the samll amount of residue from my fingers
> onto the tapers. I've had Stronglights seized on bikes I bought, but I've
> never had one seize on a bike where I installed the cranks myself in this
> way.
> REgards,
> Jerry Moos
> Houston, TX
> Harris <> wrote:
> Would it be fair to say that the hard alloy also is the reason that the
> Campy cranks
> seldom seize on the BB axle?I have had a multitude of the French and
> Japanese fail
> or become useless because they had seized.This sounds logical to me,what
> are the opinions?I know you can take preventive measures to prevent
> this.But it only takes a relatively short period of time for aluminum and
> steel to become virtually one.And in 197?
> a lot of bike shops did not take these precautions.And the owners didn't
> either.
> Harris Spracher
> Waynesboro Va.