[CR]Re: Classicrendezvous Digest, Vol 24, Issue 91

(Example: Framebuilding:Paint)

Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 18:06:09 -0800 (PST)
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Subject: [CR]Re: Classicrendezvous Digest, Vol 24, Issue 91

-----Original Message----- but the front rim has a section about 6-7cm long where it's delaminated, around a spoke that's different from the rest. The wood hasn't cracked, and the rim is in totally beautiful condition otherwise.

Anyway, how to fix? I was thinking of machining a pair of curved clamps from wood that fit the inner and outer rim profile, then injecting epoxy into the delaminated bit and clamping... Is that the right thing to do?

Suzy Jackson Sydney, Australia Sounds like the right approach, but instead of epoxy I'd use a wood glue, such as Titebond III, which is rated as "waterproof" but is a one-part glue that handles just like a standard alphatic resin yellow wood glue. Put some of that in a plastic syringe and shoot it into the gaps, then clamp away. Mop up any that squeezes out. If Titebond III is available in Oz, then you're set...if not I don't know what might be equivalent. I'm NOT a big fan of the polyurethane glues like "Gorilla glue", etc., but others may disagree. Congrats on the finds and good luck! -Alan Goldsworthy San francisco, CA