Re: [CR]Corking Rims

(Example: Framebuilders:Alex Singer)

From: "ternst" <>
To: "Joe Bender-Zanoni" <>, "Philip Easton" <>, <>
References: <> <003801c5460a$98205440$6400a8c0@jfbender>
Subject: Re: [CR]Corking Rims
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2005 19:18:54 -0700

Joe: You are correct. With the "New" tape which I still have a roll or two from about 1950, the corking is not crtical. It was done to protect the tire from rim hole edge and to give more purchase surface for the orange shellac to the tire. I always new I was misguided, now I find out I'm lost, too. Well, guess I'll ride backwards on my fixed gear and see where I missed the turn. Must have been while I was burning the newspaper at trackside infield holding the wheel over the flame to soften the shellac for quicker stick during the 6-day race. Ted Ernst Palos Verdes Estates, CA

----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Bender-Zanoni
To: Philip Easton
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 5:39 PM
Subject: Re: [CR]Corking Rims

>I have the vague idea this was beneficial when using shellac to apply
> tubulars.
> Since everyone is now using Tufo tape ; ), applying tubulars with shellac
> is
> an apparently lost art.
> Joe Bender-Zanoni
> Great Notch, NJ
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Philip Easton" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 4:53 PM
> Subject: [CR]Corking Rims
>> Hi, Does anyone out there still cork the rim eyelets of their tubular
>> tire
>> rims? Yes, I did check if this subject was covered in the archives but
>> could find any reference to it. Thanks, Phil Easton enjoying spring in
>> Cambria, CA