[CR]Re: Dope and paraffin


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From: <BobHoveyGa@aol.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2005 15:34:15 EDT
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org, ogreer@bellsouth.net
Subject: [CR]Re: Dope and paraffin

In a message dated 7/30/2005 3:01:47 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Dickey Greer writes:

Along with the dope question,Parrifin for the chain! When us Americans first read about dipping our chains in parrifin,we thought,hey that's candle wax,so 1,000's have melted candles( me Too) and stunk up the kitchen,to wind up with a chain that would stand at attention when held out at arms length. It would'nt shift,made a flakey mess,stiff links,ect. The Europeans were doing like us,dipping them in motor oil,or gear grease,but,using an old term for petroluem.

Not motor oil or gear grease... paraffin is the term for kerosine.

Bob Hovey
Columbus, GA