Re: [CR]Re: Shellac....now.... have you ever done anything strangerthan this??


From: "Martin Appel" <martin@camelot.de>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Shellac....now.... have you ever done anything strangerthan this??
To: "CR" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 22:09:40 +0100
In-Reply-To: <FCEEIBDDLGNPKBMMPNLEOEODCGAA.2wheelseal@earthlink.net>
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Hm, i'd simply try to put some kind of liquid glue to the handlebars before wwrapping it?!

Martin Appel, Munich, Germany

"RB" <2wheelseal@earthlink.net> schrieb:
>I don't get it. I thought shellaced cork (sometimes with twine) was
>THE old
>school bar wrap of the pro track riders. Was this actually shellaced
>cotton? Perhaps the cork was thinner in those days?
>
>I have some Cinelli natural cork (modern) bar wrap. I like it very
>much. I
>was going to try shellac on some on my fixed gear. Has anyone
>actually
>tried this?
>
>Bill Roberts
>Jacksonvill, OR
>
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>Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Shellac....now.... have you ever done anything
>strangerthan this??
>
>
>Bob wrote:
>-------------------
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: <BobHoveyGa@aol.com>
>To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
>Sent: Friday, November 11, 2005 12:39 PM
>Subject: [CR]Re: Shellac
>
>
>>
>> In a message dated 11/10/05 12:18:27 PM, Alan Goldsworthy writes:
>>
>>
>> >
>> > Martin, Though I've never shellac-ed any cork myself, I see no
>reason
>why it
>> > can't be done.
>> >
>>
>>
>>
>> I see one reason why it might not be advisable... shellac's relative
>degree
>> of inflexibility. When used on a material that is hard (wood,
>tightly
>> stretched cloth) there shouldn't be any problem... but for something
>as
>spongy as
>> cork, I don't see how one could expect it not to craze, or even
>flake off.
>>
>>
>>
>> John Thompson writes:
>>
>> > Harrumph. Real Men go out and catch the beetles themselves and
>render
>> them down into shellac resin. :-)
>>
>>
>>
>> John, that's great if you want bug paste, but to get shellac you
>need to
>> collect the secretions the lac beetles leave behind on trees.
>>
>> I've trained my beetles to secrete their resins directly onto my
>furniture.
>> Saves a lot of work, though my wife is not too pleased with all the
>bugs
>in
>> the house.
>>
>>
>> Bob Hovey
>> Columbus, GA