RE: [CR]Re: Dope and paraffin, and chains

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From: "F.W. Faro" <>
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Subject: RE: [CR]Re: Dope and paraffin, and chains
Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2005 22:06:03 +0200
Organization: Faro management & advies
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Us Europeans (anyway me, Dutchman) used those big round tins of solid grease. Heat it up till reasonably liquid, put your cleaned chain in for awhile, take it out, hang up with bent spoke and there you go. A perfect running chain for at least a 100 km's as I remember. I heated the tin on an electric stove, forgot about it one time, and was presented with a very greasy kitchen. Ah, those memories!

Freek (happy with Teflon spray) Faro Rotterdam Netherlands

-----Oorspronkelijk bericht----- Van: [] Namens Verzonden: zaterdag 30 juli 2005 21:34 Aan:; Onderwerp: [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