[CR]Re: Eucalyptus oil, was: Leather Mold-what to do

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From: <BobHoveyGa@aol.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2006 13:30:38 EDT
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: Eucalyptus oil, was: Leather Mold-what to do

In a message dated 7/3/06 1:18:29 PM, classicrendezvous-request@bikelist.org writes:

> I have never applied essential oil to a saddle and dont know what the
> consequences will be... EO's are extremely powerful and maybe you could try
> a test spot underneath?? Any good health food/co-op/Whole Foods type of
> place will have a good Eucalyptus oil for you. I've had the best luck w/ a
> brand called "Wyndmere ".
> Mark S
> Denver, CO USA

I would attempt this experiment with great care... after a liberal application of mink oil to my saddle many years ago, I was plagued for an entire summer by packs of amorous minks, to the point that I finally had to ditch the saddle (actually, I sold it to an unsuspecting fellow cyclist who I didn't care for much). I suspect that the injudicious use of eucalyptus oil might make one similarly susceptible to bands of marauding koala bears, though I suppose with luck one might not enounter too many of them here in the states.

Bob Hovey
Columbus, GA