I have a Condor 653 frame where the chain stays rusted from the inside out (and broke at the bottom bracket)when the bike was three years old. My suspicion is that Condor did something wrong in brazing the joints, but I have no proof.
I now coat everything inside the tubes.
Louis Schulman Tampa, Florida
> Hmm, with all the hoopla re Frame-Saver and other claimed rust-preventatives,
> I wonder if its really necessary for most of us...or merely a false sense of
> security to those applicants. I've never heard of a tube failing because of
> internal corrosion although I'm sure its probably happened. Since the
> internals are constantly "breathing", with resultant condensation, I again wonder if
> coatings don't trap moisure as much as they block it. Of course in a humid
> seaside climate or power-washed bikes, I'd be concerned...but for most of us, is
> it really an issue? Please feel free to disagree...
> Jack Romans
> Sacramento, CA