Re: [CR]RE: Fundamental Rite of Passage

Example: Framebuilders

Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2007 10:02:20 -0500
From: Mark Stonich <>
Subject: Re: [CR]RE: Fundamental Rite of Passage
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At 7/1/2007 03:52 PM -0700, Jerome Moos wrote:
> When is the last time anyone here patched a tube?

About once a year I have a tube patching night. I made a coarse buffing wheel out of some fine grade Scotchbrite. Stick it in the drill press at about 600 RPM. Almost seems to melt the rubber as much as it abrades it, giving a very good bond. Since I get tubes wholesale it doesn't save me much, but I get a nice "Green" feeling.

Mark Stonich;
     BikeSmith Design & Fabrication
       5349 Elliot Ave S. - Minneapolis. MN 55417
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