I think the answers are "yes", "yes" and "yes". I still use it for wheel builds, although I generally use chain lube between the nipple and rim. I just use the linseed between the spoke and nipple.
Doug Van Cleve Chandler, AZ USA
On 3/9/08, Mark Stevens <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi All, I was cleaning up a pair of Conloy rims and noticed a dried
> yellowish substance around the spoke holes in the well of the rim. Is this
> Linseed Oil? Was it traditionally used to A, help ease the nipples on and
> then B, stop them coming loose after it had set? An early ''Loctite''? Has
> anyone heard of this?
> Thanks, Mark Stevens Evanton Scotland.