Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:47 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Richard Sachs
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:00 pm 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:09 pm
Posts: 50
Location: philippines
In Richard Sachs docu "Imperfection is Perfection" I wonder why RS leave for a few minutes a frame he just finished submerged in tap water.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:20 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:16 pm
Posts: 9609
Location: brigg, home of the gypsies
is it to temper the metal?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:00 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:26 am
Posts: 16165
Location: Rurally close.
lewis1641 wrote:
is it to temper the metal?


Sounds about right but why not oil? I thought thats what some use?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:45 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:54 pm
Posts: 165
its a soak to remove soldering flux


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:33 pm 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:09 pm
Posts: 50
Location: philippines
AndyPA wrote:
its a soak to remove soldering flux


Its just water from the faucet and doesnt add anything to it. The frame he submerged have been cleaned of flux already before he dunked it in the bucket (at least thats what it appears to be in the video).


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:43 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader

Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:05 pm
Posts: 9245
I'm sure it was left in for more than a few minutes. Probably overnight.
Anyway, as said, its to soak off the flux. As well as the outside, it gets inside the tubes and if left there can rot out a steel frame in a few years.
I soak my frames in a bath overnight. I've added a corrosion inhibitor to the water to stop them rusting. They are then baked dry and then the tubes are injected with a zinc phosphate solution to prevent rust. I guess other builders do the same before you all start worrying about your steel frames going rusty.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 16 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group