Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling - Canvas handlebar bags
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08-28-09, 08:31 AM
So they are parafin treated I understand that, but when the parafin wears out I have seen in a few places that they can be re-treated? Does anyone actually know how to do that? Old Iron and a wax block? ship it out? I have always wondered about this. I assume it is like re-treating a London fog trench coat...
I am looking at getting bags like this as the ortlieb are great on the touring rig but just don't like the style... yeah I know style smyle...
08-28-09, 09:23 AM
Filson's Oil Finish Wax. (http://www.filson.com/sm-one-can-of-oil-finish-wax--pi-2092385.html)
08-28-09, 10:02 AM
ah, Filson, I should have known better.
Second question. Is this a yearly treatment thing like a jacket or is this something as needed.
Not that a jacket isn't as needed either...
08-28-09, 10:57 AM
That I don't know. I just got my Carradice a few months ago and I've been using a Cordura bag up front.
08-29-09, 04:29 AM
3:1 beeswax to neatsfoot oil. Heat it up, rub it in, should last years...
The new Brand V handlebar bag at rivbike.com looks very very interesting. It actually mounts to the bar and to the hoods for stability. And the zipper opens towards you. I would've gotten that if I didn't get another bag and rack a month prior to the new ones coming out; it would've saved me a lot of money.
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