[Yak] Hyperfold cable replacement insulation report
sean at cs.gmu.edu
Wed Sep 17 09:59:15 CDT 2008
> You can see this on train tracks. They aren't painted, are made of
> steel, but don't rust where the train wheels run. The rust that you
> need to worry about is in areas where there is no regular contact.
Though it's O.T., I'm pretty sure this is a myth. It's true of course
that train tracks gleam where they're run on by the trains. But I
believe they oxydize (and degrade) there just as much there as
elsewhere: it's just that oxydation is eaten away immediately by the trains.
Fundamentally, rust isn't the problem: rust is the *end product*. The
problem is exposure to oxygen. Just getting rid of rust doesn't solve
and Tony wrote:
> Have you thought of trying spiral cable wrap from an electrical/
> electronics store. You don't even have to take the cable off to fit
> it. http://tinyurl.com/5f3mgk
First thing I thought of. But I'd presumed it's too brittle. Usually
ABS or PETE. It's also got to fit snugly. Maybe could be wrong there.
What do you think?
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