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Dave1441
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carbon bike

Postby Dave1441 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 13:16 pm

Im thinking of making a carbon bike frame for my winter project. I have read some articles about it and it seems doable. My questionss are...

How long did it take you?
What method or article did you use for help amd guidance if any?
How much dd it cost you?
Did you base it off a design which has already been made?
Would it be possible to make it with internal cable routing without maing the frame weak?

Im not definitely making it yet but i am thinking about it
any replies will be appreciated.

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ugo.santalucia
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Re: carbon bike

Postby ugo.santalucia » Sun Oct 14, 2012 13:52 pm

Without an autoclave the curing of the resin will be poor and you run the risk of the frame falling apart.
It seems to me a project that will end up with a hefty budget and a disappointing result

I would rather look at bamboo as construction material, it builds light, strong and stiff enough and it is easier to work with

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wishitwasallflat
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Re: carbon bike

Postby wishitwasallflat » Sun Oct 14, 2012 13:59 pm

Take care with adnapdentition syndrome though if using bamboo

lawrences
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Re: carbon bike

Postby lawrences » Sun Oct 14, 2012 17:03 pm

and when you snap a bamboo frame don't get a splinter in your nuts.

hulla the hulla
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Re: carbon bike

Postby hulla the hulla » Sun Oct 14, 2012 19:38 pm

Dave1441 wrote:Im thinking of making a carbon bike frame for my winter project.

Errrr....? Riiiiiiight .......
A person who aims at nothing is sure to hit it

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Rollemynot
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Re: carbon bike

Postby Rollemynot » Sun Oct 14, 2012 19:46 pm

lawrences wrote:and when you snap a bamboo frame don't get a splinter in your nuts.


Thankfully pandas don't like nuts - but watch out for your top tube!

mpdouglas
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Re: carbon bike

Postby mpdouglas » Sun Oct 14, 2012 22:18 pm

Have you watched this video series on YouTube?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDnH9_Q4ijE&feature=plcp

A guy from the aero industry sets about making his own carbon fibre aero frame.


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