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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:53 pm 
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thats because they used a polymer not resin


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:01 pm 
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thats ok theres a carbon fibre guy near me so might go have a chat


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:43 am 
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Hi,

That's what I am saying, most "carbon fibre guys" will not be able to fix it. You need to heat up the parent thermoplastic material, and any material you may be adding to it, so that they "weld" together. If it has dried out or delaminated you would really need to make a mould around that area and infuse thermoplastic into the joint to do a proper repair. You can get various adhesives that will bond thermoplastics but that is not really the optimum solution.

There's a guy who pops into work now and again that did a lot of work with Jim Busby on the LTS and LOBO series so ill see if can remember the exact material that they used in the TP matrix and let you know.

I love these frames but I just don't want to see the thing fail on you! Always keep an eye on the interface between the head tube lug and the thermoplastic as that is where they used to fail a lot. I lost count how many we replaced under warranty......with an LTS! You'll notice on the later iterations of the design that the headtube is fully composite and that was to remedy the issue. They were really pushing the boundaries of the technology at the time so there was quite a learning curve. IIRC the first STS series were actually slightly heavier than the LTS!

Another beautiful example of TP is the old Proflex 5500C with Smart Shocks. I still think that thing ius ahead of its time!!

Even today thermoplastic composites are still not widespread throughout the bicycling industry......but I am working on that as we speak!! ;-)

John


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:01 am 
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I loved my scott thermoplatic bar. LF-1 I think it was.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:38 pm 
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If you're considering splitting the frame for parts, I would be interested in the rear frame dropouts (the one part with disc and wheel fittings).
If it's a medium size, free from damage and at the right price of course :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:57 pm 
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i had a go at repairing the frame by using resin and injecting it into the weave and layering up inside. it's only for street use as i am aware of the repairs........been a month or so and still together, although i do only ride it on the flat, ie using drop curbs as i wouldn't even try off a normal kerb. but i will keep checking and see how much it takes....i have sorted the spare alloy front end today for when it fails.....cheers ba57ard :lol:
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:34 am 
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Ah, that was you. Well glad to hear it's on the road again!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:28 pm 
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still together...maybe some subtle off road next? hmmmmmm!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:33 pm 
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thats only cos of the spare lts ive got hanging up


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:42 pm 
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ba57ards wrote:
thats only cos of the spare lts ive got hanging up

you know that!!! :D


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