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 Post subject: Graphene bike frame?
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 11:08 pm 
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is this the next big material for bike frames?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/c ... 491789.stm


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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 11:28 pm 
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Nah, I think steel is. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:27 pm 
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there was an article in the daily mail on this. not sure if could be used in bike frames though?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... phant.html


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:11 am 
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It would be one of the lightest springiest frames ever made.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:12 am 
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you could use it to lighten bikes i'm sure, maybe not the entire frame but graphene seat post or handlebars anyone?

if its the material they are all making it out to be it will be used for everything! then it will turn out that its more deadly than death itself and we will all look like idiots.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:09 am 
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1duck wrote:
if its the material they are all making it out to be it will be used for everything! then it will turn out that its more deadly than death itself and we will all look like idiots.


True! :lol:

seems very interesting though. If it is possibly as good as theyre making out, this could be the start of the space age!

Wonder how heat resitant it is? They didnt mention that. Bet it melts like butter.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:23 am 
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Don't care one little bit.


Has nobody told these people that you make bike frames with steel?


Anyway,I'm not well. :( so they can stick it up their collective a*ses!!

al. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:21 pm 
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Hunting everywhere for sympathy this morning aren't you :lol: :lol:

Steel is best then ti at a push. Anything else is just silly :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:47 pm 
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Hunting everywhere for sympathy this morning aren't you :lol: :lol:

Steel is best then ti at a push. Anything else is just silly :wink:


Yes :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Graphene bike frame?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:25 pm 
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Seems graphene could be used to make tyres. Thats what I read in this weeks cycling weekly anyway.
Perhaps they will be puncture proof?


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