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 Post subject: Carbon Frame
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:54 pm 
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I have always fancied a carbon fibre bike, but never been able to afford one.

But what do you guys think about getting an old steel or aluminium frame and cutting the seat tube, top tube and down tube out, and replacing with standard carbon fibre tubing that is simply glued into the joints of the "donor" metal frame.

Is this a viable idea for a bit of fun or a waiste of time effort and money?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:59 pm 
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Ermm. :?
My thought are....

Apart from probably being dangerous (if it works at all).
It's a waste of time (and a frame) and money.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:01 pm 
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Sounds like a fun afternoon,go for it


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:02 pm 
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cool , can i have a pic of your frame jig please


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:10 pm 
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This darwin award's for you buddy :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:15 pm 
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Sounds like an excellent project. Tinkering about with stuff is what makes us Brits great at inventing! But we are poo at seing it through to finished products :lol:

EDIT to market and sell i mean


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:16 pm 
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And then find the steepest, gnarliest and rockiest piece of downhill to give it a thorough test.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:30 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Go the whole hog and build your own full carbon frame.

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/rinard/howibuil.htm


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:16 pm 
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Location: No brakes? Way to commit soldier.
Why not just cut all of the 'joints' out of an old frame to make a set of lugs that you can then use to hold together a full carbon tubeset? Way cooler.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:29 pm 
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Have you got a death wish? :shock:


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