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I'm sure it would work. Compared to more traditional ways, I see two issues: 1) A slight bit of extra weight, which wouldn't be an issue except that the main purpose of using carbon fiber is to avoid extra weight. 2) At various places, you need cavities in the frame for seatposts, cranks, fork, and stuff like that, and if the cavity is filled with balsa wood, you have a problem.
It seems to me, though, that carbon fiber would be a poor material to experiment with like that. You'd have an awful lot of time and trouble in building the frame, but would pretty much be guessing on the design. Get a bit too stout, and it's also too heavy. Have a minor defiicency, and you have a cracked frame.
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