Framebuilders - Carbon and Steel Frame
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12-07-09, 09:29 PM
I have a 2007 Jamis Eclipse. The frame is a mix of lugged Reynolds 853 with carbon tubing.
My question: Is it possible to change out the carbon tubes with either another carbon tube or a steel tube? I'm not planning to do this--I like my bike, but it's just in case it breaks in a crash or becomes soft with time. We're assuming it would go to a frame builder for this.
12-07-09, 09:48 PM
everything is possible. I'm guessing a tube replacement would be uneconomic.
12-08-09, 08:05 AM
I would assume that Jamis would be the one to contact if you have problems before a builder. Its a nice bike. I have been wanting to incorporate some carbon into one of my frames in a similar fashion. I am curious as to the weight of this frame, I imagine it rides pretty well? I don't know what would be easier, replacing a broken tube with a steel tube or getting the broken end of the carbon fiber out of the steel lug, there is probably something that would break the epoxy down so you could remove it, possibly heat, jeez, burning epoxy is definately no fun to inhale. Anyway, nice bike and I wouldn't sit around worrying about what might go wrong, it might ride like a dream for 20 years. Enjoy. http://meechcustombikes.blogspot.com/
12-08-09, 12:03 PM
I know a lot of people that have bikes made from carbon and titanium. They are getting a little older now, they obviously have never had the kind of problem you are worried about.
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