Join Date: Jul 2009
Bikes: 1986 Alan Record Carbonio, 1985 Vitus Plus Carbone 7, 1984 Peugeot PSV, 1972 Line Seeker, 1986(est.) Medici Aerodynamic (Project), 1985(est.) Peugeot PY10FC
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That's the problem sometimes with CF components....they're like nitroglycerine.....be rough with them and they can "explode" on you......
We never needed to worry too much about exacting torque values before CF came into the scene. I felt kinda strange telling my teenage nephew who is really getting into biking and had just bought his first carbon framed bike, that he has to remember to be careful when tightening fittings and components on his frame. I know I had to warn him about it, but me not owning a new CF bike, is just as clueless about how you really deal with it.