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Old 04-19-09, 06:17 PM   #1
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Retired bike designer creates CF dog bowl, fails miserably.

http://i.gizmodo.com/5218570/inconce...ind-any-buyers

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Old 04-19-09, 06:19 PM   #2
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Im sure my cat is smart enough not to eat out of something like that..
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Old 04-19-09, 06:45 PM   #3
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Poor dog that eats out of that....when that CF finally explodes, it'll probably kill the critter.
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pcad would buy that
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But how much does it weigh?
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Old 04-19-09, 07:08 PM   #6
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Weigh indeed!! I thinking a cnc designed Ti retention system or this bowl is all over the floor!
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Old 04-19-09, 07:12 PM   #7
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Slap some Cervelo stickers on them and they'd sell like wildfire.
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Slap some Cervelo stickers on them and they'd sell like wildfire.
Bravo! The sad part is...you're probably right!
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Old 04-19-09, 08:18 PM   #9
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Eh, don't worry, they'll show up in Big Lots or someplace like that soon enough.

Now, if she'd made them as cereal bowls - they would have sold like hotcakes. lol
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Old 04-19-09, 08:29 PM   #10
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If you put the Cervelo stickers on it, then ya gotta figure out how to route the cables. And think if you are indeed too fat for this sport.
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It needs to have Zipp logo on the inside bottom, only readable when empty...............
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Old 04-19-09, 09:33 PM   #12
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It needs to have Zipp logo on the inside bottom, only readable when empty...............
I remember when I was really young that my parents would bribe me to eat with some sort of character in the bottom of the bowl.
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Old 04-19-09, 09:50 PM   #13
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What kind of world do we live in where 600 superfluous carbon fiber dog bowls cannot find a market? ...

...Yaeger's selfish attempt to reinvent herself actually tied up the carbon fiber market when she made the sizable order a few years ago. Bicycle companies, as a result, could not get their products made in a timely fashion. "We couldn't get frames made and you were getting stupid dog bowls made," said Jason Rico...
Bull pucky.
There is no way 600 dog bowls tied up the world supply of carbon fiber.
That was due to the US military building the F22 or some such.
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Old 04-19-09, 09:58 PM   #14
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my dog would have gotten cancer from all the carbon fiber shards it would eat from chewing on that carbon fiber bowl.
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It needs to have Zipp logo on the inside bottom, only readable when empty...............
I would buy one of those.

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Old 04-19-09, 10:56 PM   #16
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Bull pucky.
There is no way 600 dog bowls tied up the world supply of carbon fiber.
That was due to the US military building the F22 or some such.
Yeah really. 600 dog bowls, unless they're hundreds of layers thick, can't be more than... 50 bikes or so.

It's probably a misinterpreted quote. The person likely bought the CF when the market was tied up (with the F22 and 787), which other CF using manufacturers thought was a frivolous waste of hard-to-get CF.
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Old 04-20-09, 07:28 AM   #17
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Slap some Cervelo stickers on them and they'd sell like wildfire.
I'd eat out of it myself if it had Cervelo logos on it.
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Old 04-20-09, 07:31 AM   #18
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I'd eat out of it myself if it had Cervelo logos on it.
It would increase your self loathing if it had Trek or Specialized stickers on it. Just sayin.
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Bull pucky.
There is no way 600 dog bowls tied up the world supply of carbon fiber.
That was due to the US military building the F22 or some such.
The Boeing 787 is the most likely candidate. Boeing locked in contracts for a very significant fraction of the world's production of carbon fiber several years ago for that aircraft. Even the 777, which has been in production for about a decade now, uses several tons of carbon fiber in its construction.

As I understand it, the market has eased up now, partially because manufacturing capacity has caught up, and partially because Boeing and Airbus are behind schedule in building their newest, most carbon-reliant jets.
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I can hardly think of a more hopeless material to make dog bowls out of.

The light weight is a liability because the dog is going to scoot it all over the place just trying to eat out of it. Washability/durability is an issue, and I suspect the material will be too porous after the bowl is used for awhile. And it's going to look like heck after the dog chews it up even if we ignore that eating carbon fiber just has to be dangerous.

Ceramic is the best material to make dog bowls out of, but stainless steel is not bad. If you need light weight, plastic would be a better way to go. It will prove more resilient to the abuse the dog will dole out and not represent a threat when ingested. Plus, it's cheaper.

Those who need a fancy looking dog bowl would be better served by a crystal punch bowl or candy dish depending on size of dog. Ceramic is still better because it's not so sharp when it breaks...
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What do you do if your dog wants to drink out of the toilet?

Here's what you do:

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It appears that the part you actually lift is not CF. What's with that? You'd think that would be the most important part to have as light as possible.
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It appears that the part you actually lift is not CF. What's with that? You'd think that would be the most important part to have as light as possible.
Stop getting in the way of my humor with your senseless facts and observations

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If they ever remake "Breaking Away," whoever plays dave stoller can feed his cat from that once the Team CSC stickers go on. ....will Jens Voigt throw a c02 cartridge at the new Dave's head to foil him in the road race scene? (no more frame pumps or 36-spoke wheels )
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Slap some Cervelo stickers on them and they'd sell like wildfire.
This makes me want to stick Surly decals on my dog's heavy steel bowl.
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