Hey, someone i know had and old aluminum frame with the tubing bonded to lugs, all the tubes are straight, This got me thinking if i could Get some of thoese lugs, could i not buy some off the shelf carbon fiber tubing and bond it to the lugs, Making a realativly inexpensive, albite fragile and likely if i wan't it ride able heavy garage made carbon fiber frame?
'04 Giant OCR2, '87 Schwinn World Sport F/G conversion, '85 Schwinn Super Le Tour, '92 Trek 820
Pardon me for reviving/hijacking this thread. A search on "bond, bonded, bonding" brought it up.
My thought was, would building lugged & bonded frames be a low(er) cost, less technically challenging method (as it would involve little or no brazing/welding and tricky tube mitering) for the hobbyist/novice framebuilder? Just buy lugs, tubing, cut latter to length and glue it up? (Leaving aside, for the sake of this discussion, the intricacies of geometry and fit.)
Though I never aspired to be a framebuilder, lurking here now and then out of mere idle curiosity has begun giving me "ideas".
It could just be cabin fever talking...
'04 Giant OCR2|'87 Schwinn World Sport F/G conversion (6,129)|'92 Trek 820 MTB|'85 Schwinn Super LeTour
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