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Old 10-12-08, 08:47 PM   #1
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Carbon Fiber Frame Project -help plz

hey i've been looking into building a carbon frame so far i've been keeping up with many of the threads from other sites and have amassed a wide variety of info so far. Wanted to know if you guys had any info what so ever on

-the threads of the guys building their own stuff and how they did it
-what type of carbon sheets or prepregs to buy

the homebuilders that have had some success were:

http://www.bmeres.com/
http://www.dekelbikes.com/carbon_bike_project.html
http://bcdracing.com/

any info of link would help
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Old 10-12-08, 10:48 PM   #2
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I think you should do a search there have been other threads, I think. One thing you might also search are the bamboo threads. Guys who built in bamboo often had carbon experience first. The joinery schemes are similar.
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the forum activity on this site it really active...anyone else?
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the forum activity on this site it really active...anyone else?
Have you read http://www.sheldonbrown.com/rinard/howibuil.htm yet?

And on a whole different level of complexity, here's an all-carbon-fiber human-powered-vehicle:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bhpclub...7604828238682/
not just the frame, but the seat, wheels, handlebar, fork, and the entire shell are carbon. 25 pounds total.
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Old 10-27-08, 07:36 AM   #5
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yeah i read most of that...nothing special though
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There is a good carbon fiber frame building tutorial on instructables. I just read it yesterday and was pretty inspired to try it in the future.
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-...ome-and-a-bam/
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There is a good carbon fiber frame building tutorial on instructables. I just read it yesterday and was pretty inspired to try it in the future.
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-...ome-and-a-bam/
ya that's the same person who owns the site i posted above bmeres
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