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Old 02-03-10, 11:01 AM   #1
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Flax Mountain Bike

Hello all,

I am planning on building a 100% Flax Fibre composite XC Mountain Bike Frame.

I thought i'd post here to see if anyone has any experience with flax (apart from Museeuw who is currently making road bike frames made from a flax/carbon composite)

I am having trouble sourcing the flax.

Any information would be greatly appreciated



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Old 02-03-10, 11:12 AM   #2
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Google "flax yarn" instead of flax fiber and you'll get tons of hits.
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Ulster, Belgium and Hungary have lots of linen/flax. You might try looking up a trade association there. Museeuw are working with a composite company in Belgium to make the tubes, which they then ship to Billato in Italy, who make the frames.

Great idea btw. Flax is a good environmental choice for W. Europe.
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