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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



    Ed

    Oxford Brookes University

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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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