How did the first frame turn out? Personally, after playing with carbon fiber I find welding or fillet brazing much easier however building a carbon frame is more interesting to me. I just finished my first frame with carbon tubes but I purchased them pre-made. You have more carbon experience than I do but I would think that using aluminum dropouts and bonding them to the frame would be the easier route, and focus more on building the carbon frame, however, if you can build a carbon frame you can probably make the dropouts as well. I build steel frames but am interested in carbon building as well so I would like to talk to you about your build and maybe get some photos. Keep us posted. Tambien tengo un amigo en Espana y yo hablo espanol pero probablemente tu hablas ingles mejor que el espanol mio. Hasta luego.http://meechcustombikes.blogspot.com/
Kypa, your bike isn`t my "cup of tea", but I admire your conviction to get it built. Good job!
Similar to you, my only frame so far is a bike shape that I had never seen with my own eyes, except in passing. In order to get a handle on the specifics, I ended up using protractors, rulers and a calcutator against pictures from different angles that I printed from the internet.
Working with carbon, can you sand down the uneven spots provided you have enough wall thickness without weakening the structure? Also, I have heard you can melt out the polystyrene mold with acetone is this true or do you just have to leave it in?
When you are laying you have to sand the last layer to continue with the next. I think if you have enougth wall thickness there is no problem because the next epoxi and CF will stick with it.
About the acetone i don't know. I know you can't use polyester resin because it will eat the polyestirene. Better way is to cut and sand the polyestirene. There is a saw made with nicrom that cuts very well this material.