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Old 04-21-14, 10:30 PM   #1
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Fiberfix tape for broken carbon??

Hey there, so I was wondering what your thoughts on this stuff was. This video FiberFix Bike VS Barrier! - YouTube shows him cutting his frame and using this stuff to fix it. I have a carbon frame that has some damage on the top tube about 2" from the seat tube stay cluster. Thanks.
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A better thing would be to get carbon fiber off ebay and run strands parallel to the tube, and then over-wrap those, using quality epoxy (not 5 minute, aircraft or boat grade). Fiberfix would probably work, but the limiting factor would be how well it adheres to the tubes.

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I think that the break would need to be outside of at least 2 diameters of the adjacent tube, or you are looking at having to work a patch around a junction which would be a whole other thing. Also, if there was any way to get a plug in there, and pour epoxy into a solid plug in the area of the damage, that would be very positive. So if the tube butted into the adjascent tube with a solid wall, you could just fill the tube form that point till it came over the damage. That would be particularly useful if the damage was really close to the end of the tube.
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Old 04-22-14, 03:33 PM   #3
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I'd suggest that you can find someone to do a proper repair .. if you can ask us on a computer

ask the cost to do it right , here: http://calfeedesign.com/repair/ where they, by experience , know how to do the job..
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I know i can get it fixed somewhere. Im not that far away from Ruckus, who does repair. its more of the money involved. I got the frame for free and dont want to spend a ton on it. here are some pics of the damage. BTW what foam would you use to fill the section of the tube? i will say this, its not soft when i press it.

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Google fiberglass shops most do carbon as well ask to purchase mat and resin from them. Sand the damage and to the post and at least 4 in out and around the damage apply your resin and matting in about 3-4 layers alternating length wise around the damage and the whole tube. I used to work with fiberglass and carbon in the boat industry for years. The repair is simple to do youtube some tutorials its easier than you think and much better than some gimmick tape.
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