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    Carbon Fiber bones

    I want to get all of my bones replaced by carbon fiber replicas. I think that I could save some serious weight and beef up my climbing skills.

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    Good Call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trekkie820
    I want to get all of my bones replaced by carbon fiber replicas. I think that I could save some serious weight and beef up my climbing skills.

    That's ok if you're sponsored but they will become brittle after two years.

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    If I'm sponsored, I can get the top secret stuff that never breaks. I'm also going to check into carbon fiber organs.

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    Maybe I can find a carbon fiber Powerbar, to go along with my carbon fiber organs...

    Edit: And no, I'm not drunk. Just sick of everyone blowing a load over carbon fiber.

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    Carbon Fiber Loads. Wow I thought the Carbon Fiber organs would hurt........

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    Right now I'm running carbon fiber spokey dokes on my Bullit.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    I just can't see that CF is all that strong . How is a fiberous plastic going to be as strong or stronger than steel or aluminum..heh. I don't even think i would go with titanium as a frame material,it's far more expensive than steel & not even as strong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hank Rearden
    they will become brittle after two years.
    +1. Ask wheelhot, he knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hank Rearden
    That's ok if you're sponsored but they will become brittle after two years.
    YEah,make wise cracks about a 15 year old kid's thoughts who just spoke what he thought. You punk

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    Quote Originally Posted by sngltrackdufus
    I just can't see that CF is all that strong . How is a fiberous plastic going to be as strong or stronger than steel or aluminum..heh.

    Exactly! That's why police switched from crappy plastic kevlar vests to strong, reliable aluminum ones.
    Weather today: Hot. Humid. Potholes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sngltrackdufus
    YEah,make wise cracks about a 15 year old kid who just spoke what he thought. punk
    I would suggest that you try decaf.

    Right after you read that thread again.

    Punk.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eatadonut
    Exactly! That's why police switched from crappy plastic kevlar vests to strong, reliable aluminum ones.
    See, thats what i am talkin about. i see we have an understanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hank Rearden
    I would suggest that you try decaf.

    Right after you read that thread again.

    Punk.

    Good luck!
    There is nothing to reread.
    But whatever if that is how you get your rocks off ,that's good.
    I dont do any drugas like that i smoke "CRACK"...

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    c/f bones hmmm I wonder if you would get high from your blood breaking down the resin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sngltrackdufus
    I just can't see that CF is all that strong . How is a fiberous plastic going to be as strong or stronger than steel or aluminum..heh. I don't even think i would go with titanium as a frame material,it's far more expensive than steel & not even as strong!
    That's funny I always thought that the whole point of titanium was the "stronger than steel lighter than aluminum" bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sngltrackdufus
    How is a fiberous plastic going to be as strong or stronger than steel or aluminum..heh.
    It's not a plastic. It's carbon. The carbon-carbon bond can be very strong- see diamond. Incidentally, Kevlar - which you could call a plastic - is stronger than carbon, but not as stiff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruiser2
    That's funny I always thought that the whole point of titanium was the "stronger than steel lighter than aluminum" bit.
    Titanium is not stronger than steel, nor is it lighter than aluminum. The benefit of titanium is that per weight it is stronger than both aluminum and steel. Comparing the Elastic Modulus (For our purposes, Stifness) of the three materials All numbers in 10^6 PSI :Alumnium- 9.9 to 10.3 :Steel- 29.5 to 30 :Titanium- 15 to 16. This shows that titanium is roughly 50% stronger than aluminum, but only half as strong as steel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bruiser2
    That's funny I always thought that the whole point of titanium was the "stronger than steel lighter than aluminum" bit.
    Many commonly available steels - 4340, for instance - are often stronger than the commonly available titaniums - 6Al4V or 3Al2.5V. On a strength/weight ratio the 4340's are also very better than 6Al4V.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trekkie820
    I want to get all of my bones replaced by carbon fiber replicas. I think that I could save some serious weight and beef up my climbing skills.
    Make sure you use the hollow tubes. You'll need to inject some marrow in there somewhere, or else depend on blood-doping...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eatadonut
    Exactly! That's why police switched from crappy plastic kevlar vests to strong, reliable aluminum ones.
    heheheh

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    We all know that the strength of a structure is more defined by its shape and design rather than simply the material used to make it up. While CF has a good strength to weight ratio, it is an anisotropic material and this strength is biased along a certain axis. To achieve a multiaxis strength, CF plies are laid multidirectionally across several layers. However, the real "strength" behind CF is the ability for the designer and manufacturer to create intricate shapes which might be impossible or cost-prohibitive to do otherwise with a metal. It is this shape that provides strength, stiffness/flexibility and other real-world attributes to the structure. In the cycling world, too much emphasis seems to be put on the lightweight aspects of CF and not enough is said about its design versatility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sngltrackdufus
    I just can't see that CF is all that strong .
    And I just can't see how huge hunks of metal fly through the air faster than the speed of sound yet somehow they still do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leonardotmnt
    And I just can't see how huge hunks of metal fly through the air faster than the speed of sound yet somehow they still do.
    Yes, but atleast the hunks of metal fly through the air.CF doesn't fly when it splinters, it stabs into the body.

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    I think i have had it with metal & plastic bikes, i think i am going to go with a Bamboo bike.

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