And the "facepalms" every other post are annoying me. One step above "lol".
-The scary thing is that they are starting to make airplane wings out of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP). Apparently manufacturers are confident in their fatigue testing at this level.
Manufacturers being confident? I dont think an R&D guy at that manufacturer would say it's safe. It's probably some business guy's interpretation of what the engineer told him. If/when failure occurs, the engineer will get the blame and the business guy will waltz off to another project, and cause more problems there also.[/QUOTE]
-- I forgot...on the scale of airplanes vs. Bike components the weight savings from going to CF from metal is in the 1,000 s of lbs opposed to bicycle components which is weighed in grams. Because of this they are able to use much more material. Basically, the 2 are not similar enough to compare because of the scale.
-- Epoxy, not apoxy. Brain fart due to my pronunciation. Epoxy is the shiny stuff they coat carbon fiber with. Which is why the technical name for what we just call "carbon fiber" is carbon fiber reinforced plastic.
--- And as for the creep, I believe you are correct. It's been a while since the schooling days.
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Do people like to over-analyze things?
It's almost like those people who bring mathematical formulas and reasoning into "Which came first, the chicken or the egg"
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"It had long been suspected that the egg came first but now we have the scientific proof that shows that in fact the chicken came first," said Dr. Colin Freeman, from Sheffield University's Department of Engineering Materials..."
Thanks for posting video Quel! Wow. That's gotta hurt.
"You spend the whole time afraid you're weak, but clawing every second knowing that if you can just shut your mind off and turn the pedals 1 more time you're going to be 1 pedal turn closer." -- Psimet