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    389755 Just back from LBS with headset, fork...

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    Just back from LBS with headset, fork and a few details done (threads of BB chased).

    With wheels it is actually starting to look good.
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    Awwww man! I wish I had an office like 65er. ...

    Awwww man! I wish I had an office like 65er.

    Thank God i'm off on holiday (6 weeks in camper van in the UK) next week. All I need to do is fight the urge to throttle some idiot quasi-work...
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    388018 At the bike shop to have the various...

    388018

    At the bike shop to have the various technical bits done that I don't have tools for - threads chased, bottom bracket faced, head set installed.
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    A neat idea to turn the usual on it's head. ...

    A neat idea to turn the usual on it's head.

    When Their Sad Ads Stopped Working, One Animal Shelter Tried Out A New Idea. It Saved 5,000 Dogs.
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    I had thought that one key fault with this kit...

    I had thought that one key fault with this kit (and the 'how to' videos) was how narrow the electrical tape is. It works great for compression, but it is very easy to have bunch up and create sharp...
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    Canaboo - how did you compress those fibres when...

    Canaboo - how did you compress those fibres when the epoxy was curing? How much material to you sand/file off later to get the finished smooth shape?
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    Plenty of folks haven't had problems with carbon...

    Plenty of folks haven't had problems with carbon lugged bamboo bikes. Calfee is doing it for a living and also offering a very high level of service/warranty - people also have a very high...
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    Yes. They are using some sort of fibrous bark. ...

    Yes. They are using some sort of fibrous bark.

    Many folks use hemp fibre, but I understand it is a total pain to wet out and then you really have to compress it well. If I had to go to hemp I...
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    386983 I took to the tubes with some 300 grit...

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    I took to the tubes with some 300 grit wet/dry paper and it produced this matt finish. The painters in the workshop agreed it was enough to help the clear coat key in. I think I could have...
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    I'll hit the tubes gently with a very fine paper...

    I'll hit the tubes gently with a very fine paper to see how it turns out. I am liking the finish of Canaboo's bikes, but had initially thought that it was a bit 'too much' with the node rings and all...
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    Not so sure I want to sand so much off. Can you...

    Not so sure I want to sand so much off. Can you send me a link to some photos of your bikes?

    Perhaps a VERY light sand that won't change the outside look too much might be just enough to help a...
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    Thank you. We'll see if it rides properly before...

    Thank you. We'll see if it rides properly before passing final judgement!




    In hindsight I think I should have cut the slots earlier when I had more material to work with. There is quite a lot...
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    Ahhh, humidity. My friend. 5am rides with...

    Ahhh, humidity. My friend.

    5am rides with 28deg C and 85% humidity.

    Good thing the local newspaper is so absorbent. I just about manage to get my shoes dry for the next day's ride...
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    386538 Pretty much done. A light flow coat...

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    Pretty much done.

    A light flow coat of epoxy has just been applied (frame is actually hanging to dry upside down - flipped image) to the carbon. I could have spent many hours more...
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    386310 Cable stops for the rear brake. ...

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    Cable stops for the rear brake.

    These are fairly chunky, but I can sand them down a bit later. I drilled them out to locate a cable ferrule in one end, but I did not cut a slot for quick...
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    Frame is fully out of the jig now. Needs lots of...

    Frame is fully out of the jig now. Needs lots of sanding to get rid of the deeper ripples - then a clear coat the finish.

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    Shaped and mounted a rear brake bridge today. This will need to...
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    Some updates: ...

    Some updates:

    https://plus.google.com/photos/102463480072443711075/albums/6021729594896357441

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    Unwrapped these two lugs. Quite a few lumps, ridges and ripples to sand out....
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    Thanks everyone. Big group of riders out...

    Thanks everyone.

    Big group of riders out yesterday 'in memorial' - and geez, didn't we block up the road for a bit!!!

    Long coffee stop at the end with some of the senior guys explaining the...
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    And the saddest thing that had me crying again...

    And the saddest thing that had me crying again was his wife's final posting on his Facebook account.

    "We would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and help at this time of struggle. I leave...
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    Sticky: Crying again. His final Facebook post...

    Crying again.

    His final Facebook post (obviously from his wife).

    "We would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and help at this time of struggle. I leave you with this last view of my...
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    Lost a good man last night (5 June). Former...

    Lost a good man last night (5 June). Former member of my team. Gentleman.

    Colin Robertson

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    Killed in a collision with a truck while out on an early evening training ride near Hong Kong...
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    https://plus.google.com/photos/1024634800724437110...

    https://plus.google.com/photos/102463480072443711075/albums/6021729594896357441?authkey=CMTd9uC9kMfNwwE

    Full album of photos.

    Today's highlights:
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    Head tube wrapped in carbon tow...
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    Sticky: Lost a good man last night (5 June). Former...

    Lost a good man last night (5 June). Former member of my team. Gentleman.

    Colin Robertson

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    Killed in a collision with a truck while out on an early evening training ride near Hong Kong...
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    I'm an ex-high school design and technology...

    I'm an ex-high school design and technology teacher, so it is a habit! There are more, so I might stick up a full gallery somewhere and link to it.
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    385272 Next step is some basic fibreglass to...

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    Next step is some basic fibreglass to be a more solid 'tacking' together. All major lugs done, but I'm just showing you the head tube here. Four long strips with an over lapping X pattern,...
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