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I like mine, and it is nameless, too.
Yeah, I know. They're efficient tools and have their own coolness. They don't inspire me though.
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Now there’s a thought! I was considering silicon; they’ve been making boats and bathtubs out of that stuff for years. Is there much of a difference?
Silicon, aka glass, is too heavy for the strength it provides. Carbon is a bargain.
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Well that is because a carbon fibre bike is a plastic bike. It's just that the reinforcement in the plastic is made from carbon fibre. Which can be shaped and moulded and cured into light and fantastic shapes, even if you have be very careful when working with the stuff.
It is the plastic which is molded and cured, not the carbon fiber. That just goes along for the ride. Pun!
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Would a frame material by any other name be as laterally stiff and vertically compliant?
Yes, it would. But not at that weight.
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I’m allowing myself to buy one “thing” soon. One option is a frame on a deep discount ($2k+), the other option is a complete Di2 bike from Ribble ($1.8k). The frame will get built slowly in winter/spring if I go with the frame.

Mind you, I don’t need either at this point, and no matter which one I’ll get, I’ll still be a slow Clyde, but the gods of excess demands a sacrifice at this point in time.

Thoughts?
Look at www.workswellbikes.com. For under $500 you can get a very fine carbon frame.
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Where does the carbon come from then?
It is commonly made from another plastic fiber, polyacrylonitrile, also known as Orlon. The hydrogen and nitrogen are baked out of it to leave just the carbon fibers.
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Look at www.workswellbikes.com. For under $500 you can get a very fine carbon frame.
I've always wanted a dumb light SS bike but could never justify it. One of these days I'm going to buy a WW frame (or similar) and build something up just for the ****s and giggles.
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I was watching a show where the female with a drill was drilling the wall said she was drilling a glory hole.... what's a glory hole?
Can’t say here. Look it up.
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Can’t say here. Look it up.
DO NOT look it up.

At least not at work.
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It's 10 min. but I was in there from 7:15 until almost 3 p.m.

Getting a little sorer now that whatever they shot my leg up with is wearing off.

On a side note, a man in one of the beds next to me was rattling off all the Rx meds he is on to a nurse. Se had a list and was asking him when the last time he took each one. There had to be at least a dozen, including two types of insulin. He couldn't even remember what some of them were for.
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I like mine, and it is nameless, too.
But it works well, right??
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It is the plastic which is molded and cured, not the carbon fiber. That just goes along for the ride. Pun!
close. I'm an accountant not a material scientist. I know the basics: carbon fibre strands/cloth are mixed with liquid resins and hardeners and then a magic bike happens. I do know that the more resin you can squeeze out during the moulding/curing process the stronger and lighter the frame will be.
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Yeah, I know. They're efficient tools and have their own coolness. They don't inspire me though.
I'm just envious. I'm not solvent enough to afford a carbon wonder bike. They are super expensive over here. I'll have to settle for my titaniaum, aluminium and steel bikes.
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I'm just envious. I'm not solvent enough to afford a carbon wonder bike. They are super expensive over here. I'll have to settle for my titaniaum, aluminium and steel bikes.
They could get expensive here in a hurry too, if our Leader decrees it.
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Broke a spoke on the group ride last night. Will have to track one down at an LBS to be ready for the weekend.
I've been visiting/calling LBSs and I'm finding that no one carries bladed, straight-pull spokes in stock, not even one LBS that's owned by a wheel builder. Meanwhile, I've looked more closely at the nipple still hanging from the rim... yeah, turns out that I didn't break the spoke - I broke a nipple and, in my frustration last night, I tossed the perfectly good, hard-to-find spoke somewhere along the road.
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IKR?

He talks funny. "Part with" isn't in any language I'm familiar with.
I know that usage, but I’m from New Orleans. We say a lot of strange things.
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But it works well, right??
Very well, indeed.
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I've been visiting/calling LBSs and I'm finding that no one carries bladed, straight-pull spokes in stock, not even one LBS that's owned by a wheel builder. Meanwhile, I've looked more closely at the nipple still hanging from the rim... yeah, turns out that I didn't break the spoke - I broke a nipple and, in my frustration last night, I tossed the perfectly good, hard-to-find spoke somewhere along the road.
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DO NOT look it up.

At least not at work.
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I've been visiting/calling LBSs and I'm finding that no one carries bladed, straight-pull spokes in stock, not even one LBS that's owned by a wheel builder. Meanwhile, I've looked more closely at the nipple still hanging from the rim... yeah, turns out that I didn't break the spoke - I broke a nipple and, in my frustration last night, I tossed the perfectly good, hard-to-find spoke somewhere along the road.
That is a shame. Can’t you have the J-bend cut off a longer, regular spoke and the straight stub threaded. Good shops generally have thread rolling machines. .
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Back from being not banned but still without permission to access the 41. Exactly what happens during a ban. What was I to think?
Also back from the cardiologist. My heart has been proclaimed healthy as a horse. No angina even. I've been instructed to act my age and all will be well. But all is not perfect. I have UTI.
What is UTI? I was wondering if your problem could be exercise-induced asthma causing oxygen depletion and jaw pain.
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