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carrot fiber bike?

Old 04-04-07, 08:37 AM
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carrot fiber bike?

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Old 04-04-07, 08:59 AM
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Carbon-fibre frame famine could be ended by carrots
A SCOTTISH company has developed a composites material made from carrots and is soon to roll out production of high-end 'biofibre' fishing rods. CelluComp of Fife said the material, called Curran, could
also be used to make carbonfibre style bicycle frames.

Dr David Hepworth of CelluComp said:“We're extracting cellulose material from the cells, deconstructing them to pieces that are microscopic and bonding it with a special resin in a way that can be moulded together and is more damage resistant
than carbon fibre.”
Curran is currently being
trialled on fishing rods. A rod,
weighing just ounces, requires
fibre pulp from up to 2kgs of
carrots. It went on sale in
January.
Last year, Johan
Museeuw's frame
business introduced the bike
world to carbon-fibre frames
strengthened with flax.
Museeuw said: “It might not
be too long before bikes made
completely from flax are
produced.”
He didn't say anything about
carrots. However, a wag known
to BikeBiz quipped: “Will I need
to keep a carrot-fibre frame in
the fridge?”.
There's clearly scope for many
similar jokes, and ones featuring
rabbits too, but Curran is no
laughing matter, as it could
transform the composites industry.
Carbon fibres used in modern
composites are derived from oil;
Curran's biofibres are Green.
Right now CelluComp is
mixing the carrotfibres
with carbon-fibres – it's
currently an 80:20 mix – but
Dr Hepworth believes the
technology can be developed
so all the fibres used are biofibres.
There could also be
composites made from turnips,
swede and parsnips.
Dr Hepworth said: “If we can
replace just a small percentage
of carbon fibres in products the
effects on the environment could
be significant and wide-ranging.”
www.cellucomp.com
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Old 04-04-07, 09:01 AM
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that is pretty stink'n cool, they're gonna have to come up with a better name for the stuff though. something like..... Farbon Ciber or something.

curran just sounds too much like Koran.
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Mmm, Carrot fiber, when you trash your bike you just serve it for dinner and clean your digestive tract.
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Imagine all the hemp fiber frames you could sell to the ss/fg crowd.
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I would be worried my bike would be stolen by rabbits.
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Old 04-04-07, 10:21 AM
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Is this similar to Carpet Fiber Seat posts?
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News to me. I know Disney's planning a whole line of spinach-fiber bikes.

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Originally Posted by Second Mouse
News to me. I know Disney's planning a whole line of spinach-fiber bikes.

Hey, is Disney now promoting riding with your helmet off and on the back?
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Does disney own popeye? hmmm....

figured it out...
King Features Syndicate/The Hearst Corporation owns the rights to the Popeye family of characters. It was this same company who licensed the rights to have ...
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Well - I am glad I waited on getting the Carbon fiber bike. I also wonder how companies will set their frames apart. For example - will some claim that their baby carrot bike is a stronger fiber than their competitors adult carrot bike? Will certain vegetables be considered stronger? Also - hemp (no joke) may indeed end up being the most reliable fiber. Who knew.
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Originally Posted by Second Mouse
News to me. I know Disney's planning a whole line of spinach-fiber bikes.

Looks like someone needs to be tested for HGH.
 
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Well - I am glad I waited on getting the Carbon fiber bike. I also wonder how companies will set their frames apart. For example - will some claim that their baby carrot bike is a stronger fiber than their competitors adult carrot bike? Will certain vegetables be considered stronger? Also - hemp (no joke) may indeed end up being the most reliable fiber. Who knew.
You'll see the difference between Chinese communist carrots and American Freedom Carrots..the American carrots are a little longer.
 
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So if I crash I can just whip out a packet of ranch dressing and eat what's left?
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Carrot has merit!
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