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Old 06-03-08, 06:28 PM
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shabbasuraj's OFFICIAL Carbon discussion thread...

Just to be clear...


1. Carbon is only for racing. Anything else ....it will fail.


2. My dads carbon bike warped when he left it out in the afternoon sun. No warranty, and my LBS said... TOLD YOU SO. My dad has subsequently dropped cycling as a fitness hobby and now speed walks.


3. Carbon is susceptible to be eaten by certain insect species, such as termites. Wood is made of carbon.. no?


4. There is a world-wide shortage of carbon due to that new Airbus jet, and there will be a carbon fibre shortage later this summer. Prices will eventually double or triple in price. Then all other materials will become popular once again, and carbon will be forever forgotton.


5. Carbon fibre can be strengthened with Boron, thus a full BORON FIBRE frame is being developed and a frame will be released by a major maker in Taiwan in late 2008/early 2009.


6. You should not use a carbon fibre seatpost/saddle since if it breaks the micropscopic dust resulting from the break is considered a carcinogen. This is why I use a cast iron seatpost.


7. Carbon Fibre is the numero uno choice of the pro peloton because such bikes are considered disposable, thus carbon fibre has a shelf life of only a few hundred km, and continually replaced, thus the high cost of sponsoring a pro team.


8. Carbon is MUCH stronger than aluminum… This is why Record Cranks are MUCH stiffer than DA 7900.




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1. Incorrect
2. Pics or not true.
3. What planet you from?
4. I doubt it.
5. Boron is b@@ch to handle. Brittle. Stiff. Inflexible even without resin. If one is not careful a thread can go right through your hand. As far as I know they stopped using it in airplanes.
6. Carbon is inert and cannot hurt you. The resin however probably is carcinogenic. Frankly I would not worry about. You are sucking in pollution every time you ride.
7. For the most part I think they ride what their sponsors give them. Unless you are big shot.
8. I do not even know where to start with that one.

Crap. I just wasted 10 minutes doing this.

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It also explodes if you ride it in the rain.
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6. Carbon is inert and cannot hurt you. The resin however probably is carcinogenic. Frankly I would not worry about. Your sucking in pollution every time you ride.
It was in the news recently.
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Right-o. I motion we all go back to steel then? Any seconds?
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I was looking for a "fait acompli" at the end of your post.
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Originally Posted by JBS103 View Post
Had no idea. Thanks for the correction. Any frames made with nano-tubes?
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You forgot to mention that 8 year-old, cancer-ridden Chinese slave girls are forced at gunpoint to make carbon frames in dirty warehouses littered with dead puppies, burnt American flags and broken dreams.
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Had no idea. Thanks for the correction. Any frames made with nano-tubes?
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Carbon is the primary ingredient in charcoal, which will make a tasty burger even tastier. If you're hungry, you can burn your bike and grill a steak over it. Mmmmm goood.
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Originally Posted by NYJayhawk View Post
Carbon is the primary ingredient in charcoal, which will make a tasty burger even tastier. If you're hungry, you can burn your bike and grill a steak over it. Mmmmm goood.
the plastic and epoxy in the carbon fiber bike would make it burn really well too, so better watch out for the crisp on the outside, frozen solid on the inside meat.
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Originally Posted by JBS103 View Post
Nice.
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Originally Posted by garysol1 View Post
All correct.....
Thank you kind sir.. You are an accomplished cyclist. I will see you in the peloton at the next grand tour.. (hint: it is in France)
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Originally Posted by shabbasuraj View Post

8. Carbon is MORE stronger than aluminum… This is why Record Cranks are more stiffer than DA 7900.
Fixed.
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Originally Posted by SushiJoe View Post
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Correct..

Easton provides the tubes.

.. . and makes other parts related to cycling.


Ever reach the hidden page on the BMC website...?

https://www.bmc-racing.com

It states that if you get cancer from their nanotubes.. ... well it sux to be u.
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Originally Posted by schnabler1 View Post
Right-o. I motion we all go back to steel then? Any seconds?


This is a nice thought... but I am in the pro peloton... so I MUST ride ONLY NEW carbon frames (see #7)... we pros discard and donate to charity all of our used frames. (components we keep).
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Originally Posted by Nikolai View Post
Fixed.
Very nice...
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Originally Posted by NYJayhawk View Post
Carbon is the primary ingredient in charcoal, which will make a tasty burger even tastier. If you're hungry, you can burn your bike and grill a steak over it. Mmmmm goood.
This is in fact true. I actually just made this recipe.

Have you tried it yourself? Angus Beef is my fave.

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Originally Posted by shabbasuraj View Post
8. Carbon is MORE stronger than aluminum… This is why Record Cranks are MORE stiffer than DA 7900
Originally Posted by Nikolai View Post
Fixed.
oh really? If you gonna correct someones grammar, at least do it right.
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Old CF frames can be put into trash compacters and turned into diamonds!
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Originally Posted by AEO View Post
the plastic and epoxy in the carbon fiber bike would make it burn really well too, so better watch out for the crisp on the outside, frozen solid on the inside meat.
This can be avoided by simple defrosting with the use of ...

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Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21 View Post
You forgot to mention that 8 year-old, cancer-ridden Chinese slave girls are forced at gunpoint to make carbon frames in dirty warehouses littered with dead puppies, burnt American flags and broken dreams.
sounds like any western/developed country... except for the chinese girl part.
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Have you been to any chinese CF manufacturing factories and witnessed any underage workers there? Evidence or shut up please.

Even if there're, don't tell me that the outsourcing brands are not aware of that.


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You forgot to mention that 8 year-old, cancer-ridden Chinese slave girls are forced at gunpoint to make carbon frames in dirty warehouses littered with dead puppies, burnt American flags and broken dreams.
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Originally Posted by xpenny View Post
Have you been to any chinese CF manufacturing factories and witnessed any underage workers there? Evidence or shut up please.

Even if there're, don't tell me that the outsourcing brands are not aware of that.

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