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Homemade carbon frame!

Old 12-15-08, 11:06 PM
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Homemade carbon frame!

I came across this website while searching... It's probably been posted before but this is pretty amazing stuff. Wish I had the skills and talent to layup my own carbon frame.

https://www.bmeres.com/index.htm
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Some of that stuff is awesome!
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Originally Posted by captnfantastic
I came across this website while searching... It's probably been posted before but this is pretty amazing stuff. Wish I had the skills and talent to layup my own carbon frame.
Very very true, although it's been at least a year since I remember someone else mentioning this page. I've seen the page but never actually seen a product from them.
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Old 12-16-08, 12:18 AM
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One of my favorite sites.
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they tried to keep me in engineering by promising the chance to make a senior project out of carbon fiber... some made hover crafts, others made surfboards, and some even made bicycles. i picked up one and it weighed about what my steel bike did... and it wasn't particularly stiff...

lets just say im no longer an engineering major.
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I've been drooling over the idea of building my own carbon frame ever since I saw Damon Rinard's bike when he 1st built it. Brano's site is even more informative with step-by-step instructions. Only catch so far was he had to use an existing bike as a model to build the jig around. The one I want doesn't exist.
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There's a thread on weight weenies called Samu's kitchen or similar where a guy does that.
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He says he thinks his C-Thru frame would have less aerodynamic drag than a normal frame.

When I look at that bike all I see is turbulent air.

It's cool, though.
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Originally Posted by Dubbayoo
There's a thread on weight weenies called Samu's kitchen or similar where a guy does that.
Samu's work (Signature) is used by Olympic Athletes and thousands world wide. For a "small operation" his work is second to none.
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Old 12-16-08, 11:10 AM
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Building your own CF would be fun. That's about it. You would have no idea how to make the frame stiff and compliant in the right places or how to make it handle well. It would be just like the first CF bikes where teh builders had no experience.
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Originally Posted by StanSeven
Building your own CF would be fun. That's about it. You would have no idea how to make the frame stiff and compliant in the right places or how to make it handle well. It would be just like the first CF bikes where teh builders had no experience.
That's true. I'd make a few recumbants first, and sale them, before I'd make a road frame for myself.
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Old 12-16-08, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by StanSeven
Building your own CF would be fun. That's about it. You would have no idea how to make the frame stiff and compliant in the right places or how to make it handle well. It would be just like the first CF bikes where teh builders had no experience.
Speak for yourself. You do realize that people who graduate with PhDs in engineering with thesis on fiber-technologies and specializations in investigating layup of CF in the manufacturing process as it affects performance in bicycles do exist, right? Maybe you don't realize that I'm dating one.
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