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09-11-18, 06:03 PM
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Posted By Tape2012

I'm sure it was. I wasn't criticizing, just...

I'm sure it was. I wasn't criticizing, just appreciating the unfortunate timing of misspelling a word.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-18, 12:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 722
Posted By Tape2012

Wise pedal choice. I wouldn't want to be clipped...

Wise pedal choice. I wouldn't want to be clipped in to that.
08-24-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,577
Posted By Tape2012

2004??? You do realize the was 14 years ago.

2004??? You do realize the was 14 years ago.
08-22-18, 11:11 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,577
Posted By Tape2012

Don't stress. You are on the right track. In my...

Don't stress. You are on the right track. In my experience the only real game changer I encountered was going to a full carbon fork. It made the bike feel so much more nimble and lively.

Going...
08-22-18, 10:38 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,577
Posted By Tape2012

Your good. Either your trip will be uneventful or...

Your good. Either your trip will be uneventful or you will never see it coming.
08-22-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,577
Posted By Tape2012

You are right The last 3 threads on carbon were...

You are right The last 3 threads on carbon were closed by moderators Discuss on!
08-21-18, 09:40 PM
Replies: 16,965
Views: 2,543,789
Posted By Tape2012

I wouldn't steal that bike.I know where that...

I wouldn't steal that bike.I know where that saddle has been.
08-21-18, 08:09 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,577
Posted By Tape2012

You are wrong. I don't know where you get your...

You are wrong. I don't know where you get your info but it is not true. In 120 years, a well made composite bike will look and and perform just as well as the day it was made.

I find it funny...
08-21-18, 02:02 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,577
Posted By Tape2012

I think your comments WRT composite are...

I think your comments WRT composite are exaggerated, but based on your experience, I would suggest front and side air bags for your next frame no matter what the material.
08-21-18, 11:51 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,577
Posted By Tape2012

That's fair. I also think it is fair to say that...

That's fair. I also think it is fair to say that a bike of any material, if cared for and properly maintained, should outlast the owner. So your really down to cost and personal preference.
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08-21-18, 09:54 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,577
Posted By Tape2012

:thumb: The only catastrophic failures I ...

:thumb:

The only catastrophic failures I have experienced on a bike were totally my fault One was alcohol related.
08-19-18, 10:44 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,577
Posted By Tape2012

Yes. A realistic portrayal of what happens

Yes. A realistic portrayal of what happens
08-19-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,577
Posted By Tape2012

Everyone makes their own decisions. That's how it...

Everyone makes their own decisions. That's how it should be

As someone who has spent several years in the composite industry, I just get irritated when myths get perpetuated and people speak...
08-19-18, 05:11 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,577
Posted By Tape2012

Got that right. You should have seen some of my...

Got that right. You should have seen some of my first TIG welds.
08-19-18, 09:59 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,577
Posted By Tape2012

I will say this. Composite frames are like...

I will say this. Composite frames are like aluminum.

With aluminum, to achieve the required strength for the frame many parts of the frame could be almost beer can thin. But this would allow the...
08-19-18, 09:48 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,577
Posted By Tape2012

I've had metal frames fail as well. The question...

I've had metal frames fail as well. The question might be why the fascination with composite frames?
08-19-18, 02:51 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,577
Posted By Tape2012

Pure BS based on ignorance.of the technology...

Pure BS based on ignorance.of the technology involved.



You do realize the new commercial airliners like the Boeing 787 are more than 50% CF composite by weight and have 30+ year lifespans...
08-18-18, 11:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 899
Posted By Tape2012

I can say that composite manufactures test this...

I can say that composite manufactures test this property extensively.

Epoxy will 'yellow' due to UV exposure which is why protectants or painting is not a bad idea. Plus many do not really like...
08-18-18, 10:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 899
Posted By Tape2012

Yes and no. It's the quality of the...

Yes and no.


It's the quality of the materials and the quality of the build that determines the quality of the bike, just like any other frame material. But a well made composite bike will be...
08-18-18, 12:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By Tape2012

If the seat tube is slit, all of the stresses are...

If the seat tube is slit, all of the stresses are going to be concentrated there no matter what you do. I would think aligning the slit in the clamp with the slit in the tube makes the most sense....
08-17-18, 11:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By Tape2012

I use a double bolt clamp. Clamps on both the...

I use a double bolt clamp. Clamps on both the tube and post independently. No slits so orientation doesn't matter you can tourque on the tube independently of the post.

Just remember that unless ...
08-17-18, 11:21 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,091
Posted By Tape2012

It's all good. ☺️ Just trying to break the...

It's all good. ☺️ Just trying to break the tension.
08-17-18, 10:24 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,091
Posted By Tape2012

Nothing more natural than road kill. Just avoid...

Nothing more natural than road kill. Just avoid the skunks, bad aftertaste.
Forum: Foo
08-17-18, 09:08 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,066
Posted By Tape2012

Hot Dog Bun Conspiracy *

Hot Dog Bun Conspiracy

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08-17-18, 12:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 899
Posted By Tape2012

I agree with what you have said. The main...

I agree with what you have said.

The main concern for me is that building a quality carbon frame takes more skill and diligence than metal frames. It is easy to build a poor quality carbon frame...
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