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Retro Grouch vindication... 
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:35 pm Reply with quote
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Off topic but relevant...

Skinny pipe, steel frame riding retro grouches can feel some measure of satisfaction and vindication in this article about "carbon" - i.e. Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic frames and components! Razz Razz Razz

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/27/sports/cycling/as-technology-makes-bicycles-lighter-and-faster-it8217s-the-cyclists-falling-harder.html?_r=1

I've been beating this drum for for over 40 years! First got involved with Carbon Fiber Reinforced Epoxy products in the 1970s! Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:21 pm Reply with quote
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Kind of a strange article: They really didn't back up the headline.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:02 pm Reply with quote
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sandranian wrote:
Kind of a strange article: They really didn't back up the headline.


Stephan,

This issue came up in another group.

For starters the NY Times vet their articles pretty carefully. The writer was in France following the whole tour. He seems to be pretty technically savvy too.

The problem that I have with CFRP bikes is that the majority of the frames focus on weight and appearance over needed technical refinements.

CFRP can fail catastrophically with little or no warning. Once a carbon fiber frame has been in a wreck it should be replaced. All kinds of unseen damage can be going on under the paint.

Now for the Cat 1 weight weenie who needs everything in light weight carbon...



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:45 pm Reply with quote
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It should be, essentially, the same as those on the Saur Sojasun Team velos. Good luck with your "The One-ISP". Hoping that it comes in o.k; and soon! ????

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