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Carbon Fibre Framebuilding – Any Interest? – UPDATED

Carbon Fibre Framebuilding – Any Interest? – UPDATED

The purpose of the first post on this subject was to try and ascertain the interest in the frame building community in constructing their own carbon fibre frames using tube to tube construction. I have only dabbled in adding carbon to my steel frames, but the techniques for building carbon tube to tube frames appears to be much the same, in as much as they can be cut and mitred and assembled and glued in a standard frame building jig. I have been put off by the subsequent wrapping of the joints to finish off and strengthen the build, feeling this has to be done properly. I am given to understand that it can be completed without the use of an oven afterwards, presumably by using the correct type of epoxy and that wrapping of the joints is not as difficult as it may appear. My own perusal of the internet has only come across projects to produce moulded frames, which as a steel frame builder, is a completely different way of working. It also would require more space than I have available. I have not found any books on the subject and there seems to be one teaching course in the USA, in Tucson, Arizona (https://www.framebuildingschool.com/carbon). There is however some useful information on several manufacturer websites, albeit rarely related to bicycle construction per se.