skimons wrote:you might have mentioned in your earlier threads, but what kind of molds do you use or how is your procedure more or less? it looks all industrial made to me, i.e. i tried making something of carbon myself, but that was WAY from the cleanliness and with MUCH more resin/epoxy left overs.. not even to mention the tolerances... RESPECT!
will the drop outs be like the former ones or are you planning to make them from carbon as well... cool if it works out..
First of all thanks!
Maybe the biggest "secret" of my procedure is that I don't work with any excess of the resin (!). So all the work is pure precision - from the proportion of the epoxy mixture (very important - I use top-quality epoxy, the same as two big companies here in Slovenia, maybe you know them: www.akrapovic.com/
), very important is also the proportion between the weight of resin and carbon fibre. And finally also the precise carbon work. Not everytime is everything perfect, so you need also a lot of patience and endurance. But unfortunately I'm financial limited with my projects, because I have A LOT of interesting projects on paper but can't start with them at the moment (also because my free time). I mainly work with pressure and the moulds are made with two halfs. It also depends for wich tube etc.,..
The drop outs will be 100% carbon fibre!
Except the "hanger" (I'll use the same as Scott does):
dunlinii wrote:Again amazing stuff. We are trying to do some CF stuff at work (not me personally) but it is amazing how you are achieving so much when hundreds of highly paid engineers can't make our project work!!
What can I say, really thanks a lot! Probably I'm the only one who knows how exactly I make all the stuff, but I want to show that it's possible (!). A lot of people said to me that I'm mad and that I can't make a frame by my own...but hey, I made it, rode for 3000km without any problem and even raced with it on one race
. And the next one is in process, this time even lighter, improved, better,...I sure won't stop with my work, somehow I'm addicted to it
...and I just can't wait that I finish this project...to test it, research it,...and start a new one