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hand made frame

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hand made carbon 2010

Ritchey/easton

Deda/Cane Creek (old winwood forl from the start)

Miche/DT Swiss/Schalbe

Miche/DT Swiss/Schwalbe

Shimano

Handemade/PRO

Time/SRAM

Shimano

FSA

Shimano

I made this frame from unidirectional HM carbon fiber. It has some Kevlar in the downtube and along the chainstays. So far it handles very well...

People who friended this bike Joey Volpe, dape, velocepedestrian

Great project!

Joey Volpe

Nice job... must be a great challenge!

Where do you go about finding the plans, materials, etc. for such a project? I'm thinking of building one next year, but have no idea where to start the research?

Hi,and thanks for your

Hi,
and thanks for your interest in my project! It was a challange but at the same time a lot of fun and a great satisfaction to see the result.
Mostly i have searched the Internet for information about framebuilding. Below you will find some links. Sheldon Brown has been a great source and a good place to start looking for information.

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/rinard/carbon_fiber.htm

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/rinard/fea.htm

http://www.phred.org/~josh/build/suppliers.html

http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/fitting.htm

I have build the frame using a core of XPS (extruded polystyrene) that is used as insulation. I made the core in two pieces (front and rear triangle) and glued them together. I made the drop-outs from aluminum and i used a bottom bracket from an old bike no longer in use. See the links above (www.phred.org) for information on where to buy it. the lay-up of the carbon fiber was made with help from the FEA test (
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/rinard/fea.htm). I used uni-directional carbon fiber and Epoxy resin. uni-directionall fiber because then i can lay up the fiber in the directions f the different forces (again see the FEA test). Also, the shape and diameter of the tubes effect the strenght of the frame.
I hope this information was helpful. do not hesitate to get back to me for more information and pictures/plans. I will try to find all my material.



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