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Old 24th March 2006, 20:06   #1
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Exclamation Working with carbon fibre!

Was just looking at the possibilities of working with carbon fibre for various applications,

Got some info from this website : http://www.mci.i12.com/index.htm

Where he built all the body components in CF for his GSXR1100K

Any idea if the fiber is available?



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Old 24th March 2006, 20:38   #2
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woaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh i would love that bike it looks awesome!! man i have no idea if its available but its gonna be god damn expensive
OFf topic but does any one here make custom choppers or bikes!!?

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Exclamation Exotic!!!

Wheels in carbon fibre, my study and search for info on the subject is leading me to really exotic automotive findings!!

The carbonfibre-magnesium wheels!
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Old 24th March 2006, 21:57   #4
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The Koenigsegg CC-R frame is made in carbon-kevlar!!!



Even the seat's made outta that exotic stuff!!!



Courtsey: http://www.bmwm5.com/articles.php?id=33&page=5

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Old 24th March 2006, 22:25   #5
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Hey Edmund,

check out this thread - Pics: Carbon Fibre Seat - How it was made (Pics: Carbon Fiber Seat - How it was handmade for FSAE).

It was my first time working with CF, or any composite for that matter, so attention to the visual quality of the peice was last on the list of concerns, since it had to be very structurally sound.

Within a month or two me and a some freinds will have a carbonfibre/chromoly recumbent bicycle made...!

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Old 24th March 2006, 22:35   #6
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Very nice reviews. But kevlar is aprrox cost 8 times of cf panels. A cf works out like a lakh for a hood. so kevlar will be 8 lakhs for a hood .hahahahaha.
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Hey Edmund,

check out this thread - Pics: Carbon Fibre Seat - How it was made (Pics: Carbon Fiber Seat - How it was handmade for FSAE).

It was my first time working with CF, or any composite for that matter, so attention to the visual quality of the peice was last on the list of concerns, since it had to be very structurally sound.

Within a month or two me and a some freinds will have a carbonfibre/chromoly recumbent bicycle made...!

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Yeah dude, was very impressed with that seat!!!
I followed that thread very closely as your work progressed!!
Hoping to do stuff like that here!!!

Will look for support from you if i manage to get ma hands on some CF!!!

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Yep, those guys are Koenigsegg were very impressive. I'm doing a tour of Ascari in the UK this Monday, so I'll try and get some more CF pics for you then.
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@ Rehaan and anybody with any info ...........where on earth can we source the material from?

Malyasia, Thailand... where, where?

Any inputs......

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@ Rehaan and anybody with any info ...........where on earth can we source the material from?
Malyasia, Thailand... where, where?
Hey Edmund,

Well i have no clue about the availability of the cloth in Malaysia/Thailand etc ... but one thing you can do is try ebay > found a lot of resuts (Ebay USA) "Carbon Fibre Cloth" link to search.

I was talking to a yatch builder here a few weeks ago and he was telling me that at the moment its becoming rather difficult to find CF as the military is just buying all of it!

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