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If it doesn't work you can always wash it down with one of these for $1399 :)

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If it doesn't work you can always wash it down with one of these for $1399 :)

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I'm not a big coffee drinker so $1399 for a machine seems outragous to me. Then again, I'm drooling over a set of $690 brakes so what do I know... :rolleyes:
 

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MMMMM Carbon brakes or Espresso!

Thank god for golfers and weekend car racers, otherwise we would look even worse. . .

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Just saw this on MTBr. It's Nino's new road frame. Tested in Tour Magazin as the lightest and one of the stiffest CF frames available. It's only 888g for a size 54. For the observing eye, note it uses a similar type of braided carbon fiber tubing as the Cannondale six13. The frame goes for around $2050 including full carbon light weight aero looking fork.

https://www.scottusa.com/product.php?UID=4848

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I'm no carbon expert but I think that's the idea behind it. Using this technology a manufacturer can more accurately control the wall thickness and mechanical properties.
 

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Scott

I don't understand why Scott bikes are not sold in the US. Especially with a name like ScottUSA. Maybe we'll se them sold under the name ScottEuro. Maybe their frames are too light and they fear the US lawyers!

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For a sport that claims tradition....

as the reason for rejecting change, we certainly do wet our pants over carbon, don't we.

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Looked into that

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I don't understand why Scott bikes are not sold in the US. Especially with a name like ScottUSA. Maybe we'll se them sold under the name ScottEuro. Maybe their frames are too light and they fear the US lawyers!

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I looked into that exact thing last year to see why there is no distributor in USA or Canada. The answer I got was they were in North America with their bikes years ago and didn't do so great. The market is bigger in Europe and they are just concentrating on the Motor sport and Ski industry in North America at this time.
I would love to get Scott bikes here.
 

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It's only 888g for a size 54.
Man an I thought Merlin Magia 2.1lbs frame built to 13.1lbs was sick. Sure the brakes Dave is drooling over and Al inserts for Ti Speedplays will fill the bill
 

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as the reason for rejecting change, we certainly do wet our pants over carbon, don't we.

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I go both ways(not that way ;) ). One side of me lusts 80's steel with C-Record or Mavic SSC components and the other side wants a Calfee Dragonfly custom single speed with all carbon components...
 

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....just some further info:

http://fiberarchitects.com/aerospace/braidtubes.html

"Fiber Architecture

The tubes are braided with Atlantic Research Corporation's 3-D Through-the-Thickness© braiding process, in one pass over a cylindrical mandrel. The result is an integrated tube of carbon yarns. Two candidate fiber architectures have been produced. Table 3 and Table 4 detail Architectures I and II, respectively. Architecture I contains nominally straight, axial yarns in addition to 3-D braided yarns on the bias. Architecture II is similar but contains no axial yarns, and is consequently thinner in braided form. Both architectures have the same nominal braid angle of 40°, and the same nominal total fiber volume fraction of 60%."
 

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My major failings are carbon and blue...

read: Derosa Cinquanta

So far, though, I've resisted the carbon. Where does Ti fit on the "tradition" scale?

With four Ti frames,
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Carbon is like crack cocaine for cycling addicts. Once you start using it, you gotta have more and you gotta have the good pure light stuff. The lighter the better and man does it feel good.........

TurboTurtle said:
as the reason for rejecting change, we certainly do wet our pants over carbon, don't we.

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Dave, Dave, Dave

Dave,

The first time I saw this (Old and Fixed) under your name I thought "Why is any man bragging about being old and fixed?" Then of course I realized Old and Fixed was the group you were the moderator for, not a personal description!
 

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Dave,

The first time I saw this (Old and Fixed) under your name I thought "Why is any man bragging about being old and fixed?" Then of course I realized Old and Fixed was the group you were the moderator for, not a personal description!
Actually......ah nevermind :)
 
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