Interesting read but I think this carbon fiber fad thing is coming to and endThis isn't really new information but it was interesting to see it all summed up in one article.
The 10 Things You Didn't Know About Carbon Fiber | Bicycling
I think the era of plastic bikes is just getting started. I am a traditionalist but appreciate the value of the newer material, the frames are extremely light, the materials can be sculpted into great shapes and its performance is exceptional. Plastic is here to stay!!!
To an answer of my "Why" question:
And this conclusion:Other than wishful thinking, I've got nothing
... in a matter of hours?I am not aware of any new wonder material muscling in on CF's turf. We will be stuck with the stuff for a while.
I thought it was clear that my post was tongue in cheek. I'm a steel aficionado but I also have a soulless plastic bike and a Ti one so I'm at least slightly open-mindedI'd love to know the why behind the statement. Do tell!
I don't go for steel myself but I sure wouldn't want the option of steel to go away.
Actually, 3D printing of metal is a thing (a very expensive thing) right now. It will continue dropping in price and may become a practical solution at some point in the distant future.But with what material? Let me guess, carbon fiber & resin. :idea:
You mean we are going back to metal for bike frame?Actually, 3D printing of metal is a thing (a very expensive thing) right now. It will continue dropping in price and may become a practical solution at some point in the distant future.
DW is making a new bike brand with custom lugs via 3D printing: