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    Cannondale Carbon Fatbike Project

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    Riding.....

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    yup- same bike.

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    Keep putting your stuff out there dude. You give mounds of credit to the argument that carbon is very repairable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Diller View Post
    Keep putting your stuff out there dude. You give mounds of credit to the argument that carbon is very repairable.
    I hope cannondale makes this one, even more fragile than their current bikes.

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    RE: Cannondale Carbon Fatbike Project

    Until I see it equipped with a Lefty direct from factory I ain't interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tridentcycleworks View Post
    I hope cannondale makes this one, even more fragile than their current bikes.
    Cheeky! I bet you in particular would! Haha, that is just incorrigible
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Diller View Post
    Cheeky! I bet you in particular would! Haha, that is just incorrigible
    LOL. Hopefully with a really low resin to fiber ratio too...

    On a serious note, consumers gotta wise up to spending so much $$, on items that are so disposable. When a death occurs because of under-builtness, it will change.

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    I kind of thought the world was past the new material backlash, way past it.

    Sort of sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tridentcycleworks View Post
    LOL. Hopefully with a really low resin to fiber ratio too...

    On a serious note, consumers gotta wise up to spending so much $$, on items that are so disposable. When a death occurs because of under-builtness, it will change.
    Actually, carbon frames are very repairable. It is the alloy frames that are throw-away once they crack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2silent View Post
    I kind of thought the world was past the new material backlash, way past it.

    Sort of sad.
    Not new material, new ways of using less material while charging more, by means of selling the construction technology. And making the current materials last less longer. More disposable is the new.

    In the day, Trek could wack a piece of aluminum tube, around a same size carbon tube, and the aluminum tube would fold around the carbon one. Not any more...

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    Guys, I think two of you are unaware of your audience. Look up Trident Cycle Works - he's been around the block. He's (perhaps fairly?) cynical, not anti-carbon.
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    I'm not trying to make anyone part with too much money for too little though? I just figured someone on this forum might be interested.

    Don't see why he felt the need to attack me and further to attack the strength/quality of my work which he knows exactly nothing about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2silent View Post
    I'm not trying to make anyone part with too much money for too little though? I just figured someone on this forum might be interested.

    Don't see why he felt the need to attack me and further to attack the strength/quality of my work which he knows exactly nothing about.
    I follow - but I think you misread his diss. It was directed at large manufacturers and planned obsolescence.

    At least, that's how I took it.
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    Uh oh. Big misunderstanding.

    Ya, I was pointing out the current industry, not you 2silent.

    These fragile bikes, keep people like us well fed.

    I'm sure you do excellent work, probably way better than the manufacturers of production level bikes. Probably better than me...

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    All my fault. Thread was about a new Fatbike, and my industry rants side-tracked it all. Sorry.

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    I see that, sorry.

    That said, my work may be stronger but it's also heavier. I know my limitations.

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    Wait, this is your work??...did I totally miss that??...

    Awesome job man!!

    So....if someone sent you a carbon frame like a SC Tallboy or similar, how much $$ we talking to make the rear fat???...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post
    Wait, this is your work??...did I totally miss that??...

    Awesome job man!!

    So....if someone sent you a carbon frame like a SC Tallboy or similar, how much $$ we talking to make the rear fat???...


    Yes, my work.

    I am willing to do similar work on customer bikes but it will be on a case by case basis. Things like the hub spacing, type of BB in the original frame etc. can drastically change the effort involved. Send me a message via email or facebook preferably if you want to discuss it.

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    Put a Lefty on that thing already!

    Man, do I need to point everything out?
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    I am going to call you today, perhaps today.

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    2silent, I thought you were just posting something new from C'Dale. I did not know you were showing something that you concocted. (Teach me not to read a thread properly).

    What you did to the back end of that bike is awesome! I might just do the same for myself (personal bike, not production).

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    That's cool! I'm gonna start looking for a damaged carbon Flash frame.

    Already have the lefty...

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    Thanks!

    The Flash is an incredible candidate for this. 170 or 190 rear would be EVEN easier.

    I do hope people copy me- it's great fun to ride!

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    Also, I suppose I should be flattered ya'll assumed I was just posting stuff!

    I'm just a dude who has been repairing stuff in his garage for a few years and have slowly built up my skills, market, knowledge to where it's becoming a bit more of a real business. 'm all about my own bikes and racing though, first and foremost.

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