DIY Project - Headtube Modding - Phase 2
I had some free time today and got started phase 2 of my DIY headtube mod on my bike so I can safely use a tapered steerer fork when it was originally designed for a standard fork.
If you guys weren't following this was phase 1:
So....continuing from Phase 1
Sanded down the gel coat and got down to the carbon fiber matrix of the head tube, & scuffed up the metal of the headset adaptor.
Cleaned and proceeded with the first layer of e-glass (fiberglass) anti-corrosion layer bonded to the raw aluminum of the headset adaptor. Hands were sticky at this point so gave up on pics. LOL ... Continued to lay up unidirectional 12K carbon fiber tow (from a roll), followed by a 2x2 twill strip, more 12k tow, another strip, and more 12k tow. Finally pulled plastic wrap over it to compact all the layers.
...(im)patiently waiting for everything to cure...... looking at project bike #3 in the back considering what to start on next.....
More updates later :D
Light at the end of the tunnel!
Final coat & wet sand
Polished with two grades of rubbing compound
UV wax polish....
Put everything back together! :D :D :D
Whew... that wet sanding was hard work..... going to do something brainless for a while. LOL