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    indigosky
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    Extreme Cold Temps and Carbon Bars ???

    Anyone have any thoughts on running my carbon (Weyless) riser bars on my commuter this winter? My concern is at temps as low as -20F the carbon might become brittle.

    We had 3 weeks straight last year where the high didn't get above 0 deg F.

    Any thoughts???
    Last edited by indigosky; 01-02-2005 at 07:42 PM.

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    all hail der Fuhrer Bush
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    Harrier, Raptor, B2, et al

    The wings of the US Marine Corps' Harrier vtol "jump jet" are carbon fiber, "glued" on (though engineer geeks hate the word "glued" and prefer bonded).
    The brand spanking new F-22 Raptor, which idiotbush is trying to cancel, is largely carbon fiber, as is the B-2 bomber. All are capable of stratospheric flight, where it's a durned sight colder than -20F.
    Bigger issue with the B-2 is water, I've read.
    Don't pay the $85 fee to ride land you own! Resist!

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    indigosky
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    Quote Originally Posted by bulC
    All are capable of stratospheric flight, where it's a durned sight colder than -20F.
    Yea, makes my commute look like a stroll through the daisy patch...

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    What Would Happen?
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    I'd imagine im not the only one thinking US Air Force aerospace carbon fiber != Weyless riser bar carbon fiber....

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    indigosky
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    Quote Originally Posted by spuddy
    I'd imagine im not the only one thinking US Air Force aerospace carbon fiber != Weyless riser bar carbon fiber....
    Yea, not really the same caliber, me thinks.

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