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    Thought you guys might get a kick out of this

    Major props to this kid! Built his own wicked cool FR bike.
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    Holy [email protected]

    The guy's a genius.
    Great future, that's for sure.

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    Wonder how much time he has invested in that?
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    Woah

    It's beautiful..

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    Good job! Awesome work!

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    excellent stuff! that guy is good! I like his frame jig, very interesting!!!!!

    There is currently a dude on bustedspokedotcom that is welding up his own steel parallel link bike (looks similar to a Zumbi / polish brand). should be cool.

    here's a pic of another I've seen around, it's a "Birol". that's all I wrote in the file name... don't know anything other than that though... Impressive though no doubt, made his own fork as well!
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    damn... look at that... i wish i could do that...

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    neat...
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    beautiful bike, but 8.1 pounds is a lot of weight
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    beautiful bike, but 8.1 pounds is a lot of weight

    yeah, I somewhat agree... a lot of weight compared to the bike you constructed, which weighs ZERO POUNDS.
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    Incredible!

    That other one is cool too, but looks like a tank!

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    Cool frame. Notice th' virtual pivot logo th SC uses on his lower link?? Think he might'of had a lil coachin' & legal wranglin' to deal with??

    Wonder if I'll have to pay'em???
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    Quote Originally Posted by man w/ one hand
    Cool frame. Notice th' virtual pivot logo th SC uses on his lower link?? Think he might'of had a lil coachin' & legal wranglin' to deal with??

    Wonder if I'll have to pay'em???
    he only made the frame for himself, not for production or profit. he won't have any legal problems I don't believe. It says that in the discussion farther below in the link...

    Have you seen the 24Bicycles Fat Daddy? blatantly uses VPP, but isn't liscenced (AFAIK). It just isn't available in NA, only europe.
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    i want one of those he should take that to santa cruz or someone he will make a fortune

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    Quote Originally Posted by scabrider
    neat...
    Bwahahahahaha.....





    *doubles over laughing*

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    Looks like a 6.6 wrapped in carbon and with custom links. Pretty cool.

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    looks sickkkkk
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    wicked cool.
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    wow
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    Gorgeous! Its like a carbon Nomad with bling-tox injections.

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    anyone catch how much it cost him to do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    beautiful bike, but 8.1 pounds is a lot of weight
    8 lbs. is not a lot of weight for a 6" travel bike. 7 would be better but 8's not bad.

    edit: I think that bike is an incredible work of art. Props to that guy for building it on his own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scabrider
    neat...
    yup....

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    Quote Originally Posted by austinb89
    looks sickkkkk
    Quit trying to ride on Scabrider's coattails.....

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    Wow! Can't believe how nice it turned out. How much time and money DID it cost him?

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    Hi guys,
    its me, CarbonMike. It took me almost 3 years to design, engineer and build this carbon frame. I build it for less that 700dolars! But theres ton of handwork.
    About that VPP. I dont think that will be problem for SC. THERE WILL BE NO COPY OF THIS FRAME. IT IS NOTHING COMMERCTIAL, NOTHING FOR ,,MONEY MAKING,,. I just love Intense and SantaCrus bikes som much that I decited to build my own for ME. Because I dont have money to JUST buy it. Money is also reason for that oldschool shock. Its easy to buy DHX Air when you have money... I dont have.
    About that weight. Of course its bit heavy for carbon fiber frame, but you have to consider that its homemade. Try to build your own and we will see
    In the middle of this year Im going to start Evolution II project with DIFFERENT SUSPENSION SYSTEM and with pro technoloogy. I hope it will be beginning of low-scale production. So check www.carbonmike.sk for informations (page is not ready now)

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    I'd like to see it built up.

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    Very impressive! I have a couple questions... hopefully it doesn't sound negative.

    But, is carbon the best material for this use? Seems like structural integrity of the carbon might be compromised in DH/FR abuse. I'm no DH expert here... Are there any production DH/FR bikes in carbon? Not just the rear triangle.
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    CarbonMike- All that matters is YOU BUILT your own carbon frame. That's quite an achievement. Good luck with the new designs. Great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWF
    Major props to this kid! Built his own wicked cool FR bike.

    Even though what he did was cool, I can't help but think he went the wrong direction.

    Notice how his frame has the cool resin carbon fiber look to it? Well, resin weighs much more than carbon and is not as strong, thus you don't see carbon frames looking like that these days. They all have a flat black or painted look because they use the proper amount of fiber to resin ratio. His frame would be stronger for the same weight if he didn't go for looks.

    In terms of looks, it's one of the coolest frames I've ever seen. I just hope he did his calculations right and doesn't hurt himself!

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    CarbonMike, wow the carbon lay-up looks sweet, clean & neat. I am a woodworker, just wondering why you did not make rear wood triangle bars in one piece? An easy & better way to do this is to make up a form & laminate it up in one piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpawningGround
    Even though what he did was cool, I can't help but think he went the wrong direction.

    Notice how his frame has the cool resin carbon fiber look to it? Well, resin weighs much more than carbon and is not as strong, thus you don't see carbon frames looking like that these days. They all have a flat black or painted look because they use the proper amount of fiber to resin ratio. His frame would be stronger for the same weight if he didn't go for looks.

    In terms of looks, it's one of the coolest frames I've ever seen. I just hope he did his calculations right and doesn't hurt himself!
    Or it could just be clear coat paint...

    The fact that he thought of it, designed it, figured it all out and then have the motivation and determination to see it through makes him a rare bird, especially for his age. For his first frame, he picked one hell of a challenging project! Major props from me, I understand what he had to go through to make it all happen.
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    Totally awesome. Great work and it looks GOOD
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpawningGround
    Even though what he did was cool, I can't help but think he went the wrong direction.

    Notice how his frame has the cool resin carbon fiber look to it? Well, resin weighs much more than carbon and is not as strong, thus you don't see carbon frames looking like that these days. They all have a flat black or painted look because they use the proper amount of fiber to resin ratio. His frame would be stronger for the same weight if he didn't go for looks.

    In terms of looks, it's one of the coolest frames I've ever seen. I just hope he did his calculations right and doesn't hurt himself!
    2SpawningGround: OMG what are you talking about??? What do you mean by reasin look? Carbon frames which are painted black need this black colour because thay dont have nice top layer of weaved fabric. Just pure UNI carbon which dont look too impresive. Or thay are painted because they want to hide disorientations of carbon fabric. Of course there is more reasin then in profi frames, but its caused by easy technology. But thats something you dont understand, just writing something you heard.

    2VP Not Free: Rear core is made from balsa wood. For me it was simple to do it this way. Im not sure if you know how difficult is to make one piece part made from two piece mould. This way is lot easyer. Thrust me.

    My next frame will be on profi level. This was only the beginning...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jldavis
    Very impressive! I have a couple questions... hopefully it doesn't sound negative.

    But, is carbon the best material for this use? Seems like structural integrity of the carbon might be compromised in DH/FR abuse. I'm no DH expert here... Are there any production DH/FR bikes in carbon? Not just the rear triangle.
    BCD, Lahar, and Krutor come to mind for carbon DH/FR companies... and the Lahar has a centrally mounted drive-train. check'em all out, works of art just standing still, but I'm sure they must shred too. (I'll add that I'm not the largest fan of carbon in my personal use, but in these cases, including CarbonMikes achievement, respect is due!

    Also, did you read that linked thread? he designed it for heavy AM/FR, not DH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarbonMike
    2SpawningGround: OMG what are you talking about??? What do you mean by reasin look? Carbon frames which are painted black need this black colour because thay dont have nice top layer of weaved fabric. Just pure UNI carbon which dont look too impresive. Or thay are painted because they want to hide disorientations of carbon fabric. Of course there is more reasin then in profi frames, but its caused by easy technology. But thats something you dont understand, just writing something you heard.

    2VP Not Free: Rear core is made from balsa wood. For me it was simple to do it this way. Im not sure if you know how difficult is to make one piece part made from two piece mould. This way is lot easyer. Thrust me.

    My next frame will be on profi level. This was only the beginning...
    CarbonMike, thanks for coming over to discuss your frame here! Incredible achievement no doubt, and I'm not a typical fan of carbon, but I can still respect it for sure!

    but, you don't have to get super defensive here, there will ALWAYS be critics and doubters, but in most cases they may just be people who don't understand. Hell, I don't even understand that whole process... haha....
    what are those tiny pieces in the pics all lined up? one is the clear mold, and one piece appears to be alu for making the mold, or what? and one appears to be unshaved... ? are those cable guides?
    man, now that is just an interesting little detail that I never thought of in the carbon building process... again, incredible, as well as the fabrication of your own jig. mucho props to you my friend!
    keep us updated!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeSATORI
    CarbonMike, thanks for coming over to discuss your frame here! Incredible achievement no doubt, and I'm not a typical fan of carbon, but I can still respect it for sure!

    but, you dont have to get super defensive here, there will ALWAYS be critics and doubters, but in most cases they may just be people who don't understand. Hell, I don't even understand that whole process... haha....
    what are those tiny pieces in the pics all lined up? one is the clear mold, and one piece appears to be alu for making the mold, or what? and one appears to be unshaved... ? are those cable guides?
    man, now that is just an interesting little detail that I never thought of in the carbon building process... again, incredible, as well as the fabrication of your own jig. mucho props to you my friend!
    keep us updated!
    You are right about that ,,critics,,

    Those tiny pieces are cable guides. I made them one by one with that clear blue mould (made from alu model) so you are right....
    Thanks man

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    Quote Originally Posted by man w/ one hand
    ....Wonder if I'll have to pay'em???
    looks like you are gonna have brake-jack issues...


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    Quote Originally Posted by CarbonMike
    You are right about that ,,critics,,

    Those tiny pieces are cable guides. I made them one by one with that clear blue mould (made from alu model) so you are right....
    Thanks man
    ...so any pictures of it finished?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 08nwsula
    anyone catch how much it cost him to do?
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    i respect you so much i want to design my own titanium shore/freeride hatdtail with 150mm marazocci up front but dont have the time

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    By the way, my frame is clear-coated with polyurethane clearcoat as DWF said.

    Ok guys, I want to thank you for your interest and all comments I really appreciate that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeSATORI
    CarbonMike, thanks for coming over to discuss your frame here! Incredible achievement no doubt, and I'm not a typical fan of carbon, but I can still respect it for sure!

    but, you don't have to get super defensive here, there will ALWAYS be critics and doubters, but in most cases they may just be people who don't understand. Hell, I don't even understand that whole process... haha....
    what are those tiny pieces in the pics all lined up? one is the clear mold, and one piece appears to be alu for making the mold, or what? and one appears to be unshaved... ? are those cable guides?
    man, now that is just an interesting little detail that I never thought of in the carbon building process... again, incredible, as well as the fabrication of your own jig. mucho props to you my friend!
    keep us updated!


    And a lot of people aren't even critics. They're people that read some sh1t on the internet somewhere that someone else said and off of a sudden they think they're experts. I find I have to listen carefully sometimes on here. It's frustrating how bad info gets shot around. For the most part, MOST people know what they're talking about. And CarbonMike said the same thing.."But that's something you don't understand, just writing something you heard."
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    new riding (DH race) photos on my web... www.carbonmike.sk

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    great work mike.
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    wow... prettttyyy!!! XD

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