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Old 06-25-2011, 03:34 PM   #20836
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Carbon fiber repair?

Went for my first road ride in a good while, today.

About 10 miles in, I noticed that the water bottle cage on my Roubaix's downtube was wiggling a bit. I looked closer and discovered that the metal of the top water bottle boss had separated from the carbon fiber of the downtube.

Anybody have any experience with having something like this repaired, or doing it themselves? The Specialized website says they don't do carbon fiber frame repair, but although a bit of the carbon fiber came away with the metal, I doubt there's been any real compromise to strength, and I'm thinking that with the right epoxy I could just glue the thing back in there and not have to pay the cost of a crash (ha!) replacement frame.
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:44 PM   #20837
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Calfee does CF repairs:

http://www.calfeedesign.com/

you might also check with Specialized, something like that might be covered under warranty.
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:01 PM   #20838
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Went for my first road ride in a good while, today.

About 10 miles in, I noticed that the water bottle cage on my Roubaix's downtube was wiggling a bit. I looked closer and discovered that the metal of the top water bottle boss had separated from the carbon fiber of the downtube.

Anybody have any experience with having something like this repaired, or doing it themselves? The Specialized website says they don't do carbon fiber frame repair, but although a bit of the carbon fiber came away with the metal, I doubt there's been any real compromise to strength, and I'm thinking that with the right epoxy I could just glue the thing back in there and not have to pay the cost of a crash (ha!) replacement frame.
Chances are your LBS has a riv-nut tool. All that happened is your riv-nut worked its way loose.

You can either have em drill it out and install a new one, or just have em stick the gun on it and tighten things.

That is assuming (and you know how that goes) that that's all that happened.

I've done a few of em. No big deal.

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Old 06-25-2011, 07:03 PM   #20839
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Built up the Airborne Ti frame that I'd bought earlier in the year. Swapped the parts off the Quattro Assi.

Now I gotta find parts for one or the other so I have both built. They both have 1" steerers, which makes things slightly tougher.

Oh, new team I'm fixin to join is probably being sponsored by Cannondale. Wish me luck!

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Old 06-25-2011, 07:39 PM   #20840
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Built up the Airborne Ti frame that I'd bought earlier in the year. Swapped the parts off the Quattro Assi.

Now I gotta find parts for one or the other so I have both built. They both have 1" steerers, which makes things slightly tougher.

Oh, new team I'm fixin to join is probably being sponsored by Cannondale. Wish me luck!

M

They gonna give you a frame?
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:42 PM   #20841
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They gonna give you a frame?
Give? Doubt it. Discount? Probably.

IDK the details of any of this. There's rumors of a Subaru 'team car,' Hincapie clothing discounts, and a few other things from one of the 'local' (if you call an hour away local) shops here in the DC area. We'll see what all pans out.

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Old 06-26-2011, 01:03 PM   #20842
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Give? Doubt it. Discount? Probably.

IDK the details of any of this. There's rumors of a Subaru 'team car,' Hincapie clothing discounts, and a few other things from one of the 'local' (if you call an hour away local) shops here in the DC area. We'll see what all pans out.

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Old 06-26-2011, 01:08 PM   #20843
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Good Luck!
thanks. Just got off the bike after the 1st "team ride" 4.5hrs and about 77mi
I'm tired
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Old 06-26-2011, 05:01 PM   #20844
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Whew! Just back from Blood, Sweat and Gears 2011. Just glad it's done and in the books. 103 miles in 5:54 and about 9500 feet of climbing. I must give appreciation to my years of motorcycling. All those toothpick looking pantywaists that could pass me on the climbs had their asses handed to them on the descents! I never saw them again and only had one guy that I could not catch going downhill. I hit 49mph and grinning the entire time!

Now back to my weekly suffer fests to get ready for my first 3 race.
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Old 06-26-2011, 06:15 PM   #20845
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I must give appreciation to my years of motorcycling.
It's always a good time when you find yourself applying motorcycling skills on the bicycle.
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Old 06-26-2011, 07:08 PM   #20846
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I did another 2 hours yesterday. Felt good, though I had to stop at about 1:45 I was just tired of sitting on that saddle. Stood around talking to a park ranger for almost an hour in the cool shade.

Today? Nothing. A short walk to the beach and back with the family.
Rest day of photos and friends. I needed the rest. Tomorrow I'm back at it.
Oh, I did manage to lever a new set of tires on the motorcycle preparing for my trip after the 4th.
My legs are pretty fried after this weeks riding. 8 hours or so for the week. Not big by back-in-the-day standards but big for my now.

Last bits are falling into place. Time for the hot tub it was 100 on the driveway today. Great for loosening up the big knobbies but not so good in the garage. Probably could have rung out my shirt and shorts. Wearing my safety flip-flops, no incidents this time round.
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:31 PM   #20847
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Whew! Just back from Blood, Sweat and Gears 2011. Just glad it's done and in the books. 103 miles in 5:54 and about 9500 feet of climbing. I must give appreciation to my years of motorcycling. All those toothpick looking pantywaists that could pass me on the climbs had their asses handed to them on the descents! I never saw them again and only had one guy that I could not catch going downhill. I hit 49mph and grinning the entire time!

Now back to my weekly suffer fests to get ready for my first 3 race.

The Pain Cave awaits.
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:38 PM   #20848
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Whew! Just back from Blood, Sweat and Gears 2011. Just glad it's done and in the books. 103 miles in 5:54 and about 9500 feet of climbing. I must give appreciation to my years of motorcycling. All those toothpick looking pantywaists that could pass me on the climbs had their asses handed to them on the descents! I never saw them again and only had one guy that I could not catch going downhill. I hit 49mph and grinning the entire time!

Now back to my weekly suffer fests to get ready for my first 3 race.

I checked the BSG website, That's really sounds like a lot of fun.....NOT! The parkway can be steep enough,but some of the roads that come on and off the parkway around Boone are brutal.
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:15 AM   #20849
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Hey Gummie

I found this at jenson's usa http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...e+3+Brake.aspx

will they work? The ones you suggested are just too spendy.


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Old 06-27-2011, 01:35 AM   #20850
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I found this at jenson's usa http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...e+3+Brake.aspx

will they work? The ones you suggested are just too spendy.


I almost got those for a hybrid I built up, they are essentially V-brakes that don't need a noodle, and need to be used with v-brake compatible brake-levers, as they have the lower force, longer pull requirements of a v-brake.
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