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Two Questions re: Carbon Fibre(3 posts)

Two Questions re: Carbon FibreCaper
Apr 18, 2002 4:48 PM
Hi, I've got two dumb questions about a carbon fibre frame. First, can you wax it? I know that an aluminum and steel frame can be waxed, but not sure about cf. Second, when installing the bottom bracket in a cf frame, are the tourque settings different so as not to damage the frame? I know nothing about carbon fibre, so thanks for your patience!

Shaun
two answersDave Hickey
Apr 18, 2002 5:39 PM
I have a couple of carbon bikes and I wax them all the time. All my frames have a clear coat finish so wax is not a problem. The BB has an alloy shell so it's no different than installing in a aluminum frame
one answerSantaCruz
Apr 18, 2002 10:27 PM
You can always wax a carbon bike, but if the frame is bare carbon (sometimes called a "nude" finish) there should be some protection from UV. Several products exist.