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I was riding my fixed the other morning...(9 posts)

I was riding my fixed the other morning...onespeed
Sep 10, 2003 7:37 AM
and this other rider rolls up on my right and looks at the bike and starts commenting on it. My track bike is really nice if I say so myself. It is a bit beat up but that is beacause I want it to look that way. I tell him what kind of frame it is and he and I go back and forth on parts and gearing. Then he asks me the weirdest question:

Arent you worried about stressing the frame riding a carbon track bike on the road?

I never even considered that as an issue. Is it an issue? How could it be an issue? I responded by saying I would send the frame back if any problems cropped up.

They make airplanes and jet fighters using carbon fiber parts, how could I possible stress a carbon frame hard enough to do damage?

Was the guy just a worrier? I would send the frame back if any problem popped up. Aegis frames are covered with a lifetime warranty.
No different than a Trek, Look, Colnago or any otherJL
Sep 10, 2003 7:45 AM
Carbon fiber bike on the road.

Sounds like the guy is just a worrier and misinformed as well.

Don't sweat it. Ride away.

Happy riding.

Off topic but...Spiderman
Sep 10, 2003 7:47 AM
Do you ride in Central Park in NYC? I saw some guy with that exact bike and talked with him for a few minutes about it.
Yes, I was riding in the park yesterday. You were on a ti bike.onespeed
Sep 10, 2003 8:06 AM
you aren't the misinformed worrier, are you? nmSteve_0
Sep 10, 2003 8:14 AM
Always wondered when I would be identified from this board (nm)onespeed
Sep 10, 2003 8:33 AM
Too busy vomiting...Spiderman
Sep 10, 2003 9:39 AM
No, i was vomiting my brains out with a fever yesterday so it wasn't me but i have run into you before. We talked about aegis how i didn't think they did a track bike and you said you sent it back for the D/O replacement etc. Just general banter.

I have a 1/2 blue 1/2 polish Serotta and an old Raleigh Grand Prix fixie that i use in the park. Maybe i'll see you out sometime.

No, i am not the misinformed worrier. I know that carbon fiber is actually cardboard shavings mixed with a super cooled "resin" (actually honey and flour mixed together) to allow for limitless design capabilities, depending on the angles of the cardboard shavings in the resin. So, Don't call me misinformed.
give it to me to stress test for a few years. Nice Bike nmbigrider
Sep 10, 2003 12:07 PM
Yeah, thanks for the major bike lust now, Onespeed! (nm)hrv
Sep 11, 2003 10:19 AM