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Old 02-04-2005, 10:05 AM   #21
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15-large to shed weight: Whew, somebody call Jenny Craig, Kirsty Allie wants to ride; that's just-wrong, on so-many levels!
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Old 02-04-2005, 10:28 AM   #22
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WOW!



Just did a Google for "Conductivity of Carbon Fiber" and got 90K hits.



At first glance, I think the answer to your question is, "It depends."



Besides, isn't the question more accurately, "What is the resistance of CF?"?
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Old 02-04-2005, 10:28 AM   #23
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Granted, CF is amazing stuff; but, why'd ya want'a use the it, on a chopper...ferchrisakes?
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Old 02-04-2005, 10:36 AM   #24
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'Cause its purty!
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Old 02-04-2005, 10:42 AM   #25
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Carbon fiber is a material used when you have to eliminate every gram of excess weight.



Seems like a waste on a chrome-encrusted bike with a 100-cubic inch motor.
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Old 02-04-2005, 10:44 AM   #26
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Well given that most of the engines, frames, forks, and other parts used on a chopper are utter sh*t, at least a bike with this frame has one nice part.



It is hard to imagine this frame is not stiffer & lighter than those noodley steel chopper frames that were probably never even analyzed by an engineeer at all.



As an aside those OCC idiots were shown on their show THROWING a rusted frame and then using it to build up one of their $100,000+ bikes. How would you like to know that was the frame you were trusting to carry you down the road?
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Old 02-04-2005, 10:49 AM   #27
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Watching those guys, the last thing I'd worry about is the frame!
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Old 02-04-2005, 11:50 AM   #28
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Yes, indeed why try to save weight on a chopper frame when the engine weighs a ton. Although, I'd like to see Discovery Channel force Orange County Choppers to use those frames - what would they weld all those baubles and trinkets to?
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Old 02-04-2005, 12:05 PM   #29
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Boy, first a carbon fiber toilet seat and now this! We really do live in an age of wonder!
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Old 02-04-2005, 12:29 PM   #30
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Agreed: As I stated above ,no practical reason at all...strictly to get a leg up on the opposition.Remember,the high dollar chopper field is form over function------how they look in the show is more important than how they fare on the street
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