Essentially carbon fiber bicycle frames are made mixing polymer epoxy with fiber composite materials. The fibers form a weave that makes up the distinctive carbon fiber patterns. Since the fibers are unidirectional the orientation of layers applied on top of each other is important for reaching the desired characteristics for each part of the frame. The pieces of the kit are simply applied into the mold in the designated order and then the resin is applied on top. To cure the construction a balloon is filled inside the mold and the whole is put into an oven (180F/82C) to dry the epoxy resin. Once ready the frame is assembled from the pieces by gluing them together with resin.


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