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 Post subject: Craddock
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 7:13 pm 
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Hi, I'm new to the forum so I thought I should introduce myself here first. I recently started racing again and I make some carbon frames. This was me at the weekend at the front. White jersey, blue bike. Cheers!

ImageRichard Craddock racing by Craddock Cycles, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: Craddock
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 7:55 pm 
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I have already lost a couple of tear drops, when i first read about you, and saw your frames on cyclingtips. I browsed through the website, and i was stunned. Beautiful, just beautiful bikes, amazing work. Wish i could afford a frameset like these. Welcome aboard btw.


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 Post subject: Re: Craddock
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 8:16 pm 
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:welcome:

Nice bikes BTW :thumbup:


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 Post subject: Re: Craddock
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 10:14 pm 
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Thanks for the welcome! Glad you like the bikes too.

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 Post subject: Re: Craddock
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 8:09 am 
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Here's my latest frame. This shows the completed lay-up before it goes in the oven to cure under heat and pressure.

ImageIMG_1784 by Craddock Cycles, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: Craddock
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 10:45 am 
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Love your work. Do you make any of the components yourself?

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 Post subject: Re: Craddock
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 11:23 am 
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Welcome to the forums, I have spent a good amount of time on your website

What does the average frame weigh?

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 Post subject: Re: Craddock
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 1:18 pm 
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theosaurus wrote:
Love your work. Do you make any of the components yourself?


I just make the frame. Glad you like it.

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 Post subject: Re: Craddock
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 1:26 pm 
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ross wrote:
Welcome to the forums, I have spent a good amount of time on your website

What does the average frame weigh?


I build for ride quality and durability as prime criteria. Frame weight matches rider weight. Sorry that's not an exact answer to your question.

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 Post subject: Re: Craddock
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 1:47 pm 
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craddock wrote:
Here's my latest frame. This shows the completed lay-up before it goes in the oven to cure under heat and pressure.

ImageIMG_1784 by Craddock Cycles, on Flickr
How do you apply "pressure" in the oven when it's already been laid up without the use of molds or bladders?

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 Post subject: Re: Craddock
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 1:59 pm 
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Calnago wrote:
craddock wrote:
Here's my latest frame. This shows the completed lay-up before it goes in the oven to cure under heat and pressure.

How do you apply "pressure" in the oven when it's already been laid up without the use of molds or bladders?


The frame goes into a vacuum bag where 1 bar of pressure is applied. The vacuum continues during the oven cure cycle to consolidate the laminate. Doing it this way enables custom geometry without the penalty of expensive tooling.

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What is the weight of this specific frame ?


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 Post subject: Re: Craddock
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LionelB wrote:
What is the weight of this specific frame ?


It's 1029g.

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 Post subject: Re: Craddock
PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2015 7:39 am 
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This one was quite light at 6.5Kg

ImageBGtop2 by Craddock Cycles, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: Craddock
PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2015 2:37 pm 
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IIRC the spec of the yellow bike was:

Campagnolo 80th anniversary groupset
Campagnolo Hyperon clincher wheels
Veloflex Corsa 25mm tyres
Continental Light butyl tubes
Tune saddle
Tune bottle cages
Tune skewers
MCFK seat post
MCFK stem
MCFK front derailleur hanger
Schmolke handlebars
Hope headset
Hope seat collar
Look keo blade pedals

ImageBGdrive by Craddock Cycles, on Flickr

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