Blue Carbon

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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zoey
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by zoey

This blue on the Fondriest is NICE. :D
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Mulle
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by Mulle

Niiiiice.... :shock: :D

And then combined with some nice AX-Lightness Saddle in blue carbon too....

Ultra cool 8)
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ferrarista
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soo sick. fondriest is the shnizit :thumbup:

my friend who is a rep for fondriest is getting the silver one with blue graphics. already ordered.

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by Mile Ditch

Sorry, they are disgusting. It's purple and green anodising all over again.

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zoey
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Mile Ditch wrote:Sorry, they are disgusting. It's purple and green anodising all over again.


Liking the color and buying a frame with this color are two different stories.
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ferrarista
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zoey wrote:
Mile Ditch wrote:Sorry, they are disgusting. It's purple and green anodising all over again.


Liking the color and buying a frame with this color are two different stories.


yeah exactly what my friend sayed. it was a bit too much for his taste so he went with silver, but doesn't mean it's not nice.

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by Mathieu

Waw, nice frame. I really like colored carbon

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alain
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by alain

Hum, it looks like the 80's are coming back ... is it a good think? I doubt :?

Anyway, it strongly contrasts with this (timeless) beautiful bike :

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... php?t=3495


But hey, taste is an individual thing.
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Mile Ditch
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by Mile Ditch

alain wrote:But hey, taste is an individual thing.


except for that bar tape!

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by Mile Ditch

zoey wrote:Liking the color and buying a frame with this color are two different stories.


So why not post a colour you like instead, that has nothing to do with bikes, except that Florian will lock it for being OT :!: :lol:

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ferrarista
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alain wrote:Hum, it looks like the 80's are coming back ... is it a good think? I doubt :?

Anyway, it strongly contrasts with this (timeless) beautiful bike :

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... php?t=3495


But hey, taste is an individual thing.


ya exactly. everybody has different tastes. for me personally I love blue colors. I like it more on the darker side.

here is one fully equipped. The frame changes shade depending on the different lighting there is.

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by Provence1971

The Fondriest paint schemes look extraordinary, yet my heart pines for the simple, classic, vibrant hues of Cannondale viper red. :cry:
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Cyco
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by Cyco

All the bikes with coloured carbon will slightly heavier than those with the plain black weave. The colour is just a nylon or nylon/carbon weave that is dyed to the desired colour.

Mile Ditch wrote:Sorry, they are disgusting. It's purple and green anodising all over again.


Paul Ringle has a lot to answer for doesn't he? (anodiseded all his parts purple originally so they would stand out - and other manufactures copied).
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ferrarista
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Well fondriest achieves that color by blending aluminum colored threads to the carbon threads for the final layer of the frame. that's why it gives that nice shinny color and as a plus also increase the stiffness from what they say.

the frame doesn't weigh more because of that. it's the same weight as the magister which it is based on.

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When in doubt, always bet on black!

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