-- That IS an excellent question. They had mentioned a number at some point but for the life of me... (vaguely remember 60psi or something? Or they could be using a metric system...)
What I DO know is that you want the pressure nice and high, but not too high as it could squeeze out too much resin that is beneficial to the bonding of the carbon sheets, plus the plastic bags could burst, and that's not cool at all. Ramjm
-- there are so many things I could do with it, some of which have been mentioned earlier, but what I will immediately do with this mould is make at least 4-5 more frames for myself --- one frame will be used for testing. I might actually send it to one of the top labs and let the Germans beat the sh*t out of it. The factory has its own testing facilities too, which I can use if I end up cheaping out. We shall see. 2-3 others will be replacing the various frames I have right now. 2 Colnago frames and a Pinarello frame will probably end up on the wall. Will also experiment with the external finish, such as 12K, UD, 3K, etc., maybe get one of each when I am at it. Some experimental cable routing will be in order for a Di2/EPS version I believe. One of these will be made by me, with one of their workers supervising the layup process. Nothing like what Berk is doing but hopefully still a decent job, as I am pretty good with handiwork generally. Most important of all, we will be experimenting with different modules carbon fiber to experiment with weight and stiffness combinations. This time around I have not been able to source any nano carbon (factory can get some that they are forbidden by contract to let me use) and balsalt fibers, so I could lay my hands on some of those.
If I end up making 5-6 of these, the cost per frame is actually similar to getting 5 higher end stock carbon frames, which I normally do over any 2-3 year period anyway.
On the picture: IMG_1208.JPG bottom right it seems like there is tubes with a valve that are inserted in the plastic tubes that are inside the carbon tubes. Do you by chance know how much air pressure is being used inside the tubes when they are in the molds?
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