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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:07 pm 
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So ordered my supersix and arrived today! yay! It came packed in the original box and all was well and good until I decided to have a look at it (it is going to the LBS for assembly) and then I noticed something strange inside the top tube...

I have tried taking a few pictures but they are not very clear...

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Basically I wouldn't expect any excess material inside the top tube or any tube inside the frame. Is that normal or common?

Thank you,
Gabriel


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stand back. its going to explode.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:18 pm 
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lol, seriously, looks like excess glue, I just want to know if its normal or not, its my first carbon bike.


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It's normal - it's a polyester film which stops the bladder from sticking inside the frame during moulding. The pressure from the bladder compresses the fibres and resin during the moulding and curing process.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:32 pm 
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Thanks for the helpful response, much appreciated :)


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