Bike Materials Compatibility Question

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by Tippster

Will a frame made of cardboard be as stiff as scandium / aluminium / titanium or steel?

Has anyone rode a frame made of cardboard?

My friend seems to feel I may well encounter problems with mud and rain.

Any views would be gratefully received!

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by polaris

....and you say that Ruben is a joker......

You should probably check out the 'paper build' on the general forum.....
.....but it still has to work!

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by Frankie - B

Tippster, I think you need lots of varnish too do the job! :lol:
'Tape was made to wrap your GF's gifts, NOT hold a freakin tire on.'

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by nicrump

this all depends on the quality of the toilet tissue the cardboard tube came from.

i like sharmon for the toptube because its lite but the downtube should be from cheaper tissue roll because it will be heavier and stiffer.

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