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Carbon fiber front fended with integrated fork brace

Old 05-10-2011, 10:25 AM
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Carbon fiber front fended with integrated fork brace

Since I'm on a carbon fiber kick right now thinking I may try and make my own carbon fiber front fender with some extra layers across the top to turn it into a fork brace. Mounting will be the same as current fender mounts onto the forks. It would allow me to keep the front fork guards. Anythoughts opinions good or bad idea
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:48 AM
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I don't think you'll be able to lay up enough CF to really gain any benefit.
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:16 AM
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TBH, that very idea has crossed my mind before and I have often wondered why it hasn`t already been done. While, as RWhisen stated, it may not do a hell of a lot, it surely can`t hurt (any stiffness it adds is a bonus IMO).

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My guess is that the mounting points are too low on the fork. Assuming you carry the extra thickness all the way down to the bolts, you' still creating a U shaped front profile that will likely flex enough to negate any possible bracing benefit.
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:21 AM
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Why not make an alu clamp, and then lay the CF on that?
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