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Carbon Fiber Raw Material. There are many methods that can be used to create composite parts.

Carbon Fiber Raw Material

Below you will find the two most common and the materials generally required. Wet Lay-up Choose the base resin desired according to total amount neededChoose your hardener for the job (slow cure, fast cure or special clear) making sure to match the A or B letter to the volume of resin chosen. For West Systems click here for a hardener selection guideFor West Systems epoxies, select pump system (300) which works with both size A & B epoxies to ensure accurate and easy mix ratiosChoose an adequate amount of the "dry" material you desire for your project (fiberglass, carbon fiber, kevlar hybrid etc..). Be sure to account for plying (layering of material to build up strength and stiffness)Supplement your current equipment list with additional vacuum bagging materials and application supplies OR use the starter vacuum bagging kit (885) that is good for up to 13 square feet Pre Preg Lay-up.

Shimano M-786 XT Shadow Plus Clutch Lubrication- Finally installed a new Shimano M-786 XT Shadow Plus.

Shimano M-786 XT Shadow Plus Clutch Lubrication-

That was about 400 miles ago. I had been reading about numerous complaints regarding the lack of proper lubrication on the clutch mechanism from Shimano. I was just too lazy and wanting to get on the bike when I installed this, so I didn’t check it then when I should have. However, I did get the time to inspect the clutch for proper lubrication. Fortunately all was good and I found adequate lubrication. Removal of the three 2mm Allen bolts to remove the clutch cover. Cover removed and the exposed clutch and tensioner mechanism. I messed with the tensioner and the clutch for a few minutes trying to figure out how to best remove them. The clutch and tensioner came off together and can then be separated.

With clutch and tensioner separated, the clutch drum can be removed from clutch band. The clutch band can be spread apart with a wedge like device (screwdriver) and… Ti Tuesday: Visa’s Ti Honzo. One of our Finnish dealers, Visa from, emailed us through this great little write up and a stunning photo-set on this very rad Ti Honzo that he built up as a 27.5+ bike.

Ti Tuesday: Visa’s Ti Honzo

I don’t know about you but after reading this I really, really want to own a Honzo (Ti, Alloy or Steel I don’t care which!) When we first saw the new titanium Honzo last summer at the Kona dealer launch in Serfaus, Austria we knew immediately that we just had to build one just for our own use. It was love at first sight, plain and simple as that. It was also pretty clear that we would build the bike as a 27,5+ instead of it’s intended use as a 29er. We’ve been around different bikes and ridden quite a bunch during our years in the business, so it needs to be stated that the Honzo Ti got us more excited than any other bike in quite a long time. The Honzo has been one of our favourite bikes from Kona since it was launched back in 2012 and it’s been a fun journey to watch it evolve quite a bit during that time. FSA Headset spacer - carbon - FSA. FSA SL-K -20° - FSA. Thomson Bike Products.

Too many modern mountain bike stems sacrifice strength and torsional stiffness for a few grams of saved weight.

Thomson Bike Products

The Thomson X4 is the leader in strength and stiffness. The Thomson X4 stem allows you to realize the benefits of stiffer forks and stiffer 31.8 bars. X4 offers precise steering, tracking, and more control while riding, all wrapped up in a beautiful design. Certified to: EN 14766 2006 MTB and DIN CERTCO: 2006 MTB The Thomson X4 is stronger and 30 grams lighter than the Thomson Elite 25.4 mountain stem. Solid one piece 7000 series aluminum extruded billet precision machined by Thomson in our Macon, Georgia factory.

Built and tested to the same standards as our aerospace parts. The best stem for all-around Mountain Bike and Cyclocross riding. Available in black or silver 1.5 Inch Stems Q – Can I flip a Thomson Stem? Q – Can X4 be used on a Roadbike? Q – Is X4 safe for carbon fiber? Q – Does a Thomson 1.5″ stem fit Cannodale® Forks? Q – Why did you change steerer clamps on X4? Ship to:


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