Good news, you can fix your own bike when you crack that carbon. This looks totally safe.*
*This is totally not safe.
i saw that on shark tank and wondered if it would work for bikes haha. i'd try it. they hit it with a hammer, so it's totally safe!
plus you can totally redo your geometry/seat tube angle w/ the bamboo like in that photo!
I was actually curious if it would work well as a frame protector. They don't say how thick it is on the site.
i bet it would work just fine. it's like an ace bandage that you'd stretch out a bit...kinda like the external layers of a cast for a broken arm or something. you could sand down any rough edges (if you dare possibly sanding your frame, too). it would be permanent though. i saw the display example at home depot and it wasn't coming off the shovel handle anytime soon. it'd be like adding a layer/patch of fiberglass & resin to your frame...not much different to surfboard or boat repair patches.
I'd just use some KT tape and VitalMTB stickers
Funny I just did this today. Took a chunk out of the carbon on the underside of the swing arm but didn't completely crack it. I filled it with PC-Clear epoxy, just like fixing a surfboard. Stuff sets rock solid and I figure I will just ride it until the wheels fall off, or the rear triangle actually fractures and explodes into a million pieces.
Oh no! (@averone)It isn't the just the epoxy that holds your bike together. It is the carbon.
Not sure what the fibre material is in fibre fix. But I wouldn't imagine it is carbon. Or has anywhere near the strength of carbon.
Can't see the water activated epoxy being real flash either... Beware I say.
how 'bout now?
That stuff will make really cool and durable wallets. Xmas gifts, sorted! Great post, 5-star would recommend!
I once raced my Santa Cruz Super 8 with a cracked down tube that I had JB Welded and wrapped a whole big role of duct tape around. I traveled to the race with a generous friend who let me ride his Brooklyn all practice. Then I rode my taped up job to a mid place finish. I would have loved to have had some FiberFix.
I used Fiberfix to fix an aluminum mast and to build a cast. It works really well, not as light as carbon, but who cares? I would recommend it for all folks going deep into the back country or on over nighters.
Thats hilarious, I have that exact frame sitting in my garage with a cracked seatstay, I have been thinking of trying my hand at carbon repair with it. What's the worst that could happen?