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Offline 908ssp

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« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2005, 11:36:42 PM »
The typical street Ducati weighs around 450lbs wet no gas, a World Superbike racer weighs 365lbs without its gas tank.[8D]

I don't know anything about PVA. Graphite and carbon are related but I think the molecular structure is different. Carbon fiber is all about the long chains of interlocked carbon molecules. [:p]

I found some carbon fabric picks made in Germany on eBay but I think it is a gimmick. I have made lots of stuff from carbon stock and I just think it would wear way too fast for a guitar pick. Plus the powder is hazardous to your health so manufacturing and grinding and sanding the shape would have to be done under safe conditions. [^]

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« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2005, 12:48:33 AM »
graphite is sheets of carbon molecules bonded together.  a chain of carbon would be pretty much the same thing.  i'm not aware of any particularly dangerous hazards with carbon, but i know pretty much any kind of dust is bad.

if i already had the epoxy, i could easily doctor blade a pick without any sanding, as long as i didn't mess up really bad.

wow, i had no idea they weighed so much.  i used to have a little yugo that weighed just about five hundred pounds. [:)]
 

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« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2005, 11:58:11 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by 908ssp

Actually there are carbon and carbon graphite picks on the market they are even on eBay. [;)]

Carbon is not that good a material for abrasion resistance. It is the stiffest of all the fabrics but not the best. Glass has more impact resistance and Kevlar has more abrasion and cutting resistance. [8D]

I can't see what value a carbon pick is except that it would look cool and I am up for that. I bet I own more carbon fiber then anyone on this board. It is a little off subject but here is a picture of my carbon fiber Ducati. I built this you can find a lot more info on my web site.



Yes that has a carbon fiber frame and carbon bodywork and carbon wheels .......[^]

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« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2005, 12:00:38 AM »
Sorry new at this who ever is the member of the bike please reply or whom has info on the recent picks on the market!!! Thank you


I was browsing on google on who else has done my idea  on carbon fiber picks and  it seems  no one has blown it up or succeded so im very happy for that.

I wanted to first give you a props to the DUCATI! I love carbon fiber and I love Ducati's. excelent Job!

I am actually a young lad that I think is the first inventer of the first ever carbon fiber pick. years back I did my trial and errors on carbon picks and have finally came up with the best carbon fiber pick yet to date. I reside in AZ and  am working on stages of a deal with Alice Cooper and Guitar center to blow these babies up.

I'll tell you what Im no guitar player, just a artist and the people that have tested these out hAVE NOT COMPLAINED ONE BITE THEY ARE KEEPERS! If you have any info on other brands of carbon picksI would love to know.

Also  I really want to know what is up with your bike whats the website!!!!!!!  

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« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2005, 06:56:02 PM »
Bostjan  and 908ssp sound like really educated chemical engineers lol. If carbon is that hazardous, how do they aply it to the parker?
 

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« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2006, 01:12:39 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by cmpkllyrslf96

Bostjan  and 908ssp sound like really educated chemical engineers lol. If carbon is that hazardous, how do they aply it to the parker?



Oh, I'm not an engineer...I'm a physicist.  Alex is an engineer, though.  If we teamed up with Ken Parker, we could take over the world!  Muahaha.
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Actually, there is nothing hazardous about carbon fibre or graphite or anything like that, but I mentioned that the dust may be bad to inhale...pretty much any kind of dust is bad to breathe in.

I've seen quite a few carbon picks on the market, including Cool Brain.  Seen two companies now making seven string guitars with carbon composites, but neither of them are Parker- argh.
 

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« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2006, 01:12:27 PM »
The Carbon Fiber is not a problem. Note however, CUTTING carbon fiber is a BIG problem. The dust = VERY BAD for the lungs and eyes. You use a lot of carbon fiber arrows in KY and must have a special blade and ventilation system to cut them safely. That's what Alex was refering to. So cutting your own pick from a sheet would be dangerous without the proper cutting blades and ventilation system. The blades they use for cutting arrows typically with have a hooded area that covers the blade and a very strong vacuum system to suck up anything as it is cut.

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« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2006, 01:28:03 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by 908ssp





Here is what i think a carbon bike would look like if parker made it


I saw this in popular science mag a month or two ago its a $50'000 bike made almost entirely of carbon fiber and weigs dry about 350 lbs
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« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2006, 02:45:24 PM »
so i guess cutting carbon fiber is kind of like working with surboard epoxy/fiberglass? I have a little bit of experience with that sanding down fiberglass produces alot of dust you probablyyyyy dont want to breathe in
 

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« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2006, 04:23:50 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by Ocker

Here is what i think a carbon bike would look like if parker made it


I saw this in popular science mag a month or two ago its a $50'000 bike made almost entirely of carbon fiber and weigs dry about 350 lbs
more info at http://www.confederate.com

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Oh I hope not. I happen to know the guy hired to make that bike ridable. He told it was darn near impossible the design and geometry is so bad. Don't believe all the stuff you read in the magazines. That bike is a death trap.

I really think that is totally alien to Parkers thinking and way of doing something. The Parker is not different for the sake of being different. It is an evolutionary step in guitar design. Changing just enough to make it better not change for change sake. [^]

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« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2006, 10:08:28 PM »
Nice bike Alex. Reminds me of a Deluxe in Ruby Red/HeatherGrey Combo. Bet it screams like one too!

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« Reply #26 on: January 30, 2006, 09:23:51 AM »
Wow...nice bike indeed. [:p]

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« Reply #27 on: January 30, 2006, 09:35:08 AM »
what is different with that black bike compared to a 'normal' bike (ie ducati)>  it doesn't look too much different to my casual (non-bike-riding)eye.  you mentioned something abut the geometry..?
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« Reply #28 on: January 30, 2006, 12:01:24 PM »
Hi David I assume your asking me about the Wraith? Not enough trail on the front, swingarm angle wrong on the back, wrong spring rates, falling rate rear spring, foot pegs high and forward, nothing to put your knees against when leaning...

Traxxion Dynamics was able to fix some of the problems some are just inherent in the design. [^]

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« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2006, 07:53:38 AM »
oh dear....   can anyone translate?[|)]  actually i think i get you apart from not knowing what a spring rate is.  good job there are peple like you out there - i think the bike looks ace and if i was a millionaire i would probably buy one.  and die.  exhaust looks like it is in an unlikely place.  burnt boots, perhaps?
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