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Old 2005-05-31, 04:31 AM   #1
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for a month now ive been pondering about making a carbon fiber unicycle,well i just check out a web site and its gonna cost

$400.00


sooooo i was wondering if any one wanted to fund my research

thank you
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Old 2005-05-31, 04:33 AM   #2
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Relatively cheap for carbon fibre if you ask me...
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Old 2005-05-31, 04:35 AM   #3
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yeah its 5yard of carbon
8gallons of resin and hardener
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Old 2005-05-31, 04:43 AM   #4
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A good deal i think. But I don't think asking people for donations is a good idea. Its having them do the hardest part of the project. Not to mention it is pretty rude...
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Not very original research, it's all been done before a multitude of times, i'll give you the $400 for the carbon if you give me £400 for a new KH
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Old 2005-05-31, 01:08 PM   #6
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for a month now ive been pondering about making a carbon fiber unicycle,well i just check out a web site and its gonna cost
What website?

How'd you come up with the amount of carbon fibre and epoxy needed?
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Old 2005-05-31, 06:45 PM   #7
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What website?

How'd you come up with the amount of carbon fibre and epoxy needed?
d00d its soooo ezy

members.aol.com/makeurowncarbunfiberstuff

plus, some guy from aferika said hed like send me a money order for the $$$, so its kewl

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educated guess
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you can find the carbon herehere
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Hmmm...

According to that site, 1 gallon of resin is 8 lbs. So 8 gallons, is 64 lbs. 5 yards of carbon fabric at 5.7 oz per square yard, 50" wide, is 2.5 lbs.

A 66 lbs unicycle! Wow.
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Hmmm...

According to that site, 1 gallon of resin is 8 lbs. So 8 gallons, is 64 lbs. 5 yards of carbon fabric at 5.7 oz per square yard, 50" wide, is 2.5 lbs.

A 66 lbs unicycle! Wow.

sorrrrry typo imeant 1 gallon
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What, educated from one of those "we'll mail you a degree" schools?

Go to the library, young Jedi, there have been many masters of carbon fibering who have written tomes to aid you in your quest...

Furthermore, the fiber can be very hazardous to handle, and the epoxy fumes can create a dangerous situation... make sure you're fully aware of the implications of using such materials, and you're prepared to mitigate the dangers. You don't want to end up with lung cancer over a "backyard project"!
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the fiber can be very hazardous to handle
Carbon fiber slivers can dig deep... apparently they tend to dig themselves deeper... so make sure you wear gloves.

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the epoxy fumes can create a dangerous situation...
Epoxy can cause skin cancer and lung cancer.... wear gloves and a resperator... or at least have it be well ventilated.
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I already have a carbon uni, that I funded myself. Are you doing actual research, or did you just want an experimental carbon uni?

Or do you want to buy mine?
http://tinyurl.com/763y7

It would be more than $400.
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Or do you want to buy mine?
http://tinyurl.com/763y7

It would be more than $400.
Does the minivan come with it?
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