Thursday, 1 October 2009

Carbon chainplates and forestay bracket

Carbon chainplates are formed from a stainless steel thimble and clevis pin, glued to  foam strip and covered in multiple layers of Carbon UD and glass




Laminating. Difficult to keep them still!


Finished- will be trimmed to final size and shape later

The forestay bracket  also serves as the sleeve for the retracting bowpole.



Attaching the foam and thimble to the carbon tube. (at the correct angle) The bowpole will be a sliding fit into the sleeve.


Building up a cone of foam around the tube



Laminated with multiple layers of Carbon UD

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