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How to Take Care of Carbon Frame
Author :Thomas TongRelease time :17/03/07Source :Vera Liao

How to Take Care of Carbon Frame

  Carbon fiber, alternatively graphite fiber, carbon graphite or CF, is a material consisting of fibers about 5–10 μm in diameter and composed mostly of carbon atoms.

  The properties of carbon fibers, such as high stiffness, high tensile strength, low weight, high chemical resistance, high temperature tolerance and low thermal expansion, make them very popular in aerospace, civil engineering, military, and motorsports, along with other competition sports. Nowadays, the ever-growing sales of carbon bicycle changes the bicycle market, more and more people prefer the carbon bike. The carbon bicycle parts of ZhongWei Composite Material Co.,Ltd has a hot response and here I would like to teach you how to take care of your carbon frame.

   1. Park or store the carbon frame in a manner that minimizes pressure on the frame tubing. Clamps and straps used in repair stands and bike racks can crack composite tubing if tightened too much.

    2. Clean the frame regularly. Washing the bike keeps the protective surface paint clean while also allowing for the inspection of any cracks or fractures in the carbon. Washing the bike removes salt caused by sweat, which can have a corrosive effect on aluminum parts attached to the carbon frame.

   3. Avoid leaving the carbon bike in excessively hot temperatures, such as might be found inside a parked car on a summer day. Too much heat can weaken the carbon composite material.

  4. Study the owner's manual to learn the bicycle's various recommended torque values. Over tightening of bolts can crush delicate carbon fibers and cause the bike to crack. Along with proper torque values, a torque wrench can be used to ensure proper tightening procedures.