njee20 - Member
But really... WGAS?
Not broken a frame for ages.
If I can get the same thing, or very, very similar for a hell of a saving I would.
I sort of know about steel and ally:
I've read up about them, used them a lot and like to think I can tell the difference between an overhyped 'best new thing ever' and a decent bit of kit.
I know what I like.
I'm sure we all do.
With carbon, I'm clueless:
As I said, I know what I like when I ride it.
I'd like to know how, where and why it's made the way it is.
Steel frame designers fall over themselves to explain their designs: tube materials & profiles, along with the relevant relationships between the two - all laid out in loving detail, usually accompanied by a picture of a shed, the Dales, hairy people and mud.
Can I find this info regarding carbon?
I have no idea about material choice an how it influences design.
Only two or three big manufacturers seem prepared to put any decent investment into their designs and the marketing thereof.
So until Orange, Ribble, Planet X etc come clean about the level of design input & control they excercise over the manufacturing process, we're pretty much buying the cheaper stuff blind.
Not ideal, is it?