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  • kristoff
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    get a bit creative and make a water feature for the garden.

    clubber
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    You know, I quite like that 🙂

    clubber
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    I have a broken carbon frame (which has been replaced under warranty).

    I’ve already cut out the seat /top tube /seat stay junction for the manufacturer and I had to cut the head tube off to get the bottom headset bearing out but the rest of the frame is intact.

    So, what shall I do with it? Any comedy suggestions? I already gave a good go at snapping the top tube with my hands and knee but failed…

    Premier Icon benji
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    Pen pot and bookends.

    Ambrose
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    Light pull?

    Wind chimes?

    landfill?

    TooTall
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    Wall lamp with the any tube upright holding the bulb, coming out of the wall stylee.

    rs
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    as you still haven’t broken the remaining parts, film yourself trying harder to break them, post on the internet so that someone can reference it every time the carbon question comes up.

    wysiwyg
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    Which reminds me, I must film carbon frame vs shotgun

    Macavity
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    If you do, watch out for shotgun ricochet

    dsb181
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    Get it on Ebay and just say the damage is “cosmetic”

    chief9000
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    This is actually quite an interesting post when you think of the wider implications. It raises a very good question. There is now considerable use of composites in the cycling industry. Every time a frame comes to the end of its life the owner will ask the same question. so what will happen to all of this carbon waste ?

    If it were steel or aluminium it would be easily recycled, however, this carbon stuff is incredibly difficult to get rid of. Some claim that recycling is the way and they claim that processes exist, however in reality this is far from the truth. The real truth is that this type of waste poses a real problem in terms of waste treatment and the environment.

    I vote you send the frame back to the manufacturer as its the producers responsibility to get rid of this crap!

    thomthumb
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    trek have/ had a recycling programme. iirc not just trek stuff.

    http://road.cc/content/news/57103-trek-pleased-year-carbon-recycling#

    but back to OP. I was massively impressed with the creative use of bike stuff at bike village. Chainrings for door handles, brake hanger for a light switch etc. carbon frame though… Could make a lovely wall light?

    Have you tried to set fire to it?

    chief9000
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    trek have/ had a recycling programme. iirc not just trek stuff.

    http://road.cc/content/news/57103-trek-pleased-year-carbon-recycling#

    but back to OP. I was massively impressed with the creative use of bike stuff at bike village. Chainrings for door handles, brake hanger for a light switch etc. carbon frame though… Could make a lovely wall light?

    I am aware of this. What many are unaware of is that these recycling processes are extremely limited to what types of waste they can take. Painted items are usually a no no. hence the usual bike waste acnnot be dealt with in this way. The other thing is that there is almost no use for the recovered material and also that recycling this material is more environmentally damaging than other forms of waste disposal.

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    patriotpro
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    Didgeridoo

    Premier Icon johnnystorm
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    Lightweight xylophone

    dvatcmark
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    Turn it into a bong?

    Give the rest to me to make a bamboo bike from ? Seriously…..
    Willing to collect.

    Premier Icon BigJohn
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    Make some little soles to fit under your normal shoes.

    Conqueror
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    viking ship burial

    clubber
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    Some good suggestions 🙂

    Monkey boy, if have been happy to help but the seat top tube cluster is gone as is the head tube so it’s probably not worth it.

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    Turn it into spoons so a well known diy expert can have some genuine cf cutlery for his next build project….

    dvatcmark
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    The bamboo frame could actually be a very interesting project.

    maxtorque
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    Glue it back together, ride it.

    Or if not that, glue it back together, then section in longitudinally and mount it to a board as “wall art”

    clubber
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    As I said, there’s a bit already missing…

    You’re right though. I should talk to Al. He’d probably like the rear disc mount.

    3dvgirl
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    cut it up and glue it back together, put some shit bits on it, lock it badly.. hide somewhere close and wait for some scrote to steal it, and snap his neck.. 🙂

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    Whatever you do try not to breathe any dust

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