bgnukem wrote:tim-b wrote:Hi
Do I detect a bit of materials scientist mischief, Brucey? How is a saddles and seat posts manual relevant to a frame thread?
A seatpost is a tube under stress, rather like a frame tube.
The point is that the article linked to was specific to Ritchey saddles and seat posts. Ritchey's advice is specific to their matrix and manufacturing technique and it's disingenuous to link advice specific to RITCHEY (their capitalisation not mine) to every CF frame out there.
Brucey will know that the matrix used affects the material's properties and that there are umpteen choices of matrix , which is why Lamborghini can produce CF con rods that will be safe in oil, under extreme temperature and pressure