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Old 06-09-2013, 07:11 PM   #1
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Imagine getting the burro mold and building a modern version out of carbon fiber!

Just daydreaming here..
Imagine getting the burro mold and building a modern version out of carbon fiber!

Would be so nice!
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:50 PM   #2
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Just daydreaming here..
Imagine getting the burro mold and building a modern version out of carbon fiber!

Would be so nice!
A good carbon fiber bicycle starts around $2K.
What would do you suppose that "modern Burro" would cost?
It would look great with that fabric showing look.
How about custom glue-on tires with 2"wide aluminum wheels and a titanium alloy frame. Plus 1/8th" lexan windows, inflatable cushions, and no spare.
LED lights powered by rechargable AAA batteries.
Shore power supplied through a standard 16Ga outdoor extension cord.Plus a couple of 12V outlets supplied by the charger and battery from a Barbie Jeep or supplied by the Smart Car TV.
Mylar blankets for bedding.
Two T-shirts and two gym shorts each for clothing... Must go commando to save weight!
One I-phone to cover for all reading and communication.
Any other ideas?
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Where can we order?
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:43 PM   #4
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Full Campy, Floyd? The sewups were the giveaway. There are racing frames out there that are well over 2K without a fork. TT frames, sky's the limit.

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Full Campy, Floyd? The sewups were the giveaway. There are racing frames out there that are well over 2K without a fork. TT frames, sky's the limit.

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I prefer CRO-MO, and still haven't found any bike for which I would trade my 1989 Trek 820. In fact I recently found a practically new 1989 820 and am in the process of bringing it up to match my old one.
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You guys: STEEL IS REAL. (But I got exceptionally lucky with a club price on my carbon Fuji)

I would LOVE to have a carbon fiber Burro, right after I find a thousand million dollars laying on the ground in my back yard.
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A good carbon fiber bicycle starts around $2K.
What would do you suppose that "modern Burro" would cost?
It would look great with that fabric showing look.
How about custom glue-on tires with 2"wide aluminum wheels and a titanium alloy frame. Plus 1/8th" lexan windows, inflatable cushions, and no spare.
LED lights powered by rechargable AAA batteries.
Shore power supplied through a standard 16Ga outdoor extension cord.Plus a couple of 12V outlets supplied by the charger and battery from a Barbie Jeep or supplied by the Smart Car TV.
Mylar blankets for bedding.
Two T-shirts and two gym shorts each for clothing... Must go commando to save weight!
One I-phone to cover for all reading and communication.
Any other ideas?
to me a good aluminum/steel bicycle starts at 2k$..

Actually carbon fiber itself is not that expensive. plus contraints in design vs strenght are not the same as bicycles.

I'm a mountain biker and haves bikes worth over 5k$ each...you have to remember that the bicycle industry is very expensive compare tp anything else made of carbon fiber...
That said most of the carbon fibers bikes sold here are made in china and sold to us 3 to 5 times the price its worth.. for example, carbon fiber rims: The same company in China that makes the carbon rims for the big names brands in america that sells for 900$ to us consumers, sell them direct from china for around 200$ to who wants to buy them... Same goes for the frames...

So in that sens yes it would be more expensive but maybe not that much..from there you have a blank to experiment with new materials.


a brand new trailer burro style cost what? 15k$
lets say you build the egg bubble for 10k$ then you have 5k$ for frame and interior... totally doebale when you think that the teardrop guys built their complete teardrop for around 3k$..
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Ah, the old road iron. Faithful steed, companion of our youth, frame of fabled Reynold tubes, little bits of Excalibur mixed in there with the Enfield rifles, Wilkinson razor blades, and the odd LendLease freighter! Gone forever the days when savage Chro-molybdenum Man, recognizable by the severely-receding brows and crude woolen shorts, roamed the earth on suspiciously flexible bicycles. Requiescat in pacem.

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Carbon fiber travel trailers. Just think, there could be another web site in the making.
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Would having an all molded towable built out of carbon fiber make the camping experience more fun? Doubtful.
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A trailer molded of Tropical Fruit Jello would be nice. Carbon fiber rovng and epoxy resin? Not so nice. And not everything that can be done should be.

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Would having an all molded towable built out of carbon fiber make the camping experience more fun? Doubtful.
Prabably not. Buy i'm a tech guy who likes to have Árazy ideas... Sure would save weight wich is something i know i'm concern about.

@Jack why not so nice? Fiberglass is pretty much the same thing, fiber cloth and resin... Just lighter and stronger.

But like i said , daydreaming.
I like to build stuff ...If i had the molds, time and the funds for a new trailer..i would try to build it.
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Carbon fiber not as tasty as Jello. You are correct, Sir, that the materials and process are analogous. Polyester and silica glass are less expensive, discounting the labour cost advantage of Taiwan, Korea, and the Chinese mainland. I still have my Kestrel road bike but I put over 15,000 miles on a cheap (8C$US) Trek 1400. Aluminum kicks your arse but makes for a stiff bracket and efficient power transfer. Carbon likewise.

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But like i said , daydreaming.
I like to build stuff ...If i had the molds, time and the funds for a new trailer..i would try to build it.
I think everything start with a dream and I'm grateful that Ray Olecko looked at a septic tank and thought it would make a great all molded towable!
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