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Most beautiful carbon finishes

Old 10-19-12, 02:36 PM
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Most beautiful carbon finishes

Hi folks,

I love checking out the various carbon fiber finishes available, but not enough people post close up shots of them unless it's to point out flaws and imperfections. So please, post some up here so we can all see and compare them!

The 12K-style weaves are gorgeous, but I really dig the irregular patterns of unidirectional finishes as well.

What's your favorite? Or just what's on your bike?

Pictures and year and model of bike please!
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Old 10-19-12, 03:30 PM
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2004 Calfee Tetra Pro in nude. This is a photo of the bike before I bought it. It now has black tape and carbon bottle cages.

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Glossy clear-coated irregular unidirectional is what I have. I think it's kinda unattractive and sketchy looking to the uninitiated. Knowing what it is and that it's supposed to look like that helps.
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I find the irregular shapes of many carbon fiber tubes to be more interesting than the weave itself.

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Originally Posted by Dorachagi View Post
not enough people post close up shots of them unless it's to point out flaws and imperfections or explosions.
Fixed.






Sorry, it was irresistible. I mean, the door was wide open, how could I resist walking through?
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This isn't a bike but whatever they do to this carbon fibre gives it a very cool blue tint (it's not a painted!).
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I find the irregular shapes of many carbon fiber tubes to be more interesting than the weave itself.

I used to have one of those. I really liked it. They were one of the first to really start pushing tubing shapes. That frame was considered pretty freaky at the time.
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This isn't a bike but whatever they do to this carbon fibre gives it a very cool blue tint (it's not a painted!).
It's just on the cosmetic layer (weave). It does look quite nice, though.
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