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Old 06-09-22, 08:39 PM
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normally wouldn't bike with this but you could maybe just toss it in the trailer and not notice
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Old 06-09-22, 10:40 PM
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The issue with a carbon frame for touring is the thing which makes it a great material. Ie. you can design it to very specific tasks so that you stiffen up one axis whilst leaving another less stiff (not that I think that makes a lick of difference in a diamond frame but that's another discussion).

But on that point you also have to design a carbon frame for the intended use case ir the stresses caused could cause failure, especially with a lightweight design. That is of course true with all materials but the design element of carbon kinda emphasizes the point.

For example i read somewhere that certain manufacturers forbid the use of trailers on their carbon bikes because the chainstays aren't designed to take the directional stress a trailer arm could cause. Makes sense since a single carbon fiber filament is only strong in one direction and if haven't strengthened certain directions in pursuit of weight and because the use case doesn't require it, then those directions are going to be surprisingly weak.

So essentially a carbon frame would be excellent for heavy loaded touring if designed for it. If not, then it's basically up to luck if the design allows for it. But cheaper carbon frames tend to use more material = heavier = probably more durable in general.
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Old 06-11-22, 08:48 AM
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How about a Wellgo C238 pedal stand?

https://en-wellgopedal-com.translate...n&_x_tr_pto=sc



A Topeak Flashstand, perhaps?

https://www.topeak.com/global/en/pro...SHSTAND-SLIM-X

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Old 06-11-22, 08:59 AM
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Read the welgo blurb, it says handy for parking your car.
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Old 06-11-22, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by tcs View Post
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A Topeak Flashstand, perhaps?
https://www.topeak.com/global/en/pro...SHSTAND-SLIM-X
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Thanks for posting, I was not aware of those.
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Old 06-11-22, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by djb View Post
Read the welgo blurb, it says handy for parking your car.
Welcome to the global village, Monsieur Provincial. That's a computer translation. Several Asian languages use the same base/root logogram for automobile and bicycle.

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Old 06-11-22, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by tcs View Post
Welcome to the global village, Monsieur Provincial. That's a computer translation. Several Asian languages use the same base/root logogram for automobile and bicycle.
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not sure to laugh or be offended, mostly laugh though.
Well, while on my bike, I'd prefer to be hit by a base/root bicycle than a car any day of the week!
Ya, I knew it was a translation thing, still funny to read though
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