I beg to differ.. the braided sleeve's tows run in exactly the same path as a wrapped tow would, i.e. a spiral around the tube. The warp will go clockwise and the weft anticlockwise.
Sorry dude, not intentional. Unfortunately I rarely post when I agree, so you only see when I disagreedownunder wrote: ↑Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:36 amUhmm,
try to wrap a tube with a light carbon sleeve (or a FG by that matter), you'll see what a pain that is. You would need exact measurement to cover with a sleeve ie:
To be more precise, the fibers are not close to each other when the sleeve is expanded. This creates a void which just looks ugly AND it's stress raiser. When I said "the carbon must be tensioned" this is exactly to have it super close to other fibers, and that is only by slight tension (or compression onto the surface - but we can't do that on a tube). Impossible to tension a sleeve, absolutely impossible.
I mean, we really need to put ourself's in someones shoes, a wannabe DIY builder.
That's the problem. A pro shop can do whatewer, but not everyone can.
Thoughts? I mean I have a feeling you are picking on me recently
Search for “titanium flange nuts” on eBay. There are a bunch of sellers. They are made for bikes and are a bit narrower than snowboard/kiteboard inserts, but should be workable.
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