Saturday, 29 October 2016

Cutting Up Expensive Carbon Bikes with Raoul Luescher

I dropped into see Raoul Luescher from Luescher Teknik to see what we could do with the noisey seatpost on my Giant TCR build. While I was there I had Raoul tell us about his recent Instagram posts that had me intrigued. He's cutting a LOT of carbon bikes in half and sharing the results.

In this video Raoul shows us a LOT of expensive things cut in half, discusses the build quality, talks about how to safely cut carbon fibre components, and a lot more. He's an encyclopedia of knowledge and can explain the technical concepts of carbon in ways that's easy to undertand for us not-so-composite savvy people.

Some background on Raoul:

Raoul has also been involved with composite materials for over 25 years. He has been employed by Boeing Aerospace, Defence and the Australian Institute of Sport. He has extensive experience in quality control of composites, manufacturing and design. Raoul has designed and built many composite items, including items used in the Olympic games, the Malvern Star range of carbon bicycles which won an Australian Design Mark and the groundbreaking BC composites Tammar mountain bike enduro rim. He has worked with national, Olympic and professional athletes in a technology and equipment advisor role and is passionate about sports performance.

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Raoul's Instagram
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Cycling Maven Videos Featuring Raoul:
Carbon Fiber - The Truth
Carbon Wheels - The Truth I
Carbon Wheels - The Truth II

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Bikes and components in this video: Specialized, Trek, Giant, Focus, Pinarello, Lightweight, Cannondale, Wilier.

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