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    Video of carbon monocoque frame manufacture


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    Cool thanks for posting!

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    nice to see the hard work that's put into these!

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    Nice video !

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    Hey! How do they get the solid form out of the frame?!! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jswilson64 View Post
    Hey! How do they get the solid form out of the frame?!! :-)
    The frame is heated and the mandrel (the "solid form" ) either melts or is burned, depending on what it's made of.

    Mandrels allow a very smooth inner wall and better, more uniform compaction than a bladder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jswilson64 View Post
    Hey! How do they get the solid form out of the frame?!! :-)
    They just lift it out. If you look closely at the video, you'll see the half-form several times. You make a left half, a right half and join them together. "Monocoque" doesn't mean "made in one piece," although many people think it does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pudntane View Post
    could anybody venture a guess as to what percentage of the cost of a scott paid for this high-end production value marketing material?
    I can't, but you have to keep in mind that marketing costs in general are a large percentage of the expenditures of a company selling carbon bicycles. The only companies where that percentage may be a bit less are those who actually manufacture some or all carbon frames in-house. But even with those, marketing is what determines survival or failure. Point being: a video here or there is a drop in the bucket.

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