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    Cork and Carbon Fiber (almost NNC)

    Portugal's cork industry is taking a hit now that wineries are using different methods of stoppering their bottles. They're looking for alternative places to use cork, one of which is as a substrate or form for carbon fiber. They're looking at the airplane industry, but I bet there could be applications for bikes as well.

    http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/02/cork-airplane/
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    Yes. Many a retro-fred crams them in their barends after installing some Brooks tape. That matches their Brooks saddle. On their lugged bike with "standard" diameter tubes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pancho's Balls
    Yes. Many a retro-fred crams them in their barends after installing some Brooks tape. That matches their Brooks saddle. On their lugged bike with "standard" diameter tubes.
    I sort of Resemble that remark! (Cork to hold in my leather velo-orange tape), no lugs. Retro? Yes, Fred? No. An old cork holds a lot better than the cheap plastic ends that come with most bar tape. And I have hundreds of spares.
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    We have lots of corks in some vases on top of the kitchen cabinets... What do you do with them other than stuff in a handle bar?
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