How does carbon fiber handle nuclear radiation?

shimanobottombracket
edited May 2017 in The cake stop
I had heard that cyclists in South Korea are buying concrete bikes ready for the nuclear winter. Will my carbon framed road bike be rendered useless by the radioactive fallout? I dont want my frame to split when I hit a pothole/crater.

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  • Lookyhere
    Lookyhere Posts: 987
    I had heard that cyclists in South Korea are buying concrete bikes ready for the nuclear winter. Will my carbon framed road bike be rendered useless by the radioactive fallout? I dont want my frame to split when I hit a pothole/crater.

    Most major manufacturers will honour radiation damage, though direct strikes by Chinese made nuclear war heads are no longer covered (this only applies to US brands) after Trump discovered that Chinese bike makers wont warranty Minuteman strikes on Chinese frames.

    Of course, no manufacturer will cover use on a Turbo, so its good to see makers responding positively to Nuclear attack worries, will certainly help riders decide on which brands offer the best customer service.

    Of course its up to the rider to avoid pot holes and craters, worth contacting your local disaster emergency committee to highlight your well founded concerns?
  • I dont want my frame to split when I hit a pothole/crater.

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  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,207
    Obviously keep it out of the black rain.
  • mamba80
    mamba80 Posts: 5,032
    you might be ok with uni directional.... and dont ride in temps above 600'c

    http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.10 ... 4/002/meta
  • FocusZing
    FocusZing Posts: 4,373
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  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    What kind of nuclear blast?
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    He's right you know.
  • cycleclinic
    cycleclinic Posts: 6,865
    Depends on the type of radiation. With nuclear fallout your screwed anyway.

    You could use lead paint to protect it.
    http://www.thecycleclinic.co.uk -wheel building and other stuff.
  • vimfuego
    vimfuego Posts: 1,783
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    These chaps ought to be exploring the market in South Korea then?
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  • Alex99
    Alex99 Posts: 1,407
    Just put a dash of vitamin C into your bucket when you wash your bike down. No worries.