[TheThinkTank] plastic bikes

Dustin @ NBW - Philadelphia PA dustin at neighborhoodbikeworks.org
Sun Aug 28 20:23:34 PDT 2011


Carbon fiber is definitely recyclable! Take a look:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/trek-embarks-on-ambitious-carbon-fiber-recycling-program

Regards,
D.

On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 11:07 PM, Mark Rehder <mark at re-cycles.ca> wrote:
> At least that's what I call bikes of carbon-fiber construction...
>
> We just got our first one donated due to irreparable frame damage. Sure, we
> pull the parts from it, but the frame will have to go to landfill. I am wary
> of the future of bike repair / recycling as c-f becomes more common.
> Hopefully they'll find ways to recycle this stuff, because I don't know if
> there'll ever be a safe way of checking these frames for hidden damage.
>
> Mark Rehder - Coordinator
> re-Cycles Community Bike Shop
> http://re-cycles.ca
>
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