I’ll be giving a seminar at NAHBS 2013! NAHBS is not only a display of great handmade bikes, but there are seminars on various bike related subjects throughout the event!
CARBON FIBER: LAYING DOWN THE BASICS
DATE: SAT, FEB 23
TIME: 3:00PM – 3:45PM
Matt Appleman of Appleman Bicycles will discuss the basics of composite materials and how carbon fiber is used in building bicycles.
Special attention will be given to design considerations, material choice, and manufacturing methods with an emphasis on tube to tube construction.
Matt Appleman, Appleman Bicycles
Matt Appleman started building custom carbon fiber frames in 2008 and has a degree in Composite Materials Engineering. Matt worked in the wind energy and aerospace industries before starting Appleman Bicycles. Appleman Bicycles is a one man custom carbon frame shop that uses carbon fiber extensively in the design and aesthetic of custom frames.