Carbon dating reference
As a testament to the popularity of carbon, custom bike builders who made their name in steel are now crossing over to carbon.Names like Steelman, Serotta and Independent Fabrications all offer bank account-busting custom carbon frames. Update: Nov 29 Here’s one of the most engaging articles we’ve ever published.Is it still relevant now with advances in carbon and carbon repair? By Kurt Gensheimer So you’re about to mosey on over to your local bike shop and drop more coin for your first genuine racing bike than most people pay for an entire motorcycle.The most direct means for calculating the Earth's age is a Pb/Pb isochron age, derived from samples of the Earth and meteorites.This involves measurement of three isotopes of lead (Pb-206, Pb-207, and either Pb-208 or Pb-204).
This causes the data points to separate from each other.
And from the slope of the line we can compute the amount of time which has passed since the pool of matter became separated into individual objects.
See the Isochron Dating FAQ or Faure (1986, chapter 18) for technical detail.
The checkbook is in hand cocked and ready to besmirch every last dollar in your savings account, and all that’s left to do is negotiate with the shop so you at least have a little bit of cash left to buy some inner tubes.
But before your visions of grandeur run rampant and your checkbook becomes more hollow than Landis’ Maillot Jaune, are you sure carbon is the right frame material for your needs?