Bicycle component and semi-finished product and method for manufacturing such a component
Semi-finished product (60) for the manufacturing of an elongated body of a bicycle component (1; 20) consisting of structural fibres incorporated in a matrix of polymeric material (18, 38) and adapted to mechanically couple with at least one element of the bicycle and to transmit force, characterised in that it comprises at least one first layer (62, 63; 72, 73; 81; 92, 94, 95) formed of continuous structural fibres (62a, 63a; 72a, 73a; 81a) incorporated in a matrix of polymeric material and at least one second layer (61; 91, 93) formed of small pieces of structural fibres (61a) incorporated in a matrix of polymeric material and arranged randomly inside the layer (61; 91, 93), said layers (61, 62, 63; 61, 72, 73; 61, 81; 91, 92, 93, 94, 95) overlapping each other.
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Published patent application
Disclosure date: 10-02-2007
Publication date: 12-09-2009
Applicant: CAMPAGNOLO SRL, IT
Inventor: DAL PRA GIUSEPPE, IT ; DETTORI PAOLO, IT ; FELTRIN MAURI, IT
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