Carbon frames cause cancer - official

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Danny, 21 May 2008.

  1. Danny

    Danny Legendary Member

    According to the Radio 4 Today programme this morning, carbon fibres of the type used in carbon bikes can cause lung cancer if breathed in.

    I'm glad I've stuck with steel.
  2. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    I use carbon forks, but I don't inhale.
  3. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

  4. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    i'll have to stop licking the soles of my shoes then :ohmy:
  5. Disgruntled Goat

    Disgruntled Goat New Member

    Glad my bike is made of asbestos then.
  6. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    wasn't aluminium mentioned as a trigger of alzheimer's a while ago?
  7. yello

    yello Guru

    It's probably true... but you'd have to breath in the equivalent of 5000 frames for there to be a tangible risk.
  8. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    "i, yenrod, swear by constitution of this forum and do not knowingly inhale"
  9. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    I've tried very hard, but I just cannot get my frame up my nostril. Is my nose too small?
  10. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Melksham, Wilts
    You need a bigger straw:smile:
  11. yello

    yello Guru

    or a lighter frame. I recommend carb.... oh, hang on...
  12. Chromatic

    Chromatic Guru

    I can't remember

    Boom Boom
  13. Mac66

    Mac66 Senior Member

    If I've got a carbon fibre saddle, will I get cancer of the butt?
  14. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    Silly billies. It's only those working with the fibres who are at risk. When it's safely encased in resin you're fine.

    Until you snap your stem.
  15. Mac66

    Mac66 Senior Member

    I can see the next government stealth "safety" measure here. Get the kiddies to wear gas masks in case they decide to buy a carbon fibre bike in the future. They will be safe if it snaps.
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