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Feb. 10, 2014, 5:29 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 22, 2012
Titanium alloy 3D printed frame

Here's the link. http://www.dezeen.com/2014/02/07/worlds-first-3d-printed-bicycle-frame/

Apparently it lowers the cost of production, and it's lighter without compromising strength. I could see the cost of production being reduced significantly, but I'm not sure of their credibility regarding the strength vs. weight until some thorough testing has been completed. The testing so far looks like it backs up their optimistic claims.

Thoughts?

Nov. 28, 2013, 5:49 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 22, 2012
First and Second day on the Shore

On that topic, what did you think of the berm? (the really tight one, kind of the biggest thing on there right now, hard to miss).

Ah yes, I remember that. I didn't find it overly tight or anything, and over-all it was a really smooth corner. Finely built.

Nov. 27, 2013, 11:19 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 22, 2012
First and Second day on the Shore

As a British Columbian I've always wanted to ride the shore. I've been riding bikes for 12 years now, so it's somewhat shameful that I only just had my first go at the Shore (only Fromme, thus far). All of my riding has been in the Okanagan and Nelson areas. I've hit 30% of Okanagan trails, and 90% of Nelson (Though it seems there is so many secret trails, I'm sure these figures are debatable.)

Anyway, to the meat of the post: Your trails rock! I Rode Bobsled, Floppy Bunny, Espresso, 7th Secret(?), Upper Oilcan, Grannies (Although it seemed to merge with Espresso, so not sure what I was riding exactly) and of course Dempsey. I was psyched on all of them, although the sudden, sharp turns definitely bit me in the ass a couple of times. I'm stoked to be able to explore these trails in the next few months, even if I'm at the mercy of winter/ potential snowfall.

On the part of espresso where the flat-ish rock face is, I noticed some fresh trail to the right, so I went and rode it not thinking much about it. I'm SO sorry, as I was riding, I realized from the lack of tire marks that I was poaching something that was yet to be completed. Way fresher than I had thought it was. I risked my life and avoided hitting my brakes to keep it as clean as possible, and felt guilty the entire time if that makes the builder(s) feel any better (I genuinely did feel super guilty). Someone gets beer if (a) that's considered poaching and (b) if you are pissed.

I'll keep an eye out for build days, too. I'm definitely keen to throw in a hand and build/maintain some trails. My days off are Tuesday and Wednesday, though, so I hope that aligns with a build day. If it doesn't, can someone PM me if they need an extra hand? I'm not new to trail building, but I'm also not an expert. I'm also not weak, and make an excellent pack-mule substitute.

Cheers guys, impressively built/ labelled trails, from what I've seen so far. Can't wait to check out some more.

Dec. 2, 2012, 2:09 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 22, 2012
Island trails

No, haven't made it out yet. I'm not too concerned about the trail quality, as long as it's ride-able. Kootenay trails are already mostly snowed in until the spring, so I'll take what I can get. I'm heading out on the 12th, and should be on the island by the 20th. I'll post up some pictures of my journey once it's all done. Thanks again for all the help.

Nov. 22, 2012, 7:04 p.m.
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Island trails

Awesome! Thanks guys, yea Cmberland was definitely on my list. Stoked to rip the trails over there. I'll try and make it out to Campbell river, too.

Nov. 22, 2012, 3:46 p.m.
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Island trails

Hey! I'm trying to plan some riding in December but I'm unaware of what the conditions will be like on the Island. Is it doable? I have no idea about the logistics of my trip yet, sorta just going to wing it. All I'll have is my tent and my bike, but I'm not too keen on getting stood up. Should I take my bike? Not going to any city in particular, just going to make the most of my time away from college and cruise around without much of a plan other than "must-ride" trails.

** Also, can someone show me around too? I'm pretty keen and I'm reasonably non-douchy. I'll buy you a beer. Or sandwich. Whatever you're into. Gas money for anyone who shuttles, too, I don't have a car and I'll be pedaling up everything.

Thanks for accommodating my poor trip planning for anyone that does reply with anything helpful.

Phil.

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