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techyiam JulianCoffey's article
Nov 15, 2013 at 3:11Nov 15, 2013
2013 Red Bull Rampage: Impressions
On hindsight, after reading the riders comments, perhaps they should have given the riders who have completed the second run recognition too. It would be a win-win for everyone. Like everybody seems to agree that Rampage is a truly high risk event like no other. Perhaps they could have given podiums for the two runs separately. For example, there would be a 1st place for the first run. And there would be a first place for the second run. Similarly, there would be two 2nd's, and etc. Also no rider can be on the podium more than once. The riders who had gone in the second run were already judged. Due to the special circumstances, since they had to cut the second run short, (and the riders were originally told that they could have 2 runs plus riders were risking life and limbs big time), I think this would have been more fair. I think giving the riders (and their sponsors indirectly) who had gone in the second run recognition is important to the riders. And then let the fans argue among themselves who was best overall.
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techyiam RichardCunningham's article
Jan 22, 2013 at 23:39Jan 22, 2013
To the Point: Heat Treating Aluminum Frames
Although it is possible to powder coat and not get overaging, it is also possible to get overaging with powder coating alone (without heatiing the frames to anywhere near 1000 degrees to clean the frame) Overaging results in a weaker frame. http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1009&context=mech_fac (Nobble's link in a pinkbike thread) Scroll to conclusion. The bike manufacturers will get it right. Getting a bad reputation, and having to contend with warranty returns are great motivating reasons.. Even if they didn't get it right at the beginning, they will find out soon enough from examining return frames when looking for cause of failure. They can tweak the process until they get it right. However, for the average owner wanting to get powder coating done, that is entirely another story.
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