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Poulsbojohnny RichardCunningham's article
Sep 21, 2017 at 12:53
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Fastest Woman in the World - Interbike 2017
It's made of carbon. Shame on her. ;) Quite a daring speed on a bike and not something I would attempt. I've been over 150 mph on a superbike and that was realllly fast. I still don't consider it a true land speed record though as she was not really pedaling and overcoming the typical obstacles that speed freaks have to deal with. Start from zero and see how fast your body can overcome those things. That's a thing.
Poulsbojohnny RichardCunningham's article
Sep 21, 2017 at 12:50
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Poulsbojohnny mikelevy's article
Sep 21, 2017 at 12:48
9 hours
Carbon Fiber Valve Stems, An Improved Dropper, and 6D's Updated Helmets - Interbike 2017
Having worked with composites in my other hobby (vintage boats), I will offer this: Recycling of any FRP is not true recycling. How dare I! Let's say you vacuum heat leftover stuff to separate the fibers from the resin. The fibers that are left are of no practical use. They will have lost their initial strength in strand and will have to be reformatted to use again. For glass ,this may be possible. Carbon? Not so sure. The strands are grown. Can they be re-grown at that point? Or can the carbon be used in other things like steel? Don't know. So, partial materials reclamation with more processing needed. And what happens to the resin? It is waste product. GARBAGE. Maybe you can chunk and chop it and use it for plastic bags or toys? Regardless, it will never be able to do what it first did when it was catalyzed again. Here is an excerpt from an interview with a company who is trying to make hardened resin recyclable: "Epoxy is a thermosetting material (thermoset). Thermosets are formed from a chemical reaction when a resin and hardener, or resin and catalyst, are mixed and then undergo a non-reversible chemical reaction to form a hard, infusible product." From https://www.materialstoday.com/composite-industry/features/can-epoxy-composites-be-made-100-recyclable/> Not very green, and certainly not sustainable in its current use. Note the non-reversible statement. No going back. These guys seem to have an idea on how to change that, but nothing has been brought to market yet. Also, if there was a practical use for used plastics beyond the very narrow band of recyclable materials used in the consumer industry (grocery bags, packaging, etc.), then someone would be making money off of it. The saying in boating is Fiberglass is Forever. Consider that the next time you buy some trick components. (Assuming you care about things like sustainability. (full disclosure, I am NOT an ecofreak and I really don't care what you by.)) Me? I use carbon bars, and a carbon seat post. I wouldn't consider a frame though as it is basically irreparable in the event of damage. AL frames can be fixed in some instances depending on the damage and are generally a little more resilient to incidental bumps and bangs.
Poulsbojohnny fanatikbikeco's article
Sep 21, 2017 at 8:19
13 hours
Dusty Days Begone - Video
The beauty of riding here in the PNW is that in-between the dry dusty and blown out and muddy sloppy mess is the typical damp loamy endless traction riding that we enjoy most of the year. Went for a ride on Sunday with the Mrs on our local trails. The traction was fantastic and the air was crisp and cool. Looking forward to a trip to Galbraith this weekend for more of the same. Riding season is here! ;)
Poulsbojohnny mikelevy's article
Sep 21, 2017 at 7:52
14 hours
Thule's Tailgate Solution and New MTB Backpacks - Interbike 2017
I use a 2x4 cut down with $15 amazon lockable quick release mounts. (I know, still rockin 26). We don't have as huge of a bike theft problem here in the PNW, but it lets me lock the bike and rest easy when having an after ride beer at the local brewery. Price is steep on the bag, but at least its something new...
Poulsbojohnny mikelevy's article
Sep 21, 2017 at 7:50
14 hours
Thule's Tailgate Solution and New MTB Backpacks - Interbike 2017
@Racer951: what else can you steal in 30 seconds thats easy to get away with (not heavy / unwieldy) is worth upto £8k Moped
Poulsbojohnny RichardCunningham's article
Sep 20, 2017 at 14:01
1 days
The 5 Most Popular Demo Bikes at Bootleg Canyon - Interbike 2017
The swingarm reminds me of the Process line. Just beefier.
Poulsbojohnny RichardCunningham's article
Sep 20, 2017 at 13:56
1 days
Poulsbojohnny RichardCunningham's article
Sep 20, 2017 at 13:56
1 days
The 5 Most Popular Demo Bikes at Bootleg Canyon - Interbike 2017
@tmcp1127: And don't forget this company doesn't put the KHS logo on all on the frames they build...
Poulsbojohnny RichardCunningham's article
Sep 20, 2017 at 13:53
1 days
The 5 Most Popular Demo Bikes at Bootleg Canyon - Interbike 2017
@TheRaven: @TheRaven: Well done, sir. It would be nice if the industry could come up with better terminology. It's all the same and makes it impossible to get an honest feel for what one bike can do vs another. And with really not much for demo days considering all the brands...
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