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  1. Thanks for everything Roxii. With love, Tafnap
  2. Greg LeMond, cycling great, in new carbon fibre venture with Geelong's Deakin University BY CAMERON BEST22 MINUTES AGO Email Facebook Twitter WhatsApp PHOTO Greg LeMond (centre) riding in the 1989 Tour de France. REUTERS: ERIC GAILLARD American Greg LeMond is an innovator and businessman who just happened to win the world's most famous bike race — three times. LeMond won the Tour de France in 1986, 1989 and 1991 riding carbon fibre bikes, and pioneered the use of the strong, lightweight material in cycling. But his latest venture with Victoria's Deakin University will develop new ways to dramatically cut the cost of carbon fibre production for a wide range of uses. "I've been credited as being the most innovative cyclist in the sport, and I think that's totally an exaggeration, but what I have been is very curious," he said. "I see opportunity where others ask, 'Why would you do that?' and I'm [saying], 'Well, why not?'." In a $US44 million ($58 million) deal, LeMond Composites will license technology developed at Deakin's Geelong-based carbon fibre research centre, Carbon Nexus. Lower costs could lead to new applications for carbon fibre The new technology, developed by PhD student Maxime Maghe and Carbon Nexus general manager Steve Atkiss, can significantly lower the cost of producing carbon fibre, which had barely changed in the years since LeMond's Tour victories. "Carbon fibre, up until recently, has been a dream material for automotive and for so many different industries but the cost has been prohibitive," LeMond said. "They've been able to develop a manufacturing process that lowers the capital cost and allows us to scale the growth of it, because I think demand is going to be significant." LeMond's start-up company struck an agreement with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee last year, with plans to produce millions of kilograms of low-cost industrial grade carbon fibre for the world market. However, that venture hit a snag just months later when LeMond Composites fired its chief executive, Connie Jackson, who led the team developing the manufacturing process. LeMond said those matters were settled in March and would not hinder the new deal with Deakin. For its part, the university has stepped carefully in entering a contract to license its intellectual property to the US-based company. "Geelong's been through a difficult time. Many people see the future of Geelong wrapped around the knowledge economy and what the university can do," Deakin vice chancellor Jane Den Hollander said. "We have been extraordinarily careful on this basis. "This new technology could revolutionise the advanced manufacturing sector locally, across Australia and around the globe, because it will make carbon fibre more affordable to produce, which will make it more accessible for consumers." The deal could also pave the way for LeMond's company to build a carbon fibre manufacturing plant in Geelong to work in tandem with the Oak Ridge operation. "We would plan on having multiple lines here," LeMond said. The company plans to start production in September.
  3. Interesting http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-21/greg-lemond-in-new-carbon-fibre-venture-with-deakin-university/8637092?pfmredir=sm
  4. detai

    RIP Kamal2

    Shocked to see this on fb this morning. I remember seeing his last post yesterday. So sad.
  5. Was thinking of racing. Just doing research.
  6. Just in case you want to sample the best NZ has to offer after the race. Look which area ranks #1 http://www.flava.co.nz/hot-linkz/these-are-nzs-worst-regions-for-stis/
  7. He's done it. 3 world records in 2 days. Finished his 48h mtb ride doing 1004.541km Friggn legend
  8. I don't know how to post photos here but it is a giant xtc, looks like XT kit on it and he has a Garmin something arather on it. It can only be a standard purchased bike so it can't be lowered, suped up or run areo bars
  9. The current record for 48h is 746km There is a guy with a pending record of 811km Pinky wants 1000km
  10. He has his sights on doing 1000km by 48 hours which I think very soon. He Is lapping at 51secs and he is 90secs ahead of his goal. He has ave 20.6km/h so far, which is insane on a mtb over this length of time
  11. The current 48h record was broken by Pinky at the the 35h and 12min mark
  12. The 24 hr official record beaten at 2.37pm (457kms). 5.25 hours ahead of the 24 hr cutoff. There's a pending 24hr record at 523kms which we think he will get at 6pm. Now let's see where he can take the 48 hr.
  13. I don't think tafnap can remember her login
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