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  1. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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  2. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Bastard. Sounds like fun. -rep if you don't post a ton of pics. :D
     
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    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    I'd love to go.
     
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    I wanted to. Looks like a pretty good showing and few friends will be there too. But alas too many ice climbing trips have left me a slightly broke man. Enjoy the show!
     
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  5. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    I know there are a lot of local builders that don't get a whole lot of attention outside of this area, so I hope to see some sweet local stuff.

    I will get as many pics as I can for sure.
     
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    I wish I could go.
     
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    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    btw - take pics of the TrueFab 29er in minty green with a red King headset and post them here.
     
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    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Take a ton of pics if you can/are allowed to snap pics.
     
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    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    I was thinking about driving up, but I suspect all the riding spots between here and Portland will be covered in snow.
     
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  10. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    You are correct, sir. There is much snow to be had at the moment. It's starting to piss me off, but I'm in no shape to ride yet anyway.
     
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    I'm planning heading down from Seattle to check it out. Should be a long day of drooling.
     
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    I'll be there. I plan on doing a comprehensive photo section of the entire event. That is if I can make with all the snow we have.
     
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    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    You should just leave now and cross country ski there.
     
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    DirtyDog Gang probed by the Golden Banana

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    I take it you haven't seen me ski.
     
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    Acadian Born Again Newbie

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    I'm bummed that it moved - it used to be conveniently held at walking distance from my work.

    it's a must for any true bike fanatic - some amazing pieces are shown and the palace reeks of passion for anything bike related.
     
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    Still coming together but it looks like I will be there. Was great to have it in San Jose but I think it's pretty cool they can move around a bit. Portland builders have quite a scene happening to it makes sense to move up there this year. Looking forward to seeing some good friends and some fine bikes!
     
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    Well, I guess I'm not going after all. Turns out this weekend is The 33rd Annual Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show. How could I pass that up? Hand made bikes are cool, but this has a casting pond!

     
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    Haha wtf.

    I will be there (the bike show not the country boy hootnanny).
     
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    I am | close to doing it. As in the two lines met.
     
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    That's extreme. It's surprising the world didn't end when you crossed streams (lines).
     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    My Schwartz is strong. I can pull some crazy ****.



    Edit: but apparantly I can't spell.
     
  23. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Oh please! I'm a redneck, but I'm not a "sportsman".

    I did hear there were no photos allowed. Can anyone confirm that? I am taking my camera, just in case.
     
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    Most likely there will be some very innovative "one-off" types of designs/frames/set ups so it might be to protect the intellectual property of the builders/designers.
     
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    If they are displaying it a show that is open to the public, they're not trying too hard to keep it a secret. I suppose they might be worried about international rip offs if pics get on the web but that's always a risk.

    Here's a little preview from cyclingnews with a profile of Tony P, cool guy doing great work in Portland:

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech/2008/shows/nahmbs08/?id=results/nahmbs081
     
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    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Nice work! I hadn't checked yet, but a friend at work said that you couldn't take pictures last year. I thought it seemed odd because they are on display, but you never know.

    I will be bugging all sorts of people. I want to do as much research as I can before I take the frame building class at UBI this spring. You have to start somewhere, right?
     
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    Eh damn I was planning on busting out the new camera (canon 40d wooooooo). What is this ask permission stuff? Oh well I will take it and see how it goes.

    jimmydean: that UBI school in Ashland looks cool, a little too much $$ for me though :( Please post your thoughts on the class after you take it.
     
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    I can't afford to take time off for the full class, but I am doing a weekend TIG welding seminar. It's a 2 day class they offer between the brazing and welding courses. It's about 50/50 classroom/lab and they focus all on the welding aspect, not frame geometry or design.

    Cutting, fitting, and welding cromo and steel. They do cover a little bit of aluminum setup and talk about Ti, but they said they focus on steel and form. The same basic technique applies with minor setup mods for different metals.

    I know a few people that have gone to the school and it's supposed to be as good as it gets.

    <edit> That 29er is pure sex right there. :drool:
     
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    I am organizing a counter show for next year. Paint and lugs-- banned.

    Going to call it the North American Machine Built Bicycle Show.
     
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    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    I will go through my pictures tonight and post up any that might be worth it.

    I have to say, there were some awesome bikes there, but getting pictures was a huge pain in the ass. Every time I tried to get a shot, some obnoxious hipster stepped in the way. I wanted to start clubbing people, but I refrained.

    What I found funny was the announcement "Everyone who locked their bike to the handrail must move it or the lock will be cut." They announced this about every 15 minutes because as soon as everyone moved, a new batch would show up.

    I would think a sign on the handrail would have been more effective.
     
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    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    My personal favorite, Titanium 29er from Black Sheep Fab that was just good looking:



    BME Bamboo:



    BME's version of the squirrel catcher:



    Cool pinstripe at the Spectrum Powder booth:



    Th original squirrel catcher:



    This ride from Cloud Nine was just elegant:



    A $10k ride for my daughter:



    Cool web gusset work (ala West Coast Chopper CFL frame)




    I hope RM got better pics because I am not a photo dude. But I did talk to a few cool people and saw some very slick rides. I got very tired of fixies, seems that's the staple for the show. Followed by the SS 29er, of course.