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Kuiper
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by Kuiper

LJ wrote:
ZeroG wrote:A lot of you are opting for the Heavyweight Boxer; there will be a laser mark that will say Heavyweight but I was thinking of replacing that with "Bigfellow" in honor of Bill, just on the tester's cranks for whom it will mean something. What do you guys think about that?


I think that would make Bill very proud and a really fitting final tribute. Good on you.


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Very good suggestion Ted,

If I may suggest it would be nice if the Crank of Bill goes to Lee,
he even called to australia to arrange flowers and he arranged a lot of other things and putted a lot of time in it..

altought everyone had his own input in a good way..

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by Skillgannon

I know that this may even be an even more ridiculous demand, but rather than LJ being the only one to get a bigfellow crank, just a special bigfellow crank, something like gold leaf....bloody oath 0G, were not asking much, sorry :oops:

What you are proposing is simple incredible. Hopefully someone can get you in contact with Bill's family

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by Tippster

Just got a short message from Ted confirming receipt of my details...

got me even more excited about seeing the cranks!
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LJ
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ZeroG wrote:Briefly on the Subhuman Project, I am building a human powered submarine that I intend to pedal across the Atlantic from Africa to the Virgin Islands. To complicate it further, I am making a documentary about it.


OT, I know, but I'd be interested to learn more about this. Frankie-B's Himalayan trip has got me all stirred up and this sounds like another one thats pretty inspriring......

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by Juanmoretime

Ted great to see the update and I love the idea of the Bigfellow inscription. Bill and I PMed each other frequently and he is missed. I think the inscription on all would be awesome since I'm on the lightside. I would ride with pride with it on my bike.

The new design is pretty nice to look at too!
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by mrowkoob

OT, I know, but I'd be interested to learn more about this. Frankie-B's Himalayan trip has got me all stirred up and this sounds like another one thats pretty inspriring......[/quote]

Maybe you can be the first up Everest on a Pina eh LJ :wink:

For inspiration:

A swedish adventurer actually rode his bike alone from Sweden to Everest climbed it without oxygen and rode back.
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LJ
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mrowkoob wrote:Maybe you can be the first up Everest on a Pina eh LJ :wink:


Well, Frankie will take me to the alps next spring to see if he can find a climber somewhere in me. I suppose I could take the FPX along, although faced with a choice thats the first thing I'd let go of! :shock:

Seriously, stuff like this really gets me excited.

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by Boonen

Thanks for the update Ted, sounds like you made the right choices to me!
I have send you an email, can't wait to see those cranks in the flesh, I think they look awesome :D
I like the big-fellow idea, so if his family is ok with it I wouldn't mind having his nick name on my cranks somewhere even if I would need the lightweight version.

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by polar ben

LJ wrote:I suppose I could take the FPX along, although faced with a choice thats the first thing I'd let go of! :shock:

Seriously, stuff like this really gets me excited.

Utterly off-topic, but it is possible to combine a carbon fibre fetish with a love for expeditions - my sledges are hand made in carbon/kevlar by a guy in Norway 8)

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LJ
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Very impressive website Ben and quite a good cv :wink: I couldnt think of a better way to go O/T and I'm sure Ted would forgive you being so like minded.

I'm all excited again :P

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Boonen
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by Boonen

To get this back on topic :wink:
Did anybody receive a response mail from Ted already?

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darbydog
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by darbydog

never got a reply I think he is busy. I called him and he confirmed getting my email and my mailing address.

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by drjones96

He didn't actually respond to me when I sent mine but I sent a separate email asking about the SubHuman project and he gave me a pretty neat memo about it.

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Boonen wrote:To get this back on topic :wink:
Did anybody receive a response mail from Ted already?



I mailed him yesterday and got a very nice response (with an answer to a personal request as well - you'll know more about that later) a few hours later.
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