May 30, 2008
May 29, 2008
Dont worry... Even if i look mad in the pix i did not quick the shit out of the photograph.
Photo: Michel Lafleur, Le Droit
De ce montant, 1,4 million $ ont été octroyés à des projets d'envergure régionale alors que 250 000 $ ont été investis pour des projets locaux.
"Ces investissements ont servi de levier financier puisque 3 146 665 $ supplémentaires ont été investis par nos partenaires", souligne Stéphanie Doré, présidente de la TJO.
Parmi les récipiendaires cette année, l'entreprise spécialisée dans la fabrication de cadres pour vélos de montagne extrême Fabrication Dobermann a reçu un montant de 10 000 $ lui permettant d'élaborer un nouveau prototype de cadre pour bicyclette.
"Tout entrepreneur affronte plusieurs obstacles pour créer son entreprise et pour les jeunes, ces obstacles sont encore plus nombreux. Les jeunes entrepreneurs ne sont pas aussi solvables et cela fait que plusieurs n'ont pas les moyens de leur ambition", note Alain Lavoie, propriétaire et cofondateur de Fabrication Dobermann dont les cadres de vélos sont connus mondialement.
La mini-entreprise de récupération Polyvert de l'école secondaire Sieur-de-Coulonge dans le Pontiac a pour sa part reçu un montant de 8 000 $. Cet investissement permettra à l'entreprise de se doter d'une machine à coudre commercial afin de perfectionner les sacs en vêtements recyclés conçus pas les élèves.
Nouveau site Internet
La TJO a profité de ce dévoilement hier pour procéder à l'inauguration de son nouveau site Internet. Dorénavant les cinq Tables jeunesse locales présentes dans la MRC de l'Outaouais et de la Ville de Gatineau seront présentes sur ce portail regroupant les nouvelles des différentes Tables et un calendrier d'activités pour les jeunes de 12 à 35 ans. Les personnes intéressées peuvent consulter le site au www.tjo.ca.
May 22, 2008
May 16, 2008
May 15, 2008
May 14, 2008
For the last 3 years, cleaning the freaking coating on the dropouts before welding was a real pain in the ass!!! We tried every possible way...but most of the time it was done by students and/or our local riders on the shop grinder... real shitty job!!
But lately we were lucky enough to buy the machine we have been dreaming of for the last 3 years, a parts tumbler!!! Hehe!!!
This bad-ass vibrating machine is incredible! in 2 hours we are able to clean dropouts for 100 frames or forks. It used to be a 3 to 4 days job.
Oooo ya now were talking!
It can also do some pretty nice "ball burnished" work on aluminum parts.
Our "CNC facility" were finally able to start working on our forks steerer tubes, so i went to check on there progress.
Here you can see the raw 4130 material and some steerer tubes that are coming out of the CNC machine. Suuuper smooth and perfect!
The machines will be running all night so tomorrow afternoon we will have all the steerer tubes back at the shop ready for the next's steps. All the forks parts are pretty much ready so we expect to see the first production forks starting to be ship-out in about 2 weeks.
Today, we got to eat oysters for lunch!
Last week, Gabriel went to New-B. for a funeral and brought back some sweet Oysters.
Best lunch we had at the shop in years! Those little Oysters were so tasty!!
Before lunch time, I went to the airport to drop off "Evelyne" going to Australia and M.H. catching the next flight to the UK.
This afternoon I'll be going to our CNC facility to check the progress of the cnc machined fork steerer tubes, I'll bring back some pics and a video.
May 13, 2008
Our High school friends are back with a movie that should hit the theaters sometimes this summer.
Sofar...the previews we have seen are great!
Hank & Mike ROCKS!!!!!
May 09, 2008
Last weekend went down lot of fun at industry skatepark in Ontario. Vincent, Joe and I made there it to ride that cool skatepark and hang out with everyone out there. The weekend turned out really fun, as expected! There was a super relax comp. going on too. Riders had 2 runs of like 5 minutes, and then every rider juged for a top 3. I guess it was that way because the juges were lazy (or drunk, or both, haha), but it was a really cool concept.
Andrew Bigelow took the win, That guy got his tricks so dialed! Nohanders in quarters, huge fufanus and abubacas, 360s, big footjams to only name a few. Mister Logan Peat rode amazing with some big dumped 360s on the spine, dialed tailwhips, 540s, tech tricks, jump tricks, hes just so good. As for me, I did a tailwhip-to-tailtap and a 360 tailwhip. Unfortunatly I injured my knee at the end of my first run on some 360 transfert that just didnt worked out well, what made me unable to ride in the second run. Jerret Bellamy dialed his double axle stall to over on that hitching pole or subrail (whatever is the good name for it), threw some sweet nohanders and barspins everywhere, Kent Woods blasted his unique smooth style all over the park, super dialed tech tricks, and Justin Guignard did some of the best backflips ive seen, attempted some 720s, and I apologize for what I forgot to say, ill let Vincent Allard's video explain you once its done.
Here are the MTB pro results. Expect a video soon, too.
1 - Andrew Bigelow
2 - Logan Peat
3 - Michel Plonka
4 - Jerrett Bellamy
5 - Kent Woods
6 - Justin G.
Big thanks to Alain and Gabo @ dobermannbikes and to Brandon and everyone else @ industryskatepark for everything!
May 08, 2008
May 05, 2008
It was allot of work, but we are VERY happy with the results!
The frame as 3.5" of travel and a 2:1 shock ratio.
The 400mm chain-stays and geo make it ride like a Pinscher...but... "PLUSH" ideal to go big!
The 19mm spanish BB pivot system is super stiff, efficient and reliable.
Right now that proto frame weigh in at 6.5 LBS shock included!
This version is still a bit rough, the drop outs, and shock mounts were literally hand made.
Expect to have more clean details once we get the lazer cut production parts (it will also help the weight to go even lower).
More photos and specs coming soon
PS: This prototype was made in partnership with the "Table Jeunesse Outaouais". Thank you so much for your support!