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VRZ 2 BELT 3D Printed Bike

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Light as a feather, stiff as a board, printed at home.  The VRZ 2 BELT 3D Printed Bike is a fierce fixed-gear bike with 3D-printed titanium hardware.  The stem, the seat stay and other connecting brackets were molded out of titanium using a 3D printer, then coated with a gold paint job.  This design by Ralf Holleis is built to be lightweight and heavy-duty, weighing in at less than 11 pounds but looking like a million bucks.  It features a belt-drive crank system, carbon-fiber wheels and a sliver of a seat to maintain a low profile.  There may be a plenty of buzz lately about that 3D-printed gun, but we think this 3D-printed bike frame is a much more exciting, much more creative endeavor.  Kudos, Ralf Hollies, let us know when we can take one out for a spin…  [via notcot]

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