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    07-11-2020, 01:05 PM
    I'm not saying it'll make no difference, but it'll make less of a difference then. Broadly speaking, I think sticky rubber helps the most when...
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    07-11-2020, 11:09 AM
    On rock slabs, definitely, especially if we're talking 3C MaxxGrip (instead of MaxxTerra). Much less so in dusty, loose dirt.
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    07-11-2020, 10:03 AM
    HAB replied to a thread Ask the experts in Sprocket Rockets
    I'm not saying you shouldn't do it. It's your bike, and if it improves your fit and enjoyment of it, by all means. I do think it's reasonable to...
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    07-10-2020, 09:49 PM
    I already have two pairs of pow touring skis, but if this keeps up much longer I'm going to end up getting drunk and impulsive. Someone save me from...
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    07-10-2020, 03:05 PM
    HAB replied to a thread Light boots VS Fat Skis in Tech Talk
    Yeah, I'm too lazy for that. I still have a pair of Scarpa Freedom RSs that'll I'll take on trips sometimes if I really don't want to haul two pairs...
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    07-10-2020, 02:18 PM
    HAB replied to a thread Ask the experts in Sprocket Rockets
    I mean, if you're cutting a seat tube shorter, you're presumably doing it because you need to get your dropper post lower, and therefore you've got a...
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    07-10-2020, 01:09 PM
    HAB replied to a thread Ask the experts in Sprocket Rockets
    I'm 6' tall with a 32" inseam, and 170s are my preferred length for a bike that I'm going to actually pedal on, mostly because the slightly smaller...
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    07-10-2020, 11:15 AM
    HAB replied to a thread Ask the experts in Sprocket Rockets
    FWIW, there's probably someone on pinkbike who'd be psyched to get a cheap reach adjust headset for their older DH bike with a dual crown and...
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    07-10-2020, 10:58 AM
    HAB replied to a thread Ask the experts in Sprocket Rockets
    I just use a piece of aluminum rod, I think 3/4" diameter, and work my way around with that and a hammer. Works just fine as long as you take a...
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    07-10-2020, 10:42 AM
    HAB replied to a thread Ask the experts in Sprocket Rockets
    Yep. And no, ZS49/40 isn't a thing. Not enough room for the bearing.
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    07-10-2020, 08:13 AM
    The Lezyne mini tire pump with a screw on Schrader connection works okay in a pinch if you want to add some air to a fork. Control over the pressure...
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    07-09-2020, 03:59 PM
    HAB replied to a thread Ask the experts in Sprocket Rockets
    49mm is the standard nominal ID for a 1.5 straight headtube. There are a couple other sizes that normally get used for tapered headtubes, it does...
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    07-09-2020, 03:36 PM
    HAB replied to a thread Ask the experts in Sprocket Rockets
    What frame? A standard 1.5 headtube is 49mm SHIS. So you'd want a 49mm EC lower cup, 49mm ZS upper.
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    07-09-2020, 02:46 PM
    HAB replied to a thread Light boots VS Fat Skis in Tech Talk
    My $0.02: if you're mostly skiing in a resort, and want a one boot quiver to do the occasional short sidecountry tour on, get something like a...
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    07-09-2020, 02:42 PM
    HAB replied to a thread Light boots VS Fat Skis in Tech Talk
    The GW soles on the XTD give you more options if you want to ski them in an alpine binding, so there's that. Makes them worse to scramble around in...
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    07-09-2020, 11:48 AM
    HAB replied to a thread Light boots VS Fat Skis in Tech Talk
    Yup. If you're really set on using one pair of shells, a second set of liners would help a bit, but these things always come with tradeoffs. ...
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