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    Yep. I needed to replace a brake caliper but no...

    Yep. I needed to replace a brake caliper but no one has the just the caliper in stock so I ordered a whole new brake.............from Taiwan. We'll if it arrives before the end of the pandemic.
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  2. - worked in a local grocery store collecting...

    - worked in a local grocery store collecting carts, bagging and stocking shelves
    - painted houses
    - landscaped and mowed lawns while home from college
    - detailed cars part time my senior year in...
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    My fat bike is a pig. Easiest way to drop a...

    My fat bike is a pig. Easiest way to drop a couple pounds is going tubeless but it came with non-tubeless OEM Maxxis Minions and non-tubeless Sun Rims.

    I can seal up the rims with tape and...
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    When we were wagon shopping recently, I didn't...

    When we were wagon shopping recently, I didn't even bother to test the drive the new Outback because of the CVT. With autos shifting faster and becoming less boring, a V6 Outback with a DSG or quick...
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    Good to know. I'll never understand why some...

    Good to know. I'll never understand why some companies charge so much for these levers.
  6. East Coast Roll Call #??? 20-21 Covid closures and hard core touring! Be Fit or Sit

    Might be the same school but my kid goes to daycare with kids from a school that was shut down today.

    Oh and 77 people had a super spreader indoor wedding in Cambridge.
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  7. Our superintendent and teacher union has asked us...

    Our superintendent and teacher union has asked us not to leave the state or have out of state family come visit for the holidays. Definitely get that overlord vibe from that but COVID rippling...
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    [QUOTE=Boissal;6104804]I bought a couple ZTTO...

    [QUOTE=Boissal;6104804]I bought a couple ZTTO dropper levers this spring in case I didn't like the XT version my new bike came with. They're knockoffs of the WolfTooth ReMote and are relatively well...
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    WTB: Dropper Lever

    Need a lever for my fat bike's dropper and wanted to see if anyone had one kicking around before I drop $70 on a new one. Standard bar mount, not picky but the below the bar type is preferable. ...
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    20/20 NE - I can see clearly now

    Mid 60s after dark today. Prime night riding.

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    My XT rear brake locked up on me. Squeezed the...

    My XT rear brake locked up on me. Squeezed the lever and the pads didn't retract, rear wheel locked up, then I moved the wheel a bit and it came free. It does this every time I pull the lever now. ...
  12. I'll be looking forward to riding the chair with...

    I'll be looking forward to riding the chair with the fine folks from the 2 counties in western Kansas that will eligible to visit Vermont this winter.
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    Definitely woke up to some white stuff above...

    Definitely woke up to some white stuff above about 1500 ft here.


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    A MAGA-style funeral in America's petri dish...

    A MAGA-style funeral in America's petri dish state during a global pandemic? Maybe I do need bigger balls.
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    My wife's grandmother passed away recently. Her...

    My wife's grandmother passed away recently. Her 94 year old grandfather (who thinks COVID is hoax) scheduled the funeral for late November in Florida. I have to convince my wife not to go to her...
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    VT has been doing great but outbreaks are popping...

    VT has been doing great but outbreaks are popping up here already - 2 local schools with cases yesterday and an outbreak in Montpelier thanks to hockey leagues. Buckle up for a loooooong winter.
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    Maybe not an end of life purchase but 8 years ago...

    Maybe not an end of life purchase but 8 years ago I bought pricey hand made leather shoes for my wedding. Iíve been wearing them a few times a week since then and theyíre perfectly worn in. Theyíve...
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    I went through the debacle of selling my dad's...

    I went through the debacle of selling my dad's baseball cards a few years ago. Long short, it was a very time consuming process that was simply not worth my time. You think certain cards are worth...
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    It may be a drive but Ranch Camp in Stowe has...

    It may be a drive but Ranch Camp in Stowe has demos of the SB140. I'll continue to talk up Ranch Camp because they gave my kid a free balance bike when his was stolen last year.
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    Never grown weed before and I know nothing about...

    Never grown weed before and I know nothing about gardening/growing anything. Planted a starter plant in May, now I have a pound of great weed that didn't cost me a dime. Fuck yeah.
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    Still some tacky dirt underneath all those...

    Still some tacky dirt underneath all those leaves.

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    Obviously. Also, drinking PBR pounders while...

    Obviously. Also, drinking PBR pounders while night skiing offers even more COVID protection.
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    I've used Shimano XT and Race Face Turbine/Atlas...

    I've used Shimano XT and Race Face Turbine/Atlas cranks quite a bit over the years and I find the Race Face Turbine to be light, great bang for the buck and you generally don't have to fuck with them...
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    This is the way to go this season. Just bought...

    This is the way to go this season. Just bought my Bolton BC pass.
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    Yes, Strava heatmap is the best source for...

    Yes, Strava heatmap is the best source for finding routes around VT. I've been able to find random singletrack and unmarked roads that I'd never see on any other GPS. Definitely worth $60/year.
  26. Give it 2 more years and you won't be able to...

    Give it 2 more years and you won't be able to tell the difference at a glance. Specialized has an e-roadie bike out that is almost undistinguishable from an regular bike.
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    Fall colors are coming in nicely. 341176 ...

    Fall colors are coming in nicely.

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    Before COVID, I would do local gravel...

    Before COVID, I would do local gravel rides/events and you'd see all kinds of bikes doing 30-40 miles. Fat bikes, full suspension, hardtails, I even saw a guy on a hardtail towing his kid in a...
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    I don't doubt that OGE is a good employer; I've...

    I don't doubt that OGE is a good employer; I've only heard positive things about them as a shop. My point was that, in general, low paying retail employees get stuck with the awful job of asking...
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    [QUOTE=jackstraw;6076098] Not to mention the...

    Not to mention the retail employee being paid a shit hourly wage to screen shoppers and gets choked out for doing his job. I hope he gets a few paid days off for having to deal with that asshole. ...
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    I'm with you. This winter will be a shit show...

    I'm with you. This winter will be a shit show for so many reasons. I tell everyone I'll be backcountry skiing all winter but I'm secretly hoping the snow sucks so people stay away and I can just...
  32. Thread: Gloves?

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    I just picked up a pair of Tacso cool weather...

    I just picked up a pair of Tacso cool weather gloves for the fall. Bomber construction, warm and breathable. So far so good.

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    Itís a hard ride to connect all 3 areas. Plenty...

    Itís a hard ride to connect all 3 areas. Plenty of vert and the most trails are rugged and rocky. Iíve done a few variations of connecting them as well as Cochranís and Huntington trails and itís...
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    I was thinking the same while riding today. ...

    I was thinking the same while riding today. Leafy lines will be burned all fall at this rate.


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    Ok total rookie grower here. Got a starter plant...

    Ok total rookie grower here. Got a starter plant in the first week of June, she started flowering about 7 weeks ago. I was inclined to let it go another 2-3 weeks before harvesting but last night...
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    Damn near cold riding around Northfield this...

    Damn near cold riding around Northfield this morning. Leaves are just starting to turn here and trails are still leaf free and fast. Not for long though...

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    RIP RBG and yes weíre are so fucked. Sent...

    RIP RBG and yes weíre are so fucked.


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    Call me a pessimist but I think you're spot on. ...

    Call me a pessimist but I think you're spot on. Tourists have been ignoring the travel guidelines here all summer and that certainly won't change come winter. Ski season got cut short back in March...
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    I was there a couple weeks ago, had a blast. ...

    I was there a couple weeks ago, had a blast. Parked in the upper lot, rode up Green trail, then Zebedee, up to the summit, hit Labyrinth, down Fusters, up Noodles, up Green trail again and finished...
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    Par for the course for entitled horse owners. ...

    Par for the course for entitled horse owners. Just follow the piles of shit that they donít pick up and youíll find it.


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    Gotcha. Thanks for the info. Looks like Iíll...

    Gotcha. Thanks for the info. Looks like Iíll get at least another season out of my Bachelor before a rebuild.


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    How many miles/use on the PNW? Curious bc Iíve...

    How many miles/use on the PNW? Curious bc Iíve got a Bachelor Iíve been riding since May. Hoping it would last a couple seasons before needing any work.


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    I talked to 2 guys at the local trail head last...

    I talked to 2 guys at the local trail head last week who were there riding because they were kicked out of Kingdom Trails bc they came from NYC. They couldn't believe KT actually enforced the...
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    With the new Slash frame going for $4k, it makes...

    With the new Slash frame going for $4k, it makes me feel like the Hightower frame I paid full retail for was a bargain.
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    I started using a Garmin GPS watch for my rides...

    I started using a Garmin GPS watch for my rides and quickly found out how inaccurate the iPhone GPS is. Phone GPS definitely overshoots vertical feet and undershoots mileage.
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    Thanks guys. I'll take a look at Falmouth;...

    Thanks guys. I'll take a look at Falmouth; sounds like that may be the spot. I had another buddy recommend Gorham trails too, sounds like some good riding.
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    I went down this rabbit hole trying to set up my...

    I went down this rabbit hole trying to set up my gravel bike with a wide range cassette. In the end I settled on a the SRAM Apex long cage derailleur that will clear a 46t. It's not fancy but it...
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    Bolton released their opening plans. No...

    Bolton released their opening plans. No reservations, just face coverings, social distancing, limited indoor capacity, grab-and-go food/beer, etc. Makes you wonder if places like Bolton that don't...
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    I've heard Titcomb is fun but also heard its just...

    I've heard Titcomb is fun but also heard its just one short loop. Sounds like there's more?



    Falmouth isn't too bad of a drive. Tons of trails there after a quick glance at Trailforks. My...
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