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    Seems like the right thread for this: in my...

    Seems like the right thread for this: in my neighborhood is this new house being built, with a roof sloping down the length of the house - directly against the garage wall adjacent.

    Why would...
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    Have a look at Ragley's offerings -- if what you...

    Have a look at Ragley's offerings -- if what you want isn't in stock, set a stock notice alert.
    https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/mtb/mountain-bikes/hardtail?f=4294967076
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    Pick a dick size and...

    Pick a dick size and...
  4. But when it blows a head gasket, he can hop it up...

    But when it blows a head gasket, he can hop it up with one of these - and he won't even need to overnight parts from Japan! Or add a second and convert it to AWD!
    ...
  5. Feel the force flow through you. The Kessel Run...

    Feel the force flow through you. The Kessel Run in under six parsecs will little Luke Fried and Leia Fried do.
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    Play with the comparisons here - you can input...

    Play with the comparisons here - you can input your existing bike(s) and see what the difference may be like:
    https://geometrygeeks.bike/

    This might not be so useful if it's all foreign lingo to...
  7. Is this what they mean by "type 2 fun"?

    Is this what they mean by "type 2 fun"?
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    How's Specialized with tire warranty? Mounted...

    How's Specialized with tire warranty?

    Mounted a new Purgatory 2.6 yesterday on a new wheel (1 ride), it seated properly all around the bead. On Mrs C's new Ripley, on an Ibis Blackbird rim. ...
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    Runs for the border.

    Runs for the border.
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    I think they're magnetic and supposed to help...

    I think they're magnetic and supposed to help protect against scratches during overlanding... you know, like when you park too close to someone at the mall or a shopping cart gets away from someone....
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    It's not my fault that she forgot the safe word!

    It's not my fault that she forgot the safe word!
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    SRAM Guides are somehow a 4-piston brake that are...

    SRAM Guides are somehow a 4-piston brake that are less powerful than a Shimano 2-piston.
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    Big rotors and metal pads are the cheapest...

    Big rotors and metal pads are the cheapest upgrades to stopping power.

    I like Shimano brakes a lot, and dislike SRAM about the same. Codes are supposedly decent though, so maybe try rotors + pads...
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  16. It's very slow on Tapatalk, but seems normal on a...

    It's very slow on Tapatalk, but seems normal on a desktop computer.

    Crank up that box fan!
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    I've got a pair of Onzas too. $37. X2 on the...

    I've got a pair of Onzas too. $37.

    X2 on the Crank Bros guess.
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    A bar end poking upwards might be useful for...

    A bar end poking upwards might be useful for hanging grocery bags. Doesn't explain that, floppy one though.
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    ^^^ Gunder twitches uncontrollably... I bought...

    ^^^ Gunder twitches uncontrollably...

    I bought a giant channel lock type pliers from HF awhile ago. Rarely need it, but when I do need to hold something giant in place, it was worth every penny....
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    Thanks - I'll take a look. I didn't even test...

    Thanks - I'll take a look. I didn't even test fit it, just read Ibis's instructions.
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    Ibis mailed my frame protection kit out pretty...

    Ibis mailed my frame protection kit out pretty quickly. The main thing I wanted was the down tube protector, which fit nicely. It also came with a tiny flap to cover a suspension linkage --...
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    FIFY.

    FIFY.
  23. Thread: Trucks.

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    Nissan reliability is going to be very...

    Nissan reliability is going to be very model-dependent. Something like an Armada (Patrol) or a Frontier should be much more reliable than their assortment of CVT equipped cars and crossovers.

    The...
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    Guessing game time! How far over payload is that...

    Guessing game time! How far over payload is that Tacoma?

    I'm going with 500# over.
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    I listed it for $2200, see what happens. ...

    I listed it for $2200, see what happens. Thoughts?
    https://reno.craigslist.org/bik/d/reno-2014-ibis-ripley-full-suspension/7516862836.html
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    I'd skip the CX-7. Engine known for having some...

    I'd skip the CX-7. Engine known for having some issues, poor MPG for what it is. All the rest of Mazda crossovers are pretty nice.

    I'm surprised they didn't bring out a new CX-7 instead of the...
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    Alchemy Arktos is on sale, and they have...

    Alchemy Arktos is on sale, and they have inventory. Nice build kits.
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    He's gonna be getting out of the Lambo he just...

    He's gonna be getting out of the Lambo he just pulled up for a rich customer, scratching himself everywhere, like Tyrone Biggums:

    Https://tenor.com/bh3Fn.gif
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    They hacked off the bed for rock slider...

    They hacked off the bed for rock slider clearance, and the dents show it actually gets used as intended. I'd give that one a pass.
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    Costco seems to constantly run a sale on...

    Costco seems to constantly run a sale on Bridgestone or Michelin, in alternating months. So I wouldn't think it's that urgent to buy winter tires in August - both brands should be on promotion sale...
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    I kinda wish I'd bought a Regal TourX when they...

    I kinda wish I'd bought a Regal TourX when they were being blown out at $10K off.
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    Have you considering purchasing several Jaguars...

    Have you considering purchasing several Jaguars for parking on your front lawn? Non running ones are quite inexpensive to acquire.

    You can admire them as you ride away on your bicycle.
  34. Thread: Trucks.

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    I'm going to thrunt your thrunting. There is...

    I'm going to thrunt your thrunting.

    There is no PTO on any current Jeep. There hasn't been one on any Jeep since the 1960s.

    A PTO is a port on the transmission allowing for attachment of...
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    Montucky would rather have two broken Volvos than...

    Montucky would rather have two broken Volvos than a running Buick Encore.
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    For modern use, I've only ever seen it on real...

    For modern use, I've only ever seen it on real property paperwork. For some reason the Realtors seem to like it.
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    [Capt Obvious]Note Montucky's personal vehicle...

    [Capt Obvious]Note Montucky's personal vehicle decisions when deciding whether to heed his car buying advice. [/Capt Obvious]
  38. Thread: Trucks.

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    I'm going to go ahead and disagree here again. ...

    I'm going to go ahead and disagree here again. Any truck with a full time (auto 4WD) setting, that also has a 4-high and 4-low, has a transfer case. And dual clutch makes no sense inside a t case. ...
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    Driveshaft out of the FWD transaxle, computer...

    Driveshaft out of the FWD transaxle, computer controlled viscous coupling. No transfer case. No mechanical 50/50 lock front/rear.

    This is all fine for the AWD inclement weather usage they are all...
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    AFAIK none of those variants have a true transfer...

    AFAIK none of those variants have a true transfer case. I'm having difficulty picturing a center differential in any FWD based crossover.
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    The Bronco Sport is front wheel drive based,...

    The Bronco Sport is front wheel drive based, transverse engine, isn't it? Just like the Maverick and Escape?
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    Do you have a Shimano bleed kit with the funnel? ...

    Do you have a Shimano bleed kit with the funnel? If not -- REI has the kit pretty cheap right now:
    https://www.rei.com/product/143798/shimano-simple-bleed-kit

    I'd remove the bleed screw at the...
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    Nazi Midget bunker. And put the lotion on the...

    Nazi Midget bunker. And put the lotion on the skin!
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    The pinnacle of Jeep was the XJ Cherokee with a...

    The pinnacle of Jeep was the XJ Cherokee with a 4.0 straight six, the AW4 Aisin transmission, and the NP242 transfer case (shift between 2WD, 4 full time, 4 high, and 4 low). Best rear axle option in...
  45. We will be entertained.

    We will be entertained.
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    I've only used them for carbon cranks - Race Face...

    I've only used them for carbon cranks - Race Face and SRAM covers. They seem pretty similar, hold up fine.
  47. From my experience with powdercoated stuff on...

    From my experience with powdercoated stuff on Jeeps / trucks, it doesn't hold up at all. It tends to chip, then rust starts underneath and spreads. It's pretty looking when new, but I wouldn't use...
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    Glad she's OK. Cars and racks are replaceable...

    Glad she's OK. Cars and racks are replaceable...
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    What did she back into?

    What did she back into?
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    Murphy came home today from his surgery...

    Murphy came home today from his surgery yesterday. He's pretty groggy and mostly wants to sleep now. Am icing his knee now....
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