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  1. Asus A.I. mesh is not terribly use friendly, but...

    Asus A.I. mesh is not terribly use friendly, but it works.

    I'm super happy with the Eero mesh system. Extends happily through brick walls to my detached garage. Easy to add extra units and...
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    We enjoyed one last (frigid) day at White Pass...

    We enjoyed one last (frigid) day at White Pass today. Vibe was strange - lodge was awkwardly full due to cold weather.

    Uphill skiing it is this spring, I suppose. Be safe out there, especially...
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    Former shop tech here. Marker should get credit...

    Former shop tech here. Marker should get credit for great documentation, and easy installation. Unlike Dynafit, they don't seem to change their hole pattern every 12 months.

    But the "Biometric"...
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    Reminds me of the old Line Mothership layup....

    Reminds me of the old Line Mothership layup.
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    When I was a shop rat, I loved the roto-brush as...

    When I was a shop rat, I loved the roto-brush as a time saver.

    Now that I'm a weekend warrior, I enjoy hand polishing my skis as an excuse to slowly drink another beer in the garage.
  6. This thread can end now. DGamms crushed it,...

    This thread can end now. DGamms crushed it, despite his sworn oath to first do no harm.
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    Praxis Rx

    Praxis Rx
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    PM sent.

    PM sent.
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    The cabin heater uses tons of juice. When I...

    The cabin heater uses tons of juice. When I drive in the winter in my Chevy Bolt, I always pre-heat the cabin while plugged in before leaving. At least I'm not using battery for the initial warm-up...
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    Honestly, you should look at a used Chevy Bolt...

    Honestly, you should look at a used Chevy Bolt EV. I've owned one for a year now, and I"m really impressed. 60 mile daily commute. I frequently can charge for free at work, but my monthly fuel bill...
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    Totally possible to re-use a 220-240V dryer/oven...

    Totally possible to re-use a 220-240V dryer/oven plug to charge your EV (just check circuit's max amps for safety). The obvious downside is that your garage is not always proximate to your...
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    I'd forget and slam the door shut with the step...

    I'd forget and slam the door shut with the step still installed, and end up permanently bending all the important door latch parts.

    Basically, this device is more clever than I am.
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    Dang. That sure is melting fast.

    Dang. That sure is melting fast.
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    I'm here to echo the comments recommending an EV...

    I'm here to echo the comments recommending an EV for commuting. I love my Chevy Bolt EV, and it's saving me over $100/month in gas. You can get a used Nissan Leaf for under $10,000USD, but know that...
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    https://www.thule.com/en-us/us/sport-rack/rooftop-...

    https://www.thule.com/en-us/us/sport-rack/rooftop-cargo-carriers
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    If you're worried, carry on the boots on the way...

    If you're worried, carry on the boots on the way to the ski trip, but please check the stinky boots on the way home.

    Most airlines count [boot bag + ski bag] as a single bag. There's a lot of...
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    Generally in this era, skis had a toe line...

    Generally in this era, skis had a toe line marking and then you just mounted the heel to appropriate BSL. There usually was no midsole indicator.
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    Eat a sammich and hit the gym?

    Eat a sammich and hit the gym?
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    Marker only offers a 3 year warranty on bindings....

    Marker only offers a 3 year warranty on bindings. At least you were not injured.

    Even the strongest bindings will break sometimes. I managed to snap the 1/2 inch solid steel toe height...
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    No problem. Drill with narrow bit (3.5mm, not...

    No problem.
    Drill with narrow bit (3.5mm, not 4.1mm). Pull the old plugs. Be sure to hand tighten the new bindings so you don't over-torque.
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    +1
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    Tell us you're building a ski chair?

    Tell us you're building a ski chair?
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    I see what you did there.

    I see what you did there.
  24. https://www.backcountry.com/salomon-sth-2-wtr-13-s...

    https://www.backcountry.com/salomon-sth-2-wtr-13-ski-binding
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    PTEX occurs before stone grinding. The stone...

    PTEX occurs before stone grinding. The stone cleans up the mess and gets everything flat.

    In general, I would say that summer wax is cheap, easy, and can't hurt anything. But in this case no...
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    Is this for cycling? Why not get a bike-specific...

    Is this for cycling? Why not get a bike-specific jacket? They're cut with longer tail, longer arms, and (usually) no hood.
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    Trying to make a Chrysler product reliable is a...

    Trying to make a Chrysler product reliable is a fool's errnad. Stop falling for the sunk cost fallacy. Dump this lunker and get a more reliable vehicle.
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    One could argue that the "100% satisfaction...

    One could argue that the "100% satisfaction guarantee" lifetime return policy existed 14 years ago when you bought the bike.

    If REI wants to change the rules on purchases going forward, that's...
  29. If you get epoxy into the threads of your insert,...

    If you get epoxy into the threads of your insert, wait for the whole thing to dry, then chase the threads with a metric tap/die set.
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    How does this work when I'm using a torque wrench...

    How does this work when I'm using a torque wrench on bikes? Is it assumed that bike bolts are greased or anti-siezed?
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    I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess that you're...

    I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess that you're a bachelor?
    My wife is very handy, enjoys working with tools, but she would not be cool with a cordless drill permanently moving into the kitchen.
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    I'm a firm believer that 1) No security system is...

    I'm a firm believer that 1) No security system is perfect, and 2) If you make your security easy to use, you'll actually use it.

    Picked up a bunch of Kwikset-style reprogrammable padlocks for our...
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    Somebody please buy this 4x4 Diesel...

    Somebody please buy this 4x4 Diesel at government surplus auction and turn it into a baller house truck.

    https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=4176&acctid=8445

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    Compare for yourself. Download the PDF and toggle...

    Compare for yourself. Download the PDF and toggle layers on/off to experiment
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Zc7iGpOPEgh3TSwkf1eQxnB2WsWUsvnf
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    Seems clever. Boot prevents bindings from coming...

    Seems clever. Boot prevents bindings from coming off the ski. I would be concerned about losing a binding piece in the snow during a nasty wreck.
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    Hawt

    Hawt
  37. They only work with for hostage plates. Do not...

    They only work with for hostage plates. Do not buy.
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    You talkin' 'bout the wormscrew on the first-gen...

    You talkin' 'bout the wormscrew on the first-gen STH heel?

    Any metric thread sizer should do the trick.
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    I don't believe the Shift mounting pattern has...

    I don't believe the Shift mounting pattern has been released for internet consumption yet.
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    You can order replacement keys from Thule. I...

    You can order replacement keys from Thule.
    I personally have no preference between Thule vs. Yakima, but it makes sense to pick one company and stick with them for compatibility and key-convenience.
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    Sticky: I presume you're looking for a Superloop...

    I presume you're looking for a Superloop template?

    This old forum post may be helpful.
  42. Patagonia has repaired two pieces for me in the...

    Patagonia has repaired two pieces for me in the past year (down sweater and a onesie.) They did repairs for free and mailed it back at their expense.

    Who cares if it's trendy. That's great...
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    People lock their skis? I just put mine next to a...

    People lock their skis? I just put mine next to a pair with Kingpins and go order a pitcher at lunch.
  44. Swap the wheels. The extra clearance that you get...

    Swap the wheels. The extra clearance that you get from 700c will provide space for fenders, and/or wider cushier tiers. You'll have better wheel options, better tire options, and a softer ride.
  45. K2 Telemark skis came with inserts for a while....

    K2 Telemark skis came with inserts for a while. But limited binding options.

    It's a chicken/egg issue. No store wants to stock skis that only work with one binding. And no binding mfg wants to...
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    PSA: Ice USA poles for sale

    Someone selling Ice USA ski poles on Seattle Craigslist. I have no association with the seller, but I know some folks love these poles....
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    Got trapped at Stevens Pass on Sunday 2/25. No...

    Got trapped at Stevens Pass on Sunday 2/25. No traffic moving in either direction from ~Noon-5pm.

    Lifts didn't open until 11am, and most folks headed home before they even got started. Upper...
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    Right!?!

    Right!?!
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    Crystal was great today. Northway and Throne open...

    Crystal was great today. Northway and Throne open by around 10:30, Southback by noon.

    Parking and lift lines were disaster. But it was worth it.
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    There is no "guide rail" for the STH14 toe. ...

    There is no "guide rail" for the STH14 toe.

    Post a photo of your problem.
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