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    I finally found all of the parts in stock so I...

    I finally found all of the parts in stock so I bought a GRX Di2 group for Ms CE's rig. The pain of watching her shifts during our just-finished 3 week bikepacking trip in New Zealand was too much....
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    As stated the graphics should face outward. ...

    As stated the graphics should face outward.

    Did they degrease and relube the new chain? Factory lube is pretty thick. Also your old chain can't possibly be worn out at 400 mi unless you're putting...
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    I use Intervals.icu to track everything. Various...

    I use Intervals.icu to track everything. Various activities all go through Strava to get to intervals. I use a HR chest strap, optical HR strap, and powermeters on the bikes. FWIW I've tracked HR...
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    Extra cred for being on a trailer?432180

    Extra cred for being on a trailer?432180
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    My Ampere Time 200ah battery has neither temp...

    My Ampere Time 200ah battery has neither temp sensor or heating, but it's inside of the RV space. For $700 I knew what I was getting. I have relied on my Victron solar controller's battery sensor...
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    Our 1Up has never loosened on its own. It's an...

    Our 1Up has never loosened on its own. It's an old HD 2 bike model, and on a regular hitch, and we've prob used it for 20k miles or more. They included a velcro strap to back it up to the chain loops...
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    That's what I'm going to do, I guess. Then I'll...

    That's what I'm going to do, I guess. Then I'll go back and add the fact that the trail is non-motorized and that e-bikes are not allowed as I've had to do on most of our trails. Why not just check...
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    Trailforks. Yeah, I could just leave it at...

    Trailforks.

    Yeah, I could just leave it at that since it's probably sufficient to trigger everyone, but I'll elaborate.

    Our local org (Muscle Powered, yay!) and USFS just finished a big new...
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    Gravel rides will be much more conducive to large...

    Gravel rides will be much more conducive to large amounts of Z2 training and focused intervals, which is what makes people fitter. Most pro mountain bikers do the majority of their training on the...
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    We're well into frosts. The usual 35# or so of...

    We're well into frosts. The usual 35# or so of tomatoes was joined by a shitload of tomatillos, all of which were from volunteer plants. Now we must process it all before leaving for a month next...
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    No, but I've used 2 1/2" finish nails to install...

    No, but I've used 2 1/2" finish nails to install baseboard in front of one.... D'oh!
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    WTF? And they think WE'RE high on drugs?

    WTF? And they think WE'RE high on drugs?
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    This. The syringe and tube will outlast the...

    This. The syringe and tube will outlast the Truckerco bottle, and the next bottle comes with a new one just in case.

    The Park one does look sweet though. It would fit in nicely with my Wera hex...
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    Did you even click on the second link? Hint:...

    Did you even click on the second link? Hint: there's an app for that. If you can't figure it out, you deserve to watch ads.
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    https://brave.com Or ...

    https://brave.com

    Or

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/guide-how-to-install-youtube-vanced-post-shutdown-22-03-22.4419609/

    I don't see ads.
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    The Torrid is indeed bare bones but consequently...

    The Torrid is indeed bare bones but consequently very light and very warm.

    Did they fix the super tight wrist opening thing? That's probably the main reason I don't wear mine more.
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    Very cool, thanks for sharing!

    Very cool, thanks for sharing!
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    My experience with Shimano brakes was that they...

    My experience with Shimano brakes was that they would just grab at random spots. The lever never pulled to the bar but I like to know where in the stroke the pads will contact the rotor, you know?
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    Yeah, I usually ride with earphones when alone,...

    Yeah, I usually ride with earphones when alone, so when I ride with my lady I hear every creak my bike makes. Even nice bluetooth earbuds are cheaper than replacing random shit all of the time.
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    Yeah, I bought a bottle of 2.5 wt Spectro just...

    Yeah, I bought a bottle of 2.5 wt Spectro just for my DVO Sapphire fork. They even tell you not to use Maxima, which is of course the most readily available brand.

    The bleed cup thing would be...
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    Nice haul. I grew ghosts one year and found...

    Nice haul.

    I grew ghosts one year and found them basically unusable. HabaŮeros are a better use of the space.
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    That Aeon does have some cool features. I like...

    That Aeon does have some cool features. I like the garage, and the Mini split is something I've considered. Obviously the foam fiberglass construction is cool. 59gal of fresh water is actually...
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    Ms CE tried out her new Magura brakes today and...

    Ms CE tried out her new Magura brakes today and gave detailed feedback: " They seem fine."

    The struggle is real.
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    Weight. Sleds are 500# plus, so a few pounds of...

    Weight. Sleds are 500# plus, so a few pounds of weight isn't a biggie. Everyone would complain about that on a dirtbike. Some people still buy SX models and use them for Enduro to save the weight...
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    Next time I rebuild a shock I'll have to take...

    Next time I rebuild a shock I'll have to take pics of the inevitable aftermath. No matter how many times and different ways I do it, I end up spurting shock oil all over the place, sometimes into my...
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    Duh. 430526

    Duh.

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    So do we, but ours almost all ripen eventually....

    So do we, but ours almost all ripen eventually. Sometimes we're still eating them after thanksgiving. We have a likely freeze coming in a few days so this week will be the big green harvest for us.
    ...
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    That Ashland place is wild. The the wood flooring...

    That Ashland place is wild. The the wood flooring around the staircase is incredible.

    Nearly 10k sqft of interior space and 2 bedrooms, 3.5 baths? 2 garage spaces. Wtf?

    Looks like they have...
  29. Thread: Tool Time

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    Tools shipped directly from Japan--have you done...

    Tools shipped directly from Japan--have you done it? Can you?

    I just ordered a jacket from Mont-Bell for half of the US cost, partially bc the JPY is very weak compared with USD right now. It...
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    I've built 3 steam showers in the last 6 years or...

    I've built 3 steam showers in the last 6 years or so. Mr Steam in all of them and no call backs, so I'm sold.
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    The phone can create a wifi network (and thus be...

    The phone can create a wifi network (and thus be a hotspot) using its own data signal.

    A dedicated hardware hotspot device (MiFi) can connect to an external antenna (which sometimes gives it a...
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    Leaf peeping, an annual tradition. ...

    Leaf peeping, an annual tradition.

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    I did a bunch of research a few months back. My...

    I did a bunch of research a few months back. My interpretation of the info I encountered was that the WeBoost and others would magnify a present signal, perhaps, but that they were pretty expensive...
  34. I'll be that guy: a bigger bike will allow you to...

    I'll be that guy: a bigger bike will allow you to go faster with your current level of ability, but it's not going to help you "get better at the downs & cornering". Riding more and focusing on...
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    I really like the Ergon GA3. The little shelf is...

    I really like the Ergon GA3. The little shelf is great for long rides and I think they allow plenty of finger wrap for control. They also last a really long time. XL gloves here, though.

    My lady...
  36. Thread: Water.....

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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    There's a ton of great info in this thread. We...

    There's a ton of great info in this thread. We def discuss the (very real) science behind replacing glycogen after long workouts and a ton of other stuff. ...
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    I just want to get in on the ground floor. As...

    I just want to get in on the ground floor. As always, if it snows there's no place I'd rather ski than here. Here's hoping it snows!
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    Holy shit.

    Holy shit.
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    I was really close to buying a Shafer, but...

    I was really close to buying a Shafer, but ultimately chose a Carbonda 707, and am really happy with it. Frame was 1200g, so a bit heavier than the fancier options, but for under $800 frame/fork/HS...
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    I've painted (and sold them later) carbon frames....

    I've painted (and sold them later) carbon frames. It's not hard to do and doesn't require as much prep as you'd think. The paint itself can't hurt the carbon, so unless the guy went totally nuts...
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    There's not much info on using the Tailfin racks...

    There's not much info on using the Tailfin racks for full suspension, but it's definitely part of their design intent.

    They can be mounted to very slick special axles via some QR adapters that...
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    After a few trips with seat packs and their...

    After a few trips with seat packs and their annoying swaying, we acquired some Tailfin racks. They are everything they are reputed to be! Zero movement and you can carry way more.

    I got the...
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    I saw one of those Truckhouse things on 395...

    I saw one of those Truckhouse things on 395 yesterday and thought "Huh, is like a little Earthroamer". Nearly as expensive, too.
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    I hit a hidden rock with the skid plate on a KLR,...

    I hit a hidden rock with the skid plate on a KLR, stopping the moto instantly and sending me flying. It bent the frame. I have a permanent souvenir to remind me about it in the form of a separated...
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    This is the best augment for actually LIVING in a...

    This is the best augment for actually LIVING in a place rather than just visiting. It takes a long time to take understand where a culture came from and why it is the way it is. I look forward to...
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    I'm sad that Ibis didn't hold the line, but at...

    I'm sad that Ibis didn't hold the line, but at least they are clear eyed about the fact that mopeding isn't the same as bicycling.428665
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    X100. I built up to running 10 miles on trails...

    X100. I built up to running 10 miles on trails barefoot a long while ago, but it took like a year. You can VERY easily injure yourself by doing too much. But, if you start slowly (like 1/2 mile!)...
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    3rd on these. Never lost a bottle.

    3rd on these. Never lost a bottle.
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    One of the things I like(d) best about Ibis is...

    One of the things I like(d) best about Ibis is that they didn't make a moped.

    So my rant is that they didn't hold the line. I guess I'll have to find another DW link bike made by a company that...
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