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    Not saying you're wrong re: the tires, but hubs...

    Not saying you're wrong re: the tires, but hubs matter more than you'd think. I've followed eluder on basic green flow trail where we both had the exact same tires. He'd still pull away. Dt...
  2. Thread: Tool Time

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    I wonder if Gunder has a special fancy German...

    I wonder if Gunder has a special fancy German version of that tool.
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    I can't recall ever using a first aid kit on a...

    I can't recall ever using a first aid kit on a ride (either for myself or for anyone I was with). Plenty of injuries, but none that were going to get fixed or even substantially improved with any...
  4. Thread: Tool Time

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    Heh. Just yesterday I was thinking how annoying...

    Heh. Just yesterday I was thinking how annoying it is that sram went from 5mm to T25, then back to 5mm on their derailleur mounting bolts. Extra annoying since it's hard to see what head it is.
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    Ella's out with a broken elbow. Hopefully not...

    Ella's out with a broken elbow. Hopefully not too bad.

    Congrats to the 1% of people that don't have ella on their team.
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    Almost never carry one for biking. Have a...

    Almost never carry one for biking. Have a fairly basic kit in the ski pack. If I remember, I'll throw my ski kit in my bike pack for bigger backcountry rides, but that's maybe a small handful of...
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    I don't think maxxis offers the maxxspeed...

    I don't think maxxis offers the maxxspeed compound in anything but their xc race tires.

    If you want a faster rolling assegai, you can get a dual compound. It'll be marginally faster than a...
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    Maxxgrip is sloooow. Also awesome though.

    Maxxgrip is sloooow.

    Also awesome though.
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    Pretty much this. I know plenty of long...

    Pretty much this.

    I know plenty of long time locals that are part of the problem, and I know plenty of newcomers that are (trying, in good faith) to be part of the solution.

    Lumping people...
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    These days, the only forks with lockouts tend to...

    These days, the only forks with lockouts tend to be designed for xc racing. The reality is that you're not losing much energy to fork bob during normal riding. Maybe a bit for out of the saddle...
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    I'm skeptical that too much grease is your issue....

    I'm skeptical that too much grease is your issue. Grease gumming up the transfer port definitely can be an issue, but what you've described in this thread doesn't sound like a gummed up transfer...
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    I'm betting: -She hasn't committed suicide...

    I'm betting:
    -She hasn't committed suicide
    -She'll get caught
    -Prosecution won't seek the death penalty
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    Just as a very quick test, while on the bike,...

    Just as a very quick test, while on the bike, roll forward a few feet and then bounce on the fork (hard!) while grabbing the front brake. Basically slam on the fork as hard as you can. Does the...
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    Just to add: the adaptor works fine for...

    Just to add: the adaptor works fine for chainrings. For some BB's, it interferes with other stuff in the area (i.e. pivots) so the real tool works a lot better.
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    Yeah. I have the one that comes free. I was...

    Yeah. I have the one that comes free. I was trying to buy the nice version.
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    I tried to buy one of those a year ago. Gave up.

    I tried to buy one of those a year ago. Gave up.
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    Sounds like something is too tight. Do those...

    Sounds like something is too tight. Do those cranks have a preload adjuster on the non-drive side? If so, back it all the way off, tap the drive side crank with a rubber mallet just to set the...
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    Exactly! If I'm feeling generous, I'll even...

    Exactly! If I'm feeling generous, I'll even throw a tow rope out to skiers on the boot pack.
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    Sounds like you're waffling a bit on "deciding...

    Sounds like you're waffling a bit on "deciding who should be allowed based upon what recreation gear they own."

    I want to run my Arctic Cat up to Baldy at Snowbird. Why shouldn't I be allowed...
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    So snowmobiles and timbersleds should be allowed...

    So snowmobiles and timbersleds should be allowed in ski areas too?
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    Seems like snowboards not being allowed at Alta...

    Seems like snowboards not being allowed at Alta is a more apt analogy. So I assume you think Alta's policy on snowboards should be ignored?
  22. This. If ventilation and staying cool is a...

    This. If ventilation and staying cool is a priority, use a fanny pack.
  23. George W used to ride a fair amount. I remember...

    George W used to ride a fair amount. I remember him going on a mountain bike ride with Lance, and W actually had a pretty nice trek.
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    For a second I was worried that no one on my team...

    For a second I was worried that no one on my team would get DFL, but fortunately Chloe came through for me. Hoping to keep this streak going in Italy.
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    Maybe Biden could give him some pointers.

    Maybe Biden could give him some pointers.
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    I also would have had two top 5's if I'd picked...

    I also would have had two top 5's if I'd picked the right people. Per usual, I didn't.

    Good to see Jesse on top though. I take some credit for his win, since I bumped him off my team at the...
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    Yeah, they're definitely just running it on a...

    Yeah, they're definitely just running it on a traditional drivetrain in all the pics. Just seems like doing some sort of gearbox integration would be a good way for sram to set themselves apart in...
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    Yeah, but their motor looks massive in those...

    Yeah, but their motor looks massive in those pics. Wouldn't be surprised if there was gearbox integration in there.
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    Internally geared hubs seem like a terrible...

    Internally geared hubs seem like a terrible solution on any bike with suspension. They have the same issues as gearboxes, with the added downside of making all that excess weight unsprung.
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    You could get some hope v4 rotors. Those things...

    You could get some hope v4 rotors. Those things are around .5mm thicker than regular rotors.

    Might need to file down your caliper a bit to get them to fit though.
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    Almost all of my team finished the stage, so I'm...

    Almost all of my team finished the stage, so I'm improving over last round.
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    First CD I bought was Pearl Jam - Versus. Good...

    First CD I bought was Pearl Jam - Versus. Good album, but I haven't listened to it in years.

    Not sure what the first cassette I bought was. Maybe something from AC/DC? Maybe Appetite for...
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    I would think that some light-ish xc-ish treads...

    I would think that some light-ish xc-ish treads with lighter duty inserts would be the ticket for that race. Not based on first hand experience with the race though.

    I guess it also depends on...
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    If you don't mess with the contact point, does it...

    If you don't mess with the contact point, does it go back to feeling the same over time?

    It could just be the pads wearing down. But I wouldn't expect that to be noticeable over a single short...
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    Moving contact point out, meaning at the bottom...

    Moving contact point out, meaning at the bottom of the descent, your lever is pulling closer to the bar than it did at the beginning of the descent?

    If it's noticeably different over a 575ft...
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    What pedals have

    What pedals have <1mm clearance between the pedal and crank arm?

    I think the washers are mostly just to keep the aluminum inserts / crank arms from getting bungled up when a steel pedal is...
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    My take is that an aluminum / metal shell is...

    My take is that an aluminum / metal shell is usually fine - the bb will usually last a while. Getting tolerances pretty tight isn't too hard in aluminum. Carbon shells (or aluminum inserts in...
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    I'm in the buy whatever's cheap camp. Doesn't...

    I'm in the buy whatever's cheap camp. Doesn't matter who makes them, 30mm spindle = small bearings that don't really last. Buy cheap bearings and replace them when they get shitty. The expensive...
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    Poll: So you use global statistics for drug deaths, but...

    So you use global statistics for drug deaths, but US numbers for gun deaths? If you're going to use bullshit statistics, at least be consistent with your bullshit.

    Gonna be tough to get accurate...
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    Not super necessary, but easy enough to replace. ...

    Not super necessary, but easy enough to replace. Go to any shop and I bet they'll have a pile of them.
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    Certainly interesting. Curious to see how long...

    Certainly interesting. Curious to see how long it'll take to develop something with a workable range (and top speed).
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    Poll: So you're saying we should regulate those things...

    So you're saying we should regulate those things more / more effectively?

    OK. But that means we've gotta regulate guns more too.
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    Poll: It's the American way.

    It's the American way.
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    That makes sense. I guess all of my experience...

    That makes sense.

    I guess all of my experience has been using srams where I just roll the contact point in a bit to accommodate for that pad wear as it happens.
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    Huh, interesting. But I still don't see why...

    Huh, interesting.

    But I still don't see why that would render a pad advance temporary. I've always had good luck doing a pad advance to reduce lever throw. The piston retraction is a fixed...
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    Isn't the retraction distance a function of...

    Isn't the retraction distance a function of master cylinder size and piston size? When you let go of the lever, X amount of fluid flows "backwards." The pistons will retract whatever distance is...
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    Awesome, nice work Cy!

    Awesome, nice work Cy!
  48. Thread: Tool Time

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    Is it bad that I think the most impressive part...

    Is it bad that I think the most impressive part of Gunder's shop is how clean it is?
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    Fend it off with your mini pump?

    Fend it off with your mini pump?
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    What's left for Hollywood to resurrect? I'm sure...

    What's left for Hollywood to resurrect? I'm sure they can milk a few dollars out of some other movies that don't need to be rehashed. Maybe Goonies? Hopefully they'll find a way to greenlight a...
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