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    And how heavily siped a true winter tire is. Take...

    And how heavily siped a true winter tire is. Take a look at how many sipes are on something like a Blizzak LT compared to a KO2.
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    Molten Speed Wax only does the hot melt. Silca...

    Molten Speed Wax only does the hot melt. Silca Super Secret Drip/Ceramic Speed UFO Drip/BananaSlip All-Weather Tungsten are all refined paraffin drip lubes which are basically an emulsion of the same...
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    So, obviously there’s some overlap between the...

    So, obviously there’s some overlap between the Ranger, Element*, and Optic, but to me the Optic seems like more of a short travel modern ‘trail’ bike (Fox 36, piggyback shock, beefier frame), whereas...
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    Seems quite efficient when seated. Doesn’t feel...

    Seems quite efficient when seated. Doesn’t feel like it moves much, and doesn’t look like the shock is moving much. Out of the saddle it does move more, but that’s pretty normal, and I don’t do that...
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    Iíve had a 2021 Optic C1 for a few months now....

    Iíve had a 2021 Optic C1 for a few months now. Coming off an old Cannondale Gemini (170mm coil f & r, 26Ē wheels, outdated geometry. SC Bullit before that).

    Most of my riding is normal Ďtrailí...
  6. If youíre able to squeeze the lever without it...

    If youíre able to squeeze the lever without it going to the bars, then you can be about 99+% sure that pressure is making it to the caliper. You can watch the pistons/pads in the caliper to make sure...
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    I’ve been Queso Pilled by Zero Friction Cycling:...

    I’ve been Queso Pilled by Zero Friction Cycling:

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    Had been using Squirt, but I like that a waxed chain can be cleaned with boiling water instead of degreaser/solvents, and wax isn’t tacky...
  8. This is exactly why Iíve been wanting to add...

    This is exactly why Iíve been wanting to add something wider than my R11ís
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    Iíll second the OneUp. I have the 100cc mounted...

    Iíll second the OneUp. I have the 100cc mounted to my frame, with the EDC tool stored in the pump. So far Iíve only had to use the pump once, but it worked nicely.
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    one wrap is enough to seal the rim. The extra...

    one wrap is enough to seal the rim. The extra wraps are to to take up extra space to help seal the tire bead against the rim bed.

    I think Toast is right that if the issue isnít just that the bead...
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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0R8uyY0Yytg I...

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0R8uyY0Yytg

    I think Iíd only consider this as a last resort option if all else fails
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    You donít want to just build up layers of Gorilla...

    You donít want to just build up layers of Gorilla tape until you have a snug fit?
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    I have Smith ĎIgnitorí lenses, 36% VLT. Great for...

    I have Smith ĎIgnitorí lenses, 36% VLT. Great for sunny days in and out of woods. On heavily overcast days something a bit lighter would be a better.

    For those with photochromic lenses, are they...
  14. Rustler 11 are my current widest, and I have a...

    Rustler 11 are my current widest, and I have a serious itch for something wider and more rockered.
  15. Good homes donít drink hard seltzer :fmicon:

    Good homes donít drink hard seltzer :fmicon:
  16. I think most teachers would prefer to save that...

    I think most teachers would prefer to save that time off for when itís really needed: Pow days
  17. Truckee/Tahoe school district just sent an email...

    Truckee/Tahoe school district just sent an email saying they met with utilities this morning and were told a power outage is now unlikely.
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    WaitÖ weíre able to choose our shaft size now? I...

    WaitÖ weíre able to choose our shaft size now? I thought we were stuck with what god gave us. Why does it seem like Iím always the last one to learn these sort of things.
  19. Great, now Iím feeling anxious that I havenít...

    Great, now Iím feeling anxious that I havenít skied in about five months, so havenít been taking care of my mental health.
  20. If itís good enough for Goofy, then itís good...

    If itís good enough for Goofy, then itís good enough for any of the dumb-asses on here.

    I was actually contemplating getting a pass there this year, but then they sold out. Will probably...
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    I got a Tusk moto branded version of this pump. ...

    I got a Tusk moto branded version of this pump.

    Fox/Rockshox/Cane Creek/Tusk are identical from what I can tell (same appearance, same manual). Happy with the performance, and the digital gauge...
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    I think from the manufacturers perspective, the...

    I think from the manufacturers perspective, the issue would be with the increased leverage the longer fork is going to have on the headtube, which, combined with the likelihood that youíre also going...
  23. This you? 385307

    This you?

    385307
  24. Dookey hand delivered mine, and I got out there...

    Dookey hand delivered mine, and I got out there today as well. Thanks Dookey!

    First time riding park in about 20 years. Still tons of fun.

    Also, gotta say, 29er trail bikes with up to date...
  25. Chalk another one up for Tinkerbell in stretch...

    Chalk another one up for Tinkerbell in stretch pants. Seems to have had the correct info on those fires this morning.
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    i donít even get a broken icon. Literally nothing...

    i donít even get a broken icon. Literally nothing at all.
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    Weird. Using an iPhone and I still donít see it.

    Weird. Using an iPhone and I still donít see it.
  28. I think he gave a minor bio a while back, but if...

    I think he gave a minor bio a while back, but if I remember correctly heís basically some random dude listening in on Cal Fire radio chatter and relaying what heís hearing.

    Could be full of shit,...
  29. now that the dark clouds have moved out, Iím not...

    now that the dark clouds have moved out, Iím not seeing anything that looks like smoke either.

    I believe Jericho is just relaying Cal Fire radio chatter, so while I donít think heís fear...
  30. Jericho Island now reporting thereís also a fire...

    Jericho Island now reporting thereís also a fire SW of Truckee. No name given for that one
  31. https://mobile.twitter.com/jerichoisland/status/14...

    https://mobile.twitter.com/jerichoisland/status/1436366376260849671

    Edit: fucking Twitter links. Never work right for me, always go to some wrong post in the thread. Tried to correct it but still...
  32. Was just about to ask this too. Iím looking...

    Was just about to ask this too. Iím looking towards Martis out the window of my home office in Glenshire, and I *might* be seeing smoke, but hard to tell with the clouds
  33. 30 seconds in, YT Mob mechanic: ...

    30 seconds in, YT Mob mechanic:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kr1k41GXaMk

    edit: I’ve always just used the ‘inside’ of shimano cable cutters to crimp the cap, it’s already in your hand: cut...
  34. Not if you put the original link back on before...

    Not if you put the original link back on before you try for a warranty claim
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    Apparently itís not too good not to share,...

    Apparently itís not too good not to share, because you didnít actually share it
  36. Mea Culpa I was wrong and South Lake is...

    Mea Culpa

    I was wrong and South Lake is heading home earlier than I expected. Good news, and Iíll happily take the hit for being wrong on that one.
  37. Shit. Not what I was getting at with the previous...

    Shit. Not what I was getting at with the previous joke attempt, but that Verdi fire is in fact closer to my house.
  38. THE CALL IS FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE!!!!

    THE CALL IS FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE!!!!
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    - 31.8 bad - carbon good - store brand bad ...

    - 31.8 bad
    - carbon good
    - store brand bad

    Certainly worthy of a snicker, but probably not a full belly laugh. Definitely pointing at you though.
  40. Twice a day official updates seem reasonable to...

    Twice a day official updates seem reasonable to me? Seems like the day shift ops debrief their team and then brief the public at the end of their shifts in the evening, and then the night shift does...
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    Thatís likely true from a *technical* standpoint,...

    Thatís likely true from a *technical* standpoint, but from a fashion standpoint youíll be out of date and every other rider is going to point and laugh at you.
  42. If youíre an evacuee you really should be...

    If youíre an evacuee you really should be watching the daily Cal Fire community briefings for up to date info. No reason to be relying on reporters for that, Bay Area or local:
    ...
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    Iím running OneUp. Seem nicely made and havenít...

    Iím running OneUp. Seem nicely made and havenít had arm pump, but havenít run any other 35mm bars, so canít provide any A-B comparison.
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    fuck

    fuck
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    Hey, I was good about pumping up my road tires...

    Hey, I was good about pumping up my road tires when I was in college.

    Of course Iím also an anal engineer with some degree of OCD, who was working in a bike shop at the time, so I probably fell...
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    This. Gotta understand the cause of the flat...

    This. Gotta understand the cause of the flat before you can determine the appropriate solution. If itís pinch flats, is he pumping up the tires regularly?
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    Have you tried the Santa Cruz Syndicate method...

    Have you tried the Santa Cruz Syndicate method where they remove the caliper bleed screw completely:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=piWBVDh1pTE

    Also note that they leave the Ďfree strokeí...
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    Don’t disagree with any of that. Given my bike is...

    Don’t disagree with any of that. Given my bike is relatively short travel (125mm), hub doesn’t have crazy fast engagement, and I don’t tend to hit big obstacles at lower speeds on most of my rides,...
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    Or it could make it feel better. I *think* going...

    Or it could make it feel better. I *think* going from a 32T ring to a 30T ring has made my Norco Optic a bit more efficient climbing, but thereís a very good chance itís all in my head.

    Also, Iím...
  50. Yep. Was sitting out on the deck on Monday...

    Yep. Was sitting out on the deck on Monday enjoying the first blue skies in a long time. Meanwhile fire was bearing down on South Lake.

    Some conflicted feelings there.
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