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  1. Thread: Wasatch 2019

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    I like it a lot. It's mostly narrow and rocky and...

    I like it a lot. It's mostly narrow and rocky and -20% average grade, so if you're into that you'll like it. One of the guys I took down it would rather ride machine built stuff and pretty much hated...
  2. The wife knows a gal whose husband's surname is...

    The wife knows a gal whose husband's surname is Trump (no relation to President Spay Tan). About a year ago the whole family, including him, changed their names to her maiden name.
  3. Thread: Wasatch 2019

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    How nice was Saturday up high? Cloudy and...

    How nice was Saturday up high? Cloudy and mid-60s in July? Yes, please. With the exception of one HUDGE downed tree, Bear Trap was in great shape.
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    Suddenly, the price of nice kids mountain bikes...

    Suddenly, the price of nice kids mountain bikes doesn't seem too bad. Please tell me resale on those things is good?
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    A truly splendid idea.

    A truly splendid idea.
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    With that margin of victory it should almost just...

    With that margin of victory it should almost just be Pierron on the podium by himself.
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    Probably should put them in as runs, but I really...

    Probably should put them in as runs, but I really doubt anyone who records their activities as hikes cares about the leader boards.
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    Had fun today dragging around a couple friends...

    Had fun today dragging around a couple friends that need to pedal more.

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    Well, maybe not in MT.

    Well, maybe not in MT.
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    I had a similar thought and that was ultimately...

    I had a similar thought and that was ultimately the kicker for me. He's probably already told his kid, shown him pics, etc. and I'll ruin the kid's day.
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    Highway Star->Damien Sanders->Jonny Snow

    Highway Star->Damien Sanders->Jonny Snow
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    Star nut setters are cheap and that's an easy job...

    Star nut setters are cheap and that's an easy job with the tool. What brakes? I've only had to learn how to do Shimano and Hayes Dominions, but both are pretty easy and well worth doing myself IME.
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    Where's Damien to tell us that 26ers are coming...

    Where's Damien to tell us that 26ers are coming back in a big way any day?

    :D
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    $60 to remove a cassette is pretty outrageous.

    $60 to remove a cassette is pretty outrageous.
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    An ethical dilemma: I took payment yesterday...

    An ethical dilemma:

    I took payment yesterday from a guy in Kansas who's buying the Rokkusuta. Dropped it off at the LBS last night to get packed up, but they're backed up with service requests so...
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    Running uphill for extended periods is grossly...

    Running uphill for extended periods is grossly inefficient. Even elite ultra runners usually don't run uphill (but they can walk uphill faster than most people can run).

    Back on topic, someone...
  17. Thread: Kid stoke

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    Love it.

    Love it.
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    Link? Now THAT would be a big deal.

    Link? Now THAT would be a big deal.
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    Ooof, vibes. Your kid needs bike friends, I can...

    Ooof, vibes. Your kid needs bike friends, I can help.
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    Reportedly. Could very well be some CYA...

    Reportedly. Could very well be some CYA happening.



    I'm rather suspicious of just how "reckless" the cyclist was riding. He's pretty clearly not your typical fixie bike messenger...
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    A sub-60 400m is a legit badass test for anyone...

    A sub-60 400m is a legit badass test for anyone of any age. At 70? Holy shitballs. Article says he runs a sub-13 100m, too. Respect.
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    This is a simple question with a long and complex...

    This is a simple question with a long and complex answer that is highly dependent of what sport/activity you're training for, your current fitness level, and your own personal physiological strengths...
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    Gotta have your best marathon time in your Strava...

    Gotta have your best marathon time in your Strava profile for all your followers to see.
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    The numbers of Chinese and Russians killed in...

    The numbers of Chinese and Russians killed in WWII were absolutely insane. The average American doesn't have the faintest idea how bad that war was for those countries, and certainly not anyone who...
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    We bought him some nice TLD shorts this spring...

    We bought him some nice TLD shorts this spring (https://shop.troyleedesigns.com/bike/youth), but most of the time he still chooses to ride in cutoff sweatpants. For what you're describing any kind...
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    I'm getting quotes of $45-50 from...

    I'm getting quotes of $45-50 from BikeFlights/ShipBikes, seems reasonable.
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    2019 Bump. Some guy in Kansas is buying my...

    2019 Bump.

    Some guy in Kansas is buying my kid's bike. Going to have Go Ride box it up, then...? Once it's boxed up, what's the advantage to using Bikeflights compared to just going straight...
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    Some people are just philosophically opposed to...

    Some people are just philosophically opposed to HAB, even when it's the rational choice. Also, with full recognition that this can be highly personal and location-dependent, 26x10 as a top gear? ...
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    Family Crest night 288250 288251 288252

    Family Crest night

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    There may have been some niche options, but...

    There may have been some niche options, but 64/104 cranks dominated the market then and AFAIK 22t is the smallest you can go on 64BCD. I could be (probably am) wrong.
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    Highly unlikely he was legit, times were just too...

    Highly unlikely he was legit, times were just too fast to be believable in the face of the evidence to the contrary. I suppose there's a shred of possibility, but Occam's Razor and all. You have to...
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    True. But, 29ers still existed in 2010 when...

    True. But, 29ers still existed in 2010 when 22x36 was the lowest gear money could buy.
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    28x50 (0.56) is lower than anything you could get...

    28x50 (0.56) is lower than anything you could get in the 3x/2x days, which generally maxed out at 22x36 (0.61).
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    Yeah, range matters. Unless you have a frame...

    Yeah, range matters. Unless you have a frame interference issue like dfinn, you can just move to smaller chainring instead of buying a new cassette+freehub. Or, the XD hub gives you the option of...
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    All that, plus the cassettes are one piece. I...

    All that, plus the cassettes are one piece. I don't miss lining up and restacking cassette cogs onto the freehub one bit. The pricier lightweight SRAM X1/XO1 11sp cassettes are priced about the...
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    Says the guy who mostly rides hardtails ;) The...

    Says the guy who mostly rides hardtails ;)

    The main point though is that 11-46 is less range than 10-42, so it's a pretty pointless swap.



    Well, they could have used XD, and I've got $37...
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    Did you at least watch the video of the cop...

    Did you at least watch the video of the cop lecturing the guy?
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    Yeah, 10-42 is more range (albeit only slightly)...

    Yeah, 10-42 is more range (albeit only slightly) than 11-46. That 10t makes a big damn difference. Swapping from 11-42 to 11-46 makes plenty of sense if you need an extra low gear, but swapping...
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    I'm confused. Did you mis-type your first post...

    I'm confused. Did you mis-type your first post and you actually have a 10-42 on an XD freehub? In that case, you have some options:

    Leonardi General Lee 9-45: ...
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    That sucks, J. Hard to see how it's not related.

    That sucks, J. Hard to see how it's not related.
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    Maybe not full rant worthy, but it annoys me that...

    Maybe not full rant worthy, but it annoys me that a handlebar swap requires 5+ different tools. Last night's required 2.5/3/4/5 mm hex, a T25 and a Phillips. Lock-ons obviously need the 2.5, but I...
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    There is no possible scenario here where the...

    There is no possible scenario here where the cop's actions were "totally fine."



    And riding that tank of a bike in NYC in July and doesn't even appear sweaty. 10-12 mph seems very generous.
  43. Fake news, it was pretty mild where I live, case...

    Fake news, it was pretty mild where I live, case closed.
  44. Thread: Fuck Cancer

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    Awesome!

    Awesome!
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    Wow.

    Wow.
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    Seriously. Shaking that intense that stops...

    Seriously. Shaking that intense that stops completely after <10 seconds is just not how earthquakes work.
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    2.4-2.5, light, and cheap is a tough trifecta to...

    2.4-2.5, light, and cheap is a tough trifecta to hit. Most companies have largely ignored that size in favor of 2.0-2.2 and 2.6-2.8 sizes.

    In that size, the only options I know of are:

    DHF...
  48. Thread: Wasatch 2019

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    At least half a dozen of those morons went by us...

    At least half a dozen of those morons went by us at 30+. I was hoping to find them all at the merge point getting shut down and laughed at, but sadly I was disappointed. I sure as hell wouldn't...
  49. Thread: Wasatch 2019

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    Yeah, that was fucked. We had been at the the...

    Yeah, that was fucked. We had been at the the in-laws in Francis. We hit the road info sign at Jeremy Ranch at about 8:30 which said 30-minute delays and Commuterlink only showed about half a mile...
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    Fat Lip on the way to Black Forest/Empire. ...

    Fat Lip on the way to Black Forest/Empire.

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