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    I got my wife a lower spec'd Scott Scale for...

    I got my wife a lower spec'd Scott Scale for mellow rides and bike paths. Its a damn light and fast bike for only $1k - I would have to problem ripping it around as a budget XC bike.

    Getting...
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    Iíve got 2 sets of the Race Face ARC 30 rims on...

    Iíve got 2 sets of the Race Face ARC 30 rims on Hope hubs. Very solid rims, reasonably light and theyíve held up over a few seasons of daily use.

    Youíll see the RF AR rims for short money but...
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    Sounds like and Ibis DV9 or Santa Cruz Chameleon...

    Sounds like and Ibis DV9 or Santa Cruz Chameleon maybe what you're after.
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    20/20 NE - I can see clearly now

    Gave the mtb a rest and hit some gravel and trail. Upped my 1x front ring to 40t and felt strong. 30 miles and 3k of up.

    Weather is finally getting good up here.

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    Which one of you Massholes was breaking...

    Which one of you Massholes was breaking quarantine at Millstone today? Black Suby with a TGR sticker.


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    Itís pretty impressive so far but itís new and...

    Itís pretty impressive so far but itís new and Iím still getting it dialed. Itís a coil so setting sag and preload involves some tinkering. Itís remarkably smooth for the first portion of travel...
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    Those Tubolito things costs 5 times what a...

    Those Tubolito things costs 5 times what a regular tube costs because they pack down smaller is my understanding. No thanks, I'll just use a regular tube like I have been without issue for the past...
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    Iím waiting on a couple parts for the gravel bike...

    Iím waiting on a couple parts for the gravel bike and the trails are too wet - double track on the hardtail was the only option today. Still nice to explore. 328288


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    I picked up an XT 12 speed (shifter, cassette,...

    I picked up an XT 12 speed (shifter, cassette, derailleur and chain) for less than a GX Eagle for my Hightower. Its smoother, lighter and more reliable than the SRAM 11 speed I was used to riding. ...
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    We woke up to 2 inches of wet snow here. Cold...

    We woke up to 2 inches of wet snow here. Cold and windy as fuck; I donít think it got over 35. Back on gravel or maybe trails tomorrow.

    Iíd definitely be into an Ascutney meet up, great spot...
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    Iíve had my eye on one of those DV frames. Good...

    Iíve had my eye on one of those DV frames. Good deal for a carbon frame and it would build up nicely as a burley XC bike.


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    Ascutney posted an opening date on 5/15 a little...

    Ascutney posted an opening date on 5/15 a little while ago. Sounds like they'll stick to that.
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    Yeah there's a few non-VMBA trail networks that...

    Yeah there's a few non-VMBA trail networks that are riding great. I won't share where those are but they've riding great since mid April.

    Edit: VT bike trails are open!!!
  14. FS: Race Face Next Single Drive Side Crank Arm, Spindle, Bolts and Boots

    Selling a single Race Face 175 mm drive side crank arm with all necessary hardware, preload ring, 134 x 30 mm spindle and cranks boots. Excellent shape. $100 + shipping or best offer.

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    Going a little nuts the bike upgrades lately: ...

    Going a little nuts the bike upgrades lately:

    New 150 mm Marzocchi Z1 coil and new Race Face crank for my hardtail
    Shimano GRX upgrade to my gravel bike (cranks, shifters/brakes, derailluer)...
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    Hot damn, always wanted one of those. My...

    Hot damn, always wanted one of those. My neighbor growing up had a one and I immediately fell in love with it.

    My dad had a Ď99 540i wagon. It was auto only for that body style in America but...
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    Yep, fucking soaked here too. Tomorrow would be...

    Yep, fucking soaked here too. Tomorrow would be a great day to hit the gravel but I'm waiting on some parts for my gravel bike......fuck. Sunday afternoon trail ride for sure.
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    How you liking your Z1? Iím currently sitting...

    How you liking your Z1? Iím currently sitting here impatiently waiting for UPS to drop off my Z1 coil for my Chromag.


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    Any rec's for a solid set of 1x cranks for gravel...

    Any rec's for a solid set of 1x cranks for gravel riding - around $150? I don't care about chaining or BB compatibility as I'll have to buy each of those. I'm leaning towards the Shimano GRX 600s...
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    Iíve had the ski vs. mtn bike conversation with a...

    Iíve had the ski vs. mtn bike conversation with a few friends and this is really the best conclusion.


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    Yes sir. Bar Hill gin is the only hard liquor...

    Yes sir. Bar Hill gin is the only hard liquor Iíll drink just with ice. Their new distillery is an easy 3 mile bike ride from my house.....dangerous in many ways.


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    We used to joyride in my buddy's dad's GS400 in...

    We used to joyride in my buddy's dad's GS400 in high school. That thing was fast as fuck for the late 90s and felt like it rode on smooth glass. Not sure how much longer we'll be seeing n/a V8, RWD...
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    Gin is amazing. We've got a great distillery...

    Gin is amazing. We've got a great distillery around here who makes their gin win raw honey and its perfect on ice with a lime wedge. Yummy.
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    Damn! Not gonna fuck with it, I'll just have to...

    Damn! Not gonna fuck with it, I'll just have to wait for the new derailleur to show up.
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    Hmmm the 11 speed derailleur is a GX because it...

    Hmmm the 11 speed derailleur is a GX because it can clear the 40t cassette. It may not work but I'll try once I get a new shifter cable from the shop tomorrow.

    I put the derailleur on last...
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    The SRAM 10 speed rear derailleur on my gravel...

    The SRAM 10 speed rear derailleur on my gravel bike is toast and I can't get a new for a week or so. I have an SRAM 11 speed derailleur kicking around, can I use that in the mean time with the 11...
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    Probably already mentioned but the Waco series...

    Probably already mentioned but the Waco series was awesome. Not a doc but a re-enactment. Michael Shanon doesn't disappoint.
  28. Bikes were all tuned and ready but the upgrade...

    Bikes were all tuned and ready but the upgrade bug has delayed that process
    Finished a stone and wood walkway off the deck
    Shrub beds raked out and ready for mulch
    Picked all the goddamn rocks out...
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    Shit weather coming this week so I had to pedal...

    Shit weather coming this week so I had to pedal even though my legs were smoked from this week. Explored some double track on my old steel hardtail. Mid ride beer was mandatory.

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    Thanks for the coil fork praises. Pulled the...

    Thanks for the coil fork praises. Pulled the trigger on a 150 mm Marz Z1 for my hardtail last night.
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    Also enjoying a Fiddlehead at the moment. Seems...

    Also enjoying a Fiddlehead at the moment. Seems like a theme these days .


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    20/20 NE - I can see clearly now

    Great goddamn day to ride. Nearly 13 miles and 2700 vert on bone dry singletrack. Earned that pizza and beer tonight.

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    Thanks. I got it last year off a buddy who makes...

    Thanks. I got it last year off a buddy who makes tons of dough and got bored with it quickly. He had it custom made and we happened to be the same size. Amazing bike, canít beat the feel of...
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    Not a bad day. Nice long gravel ride followed...

    Not a bad day. Nice long gravel ride followed some Hill Farmstead and a burger.
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    All this free time has me thinking of a new fork...

    All this free time has me thinking of a new fork for my Chromag Surface. It currently has a last gen Pike and Iím thinking of putting a coil fork on it. Iíve got a few riding buddies singing the...
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    Ask the experts

    I bought a second hand Chromag frame from a buddy and there was no sleeve. Iíve put friction paste in there and never had an issue. I wouldnít worry about it.

    As Iíve heard, decent steel bike...
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    Gravel/Bikepack nerds enter...

    Thereís always titanium.

    100% agreed about riding being one of the only senses of normalcy lately. A few hours among dirt roads, farms and mountain views and youíd swear itís just another day. ...
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    Iím tempted by a short travel trail bike these...

    Iím tempted by a short travel trail bike these days. I hope they offered this in frame only at some point. It would be a very fun second bike in addition to my Hightower.


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    Iíve been tempted to drive down there to ride. ...

    Iíve been tempted to drive down there to ride. But itís over an hourís drive - too far outside my ďbubble.Ē I could head down there solo early AM but it still doesnít feel responsible.

    Itís...
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    Pretty damn happy I moved to rural Vermont from...

    Pretty damn happy I moved to rural Vermont from Boston a few years ago.

    I canít imagine going through this in the tiny apartment we used to be in thatís now in the middle of a hot zone.


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    I ordered a few different beers and itís all...

    I ordered a few different beers and itís all exceptional. I also got a growler of a 7% IPA and couldnít stop drinking it.


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    Bumping this because Foam is willing to deliver...

    Bumping this because Foam is willing to deliver beer to my front door....45 min. from their brewery.

    If theyíll offer, Iíll take them up on it.

    Pavement DIPA

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    Finally got this thing built and on some dry...

    Finally got this thing built and on some dry trails.

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    I bought a bunch of the stupid blue Park Tool...

    I bought a bunch of the stupid blue Park Tool bike hooks and the covering wore off in a few months and began to scratch the shit out of the rims. The $1.99 hardware store hooks are far superior are...
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    Call me cheap but I can get a built set of nice...

    Call me cheap but I can get a built set of nice alloy hoops laced to Hope hubs shipped to my door for under $600. Is carbon a little lighter and little stiffer? Maybe. But itís not worth double...
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    Yes that and the sight of a front derailleur. ...

    Yes that and the sight of a front derailleur.


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    So many things about that picture make me...

    So many things about that picture make me uncomfortable.
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    Foam brewery now being sold up the road from me. ...

    Foam brewery now being sold up the road from me. Built to Spill DIPA, 8% ABV. Delicious.

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    I just rethought my MTB everyday carry. Got a...

    I just rethought my MTB everyday carry. Got a smaller pack and trimmed things down a bit:

    Dakine 6l Session pack w/ 70 oz bladder
    Pair of small Lezyne tire levers
    Park glueless patch kit
    Wolf...
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    Looks like Mansfield will get hammered with at...

    Looks like Mansfield will get hammered with at least a foot by Friday.
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