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    I can hear that tension disc right now.

    I can hear that tension disc right now.
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    You want a short and tall stem to put drop bars...

    You want a short and tall stem to put drop bars on a mtn bike, because riding on the hoods puts your hands much farther forward.

    Or use a trekking bar if you want more hand positions and can keep...
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    ^^^ The Dissector looks kind of like my rear...

    ^^^ The Dissector looks kind of like my rear tire, a Duro Switch I got for cheap awhile ago. It's wearing out, but has held up better than expected....
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    Northwest near McCarran loop or inside: more...

    Northwest near McCarran loop or inside: more diverse neighborhood. NW in Somersett: less so, probably more like Galena area (white people). I lived in Galena about 8 years (near Galena high school),...
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    Thanks. Makes sense.

    Thanks. Makes sense.
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    Thanks. I should have specified - in all...

    Thanks. I should have specified - in all likelihood, MaxxTerra compound for my anticipated use.

    My usual riding conditions are dry, dusty, small to medium loose rocks, occasional sand. Rarely hero...
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    Do you guys notice any difference in grip between...

    Do you guys notice any difference in grip between a DHF in DC vs 3C compound, in rocky / loose / dusty terrain?
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    That neighborhood you're looking at is expensive,...

    That neighborhood you're looking at is expensive, and has been expensive relative to a lot of Reno. It's a short commute to downtown offices or anywhere in South Reno, so office professional types...
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    You still need to remove cups on zerostack...

    You still need to remove cups on zerostack headsets - but not integrated.

    I have an old Nashbar headset removal tool. There's got to be other sources for cheap ones now - ebay, Amazon - This isn't...
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    I'd rather reduce the dropper travel than cut the...

    I'd rather reduce the dropper travel than cut the seat mast. It's on an Ibis Ripley (so carbon), and the seat mast has a shoulder like in that pic above - and the seat clamp is an odd curved clamp,...
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    I've been looking at whether I can reduce the...

    I've been looking at whether I can reduce the height on Mrs C's dropper by about 5-10mm, as her post is fully in the frame (to the collar of the dropper post) and the saddle is still a touch high. ...
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    Same here. I'd give it a try. I almost bought...

    Same here. I'd give it a try.

    I almost bought a Brand X one a few weeks ago, then found what I needed from FSA on Amazon for a few $ more. Perhaps worth a search there too.
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    Bump. I bought a 30-pack of this stuff because...

    Bump. I bought a 30-pack of this stuff because Costco had it for $19.99, and I needed a canned camping beer.

    It's not terrible - it's better than PBR - but I like Tecate more for a cheap canned...
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    Other than the yard needing attention, hard to...

    Other than the yard needing attention, hard to tell that from the pics - looks nice to me. Looks like a nice large closet and master bath arrangement.

    That upper area of Caughlin is a bit higher...
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    I assumed that the link to Pinehaven was a new...

    I assumed that the link to Pinehaven was a new development by that name, as I'd not heard of it before.
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    I thought you were waiting for the Ed Hardy...

    I thought you were waiting for the Ed Hardy edition?
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    Been practicing law here for 20 years, including...

    Been practicing law here for 20 years, including real estate. I doubt any seller or developer is going to knock off 3% (or half the commission) because you're unrepresented.
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    Good luck.

    Good luck.
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    CCRs are different from HOA rules - probably want...

    CCRs are different from HOA rules - probably want to look at both before buying there.

    Real estate lawyers aren't used in NV for buying or selling residential property, unless there's weird...
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    I'd never heard of Pinehaven. Link shows it's in...

    I'd never heard of Pinehaven. Link shows it's in Caughlin Ranch (which is the name of the neighborhood). Caughlin is going to be a lot of heavy handed HOAs, just FYI. Caughlin area up high is windy....
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    Let me know if you have any questions on...

    Let me know if you have any questions on neighborhoods around Reno.
  22. Update on the Harbor Freight jack stand recall -...

    Update on the Harbor Freight jack stand recall - looks like this covers more models. Cut and paste from an email I got from HF:


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    To the Harbor Freight Community:
    ...
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    I have an Osprey Syncro 15, which I bought...

    I have an Osprey Syncro 15, which I bought because it has the tensioned mesh style back like the Deuter Air pack I had previously. (The kind that keeps airspace between the pack and your back - not...
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    Nope. Put a screaming chicken Firebird sticker on...

    Nope. Put a screaming chicken Firebird sticker on the hood.
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    Here's a semiserious suggestion: get some black...

    Here's a semiserious suggestion: get some black and yellow striped stickers for the rear bumper or tailgate. Get a "How's my driving? Call..." sticker for the tailgate. Get some "Ace and Gary...
  26. I thought Santa Cruz offered a lifetime bearing...

    I thought Santa Cruz offered a lifetime bearing warranty - but I guess it's still annoying to have to keep replacing them.

    My friend's Intense Primer (I think - not 100% on the model) has grease...
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    Racing Ralphs, get rid of the dropper, and...

    Racing Ralphs, get rid of the dropper, and drillium!
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    With flaming guitarist.

    With flaming guitarist.
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    Brass color truck nutz

    Brass color truck nutz
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    Are any of you riding your gravel bikes on real...

    Are any of you riding your gravel bikes on real singletrack? I've seen a couple people riding them locally on stuff that calls for a real mountain bike, unless you weigh 90# and/or want to damage...
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    A bunch of us have tried explaining how one...

    A bunch of us have tried explaining how one doesn't need to live in, say, Connecticut - and that there are plenty of jobs in proximity to mountain recreation (ski, bike, kayak, whatever) that do pay...
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    So what you're saying is that Benny just needs a...

    So what you're saying is that Benny just needs a little scratch behind the ears, and maybe a belly rub and a treat?
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    Fixed it for you.

    Fixed it for you.
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    The sausage king of Chicago?

    The sausage king of Chicago?
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    Drunk Benny Post Preservation Society.

    Drunk Benny Post Preservation Society.
  36. I've never used ceramic bearings. I've bought...

    I've never used ceramic bearings. I've bought Enduro ones from them directly, and from online shops - Jenson, Worldwide, probably others. I've gotten a few Japanese ones from Amazon, they've been...
  37. I've had longer life out of Japanese bearings...

    I've had longer life out of Japanese bearings than Enduro brand, in wheels. In suspension pivots, Enduro has been fine.
  38. I like full suspension that doesn't wallow or...

    I like full suspension that doesn't wallow or bob, and doesn't require flipping a switch to make it pedalable uphill. I generally like the "two short links" type of bike, with DW link the one I have...
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    Thanks. The SRAM rings are cheap, and a 30x51...

    Thanks. The SRAM rings are cheap, and a 30x51 will give plenty of range.
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    I am wondering how crisp the Deore shifter feels,...

    I am wondering how crisp the Deore shifter feels, compared to an 11-spd XT or SLX.
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    This is for Mrs C, who has a 10-spd Deore 11-40...

    This is for Mrs C, who has a 10-spd Deore 11-40 currently on her bike. It used to be my bike, and I put that cassette on as a 1X experiment. She could use a lower climbing gear.

    Chainring on the...
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    Hey Shimano experts: if upgrading a 1x10...

    Hey Shimano experts: if upgrading a 1x10 drivetrain and keeping the HG freehub wheels, would you pick:

    A) SLX 1x11, with 11-46 cassette -- all SLX parts in the M7000 series
    B) Deore 1x11, with...
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    Thanks - I'll pass this along. Good deal.

    Thanks - I'll pass this along. Good deal.
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    Londonderry's calling.

    Londonderry's calling.
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    What's the condition like? How old is the shock?...

    What's the condition like? How old is the shock?

    I have a friend with a bike that takes that size shock -- he was just looking at getting it rebuilt.
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    Maverickgoose

    Maverickgoose
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    Wheels Mfg makes a BB for 30mm in PF41 shells - I...

    Wheels Mfg makes a BB for 30mm in PF41 shells - I think it's custom bearings though, which are pressed directly into the BB shell. Don't fuck up the installation!
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    I'm trying to convince myself that I don't need...

    I'm trying to convince myself that I don't need this 2019 Devinci Spartan...


    https://www.evo.com/outlet/mountain/devinci-spartan-carbon-27-gx-12s-ltd-complete-bike
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    Brake says M675 on it, but isn't I Spec A or B...

    Brake says M675 on it, but isn't I Spec A or B compatible, so that adapter won't fit. Thanks though.
  50. Conceived *and* birthed?

    Conceived *and* birthed?
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