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    At 160 lbs and just looking for rim protection,...

    At 160 lbs and just looking for rim protection, Iíd look at Cush XC too.

    Sits nicely in the rim bed and helps support the bead and lower portion of the sidewall without drastically changing the...
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    I got drunk in the wrong Ft Bragg bar on a surf...

    I got drunk in the wrong Ft Bragg bar on a surf trip down the coast and was several sheets in before I realized all the other patrons were heavily involved in illegal grow operations and werenít all...
  3. Poll: Who has the advantage in any physical category?...

    Who has the advantage in any physical category? Letís just go with the chimp instead of the gorilla because the chimp should in theory be easier.

    Strength: chimp
    Bite force: chimp...
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    Who makes the perfect softshell ski pants??

    Mammut Base Jump

    I think they were mentioned up thread. I have two seasons on them and couldnít be happier. Three pockets on the front, two on the back, look like regular pants for apres,...
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    Ok Iíll join in the fun. 385675

    Ok Iíll join in the fun.

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    Ha you think those types of #vanlife city kids...

    Ha you think those types of #vanlife city kids will take what is essentially FwD mini van dozens of miles from the nearest paved road? Seems like the type of social-media addled folks that believe to...
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    Hereís what good old Sheldon Brown had to say...

    Hereís what good old Sheldon Brown had to say about your Dura Ace Uniglide Cassette.

    ďWhat To Do With An Old Dura-Ace 7- or 8-speed Uniglide Hub

    Uniglide cassettes are no longer available. If...
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    Home Remodel: Do, Don'ts, Advice

    Update on the fencing project. I rented a Toro Dingo with hydraulic auger for the day. This thing rocks.

    Unfortunately my yard is also mostly rocks. Big fucking rocks.

    The auger doesnít turn...
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    I think hardpack is what is below all the moon...

    I think hardpack is what is below all the moon dust? Maybe?
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    Iím on a 2017 Fox 34 Rhythm on my 27.5 Giant...

    Iím on a 2017 Fox 34 Rhythm on my 27.5 Giant Trance. I got offered a 2020 Fox 36 Factory with FIT4 damper for $600.

    Iím 200 lbs, like riding fast on backcountry and bike hills, but donít hit DH...
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    Coinbase just gave me $5 in BTC, so if youíre...

    Coinbase just gave me $5 in BTC, so if youíre right Iíll have $25 by years end. Thatís almost enough for a beer and a burger.
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    Home Remodel: Do, Don'ts, Advice

    Ok Iím convinced. Iím pricing out a skid steer and a Toro Dingo options. Both have hydraulic augers that should easily manage my puny 4x4 fence post holes
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    You know this and I know this but the Department...

    You know this and I know this but the Department has decided they are going to do the bare minimum for now. Iím greatly looking forward to them eventually coming around to requiring vaccine proof and...
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    My federal agency has decided that the vaccine...

    My federal agency has decided that the vaccine information is PII and will not be requiring actual proof of vaccination, merely an attestation of vaccination.

    So naturally all my COVIDiot...
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    Anybody have experience with these post hole...

    Anybody have experience with these post hole augers? Wondering if itíll be manageable with my soil type. Iíll be putting in a bunch of fence posts in hard river bottom type soil with lots of river...
  17. Iím in if we throw in some Z7 too.

    Iím in if we throw in some Z7 too.
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    +1 Rec for the 13 degree plate and binding toe...

    +1 Rec for the 13 degree plate and binding toe shims to get a flat ramp. Makes the boot feel much more responsive and less prone to blow through the flex.
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    What have you bought/upgraded today.

    New Tire Day for me also!

    Front: DHF MaxxGrip 2.5Ē DD casing

    Rear: Aggressor 2.5Ē Dual compound in DD casing

    Excited to try the DD casings! I was bending the sidewalls pretty hard on my...
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    Iíll be deep in my cold cold grave before I...

    Iíll be deep in my cold cold grave before I reckonize NJ is a good place to live but fuck, the 2nd Street Bakery in Jersey City has the best Goddamn chicken parm and cinnamon roll Iíve ever fucking...
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    Powellís in PDX would like a word with you

    Powellís in PDX would like a word with you
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    Yeah there shouldnít be any difference in clutch...

    Yeah there shouldnít be any difference in clutch performance between the 11- and 12- speed Shimano clutches itís the same basic engineering principles regardless of the overall side-to-side travel of...
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    Oh man some Gravy Seal is gonna be all in on...

    Oh man some Gravy Seal is gonna be all in on those sticks
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    21/22 Bikes That Make Your Shorts Tighter.

    I rode one a year ago, pretty decent entry-level bike. Components wonít blow anybody away but should be durable and Iíd say the 140/134mm travel and frame quality along with good modern geometry...
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    No worries, itís not that bad. Wear earplugs and...

    No worries, itís not that bad. Wear earplugs and ask for the earmuffs as well.

    Close your eyes and try to relax when youíre in the tube. It really doesnít take that long.
  26. Thread: Collegge

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    Shit Iím 35 with a Masterís and Iím tempted by...

    Shit Iím 35 with a Masterís and Iím tempted by this.
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    I would have thought at least a ZJ

    I would have thought at least a ZJ
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    Iíve got a Stinger 200a battery isolator if...

    Iíve got a Stinger 200a battery isolator if anyone can use it. Iíll make you a deal. I decided to go with a CTEK Dc-Dc instead.
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    I think fall is better for canoodling. But Iíll...

    I think fall is better for canoodling. But Iíll take biking as well. Iíll be in for whatever winter workouts/group rides I can fit into my work schedule
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    I went with a Zinus 6Ē spring/foam mattress in my...

    I went with a Zinus 6Ē spring/foam mattress in my van. Same construction as a regular bed, really pretty comfortable. It doesnít have a pillow top or anything, eventually Iíll throw a 1Ē latex topper...
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    OneUp Alloy pedals. I bought a new bearing...

    OneUp Alloy pedals.

    I bought a new bearing kit. It came with this small rubber washer. This washer wasnít on the pedals and isnít in the instructions at all. Where does it go?!

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    Thatís your problem. Sheís acting out because you...

    Thatís your problem. Sheís acting out because you havenít established your male domination of the household by peeing in the sink for a while. Iím sure youíve slipped in other related areas too.
    ...
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    Ask the experts

    I just went from 175 to 165 on my trail bike. Not entirely sold on them, my skier legs donít like spinning and prefer a little mashing. But descending is nicer and fast tight corners are much easier...
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    PSA: Planet Cyclery has DHF 27.5 x 2.5 in DD...

    PSA:

    Planet Cyclery has DHF 27.5 x 2.5 in DD casing MaxxGrip for $45 right now. I picked one up to replace my aging EXO DHF 2.6.

    Good deal for DD stuff which seems like unobtainium right now
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    Ski RV's, who's sleeping in parking lots?

    AFM was never in the Express vans.

    From GM TechLink:

    ďActive Fuel Management (AFM) or Dynamic Fuel Management (DFM) is available on a number of recent GM models to help improve fuel economy,...
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    Lots of auction sites have vans on them- seems to...

    Lots of auction sites have vans on them- seems to be a lot in the upper Midwest and the NE. JJ Kane has a bunch. I kept a search running full time on CarGuru, AutoTrader, and the National Craigslist...
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    Ski RV's, who's sleeping in parking lots?

    Iíve got a 2013 Chevy Express AWD and itís great. Somehow I got mine at the Chevy dealer in Seattle during COVID for $13k. No idea how it stayed on that lot for 45 days. Stock it got 20 mpg on the...
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    Well shit. Forecast was 65 and rain tonight....

    Well shit.

    Forecast was 65 and rain tonight. Rain never showed, fire north of town exploded and AQI went from 45 to 350+ in an hour.

    Back on the trainer I guess.
  39. I really want to sign up for the 2022 High...

    I really want to sign up for the 2022 High Cascades after reading about it, but $270 for the entry fee? Seems excessive
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    Maggot motorcycle stoke thread

    Pants are 36, non-d3o armor. fit me fine and I wear a 32 or 34 in most pants. Theyíre very adjustable. Iím in Spokane but headed to South Dakota in a couple weeks and Seattle in September so I can do...
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    Anybody need a riding suit? I sold my DL650...

    Anybody need a riding suit?

    I sold my DL650 years ago and held onto my Klim gear.

    Latitude jacket in Large W/d3o armor

    Latitude pants- either a 34 or 36 Iíll check.

    Both have GorePro...
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    AQIs been in the 150-200 range this week in...

    AQIs been in the 150-200 range this week in Spokane so Iíve been on the trainer again. Really happy to see my numbers increasing after riding outside since March. Iíll be glad to start the winter at...
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    Ok but how many times have you gotten Lymes?

    Ok but how many times have you gotten Lymes?
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    Think like an attorney on this disclosure issue. ...

    Think like an attorney on this disclosure issue.

    Does my house have asbestos and lead paint? Well it was built in 1948 so youíre damn right it does. But do I KNOW that for a fact? Nope, never had...
  45. Poll: Poll: How many of you idiots think you could kill a gorilla?

    That dude sounds exactly like a Brit explorer. ďJoy of a good fightĒ holy shit.

    Also, how did he manage to walk away from that fight dragging those gigantic balls of his?
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    Yeah 500 is damn short for that kinda useage....

    Yeah 500 is damn short for that kinda useage. Good thing is you got 2k out of the next one, that seems like pretty normal lifespan, maybe a little short.

    I wonder if theres not a BB shell...
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    What BB, useage, and how many miles? Also whatís...

    What BB, useage, and how many miles? Also whatís the issue with it?

    In general Iíd say multiple 1000ís of miles.
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    Are you going to make her fight a chimp in a cage...

    Are you going to make her fight a chimp in a cage match?
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    Rear. Also had Ikon 2.2 on last year but...

    Rear.

    Also had Ikon 2.2 on last year but wanted a little more volume and it also wasnít confidence-inspiring in sidewall strength.

    And yes I realize XC tires arenít going to support like DH...
  50. Thread: Climate Change

    by Falcon3
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    Climate Change

    The OKLO-Aurora projects are 1.5mW mini-nukes that take spent fuel from the big nuclear plants and reuse it. If we can figure out the enrichment/recycling process and security issues from having...
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