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    Shit that annoys you

    Iíd say aquifer recharge from residential use is practically nil. In most western places if you dig down two feet in the middle of watering season, youíll still find bone dry soil (true here in...
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    Selling a used bike drama

    Nah he lived in a big expensive house, it was definitely his bike. I believe he had the bike on his trunk rack and locked with a cable when someone tried to hacksaw it off his car.

    The guy noticed...
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    People that waste tons of water in a...

    People that waste tons of water in a drought-ridden West just so they have green lawns annoy me.
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    Yeah there were two sales right in a row early...

    Yeah there were two sales right in a row early summer, maybe one for Labor Day but also maybe not until Nov
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    Selling a used bike drama

    Iíll totally admit to being a bike returner.

    Bike was on Craigslist, asked the guy a bunch of questions and he assured me the bike was in great shape. I had like 2 minutes on lunch break to pick...
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    All the extensions and the waiver for the PSLF...

    All the extensions and the waiver for the PSLF program got me to 112 of 120 months for public service forgiveness! So if payments restart Iíll only have a couple months to pay.

    Thanks Biden! (For...
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    Poll: Any federal agency with an enforcement task has...

    Any federal agency with an enforcement task has criminal investigators. Theyíre 6C law enforcement positions that require attending a federal law enforcement training center (FLETC) and carrying a...
  8. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    $4K Trail Bike

    FYI since thereís been a lot of Ibis AF talk lately here, people are pissed the Ripmo AF is now shipping with a Marzocci Z1 coil instead of the DVO Onyx. Apparently there was no communication about...
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    Ibis rec had me firmly in a Large Ripmo AF. I...

    Ibis rec had me firmly in a Large Ripmo AF. I bought a medium based mostly off how my previous bike feels and its reach/stack. I also tinkered with Leeís RAD formula and measurements and think...
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    Patty hoodies are plenty big for my giant melon

    Patty hoodies are plenty big for my giant melon
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    Looks like a diseased superfluous nipple

    Looks like a diseased superfluous nipple
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    Ask the experts

    Small wrap of heli tape?



    Thanks! somehow I missed this in the manual even though itís spelled out. I incorrectly assumed full open LSC would lead to more spring back but I didnít realize it...
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    Coils. Ripmo AF with JadeX. ~19%...

    Coils.

    Ripmo AF with JadeX. ~19% progressivity.

    Multiple calculators put me on ~550lb spring and thatís what I have on there-bike feels glued to the trail, the rear end feels fantastic for...
  14. Thread: Trucks.

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    Trucks.

    I had one of these with those exact options! 1996 Cherokee Classic. Floorboards and rockers rusted out so bad my feet were suspended by the carpet.
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    Anybody want to trade tires? ISO: DHF or...

    Anybody want to trade tires?

    ISO: DHF or clone 29x2.5ish. MaxxTerra or equivalent (not maxxgrip) and EXO type casing is preferred to heavy ones.

    Iíve got a new takeoff Assegai EXO+ 29x2.5WT...
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    How much does your bike weigh?

    Sheís a big girl and has no right to climb as well as she does, but here we are. Broke her in well with her first ride at Seymour on the North Shore followed by 10,000+ feet of climbing/ripping at...
  17. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    FYI I have similar proportions (long arms, short...

    FYI I have similar proportions (long arms, short inseam) for my size on my Ripmo AF. I am solidly in the Large size from Ibis sizing but went medium based on my existing bike dimensions and what Iím...
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    What have you bought/upgraded today.

    The Onyx on my new Ripmo AF feels so plush compared to my Fox36 on the old Trance. I could never get the Grip2 dialed in, where on the DVo, I just went dead center of the recommended setup and itís...
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    Need mtb ride ideas for WA

    Itís raining right now in Squamish and the trails are fucking fantastic. Only two hours north of BHam and when your legs get tired you can get a ticket to Whistler bike park.

    In another couple...
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    How much does your bike weigh?

    What a brilliant insight, JONGBOT
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    Shimano 6120 brakes

    Took them off my Trance that had a worn Shimano rotor and put the front on my Ripmo with a brand new SRAM rotor. Brand new pads too.

    Now when I pull the lever, thereís no...
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    Shimano 12s Quick Links?!? $13?! How is a single...

    Shimano 12s Quick Links?!? $13?! How is a single link 25% of the price of the entire chain?
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    Sunglasses for Neanderthals

    Iíve got a huge nose bridge. It sticks out a little too but mostly itís just really wide all the way up. 95% of sunglasses ride way too high. And of course very few sun glass companies publish their...
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    KETL MTN Apparel

    I got the Virtue Hybrid 9Ē short. Iím usually a 33-34 waist or Large but got the XL. Even sizing up, theyíre a little trimmer fit than Iím used to but biked in them today and they were awesome.
    ...
  25. $1750. Thereís some Volvo forum posts from 2014...

    $1750. Thereís some Volvo forum posts from 2014 saying a 2001 with those miles isnít worth $1800, and this is now 8 years older!
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    Havenít tried Empire but the breccy sando with...

    Havenít tried Empire but the breccy sando with sprouts at Oso Negro Coffee is out of this world 422434
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    Shit that annoys you

    I think 99% of everyone would be perfectly happy with 6-bolt except some XC weight weenie dentists that want to shave 40 grams off a wheel.
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    It is the first! I read a bit more and apparently the electronics took a page from the a British and the transmissions are made of glass. Iím gonna pass. Those XC70s are sexy though
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    We could have a thread for this at this point but...

    We could have a thread for this at this point but FUCKING FEDEX AGAIN. Literally the only thing Iíve had come FedEx since the last package of mine they lost and they misdelivered my chainsaw today....
  30. In the same vein as this threadÖ On a scale of...

    In the same vein as this threadÖ

    On a scale of 1-Fucking Stupid where does a 2001 XC70 fall? 185k miles and an admitted electrical issue affecting turn signals. Price is right. Just looking for...
  31. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    $4K Trail Bike

    Sweet. My RipmoAF just shipped from Jenson. Iím a little miffed they didnít let me swap in a different coil spring than comes stock but the bike was such a smoking deal I guess it doesnít matter that...
  32. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    $4K Trail Bike

    Biggest difference is the dropper BikeYoke Revive on the SLX is pretty high end. Deore comes with the KS dropper which is like a $120 part. Groupset s are like 229g different so it should be closer...
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    What have you bought/upgraded today.

    Will do. Although the 29 tires will be mounted on 35mm wheels so they wonít be quite what most people are running.

    Fwiw the Mezcal 2.35 in 27.5 on a 30mm rim was spot on 2.35. But yeah my 2.6...
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    Brass? Reuse. Aluminum? Get a new one

    Brass? Reuse. Aluminum? Get a new one
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    Killer job going under 10! I rode most of the...

    Killer job going under 10! I rode most of the south loop last year and thereís some difficult climbs in there. Thanks for the beta and congrats
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    Anybody do the Butte100 today? I heard there were...

    Anybody do the Butte100 today? I heard there were multiple sag checkpoints rather than just the time limit at the ~50 mile mark. Iím considering doing it next year but wondering what times I should...
  37. Thread: Collegge

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    Collegge

    I also struggled to make the transition to college. Withdrew after my sophomore year before they kicked me out for failing most of my classes. I think I attended 7 whole classes an entire semester....
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    Developer mags? How can we gum up the works?

    If someone has paid his debt to society and is following all the rules afterwards, and you have a problem with that, maybe *you* should move.

    Same with the property. If you and your neighbors...
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    Official ATK Binding Thread

    Everybody: Tech binders donít have elasticity and consistent toe release!

    B: Imma ski them anyway!
    (Gets a tib fib)

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    On the sealant discussion, Iíve tried Stanís and...

    On the sealant discussion, Iíve tried Stanís and Orange Seal/OS Endurance and any time I got a puncture, it either didnít ever seal or immediately started leaking once I started riding again.
    ...
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    Getting ready for the new 29er422172

    Getting ready for the new 29er422172
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    Will my Park DAG2 work on my direct mount...

    Will my Park DAG2 work on my direct mount derailleur hanger? I canít see how it would since the derailleur just screws into itself and the Dag has a threaded end for old-school threaded derailleur...
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    Anyone have anything they'd like to rant about?

    Call me a crank but I wasnít impressed by Post Canyon. Decent, for sure, but not measuring up to the hype at all. I like the Beacon trails in Spo better.
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    Made the mistake of joining several ďcheap...

    Made the mistake of joining several ďcheap sailboats for saleĒ Facebook groups and now Iím contemplating a fly-n-sail to somewhere stupid.
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    Nope I ran if off the vehicleís starting battery...

    Nope I ran if off the vehicleís starting battery with no ďhouseĒ battery. In my van I now run all my electronics off a 100ah house battery. A separate battery gives some peace of mind for longer...
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    Portable refrigerators for camping, vanlife

    #1: my IndelB 40L fridge is the best camping gear Iíve ever purchased. No question. Everyone should have one.

    #2: Industry standard is the Secop/Danfoss compressor. Itís the most efficient and...
  47. Thread: Horse Incident

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    Horse Incident

    Iím not an attorney, but I have a very close friend in the equine industry who was disabled after a farmer deliberately spooked her horse and she fell. Multiple attorneys she contacted said even in...
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    Barzo? Itís an aggressive XC tire but the...

    Barzo? Itís an aggressive XC tire but the compound is pretty darn grippy and itís definitely light. Has enough knobs to make moon dust tolerable, I run it as my front tire for 50 milers in late...
  49. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    $4K Trail Bike

    Well I pulled the trigger on a Ripmo AF with JadeX coil from the Jenson sale. Total delivered cost is under $3300 plus a $250 gift card to spend on consumables. She will be a heavy beast but Iím no...
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    Itís not as far as I know? Knockoff maybe labeled...

    Itís not as far as I know? Knockoff maybe labeled as shimano? There are Chinese 11-52 cassettes that use hyper glide. Where did it come from?
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