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    The 4 corners from 10k: 420475 Sent via...

    The 4 corners from 10k:

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    There will be hold outs for a bit from diehards,...

    There will be hold outs for a bit from diehards, but the change is inevitable.

    One clear issue with possible serious consequences are local routes where 'everyone knows' to go a certain direction...
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    Speaking of hubs......after 216 miles and 30...

    Speaking of hubs......after 216 miles and 30 days, Trek Rail hub had a bearing or something fail (will edit later w/better description). This got noticed after a 3,000 ft (30 miles loop) and 2,000...
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    Winner, winner, turkey dinner. 418289 Who...

    Winner, winner, turkey dinner.

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    Who won? Coyote, fox, bobcat, eagle….? No blood. Just a pile of feathers.


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    Exactly. You’d think there would be a decent...

    Exactly. You’d think there would be a decent demand for an eBike ‘plug and play’ 12v to 36v powered brick and someone was producing them.


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    More torque on the drive train and more stopping...

    More torque on the drive train and more stopping force needed on the rotors and brakes. It's a blur on the stuff I read & YouTubed, but those were a couple areas mentioned on eBike specs/reviews,...
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    I considered that, but needing to upgrade to...

    I considered that, but needing to upgrade to beefier components seemed like a necessary part of the mix.


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    Electric Bike Thread

    We have 2 bikes now with a 4amp & a 2amp charger. I just finished running 4 awg cables under my F150 from the battery and into the truck bed. For now, I’ll try swapping locations of a 2000W inverter...
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    I stepped over to the 'Dark Side' and got an...

    I stepped over to the 'Dark Side' and got an 'entry level' Trek Rail 5 Mtn Bike. I was intrigued by the Bulls bikes, but due to availability, timing, and other justifications this is were I ended up....
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    Wildfires and the incessant smoke are always...

    Wildfires and the incessant smoke are always annoying. The season is only getting started :cussing::

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    Slowly new growth is coming back, 20 years after a fiery vortex leapt over this lake bed when it was bone dry (left to right side of image).

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    PSA: USA Cup tickets went on sale today at...

    PSA:
    USA Cup tickets went on sale today at Lambeau, July 23rd. Manchester City vs Bayern.


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    Ain’t it the truth.[emoji6] Unprecedented...

    Ain’t it the truth.[emoji6] Unprecedented craziness here, too. Hope you get unchained and outside enough to maintain sanity.


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    I quit a steady job and moved to work for a dude...

    I quit a steady job and moved to work for a dude who less than a month later tells me:

    "The lord told me I need to move to California."
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    SVST tool would be at least $280 to you if and...

    SVST tool would be at least $280 to you if and when they are available.


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    Shit that annoys you

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    This makes me wonder how much narcissists will...

    This makes me wonder how much narcissists will have to pay for replacement when their ‘Mirror’ breaks and they can look at themselves while they work out.[emoji23]


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    I could talk for days on this topic. From tents,...

    I could talk for days on this topic. From tents, to pop-up to trailer, etc

    For now, cots make a big difference in tents. Get one you can stand up in. Friends have a sweet and bomber canvas with a...
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    I was wondering about making my own. I have metal...

    I was wondering about making my own. I have metal flashings that are 0.4mm & 0.7mm for starters.
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    Thanks. Good info and I’ll look into shims. ...

    Thanks. Good info and I’ll look into shims.

    I’ve been impressed on how accurate the 3d printing can be, but I can measure everything with digital calibers much quicker. It might be a fun exercise...
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    I was wondering about some kind of shim. I've got...

    I was wondering about some kind of shim. I've got an idea on a measuring tool I can 3d print to compare the spacing/layout for each wheelset (the rotors to BB, cassette to BB, hub, etc.).
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    My son, a long time Pep & Barca fan, thinks City...

    My son, a long time Pep & Barca fan, thinks City is comparable to the 10-14 year ago squad with Iniesta, Xavi, etc. I don't entirely agree, but the City/Real Madrid semi was a fun game to watch. As...
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    True dat! Looks like an e-bike will be the new...

    True dat! Looks like an e-bike will be the new ride someday.:rolleyes:
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    Thanks. Thought so. I was hoping to avoid the new...

    Thanks. Thought so. I was hoping to avoid the new hub approach.
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    A couple years ago, I converted my Superfly to a...

    A couple years ago, I converted my Superfly to a 1x11 & added a gravel wheelset. The mountain bike wheelset is dialed with the derailleur and shifting. I don't want this to change. The gravel...
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    That’s what Calvin said as he was hanging off of...

    That’s what Calvin said as he was hanging off of the middle rung on the ladder.[emoji6]


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    When I was a kid, I had zero patience for the...

    When I was a kid, I had zero patience for the game. Then for years when coworkers or friends invited me to go, my response, "I'm not old enough for golf...yet." (Not to mention the time vs going for...
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    Maggots in Grand Junction...help please.

    Golf addiction, like biking and skiing addictions, can lead to irrational life choices and expenditures. But, like skiing, you can get hooked on continually working on improving.

    Slowing tempo and...
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    Perfect! My ‘moto’ has been, “Still practicing...

    Perfect!

    My ‘moto’ has been, “Still practicing being 24…….for decades.”


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    ......or using the VRBO model, rent it out at...

    ......or using the VRBO model, rent it out at $500/day.:biggrin:
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    Maggots in Grand Junction...help please.

    Selling your bike seems so wrong WRG. You’ll want that once you get on the other side of this injury.

    Gimp sale: Yeti MTB, 29er carbon wheelset, other stuff
    - Reynolds TR309 laced to I9 Torch...
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    PSA: Pieps Safety Check

    Just received this email from BlackDiamond (click here to submit claim):

    "PIEPS and Black Diamond Equipment Avalanche Transceiver / Beacon Safety Check

    We have observed a small number of PIEPS...
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    Sounds like my wife’s doppelgänger. I ordered a...

    Sounds like my wife’s doppelgänger. I ordered a 48 piece set of same type spice bottles with labels and replaced the spice chaos with logic and order.


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    Check out the multi-use trail system from Duluth...

    Check out the multi-use trail system from Duluth to maybe Grand Portage with great views from the North Shore, IIRC.

    Edit: https://www.ggta.org/images/hometitle.png

    When completed, the...
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    I'm thinking I need to turn on subtitles to catch...

    I'm thinking I need to turn on subtitles to catch all of the subtleties.
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    +2 I was going to say the same. Great character.

    +2 I was going to say the same. Great character.
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    This reminds of a friend’s reaction when he saw a...

    This reminds of a friend’s reaction when he saw a fugly taupe/ beige Tacoma:

    “Toyota, that’s where colors go to die.”


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    So are K2 kayaks & tandem bikes. :eek:

    So are K2 kayaks & tandem bikes. :eek:
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    If you send me the shape with dimensions you...

    If you send me the shape with dimensions you want, I could bang one out. Flatbed scanners work well for scanning bindings.


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    A quick check is to put the insert on the stop to...

    A quick check is to put the insert on the stop to compare drill bit tip to the insert tip relative heights. Adjust as needed.


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    Hard water doesn’t play nice with tankless water...

    Hard water doesn’t play nice with tankless water heaters.


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    How about songs, FireOntheMtn boy? :rolleyes2

    How about songs, FireOntheMtn boy? :rolleyes2
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    Can't you just get the chips filled a glass shop...

    Can't you just get the chips filled a glass shop and they can keep a crack from forming?
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    Yeah it does. As I believe I understood, either that building was at the base of Coonskin in the 70’s or the original Giuseppe’s was at the base. We had our last beer up there Saturday and it was...
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    I stopped doing that and usually have my bros at...

    I stopped doing that and usually have my bros at Penske Racing handle that vs a guy off the street at Jiffy Lube.



    It went over my head as I was visualizing a guy I rode the lift with a couple...
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    Absolutely critical for a proper tune? I'd argue...

    Absolutely critical for a proper tune? I'd argue from a purist's, craftsman's and race stock/stiff boot oriented stand point, fine, but from a practical stand point and for performance recreational...
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    Unmounting bindings to tune?

    Often very true in the ski and construction world. This case being one….maybe. The opposite can often be said too, due to tried and true experience….

    Speaking of breakfast, take bacon for...
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    Got a trailer hitch? ;)

    Got a trailer hitch? ;)
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    Out of curiosity, why wouldn't you tune your own...

    Out of curiosity, why wouldn't you tune your own skis? In less time than it'd take me to drop off a pair, I'd be done tuning.
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