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    yessss!!! I am #1 in the league right now!

    yessss!!! I am #1 in the league right now!
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    For people with the 2.35 Mezcal... whats the...

    For people with the 2.35 Mezcal... whats the actual size on it? I've read older reviews that the 2.35 was not any bigger than the 2.25 and that the 2.6 is a full-on 2.6 (and won't fit the rear of...
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    Anyone else with Tannus notice an inordinate...

    Anyone else with Tannus notice an inordinate amount of squeaking rubber while riding? I like the ride quality so far but something with the tire/insert combo is noisy.
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    Yeah unfortunately I've got a bar-mount 11-speed...

    Yeah unfortunately I've got a bar-mount 11-speed XT shifter. With as confusing as shimano makes everything, I don't even fully understand whether I could convert it to some flavor or i-spec to use...
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    WTT: Code Rs for Shimano 4-piston Brakes

    I switched back to Shimano shifting and now I can't quite get my controls where I want them. Brakes (SRAM Code Rs) are in great shape. They have not been bled recently, but also don't feel like they...
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    I think my hangup with this is that only one of...

    I think my hangup with this is that only one of my pairs of bibs has a whiz-colored chamois.
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    This reminds of a time another kid didn't want to...

    This reminds of a time another kid didn't want to play trucks with my 3yo and I had to explain to him "Different people like different things, and that's okay." A friend overhead me and said "I think...
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    Tire held air overnight with minimal/no pressure...

    Tire held air overnight with minimal/no pressure loss. This would make more sense to me had even a small amount of air been leaking at the valve, but as much as I like understanding what's going on...
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    I'm not using special valves, but that is because...

    I'm not using special valves, but that is because Tannus is not supposed to require them. It's possible I didn't get the little vent holes lined up, though I tried my best to make sure I did
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    Well this was certainly a new one for me.. I...

    Well this was certainly a new one for me..
    I pulled out the valve core so I could add some sealant without breaking the bead and.... air did not come out. Put a spoke down through the valve itself,...
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    Riddle me this... Installed a recently...

    Riddle me this...

    Installed a recently acquired, lightly used tire on a newly taped wheel. Final installation include a Tannus tubeless insert, but installed the tire without the insert and...
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    The trails at Gore (or technically the North...

    The trails at Gore (or technically the North Creek ski bowl) will not be ready by then. But if next week is warm-ish and dry-ish, there will be stuff ready to go down here in Saratoga and also maybe...
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    I've got an Arch MK3 wheelset, pm me for details

    I've got an Arch MK3 wheelset, pm me for details
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    Maybe this has already been asked, but how does...

    Maybe this has already been asked, but how does weight lifting fit into a polarized, cycling-focused training plan? Also, most of my workout windows are short, an hour or less.

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    I am very interested in this as well. I have had...

    I am very interested in this as well. I have had many many rides cut short due to cramps, and most were not even particularly long rides. For me it is usually a case of too many hard/sprint efforts...
  16. WTT: Strafe Silver Queen Jacket, Medium for Small

    My wife has a Strafe Silver Queen jacket from a few years back. She really likes it but was waffling between a medium and small and kept the medium, knowing it was probably too big. She's decided...
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    If it's a 29x2.4 maxxterra, I might be interested...

    If it's a 29x2.4 maxxterra, I might be interested

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    Ticketchecker (or smmokan if your wheels have...

    Ticketchecker (or smmokan if your wheels have arrived already)... Did you have to pay any import duties on the nobl wheels? I'm trying to figure out that part of the equation and keep getting...
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    One last-ditch effort trick if you've got a pizza...

    One last-ditch effort trick if you've got a pizza that sticks to a peel (wooden or otherwise). Lift up the edge of the dough somewhere that isn't stuck (or isn't stuck as bad as the rest) and blow...
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    After all three of the shops in my town didn't...

    After all three of the shops in my town didn't have a standard chainring bolt, I don't count on them to have anything aside from a tube on short notice (and even then, I'm only assuming it's any old...
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    Straight pull vs j-bend hubs. I know a lot of...

    Straight pull vs j-bend hubs. I know a lot of people think straight pull are dumb, but... Why exactly? I'm trying to choose specifics for a wheel build and straight pull seems like an easy way to...
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    That's a solid tip Sent from my Pixel 3a...

    That's a solid tip


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    Question about generic boost adapters/spacers...

    Question about generic boost adapters/spacers (like those produced by Problem Solvers or available thru ebay from someone with a machine shop, etc). They would be put to use on a Hunt hub, which I...
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    Maybe my car isn't as fancy as yours, but if I...

    Maybe my car isn't as fancy as yours, but if I set the temp dial to the highest/hottest setting, it puts out warmer air than if I leave it in the middle. And big surprise, that warmer air helps the...
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    Might also be a function of gripping too tightly....

    Might also be a function of gripping too tightly. I get pain/numbness often and it is usually worse when I'm not riding as relaxed as I should be. No easy fix for that other than constantly reminded...
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    Another vote for Works. A little fiddly to...

    Another vote for Works. A little fiddly to install, but otherwise great.
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    Yeah I'd be interested. I don't have a ton of...

    Yeah I'd be interested. I don't have a ton of time to train and also try to stay fairly well rounded for everyday activities, so it'd be great having a little more info about how to maximize the...
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    Another fairly cheap option is boot gloves. On...

    Another fairly cheap option is boot gloves. On colder days you can put chemical warmers between the boot glove and the boot itself. Space isn't an issue so you can use the hand warmers, which are...
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    +1 for Fitness Blender. Found their stuff 5 or 6...

    +1 for Fitness Blender. Found their stuff 5 or 6 years ago and have been doing a few workouts a week ever since. It's one of the few things I can recommend basically unconditionally to anyone looking...
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    Have you tried flipping the saddle clamp on the...

    Have you tried flipping the saddle clamp on the seatpost to give it a slight forward offset (or to be more accurate, slightly more forward support for a saddle that is being run slammed forward)? Not...
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    The SE casing is much tougher if you don't want...

    The SE casing is much tougher if you don't want to go down the rabbit hole of what other tires to consider.

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    DVO sells 2.5mm, 5mm and 7.5mm spacers so it...

    DVO sells 2.5mm, 5mm and 7.5mm spacers so it could be that 2.5 is in there or that you'd need compress the bottom out bumper to get the last few mm. In high mode your clearance should be fine. That...
  33. I'm generally opposed to paying subscriptions for...

    I'm generally opposed to paying subscriptions for things, because despite people always pulling the "it's only $x/month" or the "you spent $5k on a bike, you can't afford this?" cards, shit adds up...
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    You could also try the Suntour demo program. The...

    You could also try the Suntour demo program. The shock they offer for the program, the TriAir, is supposed to be really similar to the Topaz. It's only available in a 200x57 size, but if you run the...
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    When you upped the pressure on the DPS and felt...

    When you upped the pressure on the DPS and felt like you were getting bucked, was it all the time or more when moving at a good pace and when you'd theoretically be in the midstroke or deeper in the...
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    Active Ankles...

    Active Ankles https://www.activeankle.com/products/rigid-ankle-braces.html

    I've used the T2 extensively for volleyball and mtb. Works great. Can't comment on the other rigid/hinged designs but the...
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    Fwiw, I ran my old hightower with both a monarch...

    Fwiw, I ran my old hightower with both a monarch debonair and a manitou mcleod. The manitou was better than the monarch but having picked up another hightower (to replace the smash that replaced my...
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    I've ridden the various BETA trail networks,...

    I've ridden the various BETA trail networks, though it's been a few years now. They are fun and they have a very dedicated trail crew, so things tend to be well-maintained. In the few years since...
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    I've got a buddy who was thinking about selling...

    I've got a buddy who was thinking about selling an old GT dirt jumper. Probably at least 10 years old, but I'm just pretty sure its seen approximately 1 day of use in the last 5 years if not longer....
  40. SOLD actually (via pinkbike, for 2600 for anyone...

    SOLD actually (via pinkbike, for 2600 for anyone keeping score). meant to update the post.
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    Pretty sure it was designed around a 30T. Even...

    Pretty sure it was designed around a 30T. Even when the V1s started coming with Eagle drivetrains, they stuck with a 30T. I've run 28, 30 and 34T chainrings on a Hightower. Pedal kickback does...
  42. Bump. I've had a little interest on pinkbike, but...

    Bump. I've had a little interest on pinkbike, but would rather sell through here. Can do 2750 shipped. Would also sell without the wheels if that's of interest to anyone.
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    Sorry didn't mean to imply never been crashed...

    Sorry didn't mean to imply never been crashed wasn't good, just that I think it's funny when a hypothetical someone is buying a used mountain bicycle and then gets scared off because it doesn't look...
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    Yeah I don't really get the people who are...

    Yeah I don't really get the people who are obsessed with a bike that's "never been crashed." I'd much rather buy a used bike that's been crashed frequently but has been well maintained than the other...
  45. Price drop to 2800 which may or may not have...

    Price drop to 2800 which may or may not have anything to do with smmokan's newer Trail Pistol sale for not much more.

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  46. I suppose I should have probably added that there...

    I suppose I should have probably added that there is nothing wrong with the bike, but rather that at the trails I ride 9 times out of 10, the longest descent is like 22 seconds long and I feel like...
  47. Xpost from Sprocket Rockets - FS: Guerrilla Gravity Smash

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/336009-FS-Guerilla-Gravity-Smash-29er-Aluminum-frame-Medium
  48. FS: Guerilla Gravity Smash 29er, Aluminum frame, Medium

    Selling my Guerilla Gravity Smash, aluminum frame, size medium, 29" wheels.
    Full details over on my pinkbike listing here https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2847466/

    336566

    Quick info:
    MRP...
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    Anyone else ever deal with rattling pads in a...

    Anyone else ever deal with rattling pads in a SRAM Guide caliper? I know this is a thing people complain about with finned Shimano pads, but I can't find much about it with Guides. Its loud enough to...
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    SOLD Sent from my Pixel 3a using Tapatalk

    SOLD

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