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    Quoting myself because I'm an an expert. Or...

    Quoting myself because I'm an an expert. Or stayed in a Holiday Inn last night...

    Replaced the worn down Schwalbe with a Maxxis Tomahawk that I had (came with the bike, thought I'd use the older...
  2. I did the FJ stock springs + 5100s on my 4th Gen....

    I did the FJ stock springs + 5100s on my 4th Gen. Fit 255/75/17 tires on stock wheels, which is about as tall as you can use and still fit the spare in the stock location. It rode and handled much...
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    They're just middle class, not rich.

    They're just middle class, not rich.
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    No particularly good reason not to use rivets....

    No particularly good reason not to use rivets. Just didn't have a decent rivet tool.

    The sheet metal screws will hopefully stay in place from the bedliner over the top, and adhesive on the...
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    I have two Brand X droppers, one is now on Mrs...

    I have two Brand X droppers, one is now on Mrs C's bike. No problems. Older one is about 2 years old. Both are external routing 125mm posts.

    I'd buy one again.
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    I agree 100% with all this.

    I agree 100% with all this.
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    A couple of edits - to emphasize those points. ...

    A couple of edits - to emphasize those points.

    $250K household income is well above average, and either upper middle or upper. I do not think expenses should factor in an evaluation of working/...
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    I bet there's a lot of people here who paid more...

    I bet there's a lot of people here who paid more than $500 for ski boots (including Intuitions, custom footbed, fitting...)
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    That 3M stuff is supposed to work great. If I...

    That 3M stuff is supposed to work great. If I was doing a repair on something to keep long term, or even just something more visible than the underside of the rocker panel, I'd use that. I didn't...
  10. I finally completed my rust repair project on my...

    I finally completed my rust repair project on my 2000 GMC Sierra. Rust TR and lots of pics here:
    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/326549-Automotive-rust-repair
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    Took awhile to get around to it, but with winter...

    Took awhile to get around to it, but with winter approaching, I finally did. Here's my rust repair TR:

    Cutting out the bad parts -- driver's side -- I used a handheld angle grinder with a...
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    Yes. I have these on a touring bike. IMHO...

    Yes. I have these on a touring bike. IMHO there's an advantage to cable discs for a touring or travel bike, because you can repair the brakes with minimal tools, if needed. Replacing a hydraulic...
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    333 needs to implement edges made from Whales...

    333 needs to implement edges made from Whales Holes.
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    I'll PM you one.

    I'll PM you one.
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    I already have an extra 24mm Shimano crankset, so...

    I already have an extra 24mm Shimano crankset, so all I needed was the BB. Picked up the Wheels one recently from Backcountry/ Competitive -- they were on sale for around $55.
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    I did just pick up a bike that uses a press fit...

    I did just pick up a bike that uses a press fit bottom bracket, in what seems like the dumbest possible "improvement" I've seen from the bike industry in awhile: a BB92 (PF41) shell, with a 30mm...
  17. I like the Shimano bleed system. Easy. SRAM /...

    I like the Shimano bleed system. Easy.

    SRAM / Avid two syringe system, with a bunch of different how-to instructions... not so much.

    I won't keep Sram brakes on any bikes anymore, except for...
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    It seems that it would be easy for Ikon to...

    It seems that it would be easy for Ikon to require proof of college registration (e.g. minimum # credits) in order to honor a college discount. Why wouldn't they do that?
  19. Do a customized image card with a pic of both Xi...

    Do a customized image card with a pic of both Xi Jinping and Winnie the Pooh.
    ...
  20. No, he's cooking the bugs in that photo on the...

    No, he's cooking the bugs in that photo on the right.
  21. PM sent on jig to ask for local usage before...

    PM sent on jig to ask for local usage before shipping. I have one pair of skis that I need to drill for Beast 14s.
  22. IIRC, the rubber cement is supposed to vulcanize/...

    IIRC, the rubber cement is supposed to vulcanize/ adhere the plug to the tire, and silicone caulk doesn't do that. I'm pretty sure I've also just stuffed in one of those sticky brown tire plug...
  23. I think there were some. I didn't get any...

    I think there were some. I didn't get any though. I did get a couple hats, fleece jacket, fancy ballpoint pens, keychain multitools... can't remember what else.
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    I have a friend who needs a code, if any are...

    I have a friend who needs a code, if any are available. I'll send a PM to Ottime too. Thanks all.
  25. The Mercedes Amex card is discontinued. I had...

    The Mercedes Amex card is discontinued. I had one -- got a pile of Amex MR points, lounge access, airline gift cards ($400 IIRC), and $200 in MBZ schwag from the dealer gift shop.... though I don't...
  26. Don't use silicone on a tire plug. Rubber cement...

    Don't use silicone on a tire plug. Rubber cement will work fine - the school type stuff, or the little tube in a bicycle patch kit.
  27. Come on out to Tahoe!

    Come on out to Tahoe!
  28. Heaviest card I ever had was the Chase Ritz...

    Heaviest card I ever had was the Chase Ritz Carlton card. Big chunk of metal.
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    Iceman sympathizes with the $250k earners.... in...

    Iceman sympathizes with the $250k earners.... in jeans.
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    Slaagmaster needs to return

    Slaagmaster needs to return
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    Matt Lauer dressed as Pamela Anderson, with tits:...

    Matt Lauer dressed as Pamela Anderson, with tits:

    https://media.giphy.com/media/PHIponKhOZz9K/giphy.gif
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    I'm gonna find some more Stray Cats videos, just...

    I'm gonna find some more Stray Cats videos, just for you...
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    FS: ski press (not mine)

    Saw this on Reno craigslist: anyone looking to start building their own skis?

    https://reno.craigslist.org/spo/d/reno-ski-and-snowboard-press-factory/6995416431.html
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    This should chase out that damn pedo song: ...

    This should chase out that damn pedo song:

    Stray Cats, performing "Sexy & 17," in 2019. Brian Setzer is 60 years old.

    8mnTdBbG8hk
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    If the piston in the mower hits the plug tip,...

    If the piston in the mower hits the plug tip, you'll know pretty soon.

    IMHO for the cost of getting the correct plug, this isn't worth it.
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    David Hasselhoff and Al Jourgensen of Ministry...

    David Hasselhoff and Al Jourgensen of Ministry have recorded a cover of Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline.

    Enjoy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35ZBGOjSbh8
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    https://youtu.be/TeKjmB2DaAs

    https://youtu.be/TeKjmB2DaAs
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    Pat Boone did a heavy metal album once.

    Pat Boone did a heavy metal album once.
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    So... replace it ASAP?

    So... replace it ASAP?
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    Here's my ask the experts question: when the...

    Here's my ask the experts question: when the side knobs tear off on the Schwalbe Nobby Nic that I currently have on the rear of my hardtail, is the tire going to hold air still? A bunch of the knobs...
  41. I probably posted it already here, but the...

    I probably posted it already here, but the stiffest skis I ever skied were Igneous FFF in something like 260 flex. Stiffer than Head im103 or original Atomic Big Daddy, which were two other old...
  42. The teaches of peaches?

    The teaches of peaches?
  43. Passed it along to a friend who's shopping. Mrs...

    Passed it along to a friend who's shopping. Mrs C had this exact ski and loves them. Thanks for the heads up!
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    ^^^ I started a thread on "all weather" tires,...

    ^^^ I started a thread on "all weather" tires, about the 3PMSF rated tires.
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    Is David related to Michael?

    Is David related to Michael?
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    I was just reading that thread and it vanished. ...

    I was just reading that thread and it vanished.

    Got as far as agreeing with buttah about never admit to anything... It's not my obligation to assist my opponent.
  47. I bet 1 nickel that it will be made from cut-up...

    I bet 1 nickel that it will be made from cut-up pieces of ski boot liner and boot shell.
  48. I got an email from them saying that they were...

    I got an email from them saying that they were reducing the number of issues to 4 per year but each issue would be larger.

    Last issue I got wasn't any larger or better. Guessing it won't exist at...
  49. Wears a gold color Members Only jacket every time...

    Wears a gold color Members Only jacket every time he goes out on a hot date.
  50. I want a girl with a short skirt and a long...

    I want a girl with a short skirt and a long jacket.
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