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  1. I'd watch Ernie, Kenny, and Barkley talk...

    I'd watch Ernie, Kenny, and Barkley talk basketball all day long. Stephen A Smith, on the other hand, is unbearable.
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    Trigger pulled. 160mm Lyrik Ultimate, $735...

    Trigger pulled. 160mm Lyrik Ultimate, $735 shipped from bobleisure.
    https://www.bobleisure.com/rockshox-lyrik-ultimate160mm-da?number=242-710845846427

    According to this thread, that site is...
  3. By "sold," do you mean they got stolen and you...

    By "sold," do you mean they got stolen and you made insurance claims and got paid that way?
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    Thanks. I've heard lots of good things about the...

    Thanks. I've heard lots of good things about the Mattoc and Mezzer, but I think I'm going to stick with familiar for this one - I know I'll like the Lyrik, so leaning heavily towards that fork.
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    Thanks guys. I'm about 195#, generally keep my...

    Thanks guys. I'm about 195#, generally keep my wheels on the ground, but like going fast through rocky trails.

    I saw the news on the revised RockShox suspension products for next year, and...
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    RIP Andy Fletcher (Depeche Mode)

    Andy Fletcher... age 60. Damn.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/depeche-mode-andy-fletch-fletcher-dead-1359207/amp/
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    Lyrik vs Zeb forks

    I need a fork for a slack 29er hardtail, in the 150mm-160mm range. There's some decent sales on RockShox now, and am considering either:

    1) Buy a Lyrik Ultimate, put it on the hardtail, or -
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    Same here - if I needed a horizontal tray rack,...

    Same here - if I needed a horizontal tray rack, I'd be looking at the 1UP and the many copies of that style that have recently come out. I haven't used any of the competitor ones, just an older...
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    My original NV had plenty of plastic. None of it...

    My original NV had plenty of plastic. None of it was problematic, other than the hook that goes over the front tire (as I mentioned above, the soft rubber costing wears itself into pieces quickly).
    ...
  10. Thread: Trucks.

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    I believe there are aftermarket ways to...

    I believe there are aftermarket ways to deactivate the cylinder management on the GM trucks. Worth googling if you're shopping those.
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    Buy a foot long, cut it to the length you want,...

    Buy a foot long, cut it to the length you want, drill a new pin hole? May not even need to cut it, depending on how far you can slide it inside the hitch.
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    It's this one:...

    It's this one:
    https://www.harborfreight.com/hitch-extender-with-step-97685.html

    I've had it for years. It's for a 2" hitch, but the new truck came with a 2.5" hitch. My neighbor welded a 2.5"...
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    I'm actually using two of them for the...

    I'm actually using two of them for the contraption on my truck. One to hold the step firmly in place, one for the NSR rack into the step. I have the step there because it helps with getting into the...
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    YMMV, a lot, on points redemptions. But in...

    YMMV, a lot, on points redemptions.

    But in contrast, we are flying to Spain in Sept, return from Dublin IE, using Delta points. Main cabin economy tickets. Cost was 70K Delta points each, plus...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    That's a great price for that rack. I know they...

    That's a great price for that rack. I know they come with an anti rattle wedge thing, but if there's any play in the hitch insert at all, these U bolt type clamps work great to stabilize a hitch...
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    Can you post a link to what you ordered? I'm...

    Can you post a link to what you ordered? I'm thinking that would make a great gift.
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    I don't remember the first record album bought,...

    I don't remember the first record album bought, but the first CD was David Bowie, Let's Dance. Still have it.
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    IMHO pass, in favor of a vertical hanging rack. ...

    IMHO pass, in favor of a vertical hanging rack. 4-bike horizontal tray racks stick out quite far and there's just too much leverage waaaaaay out back.

    As a semi related data point, I recently...
  20. Blinking, flashing lights, and bright clothing. ...

    Blinking, flashing lights, and bright clothing.

    Do not wear all black.

    Despite the dork factor, consider a mirror somewhere.
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    I was in a Walmart a couple days ago, looking for...

    I was in a Walmart a couple days ago, looking for a set of CR123 batteries that the website showed as in stock on a specific aisle - but the store aisle had nothing but shoes and slippers. Store...
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    FS SLX 4-piston brake set, new

    Cross posted from Gear Swap:

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/347606-FS-Shimano-SLX-4-piston-brake-set-new

    New, 4-piston SLX brakeset.
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    Moar trigger words to get the bots and search...

    Moar trigger words to get the bots and search engines to test the box fan in the server room:

    401k
    self directed
    Rollover
    Cost basis
    Stepped up basis
    IRA
    Bogleheads
    Warren Buffett
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    Beep... beep....beep... BOOP!

    Beep... beep....beep... BOOP!
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    A few years ago I discovered heavy gauge weed...

    A few years ago I discovered heavy gauge weed whacker string. Makes such a difference - doesn't blow apart the second you graze a rock.
  26. FS: Shimano SLX 4-piston brake set, new

    Shimano SLX 4 piston brake set, BRM 7120, brand new. Organic pads. $300 + shipping or pick up in Reno NV.
    ...
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    https://upgradedpoints.com/travel/best-ways-to-fly...

    https://upgradedpoints.com/travel/best-ways-to-fly-to-new-zealand-with-points/

    And others.
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    Southwest + companion pass = best deal in travel...

    Southwest + companion pass = best deal in travel anywhere.

    United points, FWIW, can be used for booking on partner airlines (Star Alliance).

    If you don't want to travel, then there's no reason...
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    ^^^ Though if you just want to keep it simple and...

    ^^^ Though if you just want to keep it simple and not mess with multiple cards, tracking points, searching for flight deals, etc. -- a simple 2% cash back card is easy. Citi has one (Double Cash),...
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    If the points are more valuable. IMHO these...

    If the points are more valuable.

    IMHO these days, it'd be mostly for when there's a large sign up bonus AND those SUB points are valuable. For example, Mrs C signed up last year for an Amex...
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    My camper has little hinged doors at the back, so...

    My camper has little hinged doors at the back, so I cram stuff in the area between the camper and the bed. Folding chairs and folding table go in above the wheel wells.

    I remove all the jacks and...
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    They're all scams.

    They're all scams.
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    Poll: Surely you can't be serious.

    Surely you can't be serious.
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    If Sirius had their "dark wave" show (the Sunday...

    If Sirius had their "dark wave" show (the Sunday night one on Ch 33) as a full time station, it'd be like they took my CD collection and put it on shuffle.
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    I think you and I have a lot of music in common....

    I think you and I have a lot of music in common.

    I could list hundreds more bands I like that started (and some ended) in the 80s. Here's a few that I don't think have been mentioned:

    New...
  36. You could also use a boost fork, and add boost...

    You could also use a boost fork, and add boost conversion spacers to the front wheel. Mrs C's bike is set up like that - 5mm spacers on each side of the hub, plus disc rotor spacer - kit comes with...
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    Thanks everyone - good info. Our Ecuador trip...

    Thanks everyone - good info.

    Our Ecuador trip starts with a day hike in Cotopaxi National Park around 13,000'. We have two full days in Quito before, so we're going to feel the elevation. We...
  38. Turn steering to full lock in one direction,...

    Turn steering to full lock in one direction, drive slowly in a circle with helper outside listening. Turn to opposite full lock, repeat. One side should sound louder.

    A CV joint can fail with...
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    And Tanya Donnelly and Kristin Hersh's solo...

    And Tanya Donnelly and Kristin Hersh's solo albums are worth checking out if you're a fan.

    Can't forget Belly either!
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    Furs and EATB are both still pretty good live -...

    Furs and EATB are both still pretty good live - Furs sound great, McCulloch's voice is rough these days.

    FWIW pre-sale code for Bunnymen tickets is EATB40.

    I started a thread on the Cruel World...
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    We're just going to be in Cartagena, for four...

    We're just going to be in Cartagena, for four nights, then fly to Quito and have a tour in Ecuador for about 7 days.

    Figured we'd explore the old walled city, walk around, spend some time on the...
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    16-year bump! Anyone been more recently? We're...

    16-year bump! Anyone been more recently?

    We're going for a few days on the way to Ecuador.
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    Ball joint?

    Ball joint?
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    Hammer would probably work, but could take...

    Hammer would probably work, but could take awhile.

    For immediate relief, try an air chisel.
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    Bauhaus was fantastic. All four original members....

    Bauhaus was fantastic. All four original members. Ash is a seriously underrated guitarist.

    Set list, going from memory, probably not in total right order:

    Double Dare, In the flat field,...
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    That was excellent. Hot! 94* high in Pasadena...

    That was excellent. Hot! 94* high in Pasadena yesterday.

    Bands we saw:
    Christian Death
    English Beat
    Missing Persons
    Cold Cave
    Gene Loves Jezebel
    Violent Femmes
    PiL
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    My favorite LBS fuckup is when a friend had a...

    My favorite LBS fuckup is when a friend had a shop replace his threaded bottom bracket. Shop cross threaded the Shimano external BB and forced it all the way into the frame.
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    Or did he put the olive downstream of the...

    Or did he put the olive downstream of the compression nut (not on the lever side, but on the caliper side)
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    ^^^ I finally tried automotive brake cleaner on...

    ^^^ I finally tried automotive brake cleaner on mtb disc pads - it works really well, much better than trying to burn off contaminants with a torch.
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    My Jeep owner phase taught me that AMC would use...

    My Jeep owner phase taught me that AMC would use whatever parts were laying around. I ended up with a fine collection of metric and SAE tools as a result.
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