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    Farsports and Light Bicycle probably have rims in...

    Farsports and Light Bicycle probably have rims in stock, so delivery would be a few weeks.

    On our 29+ bikes she has 50mm IW and I have 40mm. I think the 50 gives a better profile for the 3.0"...
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    That Toyota is kind of awesome, actually. It's...

    That Toyota is kind of awesome, actually. It's also a way better value than your average VW Vanagon Westfalia.
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    How does this jive with the common argument that...

    How does this jive with the common argument that mopeds actually require effort and somehow allow their riders to gain MORE fitness by going longer? It sure sounds like you're aknowledging the fact...
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    It's at least a little ironic that trailer park...

    It's at least a little ironic that trailer park rules manage to prohibit STR but towns/states are too gutless to even tax what are obviously hotels as such.

    I'm prohibited from operating, say, a...
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    I looked into it a few years ago and it seemed...

    I looked into it a few years ago and it seemed like a house near the mountains could be had for like $80k. Further research seemed to indicate that ownership would be a big hassle and that there was...
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    You'd be a good audiophile. ;) I'm not staying...

    You'd be a good audiophile. ;)

    I'm not staying this to be a dick, honestly. I would totally take your impressions of a rim seriously if you controlled the other, vastly more impactful variables in...
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    Different tires and likely different pressure...

    Different tires and likely different pressure makes any comparison completely moot. Let's try not to lose all reason here-- we're not audiophiles buying $3300 Ethernet cables, after all.
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    It's a contender, certainly. I definitely...

    It's a contender, certainly. I definitely appreciate a variety of condiments when overlanding, and the tzatziki is a nice touch. The lack of a RTT, however, does not bode well for his chances in...
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    The snow continues to deteriorate, but spring is...

    The snow continues to deteriorate, but spring is in full swing in the CA foothills.402755402756402757
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    ID politicians are probably just fine with having...

    ID politicians are probably just fine with having no teachers. An ignorant population is easy to manipulate.
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    You can Google the bottle sizes, but it would...

    You can Google the bottle sizes, but it would take forever to use a 20#. 10# is likely enough for any home use.
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    Only if you're ok with extra running costs and a...

    Only if you're ok with extra running costs and a significant amount of waste from the proprietary CO2 bottles.

    Yes, the Grohe machine is the shit. I suggested getting one to Ms CE but she said...
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    Update: Ms CE remains in love with her setup, and...

    Update: Ms CE remains in love with her setup, and we finally replaced the CO2 bottle after 18 months. The swap was much more expensive bc gas prices have increased dramatically, apparently.

    Also,...
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    Gorgeous. 34t chainring, though... She must be a...

    Gorgeous. 34t chainring, though... She must be a beast! I'm all about the tiny gears.
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    I was seriously considering those and a few...

    I was seriously considering those and a few others until just recently. The Shafer's very slack (for a gravel bike) HTA was a concern, but maybe it would have been fine. The Grizl has more normal...
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    In Nevada City, in case anyone's on the hunt and...

    In Nevada City, in case anyone's on the hunt and thinks $62k is reasonable for a 2006 with 114k miles. It already has ridiculous lighting and never-used traction plates, but you'll have to add the...
  17. On the way to Nevada City to ride bikes, we just...

    On the way to Nevada City to ride bikes, we just noted that the line of cars on 267 is solid from the Truckee airport to N*. Looks like V(F)ail's marketing dept is effective.
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    Briefly, I'd sprinkle in some harder interval...

    Briefly, I'd sprinkle in some harder interval sessions in the 6 weeks leading up to it (maybe once or twice a week VO2 max intervals, while dropping your volume a bit). I also think you'd benefit...
  19. Nailed it. I'm a well known advocate of motorized...

    Nailed it. I'm a well known advocate of motorized vehicles, the more they can blend in and pretend to be non-motorized, the better!

    Love,

    Evan
  20. Whatever you get, be sure to mount that shit on...

    Whatever you get, be sure to mount that shit on the outside of your vehicle. Also crucial are containers for the condiments of your choice (I personally feel a sense of panic without 2 gal each of...
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    The b-screw can be adjusted to deal with a bigger...

    The b-screw can be adjusted to deal with a bigger cassette, but the main limiter is the cage's ability to deal with the difference in chain wrap between the big and little cogs. Old school road...
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    Eventually all of the arbitrage that seems to be...

    Eventually all of the arbitrage that seems to be happening must slow, right? A Californian moves here (bully for them!), driving up local prices bc they sold their 800sf bungalow in Oakland for $2M....
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    Many Shimano left arms will mount to other models...

    Many Shimano left arms will mount to other models just fine. I have an m8000 left arm on my m8120 crank. Offset is the same, but the clamping part is quite a bit thicker. No issues in about 2000...
  24. Evdog, if that doesn't work (you'll eventually...

    Evdog, if that doesn't work (you'll eventually just break the subframe without some struts diagonally down from farther back), swing by here and I'll help you make your dream rack. My TIG welder and...
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    I stay on top of suspension service because I...

    I stay on top of suspension service because I learned with motos that fresh oil and clean bushings etc makes a big difference. No one notices that their suspension is performing poorly because it's...
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    IDK about the Tracker 3, but my GF consistently...

    IDK about the Tracker 3, but my GF consistently finds my beacon whenever I hide it in snowfields using her Tracker 2. She wanders about for a bit and then makes a beeline for it. Is the T3 worse,...
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    The authority for rooting is XDA. Looks like you...

    The authority for rooting is XDA. Looks like you can do it with that phone.

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/how-to-root-moto-g5-plus.3579659/

    It is intimidating at first, but if you poke...
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    Not pictured is a non-serrated shovel on the roof...

    Not pictured is a non-serrated shovel on the roof rack. No snark for this one, though: it's legitimately cool.401315
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    That Bigfoot is indeed super sweet. The price on...

    That Bigfoot is indeed super sweet. The price on exp portal was almost reasonable ($68k Loonies is what, $50k in freedumb moneys?). It seems they put ~15k mi on it and expect it to be worth nearly...
  30. It's the same as shifting to appropriate gears...

    It's the same as shifting to appropriate gears when climbing on your bike. Yeah, you can mash along at 40rpm and get to the top while feeling manly, I guess. Or you can downshift, get to the top at...
  31. I made a backpack for the WinningBago. Now the...

    I made a backpack for the WinningBago. Now the babies can ride in style.401187401188401189
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    I'm also bummed that it's over. They tied up some...

    I'm also bummed that it's over. They tied up some of the loose ends but left a bunch dangling. Why do so many of the good shows get cancelled, while "Manifest" keeps trucking along?
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    I just spent a couple of hours digging up my...

    I just spent a couple of hours digging up my septic tank. The joys of home ownership never stop!401053
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    It's just 1/2" foam panels taped together into a...

    It's just 1/2" foam panels taped together into a box with a plastic front panel/door.

    I'm going to use the same system this year but will prob increase the size by 50% and may automate the...
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    It's all about absolutely nailing the temp,...

    It's all about absolutely nailing the temp, light, and water. There is pretty much no room for error.

    My setup: wire shelves with trays of 4" pots and 2x 4' led/florescent lights for each shelf....
  36. CC area trails report, to the extent I know. ...

    CC area trails report, to the extent I know.

    Clear Creek is ridable to the trees as you'd expect, but watch out for lots of dog shit and kooks on mopeds. Indian Hills is really wet but...
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    The Gurney catalog is open on the table in front...

    The Gurney catalog is open on the table in front of me right now. They have a few proprietary hybrids that are interesting, but the prices are nuts. $20 for a packet for some if them! Even with the...
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    Thanks for posting that, fool. I think CGM tech...

    Thanks for posting that, fool. I think CGM tech has enormous promise and would love to get one if the cost weren't still prohibitive.

    The sensor friendly has a filament that goes into the skin,...
  39. Indeed, any association with Lesh is a stain that...

    Indeed, any association with Lesh is a stain that only extended repentance can remove. Dog shit under the handles would be an appropriate treatment, along with a note on the windshield explaining...
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    If choosing between those, ATK Raider is the easy...

    If choosing between those, ATK Raider is the easy winner. I've had both. I gave the MTN mounted skis to the GF so I could get another set of ATKs.

    I'm only 140#, and only ski soft snow, so I can't...
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    A 6 acre lot and they are bragging about being...

    A 6 acre lot and they are bragging about being able to house 120 people? What a joke. Build a fucking apartment block. Density is the answer to our housing (and to some extent, environmental) woes.
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    I haven't touched my Fein since obtaining one of...

    I haven't touched my Fein since obtaining one of the new 12V Milwaukee brushless multitools. It's incredibly good.
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    The horse is long-dead by now, but I'd just like...

    The horse is long-dead by now, but I'd just like to offer a bit of positive feedback to skiJ. The last several posts have been more readable, so thanks for that! If you want to do even better, you...
  44. I've been riding bikes since it warmed...

    I've been riding bikes since it warmed dramatically and then rained, and this obs on SAC from today sums up why. I think it's particularly poetic. Corn season is just around the corner, though, so...
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    I really wish that our periodic entreaties would...

    I really wish that our periodic entreaties would get through to skiJ. It really does seem like he can make a positive contribution to the discussion, but the "style" he's chosen just causes many of...
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    Or he could go Rogue.

    Or he could go Rogue.
  47. Lots of good recs here. If you do make it much...

    Lots of good recs here. If you do make it much farther south, Vegas is surprisingly great these days. There are several big networks around the city, and of course Bootleg is worth a trip on its own....
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    I just rebuilt the Aisin hubs on my 1990 pickup....

    I just rebuilt the Aisin hubs on my 1990 pickup. Local stealership wanted $8 each for the x-ring seals (listed retail is $3.95) and of course didn't have them in stock.

    $12.50 shipped for a pair...
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    2008 wasn't an "epic" collapse of society. It...

    2008 wasn't an "epic" collapse of society. It could (should) have been an opportunity to reassess how we structure things and rebuild better, but people decided to just patch up the system and get...
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    Do these come with the warning to not stick them...

    Do these come with the warning to not stick them glue to glue? It seems like they are the Colltex mohair mix version, but they have gone through a few different glue iterations.
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