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    Some of us have been sending you repeated signals...

    Some of us have been sending you repeated signals that our posts here are classic TGR tongue in cheek. You seem to take everything in this thread very personally. I literally spelled out to you in...
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    Just to be clear, you’re wrong. I’m sure you...

    Just to be clear, you’re wrong. I’m sure you know the old phrase “couldn’t give a damn”, for example. Phrases like DGAF are all logical variations on this. ‘I give zero fucks’ also expresses the...
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    Swing and a miss. You’ve said that this is...

    Swing and a miss.

    You’ve said that this is your 401K, so I imagine most of us want it to work out for you. Maybe you should just lean in to that.
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    At least he knows the difference between ‘could’...

    At least he knows the difference between ‘could’ and ‘couldn’t’. :fmicon:
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    377069 Special shoes for dirt mopeds? Give me...

    377069

    Special shoes for dirt mopeds? Give me a fucking break.
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    Manitou is good about documentation but there’s...

    Manitou is good about documentation but there’s really nothing to it. As with a pike etc, takes 10 mins. I prefer to do most of procedure with bike flipped upside down. Pro tip for any fork:...
  7. Thx for the beta.

    Thx for the beta.
  8. Think our plan from Bend is first hit Anthony...

    Think our plan from Bend is first hit Anthony Lakes area, where I can pick rides depending on snow line, and hit the fun little network just outside of La Grande or the Umatilla Rim Trail. Then up...
  9. Thread: Poor Idaho

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    They hate it for non-whites dood. Try to keep up.

    They hate it for non-whites dood. Try to keep up.
  10. Thx all. Yeah I’m pretty familiar with McCall...

    Thx all. Yeah I’m pretty familiar with McCall riding but trying to hit other zones within, say, a 5 hr drive of McCall. I noticed Soldier Mtn opened and I think the trails are beyond just the...
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    Yeah the part of the Super Pacific video where he...

    Yeah the part of the Super Pacific video where he was standing up in a wedge topper with the bed in place, thanks to the extra 20” length, was cool…I’m not in the market but it addresses one of the...
  12. Yes, the apotheosis of Reliability. :fmicon:

    Yes, the apotheosis of Reliability. :fmicon:
  13. Thread: Trucks.

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    The ‘not afraid of trailers’ mentality is also...

    The ‘not afraid of trailers’ mentality is also why so many hardcore off-roaders tow a small, high clearance camping trailer in Oz.

    I’m the first to admit that I’m like most here and prefer a...
  14. Thread: Trucks.

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    In the land of utes and hilux style trucks, which...

    In the land of utes and hilux style trucks, which in the last 20 yrs were often 4 door with short beds, tradies would install a tradesman rack...
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    For many gay teenagers, college is when they...

    For many gay teenagers, college is when they leave the shitty small town they grew up in & can finally contemplate coming out. So yeah that IG pic seems pretty appropriate from a college marketing...
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    Turns out FSA uses a stupid ‘Italian standard’...

    Turns out FSA uses a stupid ‘Italian standard’ 36 degree crown race. Anyway I bought a complete cane creek IS 42 / IS 52 integrated hell bender 70 headset…installed it…and the front end is still...
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    https://forum.gofastcampers.com/t/the-random-gfc-p...

    https://forum.gofastcampers.com/t/the-random-gfc-photo-thread/365/92

    …fleece lined his GFC, still closes apparently
  18. From what you’ve written, you want something more...

    From what you’ve written, you want something more like the 4Runner.

    Or a Cherokee
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    I picture him with a good natured smirk every...

    I picture him with a good natured smirk every time he posts.
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    The 4 cyl diesel 2WD sprinters with 7 spd can get...

    The 4 cyl diesel 2WD sprinters with 7 spd can get an honest 25 mpg real world hwy. the 6 cyl diesel AWD sprinters had a 5 spd and with typical upsized AT tires get 16-18 hwy depending on size (tall...
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    Speaking of funny but sad: Yes, will be...

    Speaking of funny but sad:



    Yes, will be interesting
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    194s fit diagonally in my Alltrack. Agree that...

    194s fit diagonally in my Alltrack. Agree that the tall but short CUVs are stupid.
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    Should be doable

    Should be doable
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    Jeez let’s not go there. You hang out with...

    Jeez let’s not go there.

    You hang out with people over 40, some of whom have back pain.
  25. Doing the annual Idaho pilgrimage next week….

    Hitting McCall around the 17th to see friends and ride the usual spots around there, but looking for suggestions on places to camp/ride June 14-16. We’ll be driving in from E Orygun. But I don’t...
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    ^ agree. As a tall guy it’s ridiculous how small...

    ^ agree. As a tall guy it’s ridiculous how small the “XLs” from just a few years ago were.

    Meanwhile the standover heights have gotten low across the board, which is generally good too.

    Also...
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    https://youtu.be/bLcXM65hNLg …

    https://youtu.be/bLcXM65hNLg

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    Cool

    Cool
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    I continue to think the best antidote is fly the...

    I continue to think the best antidote is fly the flag for the good reasons. We can’t cede the flag as property of the mouth breathers.
  30. Guess this goes here… ...

    Guess this goes here…


    https://youtu.be/tzoGTQXBATM
  31. Thread: Onewheel

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    I’m waiting for the 29er version.

    I’m waiting for the 29er version.
  32. Thread: The worst car

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    Putting aside your reading comprehension fail,...

    Putting aside your reading comprehension fail, your post got this Gen Xer thinking…any millennial I know who is at least vaguely interested in trucks or cars knows live axle vs independent...
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    Smart move. About 10 yrs ago I rode a new...

    Smart move.

    About 10 yrs ago I rode a new trail that somehow had 4,000 ft of elevation drop + needless uphill sections everywhere.

    Like giving Tony Soprano a brick of coke & watching him...
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    As the mag who gets along well with everyone...

    As the mag who gets along well with everyone here, let me just say you have become the official Bitcoin Chicken Fucker.

    And on the latest page of this thread you continue to use the ‘let’s fix...
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    Stalefish, if you have to resort to the type of...

    Stalefish, if you have to resort to the type of whataboutism that leads to an unending and broad polyass type of discussion, you may want to reconsider your tactics.
  36. This’ll get you started:

    This’ll get you started:
  37. Thread: The worst car

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    Pretty sure not knowing what live axle means man...

    Pretty sure not knowing what live axle means man card revoked. But maybe just means you’re a millennial. Judges?
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    Ok I think batch 3 will be pretty large, enough...

    Ok I think batch 3 will be pretty large, enough for June-October demand. We are slightly modifying design to make it even more low profile, and make it easier to mfg. Will be anodized. Might use...
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    Annoys me when people say ‘nice weather...

    Annoys me when people say ‘nice weather predicted’ when the forecast is fucking hot. I mean yeah, if your thing is to lie around doing nothing but drink cold beverages, great, but if it’s a more...
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    I don’t recall anything unusual or sketchy about...

    I don’t recall anything unusual or sketchy about it.
  41. https://youtu.be/wku4rqXyQ0k ….

    https://youtu.be/wku4rqXyQ0k

    ….
  42. Thread: Mullet Talk.

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    Answer: it depends. ...

    Answer: it depends. https://ridemonkey.bikemag.com/threads/mullet-madness.291264/ has a good summary of options.
  43. What about a tourist hunting season? Some...

    What about a tourist hunting season? Some culling could reinforce avoidance behaviors, like staying in your Escalade.
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    Thx, I was leaning toward a new headset as the...

    Thx, I was leaning toward a new headset as the solution. Probably Cane Creek 40. You’ve given me hope

    The upper bearing has an OD of 31.8, so I guess I’m
    Looking for an IS42 upper assembly. ...
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    yup good suggestion—carbon paste is essential for...

    yup good suggestion—carbon paste is essential for press fit BBs and headsets in carbon frames. Sorry I didn’t mention that I tried this already.
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    Nope. Remember, the fork was removed and put in...

    Nope. Remember, the fork was removed and put in a vise to induce any possible creaks from steerer/crown or crown/stanchion interfaces….and no creaks could be found. This is the test bike shops...
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    So I’m generally pretty good at tracking down...

    So I’m generally pretty good at tracking down creaks but this is a difficult one. My 150/160 29er has a carbon frame with a fully integrated headset, maybe 2500 miles on it. Creak is now noticeable...
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    Like a boy named Sue?

    Like a boy named Sue?
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    Batch #3 is in the planning stage. PM me or post...

    Batch #3 is in the planning stage. PM me or post here if you want a pair.
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    100. Ouch. 86 here this afternoon was bad...

    100. Ouch. 86 here this afternoon was bad enough. Not long ago I was skiing pow dammit
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