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    How many of your eyes were open while you typed...

    How many of your eyes were open while you typed that?
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    FWIW I'm a hack bike mechanic so if you've got a...

    FWIW I'm a hack bike mechanic so if you've got a bit more practice/luck than me maybe itll work out?
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    In my experience you'll likely have to bleed it.

    In my experience you'll likely have to bleed it.
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    Thanks for the tip. That's the exact sort of...

    Thanks for the tip. That's the exact sort of stupid trick I need to remember.
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    My inability to remember for longer than 2...

    My inability to remember for longer than 2 seconds which way I turned the barrel adjuster. It's like I'm playing roulette every time I fiddle with my goddamn derailleur.
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    I've never used an electric pull saw, but silky...

    I've never used an electric pull saw, but silky saws cut pretty goddamn well.
  7. Thread: Owwie

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    Yeah they really ramped up from 1 to 3. Good luck...

    Yeah they really ramped up from 1 to 3. Good luck figuring out the insurance and getting back to normal.
  8. Thread: Approach Shoes?

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    For me if it's a single day trip I dont have to...

    For me if it's a single day trip I dont have to worry about my feet at all. Overnight I'll bring a second pair of socks, swap as soon as I get to camp. I hang the socks in the tent when warm and put...
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    We got a puppy 3 weeks before my wife flew up to...

    We got a puppy 3 weeks before my wife flew up to Bristol Bay for 6 weeks of gillnetting. I love the dog and am super happy we have her but the timing on that was suspect at best.
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    I'm not one to rant about "cheap Chinese shit"...

    I'm not one to rant about "cheap Chinese shit" but considered what type of crash you are going to have if your 15 dollar stem extender fails while slamming down some fast and rocky descent.
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    FWIW PNW Components also has an external post...

    FWIW PNW Components also has an external post available.
  12. Interested in a case of beer or equivalent for...

    Interested in a case of beer or equivalent for the Cilo pack? I'm in Winthrop. If you're headed to WA Pass I'm sure we could work out meeting up somewhere.
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    FWIW the firepit I got at a yard sale is a...

    FWIW the firepit I got at a yard sale is a similar bowl shape and it's got a cap and air holes in the center. I havent bothered with fire rock or anything.
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    Just got a quote for a 30 year 155K loan at 2.99....

    Just got a quote for a 30 year 155K loan at 2.99. Hot damn. It'll save us about 125 a month. The plan is to continue the same payments and in theory the loan will be done in about 17-18 years. I...
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    Designed around a 38T chainring? My quads are...

    Designed around a 38T chainring? My quads are not worthy.
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    I remember reading a Joe Simpson's sequel to...

    I remember reading a Joe Simpson's sequel to Touching the Void and he was dealing with something similar. His accidental solution was to get drunk on Red Stripe, stumble, fall and perform the MUA on...
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    What area do you live ASF? Sounds like a helluva...

    What area do you live ASF? Sounds like a helluva build.
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    Good luck to your friend htfb. Knowing people...

    Good luck to your friend htfb. Knowing people directly affected always makes things feel so real.
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    That looks like exactly the type of light fixture...

    That looks like exactly the type of light fixture that I'd drop on my feet trying to remove. Wear shoes when it comes time for the mauling.
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    Plug how were the crowds? Hard to imagine many...

    Plug how were the crowds? Hard to imagine many people headed over from the west side with the forecast of the last few days.
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    She's probably posting in the "I love my husband...

    She's probably posting in the "I love my husband and all..." thread right now.
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    Wish I'd gotten that message on my last order. 2...

    Wish I'd gotten that message on my last order. 2 weeks out without shipping. Serves me right for being lazy and using Amazon. I do not envy those warehouse workers.
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    That's a sweet find GB. It may be worth going...

    That's a sweet find GB. It may be worth going back to where you found it and wandering around for another hour or two to try to find the other paddle. Supposedly moose will try their damnedest to...
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    I think I've blocked mine out. I'll do the best...

    I think I've blocked mine out. I'll do the best to recollect a few of them.
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    Well there is the justification I needed to...

    Well there is the justification I needed to upgrade to one of those.
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    Exactly.

    Exactly.
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    I wondered how it was up there today. Nice work...

    I wondered how it was up there today. Nice work Plug.
  28. Thread: Murder Hornets

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    Coulda been a tarantula hawk. I've heard those...

    Coulda been a tarantula hawk. I've heard those things hurt like a sunuvabitch.
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    Seems a bit severe. It's hard to replace a good...

    Seems a bit severe. It's hard to replace a good mouser. May I suggest focusing your anger on the mouse perpetrators rather than your feline assistant?

    Good luck with the battle, I hate mice...
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    WTT: OM-D EM5 kit for nicer point and shoot

    I've tried having a mirrorless camera and realized that it's still bulky enough that I don't bother taking it out adventuring. Kit comes with the cheap 40-150, the stock 14-42, a Panasonic 25mm...
  31. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Holy shit, I did not realize that. I figured that...

    Holy shit, I did not realize that. I figured that was more akin to the Terminal Cancer line dialogue. I guess my sarcastic limb wasn't as sturdy as I thought. Glad to hear she's doing better and I...
  32. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Exactly. That was a sarcastic limb I went out on,...

    Exactly. That was a sarcastic limb I went out on, not a speculative limb.
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    Shitty deal. Good luck man. How high up is the...

    Shitty deal. Good luck man. How high up is the direct supervisor? You got a Safety Officer or statewide guidance that your supervisor is disregarding?
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    Dont need new bindings. Dont need new bindings....

    Dont need new bindings. Dont need new bindings. Dont need new bindings.
  35. Thread: The FIFTY

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    I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that...

    I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that Elyse has toured more than 50% of the people who post in bc threads in Tech Talk.
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    I'm not sure about the classic base plate. Here...

    I'm not sure about the classic base plate. Here is a pic of my FT toes on ST bases. There is also a hdpe riser under everything...
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    I'm sure you know this but if you can find them...

    I'm sure you know this but if you can find them you can also swap in Vert ST base plates which support the wings just as well as the Power Plate.
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    Just started a new job as a fish biologist two...

    Just started a new job as a fish biologist two weeks ago. Starting off a job while working from home is a weird deal but I'm feeling super fortunate to have picked up a new job in the midst of the...
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    That was my logic on having the fourth one.

    That was my logic on having the fourth one.
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    Ha! Had my first yesterday. Note to self: If one...

    Ha! Had my first yesterday. Note to self: If one is good and two is better then 4 is a goddamm mistake.
  41. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Unrelated to the Current Chromag Caliper...

    Unrelated to the Current Chromag Caliper Controversy (I'll let myself out) but I just wanted to give Park Tool a shout out for the Calvin and Truman maintenance Youtube videos. As a hack bike...
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    What was the scoop before pulling the post?

    What was the scoop before pulling the post?
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    I think it's a work in progress with a new admin...

    I think it's a work in progress with a new admin named Pavel. Hopefully some of the things get tightened up and new members are able to join a lot easier.
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    How are the kids always the ones that are fucked...

    How are the kids always the ones that are fucked up yet the 30 to 50 year olds are convinced they have it dialed? And dont even get me started on the old fucks that continually lead us into this shit.
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    Figure out how to disable the alarm's modem and...

    Figure out how to disable the alarm's modem and you should be set?
  46. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Seriously. I think I'm now sponsored by Amazon....

    Seriously. I think I'm now sponsored by Amazon. Or I've sponsored an Amazon employee. Guess I need to do a lower seal replacement and swap a new air spring in too. Plus the bearing replacement that...
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    To add onto D(C)'s post am I an idiot for not...

    To add onto D(C)'s post am I an idiot for not immediately buying either the new or one version older Debonair air spring for my 2015 Pike?
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    Damn OG, I'm glad that worked out. Just an off...

    Damn OG, I'm glad that worked out. Just an off day or wtf happened to cause you to fall asleep?
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    Tried to talk my wife into it. No dice. She had...

    Tried to talk my wife into it. No dice. She had some shitty reason about living 3 hours from a downhill park that we've never been to.
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    Seriously.

    Seriously.
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