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    What FTP glove are you riding in? Iím kinda...

    What FTP glove are you riding in?
    Iím kinda bummed they stopped selling bike gloves. And Iím not convinced their snow gloves have that ďdexterous as fuckĒ quality that allows me to ride winter bike...
  2. Frorider, You can have them. I didnít realize...

    Frorider,
    You can have them. I didnít realize until now that Shimano made 4 pot brakes/pads that werenít cross compatible.
    Sorry Roxstar.


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  3. Iíll take all of those metallic pads and Iíll pay...

    Iíll take all of those metallic pads and Iíll pay for shipping to 24019.


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    I thought she killed it in Criminal Minds....

    I thought she killed it in Criminal Minds. Totally believable as a sociopath.


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  5. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Who knows about experimenting with loose-ish...

    Who knows about experimenting with loose-ish spoke tension?
    My stiff as fuck unforgiving Reynolds BK (Black Label) wheels have had 4 broken spokes in 2 seasons, which has me wondering if the...
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    Hello nipples!


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    Headed back to Italy next September. Might make...

    Headed back to Italy next September. Might make one additional flight in the year for a funeral or family reunion I get scammed into.
    Does it make sense for me to get a United Airlines card?

    Is...
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    Queso on the chain, Squirt on the door? Slick,...

    Queso on the chain, Squirt on the door? Slick, Honey!
  9. If it weren't for deadbeat dads, where would we...

    If it weren't for deadbeat dads, where would we get all the good stripers?
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    Is the line still going up?

    Is the line still going up?
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    I stand by 2014 opinion that he's the whole...

    I stand by 2014 opinion that he's the whole package and that's what makes these videos great. I'm sure there's a guy who can do biggerer or betterer tricks, but Danny draws me in. Like a good ski...
  12. Thread: Tool Time

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    I already have a gold Bodus set that has...

    I already have a gold Bodus set that has noticeably better tolerance than my cheaper stuff from Spin Doctor, Park, and Husky.
    The fasteners I find the most vulnerable are A) Anything from Kind...
  13. Thread: Tool Time

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTBiPjCeVwI yea,...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTBiPjCeVwI
    yea, I just watched a 15 min video on hex wrenches.
  14. Thread: Tool Time

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    You have my attention. Specifics? Sent from...

    You have my attention. Specifics?


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    Am I ridiculous for coveting a set of Whia/Bondus...

    Am I ridiculous for coveting a set of Whia/Bondus colored hex wrenches for $35-40 bucks? There's a real devil/angel thing going on in my head on whether this is a worthy self reward for nothing in...
  16. That got my attention. Sent from my...

    That got my attention.



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    Fixed



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    ATM FTW Sent from my iPhone using TGR Forums...

    ATM FTW


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    Where to Invest Money Right Now?

    Iím in the, ďsure wish Iíd done something with my emergency cash 15 years agoĒ camp.
    In reality, Iíve had a few times along the way when cash got so scary low that itís more of a PTSD overreaction....
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    Super interesting stuff about the Eddy Current....

    Super interesting stuff about the Eddy Current.
    At risk of falling too deeply into the Empty Beer realm, what are widths likely to look like compared with Maxxis? My vague impression is that...
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    I'm Schwalbe illiterate. Can someone tell me...

    I'm Schwalbe illiterate. Can someone tell me what I'm looking for?

    DHF or Assagai EXO= Maxx Grip 2.5 equivalent.
    FWIW, the Magic Mary looks more like a cut down Dirty Dan (Or in my language, a...
  22. Go dig through the CBD thread. Splat checked out...

    Go dig through the CBD thread. Splat checked out many months ago.


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  23. Thread: Tool Time

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    Weíre arguing about whether itís worth spending...

    Weíre arguing about whether itís worth spending $25 for a better tubeless syringe. Meanwhile people are convinced that a $1000 titanium crankset is life changing.
    This place is FKNA awesome.

    ...
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    If yaíll were rocking BB7s, that brake line would...

    If yaíll were rocking BB7s, that brake line would be a breeze to pull!!
    -this message brought you you by the people also still swearing by tubes.


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    Pre-COVID I got multiple ďtake-offĒ wheel sets...

    Pre-COVID I got multiple ďtake-offĒ wheel sets and forks from them at fantastic prices. I donít care if they came from your momís rental fleet. They were as clean as advertised and I beat the fuck...
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    Itís not about reliable brakes, as much as itís...

    Itís not about reliable brakes, as much as itís about the hassle to swap brakes.
    50% chance I buy a bike with brakes I donít want.


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    Surprising amount of new stuff in there. Can't...

    Surprising amount of new stuff in there. Can't figure out their angle.

    Though I do see a bright future for anyone looking for 29er rear and 27.5 front wheels!
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    I made one of those by cutting the bottom half...

    I made one of those by cutting the bottom half off a Dixie cup. Good way to test drive the funnel idea before committing.


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  30. Thread: Ask the experts

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    My guess is, thereís no way to know bearing info...

    My guess is, thereís no way to know bearing info until you pull them, so they can be measured. Unless thereís some identifying info on them.


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  31. Thread: Tool Time

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    X1000 I donít break the bead if I can avoid it. ...

    X1000
    I donít break the bead if I can avoid it.
    Plus, that ainít gonna work with inserts.
    I always set the bead dry. If Iím gonna be doing some trouble shooting with tubes, re-taping, turning a...
  32. Thread: Ask the experts

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    No problems with 2Ē rack into 2Ē hitch.
    No problems with 1.25Ē rack into 1.25Ē hitch.
    1.25Ē rack into 2Ē hitch with adapter is always going to be harder to get solid.

    Ever since I bought a $5...
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    Anyone have anything they'd like to rant about?

    I used a free app called Kamoot in Italy. Itís 1000x better than TF.
    They use an S0 - S5 rating system, dropped along sections of a trail. So you can see if thereís a significant change in...
  34. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Follow up. 431835 431836 431837 Used my 1975...

    Follow up.
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    Used my 1975 single speed Dremel tool and the Silicon Carbide Grinding Bit. Wore a mask and goggles after heeding warning here and elsewhere. Went nice and slow....
  35. Thread: Tool Time

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    Tool Time

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    Rather than douche up the rant thread with more tubeless debate, Iíll satiate the need expose my tool here where God intended itís display.
    Park Tools range from rather janky (Iím...
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    Bitcoin....who's gotten into it?

    When are they moving Coinbase Pro funds over to regular Coinbase? Itíll certainly make following my devalued investments a lot easier.


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    ORGAN DONATION: A FOUR PART TRIP REPORT NSFW

    tgapp, thanks again for sharing.
    1). You will not do damage to your incision from coughing or light exercise. Using a pillow can help some people with the discomfort, but itís not structural...
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    I just had my first colonoscopy. And I can say...

    I just had my first colonoscopy. And I can say that our $80 non heated no frills bidet add on was a real godsend for those 10 trips to the shitter over 14 hours. I keep a neat little stack of...
  39. Thread: 2022 Rampage

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    2022 Rampage

    Hardline is more interesting.
    It too is becoming more like Fest Series event with giant air prioritized over racing down gnarly terrain. But at least itís bikes doing cool bike shit in a reasonable...
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    Iím here to report that the Park syringe is well...

    Iím here to report that the Park syringe is well worth the extra price.
    Smoother in both directions.
    Easier to clean.
    More volume.
    You donít have to buy it, but if you do youíre likely to...
  41. Damn, you be movin bikes fast. Good on ya'....

    Damn, you be movin bikes fast. Good on ya'.
    Wish I was in the market for an analog bike.
  42. I Lafíd Sent from my iPhone using TGR Forums...

    I Lafíd


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  43. Thread: 2022 Rampage

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    2022 Rampage

    Edited to make incoherent rant less painful to read:

    The judging should be fixed.
    Itís too slow and bogs down the whole event.
    Nobody understands how itís judged which means everyoneís...
  44. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Haha. Their support was "The secret is to use...

    Haha. Their support was "The secret is to use our tape and use our valves". At $17/single valve and $25/roll of tape, plus shipping, I'm going to either take my chances with drilling/grinding, or...
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    Not sure about the metric vs SAE question, but when I use my digital calipers on the rim in question and on two different rims (one DT Swiss and one Spank), they all come out to straight fractions...
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    Iíve got this ~4 year old Reynolds carbon wheel...

    Iíve got this ~4 year old Reynolds carbon wheel set. They always suck to set up tubeless because the valve wonít seal.
    As far as I can tell, ďstandardĒ valve hole (inside surface of the rim) is...
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    Yea yea yea, weíve been over this a million...

    Yea yea yea, weíve been over this a million times.
    Half the keyboard experts think Shimano brakes are death traps, the other half think they cure cancer.

    The Sram camp leaves out how only the...
  48. Solid Bump

    Solid Bump
  49. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Was that a Shimano jab? I've haven't cared about...

    Was that a Shimano jab? I've haven't cared about micro-bubbles since my last pair of Juicy brakes.
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    I switched over to 2.0mm hoping to fix this too....

    I switched over to 2.0mm hoping to fix this too. Not enough time yet to say ďyea, that workedĒ but still optimistic.


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