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    CCRs are different from HOA rules - probably want...

    CCRs are different from HOA rules - probably want to look at both before buying there.

    Real estate lawyers aren't used in NV for buying or selling residential property, unless there's weird...
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    I'd never heard of Pinehaven. Link shows it's in...

    I'd never heard of Pinehaven. Link shows it's in Caughlin Ranch (which is the name of the neighborhood). Caughlin is going to be a lot of heavy handed HOAs, just FYI. Caughlin area up high is windy....
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    Let me know if you have any questions on...

    Let me know if you have any questions on neighborhoods around Reno.
  4. Update on the Harbor Freight jack stand recall -...

    Update on the Harbor Freight jack stand recall - looks like this covers more models. Cut and paste from an email I got from HF:


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    To the Harbor Freight Community:
    ...
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    I have an Osprey Syncro 15, which I bought...

    I have an Osprey Syncro 15, which I bought because it has the tensioned mesh style back like the Deuter Air pack I had previously. (The kind that keeps airspace between the pack and your back - not...
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    Nope. Put a screaming chicken Firebird sticker on...

    Nope. Put a screaming chicken Firebird sticker on the hood.
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    Here's a semiserious suggestion: get some black...

    Here's a semiserious suggestion: get some black and yellow striped stickers for the rear bumper or tailgate. Get a "How's my driving? Call..." sticker for the tailgate. Get some "Ace and Gary...
  8. I thought Santa Cruz offered a lifetime bearing...

    I thought Santa Cruz offered a lifetime bearing warranty - but I guess it's still annoying to have to keep replacing them.

    My friend's Intense Primer (I think - not 100% on the model) has grease...
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    Racing Ralphs, get rid of the dropper, and...

    Racing Ralphs, get rid of the dropper, and drillium!
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    With flaming guitarist.

    With flaming guitarist.
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    Brass color truck nutz

    Brass color truck nutz
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    Are any of you riding your gravel bikes on real...

    Are any of you riding your gravel bikes on real singletrack? I've seen a couple people riding them locally on stuff that calls for a real mountain bike, unless you weigh 90# and/or want to damage...
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    A bunch of us have tried explaining how one...

    A bunch of us have tried explaining how one doesn't need to live in, say, Connecticut - and that there are plenty of jobs in proximity to mountain recreation (ski, bike, kayak, whatever) that do pay...
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    So what you're saying is that Benny just needs a...

    So what you're saying is that Benny just needs a little scratch behind the ears, and maybe a belly rub and a treat?
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    Fixed it for you.

    Fixed it for you.
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    The sausage king of Chicago?

    The sausage king of Chicago?
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    Drunk Benny Post Preservation Society.

    Drunk Benny Post Preservation Society.
  18. I've never used ceramic bearings. I've bought...

    I've never used ceramic bearings. I've bought Enduro ones from them directly, and from online shops - Jenson, Worldwide, probably others. I've gotten a few Japanese ones from Amazon, they've been...
  19. I've had longer life out of Japanese bearings...

    I've had longer life out of Japanese bearings than Enduro brand, in wheels. In suspension pivots, Enduro has been fine.
  20. I like full suspension that doesn't wallow or...

    I like full suspension that doesn't wallow or bob, and doesn't require flipping a switch to make it pedalable uphill. I generally like the "two short links" type of bike, with DW link the one I have...
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    Thanks. The SRAM rings are cheap, and a 30x51...

    Thanks. The SRAM rings are cheap, and a 30x51 will give plenty of range.
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    I am wondering how crisp the Deore shifter feels,...

    I am wondering how crisp the Deore shifter feels, compared to an 11-spd XT or SLX.
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    This is for Mrs C, who has a 10-spd Deore 11-40...

    This is for Mrs C, who has a 10-spd Deore 11-40 currently on her bike. It used to be my bike, and I put that cassette on as a 1X experiment. She could use a lower climbing gear.

    Chainring on the...
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    Hey Shimano experts: if upgrading a 1x10...

    Hey Shimano experts: if upgrading a 1x10 drivetrain and keeping the HG freehub wheels, would you pick:

    A) SLX 1x11, with 11-46 cassette -- all SLX parts in the M7000 series
    B) Deore 1x11, with...
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    Thanks - I'll pass this along. Good deal.

    Thanks - I'll pass this along. Good deal.
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    Londonderry's calling.

    Londonderry's calling.
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    What's the condition like? How old is the shock?...

    What's the condition like? How old is the shock?

    I have a friend with a bike that takes that size shock -- he was just looking at getting it rebuilt.
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    Maverickgoose

    Maverickgoose
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    Wheels Mfg makes a BB for 30mm in PF41 shells - I...

    Wheels Mfg makes a BB for 30mm in PF41 shells - I think it's custom bearings though, which are pressed directly into the BB shell. Don't fuck up the installation!
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    I'm trying to convince myself that I don't need...

    I'm trying to convince myself that I don't need this 2019 Devinci Spartan...


    https://www.evo.com/outlet/mountain/devinci-spartan-carbon-27-gx-12s-ltd-complete-bike
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    Brake says M675 on it, but isn't I Spec A or B...

    Brake says M675 on it, but isn't I Spec A or B compatible, so that adapter won't fit. Thanks though.
  32. Conceived *and* birthed?

    Conceived *and* birthed?
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    Shimano M675 SLX. Not the version with I Spec B...

    Shimano M675 SLX. Not the version with I Spec B compatibility (which is apparently labeled M675-B).
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    Here's another Q for the experts: what do I need...

    Here's another Q for the experts: what do I need to mount a Shimano I-Spec II shifter onto a bike that does not have an I-Spec brake? I've been searching for some aftermarket clamp doohickey (e.g....
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    Thanks, that's helpful.

    Thanks, that's helpful.
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    This seems like a good price for a SRAM DUB crank...

    This seems like a good price for a SRAM DUB crank + chainring:
    https://www.randombikeparts.com/collections/cranks/products/truvativ-stylo-dub-boost-12s-eagle-34t-mtb-bike-crankset-175mm-650g-new
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    A dead battery weighs the same as a new battery....

    A dead battery weighs the same as a new battery.

    To the OP - if it holds a charge, after being charged on a standalone charger, then you might be OK. If it doesn't, time for a new one.

    I like...
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    In real life, does that extra 1mm allowed by...

    In real life, does that extra 1mm allowed by SRAM's DUB (28. 99) vs Race Face (30) - - when used in a PF41/ BB92 press fit bottom bracket shell - - provide for significantly better bearing life?
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    What's the advantage (theoretical or real) of the...

    What's the advantage (theoretical or real) of the DUB or Race Face cinch type crank vs GXP or Shimano 24mm type? The preload adjustment seems fiddly.
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    No, all he has to do is PM Rontele.

    No, all he has to do is PM Rontele.
  41. I like the polarized (and inexpensive!)...

    I like the polarized (and inexpensive!) sunglasses from Coyote. Sierra Trading Post used to have a ton for around $20-30.
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    Ice ice baby. Too cold too cold.

    Ice ice baby.

    Too cold too cold.
  43. An insurance agent is a sales agent. They do not...

    An insurance agent is a sales agent. They do not have claims handling authority.

    To be clear, I am (formerly) a bad faith insurance litigator. All insurance companies suck, at some level.
  44. Is that Nationwide quote factoring in the $40K...

    Is that Nationwide quote factoring in the $40K hail claim and the recent auto claim?

    Main reason to stay with a carrier is if you get a loyalty discount. Otherwise, I agree with the comment that...
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    I'm confused. Lyndon LaRouche? Roush...

    I'm confused.

    Lyndon LaRouche?
    Roush Mustangs?
    Frozen Italo-Austrians?
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    Same for me.

    Same for me.
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    Credit card company can do a chargeback up to 120...

    Credit card company can do a chargeback up to 120 days, I think. Maybe the card account is fraudulent and the guy is scamming the card carrier.
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    Thanks. I've plugged car tires, and the rasp...

    Thanks. I've plugged car tires, and the rasp helps for that - but that's a much different tire casing than on a bike.

    Some of the tubeless bike repair kits have the rasp, some don't.
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    I don't have a tubeless tire repair kit - the...

    I don't have a tubeless tire repair kit - the little awl + sticky bacon strip thing. Is the rasp necessary (for roughing up the hole in order to get the plug to adhere)? Am shopping and see kits...
  50. I'm standing around in the garage waiting for the...

    I'm standing around in the garage waiting for the dog to finish eating, so...

    FWIW, the 2.5 (dirty one) has been on that bike for almost a year. The 2.3 (clean) has been mounted only about a...
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