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    Ah, yeah, you're right. I didn't think RF had...

    Ah, yeah, you're right. I didn't think RF had made a non self extracting crank in a long time. But maybe I'm wrong. But regardless, yeah, looks like it needs an extractor tool.
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    Is the crown race one of the split ones that just...

    Is the crown race one of the split ones that just slides on easily? I've had issues with those sometimes.
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    Came across these guys recently. Strong QOTSA...

    Came across these guys recently. Strong QOTSA vibes.


    https://youtu.be/TK-GClrSOGo
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    Did the bolt come out when you unscrewed it? ...

    Did the bolt come out when you unscrewed it?

    It shouldn't. The bolt is captured in an outer aluminum disc, which is the self extractor. Sometimes that extractor disc will come unscrewed, which...
  5. Thread: Antiwork

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    What is it then? Their compensation is improved...

    What is it then? Their compensation is improved without any change in their obligations. That's a raise.
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    Sure, but thats a far messier discussion. RR...

    Sure, but thats a far messier discussion. RR workers are a wage outlier. They're paid far more than other comparable occupations. I'm no economist, but if we raise the wages of all those other...
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    That's about my understanding of it. Plenty of...

    That's about my understanding of it. Plenty of guys have gotten fairly good at gaming the system so they get more leeway in their schedule, but it's still a lot of on call time.

    The guys that...
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    This. And a spacer above the stem. Preload...

    This. And a spacer above the stem. Preload cap might just be bottoming out on the steerer tube.
  9. Thread: Antiwork

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    You don't deserve a low wage. You deserve a...

    You don't deserve a low wage. You deserve a wage that is commensurate with the obligations and difficulties of the job. Right now, railroaders are making twice as much as the guys pounding nails...
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    I think the main barrier is just that there...

    I think the main barrier is just that there aren't a ton of positions available. Locally, whenever the railroad opens up hiring, pretty much every highschool delinquent is vying for the limited...
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    Meh. I'm pretty fine with congress stepping in...

    Meh. I'm pretty fine with congress stepping in to keep a small subset of already overpaid people from tanking the economy even worse than it already is.
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    They make about 50% more than long haul truckers...

    They make about 50% more than long haul truckers for the same basic function. Except they don't have to steer.

    Railroaders will be replaced by robots within 20 years.
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    I'm sure it varies quite a bit by location, but...

    I'm sure it varies quite a bit by location, but at least around here, nurses do reasonably well. Teacher's could use a pay bump though.

    But, locally, the railroaders are making more than most...
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    Just based on the guys I know locally, the...

    Just based on the guys I know locally, the railroaders do just fine. They're making a solid 6 figure salary with full benefits, which is about 50% more than nurses locally, and close to 100% more...
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    I think the problem is that ebikes are turning...

    I think the problem is that ebikes are turning some backcountry trails into front country trails, purely by virtue of the ease of getting there with a motor.

    I generally think backcountry trails...
  16. Thread: MTB Advice

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    FIFY.

    FIFY.
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    I bet that budget is do-able. I wouldn't...

    I bet that budget is do-able. I wouldn't hesitate to throw out some low ball offers on frames. That Yeti, for example - $1500 would be pretty fair for a 4 year old frame that's a bit outdated.
    ...
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    If it makes you guys feel any better, Whitefish...

    If it makes you guys feel any better, Whitefish is still fussing around with the install on their new lift too. As of yesterday, they were working on the splice for the rope. They're still acting...
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    I bet you'll be able to find something without...

    I bet you'll be able to find something without too much trouble. I guess it kinda depends how much you want to spend. Just from a quick look in the PB buy/sell, there's something like this Yeti...
  20. Thread: No more LSAT

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    ^^^ you can tell he's a good lawyer because he...

    ^^^ you can tell he's a good lawyer because he provided an obscure citation to support his point, complete with time stamp.
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    If Canuk hasn't managed to figure things out in...

    If Canuk hasn't managed to figure things out in 18 years, then I think he should probably just take up a different sport.
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    How tall is your son? If you have a 5 7/8"...

    How tall is your son?

    If you have a 5 7/8" steerer, that's about 150mm. Most stems are around 40mm, and a headset is probably around 10mm, depending on the specifics. So you need a frame with a...
  23. Thread: No more LSAT

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    Ultimately, I think it just comes down to caring...

    Ultimately, I think it just comes down to caring about the job.

    And for a lot of lawyers, that's hard to pull off because a lot of the work is kind of tedious and a lot of the clients are fucking...
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    I have twins and an allroad. 2 car seats are...

    I have twins and an allroad. 2 car seats are definitely fine. 2 car seats + a big diaper bag + a large tandem stroller + mom + assorted other gear are also fine.

    Beyond that, we take the...
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    I think billboards lack tact. I prefer a more...

    I think billboards lack tact. I prefer a more personal connection. That's why I bought a fast car - so I can keep up with the ambulances.
  26. Thread: No more LSAT

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    Can confirm. Did well on the LSAT. Did well in...

    Can confirm. Did well on the LSAT. Did well in law school. Not a particularly good lawyer.
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    Like you're saying, Allroad has a bit more people...

    Like you're saying, Allroad has a bit more people room (mostly it's wider). Alltrack has a bit more cargo room (mostly at the roofline, so may or may not be useful depending on what you're...
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    Better go with a Ford expedition, just to be...

    Better go with a Ford expedition, just to be safe. Never know when you're gonna need to evacuate an entire youth soccer team.
  29. The P4's have a pretty forgiving tip that should...

    The P4's have a pretty forgiving tip that should plane up just fine. A little bit of early rise isn't going to change much of anything. If you're having tip diving issues, moving the mount back...
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    3) Rebuild with a hub that's convertible between...

    3) Rebuild with a hub that's convertible between 15mm and 20mm with different endcaps. So you'll have to buy a hub and deal with a rebuilding the wheel, but then you can switch axle standards...
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    Backseat fits car seats (both forward and rear...

    Backseat fits car seats (both forward and rear facing) fine for me (5'9", long legs). If you're tall it'd be pretty tight though. Agreed on the Audi maintenance nervousness. I've had mine for ~3...
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    If you're not towing or going offroad, an suv...

    If you're not towing or going offroad, an suv seems pretty unnecessary. You're just throwing gas at a problem that doesn't exist for your use case.

    A fully electric vehicle is certainly the...
  33. Just wait until you learn the kid's names...

    Just wait until you learn the kid's names...
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    He's definitely right. If you want, you can...

    He's definitely right.

    If you want, you can always convert the pivots to cast in the future (assuming they're p15/p18's)
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    Depends on how big your battery is and what kind...

    Depends on how big your battery is and what kind of terrain you're riding, but I doubt it. Big battery + flat terrain + low speeds + eco mode = possibly.
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    Face out as in face out. Doesn't matter which...

    Face out as in face out. Doesn't matter which way the letters are right side up. They face out.
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    Same with Sram (although Sram chain aren't...

    Same with Sram (although Sram chain aren't directional).
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    If the chain has an arrow stamped into it, it's...

    If the chain has an arrow stamped into it, it's directional. If it only has letters / logos on one side, that side should face out. Otherwise it's not directional.

    If your chainring and/or...
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    Whitefish is starting to fill in. ...

    Whitefish is starting to fill in.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20221127/2ddff58360498a0af74ec0d038e1e313.jpg
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    They should create a masters class at one of...

    They should create a masters class at one of these events. Competitors have to be at least 35(?) years old. Just do it as a one off thing so hopefully they could stack it with guys like candide,...
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    Poll: If the majority can't overcome the mechanisms of...

    If the majority can't overcome the mechanisms of the American government, then it would appear the majority doesn't actually care that much. There are plenty of people who care in a "hand wringing...
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    Poll: As has been said before, Sandy Hook was the end...

    As has been said before, Sandy Hook was the end of the gun debate. When someone can go mow down 20 kids in school and the country collectively decides that nothing needs to be done about it, the...
  43. Ah, right. Then yeah, he should buy that.

    Ah, right. Then yeah, he should buy that.
  44. If I had $675 to spend, I'd rather buy a used ...

    If I had $675 to spend, I'd rather buy a used factory / performance elite than a new rhythm. For the reasons el chup stated.
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    Yeah, this. He's gotta be the oldest guy on...

    Yeah, this.

    He's gotta be the oldest guy on the tour by 6 years or so. A man's ankles can only take so much.
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    Ended up getting a small tablet on Amazon because...

    Ended up getting a small tablet on Amazon because with the black Friday deals it was basically free. I'm about due for some new speakers for the system, so maybe when I spend too much money on...
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    Sick. Envious of you big sky folks. Whitefish...

    Sick. Envious of you big sky folks. Whitefish could still use a couple decent storms.
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    Yeah, that's kinda what I'm leaning towards, or...

    Yeah, that's kinda what I'm leaning towards, or just buying another smart phone. My biggest hesitation is just that it's not very clean - cords all over the place. I was kinda hoping for a nice...
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    Thanks. Those seem like they're probably the...

    Thanks. Those seem like they're probably the cheapest options that do what I want aside from just buying an iPod or tablet to dedicate to the task.

    I guess I need to decide whether I want to go...
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    Yeah, I've seen that sort of thing mentioned...

    Yeah, I've seen that sort of thing mentioned elsewhere. Putting that together might be a bit beyond my skill level though.

    And the fact that people with high end systems are resorting to putting...
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