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    I used to ride the Haro a lot, for the first...

    I used to ride the Haro a lot, for the first couple of years I had it. Bought in 2008, fully rigid. Went to a carbon rigid fork a few years later, then to a suspension fork a few years after that....
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    Wanted: 29er SS frame

    My Haro Mary cracked. Looking around to see if I can find something to which I can swap all the parts, so -

    Anyone have an older SS frame they want to unload? Must be 29er, 135 QR rear, disc brake...
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    How snug is a Booster strap supposed to be?

    How snug is a Booster strap supposed to be?
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    I'm kinda wondering this too. I have a copy, and...

    I'm kinda wondering this too. I have a copy, and I'd happily unload it on Amazon for that kind of sale.
  5. Isn't the little gray box with the antenna, under...

    Isn't the little gray box with the antenna, under his left elbow, a portable TV?
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    Spinal Tap. ...

    Spinal Tap.

    https://johnrieber.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/break-like-the-wind.jpg
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    Assuming you are talking about sharpening the...

    Assuming you are talking about sharpening the edges with the bases scraped, right? Not trying to sharpen an edge with the base covered in unscraped wax?
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    A new low in face mask coverings, seen today in...

    A new low in face mask coverings, seen today in Costco in Reno. Plastic face shield about 3" wide, roughly covering from the mouth to the chin, spaced off their faces by at least an inch. I sent pics...
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    Yeah, those were all dealers' listings way over...

    Yeah, those were all dealers' listings way over MSRP.
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    Mrs C needs the replacement vehicle first, and...

    Mrs C needs the replacement vehicle first, and the Prime ones that are available now all have ridiculous dealer markups. Lowest I saw on Autotrader was about $3500 over MSRP. Many were much higher...
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    IAS or anyone who wants any of these: these are...

    IAS or anyone who wants any of these: these are the old race or riser plates I have. You're welcome to them, just cover shipping. I'm pretty sure I kept the mounting screws too, I just need to dig...
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    My Hawx XTD are the first ones, the WTR soles and...

    My Hawx XTD are the first ones, the WTR soles and very thin orange liners. I haven't tried using any other liners in them.
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    I'm concerned it could be a fake check -...

    I'm concerned it could be a fake check - photoshopped forgery. That's why I like having the bank teller issue it directly to me.
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    For private car sales, I like to do the paperwork...

    For private car sales, I like to do the paperwork and get payment done all at the buyer's bank office. The bank teller can issue a check over the counter direct to me (seller) with funds already...
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    I should go try on the Hawx Ultra. My touring...

    I should go try on the Hawx Ultra. My touring boot is the Hawx Ultra XTD, and it fits nicely. The heel hold isn't as good as the Shaman, and the flex is quite different (XTD flex is more like...
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    I'll look in the bin tomorrow and see what I have.

    I'll look in the bin tomorrow and see what I have.
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    I think I have some deflex plates if you want...

    I think I have some deflex plates if you want them. Weren't those the ones that were glued and screwed onto the ski?
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    The used car pricing goofiness also factored into...

    The used car pricing goofiness also factored into our shopping for Mrs C's replacement vehicle. We looked at a bunch of SUV/crossovers -- and used prices just didn't save enough $ vs buying new,...
  19. Thread: Trucks.

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    I'd love to have a Land Cruiser, and if it got...

    I'd love to have a Land Cruiser, and if it got significantly better than 13 mpg, I could probably justify the price.

    The "it's more durable than anything" argument that gets applied to Land...
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    I'm looking for F250/F350, which seem to be...

    I'm looking for F250/F350, which seem to be holding higher pricing. Seeing stupid things like 100K+ mile trucks from 2013 for $30-35K.
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    I'm thinking it's a mix of new car price creep...

    I'm thinking it's a mix of new car price creep and Covid belt-tightening. I've been casually shopping for a replacement truck for about two years and prices are increasing during that time, while...
  22. Bravo. But at least the biking is good!

    Bravo.

    But at least the biking is good!
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    For clarification, I'm not looking to buy a used...

    For clarification, I'm not looking to buy a used car currently - but will be selling one soon.

    If Craigslist and Autotrader pricing is suggestive of actual sales pricing (what buyers actually...
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    Used car pricing these days

    I've seen articles that used car prices have been higher than usual during Covid, attributed to people needing cars but not being able to buy new, or simply conserving by spending less. NADA, KBB,...
  25. Thread: Trucks.

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    Google "2021 Honda Ridgeline" - current model has...

    Google "2021 Honda Ridgeline" - current model has been around since 2017 model year, 2021 brings a mostly exterior facelift. There were some minor changes for the 2020 year too.

    It's basically a...
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    Or can't a SLC local just pick them up and ship...

    Or can't a SLC local just pick them up and ship to you?
  27. FWIW, I had the 186 V92, skied it four days,...

    FWIW, I had the 186 V92, skied it four days, mostly on hard pack. I didn't like it. Very soft front half of the ski, too much tail, felt very short - I mounted on the line, and it may have been...
  28. I was tempted by the FX95s, but google tells me...

    I was tempted by the FX95s, but google tells me that this version does not have metal -- for that, it needs to be labeled "FX95 HP." Am I correct on that?
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    That looks much better than I expected when...

    That looks much better than I expected when clicking on something called the Ford Maverick. (The old one doesn't exactly bring back fond memories.)

    I like the Ridgeline, and might well buy the...
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    The TL;DR version: "Be Best."

    The TL;DR version:

    "Be Best."
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    Carrying a backpack in/out would look bad?

    Carrying a backpack in/out would look bad?
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    I don't think any boot marked medium volume is...

    I don't think any boot marked medium volume is what I'm looking for.

    The Tecnica Mach 1 LV might fit - Mrs C has those, and the heel pocket seems adequate. The buckles are crap though. A couple...
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    Bring into the office inside a boot bag?

    Bring into the office inside a boot bag?
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    Gary from Torrance?

    Gary from Torrance?
  35. The 135 should be easy to find - that's the old...

    The 135 should be easy to find - that's the old standard rear QR for mountain bikes.

    Or if you happen to want a 29er wheelset that fits a fat bike for cheap, with skewers -
    ...
  36. Caltrans won't acknowledge winter tires (real...

    Caltrans won't acknowledge winter tires (real ones, aka "Snow tires") but they'll specifically ban certain type of cables?
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    I don't think the Shaman sold well - Garmont was...

    I don't think the Shaman sold well - Garmont was a touring brand, and the Shaman was absolutely not a touring boot. They were available on clearance sales for years after production stopped, at...
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    I don't think they're too similar. I had Garmont...

    I don't think they're too similar. I had Garmont Axon AT boots for awhile, and they fit well enough to use - but that was at a time when AT boots were evolving quickly, going from Kleenex box...
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    For extinct (but classic and should be brought...

    For extinct (but classic and should be brought back) boots, the Garmont Shaman / Scott G1 130.
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    Google his name and "perma bear."

    Google his name and "perma bear."
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    Grantham has been saying the same thing for...

    Grantham has been saying the same thing for years. Perma-bear.

    Look at the performance of his fund, GBMFX.

    So, the answer is to not listen to him, and invest according to your own investment...
  42. Marpril is for treatment of moderate to severe...

    Marpril is for treatment of moderate to severe seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. Do not take Marpril if allergic to Marpril. See a doctor if effects last longer than 4 hours.
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    The Super Bro was totally different from the...

    The Super Bro was totally different from the original Bro Model or either of the Lhasa Pows I had. (Note: mine is actually a Hart Fuelie Boss, not the Super Bro top sheet, but I believe the only...
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    I saw that, and also when skip posted that, same...

    I saw that, and also when skip posted that, same thing.

    Still nothing stating that the PGA is pulling ALL FUTURE EVENTS from Trump courses.

    I think it'd be an appropriate response. Just not...
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    None of those support splat's post stating that...

    None of those support splat's post stating that all Trump courses are banned from all future PGA events.
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    Source? A quick Google turned up nothing.

    Source? A quick Google turned up nothing.
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    Air quality is usually pretty good where I live....

    Air quality is usually pretty good where I live. There are winter inversions that trap pollution down in the valley in Reno, but usually not terrible.
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    My allergies are far worse in spring and fall...

    My allergies are far worse in spring and fall when plants are pollenating, but it's just dry and dusty currently. I wouldn't call it an allergy attack, more like it's just noticeable. I definitely...
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    I'm still having allergies now, but I think it's...

    I'm still having allergies now, but I think it's dust / mold / random shit blowing around when it gets windy. In a typical January, with snow, no allergies.
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    Better not show Benny the switch that lets you...

    Better not show Benny the switch that lets you gas the cabin to settle down the insurgency in coach.
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