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  1. sorry that didnt work out for you! nice bike

    sorry that didnt work out for you! nice bike
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    thanks for the Chamois Hagar write ups. very...

    thanks for the Chamois Hagar write ups. very curious about that one, but I fear its a bit too aggressive for me for a do it all commuter/road/gravel/light trail slayer with two wheelsets...
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    thanks for the pics and info

    thanks for the pics and info
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    any pics? color? I have an Axiom rear rack which...

    any pics? color? I have an Axiom rear rack which I currently commute with an ortleib trunk bag on, I'm guessing these panniers would take up too much of the available rail to allow for the trunk bag...
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    these are great little bags in my experience... I...

    these are great little bags in my experience... I quickly got over my reluctance to add the dock to my seat on two bikes, after I experienced how awesome it was to click and swap the bag from bike to...
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    A sleeper bike to check out is the Diamondback...

    A sleeper bike to check out is the Diamondback Haanjo Carbon series. I've beat the shit out of a 2017 Carbon Trail, I think over 13k miles on it, with regular weighted commute loads on the frame,...
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    Norway endurance race/event... mtb or gravel?

    Are there any Norwegian friends who can recommend a cool long distance mtb or gravel race/event? We're planning a family vacation for Summer 2021, and as it will be over my birthday, I'd like to...
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    Agreed, I was sucked in the other day catching up...

    Agreed, I was sucked in the other day catching up on the "alternative calendar" series. Really nice work.
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    Paging Springsproject... I assume you've seen...

    Paging Springsproject... I assume you've seen this? Lachan Morton rides the GBDURO. your pics reminded me a bit of the scenery.
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    Kedar killed that line! Like a 2 yr old pup! I...

    Kedar killed that line! Like a 2 yr old pup! I love dogs.
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    sidewalls are in fine shape. I never found the...

    sidewalls are in fine shape. I never found the skis too soft.. but I'm only about 150lbs and not crazy aggressive like a lot of folks (claim to be) here. And yes, the matte black version seems to...
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    I mean to buy. If I ever decide to sell them...

    I mean to buy. If I ever decide to sell them (tear runs down my cheek)
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    curious... what does the Collective think a pair...

    curious... what does the Collective think a pair of big ass twin black budda made in germany 183 gotamas are worth? Mounted with (gasp) markers, one mount (I think). Still a shitload of camber left....
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    extra points for the Number of the Beast sticker...

    extra points for the Number of the Beast sticker tho...
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    VERY solid there springsproject. I like there is...

    VERY solid there springsproject. I like there is another ss nut in this thread. whereabouts is that ride? beautiful.
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    I think its a TR7...

    I think its a TR7...
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    there are probably multiple similar segments. If...

    there are probably multiple similar segments. If you click the "hidden segments" link at the bottom of your segment list for the activity, I bet you'll see the others. I haven't divined the...
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    Just played around with the new Strava route...

    Just played around with the new Strava route updates now that I am a cough cough subscriber (still stings a little hah) . Color me impressed, as someone said earlier the heatmap combination really...
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    Note that this sometimes can result in a lower...

    Note that this sometimes can result in a lower elevation than the original, which you can then undo using the same process if desired.
  20. Thread: TR: Austria

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    we enjoyed Austria so much after a couple weeks...

    we enjoyed Austria so much after a couple weeks in the summer, I took the sample immigration test when I returned. I've imagined it is even more spectacular in the winter, thanks for confirming...
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    After freeloading for 8 years, almost proud of...

    After freeloading for 8 years, almost proud of not subscribing, this latest change forced me to sign up. I realized I actually enjoy seeing leaderboards, 'racing' my pals, and having the tidy view of...
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    how (un)comfortable to wear is this Fenix 5x? I...

    how (un)comfortable to wear is this Fenix 5x? I have a shitty lower profile Garmin Vivosport currently, which I bought to be comfortable enough to sleep in, but its OHR is so bad most of the time...
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    have to agree with this based on your last...

    have to agree with this based on your last TR:fmicon:
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    x2 that's my go to rubber choice. super low...

    x2 that's my go to rubber choice. super low rolling resistance on road, decent durability, traction and nice and supple tubeless. and the 35s are great as a daily commuter tire.
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    My experience has been the opposite. whatever max...

    My experience has been the opposite. whatever max tire width a manu claims, reality seems to always be a little narrower. hopefully I'm wrong in your case though! congrats on the new rig!
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    thanks. I was just typing something similar. why...

    thanks. I was just typing something similar. why this is so hard for some people to grasp is beyond me. and enough already with the gun toting dipshits at the capitol buildings. Nothing says "we...
  27. for the Rush jacket.. I "think" I'd be a small,...

    for the Rush jacket.. I "think" I'd be a small, but curious what are your dimensions and are you selling because of poor fit? thanks.
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    Concur with babybear, we had a Travato (based on...

    Concur with babybear, we had a Travato (based on long body Promaster) for a few years. It managed OK in snow using these Thule/Konig chains when dealing with ice. The chains are expensive but I'm...
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    I'm convinced the bells are a lot more...

    I'm convinced the bells are a lot more appreciated than not. I'm amazed by how many positive comments I get. the only people who seem annoyed are other riders who I come up on from behind on a...
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    thanks for the PSA. Ascendants for me and my...

    thanks for the PSA. Ascendants for me and my better half on the way.
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    I think this is much better guidance than your...

    I think this is much better guidance than your first post suggesting adjustments to long understood (but still rarely followed in some places) guidance. Add common sense too. if the trail is really...
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    x2

    x2
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    If your van has any roof penetrations that look...

    If your van has any roof penetrations that look suspicious, go for a pet groomer name on the magnet. Often doing house calls and would explain why there may be vents or AC units on the roof.
  34. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Wow. the Moran episode is REALLY good. I love...

    Wow. the Moran episode is REALLY good. I love the long distance time lapse night shots showing the headlamps progressing up.
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    I agree this sticker shock is rough, but MSRP on...

    I agree this sticker shock is rough, but MSRP on a new S-works Tarmac is $10k. If the frame is new and components only have 500 miles, 40% msrp is not unreasonable imho.
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    A good read: The first modern pandemic | Bill...

    A good read: The first modern pandemic | Bill Gates
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    also not that relevant, but I like my Punisher...

    also not that relevant, but I like my Punisher 110s in a 183. appears to be solid construction, I grab them anytime the snow is soft. I think mine are from the Elan factory in Slovenia.
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    hoping its not related to the toilet paper...

    hoping its not related to the toilet paper shortage
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    I have a friend who rides a shitload and adores...

    I have a friend who rides a shitload and adores his Vaya. He uses it for commuting (a lot of miles). His only complaint is that it is not light but hey not that important if you loading it down...
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    I've had good luck with the USB chargeable...

    I've had good luck with the USB chargeable Cygolights, after modding the mount slides with a little masking tape to get rid of the rattle. One of the modes is a soft but rapid flutter pulse on top...
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    sorry to ask here... do lenses used/originally...

    sorry to ask here... do lenses used/originally purchased for analog film Nikon camera bodies also work for DSLR bodies?
  42. Thread: Kingpin charging

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    Now this thread is drifting properly...

    Now this thread is drifting properly...
  43. bump

    bump
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    Fuck yes. Love this.

    Fuck yes. Love this.
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    Ride em with abandon. Chances are the bike they...

    Ride em with abandon. Chances are the bike they are mounted on will keep you out of truly gnar terrain and at your weight, riding style I see zero concerns. I'm a little lighter than you and have...
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    Its not super wide but I'm a fan of the Salsa...

    Its not super wide but I'm a fan of the Salsa Cowchipper. Fairly reasonable price in Al. Has a nice comfortable flare (for me).
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    THE DEEP STATE.

    THE DEEP STATE.
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    word. Tire choice huge as well as pressure.

    word. Tire choice huge as well as pressure.
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    IMO the longer wheelbase (along with other geo...

    IMO the longer wheelbase (along with other geo choices like a slacker HT) typically takes you in the other direction, to less sketchy, more stable on descents... and can trade some agility,...
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    that's a nice materials comparison summary. The...

    that's a nice materials comparison summary. The other factor in favor for Ti is some added corrosion resistance. I have both a Ti bike (mtb) and a steel bike (cx) and I've had some scary moments...
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