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    That's one nice fucking kitty.

    That's one nice fucking kitty.
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    Probably pretty cheap, as long as you're willing...

    Probably pretty cheap, as long as you're willing to buy 100 of them.
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    Measure the bottom bracket height unsagged and...

    Measure the bottom bracket height unsagged and then sagged. Use calculus to determine the leverage ratio of your suspension at your desired sagged percentage, then divide the difference in your...
  4. Thread: $600 a week

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    Agreed. But there's a lot of small businesses...

    Agreed.

    But there's a lot of small businesses that are struggling right now, and struggles with employees aren't helping anything.

    In the short term, we want individuals to start afloat. ...
  5. Thread: $600 a week

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    As best I can tell, part of the problem is that...

    As best I can tell, part of the problem is that the unemployment office is all of a sudden swamped with claims and they're doing everything they can to make sure people are getting their checks. ...
  6. You could probably pick up a small box trailer...

    You could probably pick up a small box trailer for $3k or so. Keep the cute SUV, throw the kids and dogs in the trailer.
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    Ward could be his middle name. Leaves the...

    Ward could be his middle name. Leaves the options open.
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    I've had success with getting discounts at a...

    I've had success with getting discounts at a small, local appliance store. They know they're up against the big box stores, and they're more flexible in putting together a deal.
  9. Buddy of mine has a Nissan NV. It looks kind of...

    Buddy of mine has a Nissan NV. It looks kind of comically big, but for your situation it might actually make sense. It seems like it bridges the gap between a minivan and a full size 15 passenger...
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    Approximately 20 more fun.

    Approximately 20 more fun.
  11. Thread: Which Wagon?

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    Bought a '17 A4 Allroad today. Was perusing...

    Bought a '17 A4 Allroad today. Was perusing craigslist for a minivan for the wife (per the other big-ish suv thread) and came across the allroad for a decent price. Still looking for the minivan,...
  12. These days, not really important at all. ...

    These days, not really important at all.

    Originally, all of the "named" suspension designs had a specific, coherent goal that they tried to achieve. These days, pretty much all of the designs...
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    Heh.

    Heh.
  14. Oof. That's the kind of mileage I get in my...

    Oof. That's the kind of mileage I get in my truck with 3000 lbs of camper in the bed.
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    I think the sidewall support thing varies a lot...

    I think the sidewall support thing varies a lot with the trails you ride.

    In sandier locations that don't have much for on camber corners, I don't find that I can corner all that hard - the tire...
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    Swine flu is a good mellower option. Greatest...

    Swine flu is a good mellower option.

    Greatest hits (for me at least) would be up gorby, down verboten, up to project 9, down that, then up stove / mushroom head / lactic ridge, down slunt to...
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    If you load your ride into trailforks, it'll give...

    If you load your ride into trailforks, it'll give you that (although your vert won't really be comparable to strava since trailforks calculates it differently).
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    (A) and probably (B). Some tires seep more than...

    (A) and probably (B). Some tires seep more than others. Adding a little sealant can help.
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    That's funny. I've had similar issues - some...

    That's funny.

    I've had similar issues - some weird corner that I fix to make the trail flow a little better. Random people undo the fix and resurrect the old route. Eventually, it just becomes a...
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    If you want to be sure, just pull the valve core...

    If you want to be sure, just pull the valve core out.
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    GXP just had the wavy washer for bearing preload,...

    GXP just had the wavy washer for bearing preload, which wasn't great.

    The shimanos at least had the bearing preload via the non drive crank clamp, which worked well.

    But yeah, 30mm spindle is...
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    I can hear it creaking through my computer screen.

    I can hear it creaking through my computer screen.
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    He should get a 29er in an XL. Jeffsy geo...

    He should get a 29er in an XL.

    Jeffsy geo isn't all that stretched out by modern standards. I'm 5'9" and could easily ride a large.

    Big wheels roll over stuff better, are more forgiving,...
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    When was that? It was all clear ~2 weeks ago.

    When was that? It was all clear ~2 weeks ago.
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    1) A Grip2 damper is clearly superior to the...

    1) A Grip2 damper is clearly superior to the fit4, but a new damper isn't gonna fix bushing slop. That said, sounds like something is fucky with your damper - the fit4's weren't great, but they...
  26. This is fairly on the nose.

    This is fairly on the nose.
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    Nice. Just keep in mind that the road up to...

    Nice. Just keep in mind that the road up to Blacktail is deceivingly long and it kinda takes forever to drive up there.
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    Yeah, it's more or less the opposite of that...

    Yeah, it's more or less the opposite of that (although that starts at Patrick Creek Rd. - some locals start there, but it's kind of a random spot). Amount of vert also depends on whether you're...
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    For the foys to blacktail ride, the way I've...

    For the foys to blacktail ride, the way I've usually done it is to park at Herron park, ride up towards blacktail, then ride down to lakeside and end at tamarack for beer. I don't usually bother...
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    When you want to be overly defensive of your...

    When you want to be overly defensive of your bike, but also condescendingly smug about it.
  31. ^^^ Good point re: nicer cars staying nice with...

    ^^^ Good point re: nicer cars staying nice with seat covers and staying on top of things.

    Although the counterpoint is that my car is pretty dirty right now, and I don't have kids yet. Maybe I...
  32. Thanks! It's fucking terrifying! But all will be...

    Thanks! It's fucking terrifying! But all will be well, I'm sure.

    Re: trucks - I have an F350, so that's covered. It hauls the camper, wood, dirt, etc, so the mini van / suv mostly just needs...
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    It's tougher to find in North America, but I've...

    It's tougher to find in North America, but I've been psyched on every piece of SP gear I've had. Great knee pads, and I like their shorts a lot. I have a rain jacket from them that's pretty...
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    Any full face is hot to pedal in. Switch blade...

    Any full face is hot to pedal in. Switch blade is also pretty hot - even in half shell mode, the cheek pads are still there. It's quite a bit hotter than a normal half shell.

    Not cheap, but I...
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    It's all just a trade off between traction and...

    It's all just a trade off between traction and rolling resistance.

    There are three kinds of traction:
    1) Cornering traction
    2) braking traction
    3) climbing traction

    The first two are...
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    People have definitely run coils on bikes with...

    People have definitely run coils on bikes with less progressive leverage ratios, but that bike still favors an air shock. It's moderately progressive, but the curve really flattens out later in the...
  37. Maybe just none around me. My quick search...

    Maybe just none around me. My quick search revealed almost nothing within 150 miles of me, but I'll have to wade into that search a little more. But good info re: model years. I'm hoping I can...
  38. Just drove an Atlas, Highlander, and Sienna. ...

    Just drove an Atlas, Highlander, and Sienna.

    Atlas was pretty good. I liked it better than the Highlander - smoother transmission, a little peppier, and less road noise. And definitely...
  39. That's a good call. Our friends with kids are...

    That's a good call. Our friends with kids are good at turning a 5 hour drive into 10 hours because they're constantly stopping to deal with kid stuff. I imagine having mom in the 3rd row cuts down...
  40. heh. thanks. I'm so fucked. But yeah, a lot...

    heh. thanks. I'm so fucked.

    But yeah, a lot of love for the minivans in here.

    I think we definitely need AWD - our driveway is pretty steep and turns into a sheet of ice a couple times a...
  41. Yeah, twins incoming. So we've been kinda...

    Yeah, twins incoming.

    So we've been kinda waffling on the 3rd row. On one hand, I'd prefer to drive a smaller vehicle and/or have more storage space. On the other hand, being able to carry...
  42. Another What Car Thread: Big-ish SUV's (or Minivan?)

    The family is growing, so we're looking at people haulers. I don't want a huge SUV (Suburban class), but we've been looking at two row and three row SUV's, with minivans also being an option.
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    That's not how it works. The ADA makes certain...

    That's not how it works. The ADA makes certain accommodations for people with disabilities. The local land manager isn't involved in making a case by case assessment of what disabled person can do...
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    Use a hacksaw to cut it, not a pipe cutter. ...

    Use a hacksaw to cut it, not a pipe cutter. Pipe cutter can leave a flange on the tube. Assuming you don't have a saw guide, put a piece of tape around the tube to help you keep your cut...
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    I mean, yeah, I was kind of joking. But the...

    I mean, yeah, I was kind of joking.

    But the techier the trail gets, the more the weight of the ebike is a liability. And yeah, they climb great. Dirt bikes climb greater though.
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    E-bikes: descend like a shitty mountain bike,...

    E-bikes: descend like a shitty mountain bike, climb like a shitty dirt bike, cost more than a shitty car.

    (They are fun though)
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    I've never heard of any land manager giving out...

    I've never heard of any land manager giving out "waivers" to take motorized vehicles where they are otherwise not allowed.

    The only exception to that is an actual wheelchair. Good luck...
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    X3 on brake pads.

    X3 on brake pads.
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    Same. Although I've started using the wife's...

    Same. Although I've started using the wife's e-bike for some of my more recent builds, since the trails are in areas that are generally moto-legal (although what I'm building isn't intended for...
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    Yeah - seems easy enough. I'd be curious to see...

    Yeah - seems easy enough. I'd be curious to see how much tweaking the bottom bracket position messes with the anti-squat numbers (but, of course, I'm far too lazy to pull up the frame design program...
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