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    Iíve got dynafit cramps, and I guess I havenít...

    Iíve got dynafit cramps, and I guess I havenít tried going without it. Maybe I donít even need them....


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    It keeps the crampon centered so it doesnít catch...

    It keeps the crampon centered so it doesnít catch on the edge of the toe piece. Dynafit has a plastic tab built in that works great and canít fall off, get lost or require dexterity.


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    Any decent mods out there to ditch the little...

    Any decent mods out there to ditch the little plastic clips for Salomon Mtn ski crampons? They are fiddly and make a hassle out of something that should be simple.


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  4. Thread: Down jackets....

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    Total depth of loft and materials are the...

    Total depth of loft and materials are the determining factor for warmth; if I remember correctly, the fill power is as follows :
    1 ounce of down is weighed out and allowed to loft fully. Then itís...
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    60mm? Is it an axe for ANTS? It should be at...

    60mm? Is it an axe for ANTS? It should be at least twice that size....


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    These hang on the latch of the door frame, a...

    These hang on the latch of the door frame, a fairly strong point as itís intended to hold stuff together in a wreck.


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    Yo, eddy- After the kp experience, what...

    Yo, eddy-
    After the kp experience, what possessed you to buy alpinist?


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    Iíd stick with the tltís, but take a moment to...

    Iíd stick with the tltís, but take a moment to replace the toe lock levers. Dynafit calls them excenter levers; itís maybe the only thing that Iíd expect to break on older dynafit stuff. Easy...
  9. Thread: What bike am I?

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    Well, I pulled the trigger today on what seems...

    Well, I pulled the trigger today on what seems like a pretty good deal for a Transition Smuggler. I swung back to 29" wheels at the last second, and I'd been watching this one for a bit. It was a...
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    RTR, Iím pretty sure Iím solidly in the market...

    RTR, Iím pretty sure Iím solidly in the market for a large frame. That bike in the pic looks sick though...
    Adrenelated, i think you are right. Iím going to check out the Tracer, and if itís a no...
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    Yeah, i do dig the Monkey on almost everything,...

    Yeah, i do dig the Monkey on almost everything, but Iím ready to pedal sitting down on loooong ride.
    Iím looking at a decent condition Intense Tracer Carbon for $1700, or a nearly new transition...
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    Thanks again for ideas everyone, I'm starting to...

    Thanks again for ideas everyone, I'm starting to thin the herd a bit. I've decided as I've already got a 9'er(although rigid), to focus on 27.5 for a different flavor. I'm hunting a scout or...
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    Sounds reasonable. Sent from my iPhone...

    Sounds reasonable.


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  14. Thread: What bike am I?

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    What bike am I?

    The dreaded ďwhat should I buy?Ē Thread. Iíve got a good idea what skis to get, but Iím ready to step back into bikes with way too many moving parts.
    Iíve been on a Surly Karate Monkey steel 29íer...
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    185, 5í11Ē, menís spring. Sent from my...

    185, 5í11Ē, menís spring.


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    Iím also pretty stoked with the mtnís. Several...

    Iím also pretty stoked with the mtnís. Several big days, great function. They feel solid. Inly gripes are the silly plastic clips for ski crampon use, must improve. Also, ramp angle calls for a tiny...
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    Those guys do such good work... i sourced the...

    Those guys do such good work... i sourced the veneer , so paul tagged on a bit extra for the setup etc, but worth it for me!
    They are just under seven pounds for the pair, so light but definitely...
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    275733 A new addition to the touring quiver:...

    275733

    A new addition to the touring quiver: 175 Lithic Joplin 99. Built with the touring core option and fiddleback maple tops. I mounted them last night and toured Ďem today, Iím pretty pumped...
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    Thanks everyone! Iíll keep looking, probably...

    Thanks everyone! Iíll keep looking, probably focusing on large sizes


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    Bike sizing question

    Ok, Iíve been on a large Karate Monkey for a while, now looking for a bounce bike. Iím looking at used or new 27.5 all-around trail bikes. Iím 5í11Ē, sorta long torso. Can i get away with a medium?...
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    Poll: Trailbreakers here too. PNW, about 60 days on...

    Trailbreakers here too. PNW, about 60 days on them this season. Decent build, decent zippers and pocket placement. Iíve put some damage on them, but reasonable for the amount of use. I could use a...
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    Iím pretty stoked on OR stormtrackers. Iíve had...

    Iím pretty stoked on OR stormtrackers. Iíve had decent luck with touchscreen ops, no integrated overmitt though.


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    Summit- yeah, in fact it happens way too much for...

    Summit- yeah, in fact it happens way too much for me. Iím finding it more frequently when i fail to bring the skis inside to melt out each night. Iíve never done it before, but the tecton seem to...
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    I believe that the first year Vulcan didnít have...

    I believe that the first year Vulcan didnít have built in stops. Does the cuff have the holes? Maybe you could turn up some bolt-ons for Ďem.


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    Large stashes and medium Ferrosi jacket are still...

    Large stashes and medium Ferrosi jacket are still available...


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    Medium chemicals are gone! Sent from my...

    Medium chemicals are gone!


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    Stoic are gone! Sent from my iPhone using...

    Stoic are gone!


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    Most dibs have backed out, for now all is still...

    Most dibs have backed out, for now all is still available; Iím off the grid for a bit, back in a few days!


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    Flylow, OR, Stoic, BD outerwear

    Donkeyslide is currently first in line for probably the medium Chemicals and stoics.
    Aguo is first in line for large stashes.
    Tango has second dibs for stoics.

    Pm for PayPal etc, i can likely...
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    I get the clicking too, but mostly on high riser....

    I get the clicking too, but mostly on high riser. Iím pretty sure this is caused by the forward pressure spring being compressed and sliding the heel back.


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    One attempt and one completetion of pics. Iíll...

    One attempt and one completetion of pics.
    Iíll check back this evening with everyone!


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    Sorry, got confused. Indeed, you are in line for...

    Sorry, got confused. Indeed, you are in line for medium chemicals.


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    Thatís about how they felt after the last few...

    Thatís about how they felt after the last few days off...
    Laps has firsts on stashes, Iíll sort it all out tomorrow!



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    Yeah to helmets, i need to be better about that. ...

    Yeah to helmets, i need to be better about that.
    The first thing i do when Iím getting unstuck is go down to shirt sleeves. I cook so fast, then fill with rage.
    Iíve done the tricky riding bits...
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    272601 272603 272606 272609272610 Sent...

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    He bailed/got bailed by the throttle bump that...

    He bailed/got bailed by the throttle bump that shot the sled off the road....he was supermanned out on the edge of the road shouting ďi had it! I had it!Ē
    I couldnít help laughing a little bit.

    ...
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    Groovy! Iíll get them posted tomorrow Sent...

    Groovy! Iíll get them posted tomorrow


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    Ha! Indeed. Space reserved for pics. Sent...

    Ha! Indeed.
    Space reserved for pics.


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    Flylow, OR, Stoic, BD outerwear

    Iíll get pics up Wednesday, Iím at work until then. Prices are shipped in conus, Iím in Leavenworth WA if you are local.
    Gotta clean out the closet.

    Size reference: Iím 5í11Ē, 185. Skier legs....
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    Quick story from yesterday: a buddy and I were...

    Quick story from yesterday: a buddy and I were returning from a day of skiing, heís on my spare sled. Thereís a few avalanche debris piles on the road to ride over, he states some nerves after...
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    Damn. Nicer than the ones i just picked up, great...

    Damn. Nicer than the ones i just picked up, great deal


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    Groovy, sounds like pomoca 70/30 could be the...

    Groovy, sounds like pomoca 70/30 could be the ticket. With solid tip bails and BD tails.


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    Climbing Skins Discussion

    Ok, Iím sneaking up on some new skins. Iíve been on Climbing Skins Direct full nylon for 5-6 years. I love the grip, durability, and glue. In fact, really no problems ever. I hot wax them and iron...
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    Seconded about tearing rivets. Mine are all t-...

    Seconded about tearing rivets. Mine are all t- nutted now


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    Damn. Just ponied up for shell pants. Oh well,...

    Damn. Just ponied up for shell pants. Oh well, bump


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    XL voile. Sent from my iPhone using TGR...

    XL voile.


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    I totally loved that ski- as a side note, i was...

    I totally loved that ski- as a side note, i was out at Stevens on Tuesday also, and was surprised how hard it was to float and maintain speed on 187 gpoís and 191 Lithic Arlo 120ís. Deeply upside...
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    Stevens trip report: everything Bandit said....

    Stevens trip report: everything Bandit said. Great day.


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    The 300g Touring Binding Thread

    Solid beta and delightful point about field service on the spring. Iím getting closer to grabbing these.


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