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    Why would you think it would cause problems?...

    Why would you think it would cause problems? Shocks and forks have seals too. All that's needed is a light viscosity oil. People use Johnson & Johnson baby oil sometimes, though I wouldn't except...
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    I've been using 2.5 or 3w suspension oil in...

    I've been using 2.5 or 3w suspension oil in Shimano brakes for years bc it's way cheaper, I already had a ton for moto shocks, and it's red. Red is faster, as we all know.
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    I'm seriously beating a dead horse here, but tire...

    I'm seriously beating a dead horse here, but tire pressure will make a MUCH bigger difference than carbon vs aluminum rims. That Roval Al rim must be really light to get it down to carbon weight, so...
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    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php...

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=346960

    AliExpress products that are good thread
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    This cassette has been decent. It's made like the...

    This cassette has been decent. It's made like the high end SRAM ones (1pc CNC steel), and looks great. GF likes the tiny gear for steep dirt on her gravel bike, and shifting is fine. It's not as...
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    Regular 100% silicone caulk sticks to sil...

    Regular 100% silicone caulk sticks to sil poly/nylon. Dilution with mineral spirits is great for seam sealing so that it spreads nicely, but you can use it full strength too. It will just be...
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    My GF's Revolt with 105 shifts just fine with a...

    My GF's Revolt with 105 shifts just fine with a GRX 46/30 and 11-40 AliExpress cassette. B screw is nearly maxed though.

    I'm thinking about getting the same cassette and will update if it also...
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    #teamstealth Hmmm.416473

    #teamstealth Hmmm.416473
  9. Matt Levine's Bloomberg newsletter "Money Stuff"...

    Matt Levine's Bloomberg newsletter "Money Stuff" has been covering Musk a lot of late. Here's his imagining of the SEC attempting to punish Musk for various infractions.


    "I do not think they...
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    https://cyclingtips.com/2021/12/the-best-derailleu...

    https://cyclingtips.com/2021/12/the-best-derailleur-hanger-alignment-tool-9-tested/

    If I didn't have a perfectly functional Park I'd spring for the Abbey.

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    Just look for some wheels that came stock on a...

    Just look for some wheels that came stock on a decent road bike. Axle spacing is the same as gravel bikes. The new hotness is 23ish mm IW, but that's mostly for aerodynamics. 19ish mm is fine with...
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    Yeah, that happened a while back

    Yeah, that happened a while back
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    Even better is a liberal application of brake...

    Even better is a liberal application of brake cleaner, then the torch. It has the bonus potential of lighting your vise and floor on fire.
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    I was trying to take a picture of the front...

    I was trying to take a picture of the front showing the fancy bumper, LEDs on the top of the hood, and huge US flag draped across the dash, but homie gave me a really nasty look so i bailed.
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  15. Good job, guys! You're making me wish that i...

    Good job, guys! You're making me wish that i didn't lose all motivation to ski around early April every year.
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    Weight matters a bit if you're 64kg, not riding a...

    Weight matters a bit if you're 64kg, not riding a moped, and care about how long it takes to get to the top of stuff.

    It is a shame that they publish weights that are literally just lies. How can...
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    If the shifting is otherwise good the first thing...

    If the shifting is otherwise good the first thing to check is the limit screw. If the der is being held just a bit too inward it won't be happy to stay in the smallest cog. It's also possible your...
  18. From Reddit.415911

    From Reddit.415911
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    Wild. I was in Pocatello a few years ago to start...

    Wild. I was in Pocatello a few years ago to start a dirtbike trip and found it to be run-down but surrounded by pretty nice mountains. House prices were shockingly low. (But so was Spokane, and I...
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    Byates, how many miles are on your Fiat? I was...

    Byates, how many miles are on your Fiat? I was close to buying one of those a few years ago and kept hearing about endless tail-light replacements etc. I really like the FWD and boxy shape. It...
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    Like all stickers, the use of a heat gun whilst...

    Like all stickers, the use of a heat gun whilst removing it will make everything go more smoothly. Residue will be minimal except where it's already started to peel. In those spots you're fucked.
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    IG, are they especially fat 45s? If you decide to...

    IG, are they especially fat 45s? If you decide to get rid of them i might take them off of your hands. Ms CE really likes knobblier gravel tires.
  23. Thread: Trucks.

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    Yeah, my 1T van also rides like shit when it only...

    Yeah, my 1T van also rides like shit when it only has 1000# in it. Even my little Toyota rides and handles better with a few hundred pounds in the bed. It's almost like these vehicles are designed...
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    Found on FB.415558

    Found on FB.415558
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    IDK about pop ups, but IMO not having a place to...

    IDK about pop ups, but IMO not having a place to pee in the middle of the night and take a shit in the morning would negate nearly all of the benefit of having a camper. Building a $200k van without...
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    I did a bath addition last year. It was like...

    I did a bath addition last year. It was like 200sf. Cost was about $120 k all in. Bedrooms should be significantly less expensive.

    Clients only had it for like 2y. It just sold in a couple of...
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    I agree with Fred on all points. If anything I'm...

    I agree with Fred on all points. If anything I'm more pessimistic. The civil unrest that will follow the inevitable continued overreach by the Cheeto party after they win the midterms will only...
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    I use dish soap diluted in warm water in a small...

    I use dish soap diluted in warm water in a small bucket and a hose with a light spray. Since I started waxing chains I've not had to clean a cassette or cog, but for the frame, sus, and wheels this...
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    Naturally. CyclingTips' Nerd Alert guys said...

    Naturally. CyclingTips' Nerd Alert guys said they tested that alignment tool against the Abbey adapter that uses a derailleur hanger alignment tool. They did not agree with each other. Talk about...
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    Is ingesting the bear spray intended to be a...

    Is ingesting the bear spray intended to be a systemic deterrent, like injecting insecticide into soil near trees?
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    Tgapp, have you and your trash can been in...

    Tgapp, have you and your trash can been in Minden, NV? 415205
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    Yeah, that saddle is pretty nose-high and also...

    Yeah, that saddle is pretty nose-high and also pretty far forward. Some people genuinely like theirs that way, but unless you're certain, I'd move it back at least a cm and level it (phone...
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    [QUOTE=Dee Hubbs;6606330]I love using the double...

    [QUOTE=Dee Hubbs;6606330]I love using the double ender! One of my favorites.



    Nice.
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    I like it: " Chain, you want to hit the stay?...

    I like it: " Chain, you want to hit the stay? Fine, motherfucker--deal with this sandpaper tape, then!"

    Take the fight to the chain.
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    I like it. But I suspect that in 2022 it would be...

    I like it. But I suspect that in 2022 it would be DTF-MILF WGN SYSTMS. Vowels are so 2015.

    I stand by the minivan rec. The hybrid Sienna is the only new vehicle I'd consider at the moment....
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    Sienna hybrid AWD. Why consider anything else?...

    Sienna hybrid AWD. Why consider anything else? Put a small lift and slightly knobbly tires on it, lose a couple mpg, and it's better everywhere (except legit 4x4 terrain) and for everything than your...
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    I have a Powermatic cabinet saw, and I pretty...

    I have a Powermatic cabinet saw, and I pretty much just use it for ripping and dadoing. I use a Festool track saw for most sheet good cutting. If I couldn't dado with the TS it would hardly be...
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    My understanding is that the 180 & 240 are just...

    My understanding is that the 180 & 240 are just as durable as anything else. They certainly are nice (i have wheels with each on different bikes). Plenty of hubs are in the same weight class as...
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    Shimano BH90 hose appears to be difficult to...

    Shimano BH90 hose appears to be difficult to find. Have any of you used the no-name brake lines available from Bezos? It's for a gravel bike so I don't need fittings.
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    Agreed. I have a variety of rotors on various...

    Agreed. I have a variety of rotors on various bikes and all of them apart appear to successfully transfer the braking load to the hubs. Maybe the Shimano Ice Tech ones manage heat better, but they...
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    I had to wail on my RV rims with a 16# sledge to...

    I had to wail on my RV rims with a 16# sledge to get them unstuck from the hubs once. Grease is your friend upon reassembly.
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    So. Excellent. Thanks for taking the time to...

    So. Excellent. Thanks for taking the time to take us along!
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    The owner of that truck also doesn't know if ski...

    The owner of that truck also doesn't know if ski racks work that way.
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    I have a brand new Sram X9 triple shifter for you...

    I have a brand new Sram X9 triple shifter for you if you want it for the cost of shipping.
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    I'm not sure, based on the drywall cutting here,...

    I'm not sure, based on the drywall cutting here, that this person should be doing electrical work.
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    I saw no fewer than 3 new tire insert companies...

    I saw no fewer than 3 new tire insert companies at Sea Otter. Apparently there's money to be made selling $.001 worth of foam in roughly a tire shape for $30 or more.
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    Cool project. I noted that Chris Chance is back...

    Cool project. I noted that Chris Chance is back and they had a booth at Sea Otter. I lusted hard after a Yo Eddy in the 90s.
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    Wheels for sure. My BTLOS 27mm IW rims with...

    Wheels for sure. My BTLOS 27mm IW rims with DT240 hubs have been great. I put DVO on both ends of mine and it gained back 200g or so but was worth it. The Fox stuff wasn't terrible though. I hate...
  49. I saw some people riding with one of those things...

    I saw some people riding with one of those things at Bootleg near Vegas, on a legit black diamond trail. The kid was not wearing a helmet, which seemed like a strange choice. GLWS.
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    Nope. Those are file tread tires--they are...

    Nope. Those are file tread tires--they are supposed to be that way. That one only has like 400 miles on it. I didn't expect it to work, but it's fine. The gravel tires with knobs don't really work...
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