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    I reported my experience with the new model...

    I reported my experience with the new model Makita chainsaw in the chainsaw thread. It's pretty badass, and I definitely think it would hold up to very regular hard use. For my trail clearing and...
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    I just saw a thread on the EXC FB group where...

    I just saw a thread on the EXC FB group where several people were complaining that Konflict had charged them north of $4000 for suspension work and not delivered, then went out of business. People...
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    Hells yeah! 420335

    Hells yeah! 420335
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    That sounds like a good option. Paying $1500 for...

    That sounds like a good option. Paying $1500 for a fork tune (common!) is just dumb.
  5. Around here the mopeders deface or remove every...

    Around here the mopeders deface or remove every sign they see. The trail org put a request on their website asking people to stop, but it clearly hasn't worked.

    I bet those idiots think that they...
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    They do burn some oil (injection on the new ones...

    They do burn some oil (injection on the new ones really minimizes it though), true. But no performance 4t has any emissions control equip either. If you're concerned about the emissions from...
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    Agreed. I currently have a 200EXC, which is...

    Agreed. I currently have a 200EXC, which is incredibly agile. I rode a friend's 350xc mid ride once and it was just what i expected: tons of power and stable but not as turny and fun as my small...
  8. What are my options for improving the AC on my...

    What are my options for improving the AC on my '82 Winnebago with 6.2L GM diesel? It works but isn't bet powerful, so I don't think it needs major repairs.

    Is there an R12 compatible refrigerant...
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    Wow. That's a no brainer! I'm heading out next...

    Wow. That's a no brainer! I'm heading out next week for 4-5 weeks on the road in the WinningBago, and at 11-12mpg it's going to hurt. The trip might cost $2000 in diesel, but I won't pay for a...
  10. Shoot. We nearly made it to July this season.

    Shoot. We nearly made it to July this season.
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    I'm in the two stroke camp for singletrack. They...

    I'm in the two stroke camp for singletrack. They are lighter, easier to ride, and much easier to maintain than 4t. If you're not doing much road work, there is no advantage to 4t. Either TPI or a...
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    Indeed. People are always blaming the money...

    Indeed. People are always blaming the money printing for our current inflation. It's almost like a religious doctrine at this point, and it's equally durable against evidence to the contrary.

    I...
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    No one will want to eat your ass if it's nasty. ...

    No one will want to eat your ass if it's nasty. If you got poop on your hands would you just wipe it off with dry paper? No, you'd fucking wash your hands.

    Get a bidet, wash your ass, enjoy the...
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    IME most of the $200+ toilets are fine. The $99...

    IME most of the $200+ toilets are fine. The $99 ones are not.

    Do not buy a strangely shaped or 1-piece toilet because it will inhibit the eventual, inevitable installation of a Japanese style...
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    I've worn out one Agarro rear and destroyed...

    I've worn out one Agarro rear and destroyed another (tore a knob off). It's an ok tire, but I prob won't buy it again.

    I'm currently running a Pirelli Scorpion R and like it. I don't think it's...
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    Days are hot but nights are not.420005420006420007

    Days are hot but nights are not.420005420006420007
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    Further testing shows that this thing is a beast....

    Further testing shows that this thing is a beast. You can totally bury the 14" bar and it has enough power to keep going. I cut this ~26" log and halfway through another one on one set of 5AH...
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    I just wish Asus would make the Zenfone 8 in a...

    I just wish Asus would make the Zenfone 8 in a Verizon compatible version. I'd buy one tomorrow.
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    I sold my Stihl MS361 a couple of years ago for...

    I sold my Stihl MS361 a couple of years ago for nearly what I paid for it in like 2005. My needs don't include a saw that big anymore.

    I did want something small and easy, so I picked up the...
  20. Thread: Tool Time

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    How tightly are you guys putting on pedals? I've...

    How tightly are you guys putting on pedals? I've always just put them on with a regular length wrench, to or sometimes a 3-way if they take a 6mm. In nearly 30 years of working on bikes I've never...
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    ∆∆∆ I'm a contractor and have several extension...

    ∆∆∆ I'm a contractor and have several extension ladders, including a 40 footer. I work on my own cars, weld, etc.

    I hired a painter to do my own house. That shit is no fun, and doing a decent...
  22. Huh. Most of my ski days start and end with 2-3...

    Huh. Most of my ski days start and end with 2-3 miles of flat walking. The tiny rise of the race bindings is tolerable with Alien RS, but I'd really like a flat mode and would use those skis a lot...
  23. No flat mode, and Ti U-springs are not durable. ...

    No flat mode, and Ti U-springs are not durable. I have ATK WC SL on a set of smaller skis, but I wouldn't use them daily.
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    I thought everyone thought leaf blowers were the...

    I thought everyone thought leaf blowers were the singers of the song of Satan? Or whatever. The gas ones do pollute mightily and they are very loud, so it's good that more people are choosing...
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    Here's a Shimano road brake question, since we're...

    Here's a Shimano road brake question, since we're on that topic.

    My left MC doesn't like to return after pulling it in. I've fully disassembled the MC and the piston is a little worn, but it does...
  26. Thread: Tool Time

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    Haha...i considered posting a pic of my Mirka...

    Haha...i considered posting a pic of my Mirka sander (which has had a very rough life and looks it, but still works beautifully). I tell people that Mirka is what you get when Festool is too cheap.
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    Relax, man, it's not supposed to be a pissing...

    Relax, man, it's not supposed to be a pissing contest. We're all in awe of your tool collection.

    I'd still love to see a video or something that shows how a domino sucks a miter together without...
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    Agreed. I won't shed a single tear for the folks...

    Agreed. I won't shed a single tear for the folks who bought houses for inflated prices with the sole intent of STR. The can all go bankrupt.
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    I can appreciate the Domino's uselessness, but...

    I can appreciate the Domino's uselessness, but I've never seen or heard of them being used for casing. The issue isn't alignment--bisquits also take care of that--it's holding the miter super tight...
  30. I built a drop down table for coffee cupping at a...

    I built a drop down table for coffee cupping at a friend's roasting facility. It's finished in white piano lacquer. (We also built the room it's in, but my guys did most of that work.)419084419085
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    Gunder with the FATALITY on singlesline's...

    Gunder with the FATALITY on singlesline's (excellent) custom wrench.

    The Clam Clamps I posted are very specialty pieces for on-site high end wood window & door casing miters, and I wouldn't expect...
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    Haha. This is ok, right? 419067

    Haha. This is ok, right? 419067
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    I especially want the short stroke on road/gravel...

    I especially want the short stroke on road/gravel brakes. The only thing I've had success with is forcing fluid into the caliper end with the MC port closed. But, as noted, it's a temporary...
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    No thread is safe from a chain lube derailment. ...

    No thread is safe from a chain lube derailment.

    Here's a serious question for Gunder and others. How do you maintain such surgery-suite cleanliness in your shop? I can understand if you're...
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    The 12s SRAM chains (and others?) need the new...

    The 12s SRAM chains (and others?) need the new style checkers that have 2 opposing hooks on one end because the rollers are slightly different in diameter. Park CC4 etc. They work on all chains, so...
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    Let's start a game: post a pic of a tool that you...

    Let's start a game: post a pic of a tool that you own and which fully satisfies the need you have. Then Gunder will post a pic of the 2-6 examples of tools he has that fit the same niche.

    Winner...
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    QUESO update: I've been doing it for a while...

    QUESO update:

    I've been doing it for a while now on all of the main bikes in rotation (1 road, 2 gravel, 2 MTB). Initial setup, as noted before, is grueling, but subsequent treatments are easy.
    ...
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    That's a fair point. I use mine to fix flats,...

    That's a fair point. I use mine to fix flats, obviously (more common on gravel tires than on MTB), and I sometimes change pressure during a ride. I do ride a fair bit, so maybe I use one weekly?
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    One last time for those in the back: using mini...

    One last time for those in the back: using mini pumps without a hose is masochism. You are smarter than the valve stem and can avoid unintentionally unscrewing it, I'm sure of it.
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    Heat acclimation is definitely a thing, so you'll...

    Heat acclimation is definitely a thing, so you'll benefit from gradually getting yourself used to it. I think you need to really ease into it though--start with shorter rides. I pretty much melt...
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    I've trapped 2 to so far this year. One year I...

    I've trapped 2 to so far this year. One year I got 7. My mission is no less than squirrel genocide on my property. I do not, uh, "relocate" them, unless you consider putting a screwdriver through...
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    FWIW (for those of us who don't want to spend...

    FWIW (for those of us who don't want to spend $400 on Fillmores to outfit the fleet) if you put some petro lube on the valve core before you put it back in after adding sealant the incidence of...
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    Thanks. If, like I, you haven't really informed...

    Thanks. If, like I, you haven't really informed yourself about the Boeing 737 Max mess yet, this is a good intro. Late stage capitalism is a real bitch.
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    BIL who is USFS fire just got deployed to Lassen....

    BIL who is USFS fire just got deployed to Lassen. CA is getting started.
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    The valve core issue is 100% user error. If your...

    The valve core issue is 100% user error. If your valve cores are appropriately tight in the stems and you don't go crazy screwing on the hose too tightly, you'll never have that problem. But the new...
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    My thoughts on this are that the bike weighs 30#....

    My thoughts on this are that the bike weighs 30#. The tools and shit that I put on it are less than 1#. It's negligible, and having that stuff always on the bike and ready, plus the comfort...
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    I like that little LS seat bag. If my tire...

    I like that little LS seat bag. If my tire didn't nearly hit my saddle I'd pick one up.

    I made a couple of bags for my Ripley. The front one is for food and a jacket (on 6+ hour rides my jersey...
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    What? Are you implying that all of these threads...

    What? Are you implying that all of these threads asking how to carry food, phone, a jacket, etc around one's waist could have been avoided if people just wear, you know, bike clothes? C'mon, man! ...
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    Those aren't tankless... $4k sounds a little...

    Those aren't tankless...

    $4k sounds a little high, but DtM had much more work done than just replacing the WH (no redundant H needed).

    Plumbers are expensive--far and away the nicest house on...
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    Fuck, man. Just....fuck.

    Fuck, man. Just....fuck.
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