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    We have a high end KitchenAid that works great...

    We have a high end KitchenAid that works great and is dead quiet. But, in 5 years of ownership, Iíve replaced two pumps, the heating element, something else I canít remember, and recently the water...
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    ^^I've tried several and really like the MSR...

    ^^I've tried several and really like the MSR Trailshot. It's pricier than a lot of the other portable options, but it's easier to fill bottles or a bladder, especially where the water is low or...
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    2022 update - RIP Upper/Middle Black Mountain....

    2022 update

    - RIP Upper/Middle Black Mountain. The original trail was closed and replaced with what I consider to be pretty generic flow trail (with some technical sections mixed in). OG Black...
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    New Season, New Tires, New Thread

    Like he said, it matters more than youíd think. Beyond freehub design, things like too much preload, thicker than designed grease, or lack of oil/grease from lax maintenance can create drag that on...
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    Yeah, that didn't work for me. I think my...

    Yeah, that didn't work for me. I think my el-cheapo wrench was part of the problem.
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    I couldnít get enough of a purchase with the...

    I couldnít get enough of a purchase with the plastic adapter, the teeth barely engaged. Ended up having to buy the proper tool.
  7. Thread: The 00's

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    The 00's

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    oIIxlgcuQRU
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    Yeah, they seem pretty well revered. Just wasnít...

    Yeah, they seem pretty well revered. Just wasnít sure if it being 50 years old and in parts was a concern.
  9. Thread: Juneteenth

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    This is the fourth year weíve had Juneteenth as a...

    This is the fourth year weíve had Juneteenth as a paid holiday. I believe we traded for Columbus Day so the busy-body micromanagers can go ahead and unbunch their tighty whiteys.
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    A coworker is selling her Dadís old Shopsmith...

    A coworker is selling her Dadís old Shopsmith Mark V. He took it apart but never put it back together. I have very little info other than itís from the late 60s/early 70s. Sheís thinking $300 but I...
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    Got over three years on an EDC pump/toolkit/plug...

    Got over three years on an EDC pump/toolkit/plug and pliers. The tool started to corrode a little so I took it apart and cleaned it and coated with some Boeshield. No issues otherwise. I donít ride...
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    The advantage of that channel is that there...

    The advantage of that channel is that there aren't intermediate knobs interfering with the shoulder knobs preventing them from digging in and gripping. It makes it possible to reliably rail turns and...
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    Cast Iron Skillet

    You donít have to develop a seasoning on carbon steel. Just season and go. A smooth surface is the most important thing. And fat. Carbon steel needs fat to be truly nonstick, and IME, butter is king...
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    I like a semi slick on the gravel, something with...

    I like a semi slick on the gravel, something with a little bit of shoulder knob on it. Iíve been happy with the Kenda Happy Medium and the WTB Riddler.
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    Quoting for brilliance and in case I ever decide...

    Quoting for brilliance and in case I ever decide to change my sig (if I even have one?).
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    Ask the experts

    Bit of both? The wet season kills frames here. Top tube damage is practically unavoidable but is also the thing people get the most worked up about. I stopped using frame tape for a while because I...
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    It was a game changer for my wife. I also used it...

    It was a game changer for my wife. I also used it and other than being tethered, it was better than gel packs in every conceivable way. The fact that it's not as cold is a good thing, because as...
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    Do stories about the mystery height restrictor in...

    Do stories about the mystery height restrictor in the Sugar House Whole Foods parking lot belong here? Iíve got a couple.
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    Sorry if I missed it, but have you checked your...

    Sorry if I missed it, but have you checked your insurance? My wife was sent home with a rental ice machine after her ACL repair and it was mostly covered.
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    I donít think Iíve ever mounted a set of Race...

    I donít think Iíve ever mounted a set of Race Face cranks without forgetting the drive-side bushing.

    After reading multiple warnings about how easy it is to strip the bleed plug on MT-7 levers, I...
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    Update after listening to more episodes. It gets...

    Update after listening to more episodes. It gets a little repetitive. Things go okay with funny guests, but they don’t have the chops to keep things going with the more boring guests. Carvey just...
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    What have you bought/upgraded today.

    Yeah weight difference is negligible, but there are other reasons to sport for the Speciale. The MX have round bars vs square on the Speciale which for whatever reason work better and last longer....
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    Do the woodburning or laser engraving on the...

    Do the woodburning or laser engraving on the handle. Doesn't really matter if it wears off with use, does it?
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    Based on suggestions here, and the fact that I...

    Based on suggestions here, and the fact that I wanted a single tool to do everything, I ended up with a Rogue 70J. It's awesome, but it's the only one of their tools I've used.
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    You could try cleaning the exposed surface with...

    You could try cleaning the exposed surface with soapy water and see if itíll adhere, though once it gets dirty itís usually a lost cause. Trim the peeled edges with a really sharp xacto knife being...
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    Severance is good. I was iffy at first, but it...

    Severance is good. I was iffy at first, but it pulled me in. Itís dark and funny and very strange in a good way. Epic cliffhanger to end the season.
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    Chapelle Attacked

    He told some jokes, he didnít build an anti trans platform. At worst, he showed frustration as a black man being told he couldnít possibly imagine the plight of a group of white people.

    I agree...
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    Fly On The Wall with Carvey and Spade. As an...

    Fly On The Wall with Carvey and Spade. As an interview show, it's just okay. What I really like is that it's an interesting and nostalgic look under the hood at SNL from the perspective of the folks...
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    Samesies

    Samesies
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    Ask the experts

    This is my thinking, though Iíve gotten way better service from budget dropper companies despite being outside the warranty period and without having to jump through a bunch of hoops to prove what I...
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    My BikeYoke developed a leak after about four...

    My BikeYoke developed a leak after about four months of use. Theyíre response has been, ďthatís weird, try thisĒ. Iíve rebuilt it twice, replaced the valve core, verified that the cable tension is...
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    Weíre not here to talk nonsense to Bob Loblaw.

    Weíre not here to talk nonsense to Bob Loblaw.
  33. Por15 paint is good because you donít have to go...

    Por15 paint is good because you donít have to go nuts removing all the rust, you just need to wire wheel the loose chunks and scale and apply directly (though if that makes you nervous, you can use...
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    $4K Trail Bike

    Itís a wash. I lean SRAM because the derailleurs have that little button that locks the cage for easier wheel removal.
  35. Thread: Doggie stoke

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    Doggie stoke

    Couple foster fails. The guy in the back is Sam, the MILís new pup. Up front is Bob, our new guy.

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    The old man has reluctantly accepted his new buddy. Weíve fostered several pups over...
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    GitHub is free for non-commercial use (up to a...

    GitHub is free for non-commercial use (up to a point).

    https://pages.github.com/
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    If you like Comedy Bang Bang, CBB World is a...

    If you like Comedy Bang Bang, CBB World is a great extended universe. It's subscription-based, but worth it alone for the CBB back catalog and ad-free listening.
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    Currently PT'ing labral tears in both shoulders....

    Currently PT'ing labral tears in both shoulders. Surgery was suggested for the left. They would "repair" the labrum and move the attachment point of the biceps tendon. Right side hasn't been imaged,...
  39. Wrenchin... Adventures under the hood... Put em here.

    I think a sandblaster is overkill. Sand paper, steel wool, scotch bright, or a wire wheel if youíre feeling frisky. You just need to remove enough of the crud to create a smoothish surface for the...
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    We have two of these. Nothing fancy, just cheap...

    We have two of these. Nothing fancy, just cheap and works.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075MMHQX7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_MKK6NAWRGZB1Y2GKHM03
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    It doesnít hurt that Utah has bent over backwards...

    It doesnít hurt that Utah has bent over backwards to accommodate SxSs and all the associated douchebaggery.
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    Yep. Shimano chain worked for a few miles on a...

    Yep. Shimano chain worked for a few miles on a SRAM chainring until it started grinding. Kinda fudged the chainring.

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    Not really related, but reminded me that the first time my son ever cast a rod he caught a nice sized trout. It ruined him for fishing for several years after cause he expected that to happen every...
  44. Thread: Ukraine

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    I approve of this reference and would like to...

    I approve of this reference and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.
  45. Thread: Ukraine

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    Hurts so good?

    Hurts so good?
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    Ask the experts

    Get the Mezzer because at some point youíll be convinced that itís worth being able to switch to Smash mode and youíll be glad that you can change your fork travel in a few minutes.
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    Lotta good info here ...

    Lotta good info here

    https://ridemonkey.bikemag.com/threads/alibayexpress-parts-you-love.293091/
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    Doooo iiiiittt!

    Doooo iiiiittt!
  49. Thread: Ukraine

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    Ukraine

    I worked with a local researcher and a team in Lviv for a couple years. The team in Lviv was a mix of really smart, interesting, hilarious people (that hated Nazis, fwiw) that couldnít wait to share...
  50. Thread: Wagon Stoke

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    Those are the only ones. The rest are baby poop...

    Those are the only ones. The rest are baby poop yellow.
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