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  1. Thread: Ask the experts

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    In no particular order, Bell Super Air R...

    In no particular order,

    Bell Super Air R Spherical
    Giro Manifest Spherical
    Giro Merit Spherical
    Leatt MTB AllMtn 4.0

    or a convertible FF like Leatt Enduro 4.0 (I have a NIB if you fit size...
  2. Thread: Monkey Flu

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    I never said it was fizzling now. I said it would...

    I never said it was fizzling now. I said it would fizzle without becoming a pandemic and thoroughly explained why.


    You think China stopped it in Feb 2020??? Most of us don't believe the PRC...
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    Your letter to the MG editor?

    Your letter to the MG editor?
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    I just don't buy into the "pay no attention to...

    I just don't buy into the "pay no attention to small time crooks because there are big time crooks" hand waving. Sure the big time crooks want you focused on the small-timers, but the small-timers...
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    ::: ::: and altacoup, I used the word...

    ::: ::: and altacoup, I used the word "contribute" not "primary driver"

    And even if you wanted to be granted an argment that they had no effect, bottom line is still companies and people immorally...
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    The pandemic didn't directly make me richer, nor...

    The pandemic didn't directly make me richer, nor poorer. I worked harder than I ever have with greater stress than I ever have, with far less free time than I have ever had while a chunk of the world...
  7. Thread: Monkey Flu

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    I'm not sure where you are getting reading to...

    I'm not sure where you are getting reading to generate such dire comparisons, but let's start with this HIV/AIDS comparison. It is again a TERRIBLE analogy.

    HIV/AIDS was NEVER pandemic in the US. ...
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    The failure of the communist Chinese to stop...

    The failure of the communist Chinese to stop COVID in mid-January proved to anyone watching that a global pandemic was inevitable. The reasons were so entirely different that Monkeypox, as I...
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    ^That is literally what PPP was for. Legit.

    ^That is literally what PPP was for. Legit.
  10. Thread: Monkey Flu

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    As you said, exponential growth is not hard to...

    As you said, exponential growth is not hard to understand conceptually, but it is very easy to misunderstand in the context of epidemiological modeling if you are applying it via back of the napkin...
  11. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Thanks hms & plug My Roost Wheels...

    Thanks hms & plug

    My Roost Wheelsi31AM 29er w DT240 54T microspline just arrived. 1630g measured!!!

    Super stoked to ride them when I'm healed.
  12. Thread: Monkey Flu

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    There are not that many MSM and there is minimal...

    There are not that many MSM and there is minimal vaccine deployment. Vaccine deployment is being stepped up for the high risk community in the US. There is no reason for this to be a pandemic
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    Yes totally love the Fooses + Greens... or double...

    Yes totally love the Fooses + Greens... or double Greens
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    MG to get the current issue and 2 more issues is...

    MG to get the current issue and 2 more issues is $95. That is steep as fuck.

    CG says you are obviously a sexist who hates women in the mountains if you have a problem with her government handouts...
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    Resent? I'm not spending much mental energy on...

    Resent? I'm not spending much mental energy on it, just mentally placing her and the many others like her in the "shithead leech" category.


    Defrauding the taxpayer is such a victimless crime,...
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    There were many legit uses of federal moneys...

    There were many legit uses of federal moneys during the pandemic to tide people and businesses over. There will always be some debatable and questionable uses, but then there are also clearly...
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    Well, I'm out with a scapula fracture... thanks...

    Well, I'm out with a scapula fracture... thanks Whistler. Hopefully only 6-8 wks.

    Thank you Eluder for the shimano chain ring tool!



    This.

    I was *told* but cannot confirm that XTR cages...
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    Fuck those fuckers too

    Fuck those fuckers too
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    major bs

    major bs
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    That just sounds horrible for all the folks who...

    That just sounds horrible for all the folks who have their $ held hostage :( hope they get it back or that there is at least justice meted out
  21. Thread: Ukraine

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    There is no argument over the choice between...

    There is no argument over the choice between peace and war, but there is only one guaranteed way you can have peace–and you can have it in the next second–surrender.

    Admittedly there is a risk in...
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    What does that mean for retail investors?

    What does that mean for retail investors?
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    interesting

    interesting
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    I want to do this... just gotta find a place in...

    I want to do this... just gotta find a place in whistler that has them!
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    I sincerely doubt hub friction is going to...

    I sincerely doubt hub friction is going to outweigh things like rider weight, tire wear state, suspension effects or differences in rotational inertia from different rims, inserts, or even amounts of...
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    Interesting. I was hoping Assegai was faster...

    Interesting. I was hoping Assegai was faster because it has modern ramped knobs and fewer intermediate knobs
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    The other day Clear had a line just as long as...

    The other day Clear had a line just as long as Prechek at DEN :(
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    RIO on sale. Exchanged some FLNG for it.

    RIO on sale. Exchanged some FLNG for it.
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    I'm still unable to log in on my phone. My...

    I'm still unable to log in on my phone.

    My name is still lowercase.
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    Having dumped NVDA and COIN at the right time, I...

    Having dumped NVDA and COIN at the right time, I can now throw small change at BITI, BTC Short ETF

    https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/06/20/first-short-bitcoin-etf-to-list-on-nyse/
  31. Thread: Ask the experts

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    I just want an any-kind-of-version to put on my...

    I just want an any-kind-of-version to put on my new oval :D

    Kinda wishing I went for OneUp's Switch instead of the blingy Absolute Black direct mount.
  32. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Finding a shop with a Shimano direct mount chain...

    Finding a shop with a Shimano direct mount chain ring tool is more of a challenge than I thought... 0/4
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    I bet it hold around 10K for a bit... coin.

    I bet it hold around 10K for a bit... coin.
  34. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Guess it was right and I just needed to torque...

    Guess it was right and I just needed to torque more and do one more bleed.

    BTW this is the Magura bleeding method I use... it works great:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl8PChRadX0

    It...
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    7 years is considered very long term investing on...

    7 years is considered very long term investing on actual productive investments like real estate, extraction, and companies that produce product.

    15 year timeframe??? On a very specific piece of...
  36. Thread: Ask the experts

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    I would think shimming would reduce heat transfer...

    I would think shimming would reduce heat transfer for better or worse. Magura pads are expensive... but...

    TruckerCo pads are so cheap that they make a good argument for not shimming/bleeding, but...
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    That's perfect thank you!!!

    That's perfect thank you!!!
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    I don't watch TV. I don't have cable or antenna....

    I don't watch TV. I don't have cable or antenna.

    Agreed if we fight China, all bets are off and things are super fucked.

    That may happen. But I hope not and am not investing based on the...
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    The RONA low situation in Feb-Apr 2020 was...

    The RONA low situation in Feb-Apr 2020 was astoundingly and decidedly more dire than now.

    Even the collapse of the market in 2007/2008 where SPY was over -50% in 9 months, it had recovered to...
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    1. How quick do you want it? 2. Can I use...

    1. How quick do you want it?
    2. Can I use fission reactors?
    3. How quick do you want it?
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    shit happens

    shit happens
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    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/stock-market-news-l...

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/stock-market-news-live-updates-june-15-2022-114947098.html
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    Market likes the 75bp

    Market likes the 75bp
  44. Thread: Ask the experts

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    The weight difference between 100 and 70 is small...

    The weight difference between 100 and 70 is small and it is mostly about whether you want to have the extra internal storage plug/pliers or a CO2 (remember the valve on the OneUp pump doubles as a...
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    My condolences Cono :(

    My condolences Cono :(
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    I've seen dedicated desert riders with custom...

    I've seen dedicated desert riders with custom storage bags/reservoirs for their front triangle that held gallons.
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    Only need one! It takes 5 seconds and no tools...

    Only need one!

    It takes 5 seconds and no tools to move the stem mounted EDC from bike to bike. It is literally pull out of one stem shove in the other.

    The pump ought to be only a few seconds...
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    Absolutely worth it (although I put my Oneup EDC...

    Absolutely worth it (although I put my Oneup EDC + pliers/plug in the stem) and many of my friends are now OneUp too. I bought the tap and have tapped 3 of my bikes and several friends. It's easy.
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    I bet China bails them out. Scary.

    I bet China bails them out. Scary.
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    or they didn't have COVID at the time... 1....

    or they didn't have COVID at the time...

    1. The PCR+ Ag- person's peri-PCR symptoms were incidental (they had something else like rhinovirus... or a hangover and allergies... or whatever) AND
    2....
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