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    Hmmm, I don't think nylon expands when cold. It...

    Hmmm, I don't think nylon expands when cold. It expands when moist/wet, but I think that's a slow process and I wonder how much material is there that it could reduce the slop by such a significant...
  2. X3, you may also need to retrain your upper body...

    X3, you may also need to retrain your upper body to ride differently on new bikes. Old school bikes with 640mm bars and 110mm stems encouraged more straight armed, back weighted riding styles. Throw...
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    Yes and yes. But weíve already had threads about...

    Yes and yes. But weíve already had threads about obscene pulley products and prices.
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    2017/2018 ofishul orygun thread

    Hey Wyeaster, what size board and reg vs goofy?

    I have 3 priors, all same general shape. Prior 161 BC split XTC (brand new), Prior 161 BC split fiberglass (old and very soft now), Prior 162 MFR...
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    The SRAM derailleur comes stock with narrow wide...

    The SRAM derailleur comes stock with narrow wide pulleys, but itís some kind of plastic or composite that doesnít clear gunk very well. Iím sure I got a ton of grit into the bushings as well.
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    How blown are your current damper and seals on...

    How blown are your current damper and seals on the 32? What's the last time you did a basic service?

    For $140 it might be worth a science experiment if your existing fork is hosed, but there's no...
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    ^ or his/her chain is super dry and doesn't pick...

    ^ or his/her chain is super dry and doesn't pick shit up, like a well cleaned chain ought to, and he/she doesn't ride in the muck. When I only rode in dry packed conditions for a long stretch then my...
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    Bump ... anyone who used pin bindings for years...

    Bump ... anyone who used pin bindings for years and converted to Tesla, what am I missing by staying in the dark ages?

    My 11-12 Spark Burners are on their last gasps of air. Yes, I'm still using...
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    I donít know shit about Meadows, but coming from...

    I donít know shit about Meadows, but coming from resorts with slow and fast lifts ... when powder is a scarce resource itís great to have high speed beginner & intermediate lifts and low speed...
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    2017/2018 ofishul orygun thread

    Iíve seen some complaints about KO2 manufacturing recently ... unfortunately Duratracs donít come in a size small enough for a Subie (current generation FXT) so the main options are KO2 or Geolander...
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    Thanks. I'm used to glare ice on Sierra passes,...

    Thanks. I'm used to glare ice on Sierra passes, much stronger diurnal cycles. But Caltrans sands and plows so quickly it's rare to need amazing tires except right during a big dump.

    My all-seasons...
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    Good time to talk about tires! How sketch do the...

    Good time to talk about tires! How sketch do the passes get here during warm-then-freezing events? Are any passes particularly better than others? I think this season I'll be playing round robin...
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    are those hollow pin chains? That statement flips...

    are those hollow pin chains? That statement flips upside down an assumption I made long ago, that the top dollar chains are only paying for hollow pin weight reduction, not longevity, and that I...
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    x5. Think of chain lube like ski wax. Ever use...

    x5.

    Think of chain lube like ski wax. Ever use a lot of ski wax, forget to scrape, and try to ski in winter snow? What happened? It sucked right? Grabs all kinds of snow and goes slow?

    You want...
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    ^ Will do, I also got a replacement cable kit...

    ^ Will do, I also got a replacement cable kit that I'm sure will make a difference as well.
    I didn't think to inspect DU bushing and other external parts ... and I'm gonna try R&R Super Slick Grease...
  16. Funny bump Summit! I actually can't remember...

    Funny bump Summit!
    I actually can't remember what I said 3 years ago about Praxis, but here's my current Praxis 2-ski quiver:

    Praxis GPO w/ wood veneer and Marker Lord SP
    Praxis BC w/ carbon...
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    Just got an email from Universal Cycles saying...

    Just got an email from Universal Cycles saying they will add the part number to their website. Awesome! Also good to have this shop in my state of residence, quick ground shipping to get it to where...
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    Bump. Does anyone else know a domestic source...

    Bump.

    Does anyone else know a domestic source for KS air cartridges besides Universal Cycles? For whatever reason, they don't have the model I need.

    I have a Supernatural Remote 30.6 125 x 385...
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    2017/2018 ofishul orygun thread

    Oakridge is in great shape right now. I haven't even scratched the surface of the riding out there, but the little I've ridden combines Santa Cruz style sustained steep descents with moderate chunk...
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    Good to hear, because the trailer was horrible...

    Good to hear, because the trailer was horrible with the worst kind of drawn out sarcasm that made it just not funny (to me).
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    Boo Yeah! Looks great you guys! Given that...

    Boo Yeah!
    Looks great you guys!

    Given that I'm new to PNW and there aren't too many dry weekends left in 2017, I left my rock skis and my rock splitboard in the wood shed and shredded on knobby...
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    I don't know where the fire burned, as I didn't...

    I don't know where the fire burned, as I didn't check the inciweb pages. I think the various FS districts have pulled back some closure boundaries in some areas where they've had a chance to inspect...
  23. Commencing ... now! Who does Vail need to...

    Commencing ... now!

    Who does Vail need to petition to get a snow shed like Trans Canada highway ... friggin McClintock??? Additional Gazex is nice, but that doesn't change the fact that safely...
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    ^ Tahoe or Sonoma? I think a few hours of sun in...

    ^ Tahoe or Sonoma? I think a few hours of sun in air temps at least 60F really makes the install go well. If Tahoe, do it now while you can find a half-sunny day to let this thing warm up and soften...
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    Hey Groomer, have you talked to a ranger about...

    Hey Groomer, have you talked to a ranger about fire closures or trail conditions?
    The Umpqua National forest info was last updated on 9/22 ... it's been cold and wet since then....
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    Bumping this ... So I got the flooring about...

    Bumping this ...

    So I got the flooring about a month ago and I've been very happy. Overall, $350 well spent in my mind!

    Sorry about the sideways images, I was being lazy with my TGR uploads.
    ...
  27. ++vibes to Ottime. Nice job on bluebird TAY at...

    ++vibes to Ottime.

    Nice job on bluebird TAY at Carson Pass! Man I already miss South Lake ... all 3 parties who skied Sisters were friends of mine, funny to compare the various photos on...
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    Totally not budget at all but the GG Pedalhead is...

    Totally not budget at all but the GG Pedalhead is the funnest 29" I've ever ridden, maybe the most fun bike I've ever ridden. Wonderful feel on the rear stays, super low BB, and wonderful cockpit geo...
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    Dude, EVOL air can for your shock and -1 angleset...

    Dude, EVOL air can for your shock and -1 angleset up front. 2 best things you can do for that bike, I promise - more valuable than when we were chatting about going to 1x.
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    Boo Yeah!

    Boo Yeah!
  31. Another bump of a really old thread ... seems...

    Another bump of a really old thread ...

    seems like the 3.5/4.1 x 9.5mm double-step drill will be a handy one for metal and/or carbon topsheets, no?...
  32. Rain in EUG! Fingers crossed for minimal...

    Rain in EUG! Fingers crossed for minimal lightning. Looking forward to less smoke ...
  33. From Oregon Smoke Blog:...

    From Oregon Smoke Blog:
    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Er66CJV-UbA/Wa8e62eeAZI/AAAAAAAAAl8/t04BBB0IutQy6NeZeq0BWJwr6TvrK2ErQCLcBGAs/s640/Screen%2BShot%2B2017-09-05%2Bat%2B3.01.54%2BPM.png
  34. Yup, at Hult Center ... but I realized I have to...

    Yup, at Hult Center ... but I realized I have to be in Raleigh NC for work so I won't be able to make it.
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    Why no love for 29? Seems like all the light...

    Why no love for 29? Seems like all the light hardtails right now are 29. For where you live and ride 27+ might be pretty good. I've ridden that Oat Hill chunk ... 27+ could be good on less traveled...
  36. It's nuts thinking about how far Eugene is from...

    It's nuts thinking about how far Eugene is from actual fires, but it's so socked in here that the moon (almost full last night) was barely visible and the street lights were lighting up smoke. Smokey...
  37. It's labor day and you guys are talking about...

    It's labor day and you guys are talking about 17-18 passes. Time for new thread?
  38. That's crazy, all the fire crew camps are right...

    That's crazy, all the fire crew camps are right at the ski resort parking area - it's the command center for all the various fires in the Deschutes and Willamette NF.

    Register Guard says the fire...
  39. This smoke is never ending! It's even socked-in...

    This smoke is never ending! It's even socked-in in Eugene today!

    According to the local NWS office, Southern Willamette valley is getting smoke from the Chetco and Miller fires down near Medford....
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    I ended up ordering this guy:...

    I ended up ordering this guy:
    https://www.garagefloor.com/product/small-coin/

    I read somewhere that the textured small coin provides good traction over the large coin pattern.

    The room is...
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    Seems like vinyl is most cost effective for my...

    Seems like vinyl is most cost effective for my purpose ... rubber rolls seem to max out at 4' wide, vs being able to yet 7.5' or 9' wide for vinyl rolls.

    I think a 7.5' x 17', or 9' x 20' vinyl...
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    I'm assuming they publish their head angles at...

    I'm assuming they publish their head angles at sag height? Most of their bikes are running longer fork length than rear travel, I wonder what the sag assumptions are.

    I've actually been wanting a...
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    Shop flooring recommendations

    Any recommendation materials for covering hardwood for a bike/ski/gear random stuff workshop area?

    I just moved into a house where the 2-car garage was converted into a recreation room w/ hardwood...
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    Might be worth putting Guerilla Gravity Megatrail...

    Might be worth putting Guerilla Gravity Megatrail on your radar. Local (to you) and really awesome geometry. Their frames are really stiff and the suspension curves they use are pretty dang...
  45. Anyone already seeing eclipse traffic around...

    Anyone already seeing eclipse traffic around their parts?

    My friend convinced me to drive out to Painted Hills / Sutton Byway on Sunday night and try to pitch a tent on random BLM/NF roads...
  46. ^ looking forward to it! Gotta save up some Delta...

    ^ looking forward to it! Gotta save up some Delta miles, as they fly nonstop EUG-SEA!
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    They are still in plastic, hence the funny...

    They are still in plastic, hence the funny reflections ... will keep EM sealed until I get my workshop set up so I can mount and wax em! This will be my PNW resort "soft snow" & travel ski.
  48. wyeaster, will let you know if I stick around for...

    wyeaster, will let you know if I stick around for eclipse weekend or not!

    I'm near Amazon park, up on the hill behind the masonic cemetery. We picked this spot for easy access to I5 via 30th and...
  49. soooo ... who are the...

    soooo ... who are the Corvallis/Eugene/Springfield/Cottage Grove mags in here?

    I just moved to Eugene a few weeks ago and am finally getting settled in. Keith just shipped my Praxis GPOs, and the...
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170812/9b9d5167...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170812/9b9d51675231cba3aa5c14195f79ac98.jpg

    Giddyup!!!
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