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    I'm sad that Ibis didn't hold the line, but at...

    I'm sad that Ibis didn't hold the line, but at least they are clear eyed about the fact that mopeding isn't the same as bicycling.428665
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    X100. I built up to running 10 miles on trails...

    X100. I built up to running 10 miles on trails barefoot a long while ago, but it took like a year. You can VERY easily injure yourself by doing too much. But, if you start slowly (like 1/2 mile!)...
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    3rd on these. Never lost a bottle.

    3rd on these. Never lost a bottle.
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    One of the things I like(d) best about Ibis is...

    One of the things I like(d) best about Ibis is that they didn't make a moped.

    So my rant is that they didn't hold the line. I guess I'll have to find another DW link bike made by a company that...
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    My man. Preach!

    My man. Preach!
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    We're in the same boat. A surplus of sungold and...

    We're in the same boat. A surplus of sungold and sweet 100s has pushed me to make these. If sungolds are heroin, concentrating 1.5# of them into a small jar makes fentanyl.427947427948
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    Nice, that sounds like a great solution. If...

    Nice, that sounds like a great solution.

    If you do want to build a new & better bike carrier for whatever moto you end up with, swing on by. I'm on Gen. 4 & 5 of mine, currently on the CB500F &...
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    I reapaired a cracked rim and rode it hard for...

    I reapaired a cracked rim and rode it hard for like another year. The guy I sold it to 3 years ago is still rallying it.

    I vote to go for it if you're not concerned about weight or looks. It will...
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    Wow! Thanks for sharing with us. Not all stoke...

    Wow! Thanks for sharing with us. Not all stoke has to be on skis.
  10. Thread: Tool Time

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    Yeah, what a dick move. Sorry for your loss, DH.

    Yeah, what a dick move. Sorry for your loss, DH.
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    Indeed. This is the right way to stand up for...

    Indeed. This is the right way to stand up for oneself.

    I'm glad to be in an industry where no one expects anything for free. Imagine calling a contractor and suggesting he remodel your kitchen in...
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    Verizon also has their own "prepaid" plan. I get...

    Verizon also has their own "prepaid" plan. I get 15gb for $35/mo. It takes a few months to drop to that rate but I think it started at $45.

    I will say that I think that the conspiracists who say...
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    WR250R would be my choice. You have to be a real...

    WR250R would be my choice. You have to be a real special idiot to do serious damage to one of those, and I bet many of their owners hardly ride and over maintain them so cherry ones are prob common....
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    Huh? Do you never ride actual singletrack or...

    Huh? Do you never ride actual singletrack or bench-cut trails? We're not all riding on 6 foot wide paths where one can just stay off to the side and leave room for descending bros to blast past.
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    Which model? I'd be interested in R8000 and would...

    Which model? I'd be interested in R8000 and would then be able to pass on some 105 pedals to SB for shipping.
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    You just need to recalibrate: when looks are...

    You just need to recalibrate: when looks are given 10x the weight of function, it becomes obvious.
  17. I don't want to derail the parking and skiing on...

    I don't want to derail the parking and skiing on a few flakes stoke, but HOLY SHIT the trails in Carson City are the best I've ever experienced them. Whatever your plans are tomorrow, you need to...
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    The Simpson brackets or angles will definitely...

    The Simpson brackets or angles will definitely help, but what we'd likely be required to use now is a much more serious saddle that you can't reasonably retrofit. See pic.

    If you're going to go...
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    Nuh-Uh! I can totally tell the difference...

    Nuh-Uh! I can totally tell the difference between brass and aluminium nipples, even when they are on different bikes and tires, months apart! Don't get me started on my preternatural ability to...
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    Here's saying that the goal isn't so much to GET...

    Here's saying that the goal isn't so much to GET SWOLE, rather it's to avoid being swollen.
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    Dude, it's #VANlife, not...

    Dude, it's #VANlife, not #smartcalculationofthebestvehicleforthelikelyusecaselife
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    Shameless plug for the Niner RLT I'm selling: ...

    Shameless plug for the Niner RLT I'm selling:

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=348544

    FS: Niner RLT 9 Steel gravel bike 53cm, Ultegra $1700
  23. FS: Niner RLT 9 Steel gravel bike 53cm, Ultegra $1700

    I finally put this one back together and am ready to let it go. Before it goes onto PB/FB, I'd like to give mags a shot at it. It's a super sweet ride!

    Niner RLT 9 Steel in 53 cm (fits a bit...
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    I've only been to Peru to climb, but I walked...

    I've only been to Peru to climb, but I walked into a bunch of valleys on those trails and definitely see the point above. It's super important that cyclists are respectful, especially in the early...
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    Take my money! https://youtu.be/fpjcbTGaYgs

    Take my money! https://youtu.be/fpjcbTGaYgs
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    Merv 13 will definitely clean your air. I have 2...

    Merv 13 will definitely clean your air. I have 2 HEPA cleaners and run this setup too when it's really bad. Its a carpet drying blower with 3x merv 13 box around it. It moves about 1600cfm,...
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    Such a no brainer. I try hard to convince all of...

    Such a no brainer. I try hard to convince all of my clients. When I fail I still put an outlet there for when they inevitably see the light.
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    I put posts around the perimeter of the tomato...

    I put posts around the perimeter of the tomato bed, then run boards longitudinally about 7' from the ground. As the plants grow I tie the stems up with twine. It works well and keeps things open, and...
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    The clutch is definitely a weak point on the...

    The clutch is definitely a weak point on the Shimano derailleurs. I service mine really frequently after having one fail in less than 500mi (seemingly no grease from the factory). It was warrantied....
  30. Are they valid for any route? Hmmm...

    Are they valid for any route? Hmmm...
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    I used to race with a guy who routinely had bar...

    I used to race with a guy who routinely had bar tape worse than that. It would dangle from the drops as he was sprinting away from everyone on the pointy end of P12 crits, so one couldn't really...
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    Is it going between side walls? If so, it's not...

    Is it going between side walls? If so, it's not actually a floating shelf--it's just a shelf. A 60"x10"x 5/4 piece of hardwood will span that with only a minimal support in the middle in case they...
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    Yep. We had a clear summer (though I was gone for...

    Yep. We had a clear summer (though I was gone for most of it, first to PNW, then to an extra dusty Burning Man), but the smoke is here with a vengeance now. At least the worst of the heat has...
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    I can't speak to the MTB in Colombia, but I bet...

    I can't speak to the MTB in Colombia, but I bet it's great. They love bicycles. I suspect the MTB scene is behind MX, though--the main focus is on road racing. The potential is off of the charts.
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    You can use any spoke and nipple that fits. Maybe...

    You can use any spoke and nipple that fits. Maybe it would help to choose one that's roughly the same thickness to match the tension/stretch, but I'd bet that wouldn't matter a whit.
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    I've reused mine at least 10x. They also claim...

    I've reused mine at least 10x. They also claim 11s ones are single use, but I've used those until the side plates are grooved. YMMV, obviously.

    Using a SRAM one or other will likely have zero...
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    My man. I thought I was crusty, but of course...

    My man. I thought I was crusty, but of course surfers are leading the charge.
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    I have 5k on the XT chain on my MTB, and I...

    I have 5k on the XT chain on my MTB, and I regularly measure it. It's still below .5%. I'm not going to open the (wax) can of worms, but conditions and care make a huge difference.
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    I'm firmly on the 2x side for gravel. The...

    I'm firmly on the 2x side for gravel. The biggest arguments for MTB going 1x are suspension design & tire clearance, but those aren't issues for gravel bikes. 2x is not even heavier if you factor in...
  40. The various setup options have been well covered...

    The various setup options have been well covered above, but at this point I'm on board with the "brown lenses" hypothesis. Maybe if you had set up the bike like her old one as Dee suggests, you'd...
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    Plug and Play camps bring nothing positive and...

    Plug and Play camps bring nothing positive and should be hounded out of existence.

    The general background music seemed even more monotonous this year, but at least there was more of it than ever. ...
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    Yeah, exits were super tough, and BMIR was giving...

    Yeah, exits were super tough, and BMIR was giving out inaccurate info. 8+ hours from gate to pavement was common. We left today Tues at 0730 and drove straight out.

    The 3 full-day whiteouts...
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    Holy shit, this year was rugged. I was there for...

    Holy shit, this year was rugged. I was there for 12 days, and several 15+ year Burners I met either bailed or said it was the worst dust conditions they had ever experienced. 105 degree temps didn't...
  44. Thread: Antiwork

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    The whole post was excellent. I wonder how...

    The whole post was excellent.

    I wonder how much of this attitude is driven on the supply (employer) end rather than the demand (worker) end. Work has objectively become more transactional, and the...
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    11 speed Shimano chains have come with master...

    11 speed Shimano chains have come with master links for a while now. KMC and other links fit just fine though. IMO 11 speed stuff is all cross compatible.

    12 speed is a different animal, and the...
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    True. Plus it lasts essentially forever. I'm...

    True. Plus it lasts essentially forever. I'm coming up on 5000 miles on an XT chain.
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    Narcissists just can't help themselves. He needs...

    Narcissists just can't help themselves. He needs to watch https://youtu.be/hL8TVgCkuxU
  48. Thread: Antiwork

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    I think there's even another level beyond this:...

    I think there's even another level beyond this: people are starting to look at the world and realize that the future that was traditionally expected for their working life or retirement is just not...
  49. Thread: Westworld

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    We're at E4. Liking it so far but kind of bracing...

    We're at E4. Liking it so far but kind of bracing for it to become inscrutable again.
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    Not to minimize, but WTF are they doing over...

    Not to minimize, but WTF are they doing over there in Mass?

    "The Massachusetts National Guard has been brought in to help fight the Briarwood Fire, which has been burning for more than a month...
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