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  1. I put mine on right after the big October dump....

    I put mine on right after the big October dump. Sorry everyone!!!
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    $294 for a $420 credit? Are you high!?!:D ...

    $294 for a $420 credit? Are you high!?!:D

    (free bump)
  3. Maybe time to for resorts to stock up on Snomax:...

    Maybe time to for resorts to stock up on Snomax:
    https://www.snomax.com/
  4. I don’t know about that. Seems like with highs...

    I don’t know about that. Seems like with highs near 60 each day and lows not too far below freezing, there aren’t going to be many hours each night where they can actually blow snow?
  5. Looks good. Much better than just the single...

    Looks good. Much better than just the single number for both flexes.

    Could I suggest two additional numbers to consider adding in the charts?

    1) measured ski length, instead of just nominal,...
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    I donít have mine handy right now, but Blister...

    I donít have mine handy right now, but Blister says the recommended mount point on their 188 Rustler 11ís was 85.4 cm from the tail. My 188ís are marked as 114 waist; weird that a 188 Sheeva would...
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    buttahflake, if you and that D+ of yours want to...

    buttahflake, if you and that D+ of yours want to tag along with me and mine when I head to the shop to apply, just let me know!
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    Yep. Just make sure to use your handy at home...

    Yep. Just make sure to use your handy at home ultrasonic tester to check for crash damage on that used carbon fork.
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    Iíve mounted two pairs due to this thread. No...

    Iíve mounted two pairs due to this thread. No issues.

    Donít remember which way the tips were facing, but skis seem to work better switch?
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    D+ is a pass right? Going to head to the local...

    D+ is a pass right? Going to head to the local shop and tell them Iím accredited and would they like to hire me.
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    If I knew how most jigs/templates were set up, I...

    If I knew how most jigs/templates were set up, I wouldnít be reading the Ďmount your own fucking skisí thread, now would I? :fm:
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    Ski companies all make any text on the bases...

    Ski companies all make any text on the bases upright in that direction, so when I post pics of me mounting my skis on TGR and Instagram I donít look like a jong?
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    Iím going to step in here and demonstrate my...

    Iím going to step in here and demonstrate my ignorance.

    What is the reason for tips always left? I can come up with two possible answers: 1) having tips always point in the same direction makes...
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    a bit of everything. Comfortable to wear against...

    a bit of everything. Comfortable to wear against skin, but fine over a tee or baselayer as well. Just a nice all around lighter insulating layer
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    i have a Grid Air crew and really like it. Was...

    i have a Grid Air crew and really like it. Was looking to get another during this sale, but only have the same color Iíve already got in my size.
  16. Yep, got those emails two days in a row. Iím...

    Yep, got those emails two days in a row. Iím supposed to be blacked out, but kinda want to see what they say if I show up on a holiday
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    Honestly, kind of sucks that thatís the obvious...

    Honestly, kind of sucks that thatís the obvious conclusion. Would make things so much simpler if you could take an additional measurement or two on top of circumference and know exactly what helmets...
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    Kudos. Thatís probably the most helpful helmet...

    Kudos. Thatís probably the most helpful helmet shape info Iíve ever seen. And next time I need a new helmet Iíll have to try on Giro instead of ignoring them.

    For what itís worth, the shop I...
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    I think weíre going to have to agree to disagree...

    I think weíre going to have to agree to disagree on this one.
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    Yep. On my Giro snow helmet I actually had to...

    Yep. On my Giro snow helmet I actually had to very slightly compress the foam in one spot on my forehead to eliminate a pressure point. No issues at all with any of the Specialized bike helmets Iíve...
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    Maybe my traditions go back further than yours,...

    Maybe my traditions go back further than yours, but I would have loved to be able to have fit into a Giro Switchblade when they first came out, but thereís absolutely no way it could work with my...
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    https://www.bikeradar.com/advice/sizing-and-fit/an...

    https://www.bikeradar.com/advice/sizing-and-fit/angryasian-lets-rethink-helmet-sizing/?image=2&type=gallery&gallery=0

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    Seriously, check out a Specialized
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    Unless Giro has changed their head forms in the...

    Unless Giro has changed their head forms in the past decade or so, then Iíd say fuck no to this. I have a long oval head (wear a long oval Arai helmet). Our shop carried Specialized, Bell, and Giro...
  24. Between this, and the earlier PayPal shenanigans...

    Between this, and the earlier PayPal shenanigans discussion, itís been a good week for Super Troopers fans.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1rlSjdnAKY4
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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JNPW2wZ4D2s ...

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JNPW2wZ4D2s

    Shenanigans!!!!
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    Fingers crossed it took place in Fargo.

    Fingers crossed it took place in Fargo.
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    Did the workbench it was found under happen to...

    Did the workbench it was found under happen to have a vise with a missing handle mounted to it? That could be a good clue :fmicon:
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    Iíve been happy with my Shimano ME7ís for the...

    Iíve been happy with my Shimano ME7ís for the same reasons you stated.
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    yeah, well aware from my time working in a shop...

    yeah, well aware from my time working in a shop that noises are tough. Doesnít mean I donít wish I was better at diagnosing them though!

    I have no patience for people who get on forums and...
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    Never knew boots could speak, let along speak...

    Never knew boots could speak, let along speak Greek. Learn something new every day.
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    Took the cassette off and cleaned the mating...

    Took the cassette off and cleaned the mating surfaces between it and the freebody, put it back together and no noise. Fuck I suck at diagnosing noise!

    The cassette is a CS-M9100, not CS-M9101, so...
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    MGP (Midwest Grain Products) is a massive...

    MGP (Midwest Grain Products) is a massive distiller and tons of smaller brands buy from them and just do the aging and blending themselves. If you see Ďdistilled in Indiana, bottled in xyzí itís...
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    Kids cap gun. The ring isnít a sight, looks like...

    Kids cap gun. The ring isnít a sight, looks like itís there to hold a missing part.

    Similar, but different one from the 50ís:
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  34. Sounds like you donít even care that it actually...

    Sounds like you donít even care that it actually works
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    Power is going to be almost exactly proportional...

    Power is going to be almost exactly proportional to piston area. This link for sketchy replacement pistons suggest they’re the same size pistons in both those calipers, so power will be the same:
    ...
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    Yeah, infrared not UV

    Yeah, infrared not UV
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    Not all Chris King products are problematic. My...

    Not all Chris King products are problematic. My old chili and cheese shakers are holding up fine with minimal maintenance required :fmicon:
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    Fingers crossed that one of those UV waxers shows...

    Fingers crossed that one of those UV waxers shows up in Gear Swap for, like, $100.
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    Thanks. I found the video at the end of that...

    Thanks. I found the video at the end of that thread when I first ran into this issue. The sound on my bike is just like that, and it does go away when lubing the part he says, it just wonít stay...
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    For 2021 that spacer would be attached to the...

    For 2021 that spacer would be attached to the backside of the large cog assembly, right? Iím pretty sure I saw it stuck to the backside of that part, but definitely do not have a loose spacer on...
  41. No it is not

    No it is not
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    Iíve been assuming the noise is internal, but the...

    Iíve been assuming the noise is internal, but the only time Iím removing the cassette is when thereís noise. Could be dirt build up between the cassette and splines. Thatís an easy one to check, so...
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    Bandit Man: heard Rustlers have gotten heavier...

    Bandit Man: heard Rustlers have gotten heavier and stiffer, that true?

    alude: weíve measured stiffness and weights, hereís how theyíve been changing.

    Bandit Man: fuck you for presuming I wanted...
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    Iím pretty sure Iím getting it back together...

    Iím pretty sure Iím getting it back together right each time; following along with the manual rather than going by memory.

    I havenít tried playing with the number of spacers, but good suggestion....
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    Yep, positive itís coming from the freehub. Goes...

    Yep, positive itís coming from the freehub. Goes completely silent if I take it it apart and re-lube. Stays that way for a dozen rides before starting up again; repeat.
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    Anyone have experience with creaking/groaning...

    Anyone have experience with creaking/groaning under load with the new XT 8100 12-speed rear hubs?

    Iím having to take my freehub apart every dozen rides or so to clean and lube it. I know the...
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    Not as good as you might think?

    Not as good as you might think?
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    I second all this. Would definitely try this...

    I second all this. Would definitely try this before going down the fitter route.
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    Iím like you. Was significantly skinnier than...

    Iím like you. Was significantly skinnier than that thru college, gained a little bit of weight but not much in the following years, but the change that actually let me gain weight was adding...
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    This. Since you have a bike thatís...

    This.

    Since you have a bike thatís comfortable, best to try and figure out what the differences are. This should be a much better situation to be in than if you didnít have a good fitting bike.
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