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    We're just going to be in Cartagena, for four...

    We're just going to be in Cartagena, for four nights, then fly to Quito and have a tour in Ecuador for about 7 days.

    Figured we'd explore the old walled city, walk around, spend some time on the...
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    16-year bump! Anyone been more recently? We're...

    16-year bump! Anyone been more recently?

    We're going for a few days on the way to Ecuador.
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    Ball joint?

    Ball joint?
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    Hammer would probably work, but could take...

    Hammer would probably work, but could take awhile.

    For immediate relief, try an air chisel.
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    Bauhaus was fantastic. All four original members....

    Bauhaus was fantastic. All four original members. Ash is a seriously underrated guitarist.

    Set list, going from memory, probably not in total right order:

    Double Dare, In the flat field,...
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    That was excellent. Hot! 94* high in Pasadena...

    That was excellent. Hot! 94* high in Pasadena yesterday.

    Bands we saw:
    Christian Death
    English Beat
    Missing Persons
    Cold Cave
    Gene Loves Jezebel
    Violent Femmes
    PiL
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    My favorite LBS fuckup is when a friend had a...

    My favorite LBS fuckup is when a friend had a shop replace his threaded bottom bracket. Shop cross threaded the Shimano external BB and forced it all the way into the frame.
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    Or did he put the olive downstream of the...

    Or did he put the olive downstream of the compression nut (not on the lever side, but on the caliper side)
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    ^^^ I finally tried automotive brake cleaner on...

    ^^^ I finally tried automotive brake cleaner on mtb disc pads - it works really well, much better than trying to burn off contaminants with a torch.
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    My Jeep owner phase taught me that AMC would use...

    My Jeep owner phase taught me that AMC would use whatever parts were laying around. I ended up with a fine collection of metric and SAE tools as a result.
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    How many carbon parts are you required to break...

    How many carbon parts are you required to break before buying a torque wrench?

    Me: one handlebar.
  12. IDK, his box scores have been nothing but zeroes....

    IDK, his box scores have been nothing but zeroes.



    Redundant post is redundant.
  13. I said Kobe-like smugness, not Kobe-like effort. ...

    I said Kobe-like smugness, not Kobe-like effort.

    Kobe would never have let his team fail like that, he'd at least have tried.

    (Cue homer defensiveness in 5...4...3..)
  14. Is the mobility scooter the only running vehicle?

    Is the mobility scooter the only running vehicle?
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    Echo and the Bunnymen canceled last minute, but...

    Echo and the Bunnymen canceled last minute, but rest of the lineup is intact.

    Bauhaus!
  16. Go Grizzlies! There's something about the...

    Go Grizzlies!

    There's something about the Warriors I find grating - a Kobe-like smugness. So I root against them.
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    He's got Heinz 57 wheels too!

    He's got Heinz 57 wheels too!
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    Cruel World Festival

    Anyone else here going?
    https://cruelworldfest.com/
  19. FIFY

    FIFY
  20. 7YvAYIJSSZY

    7YvAYIJSSZY
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    IMHO the real question is how many people need to...

    IMHO the real question is how many people need to keep telling you to go buy some anti-seize, apply it to the hub center bore where it contacts the wheel, and never worry about it again....
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    Our plan is the same - it's a marketplace plan...

    Our plan is the same - it's a marketplace plan with no coverage out of network, except for what the ACA requires (such as emergency room treatment).

    To cover that gap, I bought an annual travel...
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    Paging Mazderati...

    Paging Mazderati...
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    ^^^ He finally got one??!!!!

    ^^^ He finally got one??!!!!
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    Zoom-zoom.

    Zoom-zoom.
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    YT's response, in case anyone is interested: ...

    YT's response, in case anyone is interested:

    Hello,

    Thanks for reaching out!†

    The website shows the most updated availability next to each size and sub model. All bikes available for...
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    I just emailed YT to ask about more inventory.

    I just emailed YT to ask about more inventory.
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    I didn't see on YT's website how I could order...

    I didn't see on YT's website how I could order when a bike is out of stock. Will look around more for that.
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    Am waiting for the Izzo to come back in stock -...

    Am waiting for the Izzo to come back in stock - leaning toward the Core 2 build, because I can upgrade a ton of stuff for the price difference to step up to the 3.
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    That looks like a pretty decent buy in today's...

    That looks like a pretty decent buy in today's bike market.

    Am looking for something shorter travel for Mrs C -- a 140/150 bike isn't going to make her happy.
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    How many multiples of $4K is one of those Propain...

    How many multiples of $4K is one of those Propain builds?
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    Worth linking: ...

    Worth linking:
    ...
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    Tire didn't have a wobble when it was mounted...

    Tire didn't have a wobble when it was mounted previously - it's a partially worn DHF that was on the front wheel, and I moved it to the rear wheel and added the insert. It is seated properly on the...
  34. Good job tackling that project. Drum-in-hat...

    Good job tackling that project. Drum-in-hat e-brakes are a PITA.
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    Bump. Lowered PSI some more, am liking the ride...

    Bump. Lowered PSI some more, am liking the ride quality, haven't torn open a sidewall yet...

    Still have casing wobble though. I let all the air out of the tire, tried manipulating the insert...
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    Mrs C is rough on phones. She likes the Otterbox...

    Mrs C is rough on phones. She likes the Otterbox cases - and has actually managed to break them once or twice.

    I like the Spigen cases mentioned above. They give a little protection - enough if...
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    I found that Harry Potter fan who used to post...

    I found that Harry Potter fan who used to post here, in Reno today - he must have traded in the Jaaaaaag. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220508/a853463be3cdf568dada2731deb21e2a.jpg
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    Do you come from a land down under? Where women...

    Do you come from a land down under?
    Where women glow and men plunder?
    Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
    You better run, you better take cover
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    Did my first ever ride with a tire insert - a...

    Did my first ever ride with a tire insert - a Nukeproof ARD, installed in the rear of a hardtail. Felt kind of wooden - normal? Used a little lower pressure than I would have without the insert,...
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    You'll probably find big fans of each brand of...

    You'll probably find big fans of each brand of brake. Me, I like Shimano, a lot -- to the point where I will strip off any SRAM brakes that come on a bike, sell them, and replace with Shimano. ...
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    IMHO it was when the manufacturers switched to...

    IMHO it was when the manufacturers switched to making one size fits all front derailleurs that they got huge and bulky - like the dual pull one above. I don't know why those got so bad, with big fat...
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    Got it. I set the shifter in 3X mode and it...

    Got it. I set the shifter in 3X mode and it works perfectly, despite this bike coming from the factory with a 2X crank. Go figure.

    It even works in cross chaining all gears except the most...
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    Thanks - I'll give it another try with these tips...

    Thanks - I'll give it another try with these tips in mind.
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    $10K buys a lot of dicks in the parking lot.

    $10K buys a lot of dicks in the parking lot.
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    Embarrassing Q on front derailleur adjusting: I...

    Embarrassing Q on front derailleur adjusting: I should be able to do this, but something isn't working right and I am stumped.

    Bike is a circa 2016 Giant/Liv Lust 27.5, 2x10 Shimano drivetrain. ...
  46. But what about that foul GPIV got away with in...

    But what about that foul GPIV got away with in that last game? Refs must be blind!
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    You could change your name to "Deore."

    You could change your name to "Deore."
  48. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Payton_II

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Payton_II
  49. How many Gary Paytons are there now?

    How many Gary Paytons are there now?
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    Orthodontist-level Ibis Ripmo on local Craigslist...

    Orthodontist-level Ibis Ripmo on local Craigslist - "never ridden out of driveway." Merely $11K.

    https://reno.craigslist.org/bik/d/reno-ibis-ripmo/7479139691.html
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