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    X2 on all of that.

    X2 on all of that.
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    The Smash still might be my favourite bike in the...

    The Smash still might be my favourite bike in the "light duty enduro" category. That thing was a really fun bike. I might end up with another one at some point.
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    Propain Spindrift frames are in stock, reasonably...

    Propain Spindrift frames are in stock, reasonably priced, and sexy looking.
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    Oh, I'm not delusional enough to think it'd...

    Oh, I'm not delusional enough to think it'd actually happen.

    Just saying that you can't really fault a system that doesn't act preemptively when the system is only set up to act punitively. ...
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    It seems to me that the issue is really how...

    It seems to me that the issue is really how American society has elected to handle it's mentally ill / homeless. It's hard to fault the cops in your story - at most, they had evidence of some...
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    It's funny that commencal bikes are all tanks,...

    It's funny that commencal bikes are all tanks, but all of their skis are super light.
  7. Ha! True. Although the sth2 is still the same...

    Ha! True. Although the sth2 is still the same toe hole pattern as the old ones.
  8. Sounds good. Thanks for the info.

    Sounds good. Thanks for the info.
  9. I'm sure this is buried in here somewhere, but...

    I'm sure this is buried in here somewhere, but does anyone know if STH2 holes conflict with Look Pivot (same BSL, same mount point)? iirc, it's just the toes that conflict, but I can't remember how...
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    Some knots in it, but (k)not too many. I've...

    Some knots in it, but (k)not too many.

    I've been kinda surprised how well it's held up. It's had plenty of dog claws on it, plus a couple of 15 month olds that are hell bent on destroying...
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    Tamarack seems entirely plausible since there's...

    Tamarack seems entirely plausible since there's boatloads of that stuff around here.

    Here's a pic of the underside of a piece that we pulled out of a bathroom. Does this help with the wood...
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    I think it's more like they come from the same...

    I think it's more like they come from the same factory and the ones that pass top tier quality control get a name brand sticker on them. The rejects that are still ok-ish get sold as no-names for...
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    I'm 90% sure it's pine or fir of some sort. If...

    I'm 90% sure it's pine or fir of some sort. If nothing else, an oak floor in this house would be very out of character from the other work that the prior owner did. But I have a couple loose...
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    It's gotta be more like 20 minutes now. All...

    It's gotta be more like 20 minutes now. All these damn transplants are making traffic a mess.

    (edit: I'm allowed to say that because I moved here more than a year ago).
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    ^^^ All more or less still accurate. RMO in...

    ^^^ All more or less still accurate.

    RMO in Kalispell is still there and is still a great mountaineering / BC shop. The Whiteroom is defunct. Great Northern in Whitefish is the best ski shop in...
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    If you take a rubber mallet or a block of wood...

    If you take a rubber mallet or a block of wood and tap on the valve (from the inside / tire side of the rim), it'll help seat it. Substantially cuts down on leaky valves.
  17. Thread: Trucks.

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    Last time I priced out windshield coverage, it...

    Last time I priced out windshield coverage, it only penciled out if you had to replace your windshield every 2-3 years. If you're on a ~5 year replacement timeframe, it's cheaper to just pay for the...
  18. I don't know Jackson well other than having skied...

    I don't know Jackson well other than having skied there a handful of times over the years, so I was looking at the map to remind myself where all these lifts and runs were.

    Jackson has a typo on...
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    Harvesting material from room 1 to blend...

    Harvesting material from room 1 to blend transitions is an interesting thought that hadn't occurred to me. It would complicate the timing of everything though. If I went the prefinished route, I'd...
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    I prefer guessing. And I'm guessing bad tape.

    I prefer guessing. And I'm guessing bad tape.
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    Right on, that makes sense. I guess I'll have to...

    Right on, that makes sense. I guess I'll have to do some shopping around and see what the options are locally for pre-finished flooring that's close to what's in the kitchen.
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    Ha! On one hand, yes. On the other hand, Room...

    Ha! On one hand, yes. On the other hand, Room #2 to be remodeled is ^^^ their bedroom, so that one will probably get done next spring. And part of that project is installing a lock on my bedroom...
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    Sanded smooth. Not sure what finish they used...

    Sanded smooth. Not sure what finish they used on it (we've only been in this house for a couple years). While the house is about 40 years old, I'm fairly sure this flooring is newer. I'm not...
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    The pine flooring is pretty standard 3" x 3/4"...

    The pine flooring is pretty standard 3" x 3/4" stuff, so I'm operating on the assumption that I'll be able to match it pretty closely. But, of course, the current stuff has seen plenty of use, so...
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    What's the collective wisdom on this scenario: ...

    What's the collective wisdom on this scenario:

    We're in a ~40 year old house. There are three separate rooms that I'll be remodeling over the next few years. Each room will be it's own remodel...
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    ^^^ put a shorter stem and maybe a riser bar on...

    ^^^ put a shorter stem and maybe a riser bar on that thing and it'd be an entirely serviceable jumper.
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    Well since you asked... Dirt jump bikes are...

    Well since you asked...

    Dirt jump bikes are pretty cheap, they're not particularly prone to becoming outdated, and they're not maintenance intensive. Buy a dirt jumper now and it'll still be just...
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    Could be sweet if it actually works. I'm...

    Could be sweet if it actually works. I'm entirely skeptical that it would actually work though. At least not without a relatively mellow slope and firm snow.
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    I'd go #1, with the caveat that it'd be better if...

    I'd go #1, with the caveat that it'd be better if you put some smaller, less knobby tires on. But if you don't want to swap them, at least pump them up pretty firm.
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    Definitely agreed that it would be nice to...

    Definitely agreed that it would be nice to numerically quantify fit, I just don't really see how it could be done in any useful manner. It's hard to put the curvature of a helmet into a useful...
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    Honestly, a lot of my take away from measuring...

    Honestly, a lot of my take away from measuring the helmets was that the differences between each one are mostly pretty small. A lot of them feel more different than the measurements would suggest. ...
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    We may well just have to agree to disagree, but...

    We may well just have to agree to disagree, but you've got me questioning everything I thought I knew about helmet fit. I had always thought that everyone was agreed that giro was oval, but you've...
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    I never tried the original switchblade, but giros...

    I never tried the original switchblade, but giros have been oval (at least compared to bell) since I started riding in them and selling them ~25 years ago.
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    Whitefish is most definitely a shitshow. Lift...

    Whitefish is most definitely a shitshow. Lift lines were bad last year, and they sold 13% more season passes this year. It's gonna be a mess. It'll be interesting to see if that drives more...
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    ^^^ Agreed to check out Specialized, although...

    ^^^ Agreed to check out Specialized, although they only make one full face and they don't have a convertible option.

    The numbers in that chart look wonky to me - I've found Specialized to fit me...
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    Small and mellow. Usually open Wednesday through...

    Small and mellow. Usually open Wednesday through Sunday, so powder Wednesdays are a possibility.

    The biggest thing holding that place back is that the road up to the ski hill is long and slow. ...
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    Sorry to hear about your buddy Bunion. Rough...

    Sorry to hear about your buddy Bunion. Rough start to the season indeed.
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    Long oval head = giro. No idea if their XL sizes...

    Long oval head = giro. No idea if their XL sizes will fit your enormous melon. The switchblade might be a good option for you though.
  39. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Yeah. I'm kinda shocked most people on this...

    Yeah. I'm kinda shocked most people on this forum haven't seen this before. Y'all's drunken shoulder season parties need to get more creative.
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    Rogers pass just picked up 200cm in 72 hours. ...

    Rogers pass just picked up 200cm in 72 hours. Not sure any lifts in that area are spinning though.
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    Just keep in mind that you can only really do an...

    Just keep in mind that you can only really do an air can service on rear shocks. Anything in the damper circuit will generally require equipment to recharge the IFP chamber with nitrogen. But yeah,...
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    Yup, between me and the wife there's 5-ish bikes...

    Yup, between me and the wife there's 5-ish bikes to maintain. And 2 or 3 of those bikes probably get different tires a few times during the season. Plus a few flats over the season that require...
  43. Thread: The FIFTY

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    X2. I know nothing about SEO or algorithms, but...

    X2. I know nothing about SEO or algorithms, but the new naming scheme is worse.

    Per usual though, great episode. Enjoyed the biking bit, and liked the planning discussion.

    Also, I am 100%...
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    I dunno. He flails his arms a bit.

    I dunno. He flails his arms a bit.
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    Go to Michael's in kalispell. The latex mold...

    Go to Michael's in kalispell. The latex mold builder is about half way back on the right side of the store. Go online and download a 40% off entire purchase coupon while you're standing in line...
  46. ^^^ that. And I want a protected derailleur...

    ^^^ that.

    And I want a protected derailleur on a non high pivot / idler bike. This design seems like it's currently resigned to only occupy the long travel enduro sled segment. Which is fine,...
  47. Skip to 3:15 for the interesting part. ...

    Skip to 3:15 for the interesting part.


    https://youtu.be/M_i-A-5jJ8s
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    I just think the gas station casino thing is a...

    I just think the gas station casino thing is a great way to get some cross pollination between the Tesla crowd and the meth mouth contingent.
  49. The rear pulley isn't really location constrained...

    The rear pulley isn't really location constrained though, is it? I mean, clearly there's an advantage to having it tucked way up high. But it doesn't look to me like there anything about that...
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    But good business getting people in there that...

    But good business getting people in there that wouldn't have been there otherwise.
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