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    Where were ya? There's some goods to be had down...

    Where were ya? There's some goods to be had down there.



    That shop was across the street for a couple of years and has been in that barn building next to the Wildflower for 3 years now. Pretty...
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    Great shot Dave

    Great shot Dave
  3. Maguras are squishy and use silly little brake...

    Maguras are squishy and use silly little brake pads (on the 4 piston models) but they're reliable and fairly powerful. Guides can be a little bit squishy but not so much so that I would change them...
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    ^^Heheh. Does anyone have anything they'd like...

    ^^Heheh.

    Does anyone have anything they'd like to ask upper management there? I have a phone conversation scheduled with them today.
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    LOL

    LOL
  6. Eek

    Eek
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    Boy that 11 speed stuff sounds pretty lame, I...

    Boy that 11 speed stuff sounds pretty lame, I wonder if all of those problems were on early production stuff and if it's gotten any better.
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    Yeah I surely didn't take full advantage of the...

    Yeah I surely didn't take full advantage of the DH bikes I've ridden. I think they were more bike than I am rider and I just couldn't put myself in the right place to ride them the way they need to...
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    Well there we go, thanks guys. Joe I think...

    Well there we go, thanks guys. Joe I think they've moved away from that as mentioned. JM yeah I don't feel like I need 12 speeds on my e-mtb and I don't trust the thin cogs and chain either. I don't...
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    Sponsored isn't gonna give me the dirt I want to...

    Sponsored isn't gonna give me the dirt I want to hear, I bet this place will ;)
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    So someone ejumacate me here as to why a long...

    So someone ejumacate me here as to why a long travel dropper post is so important. I dislike droppers and just recently started using one because it came on the bike I got this year. It seems to me...
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    box Components?

    What are your experiences? Good, bad or indifferent? They sure do have a lot to offer and the new wide range 9 speed makes sense to me for my current application so if you people say it works...
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    Damn

    Damn
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    Sticky: Fuckety fuck :(

    Fuckety fuck :(
  15. LOL

    LOL
  16. @b-bear If you were a fake bad boy you wouldn't...

    @b-bear If you were a fake bad boy you wouldn't show up at anything either, outing yourself isn't the thing ya know...
  17. Cost per mile for my BRZ at 123k is about 14...

    Cost per mile for my BRZ at 123k is about 14 cents per mile including having a new clutch installed. If a bunch of stuff that was replaced under warranty had to be paid for the car wouldn't still be...
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    I'll be happy to help

    I'll be happy to help
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    WTF is with all the hit and run deaths lately? 4...

    WTF is with all the hit and run deaths lately? 4 in NY in the last couple of days :( One happened a few weeks ago but he just died yesterday. The penalties for drivers have got to get more severe,...
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    Yeah the 4.7 in my Durango has 3 chains too. I...

    Yeah the 4.7 in my Durango has 3 chains too. I have no idea if they were changed before I got it at 170k but it runs smooth and quiet so the repair that costs what the truck is worth will be ignored.
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    We've lost 4 riders in just a few days here in NY...

    We've lost 4 riders in just a few days here in NY to hit and run drivers. A kid and a 64 year old man on Long Island and two up by Rochester, both men in their 50's. This hit and run thing is...
  22. It just doesn't get any better for a kid! Woot :)

    It just doesn't get any better for a kid! Woot :)
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    I find that even on level 1 I'm still generally...

    I find that even on level 1 I'm still generally faster because I have to keep up a pretty high cadence and can't stay in 1st gear so average ~6mph on the ups. That's a consistent speed rather than...
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    I didn't check the results, was just going on...

    I didn't check the results, was just going on what he said. Ahh well, guess I should double check what people say. Life lesson... ;)

    This is a good article about the Killington area with a...
  25. So am I heading down the ugly rabbit hole where...

    So am I heading down the ugly rabbit hole where it also makes sense to do the ball joints at the same time? I'm just thinking out loud, I haven't really looked at it too closely yet.
  26. The 2 rear plugs on the 4.7 in my Durango are a...

    The 2 rear plugs on the 4.7 in my Durango are a huge hassle to get to. I have no idea how long it's been since they were changed. The thing runs smooth enough though so, ehh, whatever. It has 203k on...
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    The mgr of the bike shop at the bottom of my hill...

    The mgr of the bike shop at the bottom of my hill came in 2nd Cat 2, not sure of his age though. He was on the Colombian National team for a while before coming here to the States a few years ago. ...
  28. So you did it to yourself? Yeah I thought I'd...

    So you did it to yourself? Yeah I thought I'd outgrow doing dumb shit to myself but, at 53, it hasn't happened yet.

    How hard is it to change control arms and bushings on a 2nd gen Durango? The...
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    ^^ Where's all the leaves down? My area is...

    ^^ Where's all the leaves down? My area is covered like it's late October, the trails disappeared over the last few days. I'm hoping they really come down down quick and get it over with so they get...
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    I've noticed that I ride just a little bit faster...

    I've noticed that I ride just a little bit faster than my friends on acoustic bikes but a lot slower than most on e-bikes. Maybe it's because I'm the only one on a hardtail but I don't think so. I...
  31. Ditto

    Ditto
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    Fkn stinging bugs suck. Wasps and Hornets are all...

    Fkn stinging bugs suck. Wasps and Hornets are all over this fall and the EEE infected mosquitoes in CT/MA/RI are scary. It's time for some serious cold.
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    I listened to most of that in the car yesterday....

    I listened to most of that in the car yesterday. Good stuff that I wish there wasn't a reason to have heard :(
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    ^^Hey that's the quote I was gonna use 😕 I...

    ^^Hey that's the quote I was gonna use 😕

    I had the pleasure of meeting Hunter after a wonderful show at the Boulder Theater in (I think) fall 1990. I was sitting front row against the stage and...
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    From what I've heard the sidewalls weep a lot...

    From what I've heard the sidewalls weep a lot until the sealant seals them up. All in all probably not too big a deal but you might go through an extra oz. or two of sealant before the sidewalls...
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    No I just sold the dh tires 3 weeks ago. A couple...

    No I just sold the dh tires 3 weeks ago. A couple of the Conti's are tough sidewalls. I had good luck with them but they don't do well tubeless.
  37. Smoothness and packed powder are a myth, they...

    Smoothness and packed powder are a myth, they only exist in pictures and videos on the internet. Really...
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    I have a pile of 26" tires, used and new. I'll...

    I have a pile of 26" tires, used and new. I'll keep a couple for the bikes that will stay in the collection but the others are up for grabs pretty much. Someday this fall I'll put together a list of...
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    You weren't supposed to grow up

    You weren't supposed to grow up
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    Is anyone using the Leatt or GForm knee/shin...

    Is anyone using the Leatt or GForm knee/shin pads? I know the GForm has no back of leg protection, are the Leatt the same? I visit over 100 bike stores a month and none of them have these in stock...
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    I dunno, I have a couple of steel hardtails in...

    I dunno, I have a couple of steel hardtails in different wheel sizes, wouldn't trade them for plastic any day. My 26er was 21# until.i just couldn't stand killing pricey parts and took it off the...
  42. Suspension forks are nice on frozen footsteps and...

    Suspension forks are nice on frozen footsteps and postholes. Our conditions here in the northeast, even at the best of times, are never all smooth and happy. There are always frozen, rotted, icy,...
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    Steel ;)

    Steel ;)
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    Oh for sure, I really don't mind stopping at any...

    Oh for sure, I really don't mind stopping at any point anymore, up or down is fine.

    I think I might take my acoustic bike out for a spin some time soon, wonder if I'll like it or feel like I'm...
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    That's not a factory rack, those are aftermarket...

    That's not a factory rack, those are aftermarket feet and bars. They do fit the front to rear rails that are already there though.
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    $2 I love how they tilted the motor up, it has so...

    $2 I love how they tilted the motor up, it has so much better clearance than most other mid drive bikes. I know that I slam my motor into rocks and logs at least once every ride forgetting that the...
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    So I guess Ti isn't all it's cracked up to be :(

    So I guess Ti isn't all it's cracked up to be :(
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    Sorry for all of the sideways pics. I was...

    Sorry for all of the sideways pics.

    I was driving by again so had to stop at F40 Motorsports and almost got to meet Wayne Carini but just missed him. He was driving away in this 294013294014
    This...
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    This about floored me when I saw it at a show...

    This about floored me when I saw it at a show yesterday. I talked to the owner and he said that even with those 12" wide meats on the rear it would still break loose in every gear. He said it's...
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    That looks like fun. We should meet at Sterling...

    That looks like fun. We should meet at Sterling or Blauvelt one weekday.

    So I rode my bike twice and got the battery indicator down about 2 bars. It sat for a week then I topped it off before...
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