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    If you leave that rack in the hitch long term,...

    If you leave that rack in the hitch long term, I'd put some grease on the threaded section and on the insert. If it gets removed between uses, I wouldn't bother with anything.
  2. SFB as moderator would be fantastic. Imagine...

    SFB as moderator would be fantastic. Imagine the messages he would send as warnings...
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    Project done. Used a 1" wood drill bit...

    Project done. Used a 1" wood drill bit (pictured, don't know what they are officially called), enlarged the hole using a metal rasp bit. Easy. Had a hockey puck in the bin already, so no cost....
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    Amazon has them for you - hurry!...

    Amazon has them for you - hurry!...
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    I have some wood boring drill bits that might be...

    I have some wood boring drill bits that might be close in size. I was thinking just start the hole with the hole saw - use it to mark the outline of the hole, essentially.
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    Suggestions for some kind of saddle or pad for a...

    Suggestions for some kind of saddle or pad for a bottle jack? I need it for spare tire changing on a travel trailer, so it would be placed up under the axle at the leaf spring area.

    Thinking I may...
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    Thanks. I should have my new fittings tomorrow...

    Thanks. I should have my new fittings tomorrow from Amazon, so I'll give it a try with dikes. If no go, I have a dremel that'll do it.

    Good tip on the heat gun too, thanks.
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    It stopped, didn't it?

    It stopped, didn't it?
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    Annoying, but not at all unexpected: Fed Ex...

    Annoying, but not at all unexpected: Fed Ex claimed to deliver a package to me on Sunday, containing some bike parts. Fed Ex tracking says left on front porch at 2 pm.

    I was outside in the...
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    Thanks - I've seen those suggestions on removal,...

    Thanks - I've seen those suggestions on removal, but I can't get a screwdriver tip under that end piece (as pictured). I'll try with a larger set of dikes for grabbing onto the band end.
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    They're this style:...

    They're this style:...
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    Some statin drugs can cause rhabdo also. It's a...

    Some statin drugs can cause rhabdo also. It's a pretty rare side effect, but in case you're taking any statins...
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    What's the easy way to remove a Pex stainless...

    What's the easy way to remove a Pex stainless band clamp? Replacing a couple of connections in an RV, and don't want to cut the pex tubing any shorter.
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    Watching NBC News, and there's a story that...

    Watching NBC News, and there's a story that people are spending real money on fake real estate.

    People are idiots. I am amused.
    ...
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    This one looks really clean. Facebook marketplace...

    This one looks really clean. Facebook marketplace has several Pathfinders and is easy to search.

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1460491767706845/
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    Re: second story - I think the neighborhood CCRs...

    Re: second story - I think the neighborhood CCRs require everything to be two story, and there are a lot of houses that are basically one story with a small upstairs area to satisfy that.
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    An additional weird thing with that house is that...

    An additional weird thing with that house is that it's some kind of insulated concrete form structure. So whoever is building it wanted a lot of insulation, which is great, but that roof design...
  18. Mrs C had that Sette carbon hardtail, XO1 2x10...

    Mrs C had that Sette carbon hardtail, XO1 2x10 build. It was really light. Definitely an old school geometry, but had no problem selling it locally.

    There's still a lot of people with 26"...
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    Seems like the right thread for this: in my...

    Seems like the right thread for this: in my neighborhood is this new house being built, with a roof sloping down the length of the house - directly against the garage wall adjacent.

    Why would...
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    Have a look at Ragley's offerings -- if what you...

    Have a look at Ragley's offerings -- if what you want isn't in stock, set a stock notice alert.
    https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/mtb/mountain-bikes/hardtail?f=4294967076
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    Pick a dick size and...

    Pick a dick size and...
  22. But when it blows a head gasket, he can hop it up...

    But when it blows a head gasket, he can hop it up with one of these - and he won't even need to overnight parts from Japan! Or add a second and convert it to AWD!
    ...
  23. Feel the force flow through you. The Kessel Run...

    Feel the force flow through you. The Kessel Run in under six parsecs will little Luke Fried and Leia Fried do.
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    Play with the comparisons here - you can input...

    Play with the comparisons here - you can input your existing bike(s) and see what the difference may be like:
    https://geometrygeeks.bike/

    This might not be so useful if it's all foreign lingo to...
  25. Is this what they mean by "type 2 fun"?

    Is this what they mean by "type 2 fun"?
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    How's Specialized with tire warranty? Mounted...

    How's Specialized with tire warranty?

    Mounted a new Purgatory 2.6 yesterday on a new wheel (1 ride), it seated properly all around the bead. On Mrs C's new Ripley, on an Ibis Blackbird rim. ...
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    Runs for the border.

    Runs for the border.
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    I think they're magnetic and supposed to help...

    I think they're magnetic and supposed to help protect against scratches during overlanding... you know, like when you park too close to someone at the mall or a shopping cart gets away from someone....
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    It's not my fault that she forgot the safe word!

    It's not my fault that she forgot the safe word!
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    SRAM Guides are somehow a 4-piston brake that are...

    SRAM Guides are somehow a 4-piston brake that are less powerful than a Shimano 2-piston.
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    Big rotors and metal pads are the cheapest...

    Big rotors and metal pads are the cheapest upgrades to stopping power.

    I like Shimano brakes a lot, and dislike SRAM about the same. Codes are supposedly decent though, so maybe try rotors + pads...
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  34. It's very slow on Tapatalk, but seems normal on a...

    It's very slow on Tapatalk, but seems normal on a desktop computer.

    Crank up that box fan!
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    I've got a pair of Onzas too. $37. X2 on the...

    I've got a pair of Onzas too. $37.

    X2 on the Crank Bros guess.
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    A bar end poking upwards might be useful for...

    A bar end poking upwards might be useful for hanging grocery bags. Doesn't explain that, floppy one though.
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    ^^^ Gunder twitches uncontrollably... I bought...

    ^^^ Gunder twitches uncontrollably...

    I bought a giant channel lock type pliers from HF awhile ago. Rarely need it, but when I do need to hold something giant in place, it was worth every penny....
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    Thanks - I'll take a look. I didn't even test...

    Thanks - I'll take a look. I didn't even test fit it, just read Ibis's instructions.
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    Ibis mailed my frame protection kit out pretty...

    Ibis mailed my frame protection kit out pretty quickly. The main thing I wanted was the down tube protector, which fit nicely. It also came with a tiny flap to cover a suspension linkage --...
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    FIFY.

    FIFY.
  41. Thread: Trucks.

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    Nissan reliability is going to be very...

    Nissan reliability is going to be very model-dependent. Something like an Armada (Patrol) or a Frontier should be much more reliable than their assortment of CVT equipped cars and crossovers.

    The...
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    Guessing game time! How far over payload is that...

    Guessing game time! How far over payload is that Tacoma?

    I'm going with 500# over.
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    I listed it for $2200, see what happens. ...

    I listed it for $2200, see what happens. Thoughts?
    https://reno.craigslist.org/bik/d/reno-2014-ibis-ripley-full-suspension/7516862836.html
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    I'd skip the CX-7. Engine known for having some...

    I'd skip the CX-7. Engine known for having some issues, poor MPG for what it is. All the rest of Mazda crossovers are pretty nice.

    I'm surprised they didn't bring out a new CX-7 instead of the...
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    Alchemy Arktos is on sale, and they have...

    Alchemy Arktos is on sale, and they have inventory. Nice build kits.
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    He's gonna be getting out of the Lambo he just...

    He's gonna be getting out of the Lambo he just pulled up for a rich customer, scratching himself everywhere, like Tyrone Biggums:

    Https://tenor.com/bh3Fn.gif
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    They hacked off the bed for rock slider...

    They hacked off the bed for rock slider clearance, and the dents show it actually gets used as intended. I'd give that one a pass.
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    Costco seems to constantly run a sale on...

    Costco seems to constantly run a sale on Bridgestone or Michelin, in alternating months. So I wouldn't think it's that urgent to buy winter tires in August - both brands should be on promotion sale...
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    I kinda wish I'd bought a Regal TourX when they...

    I kinda wish I'd bought a Regal TourX when they were being blown out at $10K off.
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