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    Jim'll Paint It is great. On Facebook, and I'm...

    Jim'll Paint It is great. On Facebook, and I'm sure other sites.
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    Mike Voldemort? It's OK, we have a wizard...

    Mike Voldemort?

    It's OK, we have a wizard amongst us.
  3. Thread: Ripmo AF

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    Anything coming up this fall in the demo bikes...

    Anything coming up this fall in the demo bikes sale, smmokan?
  4. Thread: Ripmo AF

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    That's the kind of pull-on-punches review that we...

    That's the kind of pull-on-punches review that we need!

    Ripmo AF SLX $4000.
    -DVO suspension, nice dropper, full SLX incl 4-piston brakes
    Add carbon rims $800

    Vs:

    Devinci Spartan 29 XO1...
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    I picked Squawlpine because it's in CA and...

    I picked Squawlpine because it's in CA and closest Ikon to the bay area - which are both factors that may be in favor of closures.
  6. I hadn't really pictured you as a nihilist. ...

    I hadn't really pictured you as a nihilist.

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/bc/50/aa/bc50aaf690566a28bdebd762abeacddf.png
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    The Compass was based on the Dodge Caliber, which...

    The Compass was based on the Dodge Caliber, which was based on the Neon. So it has a long family history of shittiness.
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    Thanks

    Thanks
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    I need to read through Ikon's fine print, but...

    I need to read through Ikon's fine print, but asking here just in case anyone here has already done it --

    If I select a specific resort for Ikon's "Adventure Assurance" Covid closure policy, and...
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    Worse was the Chrysler TC "by Maserati."

    Worse was the Chrysler TC "by Maserati."
  11. What sprays in Vegas, stays in Vegas?

    What sprays in Vegas, stays in Vegas?
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    You might be thinking of the original DHR, vs the...

    You might be thinking of the original DHR, vs the DHR II. I hated the original DHR and didn't understand why anyone would want to use Minions because of how shitty the bike rode with a DHF/DHR combo.
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    ^^^ The Opel Astra and all its magnificence was...

    ^^^ The Opel Astra and all its magnificence was available in the US as a Saturn.

    So for all of you who complain that we don't get the cool Euro cars here, go buy that one!
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    Makes me wonder if the DPRK is full of hot...

    Makes me wonder if the DPRK is full of hot Italian Jersey babes?
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    искатель задницы

    искатель задницы
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    Suspiciously similar to AlpineZone Greg's posts...

    Suspiciously similar to AlpineZone Greg's posts...
  17. Thread: Ripmo AF

    by El Chupacabra
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    So, while daydreaming shopping... For $2K more...

    So, while daydreaming shopping... For $2K more and 5# less:
    ...
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    Neither of those companies have sold cars in the...

    Neither of those companies have sold cars in the US for years.
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    I like to think that all the Pathfinders in Reno...

    I like to think that all the Pathfinders in Reno got here by being hocked at the pawn shops by degenerate gamblers desperate for just one more pull... One more roll of the dice... One more card.
    ...
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    Worse than Mitsubishi?

    Worse than Mitsubishi?
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    The factory recommendation for the factory size...

    The factory recommendation for the factory size tire is on a sticker in the driver's door jamb.
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    "Murano Cross Cabriolet" Or, if you feel more...

    "Murano Cross Cabriolet"

    Or, if you feel more like buying Murican, Buick offers the Cascada:

    https://www.buick.com/discover/legacy-vehicles/cascada
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    The workshop corner of my garage, with zero...

    The workshop corner of my garage, with zero cleanup prep to make it pretty for you all. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200915/231c07b75c1dcdc35ec6793492ccaa42.jpg
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    X3 on all of this. And I'll add: - There may...

    X3 on all of this. And I'll add:

    - There may be some 3/4 or 1-ton trucks available now with a "fulltime" or "auto 4WD High" setting, which would be nice to have for onroad snow use.
    - Winter...
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    I'd revise this a little -- there are SRW and DRW...

    I'd revise this a little -- there are SRW and DRW 1-ton trucks that would be overloaded with some of the largest truck campers out there. For example, there's a Host triple slide-out camper that has...
  26. But couldn't the concentrated heat from the stove...

    But couldn't the concentrated heat from the stove flue pipe be a contributing factor to the ice damming? Hot pipe, melts snow, which freezes into ice... repeat.
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    This was covered already up thread, by a local: ...

    This was covered already up thread, by a local: ice spiked tires for road riding in CT.
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    That large indentation is supposed to be there....

    That large indentation is supposed to be there. It's a dimple to provide chainring clearance. Not all frames will have it, depends on design.
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    Seems like a good thread to put this in: This...

    Seems like a good thread to put this in:

    This is the roof on a house in the Montreux neighborhood near Reno - all $1MM+, gated, golf course, snooty, etc. Elevation about 5700', definitely...
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    I wouldn't go stripping paint just yet... The...

    I wouldn't go stripping paint just yet...

    The curved line above the P on "Expert" - that looks like the edge of a clear chainstay protection sticker.
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    Hard to tell from the photos, but the line in the...

    Hard to tell from the photos, but the line in the little red circle could be a crack. If you remove the rear wheel and gently squeeze the dropouts together (flexing the stays together - but just a...
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    You're not wrong - that's exactly my preference...

    You're not wrong - that's exactly my preference on shifter and derailleur. But people look at the derailleur in the bike shop and that's what sells, I guess.
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    If up shifting but *not* during fast DH - shift...

    If up shifting but *not* during fast DH - shift OK? Is the chain the right length?

    I have a bike with GX Eagle and another with XO1 Eagle, both about the same age and usage. The GX cassette shows...
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    I didn't see where he said it had aluminum...

    I didn't see where he said it had aluminum nipples...
  35. Basic question: do you have any time on road...

    Basic question: do you have any time on road bikes such that you have an idea on the kind of fit you're looking for? If not, can you borrow / test ride some from local friends?

    A couple miles on...
  36. Thread: Ripmo AF

    by El Chupacabra
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    I missed that difference. That, plus getting the...

    I missed that difference. That, plus getting the microspline driver with the SLX kit, pushes me more towards just finding a SLX package.
  37. Thread: Ripmo AF

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    I like the crispness of the higher Shimano...

    I like the crispness of the higher Shimano shifters - usually go with XT for a shifter, SLX brakes, rear derailleur, and cranks - unless a deal shows up on XT for any of that. I haven't ridden any of...
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    Bump, as I'm daydreaming... Considering (but only...

    Bump, as I'm daydreaming... Considering (but only half seriously) a Ripmo AF Deore build at $3200, and swap all the Deore bits for a mix of SLX/XT via eBay.

    Stock Ibis hubs OK?
    $100 to swap for...
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    A complete, rideable bike? You can get more for...

    A complete, rideable bike? You can get more for that.
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    Can I join you on the uphill laps with my...

    Can I join you on the uphill laps with my Kawasaki?
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    Today, driving down Mt Rose highway after going...

    Today, driving down Mt Rose highway after going for bike ride up high to escape the smoke -- being followed closely by aggro driver in older Land Cruiser honking incessantly at us to pull over so she...
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    Damn. That's not XT, as it's not hollow, and...

    Damn.

    That's not XT, as it's not hollow, and you can see the cut-out part on the backside. Deore? Not that it matters; shouldn't have cracked in half anyway.
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    That's a wood-burning fire pit, so it's banned...

    That's a wood-burning fire pit, so it's banned like any other wood fire.
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    Two more, right here in Reno (Sun Valley is a...

    Two more, right here in Reno (Sun Valley is a suburb just north of Reno):

    https://reno.craigslist.org/cto/d/sun-valley-1995-nissan-pathfinder/7194010686.html
    ...
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    What does that mean? Rest In Peace your inbox...

    What does that mean? Rest In Peace your inbox makes no sense.
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    And does it show on a Carfax?

    And does it show on a Carfax?
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    I picked up some old Salomon race skis last year,...

    I picked up some old Salomon race skis last year, which came mounted with a floating Hangl plate which rattled and flopped side to side - basically the riser bit was worn out. I removed those plates...
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    These climb really fast, and cheaper than some of...

    These climb really fast, and cheaper than some of the ebikes.

    https://powersports.honda.com/off-road/adventure/africa-twin
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    I have a T fitting I added onto the propane tank...

    I have a T fitting I added onto the propane tank on my truck camper, to be able to attach a stove to it (cooking outside whenever possible). That T fitting would also work for attaching to the hose...
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    This bike has 24mm internal rims, and the HR2 on...

    This bike has 24mm internal rims, and the HR2 on it is 29x2.3. I liked it quite a bit as a front tire, but the side knobs undercut quickly.

    I'll try higher pressure. I had this set at 25 psi...
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