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    That does seem like it could be a good fit for OP...

    That does seem like it could be a good fit for OP (or even for me). Was thinking earlier why couldnít a Kendo or Brahma just have bigger radius. That may be it.

    Have read good things about Blossom...
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    Thanks. Little older than Iím willing to...

    Thanks. Little older than Iím willing to consider, but not surprised given the offer price of $40 :biggrin:
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    Deets on the Salomon GSís?

    Deets on the Salomon GSís?
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    My current firm day, mostly groomer, in the...

    My current firm day, mostly groomer, in the Sierra, ski is still a 2nd gen. Mantra, and theyíre past due for replacement.

    Iíve skied new Mantras, Bonafideís, etc. and theyíre very good, certainly...
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    I wasnít the one who mentioned Pi. No offense...

    I wasnít the one who mentioned Pi. No offense intended, just a joke; Iím an engineer too.
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    I think you meant sedici :wink:

    I think you meant sedici :wink:
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    Tool thread (Deeís is on page 2): ...

    Tool thread (Deeís is on page 2):

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/342357-Tool-Time
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    that’s obvious now that I re-read it. I need to...

    that’s obvious now that I re-read it. I need to get in the habit of finishing my morning coffee before posting…
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    From a kinematics standpoint, moving to a larger...

    From a kinematics standpoint, moving to a larger chainring isn’t necessarily an improvement, it’s just a change. Whether that change is for the better or worse depends on where you’re starting, and...
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    I keep a few old spokes around, but like toast I...

    I keep a few old spokes around, but like toast I donít actually use them for their intended purpose.

    Spokes are pretty cheap, so Iíd rather just put a new one on and be confident. Building a...
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    No, not in the industry at all. Used to work at a...

    No, not in the industry at all. Used to work at a shop back in high school and college, now just an engineer who still likes bikes but doesnít get work with them professionally.

    The testing I saw...
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    Hey guys, youíre making all the engineers on here...

    Hey guys, youíre making all the engineers on here look bad. Sometimes you need to keep it in the closet! :fm:
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    My Lange RX 130ís started doing that, and...

    My Lange RX 130ís started doing that, and probably around a similar number of days. Not the whole liner, mind you, just in the heel pocket and up the calf a little.
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    Yeah, snow shelters can be surprisingly warm - or...

    Yeah, snow shelters can be surprisingly warm - or so Iíve been toldÖ in high school Outdoor Ed there was a winter camping trip each year for one of the grade levels. Groups of three or four students...
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    i havenít seen any numbers put to that, but I do...

    i havenít seen any numbers put to that, but I do recall seeing some impact testing of carbon rims a while ago and it looked like they were able to deflect pretty significantly before cracking....
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    There was also the older guy who got lost in the...

    There was also the older guy who got lost in the Tahoe area a few years ago (donít remember exactly where) because he went out during a bad storm while testing out his new GPS.

    Satyed alive by...
  17. You had to pay for yours? SMH, pleb. Bentley...

    You had to pay for yours? SMH, pleb.

    Bentley Concierge hooked me up for free - if you don’t count the cost of multiple Bentleys.
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    I havenít strayed OOB (Iím a rule follower by...

    I havenít strayed OOB (Iím a rule follower by nature), but couldnít you get yourself pretty lost if you headed down white rabbit or sawtooth ridge areas and took a wrong turn?
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    You might want to delete your posts on this...

    You might want to delete your posts on this thread before Bode hits you with a restraining order :biggrin:
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    GTís using the red kind?

    GTís using the red kind?
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    To be fair to Bode, I’m not sure I’d be willing...

    To be fair to Bode, I’m not sure I’d be willing to turn down someone’s offer to use my name to help them sell their stuff. Anyone willing to pay to have the DeJong seal of approval slapped on their...
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    Thatís my assumption. Just wish the media...

    Thatís my assumption. Just wish the media wouldnít pay any attention when this type of thing happensÖ. Or even better, report that this type of thing is actually happening, instead of hyping shit...
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    FEA visualization of how spokes distribute (a...

    FEA visualization of how spokes distribute (a huge) load:


    https://youtu.be/w4kz0k4AdI4
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    Following (For the sole purpose of making...

    Following


    (For the sole purpose of making myself feel better about not having a lick of hair on my chest)
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    Valid point about spike windup, but thatís...

    Valid point about spike windup, but thatís something that can happen any time you spin nipples, like just truing the wheel. I donít see that as a reason not to adjust dish.

    As an engineer I can...
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    He did already! But he only eyeballed it, so...

    He did already!

    But he only eyeballed it, so probably still out 0.5mm. Hack! :biggrin:
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    Does Bode have a history of really driving...

    Does Bode have a history of really driving product development? (specifically, during his post WC career)

    I feel like I see his name attached to some new endeavor every few years, but feel like I...
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    Ha! Too worried about his name to have considered...

    Ha! Too worried about his name to have considered herís. Time to start trollingÖ

    (just kidding, thatís embarrassment enough already)
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    Nice! Now letís hope that wheel doesnít taco on...

    Nice! Now letís hope that wheel doesnít taco on the first ride, eh?
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    There’s one major flaw with this theory: Wouldn’t...

    There’s one major flaw with this theory: Wouldn’t this mean Canada should be dominating on the WC ski circuit? :fm: (They don’t, which pains me as a Canadian).

    Second flaw: I’ve never been good at...
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    No problem. Just sitting here in front of my...

    No problem. Just sitting here in front of my computer listening to a boring Teams meeting. Much more interesting to consider bikes.
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    A sketch to help you visualize: 400843 Left...

    A sketch to help you visualize:

    400843

    Left is a normal symmetrical build. Right shows how the hub itself is offset to the right of the frame centerline, and the spoke holes are offset to the...
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    I get that sentiment, but I think this is a...

    I get that sentiment, but I think this is a pretty low risk endeavor. Worst case maybe you end up having to take it into a shop and have them do a final true/tension, which wouldnít be the end of the...
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    Not sure how changing dish is affecting chain/cog...

    Not sure how changing dish is affecting chain/cog wear? Cog position in the frame isnít changing when you re-dish the wheel, so chainline isnít affected at all.

    Tire clearance would be my main...
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    I think youíre going to find that they stack, not...

    I think youíre going to find that they stack, not cancel. However, it may not mean you need new spokes. Obviously hub dimensions are all somewhat different, but if you throw a DT 350 boost rear hub...
  36. AhhÖ in that case, what are the Academy kids...

    AhhÖ in that case, what are the Academy kids drinking these days? They share?
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    You beat me to it. Iíd add that what you never...

    You beat me to it.

    Iíd add that what you never want to have happen in a wheel is a spoke to become completely unloaded in tension, which can happen with a big impact, lateral load, or combination...
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    yeah, I almost said quarter. Itís been 5 years...

    yeah, I almost said quarter. Itís been 5 years since I built a wheel, so Iím a little foggy on how much they move when adjusting the dish.
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    Donít know which frames specifically, but at...

    Donít know which frames specifically, but at least some GG frames are built with the rear intentionally offset from the centerline of the bike. I believe Cannondale does this on some frames as well....
  40. :biggrin: Donít buy beer, just hit the park...

    :biggrin:

    Donít buy beer, just hit the park kids up for a White Claw :fm:
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    The actual process should be pretty...

    The actual process should be pretty straightforward: you need to loosen all the spokes on the side you want the rim to move away from and tighten the spokes on the side you’re trying to pull the rim...
  42. What does that translate to in terms of wait...

    What does that translate to in terms of wait times for lifts? 2 minute, 5 minute, 10 minute lines?

    My experience at N* this year has been similar to what OG has been seeing elsewhere. Traffic is...
  43. Damn. Was really hoping someone was going to tell...

    Damn. Was really hoping someone was going to tell me itís been a little oasis of calm in north lakeÖ
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    My reason for not trying is because of what...

    My reason for not trying is because of what Wasatchback is describing - theyíre all like that.

    If you want to swing by the shop and get their input, maybe take a look at some of the other rustlers...
  45. Iím putting my money on SumJongGuy. Pretty sure...

    Iím putting my money on SumJongGuy. Pretty sure he scrapes the wax off his skisÖ
  46. Itís a dumb argument to have. There are many good...

    Itís a dumb argument to have. There are many good reasons to choose to ski Palisades over Northstar, but also vice versa (and yes, even for people who can ski). Pick what works for you.

    Iíd pick...
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    Are you able to add any detail to this? Seems...

    Are you able to add any detail to this? Seems that if the tips/tails came out of the mold flat, having less pressure applied may mean less material is removed, but wouldnít make it concave. Maybe...
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    If the base is only out 0.1mm as the OP says it...

    If the base is only out 0.1mm as the OP says it is, and only in the tips and tails, not sure that would be considered a warranty issue.

    Pic certainly looks like more, but cameras play tricks when...
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    if it was 1-2mm Iíd be asking for new ones.

    if it was 1-2mm Iíd be asking for new ones.
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    I think it was mentioned above, but Iíd add to...

    I think it was mentioned above, but Iíd add to check that base bevel is consistent. Not uncommon to have less near tips and tails from factory.
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