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  1. Good to hear your buddy is looking past the...

    Good to hear your buddy is looking past the Hallway and Old Growth, most people seem to thing they are the only 2 options to move from one drainage to the next. There's definitely a shitload to do...
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    I'll check tonight and send you a PM, can't...

    I'll check tonight and send you a PM, can't remember what I have on hand at this point.

    SFB, thanks for the offer, I don't need the FT12 plate any longer but I'm sure I'll break something else on...
  3. All this banana talk while looking out the window...

    All this banana talk while looking out the window at work was making me froth at the mouth so I ran up the canyon to catch some sun and the last of the soft snow.
    I checked out a sneaky little chute...
  4. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Best description of him I've read so far. He's...

    Best description of him I've read so far. He's never looked like an after picture for sure...
    He's stressed about the dog. She is an attention whore and gets too close for comfort. It's been...
  5. About fucking time. Almost 3 weeks since the last...

    About fucking time. Almost 3 weeks since the last real storm and I'm just about out of ideas for good snow. I was doing great til last weekend but this week's outing have been less than pleasing so...
  6. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Ugly's coat has reached peak winter madness. He's...

    Ugly's coat has reached peak winter madness. He's shaggy as hell right now, looks an old ball of yarn. In a basket:

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  7. ^^ Classy. I'd love to get the tour someday,...

    ^^ Classy.
    I'd love to get the tour someday, preferably starting from the valley.
  8. I mean the one above Ogden, there are other...

    I mean the one above Ogden, there are other Banana Chutes around. The one above OG is the big bad one though, been wanting to ski it for a loooooooooong time. Seems like low elevation lack of...
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    It's surprisingly secure too, much better than...

    It's surprisingly secure too, much better than fighting with the axe strapped to the pack. Only way it comes out is if you get upside down. When that happens you have other shit to worry about and...
  10. The one in Ogden? I don't really need to be at...

    The one in Ogden? I don't really need to be at work I guess...
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    This. There aren't exactly tons of cherries left...

    This.
    There aren't exactly tons of cherries left to pick in the Alps where people have been skiing everything that could conceivably be looked at as a ski run for 100+ years.
    What's left requires...
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    ^^^ very distracting background, I'd never be...

    ^^^ very distracting background, I'd never be able to go straight with my head locked 90 degrees left looking at those couloirs!
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    Escaping the inversion which is currently choking...

    Escaping the inversion which is currently choking SLC:

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  14. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Fuck that is so sad. Not the kind of thing you'd...

    Fuck that is so sad. Not the kind of thing you'd expect to happen to a cat. Vibes to you and the family and props for giving her 12.5 great years.
  15. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    ^^^ bear trap.

    ^^^ bear trap.
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    Went from DPX2 to MaraPro on my Occam. The...

    Went from DPX2 to MaraPro on my Occam. The improvement was shocking. I was never able to get the DPX2 to behave properly, it was always a compromise between support and sensitivity. I spent a fair...
  17. Booting, booting, slogging in the sun. 401500...

    Booting, booting, slogging in the sun.

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    Great to be back in the alpine after almost 2 years, I had missed it bad. Coverage up high isn't as good as I expected based on...
  18. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Glad to hear Ms Mayhem's fugue was only...

    Glad to hear Ms Mayhem's fugue was only temporary.
    Timmy looks like trouble!
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    Great, I bet the spokes are all wound up now and...

    Great, I bet the spokes are all wound up now and ready to DETONATE the second the wheels hit the dirt.
    UR GUNNA DIE!

    (see the other thread for context)
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    So what you're saying is check spoke tension pre...

    So what you're saying is check spoke tension pre and post re-dishing to make sure nothing horrible happened? Or burn asymmetric rear-triangles on a pyre? I'm unclear...
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    You rear wheel is painful to look at with that...

    You rear wheel is painful to look at with that 3mm offset, correct your dish already man!!

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    Thanks, obviously they're out of stock for the...

    Thanks, obviously they're out of stock for the sizes I need. I went with the FOX stuff, found it for $17 a pop, we'll see if it fixes the issue.
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    The sleeve (I assume that's what you mean by the...

    The sleeve (I assume that's what you mean by the shaft, the metal tube that goes through the bushing mounted inside the eyelet of the shock) does not move through the bushing at all. Can't rotate it...
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    Quoting myself here since this thread is on a...

    Quoting myself here since this thread is on a roll and my nitpicky shock hardware question got buried by all this dishing stuff:
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    Damn, nice explanation, thank you. I'll report...

    Damn, nice explanation, thank you. I'll report back when I'm done building the beast. Last re-dish for a couple mm was about 1/2 turn, 3/4 turn to full turn for 3 mm sounds about right.
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    That's what I read somewhere online (stack as...

    That's what I read somewhere online (stack as opposed to cancel out) but I have a hard time visualizing it so I'll wait til the bike is built and figure it out at that point. Spoke lengths came from...
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    It's listed in the manual for all Revved frames...

    It's listed in the manual for all Revved frames with the alu triangle, definitely an official thing. Plenty of online chatter about it too. I only have asymmetric rims and wonder how this is going to...
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    Had a grand old time sourcing a IS adapter to...

    Had a grand old time sourcing a IS adapter to make Hayes brakes work on the Gnarvana with the pile of 203 rotors I have on hand... Then I read about re-dishing the wheel. Then I found a seized...
  29. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Still reeling from the adoption of the dog. She...

    Still reeling from the adoption of the dog. She spends time in the house but wouldn't be caught dead hanging around the other animals, she's much too classy for them...


    Hard enough dealing with...
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    It's easy to miss but at least on the Speed Turn...

    It's easy to miss but at least on the Speed Turn 2.0 if you flip the toe piece (not something you can do now) you see the cutout for the crampon mount. Those toes you have appear to be a newer model...
  31. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    It was funny to watch them arrange themselves....

    It was funny to watch them arrange themselves. Very delicate dance, Ugly came in last and got swipped a bunch of times while tip-toeing across my gut. Then he settled right on top of Artie and fell...
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    There's a slot in the base plate of the toe unit...

    There's a slot in the base plate of the toe unit for that crampon mount so it fits in without lifting anything or messing with angles. Right now you probably have empty space below the plate in the...
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    This properly conveys how excited I usually am to...

    This properly conveys how excited I usually am to ride my bike but...

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  34. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Nobody gets off the couch! 400706

    Nobody gets off the couch!

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  35. Thread: Wildlife

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    Size difference with the hen is pretty...

    Size difference with the hen is pretty impressive. Surprised the hen doesn't seem to care much!
  36. Dust on crust sure is skiing well but the...

    Dust on crust sure is skiing well but the skinning has been pretty challenging on anything low elevation. One step forward, 1.5 steps back and sideways. Stuff is filling in nicely and bad ideas are...
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    I posted that vid sometime this summer after...

    I posted that vid sometime this summer after fighting a particularly stubborn tire. It works really well, haven't had any issues sitting tires with a regular pump since I started using that trick.
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    Don't despair. I had a bike frame fully disappear...

    Don't despair. I had a bike frame fully disappear for 3 weeks (mine was "in-transit") then miraculously re-appear after filing a claim. One month to go from CO to UT. Fedex was also by the house...
  39. Damn, a slightly more manageable Legend Pro...

    Damn, a slightly more manageable Legend Pro sounds dreamy. I loved that ski so much but got to a point where I spent most of my time touring and on the few days I got at the resort I couldn't really...
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    If they still misbehave remount them 2 to 4 cm...

    If they still misbehave remount them 2 to 4 cm back. There were some issues with the center mark position on the topsheet for a while so unless you measured from the tail (details in this thread...
  41. Thread: The FIFTY

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    WAVY made me more uncomfortable than most of his...

    WAVY made me more uncomfortable than most of his other videos. He used to not really talk about avalanches, as if they just didn't happen. Then he got lanched a bunch and now he talks about them a...
  42. Definitely the wettest I've ever seen at this...

    Definitely the wettest I've ever seen at this time of the year. The MLK rain event from a few years back reached higher elevation but today was definitely a rarity. Never seen pine trees weep like...
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    The 4 pairs of Down I've skied have required the...

    The 4 pairs of Down I've skied have required the most aggressive detuning I've ever done on any ski. Definitely take a coarse gummy to the last foot of the ski or they'll never want to get out of a...
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    26.5! I'll PM you, name your price!

    26.5! I'll PM you, name your price!
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    Interesting. So far my first foray into Intuition...

    Interesting. So far my first foray into Intuition has not be the come-to-Jeebus everyone seems to experience. I wish I had looked for another pair of stock liners instead, people apparently throw...
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    I always tape over the rivets inside the shells,...

    I always tape over the rivets inside the shells, even the ones which are perfectly flush like to munch on the liner. Maybe put a tiny round piece of foam on the thin spot in the liner and another...
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    Wasatch trenching. It was -2 at the car, that sun...

    Wasatch trenching. It was -2 at the car, that sun was nice when it finally reached my frozen ass:

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  48. Bikeinn, snowinn, they have a slew of websites....

    Bikeinn, snowinn, they have a slew of websites. All legit, they ship out of Spain using a slow version of DHL. Sometimes stuff arrives in a week, sometimes it takes a couple months. And what's listed...
  49. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    KQ, I feel for you. We did not even attempt a...

    KQ, I feel for you. We did not even attempt a tree this year. Four evil cats and one old-ass dog who tends to eat EVERYTHING she can get in her mouth, the vet bills would definitely ruin the spirit...
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    In my case problem solved, they just told me it's...

    In my case problem solved, they just told me it's lost. Merry fucking Xmas from Fedex
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