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    Wish I could justify that Wilson. You gonna...

    Wish I could justify that Wilson. You gonna replace it?
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    Buying a 10+ year old car what could go wrong?

    Might as well sport for the Stertil-Koni.

    $250 for pro job with warranty vs thousands of dollars, weeks of your life, no warranty, and TGR cred. I donít envy the position youíre in with that...
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    Cause GravelTM

    Cause GravelTM
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    Thank goodness! Arrived at Wintergreen on Sunday...

    Thank goodness! Arrived at Wintergreen on Sunday to two icy ribbons of death that were already packed by 10 AM. We left after less than two hours, marking my shortest ski day ever. It's nuts how much...
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    Hell, there aren't any XC hardtails that are that...

    Hell, there aren't any XC hardtails that are that low and slack.
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    I've seen a bit of both. Seems plenty of folks...

    I've seen a bit of both. Seems plenty of folks have gotten straight frames, albeit heavy and a bit ugly in the weld department. Nobody else is gonna build me a Chamois Hagar clone (aka, Chamois Sosa)...
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    The rental a couple houses over was being...

    The rental a couple houses over was being remodeled for sale after the most recent renters had been booted. I was talking to the owner and ended up getting a tour of the house. He was going through...
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    Already posted in the tight shorts thread, but...

    Already posted in the tight shorts thread, but this seems like an appropriate repost.


    https://www.marinobike.com/producto/custom-hardtail-mtb-frame/

    Somebody buy one and tell me how...
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    https://charlespurcellblog.files.wordpress.com/201...

    https://charlespurcellblog.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/elaine.png
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    Yeah, this is what I'm gonna do. Thanks. ...

    Yeah, this is what I'm gonna do. Thanks.

    Another tile question. I have a sliding tile cutter, which isn't great for trimming 1/8-1/4" off a tile. I was able to score the tile and then use the...
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    It's a wall surround for a tub that goes to the...

    It's a wall surround for a tub that goes to the ceiling. So, partial tile at the top?
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    Home Remodel: Do, Don'ts, Advice

    Wall tile question. I want to avoid a half tile at the top, so can I start with a half tile on the bottom? Wall is 80 1/8Ē tall, tiles are 3.94Ē plus .125Ē spacers. That puts me at 19.5 tiles, right?...
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    Apologies for any offense. It was an insensitive...

    Apologies for any offense. It was an insensitive way to express my rabid hate for the dust that shit creates.

    I did use an N95 mask, but Iím not convinced that the cheap masks are adequate. I had...
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    Shorts guy. Everybody knew/knows a shorts guy. Do...

    Shorts guy. Everybody knew/knows a shorts guy. Do we really need a whole article and analysis on shorts guy?
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    It's definitely more playful in short mode, and...

    It's definitely more playful in short mode, and more stable/planted in long, but it's not a massive difference. It's a short bike by design, with a slack STA by current standards, so I notice the...
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    My trail bike has adjustable stays. Gotta crank...

    My trail bike has adjustable stays. Gotta crank 'em good and tight (Ti bolts help a lot), but they've been fine.

    Actually, the rockers have been fine. The nds stay has broken...twice...but, that...
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    You could always go custom with your LLS...

    You could always go custom with your LLS hardtail. Starting at $250!

    https://www.marinobike.com/producto/custom-hardtail-mtb-frame/
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    Apparently he's softening a little. I see that,...

    Apparently he's softening a little. I see that, despite his Engineer's Take, he's decided to publish the geo numbers for the Stamina 180.
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    I've been doing 16/8 IF consistently for 4 or 5...

    I've been doing 16/8 IF consistently for 4 or 5 years. At this point, it mostly comes down to convenience. Breakfast is a pain in the ass on busy mornings, so I typically don't bother.

    IF is a...
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    I think some would consider the stays on the...

    I think some would consider the stays on the Trail Pistol to be super short, relatively. All of GG's bikes are on the shorter end of the spectrum, and are in the range of what I prefer. I wouldn't...
  21. Maybe itís because you touch yourself?

    Maybe itís because you touch yourself?
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    2020 bikes that make your shorts tight

    No. Stability is currently king above every other handling characteristic.

    BB heights seem to be creeping up a bit, too.

    ETA, holistic geo changes definitely make sense as frame size increase,...
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    Two cement board specific circular saw blades,...

    Two cement board specific circular saw blades, three jigsaw blades, a hole saw, and some lung cancer later and my backer board is up.

    So, hereís some advice. If youíre putting up shower walls,...
  24. Two pickets to Tittsburgh

    Two pickets to Tittsburgh
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    No Royal Farms down here. We have a ratty gas...

    No Royal Farms down here. We have a ratty gas station that makes fantastic fried chicken, though. Across the street is an even rattier gas station. In the back a little Mexican lady makes tamales...
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    Thanks! Another question. I've "leveled" the...

    Thanks!

    Another question. I've "leveled" the back and side wall studs of the tub surround so the backer board can lay flat, but there's a slight inward taper of the side walls from the bottom to...
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    More of a how than a why. I'm not sure how, but...

    More of a how than a why. I'm not sure how, but my son will find a way.

    Good info on the cork, thanks.
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    Talk to me. We have boxes of white hexagonal tile...

    Talk to me. We have boxes of white hexagonal tile for the floor, but I'm having second thoughts cause I know we (the kids) will destroy it. This stuff pretty tough? If there's 3/8 gap at the edges,...
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    I kinda assumed that was the plan when you first got a Trail Pistol. That seems like a really good fit. Pretty stoked for you, but super stoked for me when you sell them off. :D
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    Thanks, Foggy! Thanks, I figured out I...

    Thanks, Foggy!



    Thanks, I figured out I couldn't use the self-leveling. Some sanding and bracing got me level, and the plywood is down. My initial reading indicated that plywood was an...
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    A little less than a quarter inch at a low spot....

    A little less than a quarter inch at a low spot. The floor is pretty good except for a troop against the tub. I was planning to put some self leveling compound down and then put the underlay on top...
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    Yes. Subfloor is 1/2Ē plywood (not t&g). Plan is...

    Yes. Subfloor is 1/2Ē plywood (not t&g). Plan is to level then put 3/4Ē over this for tile. House was built in Ď77. Joists are 14Ē on center except this section which is closer to 18Ē.
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    Iím the tile guy...for now. This kinda shit is...

    Iím the tile guy...for now. This kinda shit is making nuts.

    The screw line indicates the joist to the left of the toilet drain. Other joist is under the wall framing. Thereís a ton of shit...
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    Home Remodel: Do, Don'ts, Advice

    Bathroom is gutted. Pulled the underlayment and thereís a flexy spot under the toilet. The wood isnít rotted.

    Flex spot is small (circle) Does this need to be replaced? Iíd just fix it normally...
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    I never hit the deep end of despair, but things...

    I never hit the deep end of despair, but things got pretty dark. I can completely relate to the negative effects GI issues can have on your psyche. Has she tweaked her diet? Iím guessing yes, but...
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    Sardines are perfect in theory but in practice the empty cans are a messy, stinky pain in the ass.
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    Iím a terrible baker. Iíve never had a successful...

    Iím a terrible baker. Iíve never had a successful (looking) cheesecake that didnít cook in a water bath, AB style.
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    Looks like elephant toothpaste gone wild.

    Looks like elephant toothpaste gone wild.
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    Werd. That's a good way to go. If you like it,...

    Werd. That's a good way to go. If you like it, you can eventually upgrade. If you hate it, you're not out much.
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    Rim brakes work. Disc brakes work well. I'd still...

    Rim brakes work. Disc brakes work well. I'd still buy it for $200, though.
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    I think this is less the case now, but a lot of...

    I think this is less the case now, but a lot of the early "gravel" bikes were rebadged CX frames, which is makes for a different bike than a rebadged road frame with more tire clearance. Newer gravel...
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    If youíre feeling really adventurous, Stokesville...

    If youíre feeling really adventurous, Stokesville is ~2 hours. Iíd be happy to show you around if Iím available. Well worth the extra hour (each way) if you can pull it off.
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    Wrong decade, Boomer.

    Wrong decade, Boomer.
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    Skippy Yo Yankee, good for any season! 1 case...

    Skippy Yo Yankee, good for any season!

    1 case Coors Light
    1 handle Popov
    2 cans frozen lemonade concentrate
    2 cans frozen limeade concentrate
    1 bag ice

    Mix and enjoy!
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    Donít wait too long for overnighters with the...

    Donít wait too long for overnighters with the kids. My daughter has been game for anything until this year, now sheís a grumpy preteen. Sheís been doing overnighters since she was 5 or 6 and some of...
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    OneVape? Which one you got? Been a while, what...

    OneVape? Which one you got?

    Been a while, what else are folks recommending these days?
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    I've exploded two and dropped a third. Nice...

    I've exploded two and dropped a third. Nice stuff, but I'm apparently too rough on it.
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    Interdasting. Hard to tell the difference between...

    Interdasting. Hard to tell the difference between the various models and theyíre all the same price. I like the all glass vapor path.
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    The kids got monthly Kiwi crates for Xmas. They...

    The kids got monthly Kiwi crates for Xmas. They do the making, so that counts, right?
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