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  1. You could just put a 90mm stem on it.

    You could just put a 90mm stem on it.
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    That's like asking why people buy an Acura...

    That's like asking why people buy an Acura instead of a Honda. Giant is a Honda.
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    I sold a very similar Hightower for $3800 three...

    I sold a very similar Hightower for $3800 three or four years ago. On one hand, used bike prices are insane right now. On the other hand, your bike is 4 years old and is the prior generation...
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    Don't all the directional ones thread on, so...

    Don't all the directional ones thread on, so they'll only go on one way?
  5. Thread: Fernie Beta?

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    Hasn't been mentioned: I do love a pre-ride big...

    Hasn't been mentioned: I do love a pre-ride big bang bagel sandwich.
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    "What kind of fasteners should we use on this...

    "What kind of fasteners should we use on this car"

    "Imperial?"

    "Yeah, but let's rename imperial after ourselves for no apparent reason"

    "Sounds good. I'm in."
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    Meh.

    Meh.
  8. Thread: Fernie Beta?

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    I'm sure Waxman knows better than me, but my...

    I'm sure Waxman knows better than me, but my favorite is the Himalayan Spice Bistro - solid indian food. Curry Bowl is good too, but it's pretty small.
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    I have a vague recollection of Kidwoo saying that...

    I have a vague recollection of Kidwoo saying that a long, long time ago (well before the Speciales existed). I think he was referring to old ATAC's.

    I migrated away from my MX's and Z's because...
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    That song came out in 2000. The point...

    That song came out in 2000.

    The point stands, though.
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    Oh no, I'm definitely not that smart. I just...

    Oh no, I'm definitely not that smart. I just couldn't get the bead to initially catch and start to inflate.

    When it's inflating and I can't get that last bit of bead to seat and I start getting...
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    I remember being kind of baffled that my Ford was...

    I remember being kind of baffled that my Ford was all metric. It's 'murican, so I just assumed it'd be imperial. But apparently Ford's been metric since before I was born.
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    And when you wrestle with getting a tire to set...

    And when you wrestle with getting a tire to set up tubeless for like 30 minutes and finally give up and re-tape the rim to get the tire to seat, make sure you don't then put the tire on backwards.
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    Agreed. And it was the main reason I didn't buy...

    Agreed. And it was the main reason I didn't buy an 11-6.
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    Yeah, the 11-6 has maybe the best mid-stroke...

    Yeah, the 11-6 has maybe the best mid-stroke support and bottom out resistance of any shock I've ever ridden. The one I rode was pretty mediocre on small bump sensitivity though.
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    That's an odd one. Who doesn't know that bats...

    That's an odd one. Who doesn't know that bats are rabid? But I guess I'll make sure my wife isn't letting them lick her fingers.
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    You're not really helping keep my relationship...

    You're not really helping keep my relationship with the local bats at a "casual annoyance" level.
  18. Thread: Fernie Beta?

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    How the hell do you not have a passport? All the...

    How the hell do you not have a passport? All the good trails are in Canada.
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    Oh, there's tons of places they can get in if...

    Oh, there's tons of places they can get in if they want to. The house is definitely not sealed up particularly well. I'm just impressed / annoyed that two of them got in through different spots on...
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    Our house sits in a wooded area, and we've always...

    Our house sits in a wooded area, and we've always had bats that hang out in our eaves. We get a bit of bat shit on some of the porches, and occasionally hear some scratching in the ceiling or in the...
  21. Thread: Fernie Beta?

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    That's what I've heard as well. Fernie friends...

    That's what I've heard as well. Fernie friends were heading over to Cranbrook to ride. Most trails in Fernie are still holding snow.
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    If it's "I'm a couple miles from the car on...

    If it's "I'm a couple miles from the car on flat-ish dirt road," it's an annoyance.

    If it's "I dropped off this ridge and now I have to climb a thousand vert to get back up and over," it sucks. ...
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    I don't have any personal experience here, but...

    I don't have any personal experience here, but Santa Cruz's website says the current Bronson uses a 230 x 60 shock.
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    That's why I bought a Range. It has lots of...

    That's why I bought a Range. It has lots of weight, strength, and price.
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    Yeah, been listening to them for a little while. ...

    Yeah, been listening to them for a little while. Great band.
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    Just figured I'd pass along this hot tip...

    Just figured I'd pass along this hot tip for you guys.
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    You'll need a new fork. Does the new frame not...

    You'll need a new fork. Does the new frame not come with a rear shock? If not, you'll need one - new shock is longer.
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    I think the trick with doing it on a CNC is that...

    I think the trick with doing it on a CNC is that you'd probably need to remove the handle to mount it into the machine. Not the end of the world, but I find that the factory fit on the handles tends...
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    I like that idea. If the tool is actually going...

    I like that idea. If the tool is actually going to get used, any laser engraving on the head is going to be mostly illegible after 15 minutes of use.
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    That's a cool idea. Everyone has their tool...

    That's a cool idea.

    Everyone has their tool preferences, but a nice Mcleod is a safe bet. I like the rogue stuff (something like a 55HR), but there are probably other nice ones too.

    For...
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    ^^^ Agreed with all of that. Pick any bike...

    ^^^ Agreed with all of that.

    Pick any bike with decent parts and decent geometry. Basically the same component and geometry considerations as any longer travel analog bike. And a bigger battery...
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    I weighed them a while back. I think they were a...

    I weighed them a while back. I think they were a little lighter, but not enough to make any real difference. I definitely wouldn't upgrade just for weight savings.

    I only upgraded because my...
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    Yeah, propain says my bike, as ordered, should be...

    Yeah, propain says my bike, as ordered, should be 12.9 kg / 28.44 lbs. Actual weight (without pedals) is a smidge over 30.

    I don't particularly care, and I think their published weight is a bit...
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    I liked the mx6's a little better. Functionally...

    I liked the mx6's a little better. Functionally they're essentially identical, but my Speciale 8's creak a little bit sometimes. They're easily silenced with a drop of lube, but I don't recall...
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    I'd say somewhere around $5500. Maybe a little...

    I'd say somewhere around $5500. Maybe a little more. If listing on pinkbike, I'd put it a bit higher.
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    Triplets. ...

    Triplets.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220510/1eabdc6480a558c0876aa9e56cf93058.jpg

    Edit: the tapatalk uploaded always makes my pictures look shitty(er). Some sort of weird compression.
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    That worked for me about 60% of the time. Easy...

    That worked for me about 60% of the time. Easy when I'm just standing there, but much less consistent when I dropped a foot in a corner and was trying to clip back in on a bumpy trail.

    I found...
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    My issue with CB's was that the bails that you...

    My issue with CB's was that the bails that you clip into can rotate within the platform body. So they end up being in a slightly different spot every time you go to clip in, depending on if they've...
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    PM'd re: Guides

    PM'd re: Guides
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    I'd take the guides if you're willing to ship.

    I'd take the guides if you're willing to ship.
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    I've never seen an insert cause casing wobble. ...

    I've never seen an insert cause casing wobble. If the bead is seated evenly all the way around and the tire's still wobbling, it probably has a torn / defective casing. I guess you could try...
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    I think the value of a remodel for a sale depends...

    I think the value of a remodel for a sale depends heavily on the piece of land that the house is sitting on. If you have a shitty house sitting on a very valuable piece of land in a hot market,...
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    The lack of serviceability is now a feature. ...

    The lack of serviceability is now a feature. They're "vintage."
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    That, and if I spend $2k for a week in an airbnb...

    That, and if I spend $2k for a week in an airbnb / hotel, that money is gone. If I buy a used camper for a reasonable price, I can use it for 6 years and then sell it for ~60-70% of what I paid for...
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    I think the most surprising part of this thread...

    I think the most surprising part of this thread for me is that you all have insurance on your campers. I guess I've only ever bought campers that were cheap enough that I didn't need to deal with...
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    Yeah, I shipped it. Pretty easy, mostly because...

    Yeah, I shipped it. Pretty easy, mostly because I already had a bike box and packing material ready to go. Shipping is expensive these days though. Insured for full value, shipping was about...
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    It was... OK. Definitely better on the down. ...

    It was... OK. Definitely better on the down. And I'm sure some of that was the 34, which is a good bit more fork than a sid. But I noticed the taller front end on climbs - it was a little...
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    Yeah, as it turns out, medium spurs are rare. ...

    Yeah, as it turns out, medium spurs are rare. There was a bit of a feeding frenzy on pinkbike.
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    As pictured it was around 27.5. But those wheels...

    As pictured it was around 27.5. But those wheels are pretty burly. There was a pound to be saved in the wheels pretty easily.
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    Well that didn't take long. Sold!

    Well that didn't take long. Sold!
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