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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220516/51fb5184...

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    Sanded most of the paint off, think Iím going to leave it rough w max max vibe and pair w an old 960 xtr crank I...
  2. For sure Nino was MVP, that was one of his most...

    For sure Nino was MVP, that was one of his most impressive efforts that Iíve seen. Burned a few too many matches chasing back. Glad was smart to try and gap Pidcock as I imagine he knew he didnít...
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    Not unless you're being paid to do it IMO

    Not unless you're being paid to do it IMO
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    Have chatted w/ buddies about how fucking amazing...

    Have chatted w/ buddies about how fucking amazing it would be to have Immigrant Song released when you were like 16/17. Closest for me was Nirvana or Pearl Jam.
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    Worked in IT helpdesk for a consulting/software...

    Worked in IT helpdesk for a consulting/software dev company as an intern in my teens, so we definitely had early internet access. Lots of the above, but we also found quite a bit of blatant porn use...
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    So I haven't used the latest generation SRAM...

    So I haven't used the latest generation SRAM bleed kit, but in previous ones that's a bit of an oxymoron compared to the ease of shimano. With your 3rd hand tap the line to make sure you tap out the...
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    High Fidelity captures a ton about this era (even...

    High Fidelity captures a ton about this era (even though it was released in 2000), a frequent meeting spot was often around one of the chain record stores. Unfortunately didn't have any truly local...
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    Ugh, I hated that song pretty quickly, but now...

    Ugh, I hated that song pretty quickly, but now and then comes on the radio and the nostalgia comes flooding back. Sadly think I know all the lyrics from hearing it so much. I was in HS in '94 and...
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    Have been going down the black hole of various...

    Have been going down the black hole of various 90s tunes. Was a teen through mid/late nineties and I can't hear My Name is Jonas without rolling through the rest of the Weezer Blue album, my...
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    I'm sure it doesn't officially, especially since...

    I'm sure it doesn't officially, especially since they're supposed to chemically bond, but have had one start leaking after a while. Same with Bacon strips, though also had some tires plugged for...
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    Starting a ride w/ likely a little bit too low...

    Starting a ride w/ likely a little bit too low pressure and slightly burping while landing poorly, then rush out the next day for a lunch ride b/c you don't have a ton of time and end up spending the...
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    My $0.02 is to look for either an old beat size...

    My $0.02 is to look for either an old beat size small 26" wheel 'vintage' mountain bike or maybe more realistically get a beach cruiser, even a POS Huffy. Bought my daughter a 20" wheeled beach...
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    I bought Pandoraís box for $65. Mongoose Fireball Moto DJ that was poorly paint stripped. Think Iím going to sand it...
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    Trigger pulled on Travis tool, seems like one too...

    Trigger pulled on Travis tool, seems like one too to have
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    Park Tools website and Youtube are your friend...

    Park Tools website and Youtube are your friend here. Suggestions here are a great place to start, but if you're chasing one thing or another sometimes best to start over adjustments from all the way...
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    Have been kicking around buying a travis tool for...

    Have been kicking around buying a travis tool for my backyard, but no first hand experience.

    https://roguehoe.com/trailbuilding/
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    Even my gravel rides quickly end up as drop-bar...

    Even my gravel rides quickly end up as drop-bar MTB rides. Thought trails were gonna be a mess after rain, always engaging riding singletrack on slick 34s. Blocked off the tree go-around b/c of a...
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    My $0.02 Smarty is stick with SPD. Did a stint...

    My $0.02 Smarty is stick with SPD. Did a stint on eggbeaters/CB for a few years, there was a meme floating around a few years ago about with a CB service manual and around step 3 is throwing out and...
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    Might be time to buy her a suspension fork


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    Agree with this, my roadie is relatively race fit...

    Agree with this, my roadie is relatively race fit with very low stack and barely use my drops. Hoods of the roadie are a bit lower than drops on my slightly flared CX/gravel bike. Makes for comfy...
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    Too much rain to ride, may as well make our hike productive.


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    TLDR; Go watch, top athletes still doing...

    TLDR; Go watch, top athletes still doing incredible things at advanced age.

    Watched it at lunch and enjoyed. My only counterpoint is it sounds like she was already an incredible athlete prior to...
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    Hahaha well that didn't disappoint good even if...

    Hahaha well that didn't disappoint good even if you're withholding pictures. I ride my mountain bike 4-5x week so a month between washes is quite a few rides for me, but totally agree on not...
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    JONG question and procrastinating on work meeting...

    JONG question and procrastinating on work meeting (aren't all of us?), but curious the collective's bike wash "tool kit" and wondering if the bike specific products are better enough to warrant...
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    Ask the experts

    Full mountain biker here, no BMX background. My soon to be small 9 y/o daughter is asking for a BMX bike for pumptracks. This would be in addition to her 24Ē mountain bike for trail riding. Do I go...
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    Good options for ya if you canít find anything...

    Good options for ya if you canít find anything local.

    https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mobile/us/en/vitus-nucleus-24-youth-hardtail-bike/rp-prod195891
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    Wtf is that thing?! Itís May 1st not Apr 1st...

    Wtf is that thing?! Itís May 1st not Apr 1st right? Right??


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    Such a great new addition to one of my favorite trail systems.


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    Well damn! That would solve basically all of my...

    Well damn! That would solve basically all of my complaints about them.


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    Iíve got 1500 miles on a set of these that came...

    Iíve got 1500 miles on a set of these that came stock w my Ď20 Stumpjumper. Generally a fan, though I have been breaking spokes and nipples recently on them, just had a nipple snap really on just...
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    Glad somebody jumped on the Ferrari as an Indy...

    Glad somebody jumped on the Ferrari as an Indy car comment, that can't be left w/o retort.
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    I picked up a spare I can swap between my HT and...

    I picked up a spare I can swap between my HT and FS bike for this exact reason. Ended up on my spare for ~3 months. Trans X and the like get ripped off brand new bikes and are heavier, but work...
  33. Thread: Helmet advice

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    ^^ Absolutely worth going in, no need to buy most...

    ^^ Absolutely worth going in, no need to buy most expensive helmet in stock, but one that fits is best. So no reason to shy away from the ~$100 helmets. I have a Lazer Impala and bought my kid a...
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    Santa Cruz, especially older ones, historically...

    Santa Cruz, especially older ones, historically very short. No way youíre a medium.


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    Danno - was it a 429 SL or trail 429? If the...

    Danno - was it a 429 SL or trail 429? If the former would make sense for more squirrelly descending. Recent trail 429s should be pretty confident descenders.

    That musta been a hell of a case! ...
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    8y/o giving a go. Needed some help up/on as entrance is a bit steep but should be good progression for her, plus my...
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    Funny you mention that, for sale locally used for...

    Funny you mention that, for sale locally used for the same low $200 price tag haha death trap!!


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    Wow, wtf is this thing?!? Popped up in my local...

    Wow, wtf is this thing?!? Popped up in my local FB marketplace. Backwards fork and Mtn version of those Look roadies w stem behind top-tube!!
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    22 NE - Just get out and ride

    Ticket checker, I’m about an hour from Lancaster and can definitely give you plenty of detailed suggestions. Raystown is a good suggestion, but decently far from Lancaster.

    General suggestions:...
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    Can't really compete w SkiLyft or evdogs, but did...

    Can't really compete w SkiLyft or evdogs, but did make some good use of tree falling in backyard that I'm going to tie into my access trail to my local trail system 1/4 away.

    Started project as it...
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    Well done Benny. I ticked over to Tron w/ ~2k to...

    Well done Benny. I ticked over to Tron w/ ~2k to summit of the Alp and haven't done it since.
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    For what it's worth Danno, I regularly ride a '20...

    For what it's worth Danno, I regularly ride a '20 S-works Stumpjumper w/ Fox Factory Suspension, Eagle, other top end parts almost as much as I ride my Deore brake/SLX drivetrain Fox Rhythm hardtail....
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    Been backwards like this since I've been into...

    Been backwards like this since I've been into bikes starting mid-90s. Higher end shifter almost always higher performance impact than derailleur, but isn't nearly as visible on showroom floor was...
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    https://www.insider.com/virginia-home-person-livin...

    https://www.insider.com/virginia-home-person-living-in-basement-multiple-offers-2022-4?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=news_tab

    Apparently a bunch of people think so, one even offering over asking...
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    Fun ride w/ my daughter yesterday, she's getting...

    Fun ride w/ my daughter yesterday, she's getting pretty good, but still can't seem to get her bike all the way off the ground. @50lbs and bike around 23lbs suppose that's gonna happen.
    413568...
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    I'm pretty sure I had softshells with you, Rusty...

    I'm pretty sure I had softshells with you, Rusty Nails, and Cletus way back in the day at Clyde's in NoVA. Definitely used to freak me out as well, but taste has definitely gotten me over that.
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    Wish I'd gotten started surfing earlier, starting...

    Wish I'd gotten started surfing earlier, starting in my late 30s has put me at a severe disadvantage and living ~2 hours from any breaks. Compared to skiing and MTB pretty seriously on/off for...
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    Hiding from the wind for a bit between road and gravel bits.


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    Go forth and ride, then bring back pics

    Is that a pumptrack, skatepark bowl, or both? That looks sick and hilarious to hit on the road bikes.


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    Ridiculous, incredible creatures that Iím...

    Ridiculous, incredible creatures that Iím fortunate to see up pretty close while surfing sometimes.


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