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    Poll: Are you still thinking your usage was correct?...

    Are you still thinking your usage was correct? It's not. You used "effected" as an adjective. Which it is not. JONG!
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    Zone

    Zone
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    mystery

    mystery
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    meaningless

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    jism

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    Well if his antics are not staged, it's only a...

    Well if his antics are not staged, it's only a matter of (not that much) time, before he gets snuffed.
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    I actually think the twigs are meant as a joke -...

    I actually think the twigs are meant as a joke - somewhat slyly letting on that this whole thing is a ridiculous farce.
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    Staged. My money is firmly on: 1) He knew...

    Staged. My money is firmly on:

    1) He knew the snow conditions before dropping in.

    2) No way in hell did they rap off of those twigs.

    3) Etc.

    Nobody's THAT fucking stupid!
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    schism

    schism
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    up

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    berserker

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    rainbow

    rainbow
  13. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Sub-parts of high-end parts are always stupid...

    Sub-parts of high-end parts are always stupid expensive. Consider buying an entire, used, matching RD (ebay etc). Then you’ll have spare parts, for next time you smash things. Sticker shock has...
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    If you search for “pulley” instead of “jockey...

    If you search for “pulley” instead of “jockey wheel” (wtf/lol!)...not hard to find. E.g. http://https://www.worldwidecyclery.com/products/shimano-m9100-and-m9120-12-speed-rear-derailleur-pulley-set
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    Unless you're using Snakeskins :nonono2:

    Unless you're using Snakeskins :nonono2:
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    I used to use white gas to clean chains - put it...

    I used to use white gas to clean chains - put it in a small Nalgene and shake, shake shake. Then rinse it off in warm, soapy then clean water, then dry in the sun or oven. Works great. Like, really...
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    James Robb is better than it should be, being...

    James Robb is better than it should be, being wedged between I70, a Peterbuilt dealer, Harley dealer, Dairy Queen, etc.

    But Highline is a great campground - camping in grass, with tons of tree...
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    Maybe give Rock n Roll Extreme a try. Amazingly...

    Maybe give Rock n Roll Extreme a try. Amazingly little dirt/gunk buildup, and lasts a long time. I've tried quite a lot of lubes over the years, and this is my favorite by far (on the mtb, mostly...
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    According to this rave review, it's 'cause it can...

    According to this rave review, it's 'cause it can freeze the sealant:...
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    If it matters: it will almost certainly void your...

    If it matters: it will almost certainly void your warranty.
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    You're worried about driving with your buddy, but...

    You're worried about driving with your buddy, but not worried about being in a heli with a bunch of strangers? :confused:

    One of the more expensive ways I can think of to get the covid.

    EDIT:...
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    Fknbummed

    Fknbummed
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    Reservations

    Reservations
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    pulverize

    pulverize
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    tick

    tick
  26. Until the ebike equivalent of skins comes along,...

    Until the ebike equivalent of skins comes along, the reality of walking uphill all day for a small handful of runs will keep it from becoming TOO crowded. But I will say this:

    Watch out for who’s...
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    Well let’s make the distinction between Buffs and...

    Well let’s make the distinction between Buffs and fleece neck gators (the latter of which are typically worn by skiers). “That study” was clearly dealing with sheer neck gators, aka Buffs, even...
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    Tape

    Tape
  29. Thread: Ask the experts

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    FWIW, my UST rims were Eastons. I don't see...

    FWIW, my UST rims were Eastons.

    I don't see how TR rims/tires "blew away" UST. But I also don't miss UST or even think about it...except when changing tires (and shredding the rim tape, at...
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    I had Nevegals way back when. I didn't love or...

    I had Nevegals way back when. I didn't love or hate them. They were UST though, and so never, ever leaked air. UST was nice, not having to mess with rim tape - not sure why it's all but gone these...
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    Cheez Whiz

    Cheez Whiz
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    Rocker

    Rocker
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    rim 340651

    rim

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  34. Thread: Helmet advice

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    Don’t fall for the MIPS bs (don’t make me cite...

    Don’t fall for the MIPS bs (don’t make me cite it, but it is well and truly debunked - only marketing faff keeps it alive). E.g. Poc was an early adopter, then bailed.

    Get it or don’t, but don’t...
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    That and full fucking body armor!

    That and full fucking body armor!
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    Dissector is worth a look

    Dissector is worth a look
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    Eagle

    Eagle
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    pussies

    pussies
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    hat

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    Been a few years doing this (so ymmv I guess),...

    Been a few years doing this (so ymmv I guess), but when I’m rolling in late and don’t want to fuck about, my goto has been: drive up kane creek road. You may luck out and get one of the plush spots...
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    My wife’s brand new bikeyoke has play like that -...

    My wife’s brand new bikeyoke has play like that - supposedly 100% normal, and does not bother her.

    OTOH my Thomson has exactly zero play. Which is nice, as that type of shit drives me batshit.
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    So..."hip pack", not fanny pack, LOL! All you...

    So..."hip pack", not fanny pack, LOL! All you need are some Flashdance-style, fuzzy leg warmers to go with it!

    JK, my wife just got that same one and loves it - may be going that same route...
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    And each one is better than the next :rolleyes2

    And each one is better than the next :rolleyes2
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    Makes sense. I've got pretty big mitts and ride...

    Makes sense. I've got pretty big mitts and ride LS Northshore grips (and similar but goopy Oury ones before that), which are pretty fat. Plenty of rubber, so never gave it a thought.
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    And...finally made the switch to flats. Been...

    And...finally made the switch to flats. Been riding clipless (which should be called "clip-ins"...duh) for 20+ years. Really not much difference in feel - mostly forgot I'd changed anything. ...
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    Ditched my rear, 2.5" Minion DHF, for a 2.4"...

    Ditched my rear, 2.5" Minion DHF, for a 2.4" Dissector.

    Main motivation was clearance (sketchy on the DHF 2.5, which cleared, but barely, and despite hitting hardly any mud on them, they brought...
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    Or just go with foolproof lock-ons. I'm too lazy...

    Or just go with foolproof lock-ons. I'm too lazy to look back and see what anyone thinks is a downside to them, but once I did lock-ons, I've never considered going back. The newer style, with just...
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    Gatorade

    Gatorade
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    chunky

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    Oranganus

    Oranganus
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