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  1. Thread: Climate Change

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    How about we exhume his body, throw a magnet on...

    How about we exhume his body, throw a magnet on him, wrap his coffin in copper. Itíll create enough green electricity to replace the Glen Canyon Dam.
  2. Some of the HOF threads would make a good book

    Some of the HOF threads would make a good book
  3. I have those exact same knickers. They rock for...

    I have those exact same knickers. They rock for cold days, mine sit exactly at boot top.

    If these are the same model, Iíd probably never wear them for touring, go merino instead. These are pretty...
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    So if 27.5 is on the way out, maybe I should hang...

    So if 27.5 is on the way out, maybe I should hang onto my 27.5 carbon wheelset and Fox 36 Factory fork that are currently collecting dust. Might be worth a mint in a couple years

    My .02 is I think...
  5. Well Iím done with State Farm. They fucked me...

    Well Iím done with State Farm.

    They fucked me over when my catalytic converter got stolen, would only pay for me to buy a discount part from Autozone rather than having the real part installed...
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    Itís a road bike. Slap some AquaSeal on that and...

    Itís a road bike. Slap some AquaSeal on that and let er rip
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    Small engines I usually just flood with ether and...

    Small engines I usually just flood with ether and try to turn it over til it blows up then buy a new-to-me one for $25 on Craigslist.
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    Well the corrupt banks the Fed board used to work...

    Well the corrupt banks the Fed board used to work for (and will work for again after leaving the Fed) got addicted to free money, and threw tantrums in the form of sell offs every time the Fed...
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    Is the poop deck what I think it is?

    Is the poop deck what I think it is?
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    I could be wrong, but doesnít that article say...

    I could be wrong, but doesnít that article say theyíre building 35 miles of new MTB-only trails? If I were a horse person Iíd be happy mtb-ers would have their own trails and probably stay off the...
  11. Thread: Trucks.

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    Except that the average time between new cars is...

    Except that the average time between new cars is like 6 years, and we have the tech to do PHEV now and cut a ton of emissions plus get people to install EV infrastructure at home and then go full EV...
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    Bury a penny farthing in the dirt then excavate...

    Bury a penny farthing in the dirt then excavate it and claim historic use.
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    Youíre on thin ice, Bro-ha

    Youíre on thin ice, Bro-ha
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    With another LN as a strong possibility in the...

    With another LN as a strong possibility in the forecast, can we please all agree not to J the season before it starts and prematurely post a 22/23 thread prior to actual Pass turns (not on grass)? ...
  15. Thread: Trucks.

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    Iím still pretty confused why we donít see more...

    Iím still pretty confused why we donít see more plug-in hybrids especially in trucks that have payload capacity for a little more battery and would likely see a lot of in-town work use. Getting say...
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    Just look and donít touch. Otherwise youíll be...

    Just look and donít touch. Otherwise youíll be this guy: https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/jun/28/spokane-spanker-sentenced-on-eight-counts-of-assau/
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    Donít worry about the reach, look at the...

    Donít worry about the reach, look at the effective top tube. Also there are some shops with the DVO-spec on them still.
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    PSA: the bike shop in the Silver Mountain resort...

    PSA: the bike shop in the Silver Mountain resort area in Kellogg ID is blowing out their helmet stash. 40% off and they had tons this weekend. If I remember correctly they carried TLD, Smith, maybe a...
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    Ö.dangÖ.. nice work. If anybody gets the 40%...

    Ö.dangÖ.. nice work.

    If anybody gets the 40% offer on a medium and isnít feeling it, hit me up (karma for posting this PSA?)
  20. Thread: "The Turn"

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    Evening dirt ride, early sunset, comfy temp for...

    Evening dirt ride, early sunset, comfy temp for parking lot beers followed by a 46 degree morning. Definitely feeling the turn in the INW. Bring on the fall rains and hero dirt.
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    Pulled the trigger on an OL Hangover for fall...

    Pulled the trigger on an OL Hangover for fall riding. Dark is coming early already at 7pm and since I work til 6 many days, itíll be nice to have the option to still get out for an after work ride....
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    Ibis Facebook page is pretty sure this was a...

    Ibis Facebook page is pretty sure this was a pricing error. Makes sense as today the Ripmo is back to full price with 1 available.

    Hope they honor the mistake and ship out for you guys!
  23. Thread: Tool Time

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    Clearly youíve never been contorted under a car...

    Clearly youíve never been contorted under a car with a bolt head backed up against the frame, and only able to rotate your ratchet 5 degrees while the bolt is loose but still too tight to get your...
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    Booo, I had the last Medium SLX in my cart and...

    Booo, I had the last Medium SLX in my cart and hit buy, and somebody snagged it right before me. Then the XT sold out as I transitioned to that.
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    PSA: Ibis bikes 40+% off Competitive Cyclist

    Holy shit. Kinda wish I hadnít bought my Ripmo AF past month. Is Ibis going out of business or something?

    Ripmo carbon XT $4000: https://www.competitivecyclist.com/ibis-ripmo-xt-mountain-bike
    ...
  26. Thread: Tool Time

    by Falcon3
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    For tight spaces, nothing beats these:...

    For tight spaces, nothing beats these: https://youtu.be/fNPt-ekUPUA

    Handle rotates as well as standard ratchet action. Suuuuper nice for working inside engine bays and what not too.
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    Excellent thought. My drivetrain was doing...

    Excellent thought. My drivetrain was doing something similar and the clutch felt ok by hand but upon turning it off, everything shifted perfectly. Serviced the clutch and was 100%.

    Also maybe...
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    Follow up on this one! Got a call from this...

    Follow up on this one!

    Got a call from this shop while they were working on it and they said my chain is gone, need a new derailleur, cassette, maybe chainring, and both brake rotors are below...
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    Yup, thatís the one! They had a bunch of people...

    Yup, thatís the one! They had a bunch of people with handheld garden weed sprayers filled with water up at the bacon station to try to cool people down. It worked for like ten seconds until it...
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    Thatís the answer i was looking for, thanks! Iím...

    Thatís the answer i was looking for, thanks! Iím trying out wax lube (not full queso) and want to be able to remove the chain fairly regularly. Iíll keep rolling with my Shimano link and keep the...
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    Race report from the Dakota Five-O last weekend....

    Race report from the Dakota Five-O last weekend. Not nearly as impressive as most of you serious cyclists but you have to listen to it anyway.

    Race day was warm. Not much temp recovery overnight...
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    Whatís the consensus on Shimano 12s quick links? ...

    Whatís the consensus on Shimano 12s quick links?

    Shimano says theyíre not reusable but people do and donít seem to assplode. Will it completely bork up my shifting to use a different brand of...
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    Can anybody expound on this thought that 28h is...

    Can anybody expound on this thought that 28h is better for carbon? Is it because it allows the wheel to flex a little since the rim is so much stiffer?

    Looking at a BTLOS carbon wheel set and...
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    PSA: JensonUSA has Shimano RT76 rotors in 180mm...

    PSA: JensonUSA has Shimano RT76 rotors in 180mm for $10 right now. Same two-piece construction as RT86 just without the gimmicky aluminum/steel sandwich. I stocked up and figured the TGR hoarders...
  35. FYI I have the same rims on the Ripmo and a 2.35...

    FYI I have the same rims on the Ripmo and a 2.35 is as narrow as Iíd go. I tried a Maxxis 2.3 and it blew off the rim, the Vittoria 2.35 (V is larger volume than Maxxis anyway) fit nicely and donít...
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    Kirk Van Houten: ďSo thatís it, after 20 years,...

    Kirk Van Houten: ďSo thatís it, after 20 years, so long and good luck?Ē

    Boss: ďI donít recall saying Ďgood luckíĒ
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    My Ripmo came with a Silverado. My old Giant...

    My Ripmo came with a Silverado. My old Giant contact saddle is much shorter.

    I’d definitely go shorter cranks, which would get you all the way without swapping saddles. I love my 165s, So nice to...
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    Bike shop I bought my first FS MTB from...

    Bike shop I bought my first FS MTB from advertises “free tuneups for life!”
    Of course that marketing is all over their website and social media but it doesn’t say what that includes. So I call and...
  39. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    Thanks for the thought. I think I’m good, and...

    Thanks for the thought. I think I’m good, and I’ve currently just got the 160. Plus I’ve got a pile of Jenson gift cards what will get me a free OneUp 210.
  40. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    Don’t we have a thread “Hacksaw Your Own Fucking...

    Don’t we have a thread “Hacksaw Your Own Fucking Seat Tube” ?
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    Not sure how it’s going but WA recently enacted a...

    Not sure how it’s going but WA recently enacted a law prohibiting salvage yards from buying private party catalytic converters, a great step to removing the incentive for stealing them.

    Of course...
  42. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    This is awesome thanks so much. I’ve got my...

    This is awesome thanks so much. I’ve got my BB-Rail measurement at 70.0 so there shouldn’t be any issue! I could have sworn I looked up the specs and even the 210 shimmed to 190 was too long but I’ll...
  43. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    Sweet! Thanks! And yeah, nothing is quite wakes...

    Sweet! Thanks! And yeah, nothing is quite wakes you up like an Aggressor to the butthole.
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    I am referring to that. Maybe not qualifying for...

    I am referring to that. Maybe not qualifying for a full rant but again, the fact it needed a quick bleed after a few rides compared to a shitty post thatís been going strong for five years is...
  45. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    Interested in this. Ibis says the max insertion...

    Interested in this. Ibis says the max insertion is only 210 total, I’m 5-10 on a medium frame and I figured I could only get a 180 on there, but I know there’s some fudge room with the cable actuator...
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    Anybody headed to Spearfish for the Dakota 5-0...

    Anybody headed to Spearfish for the Dakota 5-0 this weekend? I’m riding it, although perhaps not as fast as I would have been. I took a spill over a berm this weekend and landed on my hip on a rock....
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    Fucking thieves. Had several packages with...

    Fucking thieves.

    Had several packages with bike parts initially supposed to show up this week. Well in a miracle they all got shipped early and were delivered last week when I was out of town. I...
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    Anyone have anything they'd like to rant about?

    My old Giant Contact dropper from 2017 has been chugging along for five years, first as a demo bike and then for me. I flogged that thing in every condition and rarely serviced it. Itís got scratches...
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    Student Loan Forgiveness

    Iím so mad they cured cancer after I got cancer and had to go through chemotherapy and surgery!

    Everybody should have to go through the same shitty things I did! They should make everybody do...
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    I didnít read the post but Iíll assume OP is...

    I didnít read the post but Iíll assume OP is thinking about trying out fat chicks. Maybe talk to Booner for pointers.
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