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  1. Thread: Tool Time

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    Been there more times than I'd like. That...

    Been there more times than I'd like. That rotating ratchet with it's bulky head is even more useless then. That is a prime case for owning a good set of high engagement ratcheting wrenches. It's...
  2. Thread: Shigura brakes

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    I've got 100 miles or so on them now, and so far...

    I've got 100 miles or so on them now, and so far no complaints. I did however do a second bleed after the first ride and the bite point is damn near instantaneous. As good or better than any code's...
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    I've found those things to be pretty uses. I got...

    I've found those things to be pretty uses. I got one my Dad gave me years ago. I dont think I have ever used it, as you cant really get much for torque out of it. A good set of Wobble extensions...
  4. Thread: Tool Time

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    Do you like having fasteners rounded off? ...

    Do you like having fasteners rounded off?



    I have a bunch of Snapon ratchets, but I ALWAYS reach for the Nepros first. Its supper compact, has high-engagement, and is super strong.
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  5. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Lately Iíve seen quite a few lower end Sram...

    Lately Iíve seen quite a few lower end Sram derailleurs on Ebikes where the cage pivots wore causing the derailleur to not stay in gear. Even saw that lead to a folded over cassette!
  6. Thread: Shigura brakes

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    I got a large shop sized jug of the Shimano stuff...

    I got a large shop sized jug of the Shimano stuff that I've had for years. Its damn near a lifetime supply!

    I've been contemplating, putting a pad screw into the caliper and putting a spring on it...
  7. Thread: Shigura brakes

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    I just use the Shimano fluid in all brakes that...

    I just use the Shimano fluid in all brakes that use mineral oil. The color / brand does not matter. SLX brakes are generally quite good. If you are having trouble getting a good bleed first thing...
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    Almost everyone I ride with started out...

    Almost everyone I ride with started out straddling the line with both E-bikes and high-end analog setups. We all ride a lot, and most of the crew built just about every trail in the Bellingham area....
  9. Thread: Shigura brakes

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    Shigura brakes

    Technically yes you are, but I this situation it doesn't make a signifiant difference.

    T1 X (L/L+C) = Torque wrench setting.

    T1 is torque spec for the fastener.
    L is length of torque wrench...
  10. Thread: Shigura brakes

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    They are not a perfect fit, but close enough to...

    They are not a perfect fit, but close enough to not need to spend $30 on an aftermarket adapter.
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    Here is a backlit shot to highlight the differences, you can see a slight difference in the...
  11. Thread: Shigura brakes

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    Shigura brakes

    Todays project is the Shigura brake conversion.

    Since the master cylinder seal went out on my Magura's and replacement parts are a month out, I ordered a set of Shimano XTR levers to replace them...
  12. Thread: Tool Time

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    Picked up a few new tools today. 425695 I've...

    Picked up a few new tools today.
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    I've had the Snapon utility life for years, and its been my go to knife for most things. A few months ago I picked up the Knipex Olfa style knife and it soon...
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    My new quiver is going to be a full power ebike...

    My new quiver is going to be a full power ebike and big battery plus a SL ebike. The analog is dead and best to sell before they turn into the modern day 26er. @xxx Ebikes are not rocket science...
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    My Shimano systems have been pretty damn reliable...

    My Shimano systems have been pretty damn reliable so far. On my old bike the charge port on the battery went out twice and Shimano had me replacement batteries in 3 days each time. On my new bike,...
  15. There is also a big difference in rolling...

    There is also a big difference in rolling resistance in various hubs too.
  16. Thread: Tool Time

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    Nice job on the fence. To attache mine, I used...

    Nice job on the fence. To attache mine, I used the Bridgeport to mill some slots in it, so I could use 6mm bolts to attach it to the same spot the factory fence was. You want to be able to slide the...
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    Early oct can be wet, but often get an induan...

    Early oct can be wet, but often get an induan summer mid to late oct. regardless we can ride year round here in Bellingham. Itís just a question of how wet you are willing to get.
  18. Thread: Tool Time

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    I'd agree with this. My fence extends 4 feet to...

    I'd agree with this. My fence extends 4 feet to either side. Its more than wants needed to set work stops 99% of the time. I dont see a need for it being any longer.
  19. Thread: Tool Time

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    We park the vehicles out side. Its a pretty mild...

    We park the vehicles out side. Its a pretty mild climate here, so that works pretty well.

    This is what it looked like when we purchased the house.
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    I really wanted a 3 bay garage with...
  20. Thread: Tool Time

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    There is not enough money in the world to get me...

    There is not enough money in the world to get me to shoot a wedding. Iíll bought all of my festool stuff when we had some major home projects going on. After buying the tools and doing the work in...
  21. Thread: Tool Time

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    Nice. This is my setup. 423761 I have a...

    Nice.
    This is my setup.
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    I have a Festool Kapex, with an 8 foot bench on either side. If I was to do it over again, and had the space, Ideally I would have a 12 foot bench on either side, as...
  22. Thread: Tool Time

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    Well done. Thatís a spade bit fyi.

    Well done. Thatís a spade bit fyi.
  23. Thread: Tool Time

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    Are these what you are looking for...

    Are these what you are looking for? Might be cheaper than making them.



    Agreed 100%. Hole saws are only really good for metal, and even then, there are better options such as Annular cutters.
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    The timber companies here, are either super...

    The timber companies here, are either super supportive (Galbraith tree farm), or mostly just turn a blind eye to it as long was you are not building wood work / putting nails in their trees (they...
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    Galbraith is all private timber land, but the...

    Galbraith is all private timber land, but the city owns an easement for the trails, I believe that agreement covers up to 50 or 75 miles, not sure. Regardless the Timber land owner is a fan of the...
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    Nothing sanctioned, but if one was to go looking...

    Nothing sanctioned, but if one was to go looking in the obvious spots along I5 south of town, one would probably find some big long descents... Then again you could probably find that from the top of...
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    Did you meet i90 or i5Ö. Both have similar stuff....

    Did you meet i90 or i5Ö. Both have similar stuff.

    The thing with galby is we have had so much logging the trails donít hold up to the dry season like they did in years past. Plus the entire...
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    If you think Galbraith is all about hitting...

    If you think Galbraith is all about hitting jumps, then you missed all of the best stuff up there.



    That is correct.... not that Cnut's are not worth doing, there is just way more to be had...
  29. Thread: Tool Time

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    Tool Time

    I got tired of snapping the XX1 carbon cranks so switched to EEwings... they are very nice. The price tag is the one drawback to them, but after snapping carbon cranks upon landing, they are worth it...
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    If you limit your riding to Galbraith while in...

    If you limit your riding to Galbraith while in Bham you will miss all of the best stuff. Just about every ridge line here has a trail on it.....

    There is a lot of great riding around Leavenworth...
  31. Thread: Tool Time

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    For less money you can get a NOGA dial indicator...

    For less money you can get a NOGA dial indicator holder and a used Starrett or Mitituyo indicator on Ebay / cragslist and have far greater accuracy and more flexibility.

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    Noga makes clamps...
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    This is true. I got a set of Enves that are damn...

    This is true. I got a set of Enves that are damn close to a decade old now. Iíve never bothered with truing or adjusting spoke tension ( internal nipples and cables routed through headsets should do...
  33. Thread: Tool Time

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    Tool Time

    Sometimes you gotta modify a tool and nothing is wrong with that!

    16mm hex? I think the largest Iíve ever used on a bike is 14mm and thatís for my EEwing cranks.

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    Snapon...
  34. Thread: Tool Time

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    To there own, but I find I can use the search...

    To there own, but I find I can use the search function a their a hell of a lot faster than searching you tube and then watching someone that may or may not know what there yakking about and that may...
  35. Thread: Tool Time

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    The Garage Journal Forums...

    The Garage Journal Forums. Are probably the best place to do any research before buying any tool, as their is almost always a ton of info, and user reviews on there.
  36. Thread: Tool Time

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    At the end of the day, all that really matters is...

    At the end of the day, all that really matters is whatever gauge you choose to use, reliably provides consistent measurements. Doesn't really matter if its a bit high or a bit low, as long as its...
  37. Thread: Tool Time

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    I didnt say they are not accurate... What I did...

    I didnt say they are not accurate... What I did say, or was trying to say, is the accuracy tend to very depending on the battery voltage, as they are calibrated to be pretty accurate when the...
  38. Thread: Tool Time

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    The park it is nice, but you really need two of...

    The park it is nice, but you really need two of them. One for DOT systems (sram) and one for Mineral oil systems ( Shimano) you have to be very careful you donít cross contaminate or you will...
  39. Thread: Tool Time

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    Nope. Photographer by trade, Engineer by...

    Nope. Photographer by trade, Engineer by schooling. I know just enough to be dangerous.
  40. Thread: Tool Time

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    Ha! Good tools just make it easier and more...

    Ha! Good tools just make it easier and more enjoyable to do "good work"

    oh and Fuck the Sierra Club.... they gotta be the most politically motivated / biased, miss-guided and anti-bike group...
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    When I'm not shooting photos, skiing, biking or...

    When I'm not shooting photos, skiing, biking or working on bikes / skis, I like to play with the bigger toys in my shop. One of the ways I have been able to afford some really nice machinery is to...
  42. Thread: Tool Time

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    Glad you liked it. I bet you will find you like...

    Glad you liked it. I bet you will find you like working on stuff better and its more efficent.


    I'm not a fan of Stahlwille, but I may be in the minority there. For levels, I like Stabila. No one...
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    It's slick that it just bolts on to a standard...

    It's slick that it just bolts on to a standard EP8. Problem is looks to be 10X heavier than running a traditional derailleur and lets face it, the whole key to EMTB's is maximizing the power to...
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    One thing to keep in mind, range isn't just based...

    One thing to keep in mind, range isn't just based on battery size, it also has a lot to do with the power and weight ratios. So she will most likely be able to do the same length ride as you with a...
  45. Thread: Tool Time

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    Funny you link to that. I have their 15mm wrench...

    Funny you link to that. I have their 15mm wrench in gold on order as well as the lock ring tool. The 15mm will come in handy for the dirt jumper and the kids bike.

    Here is some more amazing...
  46. Thread: Tool Time

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    For my pry bars I have a full set of Mayhew ones....

    For my pry bars I have a full set of Mayhew ones.
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    They are the same company that makes them for Snapon, Craftsman and others. No idea what your apprentice tool is. Last time I did any...
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    Electric Bike Thread

    That capability already exists but only if you run a DI2 derailleur with it. Your head u it has the settings for it built in.
  48. Thread: Tool Time

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    The problem with most of those cheap electric gauges, is they vary in accuracy quite bit in relationship to the battery level....

    Ive been really happy with this combination
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    Electric Bike Thread

    I still use the full range of the 1x12 on my ebike. With that 52 you can climb some stupid steep stuff. However I could easily skip every other.

    Anyone else remember hammerschmidt?

    Anyways...
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    Seems to me automatic shifting is better suited...

    Seems to me automatic shifting is better suited to the commuter / town Ebikes. It addresses a problem that doesnít exist on EMTBs. I do hope the new motor fixes the damn rattle tho.
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