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    Shipping a bike

    I think what may have happened is UPS and FedEx, and probably even USPS, have really changed their price segregation by annual shipping volume and made it more extreme. I worked for a large...
  2. I hear Dooks got a mention too, donít short...

    I hear Dooks got a mention too, donít short change the brother, itís five pennies for a nickel.
  3. By the look of the Facebook page yeah it sounds...

    By the look of the Facebook page yeah it sounds like they got enough. My shoulder is still messed up so I wonít be there this year ... maybe next year Iíll try for the Fritter (50 miles)
  4. PSA - 2019 Cream Puff (Oakridge OR) at risk of cancellation

    I'm not affiliated with the event, I would just hate to see a local tradition run aground this year after lots of planning, logistics, and ridiculous amounts of trail rehab. For those not familiar,...
  5. Totally unique topic, never before discussed... what bike do I want?

    This is probably the easiest and cheapest thing you can do to improve small bump compliance on any VPP bike without making your shock setup overly progressive or wallowy ... as long as youíre not...
  6. Did you end up getting the CCDBA shock eyelet...

    Did you end up getting the CCDBA shock eyelet reamed to 15.0 mm, or just end up getting a different shock?

    After all that drama, for which I feel partly responsible, Iím stoked to hear that you...
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    bump ... looking for specific trail recs that...

    bump ... looking for specific trail recs that would be good for my fucked up shoulder.

    I'm heading to Asheville in August and only have 1.5 days to ride. Making things even more difficult, I'm...
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    Iíve not ever seen enforcement of no camping...

    Iíve not ever seen enforcement of no camping rules in that parking lot. Iíve slept multiple nights in that lot.
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    Iíve been happy with Santa Cruz Carbon bars, but...

    Iíve been happy with Santa Cruz Carbon bars, but I donít have too many data points apart from a few demos and my own set of bars.

    On some stiffer-front-end bikes, I think 35mm diameter without...
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    I think the shock dimensions are the same from v1...

    I think the shock dimensions are the same from v1 through v3 ... 11-6 with needle bearing kit ... do it!

    Of course then the rear end will outgun most non boost forks you could get for cheap ...
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    Weather at Helen is forecasted to be pretty awful...

    Weather at Helen is forecasted to be pretty awful on Saturday night. Unless you are used to the alpine weather on the East Coast Mt Washington (in which case this is just another balmy day) ... Iíd...
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    If youíre gonna go through the trouble of...

    If youíre gonna go through the trouble of upgrading a v1, Iíd suggest ďnew to youĒ parts.

    Used Pike - $350?
    Take-off Monarch Plus Debonair RC3 or used Float X EVOL - $100-175?
    1x NX or XT...
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    Thanks, definitely no service at Wizard Falls. I...

    Thanks, definitely no service at Wizard Falls. I think there is spotty service at Camp Sherman.

    Surprisingly, not only is there service at Pole Creek TH but enough service at the base of the...
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    Anyone know if there is AT&T cell coverage at...

    Anyone know if there is AT&T cell coverage at Pole Creek TH and Wizard Falls fish hatchery? Trying to meet up with some peeps this weekend and want to figure out the communication logistics since...
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    Best "Sleeper" Riding Areas

    Iíd still call it sleeper ... I mean itís fairly well known in the PNW and in the west coast bike industry, but no one is self-promoting it or writing bike mag articles about how you need to camp on...
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    Hmmm, hopefully Iíll be cleared to ride by then...

    Hmmm, hopefully Iíll be cleared to ride by then (5 months post op on my shoulder) ...

    Anyone who makes it up for this, please buy a brew for any local GOATS trail worker (Greater Oakridge Area...
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    Altitude ... and weather. Hopefully you donít...

    Altitude ... and weather. Hopefully you donít encounter 100 mph winds or cloudy weather on your trip! Also keep your head on a swivel for rock and icefall. Crap falling off Red Banks can get up to 70...
  18. Been busy the last 2 days but wanted to say,...

    Been busy the last 2 days but wanted to say, awesome!
  19. Anyone have square taper short cranks? 150 or 160mm

    I just bought a magnetic hand bike for rehab (labrum repair surgery) and it came with 130mm cranks. Longer cranks will help re-activate my range of motion, but hereís the issues ...

    -ďDrive sideĒ...
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    The limited release stuff from Block 15 is good,...

    The limited release stuff from Block 15 is good, and I like Mazama, but I agree the Corvallis/Albany beer is a bit hyped in comparison to PDX proper, Hood River, Eugene etc ... And Iíll take Caldera...
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    I assume you say ďhereĒ meaning Corvallis/Albany...

    I assume you say ďhereĒ meaning Corvallis/Albany and not the greater South Willamette or Western Oregon Area? If so, then I agree!
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    Lassen / Shasta Conditions Anyone?

    Iím 7 weeks post op for shoulder surgery (my labrum was completely detached from the shoulder socket, where the biceps tendon comes into it). Normal recovery is 6 months return to full activity. Iím...
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    Oooh, just the right size :) Hopefully I get...

    Oooh, just the right size :)

    Hopefully I get to see this bike in person this fall, weíll see if I can get time off newborn dad duty to help out with some of the stages!
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    trans-cascadia 2019

    Ummm, what size frame ... can I buy that thing off of you when you are done with Trans Cascadia, since clearly you shouldnít be bringing an American designed, Chinese made, Canadian inspired bike...
  25. What are your disappointing destinations to ride at?

    Yeah, itís kind of unfair when your ďbackyard trailsĒ consist of 2500-3000í fall line mostly continuous descents on primo subalpine decomposing granite with big granite slabs and tech features plus...
  26. Too Much Snow Everyone must be busy skiing!

    Too
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    Everyone must be busy skiing!
  27. Ask me that question at the end of Fall ... Iím...

    Ask me that question at the end of Fall ... Iím recovering from labrum repair this Spring so no riding until mid-Summer.

    My friends in Grants Pass just got new bikes so Iíll be down there...
  28. Hit me up when you do, and let me know what you...

    Hit me up when you do, and let me know what you are looking for, and Iíll help plan your trip. There is a reason Trans Cascadia bike race is based out of there, and guys like Minaar keep coming back...
  29. Funny to see all the Bend disappointments ... I...

    Funny to see all the Bend disappointments ... I honestly donít know how it (Bend proper) ever got ďon the mapĒ in the first place, because the riding in town is really like the last Blockbuster...
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    Headset questions

    Well, just what exactly do you expect your stem to attach to? There is no tube onto which it can apply uniform compressive stress at the clamping bolt. The engineers didnít test it like that, only...
  31. 2018-19 Praxis Skis Info and Resource Thread

    It isnít named yet. They are having a naming contest on social media. ďA-SKIĒ is supposed to be an acronym. You decide what it stands for ... winner gets ... warm fuzzies?
  32. Oh, if you have race stock GS skis for groomer...

    Oh, if you have race stock GS skis for groomer zooming then Concept, RX or GPO should be great the other 85% of resort time! It's really the cold high pressure snaps to be concerned with. Or any day...
  33. Damn great stuff going off right now from...

    Damn great stuff going off right now from everyone, 213, gimp, hankey and everyone else!



    Bwahahaha



    T, that brings back great memories with your boy Brennan, when we were in Svalbard 6...
  34. 2018-19 Praxis Skis Info and Resource Thread

    For 135 lbs and aggressive ex-racer, the flex, core and length sounds right ... Iím 5í 8Ē 135 lbs and my 182 GPOs are 3 flex, enduro veneer, and they feel perfect for me when skiing aggressively ......
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    MTB and Surf: in da same spot?

    D, Punta Venado mountain bike park about 30 mins south of Playa del Carmen literally has a shack serving food and beer on the beach, from which you can literally walk into the ocean to paddle out or...
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    Thanks! Between my concussions and shoulder...

    Thanks! Between my concussions and shoulder surgery and our newborn, my wife has only gotten 1 day in this season ... hopefully once I can actually pick up my kid again we get her a few more at...
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    Question about typical spring snow depletion ......

    Question about typical spring snow depletion ... Bach has 120Ē on the ground right now. How does that compare to typical for mid-March, and how does that bode for May ski coverage?
  38. FWIW, I donít think anyone should ever consider...

    FWIW, I donít think anyone should ever consider ďconditionsĒ to be Moderate, Considerable, High, whatever.

    ďConditionsĒ consist of weather, snow temperature and hardness, snow problem...
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    Lassen / Shasta Conditions Anyone?

    I hope those reasons donít include a 30 min trip to the DMV (Oregon DMW is WAY easier and cheaper than CA) and an extra tax return form next March. Because there are just way more jobs north of...
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    I intend to moderately neglect my RWC bottom...

    I intend to moderately neglect my RWC bottom bracket here in my part of the PNW (Eugene). I don't have enough time on the BB to tell you yet how it handles said neglect, and I've skipped this...
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    Be polite to everyone you meet (good advice in...

    Be polite to everyone you meet (good advice in general) and get ready for State of Jefferson don't tread on me, don't vaccinate me, don't school me, don't regulate me!!! That, and crystal worshipers...
  42. Homewood reporting 50Ē more snow this season than...

    Homewood reporting 50Ē more snow this season than Kirkwood or Alpine was worth a great laugh.
  43. New Praxis based on RX!...

    New Praxis based on RX!
    https://www.instagram.com/praxisskis/p/Bupm3kqF7xw/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=drlmw0asufyz
  44. Nickel, how aggressively did you detune the...

    Nickel, how aggressively did you detune the reverse sidecut portion of the tails? I found on the GPO that was my missing ingredient for being able to break the ski loose whenever I wanted. Seems like...
  45. No way bro, because itís totally rated ďMetallica...

    No way bro, because itís totally rated ďMetallica + SlayerĒ
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    and 58 wonít be open soon, still no power in...

    and 58 wonít be open soon, still no power in Oakridge and the town is cut off in both directions with tons of trees and snow blocking the highway.
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    Lassen / Shasta Conditions Anyone?

    No problem. You have much experience with crampons? How about your partner? Regardless of conditions I would not go very far up Shasta without boot crampons and an ice axe. 60 cm is probably good...
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    tappoix

    tappoix
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    Good stuff on instagram tap! What a cycle!!!

    Good stuff on instagram tap! What a cycle!!!
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190225/60afe964...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190225/60afe96473c6536459ed86db4ca77254.jpg

    We got about a foot here in South Eugene and they declared a public emergency (all roads closed except emergency...
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