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    And just when I thought I'd destroyed components...

    And just when I thought I'd destroyed components in every way possible, I get shown up. Nicely done, sir.

    Highjack: After getting no bites over a few weeks, I just donated the Highline to a good...
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    Yeah, you can't pinch flat a tubeless tire. You...

    Yeah, you can't pinch flat a tubeless tire. You can burp them and puncture them, but a pinch makes no sense.
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    From that site: *Please note: There is a safety...

    From that site:
    *Please note: There is a safety risk in using air compressors for seating tubeless tires. They are not made for bicycle tires.

    Translation: Don't use a silly compressor. Buy our...
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    I mainly run Maxxis and have had no issue....

    I mainly run Maxxis and have had no issue. Occasionally it won't seat on the first try but that's because the tire wasn't on right. I've had the exact same issue with my compressor. Speaking of...
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    Totally legit. I got a Topeak Joeblow Booster and...

    Totally legit. I got a Topeak Joeblow Booster and it's awesome. I've setup several tubeless tires with it, no problem.
  6. Thread: Klunkerz

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    You're looking at this all wrong. It's just a...

    You're looking at this all wrong. It's just a precursor to the adjustable headset.
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    I was in Boston with the lady friend last summer,...

    I was in Boston with the lady friend last summer, and we came across this...
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    Adele's is amazing. It's easily one of the best...

    Adele's is amazing. It's easily one of the best restaurants in Northern Nevada.
    http://www.adelesrestaurantandlounge.com/
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    I've found that the Morsas need a little break...

    I've found that the Morsas need a little break in. I wasn't digging them on the first couple of rides but now I really like them. I'm guessing they're like a car tire, shit for the first few miles...
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    These little things... :) Plugs bad, patches...

    These little things... :)

    Plugs bad, patches good.
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    I've been running tubeless for years now and I've...

    I've been running tubeless for years now and I've never had to use soapy water ever to mount my tires. Meh.

    Also, I don't use straight Stans anymore. I actually use a 50/50ish mix of CaffeLatex...
  12. I think you need a refresher course... ...

    I think you need a refresher course...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hjsfs49SRbc
  13. It's more like this: Sentinel bowl -- | --- Big...

    It's more like this:
    Sentinel bowl -- | --- Big Jim's -- | -- Little Jim's -- | --- Ski School face -- | -- Ski School -- | -- Sign chute* (I never knew this had a name) -- | -- Upper cham...
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    Say whaaaaaat?!?! I can't believe they don't use...

    Say whaaaaaat?!?! I can't believe they don't use a pin just in case (the Kuat does). A standard pin is basically foolproof. A complicated mech like that isn't. Ugh.
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    Wait, does the 1Up not have a pin?

    Wait, does the 1Up not have a pin?
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    Adding the bolt was smart. I'm glad you've had...

    Adding the bolt was smart. I'm glad you've had good luck with it. I was skerred off them after looking out the back window of lph's truck and noticing that Mr. Shoelaces' bike had gone missing......
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    Staring at too many spreadsheets and not riding...

    Staring at too many spreadsheets and not riding enough. Getting stuck at Kirkwood recently and being forced to ski interlodge pow reminded me that I need to readjust my priorities. :)
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    Fits everything except 4 bikes. There are a lot...

    Fits everything except 4 bikes. There are a lot of really good 2 bike racks. The problem is when you start adding bikes. The Kuat NV is great for running 2 bikes. No seat/bar issues, great spacing,...
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    I just bought a set of Crossmax SXs off of ebay...

    I just bought a set of Crossmax SXs off of ebay thinking I could just buy the little end cap adapters to switch them from 20mm to 15mm. Then I realized I was a moron and that I had to buy an full...
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    Whatever you do, don't get a Thule. They break...

    Whatever you do, don't get a Thule. They break when you look at them funny. I've seen numerous arm hooks break, I know people who have had the trays slide off the backbone while they were driving...
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    That first pic on Coreshot is from our place in...

    That first pic on Coreshot is from our place in Tahoe: Radness, wood panelling, ugly super comfy couch, and all. I was just reminiscing about that trip and Steeze day this past weekend. I'll never...
  22. I spoke with an old patroller about that and it...

    I spoke with an old patroller about that and it used to open a few days every year. If I recall correctly, '79ish was the last year that happened due to an incident over in Hells. Someone was skiing...
  23. Free hot chocolate for everyone!!!

    Free hot chocolate for everyone!!!
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    Been working too much, getting poison oak too...

    Been working too much, getting poison oak too much, etc. :D

    What joetron said. I almost never encounter thorns and I've never gotten a flat from one. What I do encounter on every ride is my fat...
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    I use half CaffeLatex and half art latex. The...

    I use half CaffeLatex and half art latex. The only time I've burped/flatted in the past few years is when I've been stupid and haven't added a fresh batch to my tires on a yearly schedule.
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    I'm a big fan of manzanita. It's cradled me in...

    I'm a big fan of manzanita. It's cradled me in its loving embrace on more than one occasion.
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    I'm just shocked by the fact you're riding a...

    I'm just shocked by the fact you're riding a plastic bike; the wheel choice is more of a no duh.
  28. Wait. Were you referring to the friends or the...

    Wait. Were you referring to the friends or the rims. I'm so confused.
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    My name's Arty, and I've eaten more cookies and...

    My name's Arty, and I've eaten more cookies and banged more quiff and pissed more blood and stomped more ass that all of you numbnuts put together.

    dblatto, thank you for getting us back on track.
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    Also, I should add that a really want a Mach 6...

    Also, I should add that a really want a Mach 6 also.
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    Based on that picture, I assume you mean I can...

    Based on that picture, I assume you mean I can have one plate. Thank you.
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    WTF?!?!?! I missed out on cookies?!?!?!

    WTF?!?!?! I missed out on cookies?!?!?!
  33. ^ This!!! There are people who say that we should...

    ^ This!!! There are people who say that we should actually ditch the rating system. Why? Because everyone thinks that low means things won't avy ever and that moderate is relatively safe. This...
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    Sadly, that was a pricing error by DT Swiss. ...

    Sadly, that was a pricing error by DT Swiss. They cost ~$100 now.
  35. Thread: New Mac Pro

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    Great review from Anandtech: ...

    Great review from Anandtech:

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/7603/mac-pro-review-late-2013
  36. FS: Praxis Pows; Moment Bibby Pros, Comis, Ruby; Volkl AX4, P40, etc.

    Hi folks! I'm selling some skis and they're all on ebay for ease and such. Auctions end today! Also, sorry, but I won't take them off of there. I've been super busy and it helps me keep track of...
  37. You most certainly can set off an avalanche while...

    You most certainly can set off an avalanche while straightlining. I know because I've done it. There's a very narrow chute at Kirkwood with several names (Tremans, One Man, etc.) It's basically a...
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    Actually, I figured that's what you did. On the...

    Actually, I figured that's what you did. On the flip side though, I was thinking you rode them like that at D-ville. But after re-reading your post it looks like you haven't yet?
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    DTM, I liked this gem: Bwahahahahahaha!!! ...

    DTM, I liked this gem:



    Bwahahahahahaha!!! These tires suck in the loose.

    El Chup, I cut all of the intermediate knobs off of mine a few years back. It was better, but not great. It...
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    I don't believe this conspiracy theory for one...

    I don't believe this conspiracy theory for one second. Why? Because Winston had one of the best lines in the whole movie.

    Said to the lily white mayor:
    "I'm Winston Zeddmore, Your Honor. I've...
  41. Locally in Florida maybe. There are a ton of...

    Locally in Florida maybe. There are a ton of professional athletes that "live" in Florida.
  42. Thread: MLB 2013

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    Dear Donnie Baseball, Never take your foot off...

    Dear Donnie Baseball,

    Never take your foot off the gas.

    Sincerely,
    Arty
  43. Thread: MLB 2013

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    Say what? The NL Wildcard race is neck and neck...

    Say what? The NL Wildcard race is neck and neck between the three top teams in the Central. The Cards, Pirates, and Reds are all baller this year. Hell, the Reds just swept the Dodgers in three...
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    I think you need to go back to school:...

    I think you need to go back to school:
    http://themagentablog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/tumblr_l8wkfpSzOu1qa9a0do1_500.jpg

    http://blistergearreview.com/gear-reviews/maxxis-high-roller-2
  45. Thread: It's Coming...

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    Are we talking Coolio or Bjork? ...

    Are we talking Coolio or Bjork?

    http://www.mtv.com/content/ontv/vma/archive/images/1994/flipbook/1994_coolio_bjork1.jpg
  46. Thread: It's Coming...

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    Having just gone through purchasing a new helmet,...

    Having just gone through purchasing a new helmet, I can say they're not. Giro doesn't make anything that fits like the Bell Variant. They're still different...at least for now.
  47. Thread: It's Coming...

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    Some of us love to ride at night, especially...

    Some of us love to ride at night, especially during the winter here in the flatlands. So, it's not all about cameras.



    Actually, if you look closely at the pics, there's some sort of...
  48. Thread: MLB 2013

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    Speaking of replay...this was ridiculous...(the...

    Speaking of replay...this was ridiculous...(the call was good...the throw was insane)
    ...
  49. Thread: It's Coming...

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    Hmmmmm...interesting... ...

    Hmmmmm...interesting...

    http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/feature/First-Look-Smiths-All-New-Forefront-Helmet-This-Thing-is-Wild,195

    "Targeting a full production weight of 285 grams, the Forefront...
  50. Thread: tubeless

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    The other benefit is far fewer flats, especially...

    The other benefit is far fewer flats, especially for larger riders like myself. I frequently get flats when I run tubes. I almost never get them when I run tubeless.

    This does limit my selection...
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