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    Not in my bike kit, cause I donít go that far off the beaten pathÖ.
    But back in the day in Whistler everyone in my winter crew had a tab of acid in our first aid kit.
    If someone broke their leg...
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    9120, 8120, 7120, 7100, 6120, 6100 all work.
    Only one that does not work is 9100 (Xtr race).
    Right or left are comparable. The only difference between R & L is the spring. Save the spring from...
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    I really like Rennsteig...

    I really like Rennsteig Double Edge extractors. They bite really hard, and you can go either direction with them. I like this feature because with a stripped head sometimes you can get it to bite and...
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    Left hand drill bit is my go to for stuck bolts. ...

    Left hand drill bit is my go to for stuck bolts.
    If my mind is working correctly the Left hand crank (NDS) is left thread, so from the back side you would spin the axle counter clockwise to remove...
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    Nobody in the industry makes a pedal chase, so...

    Nobody in the industry makes a pedal chase, so you need to make your own....
    Find a trashed set of pedals that have a good strong hardened steel spindle with wrench flats.
    Strip the all the pedal...
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    Sticky: Toby Salin Ďs Celebration Of Life will be held at...

    Toby Salin Ďs Celebration Of Life will be held at 3pm on June 29th at Daisy Lane Acres on Clover Road in Pemberton
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    Dry pedals, rock strikes, inserts deforming from...

    Dry pedals, rock strikes, inserts deforming from round, galvanic bonding, owner tightening the wrong way with a 12í pipe.
    The problem is never going in, itís coming out.
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    Itís burly enough, just a bit short for leverage....

    Itís burly enough, just a bit short for leverage.

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    Sticky: Great Post ! He was always up for an adventure....

    Great Post !
    He was always up for an adventure. JM you were smart to call him when you had a crazy objective.
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    I couldn't resist. You can never have too many...

    I couldn't resist. You can never have too many hex tools....

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    I was surprised with the nice tool pouch that was included.
  11. She had a computer file of "next time notes". I...

    She had a computer file of "next time notes".
    I caught her listening to Lances podcast last night when I came to bed. She only had a few questions for me....
    "What team does Vlasov ride for...
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    The factory assumes that the fork will never be...

    The factory assumes that the fork will never be serviced. So they grease it for the worst case scenario. This is how much grease they put on the air spring:
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    This is how much grease you...
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    To narcissistic to commit suicide.

    To narcissistic to commit suicide.
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    All Shimano levers and calipers are comparable....

    All Shimano levers and calipers are comparable. Your 8000 levers will work with 8120 calipers.
    The exception is non series, like 395, they have older bh59 hoses that arenít strong enough.
  15. I'm good with that. So is Mrs Dee (what? we pay...

    I'm good with that. So is Mrs Dee (what? we pay for this..)
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    It's got a bevel on one side, so you have to pre-place the wrench on the plastic tool, and put it on the chainring with the lip facing away from the chainring.
    It's kinda counterintuitive to use...
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    I hear a lot of people say "the front shock", but...

    I hear a lot of people say "the front shock", but I don't hear very many say "the rear fork"
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    My point was if you canít find the Chainring...

    My point was if you canít find the Chainring tool, this adapter works in a pinch.
    Itís the only other tool that fits over the Shimano 24mm spindle.
    The Dura Ace BBT-49 that has the same spline...
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    Photo for clarity. The $5 adapter (left top) and...

    Photo for clarity.
    The $5 adapter (left top) and a standard BB wrench (left bottom) will work the save way as the proper tool(right)
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    "Craft cutting mats" "hobby cutting mats" "self...

    "Craft cutting mats"
    "hobby cutting mats"
    "self healing cutting mats"

    Bob Vila has a good article about what to look for, and what qualities you want when choosing a mat:...
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    Rear wheel is going to have a different length...

    Rear wheel is going to have a different length for each side.
    You can put the rim ERD and hub type in a spoke calculator like DT Swiss'
    OR if you're doing the job your self, its just as easy to...
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    Where are you, I have a few. Edit: We are...

    Where are you, I have a few.

    Edit: We are talking about XTR?
    I have the Shimano TL-FC41, and the Park Tool Shimano TL-FC41.
    I should have a spareFC41 in a drawer if I really looked hard.
    BUT...
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    Sticky: A nice article in the Whistler Newspaper....

    A nice article in the Whistler Newspaper.
    "a really dry sense of humor".... thats an understatement.

    Based on the situation not much more details will be released.
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    I'm trying to curb my tool buying and use what I...

    I'm trying to curb my tool buying and use what I have, BUT with few high end wheel builds in the works I picked up a new Wheel Fanatyk Tensiometers.
    I have a cheap Park Tool TM-1 for quick and...
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    I really like the 45* Knipex flush cutters. 72 11...

    I really like the 45* Knipex flush cutters. 72 11 160

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    Also have:

    the Park Tool one
    a Klein 5" light weight electronics flush snip
    a Fast Cap 5" flush mount cutter (cheaper...
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    Second in line...
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    Murder of rising cycling star

    The pandemic has skewed the last few years of results because of minimal court proceedings, and no jury being able to be called.

    From 2017-2021, Texas set 80 execution dates.
    The last 20 years...
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    Whistler 21/22

    Internal demons are tough.
    Check in with your friends, tell them youíre available to them.
    I feel for his boys and his family.
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    Overview of Texas First Degree Murder Laws ...

    Overview of Texas First Degree Murder Laws

    -Texas does not officially use the term "first degree murder".
    -Instead, the equivalent in Texas is known as "capital murder," which is murder for...
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    The Compression Damping knob (right side) is...

    The Compression Damping knob (right side) is closed (fork locked out, or stiff) when it is turned towards your crank, and open (fork can compress) when turned towards the front of the bike.
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    Everything on https://drpd.cc was 20% off last...

    Everything on https://drpd.cc was 20% off last week.
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    Yes, video is pretty straight forward. They...

    Yes, video is pretty straight forward.
    They have 3 diaphragms,
    9100 levers
    x120 series
    And Mechanical Road levers
    No Di2 road levers at this point.

    The replacement diaphragms are reserved...
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    More watts... :fm: But in all seriousness, some...

    More watts... :fm:
    But in all seriousness, some frame designs put a lot of stress on the bearings and they blow up in only a few months, and some allow the thin bearings to last for years.
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    My Rocky Instinct has BB92 with a Race Face Next...

    My Rocky Instinct has BB92 with a Race Face Next SL 30mm crank.
    When (not if) the Race Face BB goes bad, Iíll buy a Shimano 24mm crank.
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    Hambini does not make a BB86/BB92 to 30mm spindle...

    Hambini does not make a BB86/BB92 to 30mm spindle bottom bracket. It goes against everything that he believes in.
    He goes as far as saying avoid this combination at all costs.
    ...
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    FYI: Shimano now offer bladder replacements, both...

    FYI: Shimano now offer bladder replacements, both MTB and Road.
  37. I'm in NYC in Aug/Sept. The first 2 Saturdays in...

    I'm in NYC in Aug/Sept. The first 2 Saturdays in August they close Park Avenue to cars from the Brooklyn Bridge to Park Avenue.
    It's closed to cars from 7am to 1am, and has activities and fun...
  38. My bike I leave at work in NYC is 53-21 . Thats a...

    My bike I leave at work in NYC is 53-21 . Thats a great gearing combo.
  39. All weights are for the same crank length with...

    All weights are for the same crank length with same size chainring:
    XTR - 541g
    XT - 634g
    SLX - 624g
    Deore - 780g
  40. Maybe you can upgrade your pocket to fit modern...

    Maybe you can upgrade your pocket to fit modern technology?
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    Going backwards to a regular hex key (especially...

    Going backwards to a regular hex key (especially a cheaper brand) after using the hex plus feels weak and sloppy.
  42. Mrs Dee Hubbs will defend her title. I will...

    Mrs Dee Hubbs will defend her title.
    I will also be give her a run for her (our) money.
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    The 100cc Pump holds the EDC Tool with a 20g CO2...

    The 100cc Pump holds the EDC Tool with a 20g CO2 attached (or holds EDC Tool and the Storage Capsule attached to the tool)
    The 70cc Pump holds the EDC Tool (no no Storage Capsule or CO2 attached) or...
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    Your cheapest ďbrandedĒ valves will be the WTB...

    Your cheapest ďbrandedĒ valves will be the WTB Brass TCS valve.
    I see these in most OEM spec build kits.
    You can get them in a pair for $8.45 wholesale. ($4.23 each).
    Rocky Mountain uses these...
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    Iím in the same camp as Toast. Punch to set...

    Iím in the same camp as Toast.
    Punch to set J-bends
    Squeeze the spokes with a leather glove
    I have a old hammer handle to push the crosses down
    Push ups on the rim in 15* rotations

    I...
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    That much sweep is going to make a big adjustment...

    That much sweep is going to make a big adjustment to your effective reach.
    Like 15mm difference with the 12* and 25mm with the 16*

    Here,s a geometry calc site that allows you to input bar sweep...
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    In the police report Colin stated he had never...

    In the police report Colin stated he had never even fired the gun he purchased for himself, or the gun he had purchased for her.
    So you can't say it was just "they were gun people". Even they way...
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    I couldnít find a bag that suited my needs. So I...

    I couldnít find a bag that suited my needs. So I got creative with what I already had.
    I useda simple 5Ē x 3Ē zippered tool pouch from somewhere like Home Depot. Put my bits in there, fold it in...
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    Careful of the solution you soak the chain in. ...

    Careful of the solution you soak the chain in.
    Three factors to take into account are Hydrogen embrittlement, this is a problem with solutions like Simple Green
    The second is make sure you use a...
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    Picked up some new sliding T-handle hex wrenches.

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    I saw some USAG ones on sale, and figured Iíd give them a try.
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