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    I'd also degrease the shifter before re-lubing. ...

    I'd also degrease the shifter before re-lubing. Shimano has a history of using nasty grease that gums up shifters and needs to be douched out / re-lubed (although that was mostly in lower end stuff).
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    You and me both. I'm guessing a lot of other...

    You and me both. I'm guessing a lot of other people as well.
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    Turns out the asterisks were the people that...

    Turns out the asterisks were the people that don't have kidney stones.

    Belamoina out.
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    Fully agreed - the rocks were dumb. One line...

    Fully agreed - the rocks were dumb. One line through them, and the tech wasn't long enough to really serve as anything more than a minor obstacle that made them stand up for a couple seconds.

    The...
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    That was great racing, but man, a lot of the XCO...

    That was great racing, but man, a lot of the XCO courses are super boring (this one included). Half of it was pavement, and what wasn't pavement wasn't very interesting. The mini manufactured rock...
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    What are the odds that everyone in sprockets...

    What are the odds that everyone in sprockets picked the exact same team?
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    Pretty sure the asterisk means they're gonna have...

    Pretty sure the asterisk means they're gonna have a massive mechanical and nuke my fantasy team.
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    It's not going to save a ton of weight or make a...

    It's not going to save a ton of weight or make a particularly noticeable difference in shifting quality, but XO1 chains last a lot longer than GX chains.
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    I don't know if they still do it, but Bike Dr. in...

    I don't know if they still do it, but Bike Dr. in Missoula used to do "checkpoint" rides where everyone walked up Curry Gulch in the Rattlesnake with beer in hand. Drink at every unnecessary water...
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    Which, to be fair, is why a lot of us like it...

    Which, to be fair, is why a lot of us like it here.

    I just want to have my cake and eat it too.
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    Anytime one of these niche-y bike products raises...

    Anytime one of these niche-y bike products raises a shitload of money in a short period of time, I'm assuming that the principles of the business "invested" a bunch of money that was already slated...
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    Hah, that's kinda funny. We've definitely had...

    Hah, that's kinda funny. We've definitely had some of that as well. Nothing like old guys complaining about things that they didn't plan, fund, or build.

    Mostly I think Montana as a whole is...
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    I don't mean to shit on Helena because there's a...

    I don't mean to shit on Helena because there's a ton of nice trails there, and maybe there's stuff in Helena that I'm unaware of, but there isn't really any alpine riding, there isn't really any lift...
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    Helena has easy access to a big trail network. ...

    Helena has easy access to a big trail network. But all the trails are kinda the same, and most of them aren't particularly interesting. The Flathead has a better variety of trails, but they're...
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    That does look fairly pleasant. I think you have...

    That does look fairly pleasant. I think you have a better route than me - I did the gravel back roads thing for a bit. But it adds a bunch of mileage, takes twice as long, and while there's less...
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    Agreed on bunch of bull hockey. Minor suspension...

    Agreed on bunch of bull hockey. Minor suspension compressions also cycle the derailleur clutch. As does any little bump in the trail. If the clutch fails from the little bit of movement from an...
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    Commuted for years. Used to be able go for...

    Commuted for years. Used to be able go for months without driving.

    Now the commute sucks. Pretty sure I'd get smoked by a car within a month or two.
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    Definitely a polygon. ...

    Definitely a polygon.
    https://www.vitalmtb.com/news/press-release/Polygon-Bikes-Releases-The-New-XQUARONE-DH-Series,2268

    Polygon licensed that suspension design first. Then Marin followed...
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    If an inanimate object could look like it was...

    If an inanimate object could look like it was pooping, it would look like a polygon.
    ...
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    Goddamnit (again). If I give you change for a...

    Goddamnit (again). If I give you change for a nickle, can you kick him back out again?
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    My take as well. I have an assortment of old...

    My take as well. I have an assortment of old non- fancy shock pumps. They all work. No idea if the gauges are accurate, but they're reasonably consistent with each other.

    Don't really feel...
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    I thought the Endless was a bit better (although...

    I thought the Endless was a bit better (although neither movies were all that great). Both movies required some overlooking of plot holes, but the Endless had a bunch of weird things happen that...
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    I had a pair that started to pull apart. A bit...

    I had a pair that started to pull apart. A bit of shoe goo held them together for another 1000 miles or so. I'm not sure what glue Giro is using, but apparently it's not as strong as shoe goo.
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    ^^^ Not sure how old your Terraduros are, but the...

    ^^^ Not sure how old your Terraduros are, but the newer versions are better in terms of durability. Still nowhere near as durable as Sidis, but they're also nowhere near as expensive.
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    Looks like an Amp B2. Probably from ~'93. If...

    Looks like an Amp B2. Probably from ~'93. If it's in good shape and still mostly stock, I bet it'd go for a couple grand.

    Edit: correction - it's a Mongoose Amplifier, which is a re-badged Amp B2
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    Yeah, I hear you. I've put a ton of miles in...

    Yeah, I hear you. I've put a ton of miles in mine, because they're tough to beat when you're going fast through loose rocks that are trying to break your toes. They smell horrendous though, because...
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    Goddamnit. But yeah, bummed the Evie Richards...

    Goddamnit.

    But yeah, bummed the Evie Richards didn't have much of a race. I thought that was gonna be a good pick.

    Anyways, time to start throwing darts for next weekend.
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    ^^^ The hellcat pros are pretty comfy, but a...

    ^^^ The hellcat pros are pretty comfy, but a completely different kind of shoe. One's an xc-ish trail shoe, the other is one of the heaviest and hottest dh shoes on the market. Hellcat pro is...
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    Dang. Haphazard dart tossing comes through!

    Dang. Haphazard dart tossing comes through!
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    The kestrel boa still maintains its spot as the...

    The kestrel boa still maintains its spot as the #1 most uncomfortable bike shoe I've ever ridden.

    Your feet may vary.
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    Yeah, the link Kathleenturner posted is updated. ...

    Yeah, the link Kathleenturner posted is updated. I think they'll have it plowed up to Logan early this year. They're pretty close as it is.
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    Last week it was established that the Ripmo is...

    Last week it was established that the Ripmo is the greatest bike ever because of Dave Weagle and the Enduro is essentially unridable because of Horst Leitner.
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    Ultimately, you can either have something stiff...

    Ultimately, you can either have something stiff and efficient, or somewhat softer and walkable. It's a spectrum between those points, and whether you can find something that has a flex that works...
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    This. I was surprised that anyone would install...

    This. I was surprised that anyone would install a seal kit for $75 (including parts) these days.
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    X2. Standover is overrated.

    X2.

    Standover is overrated.
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    Oh shit. Here we go again.

    Oh shit. Here we go again.
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    I'm guessing the ugly welds still didn't have a...

    I'm guessing the ugly welds still didn't have a bunch of overheating, contamination, and poorly done start / stops.

    A good weld is strong. A great weld is strong and pretty. I don't think...
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    The future of RV's. Preorder your camper now, so...

    The future of RV's. Preorder your camper now, so you'll have it when your preordered truck arrives.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eipgk-8TJt0&t=68s
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    No built in face shield. Pass.

    No built in face shield.

    Pass.
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    Yeah, on one hand, I'm a terrible welder and I've...

    Yeah, on one hand, I'm a terrible welder and I've been surprised at how strong some of the stuff I've tacked together is, despite being horrendously ugly.

    On the other hand, I've seen quite a few...
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    It doesn't matter. Model years are dead. ...

    It doesn't matter. Model years are dead.

    #fecalbombardment
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    Yeah, sort of. I mean, it's a test mule so...

    Yeah, sort of. I mean, it's a test mule so aesthetics don't matter.

    But this is definitely a janky looking weld with a bunch of shitty starts / stops, a messy bead, and what looks to be some...
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    Agreed that those welds look hideous. It looks...

    Agreed that those welds look hideous. It looks like a bunch of their welds are contaminated and got overheated.

    That said, I don't see anything wrong with that headtube gusset (other than maybe...
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    Please. The proper terminology is "fact...

    Please. The proper terminology is "fact bombardment."
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    I never actually disagreed with you (or anyone...

    I never actually disagreed with you (or anyone else, for that matter).

    I agree with you that it's entirely possible to weld on a new headtube to that frame. I agree with simple that the major...
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    Just gotta weld some shims in there. Dekerf...

    Just gotta weld some shims in there. Dekerf could do it. Easy.
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    Citing an mtbr thread as proof of something might...

    Citing an mtbr thread as proof of something might be a new low for this forum.
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    https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/62533590/y...

    https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/62533590/your-scientists-were-so-preoccupied-with-whether-or-not-they-could-that-they-didnt-stop-to-think-if-.jpg
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    With all due respect to that Lynskey (which is...

    With all due respect to that Lynskey (which is definitely a sweet frame), that thing is nowhere near awesome / classic enough to warrant a bunch of fuckery with welding on a new headtube. That's...
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    You need some boone twist cranks on that thing.

    You need some boone twist cranks on that thing.
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