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  1. Q5 over RDX is a rediculous suggestion,...

    Q5 over RDX is a rediculous suggestion, considering (around SEA at least) you can find a CPO 08 RDX with 8k miles on it for $25k.

    What about the new (09) Honda Pilot? We were seriously considering...
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    I gotta assume you already checked Bottleworks....

    I gotta assume you already checked Bottleworks. If they don't have it, they'd know when or where
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    If your avatar is any indication of a link to...

    If your avatar is any indication of a link to Cleveland, don't forget to hit up Great Lakes Brewing Company. I just had their anniversary Imperial Dortmunder. Very good.
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    It's really hard to tell what went on with a lot...

    It's really hard to tell what went on with a lot of these cars in the '80s grey market. It's possible during the import/federalization, they took the euro bodykit off and added the standard US 535is...
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    Very cool car and particularly rare in the US....

    Very cool car and particularly rare in the US. Unfortunately I think in the general penny-saver for sale market it will be undervalued, you may want to seek out BMW folks to get more out of it. Try...
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    I was just talking about this with someone today....

    I was just talking about this with someone today. Typically in manufacturing and product design you strive for hard tooling, non-handmade, robotics, etc. in a move toward repeatable quality. Some...
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    I am leaning toward building a Surly Karate...

    I am leaning toward building a Surly Karate Monkey and running CX semi slicks. 29" for faster rolling, wide neo-moustache bars, more upright riding position, and I won't have to wear chick pants. I...
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    This is hilarious because I've said the same...

    This is hilarious because I've said the same thing. Only it was in mock reference to the emo-goth-whatever kids at the local breakfast place who come in all surly and like their coffee dark and...
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    If you are running Shimano, I've found that their...

    If you are running Shimano, I've found that their instruction pamphlets are really helpful.

    http://techdocs.shimano.com/techdocs/index.jsp
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    Our dog is similarly medium sized, and similarly...

    Our dog is similarly medium sized, and similarly innocent looking. She can, however destroy any toy. Fabric, no matter what they claim will be destroyed. She can turn a Kong into chunks in about 2...
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    So the thing finally failed on me. What a crappy...

    So the thing finally failed on me. What a crappy design. Tried the usual trick of lubing the axle threads and tightening the heck out of the cap screw, go to remove it and my hex nearly rounds out...
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    "I have this rock that magically keeps tigers...

    "I have this rock that magically keeps tigers away."
    "How does it work?"
    "Well, you don't see any tigers around do you?"

    I can't say anything better than 13 did.

    And come on people, whose...
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    The recommendations in hop's thread are pretty...

    The recommendations in hop's thread are pretty good. It dries out around here so much during the summer that running a mud-specific tire isn't really necessary. Might make sense just in the winter.
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  14. Not as a factory team:...

    Not as a factory team: http://www.risicompetizione.com/go/202news.cfm

    Nice pics AstroPax.
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    If you are fishing at night, I've found nothing...

    If you are fishing at night, I've found nothing works better than the Arbogast Jitterbug. There really is nothing else to be using at night. Cast parallel to shore, slow retrieve, don't try to set...
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    Check the little ferrule that threads around the...

    Check the little ferrule that threads around the presta stem and tightens against the rim. Seems obvious, but it wasn't to me until after I repacked a hub.
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    VH1 special of them playing in a basement.

    VH1 special of them playing in a basement.
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    You guys got ripped off by Jesse Jones, KING5 NBC...

    You guys got ripped off by Jesse Jones, KING5 NBC factfinder?
    http://www.king5.com/about/bios/stories/K5bios-Jones.500284d8.html

    edit: shit I am so obviously late to the game on that one. Should...
  19. If by narrow and longish you mean oval front to...

    If by narrow and longish you mean oval front to back, I have a similar head. I found the Smith helmets to be pretty round, i.e. they pinched front to back and had gaps side to side. Ended up going...
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    No big deal. When I was looking for myself I...

    No big deal. When I was looking for myself I found out that the Classics have a lower retention force range. This may or may not be an issue for you, but just be aware.
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    I just went through this same thing, although I...

    I just went through this same thing, although I have been riding road for 5 years with my MTB shoes and pedals.

    I wear Sidi Dominators for MTB, and while they are the best shoes ever, I could just...
  22. A few towns north there was apparently an area...

    A few towns north there was apparently an area where a bunch of feral encephalytic mutants lived. Apparently back in the day there was a house where a doctor took care of a bunch of encephalytic...
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    It has something to do with fashion, and "fixed...

    It has something to do with fashion, and "fixed gear freestyling."
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    Truly ghetto way, which might actually work, just...

    Truly ghetto way, which might actually work, just detach the cable from the old derailleur on there, put a single cog on back, adjust your chain length, leave the front rings/derailleur/shifter and...
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    Well, California and the 4 other BIN5 states....

    Well, California and the 4 other BIN5 states. (Massachusetts, Maine, New York and Vermont)

    I actually agree with you for the most part. I'm not attacking diesel technology, far from it actually,...
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    Because they spew a ton of shit into the air. All...

    Because they spew a ton of shit into the air. All I'm saying is it is so common for folks to say "oh Europe has X car that is diesel, Y car company is so dumb for not selling it here. The US govt...
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    A couple months ago, some guy comes in, occupies...

    A couple months ago, some guy comes in, occupies the stall next to me, must not have know anyone was his neighbor. After he grunts, strains, and completely owns the toliet, under his breath he goes...
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    I know man. It just has a really nice, simple...

    I know man. It just has a really nice, simple build on it, and feelings about current fixie trends aside, to see it molested in a manner to keep up with the current urban trends would bother me if it...
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    Dude, you are on crack and have been completely...

    Dude, you are on crack and have been completely fleeced by your brother in law, who I'm guessing is in marketing or sales.

    "Blue technology" has become the "approved" marketing buzzword for US...
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    Good looking bike. Unfortunately what could be...

    Good looking bike.

    Unfortunately what could be worse is that it ends up with cut-down riser bars and lime green velocity deep v rims with matching oury grips and top tube pad.
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    No one is hating, but when people start throwing...

    No one is hating, but when people start throwing statements around like "It's a different way to ride..."

    It's still riding a bike, and fixed gears have been around since the advent of bike...
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    So what's the amusing part, the question about...

    So what's the amusing part, the question about mileage or that you actually went to a Jiffy Lube? ;)
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    I used Morris. Patellar autograft, rock solid....

    I used Morris. Patellar autograft, rock solid. Treated me like I was a world class athlete (i'm not). The physical therapy team at VM Sports Medicine (his office) is also very good, which is...
  34. How they got their list of "100" who knows,...

    How they got their list of "100" who knows, that's kind of wierd. But its not really a secret that the same sort of super competitive, super driven, over achieving attitude you find in the financial...
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    Dude, ND is Holy Cross, not Jesuit. Fr. Moreau is...

    Dude, ND is Holy Cross, not Jesuit. Fr. Moreau is rolling in his catacomb. Makes this game interesting in a parochial sense.

    edit: I'm certainly not trying to be snooty or anything, just making...
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    Song Remains The Same Zeppelin It's like,...

    Song Remains The Same Zeppelin

    It's like, what, 2min long? A song in an of itself.
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    He would also have his uncle in the time machine...

    He would also have his uncle in the time machine to give you bad touches while you are hurtling through the 5th dimension.
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    Total shitshow. Something that came out in...

    Total shitshow.

    Something that came out in this mess is that he bought $2.5M worth of bikes on employee purchas over 8 years, with further allegations by some dealers that he was undercutting...
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    I agree. The E9x three series are way too big. I...

    I agree. The E9x three series are way too big. I would be completely happy with the 128i w/ sport package. Around Seattle there is really no place to open up 300hp in daily driving.
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    I have a hard time believing someone driving a...

    I have a hard time believing someone driving a Unimog like that red one would also ride weeny bikes like the ones pictured leaning against it.
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    Jeez Tipp, everything's about the wiener with you...

    Jeez Tipp, everything's about the wiener with you today.

    I don't think anyone is under the disillusion that that is a car. It's class 8 semi truck (i.e. you need a CDL to drive it) with an...
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    I'm comfortable with my wang, enough to drive a...

    I'm comfortable with my wang, enough to drive a wagon with 507hp.
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    See that guy is really a douche because if you...

    See that guy is really a douche because if you have kids you really should be driving an E63 wagon which he obviously can't afford. (I may not have any money to buy cars like this, but at least I...
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    Biodiesel, baby.

    Biodiesel, baby.
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    There is definitely a market, how many times do...

    There is definitely a market, how many times do you read something about an AMG and the second sentence is something about wishing it was a manual. Without knowing a lot of the tech detail on the...
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    You're right, it really depends on what exact...

    You're right, it really depends on what exact tires are in question here. Some modern studded tires use a softer compound, which wouldn't be good for summer use. Some old school ghetto ones use an...
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    Yeah, they'll fall apart, and even before they...

    Yeah, they'll fall apart, and even before they do, they will generally not be the best tires to drive on. Sort of unsafe, particularly at higher speeds on curvy N Cascade roads.

    But don't let that...
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    The rubber compound is still going to suck in the...

    The rubber compound is still going to suck in the summer whether the studs are there or not.

    If you don't plan on using these tires next winter, and don't mind having to buy a new set anyway when...
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    I really wish MB would put a 6-speed manual in...

    I really wish MB would put a 6-speed manual in their AMG cars. I would definitley be pursuaded to choose the new C63 in wagon form.

    Other than that, for the money, I would buy 3 of the cleanest...
  50. Thread: Flip-flop link

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    The high BB setting will put your center of...

    The high BB setting will put your center of gravity higher and forward, and should make the bike more maneuverable at low speeds. Putting your weight forward more will help when you are seated...
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