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    Co-workers who are consistently late for...

    Co-workers who are consistently late for everything and see no problem with it.
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    Nothing wrong a Bikes Direct fat bike. I bought...

    Nothing wrong a Bikes Direct fat bike. I bought a steel Motobecane Lurch a couple seasons ago for about $1k - hard to beat the build kit (full GX, Bluto, Race Face bits, Maxxis tires, etc.) for that...
  3. Light Bike quoted me Hope hubs laced to 29 mm...

    Light Bike quoted me Hope hubs laced to 29 mm carbon rims for $880 shipped........tempting......
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    Nice, thanks. Pretty sure I know where to look. ...

    Nice, thanks. Pretty sure I know where to look.

    Last question - Do those trails shut down for rifle season or have any set closing date?
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    Ohh interesting. Care to shed some more info on...

    Ohh interesting. Care to shed some more info on location? It took me a few tries to find the trails near the car battery....that area?

    BTW, DaveVT does one hell of a job with the trails in...
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    A 10 mg gummy and STAB trails are the perfect...

    A 10 mg gummy and STAB trails are the perfect combo.
  7. What did these cost ya? I emailed Light Bike for...

    What did these cost ya? I emailed Light Bike for a quote for the same build and haven't head back yet. Did they take months to get?

    If the OP wants to go budget - Colorado Cyclist and Pro Wheel...
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    KT is great when it's empty. I usually will head...

    KT is great when it's empty. I usually will head there in early morning hours to avoid the crowds.

    I made the mistake of riding there Saturday morning because some friends from Boston were up...
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    My wife has a low-mid level hardtail with NX...

    My wife has a low-mid level hardtail with NX Eagle the cassette is a boat anchor. I was amazed when I took it off to clean it recently.
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    Don't we usually wait until the first winter...

    Don't we usually wait until the first winter rain/thaw to start internet fighting?
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    Damn, I wish I could ride over that way this...

    Damn, I wish I could ride over that way this weekend but my kid's birthday and family in town makes it unlikely. Happy to give you some trails rec's if you're not familiar.
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    I'm amidst building a new bike build now and was...

    I'm amidst building a new bike build now and was looking hard at the Box 9 speed set up. Only hesitation is the cassette weighs a ton.
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    Damn it, you're right. Looks clean though.

    Damn it, you're right. Looks clean though.
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    I was prepared to bitch and moan about installing...

    I was prepared to bitch and moan about installing internally routed brake lines on my new frame but I set up last night and it wasn't terrible.
  15. First generation (2014ish?) Salomon Rocker2s. ...

    First generation (2014ish?) Salomon Rocker2s. I'll never get rid of these as my powder ski as long as they hold together.
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    296551 A balmy 28 degrees this morning at...

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    A balmy 28 degrees this morning at dawn.


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    x3 on the XT trails. I have 2 pairs I beat the...

    x3 on the XT trails. I have 2 pairs I beat the shit out of and they work like they day I got them.
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    A wee bit of snow forecasted for higher...

    A wee bit of snow forecasted for higher elevations tonight.
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    https://www.instagram.com/p/B2-EWaghKOt/?utm_sourc...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B2-EWaghKOt/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet
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    Traded in my GTI for a truck so I'm unloading a...

    Traded in my GTI for a truck so I'm unloading a set of steel wheels and snow tires. 215/55/16 General Altimax Arctic on steelies, 5 x 112 bolt pattern, great shape, no rust, no tire bubbles, about...
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    Thanks for the tip, sounds like it's worth a go.

    Thanks for the tip, sounds like it's worth a go.
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    19 NE - It's all up from here

    Getting new truck tires put on down in Randolph Thursday and have a little time to kill. Are the Ellis lot RASTA trails worth the pedal to and from the tire shop?


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    Shimano XC5s. Definitely an XC shoe but itís...

    Shimano XC5s. Definitely an XC shoe but itís light and no nonsense.


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    Iíve been eyeing a big-ish route connecting...

    Iíve been eyeing a big-ish route connecting Cochranís to Hinesburg to Sleepy Hollow and back to Cochranís. I did a ďshortenedĒ version this morning. 21 miles and 4K of vert; Iím smoked. Could...
  25. Fuck it. Ordered a Hightower frame instead...

    Fuck it. Ordered a Hightower frame instead today. Dudes at the shop were adamant that it doesn’t give up much to the Tallboy climbing. Just a little extra weight and a lot more down hill...
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    Meaningless fees just to squeeze a few dollars...

    Meaningless fees just to squeeze a few dollars out of you.

    I traded my car in for a truck and needed to simply switch the vehicle for my SiriusXM subscription. I log in, put in the radio ID and...
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    Shit, I wish there wasn't still a year left on...

    Shit, I wish there wasn't still a year left on wife's Alltrack lease. Smoking deal here.
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    Damn, impressive. I have 3 steel bikes with the...

    Damn, impressive. I have 3 steel bikes with the intention of each outlasting me.
  29. Yep, I do this with my boost fork. I found a...

    Yep, I do this with my boost fork. I found a plastic tube at the hardware store that was 15 mm wide and just used a pipe cutter to cut a 10 mm section. Been working great for a few years now.
    ...
  30. Yes, V4 of both bikes is what Iím after. ...

    Yes, V4 of both bikes is what Iím after.

    Thanks for all the Ripley input, especially from Smmokan. Definitely more info to chew on . I had to put off demoing it until next weekend but Iím even...
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    Never saw the Merc AMG GT R in person. Beautiful...

    Never saw the Merc AMG GT R in person. Beautiful shape, matte paint was a nice touch. Vermont plates too.
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    Tickets to the Boston show sold out in a few...

    Tickets to the Boston show sold out in a few minutes. Now Stubhub wants $215 for seats BEHIND THE GODDAMN STAGE. Fuck that.

    I remember seeing Tool in 1997 in a club in NY, I think tickets were...
  33. The lack of Tallboy and Hightower demos around...

    The lack of Tallboy and Hightower demos around here is frustrating. I at least want to try some version of the new VPP before plunking down 3 large for a frame.
  34. Wasn't on my radar but the local shop has a few...

    Wasn't on my radar but the local shop has a few in stock. Probably worth a look. Thanks.



    I had a DW link Iron Horse quite a while ago and loved the way it pedaled; I'm really curious to see...
  35. Latest Ripley or Tallboy....Anyone Ridden?

    I'll try not to turn this into a "what bike do I want?" thread.

    I'm ready to pull the trigger on a new mid travel trail frame and have to narrowed down to the latest Tallboy or Ripley. A local...
  36. Damn, gotta try to make it this year. Edit: ...

    Damn, gotta try to make it this year.

    Edit: Maybe a mtb ride the day of? I want to ride Peruvian's secret S. VT trails.
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    Quick update for those who don't follow the NE...

    Quick update for those who don't follow the NE thread. The Ranch Camp bike shop in Stowe that posted a pic of my son's abandoned bike contacted my wife yesterday and are giving my son a new...
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    I have a crazy, unexpected development with my...

    I have a crazy, unexpected development with my son's missing/likely stolen bike. Long story short, the guys at Ranch Camp shop in Stowe originally posted a pic of the bike on IG after they saw it...
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    I checked with Stowe Rec department but never...

    I checked with Stowe Rec department but never thought of the dump. I'll give that a go......thanks!
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    I called the local shops in Stowe and gave them...

    I called the local shops in Stowe and gave them my contact info if it shows up. I didn't think to call Stowe PD, good call on giving them a shout.

    I like to think that there are enough friendly...
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    I've got a 16 inch wheel bike lined up for him...

    I've got a 16 inch wheel bike lined up for him and I planned on removing the cranks, bb and chain if I can't get another Starfish. Its bit long and tall for him at the moment so I was hoping to get...
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    WTB: Cleary Starfish Balance Bike

    Just posted this in the NE thread. I fucked up this weekend and left my 3 year old's Cleary Starfish balance bike at the local bike path. When I went back to get it was gone. I put the world out...
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    I had parenting fuck up yesterday and hoping to...

    I had parenting fuck up yesterday and hoping to get the word out for my son's bike.

    We was at Thomson park on the Stowe bike path with our 3 year old and I managed to forget his little Cleary...
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    Last plug for Cabot Ride the Ridges grinder this...

    Last plug for Cabot Ride the Ridges grinder this Sunday. Weather looks cool and sunny; 30, 60 or 100 km.

    https://www.bikereg.com/40128

    I'll be the dude with the nuclear green helmet.

    If...
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    30 miles of singletrack, doubletrack and gravel...

    30 miles of singletrack, doubletrack and gravel this morning. Sunshine and cool temps....canít ask for better weather.

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    Downloaded. Iíll be diving into this in my...

    Downloaded. Iíll be diving into this in my office for a while.


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    Anyone interested in a set of back steel wheels...

    Anyone interested in a set of back steel wheels and snow tires? 205/55/16 General Alitmax Arctic tires with about 15k miles on them, prob 50-60% tread left. Bolt pattern in 5x112, coming off a '15...
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    https://www.tetongravity.com/feature/bike/blood-sw...

    https://www.tetongravity.com/feature/bike/blood-sweat-and-gears-part-2


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    Cochran's. Right off the Richmond exit on 89...

    Cochran's. Right off the Richmond exit on 89 when you head out of Burlington.
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    Driving around yesterday, there's a pick up in...

    Driving around yesterday, there's a pick up in front of me with a big Confederate flag across the back window. One the bumper is a sticker: "The North Started Slavery and the South Abolished it! ...
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