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    There's a bunch of different ones out there. ...

    There's a bunch of different ones out there. Most are at least $20, so the savings are minimal compared to the Park one that's $30.
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    A guy I know blew a corner coming down LCC going...

    A guy I know blew a corner coming down LCC going 40+. No memory of the event, so we don't know if he just overcooked it or hit some gravel or something. He "fortunately" blew one of the...
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    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41W44LAjZkL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg
    https://www.amazon.com/Industrial-Strength-Denial-Corporations-Defending-Indefensible/dp/0520296281
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    Brand X incoming. I actually had emailed FSA's...

    Brand X incoming. I actually had emailed FSA's customer service because their site kinda blows and doesn't list SHIS norms for a lot of their headsets. Their rep said my only option was to buy this...
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    I appreciate the offer, but I need to get the new...

    I appreciate the offer, but I need to get the new headset first.

    Any thoughts on this Brand X headset: https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/brand-x-headset-49iets-sealed/rp-prod130957
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    Recouping some money would definitely be nice. I...

    Recouping some money would definitely be nice. I figured this was going to cost me $30-40, but it looks like it's actually going to be $80-90.
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    Cool, I'll give that a shot. I don't see needing...

    Cool, I'll give that a shot. I don't see needing to remove another headset any time soon, and if I do it will be because it's wrecked anyway. I also don't anticipate ever needing this headset...
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    Cool, thanks. Back to removing the current...

    Cool, thanks.

    Back to removing the current headset--buy the Park RT-2 or just DIY one?
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    So, for a "standard" straight 1.5" HT and a...

    So, for a "standard" straight 1.5" HT and a "standard" tapered steerer I need a ZS49/28.6 upper and a EC49/40 lower? Does a ZS49/40 lower exist?
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    Way worse. Existing trails don't get sanitized...

    Way worse. Existing trails don't get sanitized and miles upon miles of IMBA dirt sidewalk don't get built because of actual roadies.
  11. And it's been a month since the wreck? Yikes,...

    And it's been a month since the wreck? Yikes, that's scary.
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    I definitely don't dis riding lifts. I will,...

    I definitely don't dis riding lifts. I will, however, dis Deer Valley all day long. Thou shall receive no accolades for being the skinniest kid at fat camp.
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    Never fear, IMBA is hard at work ensuring that...

    Never fear, IMBA is hard at work ensuring that jono will be legally prevented from having to endure such a horrible experience again.
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    "In recent years, electric motorized mountain...

    "In recent years, electric motorized mountain bikes have become nearly indistinguishable from traditional mountain bikes. Therefore, we have determined that allowing traditional mountain bikes on...
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    This stuff is pretty awesome: ...

    This stuff is pretty awesome: https://spraybike.us/

    Their marketing department is run by hipster squids, but the product is legit.
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    That is fucked up.

    That is fucked up.
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    OK, so assuming it's 49 mm ID upper/lower, what...

    OK, so assuming it's 49 mm ID upper/lower, what headset do I need? Nothing fancy, just a basic FSA or whatever.
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    The conspiratorial take on those policies is that...

    The conspiratorial take on those policies is that it instigates a race to the bottom for who will take the least amount of time off.

    edit: Beat to the punch by Mustonen. In most companies it...
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    Fitting the tapered steerer will be no problem,...

    Fitting the tapered steerer will be no problem, it's a full 1.5" head tube (like GG used to use on their alloy frames). This is the frame, though their website is a bit light on nitty gritty specs...
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    I'm getting a new fork for my kid's DJ. The...

    I'm getting a new fork for my kid's DJ. The current fork is a 1.125" straight steerer, new fork is tapered, so I need to remove the current headset and install a new one. Two questions:

    1. What...
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    Hah, yeah, just now noticed you're in Delaware. ...

    Hah, yeah, just now noticed you're in Delaware. That would certainly change your mindset, especially if there's easy access to quiet country roads. Around here I look at all the people riding BCC...
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    Wow. That guy must be a real treat IRL.

    Wow. That guy must be a real treat IRL.
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    I basically feel the same way. It's just that...

    I basically feel the same way. It's just that "Hmmm, the wife has the kid and I'm free to do whatever I want for the next few hours. Should I go for a road ride or a MTB ride?" is a conversation I...
  24. Most bike parks are open, so something that...

    Most bike parks are open, so something that follows that model I guess.



    Some strong NIMBYism seems likely, or maybe most of them ski AltaBird and think it will be "cool" to have a gondola go...
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    For the same reason they buy fancy race bikes...

    For the same reason they buy fancy race bikes that don't provide tangible benefits compared to bikes that cost thousands less and have ultra-aero geo that is uncomfortable and unnecessary for most...
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    Bingo. New tires should have been the first...

    Bingo.

    New tires should have been the first thing you did to polish that turd. Virtually anything will be an improvement over those Kadres.
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    Hell yeah.

    Hell yeah.
  28. My cynicism is tempered by the knowledge that the...

    My cynicism is tempered by the knowledge that the Olympics are renowned for their impeccable integrity and total intolerance for corruption and graft.



    This is being done for the benefit of...
  29. Considering how things went down with the PCMR...

    Considering how things went down with the PCMR Talisker lease fiasco, this seems perfectly on-brand for POWDR.
  30. Gondolaworks and UDOT gondola proposals both omit...

    Gondolaworks and UDOT gondola proposals both omit snowsheds. For the foreseeable future it's either/or, pick your poison.



    That shouldn't effect UDOT's transit hub screening criteria, which is...
  31. I also love the "If a slide closes the road we...

    I also love the "If a slide closes the road we can still get people out of the canyon" argument. I mean, it's technically correct and sounds nice, but by UDOT's own estimation 2/3's of people will...
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    That's pretty tempting as a Brighton sidecountry...

    That's pretty tempting as a Brighton sidecountry ski.
  33. Holy shitballs, that's one of the worst wrecks...

    Holy shitballs, that's one of the worst wrecks I've ever heard of.



    I did the clavicle/scapula combo five years ago. Clavicle fx was pretty bad (lots of displacement and comminuted), so did a...
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    Fruit Punch Brisk FTMFW 333907

    Fruit Punch Brisk FTMFW

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    The rare twofer of heavy and expensive.

    The rare twofer of heavy and expensive.
  36. Goose pastrami is some next-level shit.

    Goose pastrami is some next-level shit.
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    This is...odd: ...

    This is...odd: https://www.pinkbike.com/news/the-frace-f160-is-milled-from-a-70kg-slab-of-aluminium.html
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    "Thank you for your service, sir." Still not...

    "Thank you for your service, sir."

    Still not worth it, though.
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    Interesting. In my 'hood anyone who actually...

    Interesting. In my 'hood anyone who actually rides on the road usually seems to be reasonably competent rider. The wobbly kooks riding bikes because they got a DUI or can't afford a car are usually...
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    A little more food for thought on the right turn...

    A little more food for thought on the right turn subject: If you overtake before making a right turn, regardless of whether the vehicle is a car, bike, rickshaw or whatever, and said vehicle has to...
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    Would the 4902 be a practical substitute for tire...

    Would the 4902 be a practical substitute for tire plugs? How long is it good for after you open the bottle?
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    Holy shitballs!

    Holy shitballs!
  43. Highly unlikely it goes anywhere. UDOT would have...

    Highly unlikely it goes anywhere. UDOT would have to redo the EIS.
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    I'm sure Whistler will be just fine. It's the...

    I'm sure Whistler will be just fine. It's the exception that proves the rule.
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    Vail gives negative fucks about bikes. A friend...

    Vail gives negative fucks about bikes. A friend who lives in Gunnison is genuinely concerned that they are going to kill off the CB bike park.
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    That's gnarly. It was probably similar here, but...

    That's gnarly. It was probably similar here, but I stayed inside. We should just burn piles of tires instead, at least that would be quiet.

    Thankfully we'll be out of town for the 24th.
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    That's an excellent double-tap. Bravo, sir. ...

    That's an excellent double-tap. Bravo, sir.



    I was on the dusk patrol program for most of my weekend rides last year. Most people must ride early on weekends because it was usually really...
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    That's the crux. Like Rideski says, most drivers...

    That's the crux. Like Rideski says, most drivers view cyclists as nearly stationary objects when they are actually moving 15-25 mph. They forget about bikes immediately after they pass them and...
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    Noice. Need to get back there.

    Noice. Need to get back there.
  50. Interesting. No such issues here. One burner on...

    Interesting. No such issues here. One burner on high will maintain rock-steady 250* in the shade, or 270*-ish in full sun and 95* ambient temp like Saturday was. Pretty easy to dial it down from...
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