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  1. Anybody have a spare set of Pivot/FKS heel screws...

    Anybody have a spare set of Pivot/FKS heel screws that I could shake loose?
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    Cody pretty clearly said that the bindings hadn't...

    Cody pretty clearly said that the bindings hadn't actually ripped out. The skis he was talking about had flexed deeply enough for the front toe screw to slide out of the slot it sits in, and pop the...
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    Got it. Feed something through front to back,...

    Got it.

    Feed something through front to back, tape it to the end of the hose, pull it back through.
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    Dominions have a banjo at the caliper end, and a...

    Dominions have a banjo at the caliper end, and a normal inline fitting at the lever.


    Reattach the caliper end and feed the lever end through.
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    Totally agree, but you kinda answered your own...

    Totally agree, but you kinda answered your own question. Renegades wouldn't be my choice for, say, noodling around in shallow angle trees. They'll float in anything if you can open 'em up a bit, but...
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    Super fun skis in soft snow, but they also...

    Super fun skis in soft snow, but they also wouldn't be my first choice for a pow ski that can edge on really firm shit.

    Liberty Genome maybe?
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    Sticky: I'm excited to get on them. They're 192 Pure 3...

    I'm excited to get on them. They're 192 Pure 3 Spoons (the purple ones). Haven't gotten around to mounting them yet but planning on a fairly light tech binding as a deep day touring rig.

    Don't...
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    Sticky: N+1, always. Incidentally, my N+1ing this...

    N+1, always.

    Incidentally, my N+1ing this summer has lead to a Protest (which I've had for a while) and L138 situation. :D

    I'll get a family photo soon.
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    Yeah I've used Gorilla Glue a bunch of times with...

    Yeah I've used Gorilla Glue a bunch of times with no issues. It'll foam up and expand if there's room for it to, but I don't think it does so with nearly enough force to do anything when contained in...
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    Nice. I ordered mid-July, hopefully that means...

    Nice. I ordered mid-July, hopefully that means mine will go out soon.
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    Anybody checked in on the status of this year's...

    Anybody checked in on the status of this year's preorders? I got an email saying the expected ship date had been bumped back to 10/15 due to a machine going down in their shop, but haven't heard...
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    Leelau's setup guide is good. ...

    Leelau's setup guide is good.

    https://www.newschoolers.com/news/read/Salomon-Atomic-Shift-Binding-Common-Issues-Fixes

    The heel is mounted on a track. You can leave that on the ski and slide the...
  13. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Yeah, I haven't run Crank Brothers pedals in...

    Yeah, I haven't run Crank Brothers pedals in forever, but remember 1) them exploding a lot and 2) clipping out of them if I sneezed, or got caught by a gust of wind, or brushed against tall grass,...
  14. Thread: Ask the experts

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    HT with the low-float cleats. They're so...

    HT with the low-float cleats.

    They're so locked in that I can get the cleat position dialed on a given bike, but find myself wanting to move them depending on crank q-factor.
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    Remounting in the same holes shouldn't be an...

    Remounting in the same holes shouldn't be an issue. If you're nervous about it, you could even leave the heel track, toe mushroom thingy, and plate for the rear two toe holes mounted and only need to...
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    I would. The brake stowing on the Shift isn't...

    I would. The brake stowing on the Shift isn't super robust, I bet you'll find yourself accidentally deploying the brakes by smashing 'em into each other like that.

    ETA: I have 110 brakes on a pair...
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    The theory is that a black topsheet gets hot in...

    The theory is that a black topsheet gets hot in the sun, and snow sticks to it more.

    I haven't ever noticed that much of a difference. I think topsheet texture matters more.
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    Site says 1830 and 1890g, respectively.

    Site says 1830 and 1890g, respectively.
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    Yeah, I think waxman was talking about the spec...

    Yeah, I think waxman was talking about the spec of the plastic types in the shells. Lange's marketing materials have been confusing as hell on that front (as discussed at length in the thread).
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    Oooh, that looks nice. I've been tempted to...

    Oooh, that looks nice.


    I've been tempted to get a Leatherman with a bit driver, and then get their extender that lets you use normal 1/4" hex bits. I just worry about it being a PITA to actually...
  21. Thread: mammut probes

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    I also like that the markings on my aluminum G3...

    I also like that the markings on my aluminum G3 are laser etched on, so they don't rub off like I've had happen with BD probes. The Mammut I have was printed on (I think) but I was annoyed enough by...
  22. Thread: mammut probes

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    FWIW I don't really like the cable lock system on...

    FWIW I don't really like the cable lock system on the Mammut I have. Forget the model. Much happier with a G3.
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    I found the problem.

    I found the problem.
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    What's the most recent Fox fork you've ridden?

    What's the most recent Fox fork you've ridden?
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    I mean, what I take from that is that they're...

    I mean, what I take from that is that they're talking about just making things in a size range that doesn't make for separate men's/women's models, and maybe not doing model years so that last year's...
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    I've got a Barryvox in really good shape I'd let...

    I've got a Barryvox in really good shape I'd let go.
  27. Interested if they're 188s and OP passes

    Interested if they're 188s and OP passes
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    Shimano says 4 degrees, but they feel a lot more...

    Shimano says 4 degrees, but they feel a lot more like the version of the HT cleats that offer more float, which IIRC HT says is 8 degrees. The "4" degree HT cleats barely move. Dunno who's wrong, but...
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    I cut the little pull tab off the velcro part,...

    I cut the little pull tab off the velcro part, and moved the tongue back a little bit which helped. MV Pro Tour in the older black/orange XTD 130.
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    Yeah I've had good success with normal...

    Yeah I've had good success with normal vulcanizing (not the stick on kind) tube patches on quite a few occasions. Just clean the inside of the tire well.
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    The older Gripton was pretty terrible on wet...

    The older Gripton was pretty terrible on wet roots. Hoping they've improved it.
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    I've got MV Pro Tours in the older black/orange...

    I've got MV Pro Tours in the older black/orange shell XTD 130s. They're a little bit more snug than the stock liners, especially in the heel and ankle. Using 26 liners in a 26.5 shell.

    If your...
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    Wouldn't a 28.5 Ultra XTD actually be a 102mm...

    Wouldn't a 28.5 Ultra XTD actually be a 102mm last? I know the Ultras are nominally 98mm, but that's the 26.5. 322 BSL checks out for a 28.5.
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    No longer really relevant, basically everybody...

    No longer really relevant, basically everybody has a microspline hub now.

    I'm still running XTR 11 speed on my hardtail. It's a little less fiddly than the 12 speed stuff, stays in adjustment a...
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    Sticky: If anybody's got a single 186 Blizzard Bodacious...

    If anybody's got a single 186 Blizzard Bodacious (ideally the black topsheet reissue) I'd be eternally grateful.
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    Cold/wet weather riding gloves: what do you guys...

    Cold/wet weather riding gloves: what do you guys like? The biggest problem I have with most of them is that it's really hard to find a lightly insulated and/or water resistant glove that doesn't have...
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    Yep. IME Shifts work really well when the setup...

    Yep. IME Shifts work really well when the setup is dialed, but they're fiddly. You're definitely going to need to readjust when swapping boots, and know what you're doing.

    Go read the Shift...
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    I'll get in line if Dee bails.

    I'll get in line if Dee bails.
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    Yep. Sure glad I didn't have to race that. Bummer...

    Yep. Sure glad I didn't have to race that. Bummer that the weather didn't cooperate better, that new section in the woods could have been cool if it wasn't foot deep peanut butter.

    Anybody been...
  40. Thread: GPO vs FRS?

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    Yeah, they definitely seem similar on paper,...

    Yeah, they definitely seem similar on paper, which is what got me wondering. I *love* the 190 Bibby.

    Those CCR ULs sound interesting. Any chance you know what they came out to weight wise?
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    I got that one. The Shorty doesn't have quite as...

    I got that one. The Shorty doesn't have quite as much cornering grip as the Verdict, especially at shallower lean angles in really soft dirt, but it's also less squirmy and it's side knobs are better...
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    Yeah, pretty much. I also think they'd be less...

    Yeah, pretty much. I also think they'd be less squirmy but still work well in soft stuff if the side knobs weren't so heavily siped.
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    Been a minute since I fondled that gen Spur, but...

    Been a minute since I fondled that gen Spur, but IIRC isn't the ridge only ~1-2mm high?

    Pretty sure a friend of mine has Pivots on his. I'll see if I can get him to send a pic or two.
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    Maybe want. What's the BSL on the Shift mount?...

    Maybe want.

    What's the BSL on the Shift mount? On the line?
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    Too lazy to dig them up, but someone had screen...

    Too lazy to dig them up, but someone had screen caps of him retweeting a whole bunch of nonsense about hydroxychloroquin.


    But yeah, I think that's about right for the men. The combination of...
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    *chews off duct tape adhering 40s to hands, dusts...

    *chews off duct tape adhering 40s to hands, dusts off Ye Old DH Prognosticator (which looks suspiciously like a set of Shimano Airlines repurposed into a bong), takes a rip*


    Vali Holl...
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    As many times as you can reinstall the screws...

    As many times as you can reinstall the screws cleanly without stripping them. Kind of a pat answer but it depends a lot on how careful you are, and a bit how the ski is constructed.

    If you're...
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    Not saying that the more modern sorts of...

    Not saying that the more modern sorts of crossover boots haven't improved, but the Scarpas have the distinct advantage of already being in my basement.

    That said, I've also got Hawx 130 XTDs which...
  49. Thread: GPO vs FRS?

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    Speaking of the FRS, anybody able to compare them...

    Speaking of the FRS, anybody able to compare them to a Moment Bibby/Wildcat?
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    I've been thinking about trying something like...

    I've been thinking about trying something like that for the Scarpa Freedom RS. The sole blocks with tech toe fittings are ISO 9523 but actually have a pretty big flat section of the tread where it...
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