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    Narrow-wide works well even without a clutched...

    Narrow-wide works well even without a clutched derailleur, particularly for short range derailleurs and a properly sized chain.

    Use this method to check chain length without removing the chain.
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    You can use the rice-in-sock technique...

    You can use the rice-in-sock technique to mold the liners in the shell - makes it a lot easier. Just make sure the sock gets down to the toe (I actually split the rice between 2 socks to make this...
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    Sold to mikey b.

    Sold to mikey b.
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    Speaking of encounters between dogs and neighbor...

    Speaking of encounters between dogs and neighbor pets... my wife was friendly with a neighbor (call her Nancy), they used to walk dogs together. One day Nancy invites my wife in. My wife asks if it's...
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    Tentatively sold. Olympus has dibs, then...

    Tentatively sold. Olympus has dibs, then banzaibikes, then mikey b.
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    Sticky: Cleaning out the garage (again). I don't want to...

    Cleaning out the garage (again). I don't want to deal with shipping so these are free if you can pick up in Donner Summit or in the South Bay.

    Boots: Tecnica Agent 65 Jrs in 23/23.5, 24/24.5, and...
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    FS: 163 Shiro Jr w/ binding

    163 Shiro Jr with Salomon L7s mounted for 288 BSL. I think these are from 2014 but they're in great shape - I think they were only used for one season and only on pow days. A couple of shallow base...
  8. Thread: Kid stoke

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    The 15 year old in her first MTB race. This was...

    The 15 year old in her first MTB race. This was in a rocky section she probably would have walked (or at least put a foot down) a couple of months ago, this time she charged it every lap.

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    I went from Forekaster to Aggressor as well and...

    I went from Forekaster to Aggressor as well and thought it was a huge improvement, especially on Tahoe moondust. Mine are holding up fine though I tend to not kill tires (my last sidewall tear was...
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    I'm happy to yield on most climbs, but if it's...

    I'm happy to yield on most climbs, but if it's steep and technical enough that if I stop I'm going to be walking then the DH rider can either stop for a second or take an alternate line.
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    Higher elevation trails coming into play now that...

    Higher elevation trails coming into play now that the snow is melting.
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    Yeah, not so much. ...

    Yeah, not so much.

    https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/ltbmu/recreation/bicycling/?cid=stelprd3824321

    I riding up a long climb yesterday (not on an ebike) and passed someone who asked "is that an...
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    It's not about saving money, it's about getting...

    It's not about saving money, it's about getting you to pay more for brakes to avoid the annoyance.
  14. Thread: Wildlife

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    Bobcat or possibly a mountain lion cub. Adult...

    Bobcat or possibly a mountain lion cub. Adult lions don't have spots.
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    The new YT Jeffsy might be worth a look,...

    The new YT Jeffsy might be worth a look, particularly given the price.
  16. Mine was no big deal. Got a local, procedure was...

    Mine was no big deal. Got a local, procedure was over quickly, wore a jockstrap with frozen peas for a couple of days. Doc said take it easy for a week so I waited until day 8 to go skiing, and day...
  17. It's a system binding. Typical beginner/rental...

    It's a system binding. Typical beginner/rental ski.
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    Starting to melt out. 284574

    Starting to melt out.

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    CG is back down at ABC (6500m) according to her...

    CG is back down at ABC (6500m) according to her insta story. Not done but below the death zone.
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    Don't know about availability, but the EXO Shorty...

    Don't know about availability, but the EXO Shorty Maxx Terra seems like the obvious option. 965 grams in 27.5x2.5WT.
    https://www.jensonusa.com/Maxxis-Shorty-WT-3CExoTr-275-Tire
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    Shimano used to make an 11-34 7-speed freewheel...

    Shimano used to make an 11-34 7-speed freewheel (HG50 Megarange) but yeah, they're pretty uncommon (and discontinued now).

    If you do upgrade to an 8-speed cassette you should replace the chain,...
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    Aside from Dura Ace, all 6-7-8-9 speed Shimano...

    Aside from Dura Ace, all 6-7-8-9 speed Shimano rear derailleurs are compatible (same cable pull).
  23. Guess I took the snow tires off too early...

    Guess I took the snow tires off too early...
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    I think you/they mean the 2016 Olympics (with...

    I think you/they mean the 2016 Olympics (with Semenya, Niyonsaba, and Wambui on the podium). The most recent outdoor WCs were in 2017, Ajee Wilson took the bronze (behind Semenya and Niyonsaba)....
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    Also Dutee Chand isn't winning Olympic gold...

    Also Dutee Chand isn't winning Olympic gold medals looking like she's out for a warm up jog.
  26. I'd just bring the PJs with fresh wax. Get there...

    I'd just bring the PJs with fresh wax. Get there early too. Without an overnight freeze it melts out quick.
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    Is your splitter powered? If you just have 5 TVs...

    Is your splitter powered? If you just have 5 TVs attached to a passive 8-way splitter each cable box is getting 1/8 of the signal. Get one of these instead.
  28. Don't do this! If you're going to put a beacon on...

    Don't do this! If you're going to put a beacon on your dog, use a pet beacon (like the Pieps TX600) that transmits on a different frequency, and get a transceiver that receives on that frequency...
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    The problem with Roku is that it periodically...

    The problem with Roku is that it periodically loses login cookies and you have to sign into services again. So you might have to deal with some renter calling up for the Netflix password or whatever....
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    Not sure what your drainage issues look like in...

    Not sure what your drainage issues look like in AZ but one thing I'll add is putting in drains and some smaller grade reversals, especially on longer runs. Outsloping is fine while it lasts but with...
  31. Better stay away, there's no ski patrol and they...

    Better stay away, there's no ski patrol and they took the pads off the towers.

    https://www.sugarbowl.com/uphill
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    Sticky: Make sure you use a junior drill bit (3.5x7mm) if...

    Make sure you use a junior drill bit (3.5x7mm) if you're drilling yourself. Or use an adult bit and be careful not to drill through the ski.
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    Alpenglow. I assume it's this trip:...

    Alpenglow. I assume it's this trip:
    https://alpenglowexpeditions.com/expeditions/mount-everest-north-side-rapid-ascent/
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    Standard for the NE Ridge. This a base camp on...

    Standard for the NE Ridge. This a base camp on the north side, not the South Col one in the Khumbu.

    https://alpenglowexpeditions.com/blog/mount-everest-routes/
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    Sounds scary. ...

    Sounds scary.
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  36. Yeah, Cosmo is gone. Buck (Olympic Bootworks...

    Yeah, Cosmo is gone. Buck (Olympic Bootworks owner) used to run the little ski shop in Soda Springs (Java Summit) for those who remember.

    Sako (Bestfit Boots) used to be up at Sugar Bowl but this...
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    Used it on a trip to Crystal last month. Pretty...

    Used it on a trip to Crystal last month. Pretty handy to lock in a Subaru with a ski rack rather than taking my chances with whatever was in the SEA rental car lot.

    One downside is that the...
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    Huh? A little hard to tell but it looks like a...

    Huh? A little hard to tell but it looks like a standard brake lever configuration (left front, right back). Easy enough to swap in any case. I'd get rid of those in-line bar top levers though (and...
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    Yeah, I meant mini-v brakes that are compatible...

    Yeah, I meant mini-v brakes that are compatible with older Shimano road levers (like TRP CX 8.4 or Tektro RX5) not a Shimano v-brake (do they even make a mini-v)?
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    Yeah, good deal. Looks like 9-speed Ultegra STI...

    Yeah, good deal. Looks like 9-speed Ultegra STI levers, or maybe Dura-Ace? Get rid of the cantis and put on some Shimano compatible mini-Vs.
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    Might as well join the party/thread drift/TTips...

    Might as well join the party/thread drift/TTips revival.

    Inbounds:
    - 186 ON3P Billy Goats with Freerides (pow or anything soft)
    - 182 Moment Belafontes with Freerides (daily drivers)
    - 165 Elan...
  42. Lower entrance (traverse line) into Perco's was...

    Lower entrance (traverse line) into Perco's was open yesterday. The top was closed though, so no Mid-Pal etc..

    The whole thing was open the week before last though, including the weekend. My...
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    Driving to/from Fresno? Detour through Yosemite....

    Driving to/from Fresno? Detour through Yosemite. Adds 2-3 hours of driving but worth it even if you can only stay for a little while.

    I'd steer clear of SF but I'm jaded. The coast is nice both...
  44. I felt there was more of a difference moving up...

    I felt there was more of a difference moving up in DIN than across brands. E.g., the 7 DIN models (Look/Rossi NX7, Salomon L7, Marker Free 7, etc.) are a lot beefier than the 5 DIN models.
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    Look for some Carbon Megawatts, massive tip...

    Look for some Carbon Megawatts, massive tip rocker and a traditional mount.
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    Back in the 90s Bill Gates got his name on a...

    Back in the 90s Bill Gates got his name on a Stanford building for a $6M donation. Prices have gone up a bit since then. (At the time they were strapped for cash due to the 89 quake as well as...
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    Also Ivy League is something of a special case...

    Also Ivy League is something of a special case (Div 1 but no scholarships). Handling of athletes at places like USC and Stanford is very different.
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    More importantly, they didn't get their cut.

    More importantly, they didn't get their cut.
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    And USD! It has a 50% acceptance rate, and...

    And USD! It has a 50% acceptance rate, and average SATs are in the 1200s. Someone paid $250K to get their kid in.

    (USC is kind of elite nowadays - 17% acceptance and 1400 median SAT, similar to...
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    College Admissions Scandal

    UT Austin and UCLA are public. But the big crime is tax fraud - they laundered the payments through a charity. Remember, thatís how they got Capone.
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