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    I can't tell for certain based on the pic (am...

    I can't tell for certain based on the pic (am viewing on phone), but that looks like a carbon XO crank with a spider attached. Is it?

    Any reason you didn't just get the spiderless direct mount...
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    I think you are overlooking the controlling...

    I think you are overlooking the controlling authority here, to wit: the rule in Shelley's case.
  3. ^^ Of course, this is why skis come in different...

    ^^ Of course, this is why skis come in different lengths and styles --- just my preference on the full reverse/reverse type ski.

    As an inbounds chop/crud ski, the L138 goes through (or over) stuff...
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    Thanks. Bumping this a week and hoping for more...

    Thanks. Bumping this a week and hoping for more typical spring sunshine conditions.
  5. IMHO length (as in, it was too short) was the...

    IMHO length (as in, it was too short) was the problem with the Spatula. The 192 L138 solved that problem, and the 200/202 makes it even better in the right conditions.
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    Have plans for a Mammoth trip this weekend - but...

    Have plans for a Mammoth trip this weekend - but forecast that's developing looks like high winds starting around Sat, definitely Sun. Postpone a week for spring slushy goodness?
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    Sig worthy

    Sig worthy
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    I looked around the Ikon website to try to find...

    I looked around the Ikon website to try to find that info -- didn't see anything. If you find it, please post a link here - we're going to Mammoth too. I'll bring a printout of the 21/22 pass...
  9. No. If that truck still has Dex-Cool, I...

    No.

    If that truck still has Dex-Cool, I suggest reading up on that, and consider switching to standard Prestone type coolant -- AFTER a complete flush with water.

    And to the OP -- be cautious...
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    Got deferral credit, bought new passes. Worked...

    Got deferral credit, bought new passes. Worked smoothly on a desktop computer.
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    Yes, saw that PB review - thanks. Curious if...

    Yes, saw that PB review - thanks. Curious if anyone here has one, so as to get a more real world review too.
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    Saw this RHD camper in Reno today. Has Vermont...

    Saw this RHD camper in Reno today. Has Vermont plates. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210417/a2c77504c2fe11d06320c1725ad0dc25.jpg
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    Think of the old VW Vanagon and air cooled vans. ...

    Think of the old VW Vanagon and air cooled vans. Similar. Your legs are the crumple zone in the case of an accident.
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    Salsa Blackthorn and Cassidy

    Anyone here have a Salsa Blackthorn or Cassidy? Or spent time demo-ing? Would like to hear your thoughts.

    The Blackthorn in particular, in the carbon SLX build, is an enticing package. Numbers...
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    Gold plated ratchet from Harbor Freight. ...

    Gold plated ratchet from Harbor Freight.
    ...
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    This. Once tension is off, and the faceplate is...

    This. Once tension is off, and the faceplate is out of the way, the stub should thread out easily.
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    I excel at destroying cartridge bearings in rear...

    I excel at destroying cartridge bearings in rear hubs. Front hubs seem to last fine though.

    I don't mind cup and cone at all. All the Shimano hubs I've ever had have been fine - and none have been...
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    Do Shimano 12-speed hubs use cup and cone loose...

    Do Shimano 12-speed hubs use cup and cone loose bearings? Or cartridge?

    Looking at a possible bike with SLX Shimano hubs, boost + super boost, and wondering if the hubs are decent.
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    But... she married you. :-p (softball...

    But... she married you.

    :-p


    (softball setup, couldn't resist...)
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    Something like...

    Something like this:https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210415/29728cc3a0591ce2c301d38722e3564e.jpg
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    1995, in Reno NV, $1200. Looks rust-free from...

    1995, in Reno NV, $1200. Looks rust-free from the pics.

    https://reno.craigslist.org/cto/d/reno-95-nissan-pathfinder-4x4/7304709852.html
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    If the Nissan is too pretentious, try the Buick...

    If the Nissan is too pretentious, try the Buick Cascada -

    https://www.buick.com/discover/legacy-vehicles/cascada
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    She secretly desires a Nissan Murano Cross...

    She secretly desires a Nissan Murano Cross Cabriolet. Get her one. It'll be a surprise!

    https://www.nissanusa.com/vehicles/discontinued/murano-crosscabriolet.html
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    I've been looking at FB and CL, nothing has shown...

    I've been looking at FB and CL, nothing has shown up recently that would be worth it, adding in mounting cost too (around $80-100 for 4 locally). If a set of nearly-new takeoffs showed up for ~$200,...
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    etrailer site looks like they have the Rhino Rack...

    etrailer site looks like they have the Rhino Rack tracks in stock.
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    Nevada depreciates houses for tax assessment...

    Nevada depreciates houses for tax assessment purposes, which I find amusing - and also helpful on a personal level. NV also has a cap on annual increases for primary residences. That, plus the...
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    This sort of track? ...

    This sort of track?
    https://www.etrailer.com/Roof-Rack/Thule/THTB60.html

    https://www.etrailer.com/Roof-Rack/Yakima/Y01127.html

    https://www.etrailer.com/Roof-Rack/Rhino-Rack/RTC14.html
    ...
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    I may need to replace the tires on my old pickup...

    I may need to replace the tires on my old pickup soon. They're not holding balance, am thinking it may be a combination of internal issues (belts?) and just plain age (6 years). There's about...
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    That, but do a gift package - not just a bicycle,...

    That, but do a gift package - not just a bicycle, but perhaps consider including a vacuum cleaner, a few bars of soap, and some deodorant.

    Put it all in the driveway with a giant red bow wrapper,...
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    Use Easy Cheese aerosol for a quick refresh of...

    Use Easy Cheese aerosol for a quick refresh of the chain.

    For the cheesy chain experts here: what about using a pressure cooker to really force the queso into the plates and rollers?
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    Nice score! I was deeply tempted by those last...

    Nice score! I was deeply tempted by those last year -- but Merlin wouldn't ship to me in the U.S. How did you get it shipped?
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    When there's more shit attached to the outside of...

    When there's more shit attached to the outside of your vehicle than what can fit inside it, yes, you should've bought a bigger one.
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    Have him bring it to a shop, have them package...

    Have him bring it to a shop, have them package and ship for him. If there's some national chain at each end of his shipping, that could make it easier - like an REI or Scheels - ship from one REI to...
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    ^^^ Wins the "should've bought a bigger truck"...

    ^^^ Wins the "should've bought a bigger truck" award.

    Old Jeeps often look like that too - tons of shit bolted on / hanging off everything on the outside...
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    ESS was just catching some rays. Don't harsh his...

    ESS was just catching some rays. Don't harsh his vibe.
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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6QX57aIDbDU

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6QX57aIDbDU
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    Anyone know if the scenic loop / Ft FKNA looks...

    Anyone know if the scenic loop / Ft FKNA looks suitable for camping?
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    What about bringing a more capable offroader...

    What about bringing a more capable offroader with? https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210410/049e68226751d5621689da259f41aa7f.jpg
  40. We're in Hurricane now, and FYI, there's a large...

    We're in Hurricane now, and FYI, there's a large race scheduled at the JEM trails on Saturday. Trail and many of the campgrounds are being closed on Fri through Sat. By Sat late day, should be able...
  41. I've bought a couple of bikes from Backcountry /...

    I've bought a couple of bikes from Backcountry / Competitive. They used to have pretty good cashback offers through Active Junky etc, so look for that.
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    I sent a message to MTB Project about this, and...

    I sent a message to MTB Project about this, and they responded today with this:



    Thanks very much for reaching out with that information.†This†is a†known†bug†that is being reviewed and...
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    Just the chain is new, or is the entire...

    Just the chain is new, or is the entire drivetrain new?

    If new chain and used drivetrain -- a new chain "wears in" to an old drivetrain, and is often noisier initially.

    If new chain and used,...
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    Remember those hot dogs with the cheese filling?...

    Remember those hot dogs with the cheese filling? Just make those into corn dogs.
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    Thanks for the info. Whole new world of this...

    Thanks for the info. Whole new world of this gear.
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    How can you tell? Are they labeled? I know...

    How can you tell? Are they labeled? I know nothing about skate skis.
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    Add me to the list of people saying U Haul trucks...

    Add me to the list of people saying U Haul trucks are beat to shit, and find a different source for this project.

    The U Haul vans I've rented have been in poor condition - and those are the ones...
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    Same for Nevada.

    Same for Nevada.
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    Somehow I missed this - sending PM. And bump,...

    Somehow I missed this - sending PM.

    And bump, as I'm still looking.
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    Dawn is kind of harsh on paint, but not strong...

    Dawn is kind of harsh on paint, but not strong enough to be an effective chain degreaser on its own.

    I use simple green diluted 50% with water, spray on chain, scrub with a stiff chain cleaner...
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