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  1. Thread: Tool Time

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    Are these what you are looking for...

    Are these what you are looking for? Might be cheaper than making them.



    Agreed 100%. Hole saws are only really good for metal, and even then, there are better options such as Annular cutters.
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    The timber companies here, are either super...

    The timber companies here, are either super supportive (Galbraith tree farm), or mostly just turn a blind eye to it as long was you are not building wood work / putting nails in their trees (they...
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    Galbraith is all private timber land, but the...

    Galbraith is all private timber land, but the city owns an easement for the trails, I believe that agreement covers up to 50 or 75 miles, not sure. Regardless the Timber land owner is a fan of the...
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    Nothing sanctioned, but if one was to go looking...

    Nothing sanctioned, but if one was to go looking in the obvious spots along I5 south of town, one would probably find some big long descents... Then again you could probably find that from the top of...
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    Did you meet i90 or i5…. Both have similar stuff....

    Did you meet i90 or i5…. Both have similar stuff.

    The thing with galby is we have had so much logging the trails don’t hold up to the dry season like they did in years past. Plus the entire...
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    If you think Galbraith is all about hitting...

    If you think Galbraith is all about hitting jumps, then you missed all of the best stuff up there.



    That is correct.... not that Cnut's are not worth doing, there is just way more to be had...
  7. Thread: Tool Time

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    Tool Time

    I got tired of snapping the XX1 carbon cranks so switched to EEwings... they are very nice. The price tag is the one drawback to them, but after snapping carbon cranks upon landing, they are worth it...
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    If you limit your riding to Galbraith while in...

    If you limit your riding to Galbraith while in Bham you will miss all of the best stuff. Just about every ridge line here has a trail on it.....

    There is a lot of great riding around Leavenworth...
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    For less money you can get a NOGA dial indicator...

    For less money you can get a NOGA dial indicator holder and a used Starrett or Mitituyo indicator on Ebay / cragslist and have far greater accuracy and more flexibility.

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    Noga makes clamps...
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    This is true. I got a set of Enves that are damn...

    This is true. I got a set of Enves that are damn close to a decade old now. I’ve never bothered with truing or adjusting spoke tension ( internal nipples and cables routed through headsets should do...
  11. Thread: Tool Time

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    Sometimes you gotta modify a tool and nothing is wrong with that!

    16mm hex? I think the largest I’ve ever used on a bike is 14mm and that’s for my EEwing cranks.

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    To there own, but I find I can use the search...

    To there own, but I find I can use the search function a their a hell of a lot faster than searching you tube and then watching someone that may or may not know what there yakking about and that may...
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    The Garage Journal Forums...

    The Garage Journal Forums. Are probably the best place to do any research before buying any tool, as their is almost always a ton of info, and user reviews on there.
  14. Thread: Tool Time

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    At the end of the day, all that really matters is...

    At the end of the day, all that really matters is whatever gauge you choose to use, reliably provides consistent measurements. Doesn't really matter if its a bit high or a bit low, as long as its...
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    I didnt say they are not accurate... What I did...

    I didnt say they are not accurate... What I did say, or was trying to say, is the accuracy tend to very depending on the battery voltage, as they are calibrated to be pretty accurate when the...
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    The park it is nice, but you really need two of...

    The park it is nice, but you really need two of them. One for DOT systems (sram) and one for Mineral oil systems ( Shimano) you have to be very careful you don’t cross contaminate or you will...
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    Nope. Photographer by trade, Engineer by...

    Nope. Photographer by trade, Engineer by schooling. I know just enough to be dangerous.
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    Ha! Good tools just make it easier and more...

    Ha! Good tools just make it easier and more enjoyable to do "good work"

    oh and Fuck the Sierra Club.... they gotta be the most politically motivated / biased, miss-guided and anti-bike group...
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    When I'm not shooting photos, skiing, biking or...

    When I'm not shooting photos, skiing, biking or working on bikes / skis, I like to play with the bigger toys in my shop. One of the ways I have been able to afford some really nice machinery is to...
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    Glad you liked it. I bet you will find you like...

    Glad you liked it. I bet you will find you like working on stuff better and its more efficent.


    I'm not a fan of Stahlwille, but I may be in the minority there. For levels, I like Stabila. No one...
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    It's slick that it just bolts on to a standard...

    It's slick that it just bolts on to a standard EP8. Problem is looks to be 10X heavier than running a traditional derailleur and lets face it, the whole key to EMTB's is maximizing the power to...
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    One thing to keep in mind, range isn't just based...

    One thing to keep in mind, range isn't just based on battery size, it also has a lot to do with the power and weight ratios. So she will most likely be able to do the same length ride as you with a...
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    Funny you link to that. I have their 15mm wrench...

    Funny you link to that. I have their 15mm wrench in gold on order as well as the lock ring tool. The 15mm will come in handy for the dirt jumper and the kids bike.

    Here is some more amazing...
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    For my pry bars I have a full set of Mayhew ones....

    For my pry bars I have a full set of Mayhew ones.
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    They are the same company that makes them for Snapon, Craftsman and others. No idea what your apprentice tool is. Last time I did any...
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    Electric Bike Thread

    That capability already exists but only if you run a DI2 derailleur with it. Your head u it has the settings for it built in.
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    The problem with most of those cheap electric gauges, is they vary in accuracy quite bit in relationship to the battery level....

    Ive been really happy with this combination
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    Electric Bike Thread

    I still use the full range of the 1x12 on my ebike. With that 52 you can climb some stupid steep stuff. However I could easily skip every other.

    Anyone else remember hammerschmidt?

    Anyways...
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    Seems to me automatic shifting is better suited...

    Seems to me automatic shifting is better suited to the commuter / town Ebikes. It addresses a problem that doesn’t exist on EMTBs. I do hope the new motor fixes the damn rattle tho.
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    First use anti seize not grease. There is a...

    First use anti seize not grease. There is a difference. Second always install with a torque wrench. I’ve always had no issue being able to remove with a hex socket and my 18” Snapon ratchet ( my go...
  30. Thread: Tool Time

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    Nicely done. I’m impressed you where able to find orange heat shrink.
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    Or Canondale, but only if they can make it so...

    Or Canondale, but only if they can make it so proprietary you are completely fucked when not if it breaks
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    It's not to correct an issue with the bike and...

    It's not to correct an issue with the bike and linkage stress. The cascade Links, change the bikes kinematics, and improve how the suspension operates. It can also increases travel as well....
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    I’d HIGHLY recommend a cascade linkage on that...

    I’d HIGHLY recommend a cascade linkage on that bike as well, regardless what shock you run. Pretty much all of the guys here in Bellingham are running those with great improvement.
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    They are in the process of coming out with their...

    They are in the process of coming out with their own fork…
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    I've been slowly converting most of my spray...

    I've been slowly converting most of my spray bottles over to refillable air charged ones. You fill them with alcohol, degreaser, lube etc, then charge them with an air compressor.

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    If you are too heavy for a tune, first thing that...

    If you are too heavy for a tune, first thing that goes away is small bump sensitivity.
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    I have owned a few 11-6 shocks I had the first...

    I have owned a few 11-6 shocks

    I had the first gen on my Evil Wreckoning and it was phenomenal... so good it made me realize the fork also needed and upgrade and I put the AC3 in it and was VERY...
  38. Thread: Tool Time

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    I would be very leery of a ball head on hex sockets. Ball heads should ONLY be used for assembly work and NEVER used for final torque / high torque situations or for breaking a fastener loose. They...
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    I only have 3 sets, and I almost never use them...

    I only have 3 sets, and I almost never use them for their intended purpose. I have found with proper technique I dont need them, unless its a very stubborn tire rim combination. I used to run the...
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    Tool Time

    That and a pair of “promotion pads” is the key to success in most industries. Or so I have been told.
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    Living near canukistan, I like to poke fun at the...

    Living near canukistan, I like to poke fun at the third world country to our north with a bit of sarcastic humor ( hell most third world countries at least have a 4 lane high way across them these...
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    Don’t waist your money on buying a new arbor press. Most are Chinese garbage and are not built anywhere near as good as the old USA iron. Dake , Famco and greenerd are the brands to get, you can...
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    I dont think you can go wrong with any of these...

    I dont think you can go wrong with any of these after having owned versions of all of them, with the exception of Klien. They are garbage compared to the rest of those. In fact I'd put Klien as only...
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    The 980 is a bit heavier than the 900 as it has a...

    The 980 is a bit heavier than the 900 as it has a though shank and striking cap, making it a bit more heavy duty. They are very good for Phillips / JIS. Most people do not use a #3 Phillips at all. ...
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    The second you use someone else's ID, its...

    The second you use someone else's ID, its fraudulent....

    All modern passports are chipped, and it DOES bring up your biometrics when they scan it, not too mention more data than you think they...
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    Now that’s a cheater bar. The open end wrench is cute too.

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    Williams (Snapon industrial) ¾ drive breaker bar with interchangeable heads.

    Add a steel pipe in this case jack handle and...
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    No desire or need to “upgrade” the LPH80 does...

    No desire or need to “upgrade” the LPH80 does everything I need out of it and it does it very well. Buy once Cry once doesn’t work if you constantly upgrade to each new version.
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    One of the things I have found that helps keep my shop clean and organized is everything has its place. I have found that for certain tools, Systainers make a lot of sense. They are kind of like...
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    I wouldn't call it soft, but its also a ratchet...

    I wouldn't call it soft, but its also a ratchet that I dont use for high-torque applications either. It is great for confined spaces!
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    Negative... I have been thinking about adding...

    Negative... I have been thinking about adding them, but waiting until I talk myself into ordering more Nerpor's stuff. How are their Torx and Hex sockets holding up? I really wish Nepro's made SAE...
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