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    Tape

    Tape
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    FWIW, my UST rims were Eastons. I don't see...

    FWIW, my UST rims were Eastons.

    I don't see how TR rims/tires "blew away" UST. But I also don't miss UST or even think about it...except when changing tires (and shredding the rim tape, at...
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    I had Nevegals way back when. I didn't love or...

    I had Nevegals way back when. I didn't love or hate them. They were UST though, and so never, ever leaked air. UST was nice, not having to mess with rim tape - not sure why it's all but gone these...
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    Cheez Whiz

    Cheez Whiz
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    Rocker

    Rocker
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    rim 340651

    rim

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    Donít fall for the MIPS bs (donít make me cite...

    Donít fall for the MIPS bs (donít make me cite it, but it is well and truly debunked - only marketing faff keeps it alive). E.g. Poc was an early adopter, then bailed.

    Get it or donít, but donít...
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    That and full fucking body armor!

    That and full fucking body armor!
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    Dissector is worth a look

    Dissector is worth a look
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    Eagle

    Eagle
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    pussies

    pussies
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    hat

    hat
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    Been a few years doing this (so ymmv I guess),...

    Been a few years doing this (so ymmv I guess), but when I’m rolling in late and don’t want to fuck about, my goto has been: drive up kane creek road. You may luck out and get one of the plush spots...
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    My wifeís brand new bikeyoke has play like that -...

    My wifeís brand new bikeyoke has play like that - supposedly 100% normal, and does not bother her.

    OTOH my Thomson has exactly zero play. Which is nice, as that type of shit drives me batshit.
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    So..."hip pack", not fanny pack, LOL! All you...

    So..."hip pack", not fanny pack, LOL! All you need are some Flashdance-style, fuzzy leg warmers to go with it!

    JK, my wife just got that same one and loves it - may be going that same route...
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    And each one is better than the next :rolleyes2

    And each one is better than the next :rolleyes2
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    Makes sense. I've got pretty big mitts and ride...

    Makes sense. I've got pretty big mitts and ride LS Northshore grips (and similar but goopy Oury ones before that), which are pretty fat. Plenty of rubber, so never gave it a thought.
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    And...finally made the switch to flats. Been...

    And...finally made the switch to flats. Been riding clipless (which should be called "clip-ins"...duh) for 20+ years. Really not much difference in feel - mostly forgot I'd changed anything. ...
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    Ditched my rear, 2.5" Minion DHF, for a 2.4"...

    Ditched my rear, 2.5" Minion DHF, for a 2.4" Dissector.

    Main motivation was clearance (sketchy on the DHF 2.5, which cleared, but barely, and despite hitting hardly any mud on them, they brought...
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    Or just go with foolproof lock-ons. I'm too lazy...

    Or just go with foolproof lock-ons. I'm too lazy to look back and see what anyone thinks is a downside to them, but once I did lock-ons, I've never considered going back. The newer style, with just...
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    Gatorade

    Gatorade
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    chunky

    chunky
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    Oranganus

    Oranganus
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    tan

    tan
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    butter

    butter
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    I’ve got some old Gore cables sitting around....

    I’ve got some old Gore cables sitting around. Going to try them with my sram eagle setup, and my Thomson dropper. Should be sweet.

    Used Gores on my former mtb and they were money for years and...
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    Soles

    Soles
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    Wimpy

    Wimpy
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    Well fuck, I must have set that thing free some...

    Well fuck, I must have set that thing free some while back. Can't find it where I thought it was, or in any of the too-many boxes of bike shit I've got kicking around (parts dating back as far as...
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    It's a regular old QR (like a road bike) - no...

    It's a regular old QR (like a road bike) - no thru-axel. Let me know if that will work, as I'll have to do some excavation of shit in the garage (totally willing to do, but will pass if you can't...
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    I should have a 120mm manitou, 1-1/8", in great...

    I should have a 120mm manitou, 1-1/8", in great functional shape. Quick look did not locate it, but I don't remember getting rid of it. If I find it, it's yours for shipping plus cost of one six...
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    Doesn’t sound right. I’d have a hard look at your...

    Doesn’t sound right. I’d have a hard look at your b-tension.

    Be aware that to get it right, you have to adjust it with the rear sus properly sagged. I recently did this with my wife sitting on...
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    Dang, if your old chain is 3/4 of a link longer...

    Dang, if your old chain is 3/4 of a link longer than the new one...chances are you will need a new chainring(s) and/or cassette.

    But whatevs...if you are wondering, just do some steep tech...
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    Finding the right tool is not hard. Go on the...

    Finding the right tool is not hard. Go on the Park Tool site and figure out the right one (not rocket surgery). Then get it from amazon or any decent bike shop site.

    Then either always ride with...
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    most definitely replace the chain

    most definitely replace the chain
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    I was saying that, because dude I bought my hd3...

    I was saying that, because dude I bought my hd3 from told me that (that I definitely shouldn't change from the stock chainring size). He'd been head mechanic at Ibis, so I figured he knew what he...
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    Bong

    Bong
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    Boil

    Boil
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    Origin

    Origin
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    marmot

    marmot
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    shrinkage

    shrinkage
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    Are all presta cores compatible with whatever...

    Are all presta cores compatible with whatever presta valves?

    I've got one with a bent twisty-seal knob on top (the thing you loosen to pump up the tire) - barely seals when I close it. Wasn't...
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    Crater

    Crater
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    orogeny

    orogeny
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    Boris

    Boris
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    I went through a similar dealio, chasing a creak...

    I went through a similar dealio, chasing a creak forever on my HD3 (which I bought, one year old, from a guy who used to work for Ibis). The bike was silent for a year or so, after which I developed...
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    You mean for riding an ebike, or just for being a...

    You mean for riding an ebike, or just for being a giant douchebag in general?
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    Fries

    Fries
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    MacHine

    MacHine
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