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    Derailleur cable tension cannot force the...

    Derailleur cable tension cannot force the derailleur into the spokes unless the low limit screw was not properly adjusted.
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    ^^^ This. Is the derailleur hanger ripped off?...

    ^^^ This.

    Is the derailleur hanger ripped off? Hard to tell from the photo what's going on.
  3. You can add stick on metatarsal pads onto any...

    You can add stick on metatarsal pads onto any footbed / insole. They come in different sizes too.
  4. It was quite a while ago - but I think I just...

    It was quite a while ago - but I think I just pulled the end of the cable through the stop (meaning the end where the cable housing enters the fitting on top of the fork leg) and used the cylindrical...
  5. I had a Reba like that. The unlocked position was...

    I had a Reba like that. The unlocked position was under tension - the locked out position was relaxed/open on the remote. To use it without the remote, I used a short piece of cable to keep it under...
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    That's so sweet of you to give your car to your...

    That's so sweet of you to give your car to your grandpa!
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    http://i43.tinypic.com/mhw5s.jpg

    http://i43.tinypic.com/mhw5s.jpg
  8. My current mtb shoes are a little narrow for my...

    My current mtb shoes are a little narrow for my feet, but otherwise fit well, so I put up with it. If I wear socks that are too thick, my feet go numb. If I overtighten the straps over the metatarsal...
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    More. ...

    More.

    https://www.outsideonline.com/1920596/war-specialized

    I had recalled that Fuji stepped in to the battle but couldn't find support at first. There it is.
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    Specialized uses litigation as a business model....

    Specialized uses litigation as a business model. My favorite of the many lawsuit stories is when they threatened a small bike shop that used "Roubaix" in its name, claiming that Spec owned that word...
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    IIRC there was a suggestion somewhere here to...

    IIRC there was a suggestion somewhere here to stick them inside your rocketbox, to keep stuff from sliding around.
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    Snoochie boochie

    Snoochie boochie
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    Bless your heart!

    Bless your heart!
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    https://ksassets.timeincuk.net/wp/uploads/sites/55...

    https://ksassets.timeincuk.net/wp/uploads/sites/55/2012/12/21PrincePR101210-2.jpg
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    If it's a sing-off, Canada wins this hands down...

    If it's a sing-off, Canada wins this hands down with Sarah McLachlan over this guy from Train.
  16. You were serious about that $500 white Scott shoe...

    You were serious about that $500 white Scott shoe with carbon fiber sheets on the sides?
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    So you're saying that Rudy T should've just...

    So you're saying that Rudy T should've just sucked it up (or rather, spat out the spinal fluid) and returned to the floor to play?

    BI8nVJLHDMo
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    So you're thinking he won't start in Game 6, but...

    So you're thinking he won't start in Game 6, but maybe come off the bench?
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    "Truthiness," as explained 14 years ago: ...

    "Truthiness," as explained 14 years ago:

    http://www.cc.com/video-clips/63ite2/the-colbert-report-the-word---truthiness
  20. ^^^ And they're reasonably priced! ...

    ^^^ And they're reasonably priced!
    ...
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    I am unfamiliar with Split Enz after they went...

    I am unfamiliar with Split Enz after they went gangsta. Can you hum a few bars?
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    I hope you are not planning on boiling that dog.

    I hope you are not planning on boiling that dog.
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    The first rule of Operation Ropeducker is...

    The first rule of Operation Ropeducker is...
  24. Just FYI on that ski bag - ...

    Just FYI on that ski bag -
    ...
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    I'm just waiting for my man Thirty-seven...

    I'm just waiting for my man
    Thirty-seven dollars* in my hand
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    No pardon me sir That's furthest from my mind...

    No pardon me sir
    That's furthest from my mind
    I'm jus looking for a dear dear friend of mine
  27. I hacksawed off the excess length - worked fine. ...

    I hacksawed off the excess length - worked fine. Also for future reference in this thread: I think the poles I got are the "composite" not the full carbon. When I removed the grips, the pole is a...
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    I don't have any extras, but if you are still...

    I don't have any extras, but if you are still looking for a pump mount, I'm using an older version of this Lezyne cage that has an integrated universal pump bracket. Holds the pump with a velcro...
  29. I don't have a pipe cutter. I'll just go with...

    I don't have a pipe cutter. I'll just go with tape + hacksaw like other poles I've trimmed down.

    For future reference for anyone else who picks up some of these poles, the grips pull off the...
  30. You could go buy this "new" Saab: ...

    You could go buy this "new" Saab:

    https://jalopnik.com/the-last-new-saab-with-just-three-miles-on-the-clock-is-1835331052
  31. Thanks everyone - I've trimmed carbon poles...

    Thanks everyone -

    I've trimmed carbon poles before -- using some painter's tape and a fine tooth hacksaw, and cut on the taped portion. Works fine. I have a dremel too, but haven't used that on...
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    I'll forward this to a friend who's looking for a...

    I'll forward this to a friend who's looking for a bike.
  33. I'm pretty sure Royal Shaft is out of business....

    I'm pretty sure Royal Shaft is out of business. Website is down. Google searches show some people searching for replacement baskets and stating that Goode tips + baskets fit them.


    I'll try the...
  34. Buick Regal TourX is most definitely a wagon. And...

    Buick Regal TourX is most definitely a wagon. And since they don't sell that well, massive discounts are available. I think they look great on the outside, insides are a bit cheap.

    VW has its...
  35. Shortening Royal Shaft carbon/composite poles

    I picked up two brand new pairs of Royal Shaft poles at a thrift shop, and will need to shorten them. I've shortened poles before by removing the grip and hacksawing to a suitable length -- same...
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    I wonder if that's because they're some of the...

    I wonder if that's because they're some of the more popular (commonly seen) carbon bars or if they truly are more fragile.

    I've had several Easton carbon bars - I did crack one early one, circa...
  37. Acura TSX wagon would be high on my list for a...

    Acura TSX wagon would be high on my list for a FWD wagon. They came in manual or automatic transmission.
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    Why?

    Why?
  39. Bump for remaining tires

    Bump for remaining tires
  40. :yourock:

    :yourock:
  41. When I searched on this late last year, before...

    When I searched on this late last year, before our Jan trip to Japan, everything I found said yes - JAL does impose that $200 charge. I remember finding a lot of info on Australian ski forum.

    We...
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    I hope this is real. ...

    I hope this is real.

    https://jalopnik.com/pogo-stick-sharing-micro-mobility-company-cangoroo-is-t-1835184447
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    I bet you have a lifetime stash of office...

    I bet you have a lifetime stash of office supplies though.
  44. I think that's the reasoning behind it. Makes...

    I think that's the reasoning behind it. Makes sense. Any climbing steeper than a gentle grade means standing up on SS.
  45. I have 180mm cranks on my SS because that's what...

    I have 180mm cranks on my SS because that's what it came with. Seems fine.



    I have some old Cook Bros Racing cranks that are 176mm. You can really feel the difference between 175 and 176 ! ...
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    I have two Brand X droppers, which is Chain...

    I have two Brand X droppers, which is Chain Reaction's house brand, made by TranzX. No problems on either. A little bit more rotational play in the older one, but not bad, not noticeable while...
  47. FIFY.

    FIFY.
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    Probably in here somewhere already, but... ...

    Probably in here somewhere already, but...

    People who walk around holding cellphone in front of their face, on speaker, having a conversation. Why don't they hold the phone up to their ear (and...
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    Update after adjustments and last night's ride on...

    Update after adjustments and last night's ride on rocks: it is much, much better. Worth keeping, and I'll keep fiddling to see if there are any more incremental improvements to be made.

    Thanks...
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    Thanks Bobby!

    Thanks Bobby!
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