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    I stopped the xc skiing about 10 yrs ago and just...

    I stopped the xc skiing about 10 yrs ago and just ski toured but I'm thinking the stuff I got is still current enough/ usable
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    So I been out of it for awhile ? am I to...

    So I been out of it for awhile ? am I to understand SNS has been replaced by NNN ?

    cuz I'm all in on the SNS
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    Ater years of the shitty irons I bought a Toko...

    Ater years of the shitty irons I bought a Toko with the led-temperature readout and I have never regretted buying the best iron, also great for re-gluing climbing skins
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    Yeah my ex wife would cut herself and was better...

    Yeah my ex wife would cut herself and was better off with dull knives, entirely blowing the sharp-knife-is- safer theory out of the water
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    that spending frenzy "cuz we have to" is called...

    that spending frenzy "cuz we have to" is called march Madness around here in the gov
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    bummer, I bet you can see where it was hitting...

    bummer, I bet you can see where it was hitting that hook ever time you used the zipper

    i don't think there is any way to have that zip replaced

    Instead of using the hippie chrome what you...
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    yeah hot boxing has usualy been a plywood box...

    yeah hot boxing has usualy been a plywood box lined with aluminium foil with some incandesant bulbs/ fixtures screwed to the top for gentle heat, I've never bother to do it or have it done,

    the...
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    small tip on xc boots zipper fail on salomon...

    small tip on xc boots

    zipper fail on salomon xc ski boots, the zip separates and it appears to be from where the zip crosses/ rubs against one of the slightly protruding lace hooks under the...
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    Yup, Shoo goo/ aqua seal/ freesole/ seam grip its...

    Yup, Shoo goo/ aqua seal/ freesole/ seam grip its all liquid Ureathane in various consistancies
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    those look like the intution product with a...

    those look like the intution product with a different label

    https://intuitionliners.com/product-category/casual/
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    BTW for all of you birkenstock wearing hippies...

    BTW for all of you birkenstock wearing hippies you can keep the cork sole in shape with this product from birkenstock
    ...
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    thats right up there with the gender reveal...

    thats right up there with the gender reveal parties which I don't get either

    I'm just suprised and happy for anyone who has managed to stay married for another year
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    Yeah covid affected supply chains for all kinds...

    Yeah covid affected supply chains for all kinds of new products so i imagine that also means XC gear

    but I was specificaly talking about a trend i've noticed for USED gear in the last 25 yrs of...
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    Yup, I have never tapped anything but I do...

    Yup, I have never tapped anything but I do chamfer the top of the hole which prevents the Volcano's,

    I do it by hand with a 3/8ths bit, it doesnt take much to remove a little of the top sheet...
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    On Birks The cork sole usually cracks at the ball...

    On Birks The cork sole usually cracks at the ball of the foot and of course where neanderthal walk on the back lip

    I deconstructed/ reconstructed a pair, i found out there is a layer of fabric...
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    I bought boots from them back in the day and the...

    I bought boots from them back in the day and the boots were delivered to northern BC in < 4 days,

    products shipped from TP.com are just a daily courier ride into Toulouse which is a major...
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    She told me compliance was the only dept in the...

    She told me compliance was the only dept in the HSBC that was growing and she did really well

    She seen a lot of the transfer of $ to get it out of the PRC, it was really easy to pull a report...
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    From what i seen going to ski swaps for alot of...

    From what i seen going to ski swaps for alot of years at least around here I think its got much harder to find used gear than it was in the past, it looks to me like there is just less of it to the...
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    My sister worked for HSBC in bank compliance and...

    My sister worked for HSBC in bank compliance and over the years she seen a lot of money come into Canada from the PRC ( basiclay money laundering ) and HSBC didn't do anything to stop it

    So the...
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    i wonder what has allowed bike companies to do...

    i wonder what has allowed bike companies to do 29'ers for smaller people ... steeper seat tube angles ?
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    well there was a deductible so the plan wouldn't...

    well there was a deductible so the plan wouldn't have covered the whole 200-300, that first set was back in the day 1983-ish and I got the others over the years

    Now in retirement the plan just...
  22. Thread: Ukraine

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    Since you fucking Americans are always a month...

    Since you fucking Americans are always a month late cooking the turkey it means you got to celebrate T-giving twice that year

    yeah so if you have ever chauffeured the infamous Lee Lau you would...
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    I got 3 pair of 300$ custom molded orthotics on...

    I got 3 pair of 300$ custom molded orthotics on my extended benfits HC plan and I got the Soles,

    I have put one of each in my boots SO sole vs custom, at end of day I don't remember which was...
  24. Thread: Pickleball

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    Its no suprise to me that they call a rally ...

    Its no suprise to me that they call a rally

    Dinking
  25. Thread: Ask the experts

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    when I swapped the chain ring (30 to 28) on my...

    when I swapped the chain ring (30 to 28) on my Yeti I got the Affect crank off by holding the bike off the floor by the chainring and gently tapping the spindle with a ballpeen, it didn't take much,...
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    do you want to be right or do you want to be...

    do you want to be right or do you want to be happy ?
  27. i don't understand how you could acknowledge...

    i don't understand how you could acknowledge anyone with skis < 180 ?
  28. Thread: Antiwork

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    I went out with a gal who worked the spare board...

    I went out with a gal who worked the spare board at CN and she spent a good 2 hrs a day figuring out how to game the system and not work

    A lot of fire fighters have extra trades like electrician/...
  29. When i was buying/ fitting pwrwraps I asked the...

    When i was buying/ fitting pwrwraps I asked the fitter at the Intuition factory out let in Vangroovy about the Scarpa liner and he said Intuition made it to Scarpa specs

    so i take that to mean...
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    I live in a rail road town, i know lots of old/...

    I live in a rail road town, i know lots of old/ new/ retired train drivers and its pretty much this ^^

    They make lots of money if you go by the rail yard which is 2 blocks away there are lots...
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    setting preload adj before tightening the stem...

    setting preload adj before tightening the stem bolts is all the top cap does, once the stem bolts are torked you could even take the cap off and theoreticaly and the stem should hold the bearing adj...
  32. I think maybe you look like a fucking genius ...

    I think maybe you look like a fucking genius

    until you look like a clown
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    well yer take away might be this is not...

    well yer take away might be

    this is not rocket biology
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    Rain/ snow/ cold, a Pogie works well for...

    Rain/ snow/ cold, a Pogie works well for whatever temp you throw at it ime

    Right now I just use some BD alpine ski gloves but if i was really going to ride in the shit

    IME pogies are the...
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    No, the boot has a mark and the ski has a mark so...

    No, the boot has a mark and the ski has a mark so you should check using a T square

    I think this is something really simple you could check before drilling all the holes and wondering WTF you did...
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    everyone knows they can check template accuracy...

    everyone knows they can check template accuracy by putting the actual fucking binding on top of the paper to make sure the holes are in the right spot ?
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    just get one of your illegals to shovel the snow

    just get one of your illegals to shovel the snow
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    I had some skin scraps on the rests but i removed...

    I had some skin scraps on the rests but i removed them cuz I really didnt see much % in protecting a surface that was going to get the shit beat out of it

    but look at that pic and tell me if i...
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    436452 A quick n dirty ski tuning jig ^^ on a...

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    A quick n dirty ski tuning jig ^^ on a quick n dirty work bench made from a water bed i found in the crawl space of my suite, which is why its finished

    the top surface is wide enough to ...
  40. Thread: No more LSAT

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    Lee Lau & L Hutz would joke about triple billing...

    Lee Lau & L Hutz would joke about triple billing but I don't think they were kidding
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    How about dangerous or sketchy stunts ? There are...

    How about dangerous or sketchy stunts ? There are lots of them from the old days and the gov is asking that they be taken down
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    wondering the same, i guess its easy for them to...

    wondering the same, i guess its easy for them to follow TGR at work, essentially double billing
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    as I pointed out to buddy, I can buy the gear,...

    as I pointed out to buddy, I can buy the gear, train, ski & bike harder

    you otoh will still be a lawyer
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    I hope it was leather or at least some kind of...

    I hope it was leather or at least some kind of shit proof material
  45. I used to ski with an appliance repair guy so i...

    I used to ski with an appliance repair guy so i picked his brain on the chair ride, he said for M/C not washing very well first off the water has to be hot enough so the 1st thing he would do is...
  46. Frank Zappa had a song about carnal knowledge of...

    Frank Zappa had a song about carnal knowledge of german appliances and he never jokes
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    IME collars or a ductape mark will slip BUT you...

    IME collars or a ductape mark will slip BUT you can drill thru a 1.5" piece of wood and slip the bit up/down in the chuck so you only get the amount of drill bit you need, drill thru the center of...
  48. Yup I keep 2 sets of appliances running in my...

    Yup I keep 2 sets of appliances running in my duplex, 25yr old appliances are pretty easy to fix probably cuz they aren't very smart and its almost never the electronics that fucks up its something...
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    yes, I been there , so quit being a cheap fuck,...

    yes, I been there , so quit being a cheap fuck, resist the urge to try and make a boot do more than one thing well

    so buy a great alpine boot and buy a great touring boot of the size & stiffness...
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    Expediting for a ski hut the pole I seen the most...

    Expediting for a ski hut the pole I seen the most often loaded into the helo was the flicklock, those people were obviously just trying to act badass
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