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  1. I wouldn't doubt it will be appliance-esque --...

    I wouldn't doubt it will be appliance-esque -- it'll have a CVT transmission.

    OTOH, that kind of fuel economy is compelling. The plug-in range is such that I could do nearly all my driving...
  2. Toyota RAV4 Prime - plug in AWD hybrid

    A contender for my next vehicle: 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime, AWD, 302 hp, plug-in hybrid -- 39 miles on battery alone. Curious what the real world highway MPG will be -- the current non-plug-in hybrid...
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    Dibs. And what sort of expensive gear are we...

    Dibs.

    And what sort of expensive gear are we talking here?
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    Thanks everyone - sounds like the knockoffs are...

    Thanks everyone - sounds like the knockoffs are OK generally. I don't ride that much in winter once there's actual snowpack -- but some $20 pogies would help extend the riding season while waiting...
  5. One of the recent arrivals who didn't even bother...

    One of the recent arrivals who didn't even bother to pick a user name, just got one assigned by the matrix. It'll be something like m2845. If all their posts are in gear swap trying to score deals,...
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    Recommendations for cheap pogies?

    Amazon has a bunch of manufacturers of cheap pogies for around $20-25. Anyone here have some of the cheap ones - and likes, dislikes, sizing comments?

    Example:...
  7. Awesome offer to the community. May I suggest...

    Awesome offer to the community.

    May I suggest that you wait a few days and see what responses you get - and pick someone worthy, not some m series JONG who jumps on it?

    FWIW 315 BSL is usually...
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    I think we are on the same page on this. Grad...

    I think we are on the same page on this.

    Grad programs that don't provide a needed level of education or certification to do the job (like med school to be a doctor) are the ones I think are most...
  9. 10-yr necro thread JONG bump. Has Rontele...

    10-yr necro thread JONG bump.

    Has Rontele managed to get the bodily fluids off his floor by now?
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    I'm with you on the first point, and that's my...

    I'm with you on the first point, and that's my main problem with the idea of forgiving all student loan debt. If I lived frugally, worked part time to minimize debt, and paid back my loans, I'm...
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    You can get a hitch mount spare tire carrier and...

    You can get a hitch mount spare tire carrier and avoid run flats:

    https://www.amazon.com/CURT-31006-Hitch-Mounted-Spare-Mount/dp/B0009YIE1O

    You could probably also just get a Jeep Wrangler...
  12. I have the stem that came on my GT Grade - IIRC...

    I have the stem that came on my GT Grade - IIRC 120mm, 31.8 handlebar size, black, but i don't remember the rise/drop. Do you want 15-20* of rise or drop? (this may make a difference in whether...
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    Send them to me? (what do they look like?)

    Send them to me? (what do they look like?)
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    As a GenX-er, I agree. But we hashed all this...

    As a GenX-er, I agree.

    But we hashed all this out in some other thread, where the topic of gargantuan student loans came up, and there were many willing to defend going into $100K+ student loan...
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    I have that same tool still too. It's now part...

    I have that same tool still too. It's now part of my touring bike tool kit -- except I don't carry the crank bolt socket any more.
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    Slooooow pitch...

    Slooooow pitch...
  17. 1. The last time that you went...

    1. The last time that you went skiing/snowboarding, who did you go with? (friends, family, just myself, strangers, etc.)

    About twenty. I got me a Chrysler - it's as big as a whale.

    2. Have you...
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    I have a Makita corded angle grinder that is...

    I have a Makita corded angle grinder that is about 25 years old, and works great. Sounds like their cordless tools may not be to the same standards.

    Anyway, I think I'm going to keep my pile of...
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    That Makita package looks nice. Hmm... On...

    That Makita package looks nice.

    Hmm...

    On the way home, I stopped by Lowe's and picked up some clearance Hitachi/ Metabo: got a brushless Sawzall, drill/driver with two batteries, and impact...
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    Thanks for that heads up on Hitachi! Tempting...

    Thanks for that heads up on Hitachi! Tempting...
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    That's kind of what I figured re: buying into a...

    That's kind of what I figured re: buying into a family of tools/batteries.

    I don't need the larger yard tools as part of the cordless family, since I have a gas powered blower, string trimmer, and...
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    If I just go with a driver, Lowe's has this...

    If I just go with a driver, Lowe's has this Dewalt brushless on sale for $99. This is really all I need -- but I could justify a need/want for a nicer drill and a non-shitty sawzall......
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    Bump, as I am looking at the many Black Friday...

    Bump, as I am looking at the many Black Friday sales on cordless tools. I have corded tools I like (circular saw, two angle grinders, Dremel, saber saw), one I don't use much (drill), and one cheap...
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    HELOCs can be called by the lender, and...

    HELOCs can be called by the lender, and anecdotally, I have read that this occurred during the financial crisis years. Something to consider, anyway.

    Re: bi-monthly payments -- for anyone...
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    ^^^ All very good points. I am not advocating...

    ^^^ All very good points. I am not advocating prepayment above all else, certainly, but a paid off house is nice.
  26. Just hang it on your shoulder - perhaps on the...

    Just hang it on your shoulder - perhaps on the seatbelt strap - like Idris Elba in Hobbs and Shaw.
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    To the point about refinancing in order to get a...

    To the point about refinancing in order to get a lower rate on a 15-yr term-

    Run the numbers first on an amortization calculator online, and see if you would save enough to make the refi costs (to...
  28. Sometimes you just gotta say "that ski is trash,"...

    Sometimes you just gotta say "that ski is trash," and move on. IMHO this is one of those times.
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    X-whatever on the Aeffect -- 24mm spindle that...

    X-whatever on the Aeffect -- 24mm spindle that will fit your existing Shimano BB.

    If your BB is worn out too, then perhaps consider a SRAM direct mount crank + BB.
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    YMMV on the chain lube. Drivetrains on bikes I...

    YMMV on the chain lube. Drivetrains on bikes I maintain last forever, but I live in a desert and very very rarely ride in wet or mud. I'll also pull off chains 2-3 times per season and soak in...
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    Walmart in Reno is your solution. $1.78/ gallon. ...

    Walmart in Reno is your solution. $1.78/ gallon. Bought some yesterday.
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    ^^^ RE dry lube - I've been using this for years,...

    ^^^ RE dry lube - I've been using this for years, living in Reno with dusty trails all summer. It used to be available at Lowe's, but YMMV on that - I just get it from Amazon now. I use the spray...
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    I had fun watching it and making fun of all the...

    I had fun watching it and making fun of all the idiotic things done:

    -discussion of super secret classified material in coffee shop with guy you just met? Sure!
    -black ops night time mission on...
  34. ^^^ If you don't need a true winter tire, you...

    ^^^ If you don't need a true winter tire, you could consider doing a second set - but making that second set just another all terrain or all season with good snow characteristics. This is what we do...
  35. To the OP - you said this MTB will be for your...

    To the OP - you said this MTB will be for your kid, who is currently 12. Do you know for sure that he will take good care of the bike, if you spring for a $2K-ish full suspension?

    From my...
  36. "it will be ridden to school (not worried about...

    "it will be ridden to school (not worried about frame theft as much as damage, but still don't want super high value kit hanging on the thing)"

    Bikes I'd suggest for riding to school and locking...
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    It's like a conehead became Ribbed For Her...

    It's like a conehead became Ribbed For Her Pleasure.

    https://i.imgur.com/LClsnx7.jpg
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    #maga ?

    #maga ?
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    I ski old Salomon dating back to 977 era,...

    I ski old Salomon dating back to 977 era, whenever that was... 1990?
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    I have it in 3D. No, it was a polite request...

    I have it in 3D.

    No, it was a polite request from Blister -- I think just to keep stuff they created (content) on their page if possible, rather than being reposted elsewhere. An advertiser click...
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    We have an LG gas oven/range combo (a standard...

    We have an LG gas oven/range combo (a standard size "drop in") that came with the house, and is about 10 years old now. It's running on propane. 5-burner range, with the middle burner a large oval...
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    PSA for anyone out west who wants to try out...

    PSA for anyone out west who wants to try out RV-ing for cheap -- before committing to buying anything, or paying for an expensive rental, how does $1 per day sound?
    ...
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    If you want to use a FM adapter to get an aux in...

    If you want to use a FM adapter to get an aux in jack, take a look at the ones that T into the FM radio antenna cable. It'll be a much cleaner signal than the ones that transmit over radio waves.
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    IMHO if it's an easily replaceable OEM head unit...

    IMHO if it's an easily replaceable OEM head unit that is just a single or double DIN size, you are doing yourself a disservice by keeping the OEM unit instead of going aftermarket. OEM stereos that...
  45. Ooh. I want those. Sending PM...

    Ooh. I want those. Sending PM...
  46. I vote for Squaw as having the most aggro lift...

    I vote for Squaw as having the most aggro lift lines.
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    Below is the entirety of the Blister article,...

    Below is the entirety of the Blister article, except for the hotlinks to prior Blister pages on DPS skis:

    Edited to be just a link to Blisters website, which contains the statement from DPS and...
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    There are lots of aftermarket car stereos with...

    There are lots of aftermarket car stereos with aux in, Bluetooth for phone or audio streaming, and USB connections. So unless your used car has an unreplaceable head unit...
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    I change my vote to this.

    I change my vote to this.
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    Drake Powderworks Skis, I think.

    Drake Powderworks Skis, I think.
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