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    Sticky: One of the shops actually offers free/super cheap...

    One of the shops actually offers free/super cheap rentals but we were late to the party and were all spoken for. I hadn't asked about swapping out sizing at the other shop, but with a younger sibling...
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    Sticky: I know this has been discussed recently, but...

    I know this has been discussed recently, but wanted to poll the audience on ski length. My 5yo will be doing a weekly lesson program this winter. He's been on snow the past couple seasons but has...
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    I cannot 100% confirm it won't rub at full...

    I cannot 100% confirm it won't rub at full compression but my memory from researching it a lot in the past is that large frames have more seattube clearance for some reason and that also running the...
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    Sticky: Anyone have a pair of the 19-22 roces idea...

    Anyone have a pair of the 19-22 roces idea adjustable boots? The smaller size worked well for us but need the next size range.

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    Please report back if you (or anyone) goes. Went...

    Please report back if you (or anyone) goes. Went hiking there with kiddos last fall. Covered whatever amount of ground a 2 and 4 yr old can cover in an hour, so didn't see much. But it's in a good...
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    Both a non-mag buddy and I would possibly be...

    Both a non-mag buddy and I would possibly be interested in option 1, assuming there was was a follow-up check-in somewhere along the way.
  7. bump for some price drops.

    bump for some price drops.
  8. Bump. Rock Razor sold, other stuff still...

    Bump. Rock Razor sold, other stuff still available. Feel free to price police if I'm out of line on anything.

    Also looking to sell a barely used Rapha kit. I misunderstood their return policy,...
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    Don't have a code but have some barely used stuff...

    Don't have a code but have some barely used stuff in size medium. I was dumb at thought their classics guarantee applied to core stuff also, but it does not. So have two jerseys and a cargo bib that...
  10. FS: MRP Ribbon Air, DVO Topaz, Sram Code R Brakes, GX Shifter/RD, Stems, Tires, etc

    Through a mix of buying stuff to try out new things, swapping perfectly good gear for old personal preferences and some light hoarding to deal with parts shortages, I am in possession of too much...
  11. Yeah, I'll keep checking ebay. The brown stripe...

    Yeah, I'll keep checking ebay. The brown stripe frame is gonna be tough to come by though.

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  12. Longshot wtb: Smith Prospect sunglasses, brown lens, brown stripe / woodgrain frame

    Lost my favorite sunglasses this week. The frames are discontinued in this color and while getting black frames wouldn't be the worst thing, I like the brown lenses and I don't think they have those...
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    Semolina does the same ball-bearing-esque job but...

    Semolina does the same ball-bearing-esque job but seems to adhere to the dough a lot less (and is also less noticeable even when it does). But with that said, it's all about a confident launch off a...
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    Thanks, that makes me feel a bit better. I may...

    Thanks, that makes me feel a bit better. I may still bring it up with him, but if ~160 max is more reasonable then the 155 avg for the race is not out of line, and knowing that consumer-grade HR...
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    Not a training question per se, but...

    Not a training question per se, but biometric-related. My dad, age 68, is an avid kayaker. His usual deal is to go out and do a 5 mile paddle 3-5x/week, and some of those times he pushes to see if he...
  16. sent a PM as well

    sent a PM as well
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    So I know there is a growing body of research...

    So I know there is a growing body of research that supports sleep as one of the most beneficial recovery tools. I've done my best to adjust some of my habits to encourage better sleep and am at a...
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    I'd definitely be interested in the drink recipe....

    I'd definitely be interested in the drink recipe.

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    Any interest in an MRP Ribbon Air? I did both a...

    Any interest in an MRP Ribbon Air? I did both a oil change and damper bleed at the start of the season. No issues, just switched it up to a Pike because the damper design on the Ribbon is a little...
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    Anyone have a recommendation for a smartphone...

    Anyone have a recommendation for a smartphone mount they would trust on singletrack? I know a Garmin/wahoo/whatever would ultimately be better but I've got an old, small smartphone kicking around...
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    yessss!!! I am #1 in the league right now!

    yessss!!! I am #1 in the league right now!
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    For people with the 2.35 Mezcal... whats the...

    For people with the 2.35 Mezcal... whats the actual size on it? I've read older reviews that the 2.35 was not any bigger than the 2.25 and that the 2.6 is a full-on 2.6 (and won't fit the rear of...
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    Anyone else with Tannus notice an inordinate...

    Anyone else with Tannus notice an inordinate amount of squeaking rubber while riding? I like the ride quality so far but something with the tire/insert combo is noisy.
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    Yeah unfortunately I've got a bar-mount 11-speed...

    Yeah unfortunately I've got a bar-mount 11-speed XT shifter. With as confusing as shimano makes everything, I don't even fully understand whether I could convert it to some flavor or i-spec to use...
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    WTT: Code Rs for Shimano 4-piston Brakes

    I switched back to Shimano shifting and now I can't quite get my controls where I want them. Brakes (SRAM Code Rs) are in great shape. They have not been bled recently, but also don't feel like they...
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    I think my hangup with this is that only one of...

    I think my hangup with this is that only one of my pairs of bibs has a whiz-colored chamois.
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    This reminds of a time another kid didn't want to...

    This reminds of a time another kid didn't want to play trucks with my 3yo and I had to explain to him "Different people like different things, and that's okay." A friend overhead me and said "I think...
  28. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Tire held air overnight with minimal/no pressure...

    Tire held air overnight with minimal/no pressure loss. This would make more sense to me had even a small amount of air been leaking at the valve, but as much as I like understanding what's going on...
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    I'm not using special valves, but that is because...

    I'm not using special valves, but that is because Tannus is not supposed to require them. It's possible I didn't get the little vent holes lined up, though I tried my best to make sure I did
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    Well this was certainly a new one for me.. I...

    Well this was certainly a new one for me..
    I pulled out the valve core so I could add some sealant without breaking the bead and.... air did not come out. Put a spoke down through the valve itself,...
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    Riddle me this... Installed a recently...

    Riddle me this...

    Installed a recently acquired, lightly used tire on a newly taped wheel. Final installation include a Tannus tubeless insert, but installed the tire without the insert and...
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    The trails at Gore (or technically the North...

    The trails at Gore (or technically the North Creek ski bowl) will not be ready by then. But if next week is warm-ish and dry-ish, there will be stuff ready to go down here in Saratoga and also maybe...
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    I've got an Arch MK3 wheelset, pm me for details

    I've got an Arch MK3 wheelset, pm me for details
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    Maybe this has already been asked, but how does...

    Maybe this has already been asked, but how does weight lifting fit into a polarized, cycling-focused training plan? Also, most of my workout windows are short, an hour or less.

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    I am very interested in this as well. I have had...

    I am very interested in this as well. I have had many many rides cut short due to cramps, and most were not even particularly long rides. For me it is usually a case of too many hard/sprint efforts...
  36. WTT: Strafe Silver Queen Jacket, Medium for Small

    My wife has a Strafe Silver Queen jacket from a few years back. She really likes it but was waffling between a medium and small and kept the medium, knowing it was probably too big. She's decided...
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    If it's a 29x2.4 maxxterra, I might be interested...

    If it's a 29x2.4 maxxterra, I might be interested

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    Ticketchecker (or smmokan if your wheels have...

    Ticketchecker (or smmokan if your wheels have arrived already)... Did you have to pay any import duties on the nobl wheels? I'm trying to figure out that part of the equation and keep getting...
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    One last-ditch effort trick if you've got a pizza...

    One last-ditch effort trick if you've got a pizza that sticks to a peel (wooden or otherwise). Lift up the edge of the dough somewhere that isn't stuck (or isn't stuck as bad as the rest) and blow...
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    After all three of the shops in my town didn't...

    After all three of the shops in my town didn't have a standard chainring bolt, I don't count on them to have anything aside from a tube on short notice (and even then, I'm only assuming it's any old...
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    Straight pull vs j-bend hubs. I know a lot of...

    Straight pull vs j-bend hubs. I know a lot of people think straight pull are dumb, but... Why exactly? I'm trying to choose specifics for a wheel build and straight pull seems like an easy way to...
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    That's a solid tip Sent from my Pixel 3a...

    That's a solid tip


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    Question about generic boost adapters/spacers...

    Question about generic boost adapters/spacers (like those produced by Problem Solvers or available thru ebay from someone with a machine shop, etc). They would be put to use on a Hunt hub, which I...
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    Maybe my car isn't as fancy as yours, but if I...

    Maybe my car isn't as fancy as yours, but if I set the temp dial to the highest/hottest setting, it puts out warmer air than if I leave it in the middle. And big surprise, that warmer air helps the...
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    Might also be a function of gripping too tightly....

    Might also be a function of gripping too tightly. I get pain/numbness often and it is usually worse when I'm not riding as relaxed as I should be. No easy fix for that other than constantly reminded...
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    Another vote for Works. A little fiddly to...

    Another vote for Works. A little fiddly to install, but otherwise great.
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    Yeah I'd be interested. I don't have a ton of...

    Yeah I'd be interested. I don't have a ton of time to train and also try to stay fairly well rounded for everyday activities, so it'd be great having a little more info about how to maximize the...
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    Another fairly cheap option is boot gloves. On...

    Another fairly cheap option is boot gloves. On colder days you can put chemical warmers between the boot glove and the boot itself. Space isn't an issue so you can use the hand warmers, which are...
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    +1 for Fitness Blender. Found their stuff 5 or 6...

    +1 for Fitness Blender. Found their stuff 5 or 6 years ago and have been doing a few workouts a week ever since. It's one of the few things I can recommend basically unconditionally to anyone looking...
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    Have you tried flipping the saddle clamp on the...

    Have you tried flipping the saddle clamp on the seatpost to give it a slight forward offset (or to be more accurate, slightly more forward support for a saddle that is being run slammed forward)? Not...
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