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    It's a single speed with rim brakes. There's no...

    It's a single speed with rim brakes. There's no functional difference which side it's on.

    I'd keep it on the wrong side just to give bike dorks an aneurysm.
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    On the non drive in the rear because it makes...

    On the non drive in the rear because it makes sense to keep it away from the derailleur. On the drive in the front because it makes sense to keep it away from the disc brake. Having it next to the...
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    I haven't explored it (it's on my to do list),...

    I haven't explored it (it's on my to do list), but it sounds like there's a bunch of fun stuff around Thompson Falls. Not sure if it's been cleared yet this year.

    Alpine rides in the flathead...
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    That'd be tough around here. There are quite a...

    That'd be tough around here. There are quite a few popular trails that aren't system trails. But they're not really "illegal" - a bunch of those trails have been around for decades. Everyone...
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    Huh. Interesting. Are any other user groups...

    Huh. Interesting. Are any other user groups singled out for off trail travel? Like, can you hike on an illegal trail, but not bike on it?
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    I notice the difference and prefer 170's. The...

    I notice the difference and prefer 170's. The slightly smaller circle just feels a little more normal to me, but mostly I like having more pedal clearance.

    I've experimented with 165, 170, 175,...
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    Maybe, but I think that'd actually be a somewhat...

    Maybe, but I think that'd actually be a somewhat significant change in how bikes are managed. Currently, I don't know of any rule requiring bikes to stay on trails (system or otherwise). I believe...
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    Cutting slots in a conduit works, although not...

    Cutting slots in a conduit works, although not nearly as well as a real remover since the conduit metal isn't very springy, so it doesn't do a good job of expanding once in the head tube. But if...
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    Yeah, I believe the travel plan rule only...

    Yeah, I believe the travel plan rule only requires addressing motorized uses. I'm just speculating here since they make it sound like there will be some aspect of route designation for pedal bikes. ...
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    I don't think the forest service wants to kick...

    I don't think the forest service wants to kick bikes out. They want something that's legally defensible and generally makes sense. But they also know that various wilderness groups aren't shy...
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    That sounds like they're sorta kicking the can...

    That sounds like they're sorta kicking the can down the road. Seems like they're skipping the RWA designation (which is a win), but it also sounds like they're leaving it open for a fight in the...
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    Kinda depends how good you want it to look. ...

    Kinda depends how good you want it to look. Rattle can is fine if your standards are low.
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    I don't get it either. I don't really race much...

    I don't get it either. I don't really race much anymore, but when I did, it was only nominally to see how I'd actually do compared to others in my class. I knew where I stacked up, and I more or...
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    Oh, definitely. Even if strava pulls the...

    Oh, definitely. Even if strava pulls the segment after a week or two, it's worth it.
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    The obvious solution is to create a new segment...

    The obvious solution is to create a new segment there and name it "DH Bro Brah is a douche"
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    White room- don't sweat it too much. I remember...

    White room- don't sweat it too much. I remember when the realization set in that I was old and slow. You'll come to grips with it.
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    If you want to produce the least number of frames...

    If you want to produce the least number of frames sizes, that's a good plan. If you want your bikes to actually fit well for the majority of riders, it's a bad plan.
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    That thing definitely falls in to the category of...

    That thing definitely falls in to the category of "Cool... but why?"

    There's been a bunch of bikes that have come out this year that are kind of interesting in a materials / engineering kind of...
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    I'm just impressed that the dumpster fire that is...

    I'm just impressed that the dumpster fire that is bike radar actually produced something with worthwhile information.
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    This, X1000. Pisses me off every time I look at...

    This, X1000. Pisses me off every time I look at a bike I'm always between sizes despite being right at the top of the bell curve of averageness.

    But yeah, I don't have anything useful to tell you...
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    Tannus Armor is sort of that. While there is...

    Tannus Armor is sort of that.

    While there is a use for it, it's definitely not as good as a normal tubeless setup, with or without CC.
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    I find that the logic behind needing a backpack...

    I find that the logic behind needing a backpack is kind of circular. If I wear a backpack, I get way hotter, which means I drink way more water, which means I need to carry a bigger pack. If I run...
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    It's not really cost effective even if your time...

    It's not really cost effective even if your time doesn't have value.

    Unless you are extremely particular about the parts on the bike, it's almost always cheaper to buy something complete.
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    I run mine with a 2.5 L bladder (+ a bottle on...

    I run mine with a 2.5 L bladder (+ a bottle on the frame, if needed). Works fine, and I think it'd still be good with 3L. It's much more stable than a regular fanny pack because of the shoulder...
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    Get a henty enduro pack. Wears more or less...

    Get a henty enduro pack. Wears more or less like a fanny pack, but will carry 3 liters plus food.
  26. I was assuming she has a prosthetic left foot.

    I was assuming she has a prosthetic left foot.
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    Aggressor comes in a double down too.

    Aggressor comes in a double down too.
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    Probably pretty cheap, as long as you're willing...

    Probably pretty cheap, as long as you're willing to buy 100 of them.
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    Measure the bottom bracket height unsagged and...

    Measure the bottom bracket height unsagged and then sagged. Use calculus to determine the leverage ratio of your suspension at your desired sagged percentage, then divide the difference in your...
  30. Thread: $600 a week

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    Agreed. But there's a lot of small businesses...

    Agreed.

    But there's a lot of small businesses that are struggling right now, and struggles with employees aren't helping anything.

    In the short term, we want individuals to start afloat. ...
  31. Thread: $600 a week

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    As best I can tell, part of the problem is that...

    As best I can tell, part of the problem is that the unemployment office is all of a sudden swamped with claims and they're doing everything they can to make sure people are getting their checks. ...
  32. You could probably pick up a small box trailer...

    You could probably pick up a small box trailer for $3k or so. Keep the cute SUV, throw the kids and dogs in the trailer.
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    Ward could be his middle name. Leaves the...

    Ward could be his middle name. Leaves the options open.
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    I've had success with getting discounts at a...

    I've had success with getting discounts at a small, local appliance store. They know they're up against the big box stores, and they're more flexible in putting together a deal.
  35. Buddy of mine has a Nissan NV. It looks kind of...

    Buddy of mine has a Nissan NV. It looks kind of comically big, but for your situation it might actually make sense. It seems like it bridges the gap between a minivan and a full size 15 passenger...
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    Approximately 20 more fun.

    Approximately 20 more fun.
  37. Thread: Which Wagon?

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    Bought a '17 A4 Allroad today. Was perusing...

    Bought a '17 A4 Allroad today. Was perusing craigslist for a minivan for the wife (per the other big-ish suv thread) and came across the allroad for a decent price. Still looking for the minivan,...
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    These days, not really important at all.

    Originally, all of the "named" suspension designs had a specific, coherent goal that they tried to achieve. These days, pretty much all of the designs...
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    Heh.

    Heh.
  40. Oof. That's the kind of mileage I get in my...

    Oof. That's the kind of mileage I get in my truck with 3000 lbs of camper in the bed.
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    I think the sidewall support thing varies a lot...

    I think the sidewall support thing varies a lot with the trails you ride.

    In sandier locations that don't have much for on camber corners, I don't find that I can corner all that hard - the tire...
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    Swine flu is a good mellower option. Greatest...

    Swine flu is a good mellower option.

    Greatest hits (for me at least) would be up gorby, down verboten, up to project 9, down that, then up stove / mushroom head / lactic ridge, down slunt to...
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    If you load your ride into trailforks, it'll give...

    If you load your ride into trailforks, it'll give you that (although your vert won't really be comparable to strava since trailforks calculates it differently).
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    (A) and probably (B). Some tires seep more than...

    (A) and probably (B). Some tires seep more than others. Adding a little sealant can help.
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    That's funny. I've had similar issues - some...

    That's funny.

    I've had similar issues - some weird corner that I fix to make the trail flow a little better. Random people undo the fix and resurrect the old route. Eventually, it just becomes a...
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    If you want to be sure, just pull the valve core...

    If you want to be sure, just pull the valve core out.
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    GXP just had the wavy washer for bearing preload,...

    GXP just had the wavy washer for bearing preload, which wasn't great.

    The shimanos at least had the bearing preload via the non drive crank clamp, which worked well.

    But yeah, 30mm spindle is...
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    I can hear it creaking through my computer screen.

    I can hear it creaking through my computer screen.
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    He should get a 29er in an XL. Jeffsy geo...

    He should get a 29er in an XL.

    Jeffsy geo isn't all that stretched out by modern standards. I'm 5'9" and could easily ride a large.

    Big wheels roll over stuff better, are more forgiving,...
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    When was that? It was all clear ~2 weeks ago.

    When was that? It was all clear ~2 weeks ago.
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