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    So I've been lurking for a while here after not...

    So I've been lurking for a while here after not hanging around at all for a couple years and just had to pipe up here....

    They ban people here now? When the fuck did that happen?
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    Is this true? Like how far south? Wompatuck? Or...

    Is this true? Like how far south? Wompatuck? Or more like ToT on the cape? I've been wondering how far I'd have to go to find rideable dirt

    I work about a mile from Willowdale and it's gonna be a...
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    ^ curious if that's the case. I haven't spent...

    ^ curious if that's the case. I haven't spent much time on any bike with stanchions thicker than 32 so I guess I don't know what I'm missing?

    How much can you really miss the stiffness on a short...
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    +3 on the Revelation. I've got a 2011 Revelation...

    +3 on the Revelation. I've got a 2011 Revelation RLT Ti dual air on my trail bike and it rips. 150 mm travel and is light as hell, something like 3.25 lbs.

    Its on a very similar bike to the 5010...
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    Did a real quick recon mission at LDTF the other...

    Did a real quick recon mission at LDTF the other night. Decided to search for the area referred to here as the downhill area. Was not expecting that many "drainage features" :D Must go back. I still...
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    Yeah the Bruins powerplay has really been all...

    Yeah the Bruins powerplay has really been all kinds of depressing for most of the past few years. Some say it's Julien's fault but I don't buy it. I'm pretty sure he didn't instruct them to go and do...
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    Re-torn ACL or something else?

    Hey there. So I tore my left ACL a while back, reconstructed (patellar autograft) in october/november of 2009. Had a weird incident skiing in February of this year. sort of lost my balance and then...
  8. That was the best part to me. It'd be one thing...

    That was the best part to me. It'd be one thing if it was built with scrap. But to go and buy all that fresh material just to do that with it...
  9. Apologies. Looked quickly and didn't see it....

    Apologies. Looked quickly and didn't see it. Figured it was worth the risk of a repost anyhow.
  10. How Not To Build A Shed: An Illustrated Guide

    Caught a link to this from another forum. Had me literally in tears. Basic story is some guy's landlord started building a shed on the property. Staggering displays of incompetence ensued. The tenant...
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    More info on this?

    More info on this?
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    Took a short walk in LDTF earlier this evening....

    Took a short walk in LDTF earlier this evening. Very rideable, at leasdt the sections near the main entrance where I poked around were. Almost all the snow is gone (95+%) and the trails were mostly...
  13. I have the same fork with a straight steerer. Its...

    I have the same fork with a straight steerer. Its fucking sweet and a steal at this price.
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    Hey james, you wanna come by and fix the creak...

    Hey james, you wanna come by and fix the creak somewhere in my seatpost/saddle? Be my guest, I've given up.
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    Exactly. Nothing too difficult, really. Just...

    Exactly. Nothing too difficult, really. Just extreme consequences for a VERY small mistake. No thanks.
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    Two phrases that seem strange together no? haha ...

    Two phrases that seem strange together no? haha

    Unlike you all I somehow forgot to ride this winter. Rode all last winter but just couldn't get it going this year. Better late than never though....
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    Are you running studs or is it rideable without?

    Are you running studs or is it rideable without?
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    Me as well. Bigger than anything I've hit by a...

    Me as well. Bigger than anything I've hit by a few feet. My cousin dropped it but he lugged an SX Trail out there just to hit it. Not exactly the best bike for the 'dale other than that drop.
  19. Good effort. Lose the brakes and flip and cut...

    Good effort. Lose the brakes and flip and cut your bars for the bullhorn look to complete the costume though.
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    Goddamnit how have I not ridden Highland yet? I...

    Goddamnit how have I not ridden Highland yet? I just feel dumb at this point.
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    Haha I kinda thought the same thing. It's one...

    Haha I kinda thought the same thing. It's one thing when hes 5 but what happens when hes twelve and can already beat dad down the hill?

    Awesome vid though. Highlands FB page says he's 4 and not 5....
  22. Look at that fork! That's one slacked out road...

    Look at that fork! That's one slacked out road bike (track bike)
  23. Marshal wrote a long write up about and was a big...

    Marshal wrote a long write up about and was a big fan of the Vengeance HLR, not sure what the differences are between it and the DLA. Tough to find anyone with many bad things to say about X Fusion...
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    HALP! (X9 Trigger shifter-related)

    So like a moron I've taken my shifter apart and I can't figure out where to seat one end of the coil like spring. There is a little hole over by where the barrel adjuster would be that seems like it...
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    Good advice being doled out here. FOMBA sucks,...

    Good advice being doled out here. FOMBA sucks, Lowell Dracut is pretty sweet, as is Ft Rock. Not sure what maps you've got but the ones from the town of Exeters website are pretty good.
    ...
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    No personal experience but buttah has talked of...

    No personal experience but buttah has talked of some nice riding in the Franconia area. Shoot him a PM or ask the guys at and LBS up there for some knowledge
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    Definitely a good place to start. Pretty much...

    Definitely a good place to start. Pretty much what i did when i bought my bike in spring 2011 (Marin mount vision). Still beating the snot out of it and still smiling. The other great thing about...
  28. I think you'd be hard pressed to tell much of a...

    I think you'd be hard pressed to tell much of a difference at that height. My bike came with a 120 fork and I have a 150 revelation on it lowered to 130. I've noticed no ill effects and will probably...
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    I think the owners of newer reverbs and ks posts...

    I think the owners of newer reverbs and ks posts would disagree with you on that
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    Haven't listened to much of his stuff but I...

    Haven't listened to much of his stuff but I caught a verse of his on this track off Phonte's newest solo album. I'll check him out

    eKLShWay69s
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    Seriously though, how about the guy in the...

    Seriously though, how about the guy in the gorilla suit on the Commencal?
    http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/109/photos/41013/s1600_BT_20120815_untitled_shoot_034_16.jpg?1345102755

    WTF?
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    There are quite a few 7 inch bikes in the...

    There are quite a few 7 inch bikes in the gallery, and a couple 6 inch bikes, even a 5 inch bike or two. Most of them are 8-10 inches of travel though so you gotta recalculate a little on that. And...
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    The guys name seems to be Adolfo Almarza. He's...

    The guys name seems to be Adolfo Almarza. He's actually a double amputee, so prosthetics plural. Pretty fuckin badass.
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    So that's what they mean by "full squish"

    Saw this gallery and thought it was pretty neat.

    http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/The-G-Out-Project-Crankworx-Air-DH-2012,4178/The-G-Out-Project-Specialized-Demo-8,41002/bturman,109
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    Simple really, you try to pump as hard as they do...

    Simple really, you try to pump as hard as they do with a top tube 6 inches under your nuts and see how it goes. To work the bike as much as they do, you need some clearance. The frames are still much...
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    ^ beats the hell out of tire discussions. Purrdy...

    ^ beats the hell out of tire discussions. Purrdy view at the end there. Thanks for posting
  37. Not the LEV but my i950 has performed flawlessly...

    Not the LEV but my i950 has performed flawlessly since I bought it in February. I've stripped it down and cleaned/greased it once since then (it probably didn't even need it). Other than that I just...
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    I can't decide if your use of the wrong "you're"...

    I can't decide if your use of the wrong "you're" was supposed to be ironic...
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    It may help, but it won't stop it. My chain still...

    It may help, but it won't stop it. My chain still rattles against the cage sometimes. If I wanted zero noise from my bike, I'd ride a road bike...
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    Yeah but isn't that e13 for a single ring? Even...

    Yeah but isn't that e13 for a single ring? Even if it does work on doubles, it must cost 3 times as much as a Stinger or chainstay-mounted loop. That ISCG adaptor alone costs the same as the stinger....
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    I run a blackspire stinger (shimano LX cranks...

    I run a blackspire stinger (shimano LX cranks 22-32, blackspire C4 bash) and it works as it should. I don't think I've ever dropped a chain since I've had it. I think the Stinger probably holds the...
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    I don't get that scared on my bike running from...

    I don't get that scared on my bike running from lightning. On a chairlift during some thundersnow though? Terrifying.
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    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_de...

    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=15710

    http://www.treefortbikes.com/product/333222344224/438/Avid-BB7-Pad-Adjuster-Knob.html

    These seem to be what you're looking...
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    By far the best shop I've found in the Boston...

    By far the best shop I've found in the Boston area for in-stock bike selection is JRA in Medford. They have literally 2-3 times (at least) as many mountain bikes assembled on their showroom floor...
  45. Cable/housing is more likely to be the culprit...

    Cable/housing is more likely to be the culprit that the shifters themselves I would think. Replace the housing and cable, or try dropping a little lube down in the housing. Also might want to lube...
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    Im interested in how we're defining that in this...

    Im interested in how we're defining that in this thread. I seem to recall reading that the OPs brakes can be set up to brake perfectly well, but then they might rub a bit. What's the problem exactly?...
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    I'd blame summer, but this is sprockets. So...

    I'd blame summer, but this is sprockets. So shouldn't summer be like winter?
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    Holy shit that was impressive. Obviously Wiggins...

    Holy shit that was impressive. Obviously Wiggins and Froome were going to TT well, but 1-2? With Wiggins taking Froome by 90 seconds! Phil and Paul just can't help but gush over the state of British...
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    That is sweeet. I love the riding around here,...

    That is sweeet. I love the riding around here, but damn I wish we had more (any) vistas like that on my local trails.
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    I know, right? Damn things are a plague out there...

    I know, right? Damn things are a plague out there right now. HP, Willowdale, greenwood, I haven't found anywhere free of them. I'm pretty sure the same half dozen flies followed me for my whole ride...
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