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  1. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Of course. And for precision without noise I do...

    Of course. And for precision without noise I do like a nice computer model. Still and all, the rubber eventually meets the trail. And whereas US Postal riders were very good at agreeing with one...
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    Because this one is not patented and can be made...

    Because this one is not patented and can be made by anyone with the ability. Notice how much it cost? You want an omicron version? A factory in Africa? Start a kickstarter.
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    All but my mood, man! And likewise. Tylenol...

    All but my mood, man! And likewise. Tylenol issues subsiding?
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    For the cockapoos who can't be bothered to do...

    For the cockapoos who can't be bothered to do their own research, read this before any more whining about a lack of American efforts to vaccinate the world:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corbevax
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    Avatar checks out. No disrespect to the...

    Avatar checks out.

    No disrespect to the roadies, but the key difference is that they ride together, chatting it up and reinforcing each other's opinions. I'm gonna go ahead and trust that joetron...
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    I'm with you on that, within some margin of...

    I'm with you on that, within some margin of error. There's also the issue of spokes (number, angle and tension), which if you're like me is not nearly as easy to note and account for as tires. But as...
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    Thanks for that. When you say noticeably less...

    Thanks for that. When you say noticeably less deflection, what do you mean by that? Like the bike stayed on line through bumps better, or ?
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    Yesterday you promised me a 6 month window. How...

    Yesterday you promised me a 6 month window. How am I supposed to know what to do if you researchers keep changing your minds all the time??
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    Did you already try just flipping the shock to...

    Did you already try just flipping the shock to check leg clearance?

    Guessing how overbuilt that spot is is complicated by not knowing the way the composite is laid up there. I don't do enough of...
  10. Thread: Goin' to Hawaii

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    Do they offer those socks in white? Maybe with a...

    Do they offer those socks in white? Maybe with a couple stripes? I could be convinced by a couple stripes.
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    Aziz Ansari: Nightclub Comedian is a pretty...

    Aziz Ansari: Nightclub Comedian is a pretty timely set.
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    Like that. Perfect!

    Like that. Perfect!
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    I caught your meaning. I'm saying you're wrong,...

    I caught your meaning. I'm saying you're wrong, that's just a version of the same. And by revealing your ignorance on a meaningless topic on the internet you've exposed yourself to ultimate judgment....
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    Never is a very long time. Looks like your...

    Never is a very long time. Looks like your travels have not been all inclusive. Sad. Pissing contest lost.
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    The quality of irony is not strained. Is...

    The quality of irony is not strained.

    Is localism any different from another cultural attribute? Dress codes and materialism stand in for race and class just fine, but if you can't find another...
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    Mind blowing. WTF is Bromontana? This just begs...

    Mind blowing. WTF is Bromontana? This just begs for a good meming.

    GL seano!
  17. Thread: Goin' to Hawaii

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    Aren't those for people who want to feel good...

    Aren't those for people who want to feel good about stepping on coral?
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    x2. Right down to the chacos.

    x2. Right down to the chacos.
  19. Thread: Ask the experts

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    If you're over-leaning the bike, yeah. I think...

    If you're over-leaning the bike, yeah. I think their whole concept was based on road tires where that risk is common and encourages over-leaning the rider instead of the wheel (marketing-speak-wise,...
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    Ok, I definitely skipped a step, let me see if I...

    Ok, I definitely skipped a step, let me see if I can fill it in. Think of the rim as a beam that's being held in position (mostly) at the middle*. As you push on one end of it the beam flexes all...
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    Nonsense. I'll say that all day long and twice on...

    Nonsense. I'll say that all day long and twice on Sunday. Idaho is mediocre and the only thing most of the state has going for it is being less crowded due to its mediocrity. Crowded and mediocre is...
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    If you're selling more than a few of these things...

    If you're selling more than a few of these things you can afford to do a lot of engineering (both design and manufacturing) to bring the piece price down. The cost advantage of open section rims is...
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    It's definitely that kind of convo. But forget...

    It's definitely that kind of convo. But forget the SRAM claim and think about which way the force is actually applied when you over-lean. Less torsional rigidity doesn't actually keep the rim flat to...
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    Point of order: it's 10th grade reading. It's 6th...

    Point of order: it's 10th grade reading. It's 6th grade math.

    Shoe shine boys do always have the hottest stock tips, though.
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    Yeah, and snark about the ad copy aside, the real...

    Yeah, and snark about the ad copy aside, the real world is definitely the question. On further reflection (and ignoring their plan to keep the rim flatter to the ground) there may very well be...
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    Let's just keep it concise, shall we?

    Let's just keep it concise, shall we?
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    Would those be these? "Zipp’s 3ZERO MOTO...

    Would those be these?

    "Zipp’s 3ZERO MOTO carbon 27.5 and 29 enduro/trail wheelset is inspired by moto to provide riders with the control and durability required for pure trail speed. Already this...
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    If I read it right, that's where he gets the...

    If I read it right, that's where he gets the choice of an extra pivot or contact with the shock top (or similar).
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    Consider it this way: the only forces acting on...

    Consider it this way: the only forces acting on the rim are the spokes and the ground. In that simulation there is no acceleration, so the total vertical force balances out and the difference in...
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    I don't think you're seeing this wrong, either. I...

    I don't think you're seeing this wrong, either. I was looking at a point a little earlier than you were, because it was convenient to see the change in tension there. I think I was looking at about 2...
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    My understanding of the reasoning was that this...

    My understanding of the reasoning was that this was supposed to cap property tax rate increases (to protect long time residents) and tamp down over-exuberance during RE spikes, on the assumption that...
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    https://youtu.be/aiqKK4ysI7g

    https://youtu.be/aiqKK4ysI7g
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    It was better than the Djokes about tennis...

    It was better than the Djokes about tennis players going home for missing 2 shots.
  34. Thread: NFL 2021/2022

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    Did the State Farm commercials automatically roll...

    Did the State Farm commercials automatically roll to Mahomes the second A-aron went down?

    Very satisfying game. Might cement the 9ers as the PNW's second team, too. Sweet.
  35. I don't believe I've heard that one. But we may...

    I don't believe I've heard that one. But we may be in the broccoli. (Is that regional? Here's hoping.)
  36. Sometimes you post things that make people...

    Sometimes you post things that make people concerned for your welfare. This is probably your most concerning post yet. Remember your self care MTT.
  37. Thread: Goin' to Hawaii

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    That's good. We probably benefited from it, but...

    That's good. We probably benefited from it, but that was the wonkiest part of the system IMHO. Car rentals still checking your QR code, or have they dropped that?
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    As long as Wayne surpasses conversation the rest...

    As long as Wayne surpasses conversation the rest are all competing for second as to the greatest player in team sports.
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    The bracelet gets put on your wrist at the desk...

    The bracelet gets put on your wrist at the desk at the gate for your direct flight after the airline employee checks your status with the app. At least, that was the procedure in November. When you...
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    It was still C or F, though.

    It was still C or F, though.
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    Played for the White Sox, right? Pretty tall. The...

    Played for the White Sox, right? Pretty tall. The Babe definitely dwarfed him on stats, though.
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    Skating conditions at the foggy basin have...

    Skating conditions at the foggy basin have devolved slightly from the buffed out smooth ice of recent days. Braille felt pretty good high, though--if you close your eyes every turn looks just like...
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    FIFY

    FIFY
  44. Thread: Goin' to Hawaii

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    Huh. I'm gonna blame the auto learning...

    Huh. I'm gonna blame the auto learning dictionary, but I'm not sure that's gonna help!
  45. Thread: Goin' to Hawaii

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    Went a couple months back and it was quite good....

    Went a couple months back and it was quite good. The app was smooth and if you hit the line quick for your last flight to get their bracelet thing you just sailed through. If they're still doing...
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    Sorry to hear about your dad. All of the people...

    Sorry to hear about your dad. All of the people I've known who died of this thing have been a little too attentive to the "it only kills...." conversation to recognize that they were in a high risk...
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    Would this be more of a problem for SARS-CoV2...

    Would this be more of a problem for SARS-CoV2 than flu?

    Along similar lines, if producing an omicron-specific vaccine, is there a reason it couldn't be mixed with one for original or delta?...
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    You're getting it. The first people don't need...

    You're getting it. The first people don't need convincing, just a chance to volunteer. Phase I for safety and verify the dosing and move on. The volunteers become the proof anyway. (And they should...
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    Imagine if George Washington had tried to...

    Imagine if George Washington had tried to inoculate troops without a double blind placebo controlled trial. Bet we'd have lost the war.
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    And you contribute to that daily. I'm beginning...

    And you contribute to that daily. I'm beginning to understand.
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