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    Every so often I notice that it's important for...

    Every so often I notice that it's important for my job performance that I care at least a little but definitely not too much. Just today I was reminded that I can't really reach peak insufferability...
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    On the Michelin topic: anyone know anything about...

    On the Michelin topic: anyone know anything about the "Force AM Competition Line" tires? Maybe a couple years old, but apparently I wasn't paying attention in 2017. Sub-1000g and allegedly lower...
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    You're right. I guess what caught me odd about it...

    You're right. I guess what caught me odd about it was the assumption that small parts would necessarily be marked on the part--expecting that on bolts? Shirley knows 20 years ago the part number went...
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    I hope you're right that it is working for many....

    I hope you're right that it is working for many. For most of my career I wasn't very good at deriving satisfaction from the service my work provided. But these days that makes some of the most...
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    Ok maybe I should have said "no one who...

    Ok maybe I should have said "no one who matters..." I mean he definitely is taken seriously by a lot of people who know a lot of stuff and I have a lot of respect for his expertise myself...as long...
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    "Like a shit brick house." I love that guy's...

    "Like a shit brick house." I love that guy's nonsense. His handiwork and opinions barely register, I could listen to him all day.

    The relevant analysis goes by "FMEA"(Failure Mode Effects...
  7. I've put a few rides on them. The Mayhem is a...

    I've put a few rides on them. The Mayhem is a shorter travel bike than some of the others and with less travel you'll tend to run it a little stiffer than a longer travel bike, with the expected pros...
  8. Spot Mayhem fits on that list.

    Spot Mayhem fits on that list.
  9. Thread: Goddamn China

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    If you make it to Jackson Hole...

    If you make it to Jackson Hole, please report back on the state of the server room door.
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    They're almost all 4-bars or single pivot where...

    They're almost all 4-bars or single pivot where axle path is concerned (Felt had a 6-bar, but not much else out there.) I also find DW-link vague when pedaling and like the more positive feel of...
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    FIFY. The shocks help a little, but they don't...

    FIFY. The shocks help a little, but they don't have much to do now that people stopped listening to Special-Ed ads claiming the FSR pedals well. They "fixed" that with a shock, too.

    The Jamis...
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    Choosing bike shoes for fashion. Wut?

    Choosing bike shoes for fashion. Wut?
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    Another Lake fan riding Giros here. Bought my...

    Another Lake fan riding Giros here. Bought my third set of Lakes on sale last fall to replace the current Giros. The Giros seem like they shouldn't hold up but they keep going anyway and the narrower...
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    Well to be fair the only thing on that list that...

    Well to be fair the only thing on that list that has been buried as deep as it deserves is BioPace, but I have faith.

    We have a pair of the Volts on fat bikes and if they saw real saddle time I'm...
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    I've mentioned hitting the dropper more often...

    I've mentioned hitting the dropper more often when riding the steeper-angled bikes. Dropping the seat like 10mm a lot for techie pedaling--or pedally tech? No need to test that angle so much over...
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    The Frank Church Wilderness has a full compliment...

    The Frank Church Wilderness has a full compliment of mines to go with its air strips (planes are find but no rolling coolers!) Pity they aren't abandoned. But as we know, Wilderness only protects...
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    Don't be obtuse. Mountain bikes are much worse,...

    Don't be obtuse. Mountain bikes are much worse, that's why mining is allowed in Wilderness and mountain bikes are not.
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    Another awesome thread, this one a bit more...

    Another awesome thread, this one a bit more upbeat:

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/328318-Bike-TR-2019-Arizona-Trail-Race-750?p=5684932#post5684932

    Note the average speeds...
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    But the stated ideal is to offer opportunities...

    But the stated ideal is to offer opportunities for solitude. How do you offer the opportunity if doing so makes the area more populated? A lottery may seem fair, but then how do you privatize the...
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    Excellent. More reading less typing. Lots of...

    Excellent. More reading less typing. Lots of links in the several Montana threads. Lots of bullshit to be discovered. One hint, though: when the scientist's opinion carries obvious bias but is still...
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    Very cool. Congrats on the race and thanks for...

    Very cool. Congrats on the race and thanks for posting! The saga of the phone would be quite the postscript if it ever found its way back to you.
  22. Thread: what amuses you?

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    No longer she/her/hers? You may need to report...

    No longer she/her/hers? You may need to report back
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    Depends

    Depends
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    ^ That would be the gripping hand.

    ^ That would be the gripping hand.
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    Antibiotics. Woefully outgunned at maintaining...

    Antibiotics. Woefully outgunned at maintaining the rate of increase in life expectancy during the largest military conflagration in world history. 75 years on, still perfectly capable of helping the...
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    IDK...not $80 apiece? I try not to hang the big...

    IDK...not $80 apiece? I try not to hang the big investments on the wall and the road bike does a lot of hanging there.
  27. Thread: Ogdens

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    I get the sense that Yeti's is a very nonlinear...

    I get the sense that Yeti's is a very nonlinear scale, maybe logarithmic? I mean, any kind of linear scale would keep pretty much any place in the US to an absolute value of about 7 at most these...
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    The only thing in this post that is right is that...

    The only thing in this post that is right is that it was sent from Utah. I don't mean to be an asshole here, but it needs to be said: some people need to stop spreading disinformation on this...
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    The case you highlight indicates a desire on the...

    The case you highlight indicates a desire on the part of someone with lots of money to acquire a larger position: a buyer. I took "ever larger" to imply that this was an ongoing strategy to...
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    This scam could be agnostic, apart from the churn...

    This scam could be agnostic, apart from the churn and the incentive for dishonesty in the market it provides. Like, who's stopping the market maker from "borrowing" (note the rebound) some BTC and...
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    Fair point--I was actually referencing PG's...

    Fair point--I was actually referencing PG's previous post. I thought they both referenced it but the first was explicitly about the mechanism of profiting from manipulation. I.e. not for...
  32. Kooky talk, Shirley. You using space age...

    Kooky talk, Shirley. You using space age synthetics?
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    ^^that was good. What if a very occasional...

    ^^that was good.

    What if a very occasional roadie with UST rims wanted to get chipseal friendly tires on the cheap, though? Asking for a friend.
  34. Polimer chain breakdown or deformation? Loss of...

    Polimer chain breakdown or deformation? Loss of flavor? Fahrenheit, though, right?
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    Given the very recent opportunity to do so at a...

    Given the very recent opportunity to do so at a much bigger discount, the scenario laid out two posts up seems more Ocham-friendly.
  36. Funny, I was just wondering about Diamondback's...

    Funny, I was just wondering about Diamondback's Catch with 29" wheels and noticed they'd snuck that by during ski season, re-labeled as a 29" Release. Which seemed a little disappointing with a 67.7...
  37. That was my first thought, too, but that bike is...

    That was my first thought, too, but that bike is a little small, unfortunately. If I hear of something else I'll let you know.

    Do you get up on the high stuff in the Cabinets at all? That may get...
  38. Thread: Home saunas

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    Statistically, is there any better health benefit...

    Statistically, is there any better health benefit than joining a health conscious cohort?
  39. Is it ok to say "all mountain" again yet? Lots of...

    Is it ok to say "all mountain" again yet? Lots of longer travel 29ers for this now: Yeti SB130 or SB150 (or a used SB5.5), Spot Mayhem, Ibis Ripmo, SC Hightower LT.

    Do you have a direction in mind...
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    Good point. Pretty immature.

    Good point. Pretty immature.
  41. I won't presume to interpret for SFB, but spring...

    I won't presume to interpret for SFB, but spring aging is bs mostly, yes. The two things that change spring forces are bending the spring and cracking it (fatigue to a point that's very near...
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    Supposed to have a 4-place on the way shortly....

    Supposed to have a 4-place on the way shortly. Will report. Hopefully soon!
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    DougW, you may want to read OG's posts a little...

    DougW, you may want to read OG's posts a little more carefully. Your continued reference to "balls" makes it seem like "poking around" may have bigger implications for you.
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    Nah. There is no reason to believe there are more...

    Nah. There is no reason to believe there are more like her today or will be more like her in the future than there have been in the past. Maybe there have been others like her already and we just...
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    This is the "best" part of the whole circus right...

    This is the "best" part of the whole circus right here. She's had the advantages she was born with for all this time and used them to train and her conditioning is not going to vanish just because...
  47. Thread: 737 MAX

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    A lot of truth mixed with an unfortunate amount...

    A lot of truth mixed with an unfortunate amount of speculation in there. Shame he didn't track down some specifics about the certification, because the speculation that it didn't even require an STC...
  48. Thread: Blackface: WTF?

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    That's quite true, assuming the kids are white....

    That's quite true, assuming the kids are white. So more parental than classroom, which, see vax: there will be variation. So the same message would be poison to black kids who will eventually...
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    There are legitimate arguments for why you don't...

    There are legitimate arguments for why you don't want more warning lights. Information overload, particularly in an emergency, is a known safety concern. So giving the customer the option to decide...
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    Dremel unplugged? A round burr turned back and...

    Dremel unplugged? A round burr turned back and forth by hand might help make a flat spot for the punch. (Assuming you don't have room to slot these and use a flat screwdriver.) Nice long soak with...
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