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    Ask the experts

    Casual inspection of my headset shows the crown race is really badly pitted! The fork still spins nice and smooth but the race is definitely shot. Might have been contributing to the creak so Iíll...
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    Thanks guys, Iíll start by servicing the...

    Thanks guys, Iíll start by servicing the headset/crown race/bars and stem and see if it helps then ask Fox for help if it doesnít work. Luckily I kept my 34Rhythm as a backup so if they do take it...
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    My Fox36 Factory Grip2 has started making a sharp loud cracking noise on hard compressions (not using full travel). It was brand new last winter and Iíve only got 48 hours on it.

    All the tuning...
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    New Season, New Tires, New Thread

    Iíve had the Trail Boss and Aggressor and honestly Iíd put the Aggressor as the tire with better traction.

    For trail with XC rolling Iíd honestly go with a Vittoria combo. Mazza/Barzo or even...
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    Ski RV's, who's sleeping in parking lots?

    PSA: 2006 Chevy Express AWD in CDA on Marketplace. High miles and the passenger version with windows but only asking $6500. Thatís the best deal Iíve seen on an AWD express since pre-pandemic.
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    The Vittoria Graphene compound is great for grip...

    The Vittoria Graphene compound is great for grip and rolling resistance. Theyíve got a tire with intermediate knobs called the Agarro thatís billed for fast rolling. Might be worth a shot
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    My DHF in MaxxGrip felt like I had a sticking...

    My DHF in MaxxGrip felt like I had a sticking caliper.
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    What have you bought/upgraded today.

    SLX 12 shifter asploded at the beginning of a ride this week. Was stuck in low gear (big cog/highest tension) and wouldnít click up. Flushed it with WD40 then put it in my ultrasonic cleaner with...
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    Title of the thread is ďFox 34 adjustmentĒ and...

    Title of the thread is ďFox 34 adjustmentĒ and photo is of the fork. I think itís the fork.
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    Panaracer Paselas. The gold standard for 27Ē road...

    Panaracer Paselas. The gold standard for 27Ē road tires. All the vintage bike guys that donít run tubulars run these.

    Theyíve got a little tread on them, would be fine for road or packed gravel...
  12. AckchuallyÖ Old road pedals were almost...

    AckchuallyÖ

    Old road pedals were almost impossible to pull your foot out. Toe baskets do fasten on old shoes because there was still a hard cleat that sunk into the pedal depression, then the toe...
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    Thanks, Iíve already got splits in the places I...

    Thanks, Iíve already got splits in the places I can and Iím still out of room. And now that I remember, thereís the original 4-fuse panel next to my GE box, but the GE is definitely at least 50 years...
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    Home Remodel: Do, Don'ts, Advice

    Get on the bike and point that thing backwards. No need for an ebike!

    On Home Renovation news, my 1948 house has a new smart meter and original 200a GE panel. But itís out of spaces. The lights...
  15. 419274 Let ye who hasnít fallen over wearing...

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    Let ye who hasnít fallen over wearing clipless pedals cast the first stone
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    This car does look like it has actual butt...

    This car does look like it has actual butt cheeks. But yeah in general Volvos are good looking cars.
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    Working a shift with my CryptoBro coworker today....

    Working a shift with my CryptoBro coworker today. Says heís excited to get all the crypto at discounts now. Says heís been calling it for months that there was a crash coming.

    Funny thing is...
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    New Season, New Tires, New Thread

    For that much pavement, maybe something like the Rene Herse Fleecer Ridge? Itís a bike packing/gravel tire in 29x2.2.

    Otherwise whatís keeping you from continuing to use the Mezcals? They come in...
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    Ski RV's, who's sleeping in parking lots?

    I told my date while we were chatting that I had a van I converted to a ski/bike access camper. She must have thought I had a $200k Sprinter because when I showed her my 2013 Express AWD with 200k,...
  20. WTB Shimano 12 speed crankset w/ 165mm arms

    In stock here in boost XT:

    https://www.coloradocyclist.com/shimano-xt-fc-m8120-1-boost-1x12-speed-crankarms
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    Why I dislike e-bikes

    Transition just released a new e-bike model. The Repeater is 160mm 29er thatís been in the lineup, Relay is also a 29/Mx long travel bike with a lighter engine thatís new.

    Lots of hate online...
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    Rab Pulse is great for sun shirts. Itís trimmer...

    Rab Pulse is great for sun shirts. Itís trimmer and lighter than Patty. They discontinued it but thereís still some around. Looks like the Rab Force is the new sun shirt.
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    Recommendations on EDC 100 pump vs 70?

    Recommendations on EDC 100 pump vs 70?
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    That was my exact experience with the old Animas....

    That was my exact experience with the old Animas. I had demo binders on so I had to move them -2cm, even then in deep stuff they wanted to throw me OTB.

    Be interesting to see if the wider tip on...
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    Smokers, grills, and BBQs. What are you cooking?

    Good bump! Fathers Day is always a great time to pick up a nice used grill. Lots of people buying dad the newest fad grill and then their old grills go on Craigslist for like $40.

    Often their old...
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    Iíd disagree. The NYT put together a county by...

    Iíd disagree. The NYT put together a county by county database early on in the pandemic, something which not even the federal agencies were able to do at the time. And kept it updated throughout.
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    My coworker at my old job had a couple male...

    My coworker at my old job had a couple male Weimaraners. They had so much energy and loved humping everything, so he called them Weiner Rammers instead
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    New Season, New Tires, New Thread

    Whatís your use for the 2.6?

    Iím running a 2.4 Mazza and itís the same size as my Aggressor 2.5Ē. Reading reviews, the 2.6 doesnít seem that much wider than the 2.4 and thereís a significant...
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    90's appreciation thrad

    What about The Replacements? I love that movie. Just barely missed the 90s (released in 8/2000) but obviously filmed in the 90s so lots of cultural relevance in this thread I think.
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    In addition to like 10 sets of...

    In addition to like 10 sets of Dewalt/Ryobi/Kobalt that are missing 3/4 of their bits, Iíve got a set of the HF step bits. Theyíve come in handy a lot.

    Iíve also got two different sized mandrels...
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    Keanu Reeves hasnít been mentioned yet. Breakout...

    Keanu Reeves hasnít been mentioned yet. Breakout movie Bill & Ted was 2/1989 but 90s movies include Point Break, Bogus Journey, Speed, Johnny Mnemonic, and the Matrix.

    Also a fact that blew my...
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    PSA: Mount your own fucking skis.

    I break down a cardboard box and put the ski on it on the floor. Then stand on the ski as Iím drilling. No spinners yet!

    Definitely center punch, even if itís just with a Phillips screwdriver...
  33. North central cascades are at 343% of normal as...

    North central cascades are at 343% of normal as of 6/6. Mt Hood is 364%. Shit even southern Oregon is 197% of normal. Bump this thread again in 6 weeksÖmaybe!
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    Poll: If only there was something we could do...

    Made it just for you, boo

    And in doing so forgot to register to vote at my new address
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    Zwift, TR, Sufferfest etc

    Iíve been using RGT (now owned by Wahoo) for a little while and just started a Wahoo SYSTM training plan. I like RGT better than Zwift. I donít have the connectivity issues and it doesnít lag running...
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    Kellogg is definitely sketch in the wrong places....

    Kellogg is definitely sketch in the wrong places. And youíre never 100% sure if you pull off into the dirt if youíre parked on a pile of toxic mining tailings


    Iíd be tempted to camp up in the...
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    Free- Womens Chaco sandals W10

    Just pay shipping and Iíll get you these sweet sandals. I got them cheap off eBay but they didnít fit the lady I gave them to so I got her some other ones. Theyíre in near perfect shape, no Chaco...
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    Poll: If only there was something we could do...

    Something that was drilled into me in police academy was that if you are carrying a gun and get into any confrontation (even an extremely minor one), itís now an armed confrontation, which ups the...
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    Why I dislike e-bikes

    Yeah I got a lot less problems with ebikes than I do with horses, regardless of how the rider behaves.

    At least ebikes donít weigh 1000+ pounds and need extra space and you canít fucking...
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    Got the second set of X-rays today, ruled out a...

    Got the second set of X-rays today, ruled out a scaphoid fracture! Hand doc told me to take a couple more weeks off the bike and then ease back into it. He thinks I sprained multiple joints in the...
  42. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    Apparently I havenít looked at Marin for a bit,...

    Apparently I havenít looked at Marin for a bit, the Alpine Trail carbon 2 looks perfect. $4500! 150/160 carbon frame with a Fox38/DPx2 and SLx/XT parts? Damn.

    Great modern geo too, looks very...
  43. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    $4K Trail Bike

    New entry in the market by Marin in the mid-upper $4000s. https://www.marinbikes.com/bikes/2022-rift-zone-29-carbon-xr#specifications


    Seems like a good price for the spec. Does seem to be a...
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    Real Estate Crash thread

    Spokane prices are still way high compared to what they should be but thereís like 10x more active listings right now than Iíve seen since March 2020. Including in some pretty attractive...
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    To Vaccinate or Not---The Rat Flu Odyssey Continues

    Well shit. 26 months dodging this shit and not even a close call. Just found out some folks I did dinner with yesterday tested positive this morning. They felt fine yesterday and one developed...
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    Road racing or ski racing? Was she wearing a helmet?

    Iím imagining this under a long jacket.

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  47. OP should also not wash it prior to sale, so...

    OP should also not wash it prior to sale, so somebody can ride it to the bar and look like they shredded dirt all day while leaving their $1000 leather shoes pristine.
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    Scaphoid fracture

    Thanks all,
    Went to the walk in ortho clinic Wednesday, got the X-rays, ortho PA poked around and thinks itís several sprained ligaments, not any breaks.

    The snuffbox pain is gone except when I...
  49. This is totally normal. Again, speaking from a...

    This is totally normal. Again, speaking from a place where Iíve had to legally enforce child support orders, if one party wants to do things ďoff the booksĒ that means one or both of you are going to...
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    Yeah but you canít show off your expensive Izod...

    Yeah but you canít show off your expensive Izod polo to the other Club members and sexually harass the beer card girl playing disc golf.
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