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    Moving to the PNW and worrying about what gravel...

    Moving to the PNW and worrying about what gravel bike to buy is like moving to Japan and worrying about what nordic skis to buy.
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    Gravel grinding is for people that live in the...

    Gravel grinding is for people that live in the midwest. And Texas. You don't live in Texas anymore - ditch the gravel rig. Buy a real mountain bike and don't look back.

    Tranny smuggler...
  3. Thread: Idaho Quake

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    Some people felt it up here in whitefish,...

    Some people felt it up here in whitefish, although we didn't notice it. It was stormy out (with heavy snow along with thunder, interestingly), so a slight rumble was easy to miss.

    Thankfully my...
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    How many days until the U.S. forces them to...

    How many days until the U.S. forces them to adjust their scale?
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    I have the Raceface Agent shorts and I've been...

    I have the Raceface Agent shorts and I've been pretty happy with them. They make Agent pants as well - haven't used them, but I imagine they're just long versions of the shorts. Seems like they'd...
  6. I have a 2018 Trek Slash 9.8 that's soon to be...

    I have a 2018 Trek Slash 9.8 that's soon to be for sale, if you're interested. Size 17.5. Mostly stock. Haven't figured a price yet, but it'd be less than $3k.
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    Get ready... to save a bunch of money by not...

    Get ready... to save a bunch of money by not paying for lift tickets!
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    I owned that bike. 27.5 wheels without plus...

    I owned that bike. 27.5 wheels without plus tires won't really work. You'll be extremely low. I also don't think that's a great bike to put a coil shock on - I suspect you'll have issues with...
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    Don't buy a new full suspension bike that costs...

    Don't buy a new full suspension bike that costs less than $1800. Don't buy a new hardtail that costs less than $1000. If you're going to buy a used bike (which is definitely a good option), have...
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    Yeah. In the age of #vanlife, it's kind of...

    Yeah. In the age of #vanlife, it's kind of surprising that no one is making something comparable to that in a sub-earthroamer price point.
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    [Begin selfish rant] This whole thing fucking...

    [Begin selfish rant]

    This whole thing fucking sucks. Wife is pregnant with twins, so this spring was supposed to be my last hurrah of kidless life.

    Was supposed to go ride bikes in Europe. ...
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    Saw this rig before shit fully hit the fan. ...

    Saw this rig before shit fully hit the fan. Seemed like a nice little setup.


    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200329/053c28a40a7feb78c374fcd60d5b4192.jpg
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    Same. Mostly just waiting for the snow to melt...

    Same. Mostly just waiting for the snow to melt off the roads.
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    China: we have no new covid 19 cases. Hong...

    China: we have no new covid 19 cases.

    Hong Kong: we have new covid 19 cases.

    China: . . . .
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    Not sure if it's nation wide, but local (Montana)...

    Not sure if it's nation wide, but local (Montana) forest service has said firewood cutting is free though June 1. No permit needed, 12 cord max.
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    Agreed. Always enjoy reading a yeti post. ...

    Agreed. Always enjoy reading a yeti post.

    Yeti - you should write an autobiography. Seems like you've been around the block, and your perspective + writing would make for a really interesting...
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    Nice. And apparently I've been listening to...

    Nice.

    And apparently I've been listening to a bunch of Ian Mackaye lately and didn't even realize it. Been digging the Evens, but hadn't looked at who was in the band. Totally makes sense that...
  18. 19/20. I guess I've looked at a lot of boobs.

    19/20. I guess I've looked at a lot of boobs.
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    Nice. Downloading now.

    Nice. Downloading now.
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    Similarly entertaining tactics used in Brazil to...

    Similarly entertaining tactics used in Brazil to get people off the beaches.


    https://youtu.be/D-0vwf_YF6E
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    I'd like to think the prisons are easier to deal...

    I'd like to think the prisons are easier to deal with. Yes, there's a lot of people in a fairly small space. But those people are on (literal) lockdown. It should be relatively easy to segment...
  22. Holy fuck. That's... I don't even know. Badass?

    Holy fuck. That's... I don't even know. Badass?
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    Got around to watching the Stranger. Agreed that...

    Got around to watching the Stranger. Agreed that it's good, although the ending was a bit of a mess. Still enjoyed the show though.
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    The cables don't stretch. They settle into the...

    The cables don't stretch. They settle into the pinch bolts, the housing liner compresses, and the housing ends seat into the shifter / derailleur. All of which gives the impression of the cable...
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    I'm calling bullshit on that. Bike cables...

    I'm calling bullshit on that. Bike cables stretching is a myth. They don't, and a .1mm difference doesn't change that fact.
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    Spacer on nds is fine. If the bb has a plastic...

    Spacer on nds is fine. If the bb has a plastic widget that goes inside the frame in between the bearing cups, you may need a spacer on the nds to maintain the proper distance between the cups.
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    Maybe holocaust jokes are a little too highbrow...

    Maybe holocaust jokes are a little too highbrow for this crowd.
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    We need some follow up: has this issue been...

    We need some follow up: has this issue been solved in the last 9 years?
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    Agreed. It's less about how much the ski is...

    Agreed. It's less about how much the ski is flexing and more about where it's flexing.
  30. Dang. That's nuts.

    Dang. That's nuts.
  31. Seems like it'd be a good time to throw a local...

    Seems like it'd be a good time to throw a local shop some business. I'm sure they could use it.
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    I agree that we're 2-3 weeks behind those...

    I agree that we're 2-3 weeks behind those countries and can forecast our future based on cases there. But none of those countries have peaked yet. And really, our trajectory matches most closely...
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    I think Campy road stuff might have had 1.1 mm...

    I think Campy road stuff might have had 1.1 mm cables prior to Grip Shift. Not 100% sure on that though.
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    The Endless - decent low-ish budget sci-fi. It's...

    The Endless - decent low-ish budget sci-fi. It's more story driven than special effects driven, so it (mostly) works. Reminded me a bit of Coherence.
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    This is made funnier by the number of times I...

    This is made funnier by the number of times I have been there.
  36. Putting aside the fact that living in that thing...

    Putting aside the fact that living in that thing will be... cramped, you'd still be hard pressed to stay under payload. 930 lbs of camper (dry) will pretty easily hit 2000 lbs wet if you're living...
  37. For sure. Although if he really wanted to go...

    For sure. Although if he really wanted to go the truck bed camper route, he could probably trade in the tundra for a functional 1 ton gasser and it'd be pretty much a wash price-wise. Then throw...
  38. Yeah, it's definitely possible to get a semi...

    Yeah, it's definitely possible to get a semi lightweight one. But trying to drive around with one of those in pretty much any 1/2 ton truck is gonna suck (and put a ton of wear on the truck).
  39. I mean, 4000 lbs is a BIG one, but yeah, they're...

    I mean, 4000 lbs is a BIG one, but yeah, they're heavy. My S&S is around 2800 dry. Some of the smaller northern lites are in the low 2000's.

    I've seen some very small hardshell campers that...
  40. In a Tundra? That thing will get crushed by any...

    In a Tundra? That thing will get crushed by any large hardshell. Tundra payload is like 1500 pounds. A large hardshell is like 4000 lbs dry. Tundra can pretty much only handle a very small, very...
  41. That's (mostly) not true. There's a moratorium...

    That's (mostly) not true. There's a moratorium on the federal government evicting you. As far as I know, non governmental landlords (in other words, the vast majority of residential landlords)...
  42. Have you really reaaallly thought through living...

    Have you really reaaallly thought through living in a van?

    Where are you gonna shit? Shower? Most vans don't have those facilities. Cartridge toilets and outdoor showers are gonna get old...
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    I dunno, most people can still ride bikes during...

    I dunno, most people can still ride bikes during the current mess. And while lots of people's incomes will be down this year, the smaller bike companies mostly cater to a fairly well off...
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    This has been discussed in here a bit, but...

    This has been discussed in here a bit, but figured I'd post a follow up. Got one of the Milwaukee electric saws last summer. It's no replacement for a bigger gasser, but it's great for small...
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    Yesterday. Gorgeous weather, beautiful day for...

    Yesterday. Gorgeous weather, beautiful day for a walk. Skied a line I'd wanted to do for a couple years, which was fun even if the snow wasn't great.
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    Got a cheap-ish roomba from Costco a few years...

    Got a cheap-ish roomba from Costco a few years back. It's not a particularly well put together piece of equipment. The bearings all need replacing (they squeal) and we've replaced the batteries and...
  47. Thread: Trust Me...

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    I mean, we all knew they were going to go under,...

    I mean, we all knew they were going to go under, but this is sooner than I expected.
  48. A $20 price tag pretty much just means they're...

    A $20 price tag pretty much just means they're not going to make any money. The "industry" is once again demonstrating that they really have no clue how people use / want to receive their product.
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    Also not sure why anyone would assume we'll all...

    Also not sure why anyone would assume we'll all get it when even the worst case scenarios I've seen estimate that 160-210 million Americans are infected. Which still leaves at least 110 million...
  50. Thread: Trust Me...

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    They're done? Where'd you see that?

    They're done? Where'd you see that?
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