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  1. Yeah, I think that one might be the ticket. I...

    Yeah, I think that one might be the ticket. I was emailing with HAB last night and he said the same thing - closest thing you can get to a dh bike that'll still pedal. My wallet is getting very...
  2. This kinda makes me want a spindrift more. I'm...

    This kinda makes me want a spindrift more. I'm looking for overkill.

    I kinda miss having a proper downhill bike. The enduro bikes are great and they're super capable, but they're not dh bikes....
  3. I'm kind of, maybe, sort of, in the market for...

    I'm kind of, maybe, sort of, in the market for something similar. Stuff I've been looking at (29ers only. I'm not all that excited about 27.5's these days):

    Propain spindrift

    GT force...
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    Yeah, that'd make sense. And would explain why...

    Yeah, that'd make sense. And would explain why they didn't just go through the posts in the first place, since I'm sure they though of that.
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    It seems like it'd be easy enough to just chamfer...

    It seems like it'd be easy enough to just chamfer the holes on the posts so you could either mount through the posts or in the alternative holes as shown in the picture.
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    I would think that some thin-ish steel sheet...

    I would think that some thin-ish steel sheet metal would work nicely. Thin enough that it'll bend to shape. Thick enough that it'll protect the ski and distribute clamping pressure.
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    Bump. Anyone get anything new and interesting...

    Bump. Anyone get anything new and interesting this year?

    Somewhat amusingly, my top song was "It's the End of the World As We Know It." My stats got a bit screwed up by a baby playlist that was...
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    Ha! Queso makes everything better. Including...

    Ha! Queso makes everything better. Including chains, obviously.
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    Ha! Agreed. I was taking "roughly half an inch"...

    Ha! Agreed. I was taking "roughly half an inch" to mean "probably more like 3/4 of an inch," for the reasons you stated in your last sentence.

    But yeah, if shell fit is actually ~12mm, that's...
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    I'm no bootfitter, but that sounds like the shell...

    I'm no bootfitter, but that sounds like the shell is on the big side of ok for you. Which would mean bootfitter is correct that you could drop a size if you wanted more performance (possibly at the...
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    What's your shell fit? How much room behind your...

    What's your shell fit? How much room behind your heel with foot in shell with no liner (toes touching the front)?
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    Get a room! ...

    Get a room!

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/341706-The-Hot-Tub-of-Queso-Waxed-Chain-Thread?highlight=lube
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    Hmm, this is interesting. Aside from the upsides...

    Hmm, this is interesting. Aside from the upsides of nicely aligned posts, it also might help out with a hole conflict issue that I have.
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    X2 on all of that.

    X2 on all of that.
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    The Smash still might be my favourite bike in the...

    The Smash still might be my favourite bike in the "light duty enduro" category. That thing was a really fun bike. I might end up with another one at some point.
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    Propain Spindrift frames are in stock, reasonably...

    Propain Spindrift frames are in stock, reasonably priced, and sexy looking.
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    Oh, I'm not delusional enough to think it'd...

    Oh, I'm not delusional enough to think it'd actually happen.

    Just saying that you can't really fault a system that doesn't act preemptively when the system is only set up to act punitively. ...
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    It seems to me that the issue is really how...

    It seems to me that the issue is really how American society has elected to handle it's mentally ill / homeless. It's hard to fault the cops in your story - at most, they had evidence of some...
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    It's funny that commencal bikes are all tanks,...

    It's funny that commencal bikes are all tanks, but all of their skis are super light.
  20. Ha! True. Although the sth2 is still the same...

    Ha! True. Although the sth2 is still the same toe hole pattern as the old ones.
  21. Sounds good. Thanks for the info.

    Sounds good. Thanks for the info.
  22. I'm sure this is buried in here somewhere, but...

    I'm sure this is buried in here somewhere, but does anyone know if STH2 holes conflict with Look Pivot (same BSL, same mount point)? iirc, it's just the toes that conflict, but I can't remember how...
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    Some knots in it, but (k)not too many. I've...

    Some knots in it, but (k)not too many.

    I've been kinda surprised how well it's held up. It's had plenty of dog claws on it, plus a couple of 15 month olds that are hell bent on destroying...
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    Tamarack seems entirely plausible since there's...

    Tamarack seems entirely plausible since there's boatloads of that stuff around here.

    Here's a pic of the underside of a piece that we pulled out of a bathroom. Does this help with the wood...
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    I think it's more like they come from the same...

    I think it's more like they come from the same factory and the ones that pass top tier quality control get a name brand sticker on them. The rejects that are still ok-ish get sold as no-names for...
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    I'm 90% sure it's pine or fir of some sort. If...

    I'm 90% sure it's pine or fir of some sort. If nothing else, an oak floor in this house would be very out of character from the other work that the prior owner did. But I have a couple loose...
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    It's gotta be more like 20 minutes now. All...

    It's gotta be more like 20 minutes now. All these damn transplants are making traffic a mess.

    (edit: I'm allowed to say that because I moved here more than a year ago).
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    ^^^ All more or less still accurate. RMO in...

    ^^^ All more or less still accurate.

    RMO in Kalispell is still there and is still a great mountaineering / BC shop. The Whiteroom is defunct. Great Northern in Whitefish is the best ski shop in...
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    If you take a rubber mallet or a block of wood...

    If you take a rubber mallet or a block of wood and tap on the valve (from the inside / tire side of the rim), it'll help seat it. Substantially cuts down on leaky valves.
  30. Thread: Trucks.

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    Last time I priced out windshield coverage, it...

    Last time I priced out windshield coverage, it only penciled out if you had to replace your windshield every 2-3 years. If you're on a ~5 year replacement timeframe, it's cheaper to just pay for the...
  31. I don't know Jackson well other than having skied...

    I don't know Jackson well other than having skied there a handful of times over the years, so I was looking at the map to remind myself where all these lifts and runs were.

    Jackson has a typo on...
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    Harvesting material from room 1 to blend...

    Harvesting material from room 1 to blend transitions is an interesting thought that hadn't occurred to me. It would complicate the timing of everything though. If I went the prefinished route, I'd...
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    I prefer guessing. And I'm guessing bad tape.

    I prefer guessing. And I'm guessing bad tape.
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    Right on, that makes sense. I guess I'll have to...

    Right on, that makes sense. I guess I'll have to do some shopping around and see what the options are locally for pre-finished flooring that's close to what's in the kitchen.
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    Ha! On one hand, yes. On the other hand, Room...

    Ha! On one hand, yes. On the other hand, Room #2 to be remodeled is ^^^ their bedroom, so that one will probably get done next spring. And part of that project is installing a lock on my bedroom...
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    Sanded smooth. Not sure what finish they used...

    Sanded smooth. Not sure what finish they used on it (we've only been in this house for a couple years). While the house is about 40 years old, I'm fairly sure this flooring is newer. I'm not...
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    The pine flooring is pretty standard 3" x 3/4"...

    The pine flooring is pretty standard 3" x 3/4" stuff, so I'm operating on the assumption that I'll be able to match it pretty closely. But, of course, the current stuff has seen plenty of use, so...
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    What's the collective wisdom on this scenario: ...

    What's the collective wisdom on this scenario:

    We're in a ~40 year old house. There are three separate rooms that I'll be remodeling over the next few years. Each room will be it's own remodel...
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    ^^^ put a shorter stem and maybe a riser bar on...

    ^^^ put a shorter stem and maybe a riser bar on that thing and it'd be an entirely serviceable jumper.
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    Well since you asked... Dirt jump bikes are...

    Well since you asked...

    Dirt jump bikes are pretty cheap, they're not particularly prone to becoming outdated, and they're not maintenance intensive. Buy a dirt jumper now and it'll still be just...
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    Could be sweet if it actually works. I'm...

    Could be sweet if it actually works. I'm entirely skeptical that it would actually work though. At least not without a relatively mellow slope and firm snow.
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    I'd go #1, with the caveat that it'd be better if...

    I'd go #1, with the caveat that it'd be better if you put some smaller, less knobby tires on. But if you don't want to swap them, at least pump them up pretty firm.
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    Definitely agreed that it would be nice to...

    Definitely agreed that it would be nice to numerically quantify fit, I just don't really see how it could be done in any useful manner. It's hard to put the curvature of a helmet into a useful...
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    Honestly, a lot of my take away from measuring...

    Honestly, a lot of my take away from measuring the helmets was that the differences between each one are mostly pretty small. A lot of them feel more different than the measurements would suggest. ...
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    We may well just have to agree to disagree, but...

    We may well just have to agree to disagree, but you've got me questioning everything I thought I knew about helmet fit. I had always thought that everyone was agreed that giro was oval, but you've...
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    I never tried the original switchblade, but giros...

    I never tried the original switchblade, but giros have been oval (at least compared to bell) since I started riding in them and selling them ~25 years ago.
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    Whitefish is most definitely a shitshow. Lift...

    Whitefish is most definitely a shitshow. Lift lines were bad last year, and they sold 13% more season passes this year. It's gonna be a mess. It'll be interesting to see if that drives more...
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    ^^^ Agreed to check out Specialized, although...

    ^^^ Agreed to check out Specialized, although they only make one full face and they don't have a convertible option.

    The numbers in that chart look wonky to me - I've found Specialized to fit me...
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    Small and mellow. Usually open Wednesday through...

    Small and mellow. Usually open Wednesday through Sunday, so powder Wednesdays are a possibility.

    The biggest thing holding that place back is that the road up to the ski hill is long and slow. ...
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    Sorry to hear about your buddy Bunion. Rough...

    Sorry to hear about your buddy Bunion. Rough start to the season indeed.
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