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  1. #2501
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    You realize those people are saying the same thing about you, right?

  2. #2502
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ow_My_Balls View Post
    Preach, brutha!!!
    Also fun: Pulling over for someone chugging uphill, who then looks up and sees you stopped. So then they stop too.
    Later you see them on another trail and they get their feelings hurt when you loudly announce you are coming up and soon after, tell them to fuck off when they don't yield.
    Standard practice in Park City it seems. I'm all tangled up in brush trying to clear the trail so they can power uphill and they spot me and immediately drop a foot and tell me they're happy for the opportunity to rest. What opportunity? I'm 5' up a tree with my bike already so you have no excuse not to continue?!
    "Your wife being mad is temporary, but pow turns do not get unmade" - mallwalker the wise

  3. #2503
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    Anyone have anything they'd like to rant about?

    Shops that charge $6 for each 10mm aluminum headset spacer. Loose, not installed.


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  4. #2504
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    Damn those people trying to be courteous with you!

  5. #2505
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canada1 View Post
    Damn those people trying to be courteous with you!
    They are courteous, its a great shop. Just way more expensive than the other shop in town.

    /end rant.


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  6. #2506
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    I've been given headset spacers for free more than once.

  7. #2507
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    Getting that last. Damn. Air. Bubble. out of the Rear brake...
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  8. #2508
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    I've been given headset spacers for free more than once.
    Same, I paid $18 to have a headset removed, new crown race, and about 5” of spacers.

    This shop charged $50 to put the headset back in plus 30mm of spacers


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  9. #2509
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    I was trying to give Boisal a hard time, but you put something in while I was typing. Damn these people typing too fast while I'm trying to be a smart ass!!

  10. #2510
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowroastin View Post
    Shops that charge $6 for each 10mm aluminum headset spacer. Loose, not installed.


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    Heh I asked my lbs for three shifter cables (just cables, no housing or anything), they ring me up and it's almost 20 CAD. They where actually charging 5.50 CAD each.

  11. #2511
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thaleia View Post
    Heh I asked my lbs for three shifter cables (just cables, no housing or anything), they ring me up and it's almost 20 CAD. They where actually charging 5.50 CAD each.
    Not saying they can't be had for cheaper, but that sounds about right for a medium quality shift cable.

    https://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-St...t-Cable-2100mm

  12. #2512
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canada1 View Post
    I was trying to give Boisal a hard time, but you put something in while I was typing. Damn these people typing too fast while I'm trying to be a smart ass!!
    I'll take it, what you got ?

    Overly courteous people are admittedly not something to be annoyed with or rant about. It's more that the miscommunication that leads to both parties pulling off the trail at the same time then staring at each other for a while deciding who should go first is amusing. Also amusing is the fact that I usually eat shit in a bush when I try to climb off the trail to let someone by.
    "Your wife being mad is temporary, but pow turns do not get unmade" - mallwalker the wise

  13. #2513
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boissal View Post
    both parties pulling off the trail at the same time then staring at each other for a while deciding who should go first is amusing. Also amusing is the fact that I usually eat shit in a bush when I try to climb off the trail to let someone by.
    these people are called niceholes
    skid luxury

  14. #2514
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Getting that last. Damn. Air. Bubble. out of the Rear brake...
    Try standing the bike vertical so the lever is the highest point in the system, zip tie the rear lever down so it's engaging the brake, then leave it overnight. Bleed the lever the next morning and you should get a little bit of air out and be good to go.

  15. #2515
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    I've been given headset spacers for free more than once.
    Went to my LBS the other day because I needed one spacer. Tech comes out and says he didn't like the looks of my setup and put the proper amount of rasta Wolftooth spacers on and sent me on my way.

  16. #2516
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    Quote Originally Posted by babybear View Post
    these people are called niceholes
    The polar opposite of stravassholes who'll mow you down with zero afterthought so they can enter the top 50% on a 300' segment.
    Takes a bit of everything to make the trails interesting!
    "Your wife being mad is temporary, but pow turns do not get unmade" - mallwalker the wise

  17. #2517
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    Broken supply chains suck. I'm so tired of companies telling me that orders are pushed back repeatedly due to this or that issue. Running out of stuff to sell has put a real crimp in my ability to earn $$ and it's really starting to hurt. Fuck 2020 and fuck the fact that everyone counts on everything coming from the Far East.

  18. #2518
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    Quote Originally Posted by meepmoop24 View Post
    Try standing the bike vertical so the lever is the highest point in the system, zip tie the rear lever down so it's engaging the brake, then leave it overnight. Bleed the lever the next morning and you should get a little bit of air out and be good to go.
    That is precisely what I did from 10:00 am to 2:00 PM, fixed it up perfectly!

    In other news, at 7:45 I got an item watch text from QBP that they had 6 Fox 38’s in stock. By the time I logged on at 7:47, they were all gone...
    Last edited by rideit; 10-27-2020 at 11:53 PM.
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  19. #2519
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    In other news, at 7:45 I got an item watch text from QBP that they had a Fox 38 in stock. By the time I logged on at 7:47, they were all gone...
    And by 8:09, 40% of them had been sent back to fox to fix the creaky steerer tube.

  20. #2520
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    LOL




    EDIT: Good rant, the new TiT hose routing on the ‘21 Altitude is SO much more dialed than the last iteration. A lot of attention to detail on the new frame with water bottle placement, (fits at least a 28 oz water bottle), room for a frame bag. Made building it up a total treat.
    Last edited by rideit; 10-28-2020 at 12:24 AM.
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  21. #2521
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    Anyone have anything they'd like to rant about?

    An old one but still: the demise of 26” bike parts. I have two 5’-2” ladies in my household who are very skilled riders. They are both on 26” Julianas. They fit them very well. Jumping up to 27.5” is going to force them onto a frame with worse angles and wheelbases for them. I’m pissed that the industry is going to make them downgrade. So for now I’m holding their bikes together with NOS and McGuyver tricks but at some point something’s going to blow and it’ll be over. Already have one fork that is starting to leak.

    I supposed I could alternatively rant that the ladies in my house are 5-2, but that seems rude. Plus, in case my lovely wife reads this, they are perfect the way they are. Rippers.

  22. #2522
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    My twin daughters are a bit under 5' and also ride 26 because it fits better. It will be a problem in the not too distant future I'm afraid.

  23. #2523
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    Quote Originally Posted by gravitylover View Post
    Broken supply chains suck. I'm so tired of companies telling me that orders are pushed back repeatedly due to this or that issue. Running out of stuff to sell has put a real crimp in my ability to earn $$ and it's really starting to hurt. Fuck 2020 and fuck the fact that everyone counts on everything coming from the Far East.
    Yep. I needed to replace a brake caliper but no one has the just the caliper in stock so I ordered a whole new brake.............from Taiwan. We'll if it arrives before the end of the pandemic.

    I was able to get a dropper for my fat bike after "only" waiting 3 weeks.

  24. #2524
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    Anyone have anything they'd like to rant about?

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    I know your pain quite well. Mrs2e is 5’ 2” and shreds. And she’s sooooper picky. All bike purchases are fraught with challenge. Most bikes are designed for 5’ 10 - 6’ dudes and then just shrunk down for smaller sizes. Inevitably, several important things get fucked up in the process.
    Knolly works great for small riders.
    Last time we tested, Pivot’s were good.
    My understanding is that the lead bike designer at Ibis is 5’ tall.
    Wife is currently on a small Commencal DH bike and loves it.


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  25. #2525
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    Quote Originally Posted by gravitylover View Post
    Broken supply chains suck. I'm so tired of companies telling me that orders are pushed back repeatedly due to this or that issue. Running out of stuff to sell has put a real crimp in my ability to earn $$ and it's really starting to hurt. Fuck 2020 and fuck the fact that everyone counts on everything coming from the Far East.
    That is every industry everywhere. COVID sucks.

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