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Jan. 1, 2020, 10:50 a.m.
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Re: Free standing bike rack

This one only leans against the wall. No drilling required.

https://www.saris.com/product/bike-bunk

Nov. 11, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Hitch Rack Obscuring License Plate -> $230

I ran into the same problem in Surrey, only got a warning. Had the Yakima Hold-Up on. Recently changed to the Saris Superclamp EX2. 

Oct. 28, 2019, 5:17 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Anyone tried the Hope Pro 4 148mm Boost Conversion Kit

I've found the best way is to do it with the bike upside down, resting on the bars & saddle. Yes, the washers fall out occasionally but overall it's way better than giving up my beloved CK hubs. You can put a dab of grease on the washers to keep them somewhat in place. MRP makes a conversion kit for the front hub but so far the distributor doesn't have any in stock yet. I'm running a standard Pike 15 x 100  but i'm looking at the new Manitou Mezzer. We'll see.

Oct. 25, 2019, 7:36 p.m.
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Re: Anyone tried the Hope Pro 4 148mm Boost Conversion Kit

I'm using 2 x homemade 3mm washers with 3 x 1mm rotor spacers on my Chris King hubs. Running  26t on the front of my Fuel EX 8 and it works just fine. No issues at all

Nov. 10, 2018, 1:27 p.m.
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Re: Rear tire recommendations for wet weather North Shore riding - anything better than Maxxis DHR II.

I really like the Bontrager SE5, handles great, lots of traction and less expensive than the Maxxis.

Sept. 9, 2018, 4:11 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Weekday morning shuttles/rides???

I'm usually off mondays, wouldn't mind the occasional shuttle. Have a dog though if it makes any difference.

Feb. 13, 2018, 8:54 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Anyone riding a newish Rune?

I've got a 2013  Prime with a Pike @ 150mm, Fox Transfer post, SixC bars and cranks, CK hubs w Spank rims with 2.35 Minions EXO's. Weighs in at 32.5lbs. I ride it everywhere you describe and it's been a fantastic bike. I've rebuilt the rear end once, last year. I haven't found anything yet that's significantly better. I pedals well, descends like a champ plus I have three sets of wheels to change it's personality depending where I'm riding. One set of 29"  lighter XCish wheels w light fast tires, a set of hd wheels as described above and a set of 27.5+ wheels just for shits and giggles.

Jan. 30, 2018, 2:10 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: 29er frame < $1,000 for parts swap

Banshee Prime - 135mm travel, multiple replaceable rear dropouts w adj. geometry. I believe on the new ones you can get 148 or 142 dropouts. I've got a 2013 model w 130mm rear and I run a 150mm Pike on the front.  Awesome bike, haven't found anything I like better yet.

Dec. 27, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Wanted - SRAM E-type front deraileur

I do have one.

Dec. 27, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
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Re: Wanted - SRAM E-type front deraileur

I may have one off my Prime. Let me dig through my parts box

Nov. 8, 2017, 7:53 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Gate Closer?

I was on Fromme on Monday and was quite surprised to see 6pm closure.

Nov. 6, 2017, 8:13 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: drivetrain compatibility question

Yes

Oct. 13, 2017, 7:57 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: External dropper post recommendation?

Posted by: XXX_er

Posted by: krusty-rider

Yup, Fox Transfer. Been fantastic. The only quibble I have is on the lever, where the cable bends over the "cam" at the end of the lever blade, I've gone through a couple cables already. I think the cam may be a little too sharp of a bend, causing the cable strands to break and fray. Thank goodness it's so damn easy to change a cable, unlike some of the Stealth posts.

yeah I've heard that^^ is the only downfall, do you replace the whole cable & housing, how much$ ?

i wonder if you could knock that sharp corner down with a file ?

Replace just the inner cable. Takes about 5mins. So easy on a non-stealth post. A cable is only a few bucks. I'm going to try experimenting with different quality cables to see if makes any difference. I would imagine if you filed down the cam on the end it would have an effect on how much cable the lever pulls, so it may not pull enough to release to post.

Oct. 11, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
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Re: External dropper post recommendation?

Yup, Fox Transfer. Been fantastic. The only quibble I have is on the lever, where the cable bends over the "cam" at the end of the lever blade, I've gone through a couple cables already. I think the cam may be a little too sharp of a bend, causing the cable strands to break and fray. Thank goodness it's so damn easy to change a cable, unlike some of the Stealth posts.

Oct. 9, 2017, 7:35 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: External dropper post recommendation?

The Fox dropper has been reliable, quick, and the cable connects to the bottom so, again, no cable moving up & down. I like the slight clunk, at the top & bottom so I know where it's at. Also super easy to change a cable.

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