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Sept. 11, 2020, 8:03 a.m.
Posts: 226
Joined: March 6, 2017
Re: Friends that have gone weirdo in the face of covid

I'm all for discussions with conspiracy theorists who are into them for fun. The flip side are those that are truly emotional about it and those people I cant stand.

Aug. 25, 2020, 9:09 p.m.
Posts: 226
Joined: March 6, 2017
Re: Is Strava having trouble making ends meet during COVID?

Posted by: UFO

This was my WBP park day last month, laughable at the very best

Lol using your phone? My Garmin is pretty accurate when loaded to Strava. I know because I'll drop into a trail when my ride timer hits an even number like :00 or :30 then when im at the end of the known segment ill look down and see the time, usually its within a few seconds.

Aug. 24, 2020, 9:47 p.m.
Posts: 226
Joined: March 6, 2017
Re: Police brutality.

Posted by: chupacabra

That is so gross.  The pain of that woman jumping up and down knowing she just watched him get murdered is hard to watch.  Fuck.

Looks like he's alive and in stable condition, so lucky he's alive omg.

Aug. 23, 2020, 9:08 a.m.
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Joined: March 6, 2017
Re: Mid-size truck (Tacoma, etc.) - short bed or long bed?

I've been driving my 2007 Tundra for almost 5 years now. I've had to do some maintenance but was able to do most of it myself saving thousands but I can see why buying new can be appealing for most people. I made the decision to budget $2000 a year for my truck maintenance which should be ample imo. The cost of a new Tundra would cost me that every few months in payment alone.

Aug. 8, 2020, 9:03 a.m.
Posts: 226
Joined: March 6, 2017
Re: Wheel flex

I can't ride Alu wheels anymore because of flex. Everyone tends to jump down my throat about how carbon rims are a ripoff and blow up but I've been on the same set for over 2 years now and love how supportive they are in hard cornering situations

July 23, 2020, 6:47 a.m.
Posts: 226
Joined: March 6, 2017
Re: Short travel 29'ers

Posted by: FLATCH

Posted by: heathen

https://www.transitionbikes.com/Bikes_Spur.cfm

42 hundred for a frame? WTF.

Yeah when did Transition become a dentist brand? Tariffs maybe?

July 20, 2020, 10:03 p.m.
Posts: 226
Joined: March 6, 2017
Re: Wheel build

Posted by: Endur-Bro

Cracked wheel still laced together?

If so; tape new rim to old wheel and transfer spokes + nipples across.

This

July 16, 2020, 10:15 p.m.
Posts: 226
Joined: March 6, 2017
Re: Squamish just ain't what it used to be

Posted by: oldmanbuilder

to the people advocating braids for trails that were cut when bikes were super shitty ... the solution is not changing a couple corners.  the solution is a whole new trail.  we're not going to braid our way from old-school trails to proper new school lines.

so how about leaving the old-school stuff alone?  we've already lost enough of it.

Nobody is advocating braids, just explaining them.

July 15, 2020, 11:50 a.m.
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Joined: March 6, 2017
Re: Squamish just ain't what it used to be

Remember back in the 90s when it was all about skinnies and teeter totters and now it's not? That's the evolution of the sport being reflected in the style of trails. Braids are just that imo. Speeds are increasing and lines are changing just like skinnies are being forgotten about in exchange for berms.

July 15, 2020, 9:26 a.m.
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Joined: March 6, 2017
Re: How hard is it to swap RS Super Deluxe travel spacers???

Posted by: shoreboy

Posted by: T-mack

Posted by: shoreboy

Posted by: T-mack

Posted by: heathen

I have the new Scout on route and want to run it 160F 150R. (Boutique Sight)

So I need to swap out travel spacers. Sock is 205mm x 57.5mm I need to change it to 205mm x 62.5mm. RS makes no mention of it in their service document but you can see it. I cant find the spacers for sale. I would need the 2.5mm travel spacer.

Will there be frame contact with the added travel? I wanted to do the same with my Sentinel but it was already super close so I chose not to. Fluid Function would have spacers I'm sure or get a machine shop to make you one out of delrin or whatever.

Transition states on their website that the new scout can be ridden with 140mm (205x57.5mm shock) or 150mm (205x62.5mm), so I am hoping they checked on that :) Im still not clear on how you make a shorter stroked shock into a longer one with spacers?

The metric shocks come in families of i2i's.  205 i2i shocks are all technically 65mm until they throw in spacers to decrease travel all the way down to 57.5mm. This cut way down on random size shocks for the manufacturers to have to make for the different bike brands and made it so the bike brands had 1 size i2i to work with depending on the bikes 'genre' ie 205mm i2i, 210mm i2i for bigger bikes etc.

Ah. So if the bike has a 57.5mm shock, you would want to remove spacers to make it longer? That makes much more sense.  Thanks for the explanation!

Exactly. Think of the spacers more like bump stops which limit how far the piston can go into the body. Cheers!

July 15, 2020, 8:22 a.m.
Posts: 226
Joined: March 6, 2017
Re: How hard is it to swap RS Super Deluxe travel spacers???

Posted by: shoreboy

Posted by: T-mack

Posted by: heathen

I have the new Scout on route and want to run it 160F 150R. (Boutique Sight)

So I need to swap out travel spacers. Sock is 205mm x 57.5mm I need to change it to 205mm x 62.5mm. RS makes no mention of it in their service document but you can see it. I cant find the spacers for sale. I would need the 2.5mm travel spacer.

Will there be frame contact with the added travel? I wanted to do the same with my Sentinel but it was already super close so I chose not to. Fluid Function would have spacers I'm sure or get a machine shop to make you one out of delrin or whatever.

Transition states on their website that the new scout can be ridden with 140mm (205x57.5mm shock) or 150mm (205x62.5mm), so I am hoping they checked on that :) Im still not clear on how you make a shorter stroked shock into a longer one with spacers?

The metric shocks come in families of i2i's.  205 i2i shocks are all technically 65mm until they throw in spacers to decrease travel all the way down to 57.5mm. This cut way down on random size shocks for the manufacturers to have to make for the different bike brands and made it so the bike brands had 1 size i2i to work with depending on the bikes 'genre' ie 205mm i2i, 210mm i2i for bigger bikes etc.

July 15, 2020, 7:24 a.m.
Posts: 226
Joined: March 6, 2017
Re: How hard is it to swap RS Super Deluxe travel spacers???

Posted by: heathen

I have the new Scout on route and want to run it 160F 150R. (Boutique Sight)

So I need to swap out travel spacers. Sock is 205mm x 57.5mm I need to change it to 205mm x 62.5mm. RS makes no mention of it in their service document but you can see it. I cant find the spacers for sale. I would need the 2.5mm travel spacer.

Will there be frame contact with the added travel? I wanted to do the same with my Sentinel but it was already super close so I chose not to. Fluid Function would have spacers I'm sure or get a machine shop to make you one out of delrin or whatever.

July 1, 2020, 4:37 p.m.
Posts: 226
Joined: March 6, 2017
Re: Magura MT5/Trail/MT7 questions

Posted by: Hepcat

Posted by: T-mack

Also the Kool Stop 1 piece pads work awesome and cheap af

Pad replacement time for Magura MT-5's. One piece pad is better I take it, and sintered or metallic for better bite? I can't remember exactly how each compound feels from previous brakes.

Btw, been very happy with these. Lovely feel, and bite point hasn't moved in 6 months I've had them.

Any pad suggestions?

I recently got the sintered (Gold Back) 4 piece Kool stops and they're meh. Not sure why but not super impressed. The organic Kool Stop (Red Back) ones wore faster but seemed to stop better for me and I'm a big guy. Kind of backwards I know.

http://www.koolstop.com/english/disc_magura.html

I'm more of a fan of the 4 piece setup just from the ability to balance the pistons easier but I really have no complaints towards the 1 piece either.

Cheers

July 1, 2020, 4:26 p.m.
Posts: 226
Joined: March 6, 2017
Re: Squamish just ain't what it used to be

To be on the Strava leaderboards you have to pay for a subscription now, I know a majority of my friends chose not to get the sub and my guess is that trend is consistent for mtbers in the s2s. So the fact that Strava is the cause of hoards of people braiding trails doesnt add up anymore, maybe 6 months ago but not now.

Also consider that the sheer pace of mtbing around here has gotten faster due to the equipment and general progression. This can cause braids as people accidentally blow off the trail, especially on older trails built with slower speeds in mind.

Theres lots of new riders these days and as mentioned above, it takes one person to accidentally cut a line and everyone will follow. I doubt it's a result of Strava and more a case of many factors.

June 28, 2020, 5:58 p.m.
Posts: 226
Joined: March 6, 2017
Found Pump

Found on a particular Tri-cities mtn. If you think it might be yours hmu.

Cheers

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