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Feb. 5, 2020, 1:29 p.m.
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Re: Shimano brakes

Well, bugger me. That is a fantastic method for the whole process. Especially not having to piss around with pressurizing the system afterwards. I also hate working with mineral oil.

It’s pretty similar to the Hope method except they use the lever to create pressure to push the fluid through and then opening/closing the bleed valve at the bottom.

Feb. 5, 2020, 8:14 a.m.
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Re: Shimano brakes

I thought Shimanos were a one-way bleeding method, push through from caliper up to catch cup.

That Shimano little bleeding cup is a godsend but I hate with a vengeance the crappy connection I always get with the caliper. At some point I always end up with the tube falling off and then sodding slippy mineral oil everywhere. If they could address that then I’d be more into bleeding Shimano brakes, unless that is fixed if I bought into a more expensive bleeding kit. SRAM’s bleeding edge port is a thing of beauty.

Jan. 24, 2020, 12:04 p.m.
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Re: 2020 Fromme trail conditions

The gate is open, but I came across significant deadfall out there on the lower section.

Two large trees across mtn highway, one 100m before floppy entrance, one just before Bobsled.

One large tree is across the lower berms on Floppy and the exit is covered in branches.

Lower Griffin and King of the Shore have significant trees across them and a ton of standing water.

Kick out those puddles as you go!

Jan. 16, 2020, 9:52 a.m.
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Re: Mini pump or CO2 inflator

I pack CO2 for emergency reseating - but for all other duties a small blackburn pump.

Jan. 12, 2020, 5:35 p.m.
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Re: splitboarding DIY - anyone done this?

That's interesting about the Burtons, but it's using the 'standard' non-channel setup so might not be an issue if I decide to go that way, but like a lot of people have mentioned, get a splitboard as a complete off one of the snow forums.

Now I'm thinking about taking a jigsaw to it and cutting a deep swallowtail into it instead, haha

Dec. 26, 2019, 7:38 p.m.
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Re: splitboarding DIY - anyone done this?

yeah, adding in all the other parts is a given, but if I can split and finish a board I have sitting around, might be a win...

Dec. 26, 2019, 4:46 p.m.
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Re: splitboarding DIY - anyone done this?

Posted by: Brocklanders

Are you saying cut the thing on a table saw and rig it to be a split board? I'm not even going to google it, bad idea out of the gate. Don't wanna know.

Hahaha, I have to say, I'm leaning to that as well. I have a fish sitting around and if anyone was "yeah super easy and well worth it" then I'd be on it, but a little voice was in my ear to be echoes by you.

Looking at how little symphony is getting I figure I'll have a good year to build up some kit.

Dec. 26, 2019, 10:27 a.m.
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splitboarding DIY - anyone done this?

Has anyone here split a board for use? I’m not looking to hit backcountry quite yet, but marching round the edge of Symphony bowl looks like it would be a lot easier if I split my burton fish in half instead of carried it....

Or the other side is I can slowly pick bits up, but it certainly adds up for something that won’t see as much use as my other boards.

Nov. 12, 2019, 3:39 p.m.
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Re: Any leads for media blasting a frame on North Shore or nearby?

I got a fast, considered reply with a good price and a great timeframe for a raw stripdown. I would *love* a Toxik paint job but I generally klutz everything I own after a while so it would be depressing to see it scratch up.

I guess the only other question is possible resale - how many people would pass up because it's a raw frame?

Nov. 6, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
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Lost on Fromme : Dakine Slayer elbow pad

It fell out of my helmet somewhere between parking lot and Ladies entrance..

thanks in advance

Nov. 4, 2019, 8:46 p.m.
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Re: Any leads for media blasting a frame on North Shore or nearby?

looks like Mr Harald would be just the ticket. Thanks for the insights everyone!

Nov. 2, 2019, 2:38 p.m.
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Any leads for media blasting a frame on North Shore or nearby?

The paintwork on my bike is getting tatty so I want to knock it back to a raw aluminium and possibly add a clearcoat over new decals.

Can anyone recommend any outfits on the North Shore (or within 50km) that do media blasting  (and maybe a clearcoating service too) ?

Or I could use a paint stripper/wire wool/200 - 800 grit combo- in that case what would anyone recommend as I'm not familiar with North American chemicals.

I'll probably have to redo the crowns on my pike anyways, so chemical recommendations would be helpful

cheers in advance

shitty paint guy

Oct. 22, 2019, 6:05 p.m.
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Re: Vote for Dave!

Nice one!

Oct. 3, 2019, 9:17 a.m.
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Re: Work on Fromme Climbing Trail

I enjoy using this for Fromme - start at McNair, climb in through Mountain View Park to Griffin Ascent -> Lower Griffin->King of The Shore -> Roadside Attraction

Mix it up by either climbing onwards up Middle Griffin and back into Roadside or go full on and take Upper Griffin all the way to Cedar Trail exit

What I enjoy about these climbs is that they can be taken as slowly or as speedily as the rider wants. If I'm in a easy-spin-in-my-lowest-gear mood, it's all about body position to stop front end lifting or rear end slipping.

From then, if I really want to put the hate on my legs, Wardens is only 2 switchbacks away

Whoops, I thought this was 'other climbs you appreciate on Fromme' - needed more coffee.

Well, the climb from Perth all the way into Ed's Access to Mad Access into Top Mad Hatter made me wish for the sweet embrace of Dreamweaver uphill

Sept. 21, 2019, 8:19 a.m.
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Re: Work on Fromme Climbing Trail

That route would be an excellent addition to the existing networks. I’d like to see the weird janky ending on the Dempsey Connector rerouted to come out nearer the Fromme entrance gate, it would be a great green run for lower level traffic to link both sides of the mountain. 

Currently the DNV/parks generally considers this work to be within their wheelhouse but it’s obvious to see that the NSMBA can build and maintain these trails - Good Sir Martin is an example of how a premier trail can be constructed by dedicated builders and sustain massive amounts of traffic. This is where emailing dnv to get this going is paramount. Political movement/will comes from grass roots activism.

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