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June 27, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
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Re: OneUp EDC Tool

Just watched the instillation video and I'm pretty impressed with the level of engineering and the instillation tool design. 

I don't think I'll be buying one until I have a frame with a water bottle mount though. Since I have to carry water on my back I might as well carry the tools as well. 

June 26, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
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Re: Any 26 Plus Riders Out There?

Thanks, It sounds like it would have the same drawbacks of using 27+ tires on a 29er frame. Do you think this will catch on the same way as 27+ has or will this be pretty niche?

June 26, 2017, 9:51 p.m.
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Re: Low Pressure Gauges

Did you find the stand alone gauge to be a lot more accurate than the gauge on your floor pumps? My floor pump is good at inflating tires but I've wondered about the accuracy of the gauge.

June 25, 2017, 4:38 p.m.
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Re: Any 26 Plus Riders Out There?

I've been wondering about this as well. Could you run 26+ wheels in a 27.5 frame if it had pretty generous tire clearance?

June 18, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
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Re: Recommendations for a good pair of riding sunglasses?

Posted by: Cabana76

Posted by: D-Type

Posted by: sjshaw672

You might find some anti-fog safety glasses if you look around?

Also... What is 'racket ball'? Is it the Canadian name for tennis? (never heard it here in the UK)

I think it's called squash in the UK. Its like tennis but it's played in a big room and you bounce the ball off the walls to score points. It was popular in the US in the 80s.

Racketball and squash are two seperate sports.  Squash is played with a small ball that doesn't bouce well at all whereas racketball is played with a ball that bouces much higher.  

Both are played inside a walled court, but each has a different set of boundary lines.  IMHO, squash is much, much better and give you a great workout.

Back to the topic of eyewear - squash glasses may be the trick.  $20 at the sports store for a set of Head brand glasses that never fog on the court.  Might be a cheap solution

Thanks for clarifying! I probably skimmed the Wikipedia article a little too fast lol.

June 18, 2017, 7:32 p.m.
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Re: Recommendations for a good pair of riding sunglasses?

Posted by: sjshaw672

You might find some anti-fog safety glasses if you look around?

Also... What is 'racket ball'? Is it the Canadian name for tennis? (never heard it here in the UK)

I think it's called squash in the UK. Its like tennis but it's played in a big room and you bounce the ball off the walls to score points. It was popular in the US in the 80s.

June 18, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
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Re: Not so baggy - baggy shorts

The Ambit shorts look good! I'll add the Giro Venture shorts. I haven't worn them but I ran into a guy on the trail and they seem to have the fit you're looking for.

June 18, 2017, 2:04 p.m.
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Re: do you service your own hubs?

Posted by: yourmightyruler

Posted by: D-Type

Posted by: ReductiMat

The only think I don't do on my bike are shocks and fork cartridges.

Hubs are easy peasey, however if the free hub uses tiny springs prepare to hate life (I'm looking at you i9).  Work on a clean floor.

A lesson I learned last year was to not gauge hub bearing happiness by the ones you have easy access to check.  All but one of the ones I'm running (front an rear) are awesome after ~250 park days, but one in the free hub had half the balls remaining... I had thought it was cassette/chain/derailleur related until I had replaced all those.

I agree about the i9 springs! The little ramps that Hope uses are much easier to work with.

I lost one of my i9 springs...I might just go to a hardware store and see if they have something close enough. 

Luckily I swapped over to the steel freehub and got the entire assembly.

You can actually buy the springs from i9 for $1 a piece if you can't find something locally. 

June 17, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
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Re: Protective Frame Tape?

Awesome, I'll have to give it a try

June 16, 2017, 8:18 p.m.
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Re: Home Bike Workshops

I recommend a good vice. It's almost like having a third pair of hands for fork rebuilds and pressing/removing bearings. I want to make some changes to my workshop as well so I'm looking forward to this thread. 

I also agree with whoever recommended good lighting. I have some overhead lights in my garage and it's way better than the dim single bulb light I had before.

June 15, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
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Re: do you service your own hubs?

Posted by: ReductiMat

The only think I don't do on my bike are shocks and fork cartridges.

Hubs are easy peasey, however if the free hub uses tiny springs prepare to hate life (I'm looking at you i9).  Work on a clean floor.

A lesson I learned last year was to not gauge hub bearing happiness by the ones you have easy access to check.  All but one of the ones I'm running (front an rear) are awesome after ~250 park days, but one in the free hub had half the balls remaining... I had thought it was cassette/chain/derailleur related until I had replaced all those.

I agree about the i9 springs! The little ramps that Hope uses are much easier to work with.

June 15, 2017, 6:56 p.m.
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Re: Stiff Enduro Shoes with Crank Bros Mallet DHs?

Have you tried the Five Ten Kestrel? They're definitely stiff but I would skip them if you do a lot of hike a bike. The soles are also super durable so the delaminate problem of the Giros is less of an issue. I use mine with Crank Brothers Mallet E pedals and I imagine they would work well with the Mallet DH too.

June 15, 2017, 4:32 p.m.
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Re: do you service your own hubs?

I've done the freehubs on my i9 and Hope hubs. They were both pretty easy to work on and didn't require any really special tools. I needed a bearing press and the Santa Cruz one worked pretty well. I used a friend's vice and that made the job a lot easier.

June 15, 2017, 4:13 p.m.
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Re: Recommendations for a good pair of riding sunglasses?

Another option is racquetball glasses. I found a nice pair at a sporting goods store for about $20. The quality was better than my hardware store glasses and they were designed to take a racquetball so hopefully they will hold up in a crash.

June 15, 2017, 3:54 p.m.
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Re: Protective Frame Tape?

Posted by: StinkinRutBeer

I've used some of this Clear Gorilla tape I once had sitting around the house. It's quite thick and tough so held up to lots of abuse

This seems cheap and easy to find. Does it leave any residue when it's removed?

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