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Feb. 14, 2020, 11:23 p.m.
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Re: Gravel Biking.

Squamish.  Dropbar has some great routes on their weekly ride  

https://www.dropbarcycles.com/news-notes-ready

Feb. 1, 2020, 12:56 a.m.
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Re: Your top ten must do rides for this season

Pedal Auckland to Rotorua, then teach some Kiwis how to race B-Team style.

Dec. 27, 2019, 2:22 p.m.
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Re: Fact of the day

Posted by: switch

Interesting fact:  the sun burns through 600 million tons of hydrogen every second.

That fucker hasn't learned about climate change yet?!

Dec. 1, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
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Re: Poll: How often do you service your fork?

She asks why you're still trolling nsmb. lol

Dec. 1, 2019, 9:17 a.m.
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Re: Poll: How often do you service your fork?

Posted by: syncro

lol - you need to go back and read this thread from the beginning, it's a shitshow of disinformation.

Troll.

Dec. 1, 2019, 9:16 a.m.
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Re: Poll: How often do you service your fork?

Posted by: -Alex2-

Posted by: heckler

I’m terrified of what the oil smells like so refuse to open it  

Any idea what changed in the last 20 years so forks need constant service now?

Sarcasm is not your forte, eh?  

My old Bomber is stiff yet bouncy (in a bad kind if way) and relegated to the the 94 Rockhopper that hangs in the shed, only coming out of seclusion now that there’s a new pumptrack next door. That fork needed a servicing 15 years ago and it still desperately needs one but I won’t pull it apart for fear of what I might find and not be able to replace. 

I suspect your answer is that damping technology has improved so much but at a price of being far more noticeable now when a fork looses performance.

Dec. 1, 2019, 12:12 a.m.
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Re: What's the deal with these strobe lights?

Posted by: Vikb

I'm the grouchy old guy yelling at other cyclists on the bikepath to let them know their high power LED fast strobes are not making me happy.  ;-)

I just fired up my high beam and helmet strobe.  He got the point, we both turned down our lights and I said thanks. 

Its the fucking ebikes who insist on blowing past uphill on doing 60 without any indication they’re coming up behind me.  They're called bells people, use them or slow down!

Ill take two of that T-shirt please.

Nov. 30, 2019, 11:51 p.m.
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Re: Poll: How often do you service your fork?

My ‘99 Bomber Z1 BAM has never been serviced and still feels as good as when I got it in ‘02.

For realz.   I’m terrified of what the oil smells like so refuse to open it  

The rest of my forks get cleaned and lube oil changed at home every few months.   So easy, so cheap,  so worth it.

Nov. 18, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
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Re: I feel bad for the Hikers...

And from NSMBA 101:

Please remember that we are all ambassadors for mountain biking​. The behaviour of a single mountain biker reflects on the mountain biking community as a whole.

Multi Use Trails

Trails designated as multi use are to be enjoyed by all (mountain bikes, runners, and hikers) – the symbols clearly depict this. The dog paw represents trails which are suitable for commercial dog walkers.

Each user group must share the trail – courtesy has the right of way!

Nov. 8, 2019, 7:57 a.m.
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Re: Hitch Rack Obscuring License Plate -> $230

Just be glad we dont need the half metre square metal warning sign they do in Italy!  I’ve seen this contraption bungy strapped to bikes doing 130 kph on the autostrada.  Scary  

https://youtu.be/71Whq9qgb-k

Nov. 8, 2019, 7:53 a.m.
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Re: Hitch Rack Obscuring License Plate -> $230

Posted by: niels@nsmb.com

I've never really understood why hitch-mounted bike racks in North America don't have their own plate and duplicated lights like they do in Europe.

Right?!   Although they are a bit overboard IMO. 

https://youtu.be/ZDk7QK4brpI

Skip to 1:20 unless you like machining factory action.

Oct. 19, 2019, 7:28 p.m.
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Re: Vote for Dave!

sick riding Dave.

Oct. 18, 2019, 6:22 a.m.
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Re: NBR vacuum my house

Bagless FTW. But if you already have two, why ask about a third?

Oct. 14, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
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Re: local-ish rides with great views?

SSC has some great views according to my insta-feed. Mostly off logging roads though.  Time for a gravel bike?

Oct. 14, 2019, 11:46 a.m.
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Re: local-ish rides with great views?

Not local but you can’t beat the alps or dolomites for views.  A gravel road or gondola up to the peak of most mountains with a restaurant/bar at the top.   BC’s wilderness is awesome but we certainly lack in amenities our peaks.   

How is the S2S gondola doing?  That and P2P are the only comparisons I can think of, but they are both overcrowded due to the scarcity of similar attractions.

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