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Aug. 21, 2016, 2:39 p.m.
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Gord Downie - Fuck Cancer

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Aug. 10, 2016, 10:09 p.m.
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NSMB - 2016 - Hardtail Thread

Got me a new bike so I could post in this thread:

Marin Pine Mountain 2.
They smartened up an' put Schwalbe Knobby Nics on current production models. Gonna set it up tubeless, which should save about a pound and a half of bike fat right from the get go

Aug. 10, 2016, 9:31 p.m.
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NSMB - 2016 - Hardtail Thread

Question for the hardtail aficionados: Looking for a burly STEEL hardtail w/26" wheels. Chromag has some leftover/demo 26" wheeled Stylus frames which look like what I am after. Any other STEEL hardtail long travel frame I should consider?

PS: Just to make it difficult, 31.6 seat post [HTML_REMOVED] threaded BB too!

Cotic still does a 26" wheel'd BFe:
http://www.cotic.co.uk/product/BFe26
I have a ~2010 one and it is great!

March 17, 2016, 6:02 p.m.
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"Jumbo Glacier officially becomes resort municipality"

Maybe it's just me, but if you are making a doc about keeping a ski resort away from Jumbo why put in the sweet skiing clips?

'cause Patagonia has skiing clothes to sell, and Sweetgrass has skiing films to sell.
It is only natural.(Pun?)

Feb. 28, 2016, 8:07 p.m.
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Blenders

The key measure of a blender is… Does it chooch?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lA0kiYqyBmo

Dec. 17, 2015, 8:55 p.m.
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KNIPEX

I'm a sucker for cool tools.
I checked out their website, although they are not shy to repeatedly state they are German based I could not find any info pertaining to where they are manufactured.

I have a pliers-wrench sitting on my desk right now. It has "MADE IN GERMANY" right on the casting, and on the handles too.
I think it's safe to say that's where they're actually made.:D

They are very nice, and have caused the retirement of channel lock pliers, a couple crescent wrenches, and smaller pipe wrenches.
Certainly no replacement for a full on wrench or socket set, though.
Amazon.ca seems to have the best price, or they did when I got mine.

Not Knipex, but still interesting, is this hex key set I got recently… Wiha Magic Ring ball end hex keys They were on sale when I bought them, but don't seem to be now. Wiha often has sales though. Usually 30-50% off.

Sept. 15, 2015, 12:32 p.m.
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Replace your pedals

Definitely metal fatigue. Nothing to do with casting, since this isn't a cast part.

sauce: took a semester of metallurgy in colledj, design round metal things sometimes.

March 17, 2015, 10:48 p.m.
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Stiff Enduro Shoes with Crank Bros Mallet DHs?

I have Mallets on various bikes, the old kind with the one-piece cage though. Possibly the newer ones are thinner.
I also use Mavic shoes-the Switchback which I don't think is made anymore. One spacer under each cleat eliminated most interference.

Overall, a pretty good combination.

Mavic shoes seem to run on the narrow side, so you should be fine there.

Jan. 26, 2015, 11:52 p.m.
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Phones That Don't Smash To Pieces?

This is probably the closest thing:
http://www.sonimtech.ca/xp7/

Jan. 18, 2015, 10:38 p.m.
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MTB With a lot less "M"

Saskatchewan is not as terrible a place as it once was. Saskatoon is better than Regina-it feels like a city. Regina feels like it has about 10,000 people.
Prince Albert NP has some nice trails. At least the ones I've been forced to go hiking on sure looked like they'd be enjoyable on a bike…
Winter is cruel; get a fatbike, confuse snowmobilists with your tire tracks.

I do not find the bugs here in Saskieland as bad as MB, where I'm from…take that for what it's worth.

Jan. 4, 2015, 11:44 a.m.
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NSMB - 2015 – Hardtail Thread

Seem as more options get introduced it confuses people more.

Surly is calling it "PF41".

Not designed by them as a system.

It's an adaption / rename of the Shimano BB86, BB90, BB92.

The ID spec for the bb on a Shimano system is 41mm. Shimano uses the nominal shell width in the nomenclature of their system. Aftermarket supplies have taken to using the shell ID in their name I assume to not infringe on using the Shimano name.

I think Surly would be further ahead to just say they've decided to use the Shimano spec in their press fit bb's.

What I meant was it is their frame, machined for their BB, not that it is something magical and new.
Anyhow, we'll see if it falls out or creaks or whatever. Hope not. That would dampen the fun considerably.

Jan. 3, 2015, 10:24 p.m.
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NSMB - 2015 – Hardtail Thread

What size is yours? And are you going to keep the rigid fork or go for a Bluto?

16"- I am ~5'9" but have short legs, so standover is an issue..especially in snow!

Going to wait and see in the fork department. Big issue with Bluto for me is it doesn't work at all below -10, without modifications.
Plus this thing was expensive enough as it is!! :lol:

Jan. 3, 2015, 8:12 p.m.
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NSMB - 2015 – Hardtail Thread

Love it. Might be my next bike if I end up in Alberta. I am slightly hesitant about pressfit BB, but I'd like to think that Surly knows what they're doing.

If you don't, WHO WILL?

I am unworried about the BB, personally. It's their own BB in their own frame, designed as a system.

Jan. 2, 2015, 7:03 p.m.
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NSMB - 2015 – Hardtail Thread


Finally, a new bike.
Thru axles everywhere! No horizontal dropouts or offset frame craziness to make wheel removal a pain!
Absurd levels of fun

Dec. 29, 2014, 12:50 p.m.
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Anyone Ride Fat Bikes?

Gots me an icecream truck. More better for general bashing around than Moonlander. It just wants to GO. Feels much lighter than the moonlander, but is "only" about 1kg less hefty.

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