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Dec. 24, 2020, 8:38 p.m.
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Re: hot sauces and peppers

Posted by: JBV

what are the Carolina reapers like?

good and hot!

Dec. 24, 2020, 8:52 a.m.
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Re: hot sauces and peppers

I've been dabbling in making hot sauces lately. mostly due to exchange rates and trying to order the sauces to replicate the Hot Ones hot sauce lineup. paying 25 CAD for a bottle of the Fiery Chipotle was not on a 'must do' so i started around to make a clone based off the ingredients list. that sauce is awesome, and the pineapple in it with the smokey chipotle and the fruity habanero is great. every time i make a batch i have a dozen orders to fill for friends that want a bottle.

that said, i keep the cupboard at work stocked with sauces and we get wings from costco to recreate the hotones lineup. the last dab xxx is so good, and da bomb is the worst thing i've had to eat... 

i also started making fermented hot sauces, out of any pepper i could get my hands on. thankfully lots of people plant some pepper plants for the lolz and realize they cant eat a kilo of Carolina reapers, so i make sauce, give them sauce. I use the silicone mason jar kits and 1l jars. There is tons of info out there on the internet. plus it's salt and water and peppers. then add your flavour / acid in the end.

i recommend playing around and making some sauces.

Nov. 13, 2020, 3:10 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 1, 2004
Re: fast food

I know it's not in Van - but down at Departure Bay beach in Nanaimo there is a place called 'The Kebap' 

link to trip advisor .. yum

Oct. 24, 2020, 12:25 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 1, 2004
Re: clips

I ran mallets bitd, went through too many axles. moved onto the resin caged shimano dh. bombproof but heavy.

on xt trails now.  1 pair is 7 years old. still going. i dont miss the cage.

Oct. 6, 2020, 2:50 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 1, 2004
Re: how bout a good ol fashioned tire thread

Posted by: JVP

Posted by: mrraulduke

I just set up a set of Conti Baron and Kaiser yesterday after a summer on the Michi Wild Enduros. I haven't put them to a wet test, but i did aim at some roots i'd avoid. i dint die, this was a good thing. with the weather getting ready to turn, I look forward to testing out the wet performance. I normally run a MM up front, DHRII in the rear for winters here.

The Kaiser felt a bit faster rolling than the Michi out back on an easy logging road climb. it looks quite ramped.

I'm Conti-curious. Haven't ridden that brand in ages, but I know they have good rubber.

Wouldn't the Kaiser be a better front, and the Baron rear?  Baron looks fast, but those side knobs look pretty wimpy (I tend to kill wimpy side knobs in weeks **cough cough Dissector cough ***).  I also prefer strong braking in the front, the rear can just follow along in the slop.

My dream rear rear tire is slightly faster rolling than a DHR 'Terra, but with better wet root grip than the Aggressor.

Well, I have 1 little ride, but people ahead of me in the forum here say that the Baron sticks to roots. Tts widely spaced and looks like it would be slow on the rear. I'll see tonight, and more importantly later this week when the rains come if  Heathen is right and i should only stick with an Assegai and DHR2 ....

Oct. 5, 2020, 7:36 a.m.
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Joined: Dec. 1, 2004
Re: how bout a good ol fashioned tire thread

I just set up a set of Conti Baron and Kaiser yesterday after a summer on the Michi Wild Enduros. I haven't put them to a wet test, but i did aim at some roots i'd avoid. i dint die, this was a good thing. with the weather getting ready to turn, I look forward to testing out the wet performance. I normally run a MM up front, DHRII in the rear for winters here.

The Kaiser felt a bit faster rolling than the Michi out back on an easy logging road climb. it looks quite ramped.

Sept. 24, 2020, 8:54 a.m.
Posts: 29
Joined: Dec. 1, 2004
Re: how bout a good ol fashioned tire thread

Posted by: Brocklanders

Posted by: Endur-Bro

^ Is this a joke? 

Michelin Wild Enduro Front and Rear is the hottest Enduro-Bro Fuck Boi tyre combo of 2020. I’d say a Maxxis Assguy/DHRII would be a second with some weirdly named Schwalbe Eddy/Betty/Mary combo. 

Be avant-garde and run Michelin DH22 F/R or DH22/DH34 F/R combo on your enduro/trail/pedal bike.

Haha. No not a joke.

Everyone I ride with pretty much uses maxxis only.  So ya looking for some honest feed back on the wild Enduros. The review on pinkbike wasn't so great.

I have run them since the spring, so i had a bit of wet weather performance on mine. I was told to get the Gum X F+R for my island riding. previously dhf / dhr in summer, magic mary/dhr winter. I have yet to run across another rider in my area that runs them. it seems that Maxxis rules the roost here. 

I like them, they work. they are cheaper than Maxxis. will buy again. I had 1 puncture, my fault for a bad line, jumping into some blast rock granite shards. that was back in the spring. 1 plug. its still there, tire still good. Tire life seems to of been the same as a DHR2. the bike this tire is on was in for warrenty, so i missed 7 weeks of riding. riding is a mix of Enduro/DH, some xc / trail and some dusty Silverstar laps.

June 11, 2020, 1:31 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 1, 2004
Re: broken rear hub axle

i've done it on a Sram hub. Broke the hub axle, frame 12mm thru axle was fine. couldnt figure our where the weird rubbing noise was coming from as the wheel was on tight. But i also killed the freehub on the same hub at a different time .. i chalked it up to a shite hub.

on a hope pro 2 i broke everything but the hub axle... bearings, 2 of the 6 disc bolt holes, cracked freehubs, broken pawls....

April 23, 2020, noon
Posts: 29
Joined: Dec. 1, 2004
Re: Monopitch Roofs

well, since it's an Accessory building it is deemed 'less dangerous' i assume, IE, not continuously occupied, people don't sleep in it, ect.

Good building practice is always encouraged, to prevent settlement, frost heaves, ect. a small strip footing isn't hard to make, and it's nive to have the 200mm concrete upstand to prevent rot of the wood framing, ect. Coupled with the info above, it isn't that hard to get the permits and build a shed / garage

I took a quick look at the RMOW website and i couldn't see a dedicated accessory building permit link / checklist, however i'm sure a quick email / call will get you the links. sadly, every city has a different website layout and none are easy.

April 23, 2020, 10:54 a.m.
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Joined: Dec. 1, 2004
Re: Monopitch Roofs

An FYI for permitting, ect, I'm not sure about the RMOWs requirements, but the City of Nanaimo has a nice little sample accessory building drawing package that is easy to follow. while the BCBC is a pain in the ass to read, it has everything in it to follow for building.

accessory buildings are quite simple and i have helped neighbours prepare plans that are slight modifications to the attached.

https://www.nanaimo.ca/docs/property-development/building-permits/accessorybuildingrequirements.pdf

Nov. 19, 2019, 11:42 a.m.
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Joined: Dec. 1, 2004
Re: 170mm dropper post recommendations?

i've run the 210mm version all summer and its been bombproof. i'm not the lightest, and i'm a seated climber.  it has less stack than the fox transfer it replaced ( wanted more drop ) so i can get lower. i run it with a PNW loam lever, great dropper remote.

Aug. 1, 2019, 3:49 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 1, 2004
Re: Vancouver Island Trails

FTR - Zipper - Gravitron - Rollercoaster is one of my favorite Nanaimo runs. so smooth, so fast. less tech than Flanders - hutz. Or you can go up the road higher for Meatdraw - Rolelrcoaster. 

Next time go further up to Uter for a long upper and lower Uter - Flanders - max power - hutz lap and enjoy the burning forearms.

there are a few good trails above westwood - Panaramo - pink unicorn  - back up CTS to Shenanigans is fun times as well!

May 2, 2019, 8:48 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 1, 2004
Re: ONE UP Plastic Bars. Bar Feel?

i bought the same plastic bar from the same people who pointed out the head angle issue. once 'fast' run down the full duff and it was feeling good. coming from an alloy RF turbine.

March 6, 2019, 3:52 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 1, 2004
Re: RF aeffect cranks

i had a set on my hardtail. great cranks, replaced a set of XTs. rode them for a year, no creaks or groans with a XT bb.

they are currently on my wifes bike running well.

Feb. 8, 2019, 11:27 a.m.
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Joined: Dec. 1, 2004
Re: wife wants a new car...

I don't see those in TDI engine - only the TSI - which is a gas.

where did you get the TDI option?

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