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Jan. 23, 2022, 9:51 p.m.
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Re: 2020 Fromme trail conditions

Any updates? I’ve been out of commish for awhile.

April 26, 2021, 10:21 p.m.
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Re: Vaccines for all of us... assuming all the people under 40 left this forum.

Whoa. I've missed you guys. 

I'm on day 14 of quarantine but as of midnight tonight I can get poked. I just need to find a poker.

Feb. 24, 2021, 10:35 a.m.
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Re: Trade bikes/parts/gear for auto body work?

Insurance for a kid as primary driver is fucking absurd.

Feb. 22, 2021, 12:01 p.m.
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Re: Trade bikes/parts/gear for auto body work?

LOL. Nothing too dramatic POZ but a couple of scrapes for sure. We might have hit a stone wall with me riding shotgun. Luckily the sidewalk wasn't littered with babies and we didn't hit too hard. 

Thanks Andy. Mike is a friend of a friend so I'll get in touch with him. A good start.

Feb. 22, 2021, 8:54 a.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2021 - Hardtail Thread

Just bolted a 170 mm Fox 36 to the front of the Honzo ESD for the final chapter of the test. Looking forward to trying it but I wish more of my buddies rode hard tails. That would make it more fun, and less punishing trying to keep up. It’s pretty rewarding when I do though.

Feb. 22, 2021, 8:46 a.m.
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Trade bikes/parts/gear for auto body work?

Does anybody know a keen mountain biker who owns or works at an auto body shop and is interested in contra? I currently have a lot of great stuff to trade, and a daughter who is learning to drive!

Nov. 2, 2020, 11:18 p.m.
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Re: Why did cush core have to be so good?

I cut grooves in a couple of regular valves and they worked just fine. But if you buy a set of Cushcore valves are included.

Aug. 8, 2020, 10:02 a.m.
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Re: Tannus inserts are ordered.

If you look at how easy trials motos are on trails the answer may be no Mark. Improved grip means less sliding as well.

Had my second ride on these yesterday and I’ve been blown away. I think there is a lot more going on than the Tannus PR indicates. It seems the insert acts like suspension and when there is an impact to the tire it increases pressure so air that is within the insert stays put until it is slowly released by the 4 slits. It acts a little like Procore st first and it allows outrageously low pressures to provide ample support.

I’ll have to check but I think I was under 14 psi front and rear on a top to bottom that included TNT and Cambodia yesterday. Sidewall support and grip are ridiculous. And this was with DHR2s with exo casings.

All this for 160 grams. I was on Rimpacts before this and they are very good aside from the sidewall support, but they don’t come close to the new Tannus.

May 12, 2020, 2:18 p.m.
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Re: I've plateaued...what to do about it?

I'm late to this thread but this may not have been mentioned. Tips from pro rider etc. about how to deal with a slump. 

https://nsmb.com/articles/15-tips-dump-slump/

Feb. 7, 2020, 3:41 p.m.
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Shimano XTR 9100 Hubs - Cup and Cone FTW?

I just did a rebuild with Jeff at Bikeroom on a set of XTR 9100 hubs and before I publish my article I wanted to hear some opinions from the big brains in here. And the small ones actually. 

Do cup and cone hubs scare you? Do you love cartridge bearings? Do you run Chris King to get the best of both worlds? 

Personally I'm a bit of a traditionalist so I appreciate them from that perspective and I like the user serviceability without special tools, aside from 22mm cone wrenches. I also like never worrying about my hubs getting destroyed because of a lack of maintenance which tilts me toward cartridge bearings. 

I'll add a poll question.

Dec. 23, 2019, 12:22 p.m.
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Merry Christmas (and a request!)

I just wanted to say thanks to those of you on the Gear board for keeping things moving so nicely. I always learn new things when I'm lurking and I appreciate the excellent group think that goes on here.

About that request...

If those of you who haven't yet filled out our survey could please give it a look we'd be eternally grateful. This not only gives us valuable info, it helps keeps the lights on around here. It only takes a few minutes.

https://nsmb.com/articles/yftc-nsmb-reader-survey/

Hope to see some of you on the trails in 2020!

Cam

June 14, 2019, 11:09 a.m.
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Re: Teeter Totters on North Van trails to be removed...

I finally had a response from DNV but it was not definitive. This completely contradicts what the District has told other stakeholders - and this is firsthand. We'll see if I get a reply after I pointed that out. I don't think District employees are authorized to lie to the public or 'journalists.'

June 10, 2019, 11:33 a.m.
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Teeter Totters on North Van trails to be removed...

I have heard from a firsthand source (no hearsay this time) that the DNV plans to decommission all teeter totters - which I suppose means all of them on land managed by DNV. I'm hoping to create a backlash against this silly proposal before it goes ahead.

I can think of only two on Fromme right now (Ladies and Pipeline) and one on Boogieman on Seymour.

Are there some I'm forgetting or unaware of?

Please feel free to start spreading the word about this right now though. Time may be short.

Thanks

Dec. 29, 2018, 12:51 a.m.
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Re: Bikes you would buy if only they held a bottle.

Bumbag FTW!

Sept. 3, 2018, 10:55 p.m.
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Re: Educate me on Tubeless

Perfect use of raw dogged. Although I always wear gloves to put on reluctant rubbers.

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