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Jan. 1, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
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Cancer, Before I die

Happy new year rossco!
First post in this thread for me but been following since the first one. Cancer took my father years ago at 56 and it's hard every time I hear about someone getting sick.
You've got a great attitude and a huge support group and keep on fighting!!

FUCK CANCER

April 4, 2016, 9:34 p.m.
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Burnaby Mountain 2016

Never noticed the cameras but I did see that cat a few weeks ago near the top of the Trans Canada Trail climb. Thought it was a cougar at first but then noticed the short tail and ear tufts. It was standing in the middle of the trail. When it saw me it ran up the side of the trail, turned around and watched me ride by. Not sure if it was a Bobcat or a Lynx. Made my day, been riding burnaby for many years and the only wildlife I have seen are squirrels, raccoons and the occasional deer.

I grew up on garrow with our back gate on north road and spent alot of time on bby mountain growing up and saw many bobcats over the years. Bears, coyotes and of course deer. Used to feed them by hand thru the fence to the petro can plant.

April 4, 2016, 9:22 p.m.
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Ok make fun of this..

Yeah I think overtime had a ton of those for awhile before closing up, I got some 6" ones with aces in them for my rampant. Howled at first so took some grit cloth to them and since they've been great.

Dec. 25, 2015, 6:51 p.m.
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cool smallish pickups (global)

Yeah Shawn used to work at rpi then went off on his own and did the mk1 vr6 soon after. Rpi got word he was doing it and tried but he completed his first. I wish I still had my 2.0l 16v mk1.

Dec. 25, 2015, 1:56 p.m.
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cool smallish pickups (global)

Bring your wallet! Those things go for good money these days. I wonder if anyone ever did Syncro a Mk1…a lot of Mk2 parts fit and there were Syncro Mk2 Golfs in Europe…

If I remember correctly Shawn at momentum motorsports built one in the late 90's. I know for sure he did an mk2 g60 syncro. He was also the first to stuff a vr6 into an mk1. And a 400 hp turbo vr6 beetle. First shake down run with that one he came back with a broken front bumper, all he said was ' needs bigger brakes'. He did some cool/crazy stuff.

Dec. 21, 2015, 10:54 p.m.
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KNIPEX

Gotta go straight to hilti, the closest one is across from the ford dealer on lougheed at holdom. As for why they're not available at resellers I imagine because you wouldn't buy a Bentley at a Mitsubishi dealer.

Dec. 21, 2015, 9:13 p.m.
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KNIPEX

I've been working with cordless tools since I started in construction and have seen many brands and models come and go. Currently using hilti and find them the best. Granted they are quite pricey but this is one case where you pay for what you get. In our crew of over 40 employees many are using dewalt, makita, Bosch and Milwaukee and only hilti outlasts them all.

I've got 4 tools and 7 batteries and in 4 years have had one battery replaced under warranty and my 1/2" impact was also warranties. Prior to that I was all dewalt and constantly warranteeing batteries and tools. Still have some for backup and around the house but not up to jobsite use 8 hrs a day.

Sept. 3, 2015, 11:13 a.m.
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Electricians

Treeline and power pros are the best, if you know the right people. But in my 20 yrs in the trades it's more of if you're good to them they'll be good to you. Dinks get treated as Dinks.

Aug. 2, 2015, 9:12 p.m.
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Guns

That's a great gun, my dad had a 7mm rem mag with a Monte Carlo stock ( think it was the shape? ) went with him a few times to the old range on the Barnet, wish I had gotten into more as a youngster.

I just reloaded my first 20 rounds of 7mm REM MAG. I did a variety or bullets and used a balance beam and digital scale, I shall run them through my chrony and see how they do there and on target.

My 7mm MAG is an old Parker Hale with a slow twist, so it prefers lighter bullets versus the nowadays "the heavier the better" the young guys at the gun stores tell ya. Splitting between balance beam and digital scale, I loaded 67g of H1000 and did the following bullet types: ( 8 ) 154g Hornady Interlock SP, (6) 150g Nosler Ballistic Tip, and (6) 139g Hornady SST.

Been nervous to reload the big magnum cartridges but I think I have done enough mistakes with my handgun rounds that I took my time, rechecked everything twice, and I'm confident these should work well. Looking forward to some time at the range to test them!

June 26, 2015, 5:52 p.m.
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Clutch derailleur, narrow wide chain ring, hardtail...need a chainstay protector

Clear hockey tape ftw, cheap easy to use and little residue when you need to redo it.

Sept. 1, 2014, 11:07 p.m.
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Recommend me an electrician for a small job in NV

He did my kitchen reno, good guy, great work.

Aug. 26, 2014, 9:36 p.m.
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Tri-Cities 2014 Trail Conditions (PoMo, Coq, PoCo) (Merged)

Stinger is one of those trails. How's the beer at yellow dog? Been hoping to find somewhere closer to home for the growler fills…

Aug. 24, 2014, 9:37 p.m.
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Official Coast Gravity Park thread

Anybody heading up tomorrow? coming up solo would love to see some friends out there.

Aug. 5, 2014, 3:33 p.m.
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DT Swiss Freehub body removal

Echoing other comments here, both the 440 and 240 I have come apart super easy once you pull the end cap off. No special tools required

May 7, 2014, 8:42 p.m.
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thin light flats

I have heard others comment on the pin shedding on the nukeproof plastics before, and I guess I have just been really lucky on the three separate pairs I have put on three of my bikes. I have had far worse pin retention problems with Wellgo MG-1's in the past. I also don't notice the "bulge" in the middle that others have commented on, but appreciate the nuances that others may experience on their own setups.

I ran one set on my previous 2 dh bikes for 18 months and didn't lose one pin so hoping that first ride was an anomaly.

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