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June 17, 2022, 12:25 p.m.
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Re: ebikes on the Shore

^currently @ $19.6kCAD. waiting from someone to finally crack the $20k glass ceiling...

May 6, 2022, 8:59 a.m.
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Re: District of North Vancouver Natural Areas Trails Strategy Survey

Posted by: nolookdoug

I don't really blame the DNV here for blaming it on Seymour issues. Go on TrailForks and turn on Activity Recordings and it speaks for itself. It's nuts.

holy shit

May 6, 2022, 8:48 a.m.
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Re: To the ass-hat on Bridle today at 5pm...rant-warning

^didn't know monica passed (recently, too). as much as she was a thorn in our sides, she did stimulate valuable discussion / heightened awareness of our impact on the shore. only 65, too. RIP

May 3, 2022, 12:15 p.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2022 - Hardtail Thread...

rad marino. i still can't get over how cheap they are. *checks website* - $320USD for full custom??

April 22, 2022, 11:51 a.m.
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Re: Tubeless Tape

random: currently using scotch 8896; $20 per 25mm x 55m roll from amazon. no complaints.

April 18, 2022, 1:19 p.m.
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Re: Moving to Comox...

was in the area this w/e - the parents live in deep bay; as such, i've spent a good bit of time in the area over the years. deliberating the region as a retirement escape scenario. a fairly desirable blend of amenities.

April 11, 2022, 5:52 p.m.
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Re: The DNV sucks... Goodbye Blackbear pub

Posted by: Couch_Surfer

Posted by: DaveM

Back in the day, the pulled pork sandwich at the Black Bear was to die for. We thought so anyways. It changed over the years but we usually had a decent post ride burger there. Sad to see it going, the parking lot was usually full of bikes on racks.

Matterhorn Burger, Ostrich patty was the gold standard.

haven't been there for years, but those ostrich burgers were solid!

March 10, 2022, 1 p.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2022 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

goddamn that's hot

March 4, 2022, 1:07 p.m.
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Re: Repainting a frame?

Posted by: T-mack

Don't sandblast aluminum frames! Years ago a buddy did, painted it, built it up and a minute into the ride the whole bike folded LOL. Makes the thin aluminum even thinner. Instead use aircraft paint stripper. The stuff is super aggressive so use it in a ventilated area, then clean the frame in acetone after.

walnut blast works well on alu frames; removes finish without abrading the metal. i've had a few frames done over the years.

Jan. 28, 2022, 1:08 p.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2022 - Hardtail Thread...

sounds like dekerf has dabbled with ti frame repair; checked with him?

Jan. 28, 2022, 8:24 a.m.
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Re: Preferred Chainring size?

26/42 11 spd currently. dislike huge cassettes (aesthetics, weight, price). actually like the increased antisquat of the smaller ring on my bike, but may not be optimal on some suspension platforms.

Jan. 24, 2022, 4:56 p.m.
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Re: 2020 Fromme trail conditions

as of today - road is clear (except for the 5th corner) up to ladies; didn't go any further (fully covered with a few inches beyond & as far as I could see; may only be an extended localized patch?). anyways, apart from a couple small patches @ the top, ladies was clear & in fine shape. also, above the fog bank, which is nice.

Jan. 21, 2022, 10:20 p.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2022 - Hardtail Thread...

Posted by: syncro

Posted by: Vikb

Posted by: syncro

Hey, does anyone remember the name of that frame builder Perry mentioned  last year where you could select your build online and they were ridiculously cheap for what you got?

Sounds like Marino.

https://www.marinobike.com/

Similar, but not the same - thanks tho! The one I'm thinking of had a different order page where it showed a frame and measurement layouts and you could select the measurements/specs you wanted.

pretty sure that was marino? here's the custom frame page:

https://www.marinobike.com/product/custom-hardtail-mtb-bike-frame/

also: god damn, that's (still) dirt cheap. if i were in the market for a hardtail...

Jan. 19, 2022, 1:18 p.m.
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Re: COVID-19

saw this: 

A recent study out of the United Kingdom indicates a third dose of Moderna offered more effective protection against Omicron, compared to Pfizer. The study from the UK Health Security Agency showed that among those who received a Pfizer primary course, vaccine effectiveness was around 70% after a Pfizer booster, dropping to 45% after 10-plus weeks and stayed around 70 to 75% after a Moderna booster up to 9 weeks after booster.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1043807/technical-briefing-33.pdf

no, i haven't fact checked the brief. 

received a moderna booster this week (after 2 rounds of pfizer). unlike the previous shots, this is the first time i've had a reaction of any sort - mild flu-like symptoms (chills, body aches, etc).

Jan. 6, 2022, 8:51 a.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2022 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Posted by: Vandy

Still on the lookout for a side-ish entry bottle cage that doesn't suck, isn't a specialized z-cage, preferably made of metal, and isn't a $70 ti sideloader king cage even if they make me drool. Any suggestions? The Lezyne cage I'm using is secure, but damn if it isn't pretty much impossible to use while rolling.

i've been using the planet bike side loaders for a couple years. no complaints, cheap. 

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