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Kids Ride Shotgun Dirt Hero - May 31, 2023, 8:17 a.m.

I agree with this reasoning. Once my kids were going fast enough that the Flintstone stopping method wasn't enough it was already too late. Also have had success with Shimano levers that seem to have small hand friendly geometry.

Pistons and Pivots: 2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 and Specialized S-Works Epic Evo - May 29, 2023, 7:35 a.m.

Solid rear bumper/swingout - I like it. That's on my list of things to eventually build.

Ad Infinitum - May 24, 2023, 8:34 p.m.

That last pic looks like heaven to me right now.

Dadcountry - May 19, 2023, 7:20 a.m.

Love it, Cooper. I have a 9 year old and a 4.5 year old and have had a lot of similar experiences. 

The pics of you walking around with a helmet on pushing a run bike feel the most relatable. 

Only one unsolicited humble suggestion for your KRS/MacRide years: some sort of bar bag/frame bag/accessory carrying device has gone a long way to making both kids happy on the bike. Snack carrier, small toy from home, found treasures all fit in nicely. Decathlon has basic bike bags starting at about $15 so everyone gets one too.

Dad's Pliers - May 10, 2023, 8:05 a.m.

I got a few Crescent brand open end metric wrenches from my grandfather. Made in the USA, probably 60 years old or so by now. Some of these old tools (like the Channel lock side cutters from decades ago) have a lot of nostalgia in them.

My kids wanted to know why I was so happy to see them using the wrenches. In another 30 years they will get it.

Wolf Tooth's New ReMote Pro Dropper Post Lever - April 20, 2023, 8:03 a.m.

^ Most gratuitous and un-necessary piece of carbon on a bike (XO shifter cover)? Could be a debatable item ...

Differentiation - Selling Used, Buying New, And Moving the Industry Forward - April 6, 2023, 7:08 a.m.

More curious about the matching pedals.

Enduro BBB-222 - Investment Grade Bearing Puller Tool - April 2, 2023, 9:15 a.m.

Ummm if it’s “pot metal” and $666 it’s clearly a music genre devised by Satan himself. 

Add to cart.

Enduro BBB-222 - Investment Grade Bearing Puller Tool - March 31, 2023, 10:09 a.m.

My favourite part of "pressing" an expensive headset into an expensive frame using a block of wood and variable impact swing press, is experiencing said action through an onlooker's facial expressions.

Trek's Roscoe 7 Is 1650 USD (1880 CAD), Complete! - March 28, 2023, 6:46 a.m.

Speckle paint, thankfully back again in the mainstream. I like it.

Detachment Vs Pessimism - March 27, 2023, 7:41 a.m.

“mountain bike consumers were actually part of some massive experiment to see just how far recreation-based Stockholm Syndrome could be pushed before everyone quit riding, threw their bikes in the trash and walked off in disgust.”

I had a good laugh about this one. So much hot garbage for sale in the 90s.

Rocky Mountain Altitude MX Link - March 15, 2023, 6:44 a.m.

I was happy with the gearing (and by extension final-drive ratio) on my bike, so when I went to a mullet rear wheel I figured a 2 tooth larger chainring would keep it very nearly the same.

We Are One Convergence Wheelset - March 14, 2023, 10:23 a.m.

* Canadian-assembled

Slowered Expectations - March 6, 2023, 11:33 a.m.

I just use the strap + hook part of a ratchet strap (take the buckle off). Put the strap end through the loop on the hook, and pull it as tight as you can around the tire. Hit it with an air compressor and release the end of the strap when it asks you to. Magic.

Slowered Expectations - March 6, 2023, 4:54 a.m.

If I’m asked about my fatbike I compare it to XC skiing vs DH skiing. They’re both skiing but very different things. 

Mike, wet snow + unfrozen ground = hiking with a bike. I hope Baja is more fun!

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