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Jan. 3, 2020, 2:04 p.m.
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Re: Oops..

The armchair engineer in me says: Those lower shock tab bolts on the Reeb aren't in shear unless they have begun to or are in the process of rattling loose. With machined faces on the lower "tube" and the tabs there should be lots of well aligned faying area. Bolt size shouldn't be a problem there.

Nov. 24, 2019, 9:26 p.m.
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Re: 30t down to 26t chainring cause pedalling issues? Kickback?

My Process is at least somewhat sensitive to chainring size. I was looking to decrease unsprung mass at the rear wheel and figured a lighter cassette (11-42) would be a good start. 

28t ring resulted in a ton of pedal bob. 

32t ring, feels taut and agile. 

Was nice to ditch the super heavy Sun Race 11-50t cassette for a bit there.

July 6, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
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Joined: Jan. 21, 2013
Re: Shimano 4 piston brakes - XT8020 vs 8120 vs Zee/Saint

Take the pads out, spread the spring a little more, and reassemble. 

Worked for me on 8020s.

April 28, 2019, 11:39 a.m.
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Joined: Jan. 21, 2013
Re: ebikes on the Shore

I didn’t see a decision there, just some definitions and signage templates. The linked pdf (paraphrased) says “allowed where appropriate”. Is that different from what’s currently in place?

Aug. 1, 2018, 2:31 p.m.
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Joined: Jan. 21, 2013
Re: Minivans

Just got a Dodge Caravan in January and love it. One kid, one more on the way. Would totally buy again. Caravan because it's LOTS cheaper than anything else out there, and mechanically simple. Once you get loaded up on options I would start to think of an Odyssey or Sienna. I figure I will run this one hard until I'm finished with my minivan years, which might be never. Maybe the next one will be fancier, maybe not. I kind of think of a minivan like a pickup truck - it should be function over form - rather than a lot of amenities and air conditioned seats.

Fuel economy is just under 9 L/100 km too, which is nice. Fits a few bikes inside in case the weather is bad. I can sleep in it. Good in the snow. So many cupholders.

Two thumbs up.

May 27, 2018, 7:29 a.m.
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Joined: Jan. 21, 2013
Re: ebikes on the Shore

Guy popped up at a trail intersection on an ebike yesterday. He looked sheepish as hell.

Classic guise too,

Bluetooth speaker pumping late 90s butt rock.

Just about fell off putting a foot down to stop.

Axe sprayed very thoroughly.

Would that guy be up there if not for electric assist? Certainly not. I’d actually be ok with e bikes on some more durable trails that are built for higher traffic. All the time anywhere? No thanks.

Feb. 9, 2018, 1:40 p.m.
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Joined: Jan. 21, 2013
Re: War with Alberta

Posted by: chupacabra

Alberta needs to come to terms with the slow (possibly fast) demise of their oil industry.  It sucks for Notley that she is left holding the bag when the Conservatives should have been prepping for this reality decades ago, but here they are.

About 50% of oil that's refined becomes gasoline. Beyond that, there are roughly equal parts for both other oil products and diesel/heating oil. Even if demand was reduced by half for gasoline, there are still lots of other uses for oil. Even if we stop burning gas and diesel in cars overnight, hybrid batteries need to come from somewhere. All the plastic stuff in our homes needs to come from somewhere too.

July 21, 2013, 7:21 p.m.
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Joined: Jan. 21, 2013
Prepare for the 650b Wheel-Size Revolution

had to share my stoke.

As a 2013 Explosif owner, those are all improvements over the outgoing model. You will love it.

July 20, 2013, 2:05 p.m.
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Joined: Jan. 21, 2013
Subsidised Post Secondary Education

Vampire Studies at UVic

Fucking ridiculous.

July 19, 2013, 8:38 a.m.
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Joined: Jan. 21, 2013
demise of detroit?

This is only the beginning.

America is collapsing and the next few years will be historic.

People have been saying that since there was an America. While I don't doubt that there are some changes coming in social assistance that may be historic, the whole country won't collapse.

July 15, 2013, 2:54 p.m.
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Joined: Jan. 21, 2013
Adopt A Whistler Sled Dog

Correct. If anyone needs a refresher, read the WorkSafe document:

http://www.cbc.ca/bc/news/bc-110131-worksafebc-whistler-dog-cull.pdf

Although, even if they had been humanely euthanized there likely would have been some outrage.

That does it, I can't ever go dog sledding. The details of the mass grave in that document put this industry right up there with Marineland's standards.

Also wondering why that guy was in charge of euthanizing so many animals as he clearly wasn't mentally able to.

July 14, 2013, 4:38 p.m.
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Joined: Jan. 21, 2013
Zimmerman found not guilty..

three cheers for justice.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/19/marissa-alexander-gets-20_n_1530035.html

A judge threw out Alexander's "stand your ground" self-defense claim, noting that she could have run out of the house to escape her husband but instead got the gun and went back inside. Alexander rejected a plea deal that would have resulted in a three-year prison sentence and chose to go to trial. A jury deliberated 12 minutes before convicting her.

Makes sense to me.

July 6, 2013, 4:54 p.m.
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Getting a car "re-keyed" ?

What kind of car is it?

If it has a fancier immobilizer chip in the key perhaps the dealer can simply electronically "cancel" the stolen keys.

July 4, 2013, 10:02 p.m.
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Joined: Jan. 21, 2013
Hydrogen cyanide

?

Really?

July 3, 2013, 5:24 p.m.
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Joined: Jan. 21, 2013
Rubbering Up

For people who have imported tires from the US, what are you getting charged for duty?

Both Tire Rack and DTD have included duty in the shipping part of my quotes and orders in the past.

If you are looking for a more aggressive all-terrain, Falken Wild Peaks/Rocky Mtn AT-S (same thing, but branded differently) are great with a little grooving.

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