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July 21, 2020, 8:17 a.m.
Posts: 31
Joined: Jan. 21, 2013
Re: Advice needed on single speed gravel bike setup

Posted by: Endur-Bro

King Ti cages or Lezyne alloy

I'm a fan of King stainless. Little less spendy than Ti and all the same function.

June 22, 2020, 10:39 p.m.
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Re: Maxxis DHF MaxxGrip or Assegai MaxxGrip

Posted by: JBV

do any of you run the DHR up front?  when i watch world cup DH videos it seems fairly common. i think it's all Danny Hart ever rides.

I like how fast the DHR x2 combo rolls.

June 17, 2020, 1:18 p.m.
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Re: Help me sort my front fork out.

I agree. For the cost, a Debonair update might be all you need. Made my similar-era Yari feel much better, and now I will run it into the ground rather than replace.

June 10, 2020, 7:33 a.m.
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Re: How do you assess risk while moving through life?

I'm pretty calculated about risk. There has to be a fairly high chance of success or I'd rethink what that activity is. I have two young kids and a wife that rely on me doing more than just being able to work to provide for them.

Reading that story and the prior one linked - while it's a sad tale, the background speaks for itself. Mid freshet river, older couple, visitor from overseas. What kind of warning signs would have prevented this? If there was a "Dangerous River Conditions" sign, would they have not gone on the tubing trip?

By the time I see a sign like that, I have either a) committed to what I am doing and will continue anyway, or b) the sign is confirming a clearly dangerous condition what I wouldn't have even thought about engaging in.

May 30, 2020, 4:06 p.m.
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Re: What Bearing Tools Do I need?

^ Those bearing pro tools blind pullers would be great for an older Santa Cruz - for those little trunnion bearing sized ones in the lower link. As long as the bearing doesn't shred up, anyway.

May 30, 2020, 12:34 p.m.
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Re: What Bearing Tools Do I need?

I have an RRP press, and the few drift sets I need for my Process frame. Works great. Wish I bought it years ago. You could save some money by buying just the drifts and using threaded rod, appropriately sized, with a few nuts and wrenches rather than the handles included in the set. 

The park headset remover you show would remove BBs ok, I doubt it could be useful for frame bearings. 

I find a drift and hammer is pretty good for headset removal too.

May 29, 2020, 3:15 p.m.
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Re: Hambini on bottom brackets.

"Wanketeers"

May 20, 2020, 9:11 a.m.
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Re: Cargo Bags for Road Bikes

Posted by: EVRAC

Struggling to find this material.

Sorry for the slow reply.

It's not as easy in Canada as in the US to find materials. Fabricland for light weight ripstop, MEC for webbing and buckles. Not sure about better quality stuff like real Cordura or X-pac, but you may try a garment repair shop that fixes jackets to see if they will sell you a few m.

I actually bought a BBQ cover on sale for cheap (intended for a super jumbo BBQ) that I used for a bunch of heavy duty tough nylon, that's urethane backed. It's as waterproof as anything, and I ended up putting a grommet in that bag under a flap as a drain - it was a kinda weather resistant commuting bag, so some water did accumulate in a hard rain. Also got some closed cell foam from packing materials that came around some equipment at work, to sew into parts of bags and supports. Like 1/8" thick stuff.

This hobby has basically turned me into a materials hoarder. I feel like I'm Minecrafting bags.

May 12, 2020, 6:41 a.m.
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Re: Online Mattress In A Box

Posted by: Poz

It’s got a really nice plushness off the top but good support midway into it. 

Are you talking about a fork or a mattress here?!

May 11, 2020, 5:55 p.m.
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Re: Online Mattress In A Box

Have an Endy. It's super comfy after 3 years still. Quick delivery. Fairly soft in the grand scheme of mattresses, which may or may not work for you. I happen to like soft mattresses. Good for sleeping and banging. 

5 pillows out of 5, would drool on again. 

Also sat on a Casper. Felt pretty similar.

May 1, 2020, 7:59 a.m.
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Re: Recycling oils and fluids

Don't know if it helps but at the local waste centre all the ATF, motor oil, diff fluid, brake fluid, etc. goes in the same giant tank and then something happens to it. If you're hoping to drop your old suspension oil off to get filtered and reused you may be out of luck.

April 15, 2020, 10:58 a.m.
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Re: Charger Damper Upgrade. Where are all the old dampers???

I find my most recent PB Buy/Sell interactions have been 90% good, solid people, and 10% mutants. It's getting better. There's definitely a lower limit on selling a used item. I've mostly been giving the "not worth it" stuff to the neighbour kids and co-workers. This stuff doesn't age like fine wine.

April 15, 2020, 8:13 a.m.
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Re: Charger Damper Upgrade. Where are all the old dampers???

I think the "old" dampers are living in bubble wrap envelopes in dusty parts boxes on top garage shelves worldwide. I have been looking for some sort of a Charger to go in my 2018 MoCo Yari and don't want to pay full price for a damper (because if I did that I would just sell the fork and get a new and improved one). They seem like hen's teeth.

April 9, 2020, 5:38 p.m.
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Re: greatest individual scream in rock history

Tom Araya, Angel of Death

March 31, 2020, 12:22 p.m.
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Re: Tires for gravel on road bike?

If 700 wheels:

700 x 42c is a common size, and for good reason. Maxxis Ramblers are nice and light, but tend to wear out a little quickly. Easy tubeless setup though.

650b is another realm altogether.

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