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Oct. 13, 2020, 8:25 p.m.
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Re: The riddle of cleaning your helmet sponge

I'm comfortable with both.

Oct. 12, 2020, 12:58 p.m.
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Re: The riddle of cleaning your helmet sponge

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Oct. 11, 2020, 11:07 p.m.
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Re: The riddle of cleaning your helmet sponge

I just take mine in the shower. 

Get the helmet wet, lather my head up with shampoo, rub the helmet around my head, rinse, good to go.

Oct. 10, 2020, 9:42 p.m.
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Re: Frame warranty - am I being unreasonable?

That's not really the way it works in the bike biz though.

The standard bike shop program is the shop requests a warranty RA from the distro and sends it in, the distro's warranty team look at it and decide whether they deem it a warranty issue, if approved they ship a new frame / frame part back to the shop. It's supposed to work that way for 99% of shops and merch in the bike biz. Some shops will replace small things like P&A on the spot and then send the defective goods back to the distro on the assumption they're going to be credited/replaced but that's not really the way the distro's like to do it. If a shop replaces something that's not deemed warranty in the end they can be out the cost of the item. Those costs should really be on the manufacturer who made the defective product, which is where the distro will place them in the end, but the bike shop can't really do that all the time.

Oct. 10, 2020, 7:14 p.m.
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Re: Frame warranty - am I being unreasonable?

Posted by: grambo

but if the shop/manufacturer don't do anything for me beyond chainring then I'm never supporting either again.

Will probably call the manufacturer and explain the situation and see if they will do anything for me.

I guess I took these to statements to mean that the shop offered basically nothing. I could be wrong.

Oct. 9, 2020, 6:53 p.m.
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Re: Frame warranty - am I being unreasonable?

I'm a little surprised that the shop/rep didn't even try to help you at all, they could have offered crash replacement pricing  on a new frame.

Have you tried a different Cervelo dealer to see what they might say?

Oct. 5, 2020, 7:31 p.m.
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Re: COVID-19

Posted by: FLATCH

So Halloween is just around the corner. With Covid surging what are the parents on here doing? My 13 year old girls are pretty bummed that it could be a bust. Are you letting the kids trick or treat? Are you handing out candy? I’m only just starting to think about it.

We're going to do it Easter style.

We're not handing out candy or going door to door, our little guy is going you dress up and hunt for the candy in the yard / house.

He's only 3 so it works for us, but your 13 year olds will probably less than impressed by that plan.

Oct. 2, 2020, 8:54 p.m.
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Re: COVID-19

I wonder how many of these american leaders that are being diagnosed will actually die.

I am truly shocked that it's mostly republicans.... truly shocked. Look at how shocked I am.

Oct. 2, 2020, 6:38 a.m.
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Re: Trump.

It is what it is

Sept. 29, 2020, 7:58 p.m.
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Re: WBP 20

Hard to say since you can send that large drop super small if you creep off of it. If you pedal in to it you can probably make it nearly as big as Fade to black but not quite as big unless you hammer.

The Joyride drops are easier since you see them coming a mile away and have plenty of time to adjust speed and get your line right. But the landing is occasionally shredded since it's the exposed logging road, it can get quite loose.

The FTB drop is harder since you're coming out of a tech section with a slightly chunky corner immediately before the bridge, but you definitely have time to compose yourself and even get a pedal stroke before the drop.

I would say if you're comfortable sending the large joyride drop with speed then you'll likely be fine dropping a drop the size of the FTB drop, provided you can stay composed before the bridge. There

Sept. 28, 2020, 8:49 p.m.
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Re: Short travel 29'ers

Hell yeah man, looks great :D

Sept. 28, 2020, 6:16 p.m.
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Re: Short travel 29'ers

Yeah, what the heck? Where are the pictures?

Sept. 22, 2020, 6:20 p.m.
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Re: NSMB 2020 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

That also looks great, shame about the cranks :/ What cranks are they?

Sept. 19, 2020, 1:29 p.m.
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Re: Do you Enduro full-face

I put my knee through my lip on Natural High back when I first moved to Van, I wore a full face for a few months after that.

Now I just wear a regular trail helmet for most rides.

Sept. 19, 2020, 12:22 p.m.
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Re: WBP 20

Ah, the pic was from the landing looking up, mostly the transition, trees and takeoff, thought it was the road gap but guess not!

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