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Nov. 28, 2020, 8:50 a.m.
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Re: fenders

when Mughugger came out with those big rear fenders i came across their promo video. i hate a wet gritty butt when riding and decided i needed one. when i reached out they said they had just started production and weren't shipping int'l yet, no distribution, etc.  well i told the guy that they should because they would sell well in coastal BC. i also told him i was kind of a big deal and he should ship one to me, you know, on the house to demo and get it out there. 

he got a kick outta that and agreed to ship it free of charge but i had to pay for it. so a month later it showed up and cost me about $50 at the time (5-6 yrs ago). it was short, for a 26 inch wheel, but worked well. i put a big lexan flap on it to extend it. 

got lots of looks and funny comments at the LBS. a couple years later one got them direct and sold like hotcakes. and the rest is history. every shop here has a whack of them in stock.

Nov. 28, 2020, 8:39 a.m.
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Re: reviews

Posted by: syncro

* good thread and well posed question, would read more from this poster

haha!

Nov. 27, 2020, 9:04 a.m.
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Re: how bout a good ol fashioned tire thread

i asked Schwalbe about their tires. here is their response:

Thanks for the message. I’m actually glad you asked, we didn’t talk about it much but the temperature sensitivity of our old ‘star’ compounds (Pacestar, Trailstar, Vertstar) were highly temperature dependant. Our Addix compounds on the other hand are the most temperature stable compounds on the market, in fact as the temperature gets colder the advantage that Addix holds over other manufacturers rubber starts to widen substantially. There isn’t anything that comes close to an Ultra-Soft compound Magic Mary, Dirty Dan, or Big Betty in the sort of conditions you’re referring to. The Supergravity Ultra-Soft Magic Mary is the ultimate go-to at this time of year in the PNW.

Nov. 26, 2020, 9:29 p.m.
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Re: how bout a good ol fashioned tire thread

wow. who knew?

3C TRIPLECOMPOUND MTB

The three different Maxxis 3C Triple Compound MTB all use a harder base compound and two progressively softer compounds for optimal handling in the respective areas of use. Different, individually optimized mixtures are used for each area of ​​application.

IMPORTANTAt low floor temperatures (below 6 ° C) we advise against using the 3C MaxxTerra & 3C MaxxGrip mixtures. The soft components in the central and outer tunnels tend to harden in the cold. This can lead to performance losses in cornering and - depending on the duration of use - optical defects such as cracks at the mixture “transition” on the flanks. Our DualCompound mixtures, which are insensitive to temperature and always offer the same performance, whether at -15 ° or + 20 ° Celsius, work much better in the cold.

Nov. 26, 2020, 8:12 p.m.
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reviews

i like stuff. sometimes i need to buy it. sometimes its want more than need. you know, symptom of the ages, etc.

i like reviews. i like to read what others have to say about stuff. bike stuff. home stuff. technical stuff. truck stuff. camping stuff. stuff. you might say i've become a review junkie. perhaps too reliant.

what freaks me out about the modern review 'culture' (a stretch?) is how many reviews, aren't reviews at all.

'the customer service was great'. 'shipping was so fast'. 'love the website'.

then there's the unboxing videos. seriously. unboxing. from 'brown shows up at the door and then i took the stuff out of the box. no idea what it does or if it's any good, but oh my, the unboxing was unreal'.

are we utterly, incontrovertibly, fucked up and lost?

Nov. 25, 2020, 10:21 p.m.
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Re: VAN LIFE

complex issue. i sympathize with the poor who are relegated to vans and RV's. as a homeowner and citizen, i take issues with vagabond wrecks parked haphazardly around public parks and neighbourhoods. as someone mentioned, some are fine, some get old fast. not unlike the fixed home down the street that is a derelict shithole with redneck owners.

Nov. 22, 2020, 9:48 a.m.
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Re: how bout a good ol fashioned tire thread

any of yous run the Shorty 2.5's?  i figure this would have some real popularity on teh Shore.

Nov. 20, 2020, 11:40 p.m.
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Re: Another Hambini roast

'i hope you liked it and if you didn't go fuck yourself'...  haha.

Nov. 20, 2020, 11:27 p.m.
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Re: Another Hambini roast

fucking brilliant again.

Nov. 20, 2020, 10:53 p.m.
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Re: pivot bolts

Ha!  wot a stupid question!

Nov. 18, 2020, 1:41 p.m.
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Re: Shimano MW5 waterproof boots

i'm going to take these to the next level. i've got a bunch of Grip studs that i'm going to screw into the outsole, 8 per shoe. i'm tired of the unpredictable and sudden slip on roots and bridges that have caused a number of scary falls on the trails and almost into icy creeks.

Nov. 18, 2020, 1:35 p.m.
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Re: Shimano MW5 waterproof boots

thanks for pointing that out. mine just arrived in the post today. generously sized 48 which is what i was hoping for. can wear fairly thick socks just fine and roomy toe box. wearing around the house (clunk clunk clunk) and i think they are keepers.  warm comfortable and dry feet while riding, oh boy, what a novelty.

Nov. 16, 2020, 8:47 p.m.
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Re: Shimano MW5 waterproof boots

ah, monstercross!

Nov. 14, 2020, 10:02 p.m.
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Re: Shimano MW5 waterproof boots

i can't imagine any self respecting cyclocrosser would wear shoes like these!  don't you guys all ride in the brutal cold with onesies and Sidi Dragons?

Nov. 11, 2020, 11:24 a.m.
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Re: Shimano MW5 waterproof boots

good to hear. it will come down to fit and i read that they fit well and true to size with ample volume for medium socks. i do have a boot dryer which is a game changer for footwear. warm and dry skates, shoes n boots, and reduced stink.

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