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March 3, 2021, 8:19 a.m.
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Re: Assegai vs DHF and Dissector vs Aggressor???

DHF is good up front, DHRII is good up front or in the back, Assegai is good up front...it gets draggy in the rear. Aggressor is good out back in the summer (dry) only - I'm not a fan of it in the mud.

With wet conditions at the moment, I'm running an Assegai/DHRII (Maxxterra) and haven't looked back. The Maxgrip could be better up front, but it wasn't available at the time in the sidewall I wanted, so instead I have backed off on front tire pressures for really wet days.

Feb. 23, 2021, 9:52 a.m.
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Re: Where do I start?

Meta HT is a great bike for the Shore. I would be tempted to bring it over here and likely get a better resale should you choose to upgrade.

Feb. 22, 2021, 12:48 p.m.
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Re: Is my microwave dead?

My new one works fine....so far

I agree - great name for a band

Feb. 10, 2021, 10:15 a.m.
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Re: Skewing chainline

Great comments everyone - I ended up ordering a NS Billet boost ring, but will change my BB spacing more inward. Should arrive today, so I hope to get some riding in in the coming days to see how it all feels.

Feb. 6, 2021, 10:41 p.m.
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Skewing chainline

On the shore, we tend to use the smaller half of our cassette's much less than the big-three/four...so it makes me wonder if we should be playing with BB spacers or choosing non-boost chainrings to move the chainline more inboard. I noticed my chainring is pretty worn out on the outside, which leads me to believe that the angle from the big-ring to the chainring is too great.

Has anyone done some experimenting?

Feb. 3, 2021, 11:02 a.m.
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Re: Next Drivetrain

Thanks for the JH idea. They are pretty well on par price-wise and they seem to have stock, so I feel better about supporting local.

Feb. 2, 2021, 11:37 a.m.
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Re: Next Drivetrain

~120 grams 

Yeah its painful, and more like $125 in this case for the new driver.

The other idea is Shimano rear and keep the GX shifter (which I really like the positive click of the shift). Apparently this configuration is doable,

Feb. 2, 2021, 10:14 a.m.
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Next Drivetrain

I think its time to throw down some $$ on a new drivetrain...which is annoying due to low stock of everything. Background - I've managed 3 chains and 2 chainrings on this cassette (GX), but now the derailleur clutch is going and I hear the odd "Twang" which I think is the chain skipping on a worn out cassette. And the drivetrain has led a tough life, North Shore, life for a few seasons. 

Options: GX or SLX

- Replace GX cassette, derailleur, chain (would end up being a mix-match of NX/GX due to stock issues and likely a 1-2 month wait)

- get a new freehub (micro) and a full SLX drivetrain (re-use same crankset)...and I found it in stock.

Upgrade cost to switch to Shimano would be ~$50-60 all told and I hear nothing but good things. My road bikes are all Shimano, and mountain are SRAM (with Shimano brakes)... Has anyone made the switch from GX to SLX? Thoughts/opinions/epiphanies?

Thanks

Jan. 29, 2021, 10:14 p.m.
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Re: BB Help

Thanks everyone - super helpful as always

Jan. 29, 2021, 1:03 p.m.
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BB Help

I'm all confused on threaded BB standards.

I've got a set of RF Atlas cranks that need a new BB. Am I forced to go with RF again or could I use anything else that has the axle right width and frame spacing? i.e. 30mm, Shimano, Hope, Rotor... 

From what I can recall - SRAM and Truativ have their own thing going on, and DUB is a whole other game.

Jan. 20, 2021, 9:12 a.m.
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Re: Bike frame/parts drought 2021

Just ordered a set from "Loam Wolf" - decent price. I've used Disco-Brake Pads for years (sintered) and they always worked well.

Jan. 12, 2021, 3:09 p.m.
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Re: Chain Lube If Indoor Trainers

what I have readily available. :)

Jan. 7, 2021, 9:32 a.m.
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Re: Chainless trails

I'm gonna go a step further - I live just down the street, so I'm wondering if I can make it home. :)

Jan. 6, 2021, 4:28 p.m.
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Re: Chainless trails

Usually an Expresso stage

I need to try the highschool/hyannis one.

Dec. 18, 2020, 11:09 p.m.
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Re: Council Workshop-Seymour Trails Strategic Plan

Posted by: grambo

What's the story on the freeride trail built around Deep Cove that supposedly involved falling a significant number of live trees (firs or cedars I forget). Hearing that was surprising and kind of doubt it? Really, trail builders are falling significant trees by hand? And the trailbuilder had to participate in remedial justice process...

I found this concerning aswell and was surprised that it had even occurred. The unfortunate reality is that it only takes one or two rogue builders that don't understand policy or recognize potential impact to the environment to screw things up for everyone else...but if more trails were allowed to be built, then perhaps rogue builders would not do their own thing. Tis a self-perpetuating cycle that in my view works better with allowing for more building. Look at other municipalities where building is more frequent/easy/common...they have less illegal trails - go figure.

Wait wait, we are talking politics, logic doesn't always compute.

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