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I'm Coveting My Neighbour's Life. What Should I Do? - March 14, 2017, 8:55 a.m.

I really can't get over that Brent Sopel piece.  Watching his entire life unfold, the good and the bad, due to undiagnosed dyslexia...it's crazy.

Wrench Now, Ride Later - March 14, 2017, 8:52 a.m.

Hey, sorry about that.  I definitely put it away wet and it didn't see sunlight for about a month before you put your hands on it.

I'm Coveting My Neighbour's Life. What Should I Do? - March 13, 2017, 7:31 p.m.

That's just a test to see if people are reading that far.  But honestly, it looks fine to me.  Browser?

I'm Coveting My Neighbour's Life. What Should I Do? - March 13, 2017, 6:11 p.m.

I'm just so happy that somebody finally wrote about the Fiery Furnaces.  Even if it was me.

Build Your Own tubeless Inflator - March 13, 2017, 6:09 p.m.

If you publish my SIN next, I'm going to be a tiny bit freaked out.

Build Your Own tubeless Inflator - March 9, 2017, 9:44 a.m.

It's like the guy who keeps writing about caramelized onions taking longer than 10 minutes to make, even though that's what every recipe says.  There's nothing worse than a how-to that glosses over the difficult bits, or lies about how long things will take.

Build Your Own tubeless Inflator - March 9, 2017, 9:42 a.m.

I knew somebody was going to bring up the Crank Brothers wheels.  Those wheels are a few years old, but I haven't run them consistently.  I ran them for a while on the Ghost test bike that I had, and then I moved them on to the Devinci Spartan once I finished up the Deore XT test.  They've got a good year-and-a-half of old guy who doesn't ride enough use on them.  I know they have a bad reputation, but honestly, they've been flawless:

1 - Totally sealed.  No rim tape to worry about.  Honestly, that tire swap that you saw the end of in the videos was ridiculously easy, and they tend to hold air really, really well.

2 - Super easy maintenance.  Freehub bodies swap really easily (although are reverse threaded, which it took me a while to figure out) and I've seen a wheel build done in about 5 minutes.  Spokes are super easy to swap, if need be, but I've had some pretty direct hits to a spoke and none have broken on me.

3 - They're still running straight.

4 - I don't know how to say it any other way, but they feel really light.

Faults?  They could be a bit wider, but the newer generations may have caught up.

It's really too bad that they wrecked their reputation with their initial launch, because I've been pretty happy with them.

I was also thinking about the hose when I watched my video.  Sort of "I probably shouldn't have had my face that close to everything".  But the pressure through the hose and at the wheel never got above 35 psi.  I think the worst that would happen would be a hose blowing off a fitting.  There should be far more worry at the presta fill valve on the bottle, which is seeing the full pressure.

Build Your Own tubeless Inflator - March 7, 2017, 1:17 p.m.

Ya.  Not a plumber or a pipefitter, but I've always gone with the rule that if there isn't a seal or an o-ring, use some teflon tape.  Makes sense from both a lubrication and a take-out-the-imperfections perspective.

Build Your Own tubeless Inflator - March 7, 2017, 8:01 a.m.

Oh.  Sure.  If you want a readymade solution that holds more air and doesn't require messing around with crazy fittings and probably won't kill you.

http://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/5-gallon-portable-air-tank/A-p8474868e

It's not red, though.

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