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  1. This is a good one for any of you out there that enjoy a proper Belgium Trippel. Brewed using blue agave nectar. Very well balanced, not too sweet not too hoppy nice maltiness, and is as good warm as it is cold (for you room temp drinkers)😉 Found this at Total Wine Lakeline.
  2. Yeah, I contacted Revel and they responded that the fork was spec'd for a center lock hub with an internally splined lockring. I swapped the hub to center lock and found a TRP lockring that works. Yeah I was a little bummed when I discovered all of this. I thought this build would be an easy parts swap, instead it turned into a complete new build. So anyone looking to get a Revel Rover frame be aware that it requires center lock hubs or at least the front one.
  3. His bike is so light he needs weight to meet UCI regulations🤣
  4. Is that a Vittoria tire? Goma maybe?
  5. If it needs to be chilled it's probably not worth drinking. Both my wife and I prefer our beer on the warmer side. But we also don't typically drink anything below 10%. I feel the bigger beers are much better warmer than cooler, for me the cold actually takes away from the flavor profile. I've taken the philosophy of drink better, drink less.
  6. Seeing as the previous gravel rig saw a fair amount of trail time i'd say that rain can definitely happen with a new gravel bike, maybe not so much with a road bike. Haven't built up a road bike since 2007. This one is not 100% complete yet. I'm waiting on a center lock front hub to swap out the 6 bolt. The 6 bolt hub doesn't work with this fork, the rotor bolts just hit the mounting bosses for the caliper.
  7. That Utopias is very good. I like to start with my beer chilled and as it warms you get to taste all the different profiles. Boozy beers are usually my go to.
  8. I may or may not have been the cause of recent rains, but I have no regrets. This is why.
  9. 2017 Private Jake asking $1700. Frame is a 51cm, top tube is 53.5cm, 42cm handle bars. Full SRAM Rival 11 speed with cable actuated hydraulic discs TRP HD/RD. FSA carbon seat post, wheels are set up tubeless. Aluminum frame w/carbon fork and sliding dropouts. This would make a great bike packing bike, it has mounts front and rear for bags. Bike shows like new no damage anywhere. More pics available for anyone interested. PM me.
  10. Have you tried a couple of lock washers under those bolts?
  11. eBike this eBike that! What have you guys got against unchecked capitalism? Geez you all sound like a bunch of commies🤣.
  12. You're welcome to take for a spin through Brushy.
  13. I had SLX 11 speed on my hardtail that shifted super smooth very close to Sram. Only downside is the weight penalty. XT and XTR shifters are very similar in feel and action.
  14. Haven't you guys heard that high pivot hardtails are the next big thing!
  15. You're welcome to come take my rig for a spin if you want. XT 12 speed 10-45 with a 32T oval ring up front. Shimano doesn't shift as buttery smooth as Sram, it has a more mechanical feel and action. 12 speed doesn't really make much of a difference for MTB not like for road bikes where being able to keep a consistent cadence is important, 12 speed has a closer ratio between gears allowing you to find the right gear more often and keep your cadence steady. I think 12 speed is a good choice for people who ride a lot of flat land trails where you can spin and like to keep your cadence consistent. Now if you were to go with XT my recommendation would be to go with an XT derailleur and an SLX shifter. My personal opinion is that the SLX shifter feels much smoother more like Sram than the XT shifter does. Is your bike having any shifting issues? If not I would think that the derailleur is still good although I do know that Sram has a tendency to wear out quicker than Shimano mostly at the pivot points which typically leads to poor shifting that adjusting just won't correct. As far as initial cost and cost later down the road for wearable items Shimano wins with Sram being $300-500 for a replacement cassette is just absurd, if weight is a major concern then Sram would be a better choice Sram is typically lighter than Shimano. like I said you can come grab my bike and see how you like it.
  16. Did they explain as to why it's unrepairable?
  17. Anything Chris King is expensive.
  18. She looks pretty worn. If you grab the chain at the front of the ring and pull it away from the chainring you'll be able to get an idea of how worn it is. The chain should stay tight to the ring if you're able to see a gap between the chain and the ring it's probably time for a new one. You should also consider a new chain and cassette especially if it's really worn. On my last bike it was time for a new chain so when I installed the new chain I quickly realized that the chainring was toast. A worn chainring will try to suck a new chain up the backside of the ring. So I preceded to change the chainring only to find out my cassette was toast also as the new chain was trying to skip when pedaled.
  19. I have the same truck only not the crew cab. I like mine a lot but there are some things that I really don't like especially the stupid Sync system. Mine had a front camera issue at five months old and it took like three months to be able to get it looked at. I will say it's impressive how well the truck goes with the four cylinder engine.
  20. I don't think the newer Campy stuff is as serviceable as the older stuff was. I've rebuilt Campy shifters many times. The other great thing about the older Campy shifters is that you can change how many gears you want just by changing out the carrier gear.
  21. A 5.5' truck bed is not a truck bed it's an open trunk.
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