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  1. 29x2.1 SB8, not tubeless 29x2.4 DHR 2, 54, EXO, MT, 3C 29X2.25 Racing Ralph, not tubeless 27.5x2.6 Nobby Nic, TLE
  2. Rock Garden of Greatness, Cheese Grater, Ewok (RIP)
  3. I've "fixed" two cracked frames with it. One carbon one aluminum. Definitely works as advertised. Both riders continued to use their bikes until a replacement could be sourced.
  4. One of the toughest things about working in a shop is convincing people that expensive bikes need to be worked on too. Any dual suspension bike over $2000 is going to cost you $1000 a year if you're riding regularly and staying on top of regular maintenance.
  5. One of the toughest things about working in a shop is convincing people that expensive bikes need to be worked on too. Any dual suspension bike over $2000 is going to cost you $1000 a year if you're riding regularly and staying on top of regular maintenance.
  6. I actually just rode through there this morning and looked for those signed and didn't see them. I was mostly reminded by the women playing fetch with here dog IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BRIDGE. I actually really appreciate that Walnut is off leash because it's one of the few places I can take our dog for a run/ride. We haven't been recently because the park has been overcrowded, which is where I think most of the recent problems have been stemming, but I don't think I've ever had a problem there otherwise.
  7. I actually just noticed this map on the podium on Power line recently. But like any law, it's only effect with proper enforcement.
  8. FYI y'all, Magura's USA Master Technician lives in Austin. Yeah bleeding is a bit more finicky then Shimano, but if their are any crazy issues most shops can simply have his come over and fix it. And most warranty issues get handled next day for us. Nice guy too.
  9. 26". Dry rotted kendas on the bike, Geax Goma and Maxxis Advantage off the bike.
  10. Most of a 2008 Kona Fire Mountain (16" frame) with a 9 speed X7 shifter and rear derailleur, decent tires, and 9 speed chain. I don't have time for another project. I'm in North West Austin.
  11. Ratchet rings are not replaceable in the Torches, IDK about the rest of their offerings. They did send a new hub shell even though it was out of the two year warranty period, but won't cover the cost to relace the wheel and told me to just reuse the spokes so... One of my favorite things about my DT 350 is the ease of maintenance. I don't even have to remove the cassette and I can pull the freehub, wipe everything down, smear on some fresh grease, and push it back together. I still don't do it very often but I don't need any special tools, or even ANY tools, to maintain the drive mechanism. Bearings are a different story.
  12. I have an I9 Torch with a damaged ratchet ring that was doing that recently. New hub shell time. And old Odyssey BMX hubs would do that too. Poor tolerances.
  13. I was really worried about the Sunrace cassette when I first put it on because most of my experience were with the cheap ones that come on stock bikes, but they shift better then expected (though both the ones I have hesitate to go to the smallest cog no matter what I do) and have been just as durable as anything else I've used.
  14. I have only ever seen this on SRAM cassettes. Usually 950s, but I did see an 1250 with a big chunk out of it recently. If I had to make a guess on the cause I would suspect shifting under high load.
  15. Also note, some hubs can be convee from TA to QR via end caps sourced from the hubs manufacturer. Another option if you have some other wheels laying around.
  16. THE Slide Hammer. I hate Urban Dictionary.
  17. You can get some 15mm to qr adaptors on eBay for less then 20 bucks. So if you has access to a TA wheel that would be a cheap way to get rolling to try things out.
  18. See above. Masks DO NOT protect you. They prevent your spit from going places and getting other people sick. If your not wearing a mask it's in your best interest that everyone else is, but that's a jerk move.
  19. This is true of basically EVERY mask, except the N95 ones and those only work if they are worn PERFECTLY. But wearing a mask can help stop the spread of the virus, from you to others, and that's one of the most important things right now.
  20. The problem being that bike shop employees, who have no special training or equipment, now have to deal with five hundred percent more customers. I worry for all the shop workers who will catch this thing because people are bored.
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