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Teamsloan last won the day on July 17 2021

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  1. I imagine there will be a few of us. :)
  2. FYI, I’m the first type. I still have every frame that I’ve ever owned over 30 years of mountain biking.
  3. This is totally going to depend on your personality. -Do you see a potential use for everything? Do you hate throwing perfectly good things away? Do you keep random nuts and bolts because “I may need that some day!” ^then keep the bike and work on it as a hobby realizing you are just torching cash. - Are the type of person that shudders at the idea of the person described above? Do you have a hard time using “old” and “outdated” gear and parts? Do you want to “see if I can actually make something decent out of this!” ^drop that bike like it’s covered in Fentanyl.
  4. Manor Rd and Zach Scott Street, directly connected to the skate park.
  5. I rode this the other week on my SS 29'er...it's totally doable on a bike and is a good workout for sure. My wheel base is a bit long for really getting going on it I think, but it's still fun! IMG_5379.MOV
  6. I'm on my 3rd PNW post now. First the Cascade externally routed, then the Bachelor, and now the Pine 27.2. All three have been great with a little maintenance now and then to keep them clean and smooth. Occasionally, I need to top off the air pressure in the Bachelor but we're talking like once or twice a year. The Pine is a great post if you have an older steel frame or a gravel bike that doesn't have internal routing. It's basically a thinner, shorter travel Cascade. I got the 110mm travel, but they make a 90mm as well. ...and the Loam Lever is still the best one on the market. Wolftooth is pretty close, and OneUp may have just topped them with their latest lever.
  7. Lake Atalanta is “the locals trail”. It doesn’t get much hype and therefore doesn’t get the tourist traffic. I’ve not ridden it, but I have heard good things about it.
  8. Do you like The Back 40, but wish that it had more climbing? Then you’ll like Little Sugar. The Huntley Gravity Zone is fun too and makes a good starting point. Heard great things about Mt. Nebo but I’ve not been. When are you going? I’ll be up there the first weekend in October.
  9. I’ll be at the R&I tonight. Or I can pick it up later. That would be great!
  10. Last minute request. I’ll be traveling for a work event and realized that I have an opportunity to bring the bike. I’ve never flown with a bike before and therefore have no box or travel bag for the bike. Anyone have anything that I could borrow this coming weekend? Needs to fit a 58cm road bike.
  11. There will be a contingent of riders present including me.
  12. Just now coming back to this thread a month later. I demo’d the Ripmo after looking at geometry and a fair amount of reading reviews. It’s my first 29 and while I had demo’d many others, this was the first of the newer generation 29ers (long low and slack) that I had ridden. I took it straight to the hill of life trailhead and sent it all the way down. With half of a goofy grin on my face and half a look of terror at how fast I had just shredded that chunky descent. But I wasn’t completely sold until I pointed it back up and climbed to Ed’s bowl/Taint/HOL alternate. Riding around the driveway before the demo did feel a bit weird with the steep seat tube, but out on the trail it all came together. Now I ride to Walnut on it for a lap and I’m completely adapted to the geo. Then I went to Outerbike and Adam Miller let me take out his personal Rascal as long as I agreed to wash it (it was the rainiest, coldest Outerbike they’ve had I think). I loved that bike. I still love my Ripmo, but it’s a close second.
  13. Yup, we’ve been seeing warranty claims on this as well. Cane Creek uses the same mounting style for their eeWings as SRAM but the spline interface on the spindle is a hirth joint is pretty stout. I recommend just going with that. 😉
  14. One other thing to consider. Shimano changes their spindle length when swapping chain lines. So, if you have a non boost bike, you have to get a non-boost crankset. With SRAM they make one spindle length (well two for fat bikes) and adjust the chainline by the offset of their chainrings. This means that you can swap SRAM cranks from a non-boost bike to a boost bike or the other way around or even to the super boost bike. 6mm offset for non-boost, 3mm for boost, and 0 offset for super boost.
  15. Most of the time, I really like Shimano‘s way of installing their cranks from a durability standpoint but I will say the Sram method is way easier with a torque wrench. Minor thing I know, but never liked the process of torquing one and then flipping over to the other bolt and torquing it down. Proper torque is key with crank installs.
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