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  1. Seen a friend install many star nuts by using a bolt about 2-3" longer than the stem cap bolt threaded into star nut and tapping it in with a mallet. If the bolt is centered in the steerer tube your stem cap bolt should thread in easily. You can buy a longer bolt for a bit of leverage and push the bolt a bit to center it and it will force that side of the star nut to move down and center things up. The one thing to be careful of is don't screw up and drive the star nut too far down where your stem cap bolt can't grab it. Then you get to start over. Guess how I know. 😉
  2. On PI, I read an article years back that a layer of sunscreen helps to add some protection from PI. It's out at the same time of year you need sunscreen so I usually hit my arms/face when riding WC this time of year. I'm pretty sure I got it on my face once from wiping sweat from my brow w/glove a few years back. If I'm not sure I got exposed to it I'll spray some of the 3:1 water:simple green I keep in my bike clean kit on my arms/legs and rub in while I clean the bike when I get home. Dawn/Simple Green, basically anything that breaks up the oil from the plant stops any outbreaks like PI specific products like Technu and I hate the smell of that stuff.
  3. Used to see one on my bike commute route for years. It was in the garden home hood when pop out of WC along fence at the end of Swearingen. It was one of those little beggers that would stop if you stopped to see if you were going to feed him. If you got a gimmick, use it!
  4. No schit. It was cheaper to buy SC pivot with bearings installed on my og tallboy Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Hey that abandoned boat launch at Madrone was pretty useful for mojofest! Kind of a tease to have a water fountain in the woods with no water. 😉
  6. Lock it down. Then deflate the tire, you’ll see the extra wiggle room. Found this out on my T2 when my front wheel went flat while I was driving home once. Bike almost wobbled off the rack. I slap a cable on mine in transit as backup for it falling off. 15 years locking a bike downtown I’ve seen ever type of hitch rack defeated. Saw where they cut thru the aluminum tray on a roof rack to defeat a locking head. Stole this sweet colonago. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. That’s still a 1 minute theft, they’ve cut cables on both thefts lately. Snip, 5 seconds. Once you unthread the axle from both wheels, which is 15-20 seconds each, then just yank up on the frame leaving wheels still attached to the rack. Go buy a big fucking chain and good lock. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. The problem with wheel locks is you pull out the axle and just walk away with the frame and components. That backup cable takes less time to cut then unthreading the thru axles. All quick and quiet. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. My inlaws did a hiking trip across Scotland for their 50th anniversary where they hiked pub to pub across all sorts of private/public land. There’s a smattering of shelters on some paths to get out of the weather. Whole different deal when the pissing match over land was settled centuries earlier. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Ha! Seen that lots in CO front range especially on trails shared with big dumb animals and the horses they were riding. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. On taco mans route, Ditto coldwater east of Birmingham. Also ridden Oak Mtn SP and tannehill SP south side of bham, chewcla near Montgomery/Auburn, ridgeland near Jackson, and mt Zion south of Jackson in Brookhaven, Lincoln Parish Park in Ruston, Tyler SP. All better than the few things I’ve ridden in FL or lower Alabama. Too sandy. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. I'm a Great Raft's Reasonably Corrupt fan. Pick up a sixer every time I'm in La.
  13. And in the interest of diversity I look forward to numbnuts submitting his idea's to AustinBike. That'll be entertaining. 😂
  14. Traditional holiday cheer! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Any time in La. with family involves a good deal of booze. Well any time with MY family in La. requires some booze. 😉 I travel heavy JIC!
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