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  1. Thread: grip removal

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    Old threads do have their value at times. Glad...

    Old threads do have their value at times. Glad you found it and that the technique does indeed work; I've used it myself a few times. Magic.
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    Before you totally give up on your Evolution, you...

    Before you totally give up on your Evolution, you owe it to yourself to contact Jerry at HippieTech and see what he can do for it.

    SERVICE | Hippie Tech Suspension

    I would have mentioned Push...
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    Shim the drive side to get the best line you can...

    Shim the drive side to get the best line you can achieve in #4 or #5 cog (since you don't have a 'middle' with an 8-speed cluster) - - with as little shim as you can get a way with. Then add one to...
  4. I'm tempted to ban the next poster who continues...

    I'm tempted to ban the next poster who continues to regurgitate this tired and utter BS.
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  6. ^^I was talking the HHP-2. I would go with a...

    ^^I was talking the HHP-2. I would go with a home-built before spending money on the HHP-3 - - which is basically a glorified home-built.
  7. You are joking I hope. Or you have never priced...

    You are joking I hope. Or you have never priced out a headset press.

    Ghetto methods (threaded rod/washers, pipe clamp/large sockets, etc.) work fine - - in the hands of someone with mechanical...
  8. Oregon: Post Canyon; Black Rock; Ashland...

    Oregon: Post Canyon; Black Rock; Ashland
    Washington: Tiger Mountain; Duthie Hill; Devils Gulch/Mission Ridge; Galbraith Mtn; Beacon Hill (Spokane)
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    Mind you, I don't recommend this - - but for the...

    Mind you, I don't recommend this - - but for the record, this single-wall front rim survived through the day I retired the bike from racing:
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    ^^Thanks! Photogs are starting to get their NW...

    ^^Thanks! Photogs are starting to get their NW Cup shots uploaded now. Credit to Phil Beckman / PBCreativePhoto.com for this one:
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    No actual ride pictures yet but one post-ride...

    No actual ride pictures yet but one post-ride shot - - Says Cat 2 but it's really the 50+ Open (a combined Cat 1/2 class). I believe I was the only 60+ in our field of 16; I'm very happy with 7th on...
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    I have gone 3C with everything. I used to use...

    I have gone 3C with everything. I used to use Super-Tacky a lot, because: 1) they were cheaper; and 2) I could afford to replace more often at my pricing. But I found I preferred both the better wear...
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    True that. I think 'dislike' would be a little...

    True that. I think 'dislike' would be a little strong in my case - - I just didn't like it as well as the DHF. I don't know if it's because the intermediary center blocks are less beefy or the more...
  14. I'm going to say 2000 by the paint scheme. 99 and...

    I'm going to say 2000 by the paint scheme. 99 and 2000 were the years the Hardrock FS came with the RockShocks Jett C so that narrows it down some.

    As far as an owners manual, Specialized has them...
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    I disliked the original DHR but was all pumped...

    I disliked the original DHR but was all pumped when Maxxis released the 'improved' DHR 2; so put one on the back of the DH rig. I did part of a season on it and went back to the tried-and-true...
  16. I'll help a little - - years the Hardrock FS was...

    I'll help a little - - years the Hardrock FS was made were 1994-96 and 1999-2000. You can narrow it down by (to a degree) comparing components to what is HERE or with other model years listed on the...
  17. Thread: Brand Loyalty

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    Cheapness was what originally begat my loyalty ....

    Cheapness was what originally begat my loyalty . . . "Gimme a pro-deal and I'm yours." :D
  18. ^^ Hasn't the Reverb been plagued with problems...

    ^^ Hasn't the Reverb been plagued with problems since its inception though - - or am I behind the info curve on that?
  19. Thread: Brand Loyalty

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    I am fiercely loyal to brands . . . but I have a...

    I am fiercely loyal to brands . . . but I have a great amount of incentive to be that way :D
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    Best tire out there is the Maxxis High Roller II...

    Best tire out there is the Maxxis High Roller II 2.3 3C EXO . . . but it's 920 grams. Too bad 4 U.
  21. Transition TransAm...

    Transition TransAm. Steel. 27.5 or 29. Best small bike company in the whole world, hands down.



    https://vimeo.com/120024398
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    ^^ One unfortunate incident with an underground...

    ^^ One unfortunate incident with an underground parking structure in Bellingham a few years ago swore me off roof racks. Need a slightly tweaked Rocky Mounts rail? :D

    Had both bikes because SB was...
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    http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t162/dminorwa/Y...

    http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t162/dminorwa/Yeti%20SB-66/YetiLoad.jpg
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    68 is pretty steep for the type of bike it is. Your Precept would benefit greatly from a degree or two slacker head tube angle. Depending on the axle-to-crown length of the replacement you're...
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    Welcome - - great country there! Have to give you...

    Welcome - - great country there! Have to give you a shout when we go ride Devils Gulch this year. Also, Stevens Pass is just a stone's throw from there; and the guys at Das Rad Haus can fill you in...
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