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Old 07-23-2013, 06:45 AM   #11551
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So apparently the tyre manufacturers all had a design review and said "so we've got these great tyres, how can we feck them up?"
Motors, brakes, and chassis keep improving. Gotta have sticky rubber to put that all to good use. Sticky rubber wears out faster.

I bitch about tire mileage, then consider my relatively light bike puts out some stupid power and it never slides unless I do something ham-fisted, usually intentionally.

We could all run ME880s and never complain about mileage, or....
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:52 AM   #11552
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Sticky rubber wears out faster.
Point missed.

I am bummed about the disappearance of the awesome tread design for a not as good design on the anakees.

I have never (prior to anakee 2s) got more than 6000 miles out of a rear tyre anyway.

The anakee 2s lasted 10,000 miles, so that was pretty good, but not as important as the good combo of on / off pavement of the tread. The anakee 3s are just not as good as the 2's as a combo tyre. The anakee 3s are a great street tyre, and handle the gravel better than I do, but I just felt that the 2's were that much more solid - a genuine dual sport tyre, so to speak.

Oh well.

Just ordered Karoo 3s. Trying something new.

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Old 07-23-2013, 07:32 AM   #11553
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Just ordered Karoo 3s. Trying something new.

You'll probably be disappointed in those as well, damn fereners are never satisfied.

I am putting in an order, need anything from McMaster-Carr?
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:35 AM   #11554
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I am putting in an order, need anything from McMaster-Carr?
Amazingly, not at the moment, but thanks for asking.

After you click "submit", several items will likely spring to mind.
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:54 AM   #11555
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Prop, with all this tire talk mine are coming in today.

When works best for you? I work 9am-6pm mon-fri in Golden Valley.

Not sure how I'm going to take the wheels off and leave the bike yet since I dont have spools and a stand

If this is to much of a hassel for you, I will go to a dealer and pay'em for my own inconvenience I have working against myself.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:00 AM   #11556
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Not sure how I'm going to take the wheels off and leave the bike yet since I dont have spools and a stand
I am assuming that you will ride the bike over, and take the wheels off in my shoppe.

Tomorrow or thursday are OK, monday, tuesday next week are better.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:06 AM   #11557
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We can shoot for next mon or tue to see if either day has rain in the forcast.

Thank you for offering the service!!
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:45 AM   #11558
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OK then, we'll see how it plays out.

We will have to balance your bike precariously and in a very dangerous way, because you have one of those bikes that don't have a center stand, and a weird underside where you can't rest it on a lift.

It's OK though, we managed fine on TraumaQueens bike.

What can possibly go wrong?
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:14 AM   #11559
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What can possibly go wrong?
At the precise moment you attempt to attach a strap to the handlebar...

a beer (placed in the freezer but long forgotten) explodes. This explosion could startle you both.

You both jerk your hands from the bike to save yourselves from impending doom.

Nick (being younger) reacts faster...

The bike starts to tip towards Prop...

Seeing this Nick tries to regain control of the bike which is making a rapid decent. Sure to crush our intrepid hero.

Nick (being of smaller stature) will be unable to upright the bike and instead will be thrown with great force into the adjacent wall.

You know that wall that has pegboard on it?

Pegboard with sharp pointy pegs!

In a week someone will notice the lack of posts from you both.

The scene they will find will be grim indeed.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:15 AM   #11560
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You do ham-fisted things intentionally? That explains a lot.


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it never slides unless I do something ham-fisted, usually intentionally.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:17 AM   #11561
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An exploded beer? That is grim.

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The scene they will find will be grim indeed.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:18 AM   #11562
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The scene they will find will be grim indeed.


It sounds dangerous.

That's it, I'm not doing it.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:19 AM   #11563
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An exploded beer? That is grim.
It is. The very mention is incredibly distressing.

Luckily, frozen beer doesn't explode. It just slowly pushes the cap off and starts climbing out.

I know this from when my ex-landlord left a six pack of summit outside one february.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:24 AM   #11564
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Shinko all the way here. It's the new standard of cheap.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:27 AM   #11565
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haha oboy that was a good read Gravy

Well with that said prop, I will hang the bike at my house from the rafters. I clean the chain this way already so just need to get the front up which should be no problem.

Driving the truck will be easier to get the beer and pie to your location anyways
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