1. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    Went to cancel my SPOT subscription (which you need to do prior to the contract ending date). They offered me a 40% discount on my current subscription rate to stay around another year. Did the math and decided to keep the SPOT even if I go with a Garmin InReach subscription. One nice thing about the Gen 3 SPOT is that the batteries last a very long time (unlike the Garmin 66i tracker I have). The Gen 3 SPOT is good for some other activities where I am not powered by a bike.
  2. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    I carry a Knipex tool in my tool kit as it does a great job replacing a lot of other wrenches. The 10" opens all the way to a 1 3/4" capacity. The Knipex sells for close to $50. Lightweight.

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    I see Irwin now has a similar arrangement that goes to 1 1/2", is a little heavier, but sells for about $30.

    This tool has proven to be a valuable addition to my tool kit - especially with axle bolts - and has served others on rides I've been on. I recommend it.

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    One word of caution though, if you order the Irwin tool, make sure you specify the metric version.
  3. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    Couple fellas here have the Irwin version. They spend more time cursing that tool than my Knipex version. Seems the Irwins holding mechanism is not as robust as the Knipex.


    It will probably hold even less once it is drenched in the blood of your enemies.
  4. Tuna209

    Tuna209 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Knipex is currently on sale ($136) for a set of three (7”, 10” & 12”) at Amazon.
  5. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    I keep a 5" in my vest for quick adjustments.

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  6. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface Broke it/Bought it Supporter

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    Sounds like you need a new vest.

    John
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  7. Ajacks

    Ajacks "Not in the face"

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    Do they have a left hand version?
  8. Shaft

    Shaft counting my blessings

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    You better believe it..

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  9. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    I picked up this chest rig a while back. I used it on my bicycle when I was scouting some DS routes at Sauk Prairie. It was pretty handy. Held my GPS, a camera, and some other things with easy access. Also has a map case that folds out that proved useful as well. The harness is big enough that you can wear this over armor. For $32 I thought it was a nice value.
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    A little more about the pouch.
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  12. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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  13. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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  14. clawdog60

    clawdog60 Long timer

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  15. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    The order should have expired by now.
  16. clawdog60

    clawdog60 Long timer

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    must have been a huge debris field to close that much trail
  17. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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  18. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    Picked up a new bike today to replace the Himalayan. Honda Trail 125. I did the deal on it in October with a shipping date for the first week of November. The bike just arrived now - months later. It was manufactured in December. There are a lot of small displacement bikes around so it might be fun to put together a few small bike group rides. The folks at the dealer had to peel the crate right away to get their first look at this new model for the US.
  19. GasMich

    GasMich Been here awhile Supporter

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    I hope you plan on going down hill a lot! Still got my XR200 that I could go for a spin with you.
  20. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    Let's do it! UPAT on small bikes.