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    Just Joshin' ya!
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    It's been awhile......

    I was putting new tires on my Jet 9 Carbon today and I realized that the old tires had never flatted. Never. Not once.They just sort of got bald. There was nothing special about them. I used Stan's sealant on a Stan's wheelset. The tires were Schwalbes, so nothing great. I have been running tubeless for about two years now and I can't even remember my last flat. I ride in AZ, so razor sharp rocks and cactus needles are everywhere, yet, I can't recall the last time I got a flat.

    In addition, I can't remember the last time my brakes made noise, I can't remember the last time I dropped a chain, broke a bolt, lost air in my shocks, or even used my multi-tool for anything other than adjusting my seatpost.

    So to all those bike companies and engineers out there.....Thanks! You all have made mountain bikes shockingly reliable!
    What do we want? TIME TRAVEL! When do want it? THAT'S IRRELEVANT!

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    govt kontrakt projkt mgr
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    shhhhhh ! sheesh now its bound to happen !

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    I personally, would never jinx myself publicly to the extent you just did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElwoodT View Post
    I personally, would never jinx myself publicly to the extent you just did.
    ^ my god, this.

    Remember the scene in the Blues Brothers when they get out of the blues mobile and the car falls into pieces behind them?

    yea.....
    "Bigring, that's deep. ...Well, I suspect it is. I didn't read it."

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    It was nice knowing you.
    Use it, use it, use it while you still have it.

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    Two rides ago, we were stopped for a quick breather and I said to my buddy "man, I haven't crashed in forever". 400 yards after we restarted, I went over the bars.

    I fear you have just done the same thing...

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    I can be quoted as once saying, "I really wouldn't mind cracking my frame. They have an awesome crash replacement policy, and I want a new frame." Twenty minutes later, I was hiking 8 miles with a snapped seatstay.

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