markreimer Why yes, that IS a four cylinder engine block in my pannier. And a growler and presents in the other. This is the heaviest bike I've ever pushed to date. Felt glorious. 19h

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markreimer Soooooo this happened. 😎😎😎 2d

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markreimer Tonight I'm teaching myself to replace piston rings. A bunch of oil is finding its way into two of my cylinders. I already redid the valves but no luck. 2w
  •   velocitychris Go all the way: stroke AND bore! 2w
  •   fffastfreddie Cycle-X has great kits. Seriously, if you're burning oil, it's a safe bet you need new Pistons and a bore. 1w
  •   kinetic_motorcycles Dope! 1w
  •   markreimer @fffastfreddie I figured. I'm thinking competition engine may have over did my valve guide hone too last year. I'm going to measure the play tomorrow morning and see, but I might be in for new Pistons and rings, bore and hone, and valve guides. 1w
  •   fffastfreddie Honestly if the valve seals are intact, valve guides are unlikely. You may be surprised at how wide the tolerance can be on the spec. I thought my KZ guides were loose as a goose, but when I measured them, I was at the lower end of the spec. If you like, I can take a look at the parts for you and offer some advice 1w
  •   markreimer @fffastfreddie I would love that. I was going to go back to the shop Saturday morning and measure them. A second opinion would really help man 1w
  •   fffastfreddie For sure. Shoot me an email at Fred.McKay@hotmail.com 1w
  •   markreimer @velocitychris hah, thought of you while tearing this thing apart! It's a constant balance of 'WTF am I doing', and 'this is so cool'. 1w

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markreimer #tbt to warmer days, feel'n good, wearing shorts that kinda make me look naked. Keep an eye out for this report in the next @bunyanvelo soon. 3w

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markreimer Riding in winter has a few distinct perks. Like the fact that your beer is always cold by the time you get home! 3w

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markreimer Ok winter, I'm ready for ya. @naturalcycleworks built up these badass wheels for me, and paired them with dirt drops and rock n roads for a frozen single track winter ripper. #baaw 4w

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markreimer -34 windchill tonight. Trying hard to stay positive. 4w
  •   bunyanvelo Spring is just around the corner, my man. 4w
  •   leftyzach Winter riding is so much fun!! If ever you want to go for a jaunt and blast some mid-2000s EMO you give me a shout. 4w
  •   markreimer @leftyzach haha how could I say no to a request like that! 4w
  •   pedalandtread Glad you received the patch! And well done for braving the snow on two wheels. As crazy as it sounds, we're a bit jealous! 4w
  •   surly_joe Yehuda patch?! 4w
  •   markreimer @surly_joe 😎 4w
  •   swinnemu Thought you had an iPad mounted on your bike 😎 4w

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markreimer I'm spending the evening going through some photo from a motorcycle trip I took a few summers back. I went through seven states, had my first and only highway crash, broke down and repaired the bike many times, rode through snow, raging storms, and oppressive heat. I camped on the beach of the Pacific Ocean, on the side of mountains and the bushes next to a police station. It's a trip that will always stick out in my mind.
In the end, 8,500 km later I beat the motor into a state of disrepair. Tonight I'm planning out a full top end rebuild over the winter. Who knows what adventures it will take me on next. Maybe a two-up version @cindytitus
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  •   ryansharp76 Ouch lol 1mon
  •   bigdickpoppa Love it. Doing my topend this week too. 1mon
  •   markreimer @bigdickpoppa oh sweet. Rings and all? 4w
  •   lukeab Hell yeah 4w
  •   bigdickpoppa We'll see when I get in there. But it will probably just be lapping valves and redoing head gaskets and back together. I want to do as little as possible haha. But something has to be done 4w
  •   markreimer @bigdickpoppa ah cool that's not so bad then. What's wrong with it? I've gotta do the whole shebang unfortunately. Been thinking I should look into a big bore kit if I'm in there already. 4w
  •   bigdickpoppa Oil goin past the valves and I just want to inspect everything. You should def put the big bore on. You will love the highway with a little more power. 4w

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markreimer This beautiful long-haired woman and I got married at this lake last summer. In some hilarious mixup, it looks as if our paperwork might have been misplaced and we might not be married at all, hah! So, @cindytitus now that you've had a year to try it out, wanna marry me again? 1mon

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markreimer This is what riding for the next few months will be about. Dark. Snow. Bourbon. 1mon

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markreimer Throwback Wednesday, or whatever. Would rather be camping. 1mon

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markreimer Oh ya know, another bike photo, but it just looks so good in the snow. #rivbike 1mon

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markreimer Things are getting awfully winterish around here. #rivbike 1mon

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markreimer Guess it's here to stay. #rivbike 1mon
  •   markreimer #s24o 1mon
  •   supermard It sure is 1mon
  •   pondero Gotta Atlantis project in the works, tell me about your crankset??? 1mon
  •   markreimer @pondero it's a white indistries Eno crank with 44/28 VBC rings on a 121mm BB I believe. Crank bolts just squeak by the stays, but the crank arms have lots of room. Wth a smaller inner ring you could use a shorter BB. Or, you might be able to use the road crank arms. Someone at Riv had the road arms on a hunq for a while. That'd reduce the Q a lot 1mon
  •   pondero Perfect! Much thanks, @markreimer 1mon
  •   markreimer @pondero no problem. In the rear I have a 11-36 10spd cassette with a mountain Deore 9spd derailleur. Works perfectly. The double gives me a ton of range with that combo. If I lived in the mountains Id probably go to a 26t small ring up front. The 44 is plenty big enough for me 1mon

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markreimer Our third annual November numb nutz overnighter was a success. Compared to last year, it was pretty balmy at -15 and snowy. This morning we had a beautiful ride home along the river trails. Good times all around. 1mon

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markreimer @cindytitus and I found ourselves in an icy quarry today 1mon

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markreimer Step Two. Compose, and shoot. It's been too long since I've used this camera! 1mon

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markreimer Step One. The Df is being services after a beer blew up in my bag and soaked it while biking around, so it's back to basics on this cold snowy weekend at meditation lake. 1mon

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markreimer Boiyoiyoing! Spidey Nobilette is up on @cycleexif right now! This things rules!! @naturalcycleworks 2mon

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