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09-30-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 2,236
Views: 214,273
Posted By DiabloScott

https://i.imgur.com/072JXxe.png Ace is ready...

https://i.imgur.com/072JXxe.png

Ace is ready for Halloween. This haunted house has two of those cardboard scratch boards... he loves shredding those things.
09-30-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2,236
Views: 214,273
Posted By DiabloScott

Related: walking my dog this morning and we see...

Related: walking my dog this morning and we see three turkeys in a neighbor's yard... not too unusual. The turkeys saw us and kind of walked the other direction without too much concern. Behind a...
09-29-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 166,495
Posted By DiabloScott

Nice presentation. I use a cord to tie the tire...

Nice presentation.
I use a cord to tie the tire up, and a toe strap to attach it to the saddle rails. Had one fall out once, cheap insurance....
Forum: Foo
09-29-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 878
Posted By DiabloScott

I don't like guns, don't like hunting, don't kill...

I don't like guns, don't like hunting, don't kill any animals except vermin.

I grew up on a pig farm, have watched pigs being slaughtered, and experienced deer and pheasant hunting quite a bit...
09-29-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,258
Posted By DiabloScott

Boy, that is awful. It looks like Russian and...

Boy, that is awful. It looks like Russian and should be pronounced GESOGO.
09-28-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 4,462
Posted By DiabloScott

My Sonoma County relatives are all freaking out....

My Sonoma County relatives are all freaking out. In-Laws evacuated from Glen Ellen last night. The next few days are going to really suck.

https://i.imgur.com/BU9MDws.jpg
Forum: Foo
09-25-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8,978
Views: 998,203
Posted By DiabloScott

A few years ago there was a news story about a...

A few years ago there was a news story about a farmer who disappeared and they figured out he was eaten by his pigs. So to keep matters light, I asked friends if they would eat pork from a pig who...
09-24-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 450
Posted By DiabloScott

Can confirm. B@stards poke a big hole in your...

Can confirm. B@stards poke a big hole in your tire too.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x400/1601011029_2d1e98baf59fd4f176415bc67030d07e27362dc1.jpeg
09-24-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 174
Posted By DiabloScott

The only way to know for sure is to put 'em on,...

The only way to know for sure is to put 'em on, and press 'em up until the bead blows off with a load explosion. Then remount with a new tube and use a little less pressure.
09-24-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,258
Posted By DiabloScott

Well that's a bit of an exaggeration. But yes,...

Well that's a bit of an exaggeration. But yes, all of us had to get over the concept that bike parts should be maintainable and rebuildable and last forever.
Forum: Foo
09-24-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,405
Posted By DiabloScott

meth is an awful drug

meth is an awful drug
09-22-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,258
Posted By DiabloScott

Campagnolo put themselves on my personal scrap...

Campagnolo put themselves on my personal scrap heap with Syncro.
1990 and DA7400; I made the switch and never bought another Campagnolo product. I even trained myself to say "group" vs "gruppo".
Forum: Foo
09-21-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 885
Posted By DiabloScott

As a realist, I feel it my duty to point out that...

As a realist, I feel it my duty to point out that there is no evidence to suggest that Fall will suck any less than Summer.
09-20-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,131
Posted By DiabloScott

Sweet. Continental sure paid for a lot of...

Sweet. Continental sure paid for a lot of roadside banners though.
09-20-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 756
Posted By DiabloScott

No harm in trying. You might run into trouble if...

No harm in trying. You might run into trouble if the "another" bike needs longer housing or something. If the cables are in good shape, and they're long enough for the re-install, then you can...
09-20-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 711
Posted By DiabloScott

I used to ride that bridge to Mare Island and it...

I used to ride that bridge to Mare Island and it was not too scary; drivers used to expect to see us in the shoulder. I don't think you're half way to Sear's Point though where Infinion Raceway or...
09-20-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 627
Posted By DiabloScott

Also includes a Diablo reference! Yeah, the...

Also includes a Diablo reference!
Yeah, the spare wheel pit at the criterium courses always had names written on the tires. Back when most tires were gum walls.
If I have a bunch of tubulars in...
09-20-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 853
Posted By DiabloScott

I stand for long stretches when I'm with my...

I stand for long stretches when I'm with my riding buddies who don't climb quite as well... so I get a strength workout grinding in a bigger gear while maintaining a slower speed to match their sit...
09-20-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 711
Posted By DiabloScott

Highway 37 is one of the worst/most...

Highway 37 is one of the worst/most dangerous/least advised roads in the Bay Area to ride on. Some of it is legal and there's a shoulder, some of it is freeway and not legal. We get this question...
09-19-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,021
Posted By DiabloScott

That bar tape workmanship deserves its own thread.

That bar tape workmanship deserves its own thread.
09-17-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By DiabloScott

I have 9-speed DA downtube shifters but when I...

I have 9-speed DA downtube shifters but when I put them in friction mode they won't hold the gear and the derailleur creeps and eventually upshifts.

They work great in index mode. The friction...
09-15-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,405
Posted By DiabloScott

As is claiming that disc brakes are immune from...

As is claiming that disc brakes are immune from these problems... they just fail in a different manner.
Forum: Foo
09-15-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 614
Posted By DiabloScott

I've been to Japan. It was interesting, and...

I've been to Japan. It was interesting, and interesting is what I wanted. Definitely broadened my horizons. I like being a Californian.
My college room mate married his Japanese girlfriend and...
09-15-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By DiabloScott

I built up a set of wheels on DT460s a few months...

I built up a set of wheels on DT460s a few months ago. They are just like any other double wall clincher box rims regarding spoke drillings. The guy who sold them to me though recommended "tubeless"...
Forum: Foo
09-15-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,320
Posted By DiabloScott

Are you saying that the fill valve assembly won't...

Are you saying that the fill valve assembly won't fill the tank to the height of the overflow tube? Or the overflow tube is too short?
...
Forum: Foo
09-15-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,320
Posted By DiabloScott

Are you saying you can't get a tube with a float...

Are you saying you can't get a tube with a float that fills your tank to the old level? Because that sounds like a pretty easy fix... so easy that I don't think I'm picturing your problem correctly....
09-14-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 938
Posted By DiabloScott

I think this is some kind of over-cautious policy...

I think this is some kind of over-cautious policy created by marketing people who think they understand legal pitfalls. Like they think they might be sued if they sell a frame that's a few grams...
09-14-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 938
Posted By DiabloScott

I suggest buying a bike scale for your brother's...

I suggest buying a bike scale for your brother's birthday gift, but first weighing all your bike stuff yourself before wrapping it up.
Posting for a friend.
09-13-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 4,436
Posted By DiabloScott

I did some errands on my urban fixie... a couple...

I did some errands on my urban fixie... a couple of hours worth of riding... it was enough to convince me that was enough.

My eyes and throat are sore, my nose is runny, and my teeth feel dirty.
09-13-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 526
Posted By DiabloScott

First, the "dollar bill boot" trick would have...

First, the "dollar bill boot" trick would have had to have failed.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/768x1024/boot_a03606cbd2b53d6e15719bb52e9de3c8869a55ae.jpg
09-13-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 526
Posted By DiabloScott

It is pretty impressive how well a fully inflated...

It is pretty impressive how well a fully inflated sew-up fits on a clincher rim - I would totally trust one in a situation where I had no other options... although it's a little hard to imagine being...
09-13-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 4,462
Posted By DiabloScott

Poor air quality, much like smoking cigarettes,...

Poor air quality, much like smoking cigarettes, is something that's likely to present long term health problems, even if short term issues are tolerable. So yeah exposure to second hand smoke once...
09-12-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By DiabloScott

ROFL, no!

ROFL, no!
09-12-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 684
Posted By DiabloScott

If it spins smoothly and doesn't wobble and...

If it spins smoothly and doesn't wobble and doesn't fall out of your fork... that's probably good enough.
Front hub maintenance is pretty satisfying stuff though, if you're looking for new skills to...
09-12-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 526
Posted By DiabloScott

He should be mad at himself for buying something...

He should be mad at himself for buying something at a garage sale that he didn't understand.
"Tubeful glue on" OK, we were all newbs once... but that's a funny clue as to what the real issue is.
09-12-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 684
Posted By DiabloScott

Not impossible, but more likely somebody did...

Not impossible, but more likely somebody did "maintenance" already and didn't put it back together right.
09-12-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 684
Posted By DiabloScott

Yeah, I think it's your cones, although your axle...

Yeah, I think it's your cones, although your axle might be broken too.
https://streamable.com/tw5vzh
09-12-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 938
Posted By DiabloScott

Also it doesn't work for % bike fat.

Also it doesn't work for % bike fat.
09-12-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 4,462
Posted By DiabloScott

I did a couple hours of urban biking yesterday...

I did a couple hours of urban biking yesterday and it wasn't awful and I thought today would be OK.
My riding buddy said he'd come if AQI<100, but it's close to 200.
And the ash that doesn't get...
09-10-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,276
Posted By DiabloScott

OMG, a SkidLid! Worst helmet ever.

OMG, a SkidLid! Worst helmet ever.
09-10-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,276
Posted By DiabloScott

Can confirm: Greg Demgen also e-mailed me...

Can confirm:
Greg Demgen also e-mailed me about the same thing.

Also, a blog reader sent me some photos of a bike he bought which was reportedly Ron Kiefel's 7-Eleven Rossin.
My 7-Eleven Page...
09-10-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 770
Posted By DiabloScott

Wheels, nice handbuilt ones with nice hubs and...

Wheels, nice handbuilt ones with nice hubs and shiny spokes and re-space the rear for 130mm.
That would give a good ride improvement and would be transferable to some other bike looking to the...
09-09-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,337
Posted By DiabloScott

Yeah, that's what I figure too... and I REMEMBER...

Yeah, that's what I figure too... and I REMEMBER having a car behind me when I did that PR effort.
For the uninitiated:
...
09-09-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,337
Posted By DiabloScott

Spinning absolutely requires sitting vs standing,...

Spinning absolutely requires sitting vs standing, it absolutely implies a smooth stroke as opposed to mashing; it more or less implies a cadence in the upper end of normal - 60 at least for climbing,...
09-09-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By DiabloScott

1985, my Italian racing bike came with 36° F&R. ...

1985, my Italian racing bike came with 36° F&R.
1985, the sew-ups I bought for criteriums were 32/28.
I remember 32s were pretty common for a long time... up until boutique wheels started to get...
09-09-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By DiabloScott

No doubt it was this guy: https://3mules.com/

No doubt it was this guy:
https://3mules.com/
09-09-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 4,462
Posted By DiabloScott

9am and it's still dark outside because of the...

9am and it's still dark outside because of the ash.

The hood of the DiabloMobile:
https://i.imgur.com/G4BXsRY.png
09-08-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,337
Posted By DiabloScott

Word. The idea that you're going to be in a...

Word.

The idea that you're going to be in a 32t and save the 34t for a bailout on a 25% grade is just hooey. As is the idea that the 32t is the ideal gear for hills that are only 20% grade.
09-06-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 166,495
Posted By DiabloScott

The base tape protects the casing and the...

The base tape protects the casing and the stitching from sharp bits on the rim like the spoke holes. The tire is probably glued on just fine if you say so, but it'll be at risk of getting damaged and...
09-06-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,025
Posted By DiabloScott

You know, other forums I am involved with have a...

You know, other forums I am involved with have a pop-up notice warning the poster that the thread is old and they should consider starting a new thread instead of replying to a dead thread.
...
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