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Forum: Foo
10-24-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,141
Posted By DiabloScott

Man Clubs: https://youtu.be/JkFtaw9LB6I

Man Clubs:

https://youtu.be/JkFtaw9LB6I
10-20-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,306
Posted By DiabloScott

“super” means “eleven” in Iti-talk.

“super” means “eleven” in Iti-talk.
10-20-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 561
Posted By DiabloScott

I guess "double-wrench and jumping on it" is a...

I guess "double-wrench and jumping on it" is a lost art form.
10-20-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 248
Posted By DiabloScott

Whether or not someone finds tubeless a good...

Whether or not someone finds tubeless a good option depends almost entirely on how many flats and the causes of the flats they get (or would get).

Fortunately I get only a few per year, and tubes...
10-16-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,000
Posted By DiabloScott

And the reverse is also true - if you stand until...

And the reverse is also true - if you stand until your legs start to burn, they won't be able to turn the pedals when you finally do sit down.
Forum: Foo
10-14-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,864
Posted By DiabloScott

I was a busboy at a hotel restaurant and once ran...

I was a busboy at a hotel restaurant and once ran a room service to Tina Turner (~1976, she was still with Ike). I'm pretty sure she'd remember me if you get a chance to ask her.

Worst job was...
10-11-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 917
Posted By DiabloScott

One thing that's worked well for me is to not eat...

One thing that's worked well for me is to not eat anything but my own bars, gels, and powders until the 100 miles is done. These organized centuries usually have way too much food at the rest stops...
10-10-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By DiabloScott

Very nice. I have no advice. This ad is from...

Very nice. I have no advice.
This ad is from 1985... that was pretty close to the first year if not exactly.
Super Record... of course.
...
10-06-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,912
Posted By DiabloScott

Masi is also having product shortages, but they...

Masi is also having product shortages, but they make a pretty nice replica. ...
Forum: Foo
10-04-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 9,160
Posted By DiabloScott

That must have been satisfying.

That must have been satisfying.
10-01-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By DiabloScott

Rail Bikes

https://youtu.be/m0jvErJnSzc

I need a vacation in the forest.
09-30-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 218,185
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.
Forum: Foo
09-29-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,329
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: 1,392
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.
Forum: Foo
09-25-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9,036
Views: 1,011,743
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: 529
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.

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Forum: Foo
09-24-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,225
Posted By DiabloScott

meth is an awful drug

meth is an awful drug
Forum: Foo
09-21-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,094
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, 12:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 897
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...
09-15-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,346
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, 10:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,571
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....
09-13-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 5,349
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: 319
Posted By DiabloScott

ROFL, no!

ROFL, no!
09-12-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 715
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, 11:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,046
Posted By DiabloScott

Also it doesn't work for % bike fat.

Also it doesn't work for % bike fat.
09-09-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 5,349
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
09-06-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,303
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.
...
09-04-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,419
Posted By DiabloScott

I've had similar experiences... although not all...

I've had similar experiences... although not all at once! In the ER with my broken pelvis a bunch of doctors commented about how many bike riders they see. One doctor though said "keep riding your...
09-04-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,429
Posted By DiabloScott

This is a really good point. One reason the OP...

This is a really good point. One reason the OP might understandably be reluctant to drop large on a nice bike is that he's of an age where he might not be comfortable on it after a few years and it...
08-31-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,505
Posted By DiabloScott

You will definitely notice the weight difference....

You will definitely notice the weight difference. 30-pounds for a bare bike will feel like a pig. 25 pounds will at least have a little liveliness and be more fun. If you're thinking of loaded...
08-30-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 31,882
Posted By DiabloScott

The usual caution, and complaint, that we hear...

The usual caution, and complaint, that we hear about BD bikes is not that they use non-standard parts, but that they're not assembled very well. Threaded fittings without enough grease, wheels not...
08-28-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 797
Views: 206,248
Posted By DiabloScott

I haven't seen gears that tight since the Reagan...

I haven't seen gears that tight since the Reagan administration.
08-27-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,653
Posted By DiabloScott

I was kind of thinking like that. If my doctor...

I was kind of thinking like that. If my doctor told me I had to start running, would I go to a running enthusiast forum and ask how to make it suck less?
Forum: Foo
08-26-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By DiabloScott

Yeah, you can do this yourself. There are...

Yeah, you can do this yourself. There are standard well-accepted pieces of advise that responsible financial planners will pretty much all tell you.
1. Have a good understanding of your income and...
08-24-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 762
Posted By DiabloScott

Probably not dangerous, although it will amplify...

Probably not dangerous, although it will amplify the danger if other things are off a little bit too - like wheel trueness.

I have tried this with about the same clearance and it worked but it was...
08-22-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,653
Posted By DiabloScott

I dread the day I can't ride - it's such a part...

I dread the day I can't ride - it's such a part of my identity. But some day that day will arrive... whether it's balance or reaction time or vision or whatever.
The new indoor trainers are so good...
08-21-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 375
Posted By DiabloScott

True, vertical dropouts were at least partly...

True, vertical dropouts were at least partly invented to help with index shifting, but the reality is horizontal dropouts usually work just fine.
Set the doodads for the middle and if you can't get...
Forum: Foo
08-15-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 680
Posted By DiabloScott

There was a Columbo episode where the bad guy...

There was a Columbo episode where the bad guy tried this as an alibi... Columbo got him anyway.

"Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star"
Forum: Foo
08-15-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 680
Posted By DiabloScott

Why am I getting ads for DUI lawyers now?

Why am I getting ads for DUI lawyers now?
08-13-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,343
Posted By DiabloScott

I cut my teeth in the days of quill pedals and...

I cut my teeth in the days of quill pedals and toeclips and nail-on slotted cleats. There was certainly a learning curve and everybody had to do it, but I'm not sure there's any value in learning it...
Forum: Foo
08-11-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 11,153
Views: 2,298,186
Posted By DiabloScott

I bought a bike for my greyhound too. ...

I bought a bike for my greyhound too.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1152x864/p8260025_cc691888e2520377f80b4ef63f0890fb13d18a85.jpg
08-04-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1,838
Views: 171,953
Posted By DiabloScott

That wasn't a guess, that was a conclusion based...

That wasn't a guess, that was a conclusion based on observations and evidence. Well done!

Licensed in CA and HI.
08-03-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1,838
Views: 171,953
Posted By DiabloScott

My executive summary based on reading several...

My executive summary based on reading several dozen posts about these things.
1. They're tubulars, but they're not sew-ups.
2. They have a little of that tubular ride quality.
3. You can run them...
08-01-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 31,882
Posted By DiabloScott

I met a colleague on a business trip once who...

I met a colleague on a business trip once who told me all about his custom BMW where they called him from Germany and held his hand at every step of the process and sent him photos and updates. When...
07-30-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,346
Posted By DiabloScott

Almost all my riding is on the local...

Almost all my riding is on the local mountain...all on the road, sometimes in the rain, occasionally snow.

I’ve never ridden a bike with disc brakes, not in a hurry to get one, but my next new...
07-30-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 510
Posted By DiabloScott

Correct with the clarification that the *driven*...

Correct with the clarification that the *driven* wheel turns that many times per crank rev..

IME, newbs confuse "gear" with "sprocket" so "larger" and "smaller" get conflated.
Cog is a tooth....
07-29-20, 12:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,666
Posted By DiabloScott

I rode my bike to a pulmonology appointment once...

I rode my bike to a pulmonology appointment once (waiting room was full of people with horrible problems)... on my way out, the doc said something about cycling and my great lung function. One of...
07-27-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,045
Posted By DiabloScott

You know, regardless of the example "cut off"...

You know, regardless of the example "cut off" year, aero brake levers weren't really the harbingers of the modern technical era of cycling - you could make a case that it was clipless pedals, but...
07-26-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,045
Posted By DiabloScott

Aero levers have concealed cables under the bar...

Aero levers have concealed cables under the bar tape.
They ARE allowed; as of a few years ago.
Combo brake lever-shifters are not allowed.
07-15-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 9,936
Posted By DiabloScott

1. Tire clearance 2. To prove that the brake...

1. Tire clearance
2. To prove that the brake bridge provided no structural function

This was about 2006, and I was really sure that the brake bridge was only for brakes and that there was no...
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