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Forum: Foo
06-15-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 682,059
Posted By DiabloScott

There are rules?

There are rules?
06-15-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By DiabloScott

Tubular tires don't have a bead, so they don't...

Tubular tires don't have a bead, so they don't generally (ever?) have a bead seat diameter listed... although places that sell them will sometimes give it as an equivalence guide.

Continental does...
Forum: Foo
06-15-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 682,059
Posted By DiabloScott

https://youtu.be/ZUy4zrDUcDE Russian...

https://youtu.be/ZUy4zrDUcDE

Russian slapping tournament... more addictive than fail army
Forum: Commuting
06-15-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By DiabloScott

Doodoo-do dooooooo Doodoo- do dooooooooo.

Doodoo-do dooooooo
Doodoo- do dooooooooo.
06-14-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 609
Posted By DiabloScott

1. The De Rosa is not wall art. 2. You are...

1. The De Rosa is not wall art.
2. You are not cardboard.
06-11-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By DiabloScott

You want a thumbrule based on experience? ...

You want a thumbrule based on experience?

"Probably zero, might be one... maaaaaaybe two."

If your derailleur is REALLY tight in the big big, you'll probably need a new, longer chain. Else...
06-10-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,363
Posted By DiabloScott

What I've read is that there's a higher...

What I've read is that there's a higher likelihood of injury - like pulled muscles and torn ligaments... not really cardio-related. I think a personal trainer who works with older folks might have...
06-10-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,328
Posted By DiabloScott

While we're at it, pounds-mass is also a totally...

While we're at it, pounds-mass is also a totally made up unit that substitutes for a perfectly adequate measure of mass, but almost everybody uses it instead of the slug.
06-07-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,747
Posted By DiabloScott

Wow, four errors in an 11-word sentence... you're...

Wow, four errors in an 11-word sentence... you're just trolling me aren't you?
06-07-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,747
Posted By DiabloScott

Anything else I can explain for anybody? ...

Anything else I can explain for anybody? Absorption chillers? Nuclear fission?
06-07-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,747
Posted By DiabloScott

You're not accelerating, you're doing WORK,...

You're not accelerating, you're doing WORK, countering the forces of friction. The more POWER you have, the faster you can do the WORK

Top end speed of a semi is the same, whether it's loaded or...
06-07-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,747
Posted By DiabloScott

Weight certainly affects your acceleration... how...

Weight certainly affects your acceleration... how quickly you can change speed at a constant power. When you're at constant speed a=0, so (mav)1 = (mav)2 is a trivial relationship.

The real reason...
06-07-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,747
Posted By DiabloScott

At issue here is the F. That F is the sum of...

At issue here is the F. That F is the sum of several forces:
1. Wind resistance
2. Rolling resistance
3. Drive train resistance
4. Force required to change potential energy (elevation difference)...
06-07-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,328
Posted By DiabloScott

That has been argued a LOT, and it's not...

That has been argued a LOT, and it's not initially intuitive, but it's just not true. Temporary flat spot deformation on the bottom of the rim doesn't cause a temporary bulge in the top of the rim....
06-07-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,747
Posted By DiabloScott

My only claim is that your claim is baloney. ...

My only claim is that your claim is baloney.



That is not science. It is not at all valid for flat rides, and might be a single data point for a particular set of conditions which aren't even...
06-07-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,328
Posted By DiabloScott

The idea behind this is that the higher the...

The idea behind this is that the higher the tension, the more of a hit you can take without a spoke going slack. How much tension you can apply is a function of the rim strength (lateral and radial...
06-07-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,747
Posted By DiabloScott

Wind tunnel testing looks at drag, not weight. ...

Wind tunnel testing looks at drag, not weight. Drag is sometimes measured in pounds, but it's not weight. It certainly can't account for climbing, which is where the weight really matters, and it...
06-07-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,747
Posted By DiabloScott

Where did you get this? If that's actually a...

Where did you get this? If that's actually a conclusion, there are a dozen unstated assumptions on other variables.
06-06-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,502
Posted By DiabloScott

My buddy bought a Guerciotti and I bought a Ciocc...

My buddy bought a Guerciotti and I bought a Ciocc at the same time from the same store. It was my first race bike and I'll always have a soft spot for it.
...
06-06-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,019
Posted By DiabloScott

I understand wanting to do this, and I have done...

I understand wanting to do this, and I have done it myself, but after years of doing my own maintenance.

When you don't know what you're doing, you're likely to get some parts that are...
06-05-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,018
Posted By DiabloScott

Of course we can all understand that motivation -...

Of course we can all understand that motivation - but the complimentary check-up up-sell is usually focused on accessories and such - very odd that they would recommend replacing a cassette on a new...
Forum: Foo
06-05-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,820
Posted By DiabloScott

Today I got transferred to a supervisor and I...

Today I got transferred to a supervisor and I almost made her cry. Not only was she too stupid to get a real job, but she should be embarrassed to work for a company that fakes caller ID, bait and...
06-05-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,661
Posted By DiabloScott

If you want real nice ride quality, you should be...

If you want real nice ride quality, you should be looking at sew-ups.
There is certainly an advantage to tubeless with big low pressure tires in areas with lots of puncture risk.
But for 27mm or...
06-05-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,018
Posted By DiabloScott

Nope. Not unless something is really really...

Nope. Not unless something is really really wrong, which you certainly would've noticed in performance. So:

1. Maybe it's not really worn out and the LBS is wrong. Probability 99%
2. Maybe the...
06-04-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 768
Posted By DiabloScott

I had a photocopy of my driver's license,...

I had a photocopy of my driver's license, insurance card, and credit card
06-04-19, 03:09 PM
06-04-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,464
Posted By DiabloScott

I thought this was going to be about Tiananmen...

I thought this was going to be about Tiananmen Square.



I bet bike shops love working on department store bikes. /s
Forum: Foo
06-03-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,092
Posted By DiabloScott

I first saw him on SNL - a little Googling tells...

I first saw him on SNL - a little Googling tells me that was 1976 which was a little earlier than my first guess.
Took me a while to warm up to the style, but he was a slice of America.
...
06-03-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By DiabloScott

Is this northern or southern hemisphere?

Is this northern or southern hemisphere?
06-02-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,568
Posted By DiabloScott

The best way to be correct, is to be technically...

The best way to be correct, is to be technically correct.
06-02-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By DiabloScott

I'd go full custom from a builder that offers S&S...

I'd go full custom from a builder that offers S&S as an option, like a Steve Rex. He does a lot of retrofits too though.

https://www.rexcycles.com/

https://www.instagram.com/rexcycles/...
06-02-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,165
Posted By DiabloScott

Apparently the politicos would rather not be...

Apparently the politicos would rather not be e-mailed - use this link for quick access to their contact pages and sample text to use in their message boxes.
...
06-02-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,165
Posted By DiabloScott

https://mountdiablocyclists.org/wp-content/uploads...

https://mountdiablocyclists.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/G-1-1600x1035.jpg
06-02-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,165
Posted By DiabloScott

Mount Diablo Turnout Lanes

OK this is really substantial. The sample turnout lanes that were installed a year or so ago seem to be well received by cyclists and motorists and now they have an approved plan to add 77 more of...
05-31-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By DiabloScott

You almost certainly don't need a different chain...

You almost certainly don't need a different chain for each cassette.
A 4t difference in the biggest cog does NOT mean you need a chain 4 links shorter.

Whether you can use your existing chain for...
05-31-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,502
Posted By DiabloScott

I turned 60 last month, it's kind of fun saying...

I turned 60 last month, it's kind of fun saying SIXTY! with optimism and enthusiasm.
Is that a steer-tube extension? Did it come that way or did you modify it? Low handlebars seem to be one of the...
Forum: Foo
05-30-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,262
Posted By DiabloScott

Billy Graham

Billy Graham
05-30-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,145
Posted By DiabloScott

Certain types of arthritis are inflammation...

Certain types of arthritis are inflammation related and certain types of inflammatory disease are exacerbated by animal products so certain types of riders with inflammatory pain do better on a vegan...
05-30-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,558
Posted By DiabloScott

I didn't even do my normal ride that day.

I didn't even do my normal ride that day.
05-30-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,558
Posted By DiabloScott

Any thoughts I may have had about maybe doing the...

Any thoughts I may have had about maybe doing the DD someday ... have been erased; the files over-written, and the drive de-fragmented. No way I'm that tough.

My most exalted kudos Daniel.
Forum: Foo
05-28-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,820
Posted By DiabloScott

When I get the Chinese language version, I just...

When I get the Chinese language version, I just guess at what number I'm supposed to push to speak with a real person - it's usually 1, 9, or 0.

Then (if it works) I tell the real person that...
05-28-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By DiabloScott

Yes, centerline to spoke hole - it even allows...

Yes, centerline to spoke hole - it even allows you to enter different values for left and right side offset. See the "how to measure" tab
Forum: Foo
05-28-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,492
Posted By DiabloScott

Are you concerned that subject person will be...

Are you concerned that subject person will be angry that you gave them the advice?
I would perhaps find a neutral third party who would be willing to pass the information along.
05-28-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By DiabloScott

Oh, and here's a calculator that allows you to...

Oh, and here's a calculator that allows you to enter offset drillings! I'm going to dink around with it a little.

https://www.kstoerz.com/freespoke/

OK using 556 ERD and some stock hubs on a...
05-28-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By DiabloScott

You would reduce the center to flange distance of...

You would reduce the center to flange distance of the hub by the center to spoke hole distance of the rim. You should make assumptions to the extremes and see how much different the results are.
...
05-28-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By DiabloScott

1. First of all almost all rims have staggered...

1. First of all almost all rims have staggered spoke drillings, so SOME of the difference is already accounted for in the calculators, although those are some wide rims.

2. If you have the...
05-28-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Posted By DiabloScott

Best answer is to buy rims with a wear dimple: ...

Best answer is to buy rims with a wear dimple:

https://cdn.road.cc/sites/default/files/styles/main_width/public/rim-wear-2.jpg?itok=1LEyEiyz
05-27-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,310
Posted By DiabloScott

No matter how much the French tell you to eat an...

No matter how much the French tell you to eat an andouillete (https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/themes/food/93481824/andouillette-one-of-the-things-you-must-never-try-eating-in-france), don't do it.
05-25-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 123,256
Posted By DiabloScott

Bump to top because DIABLO! Get your cycling...

Bump to top because DIABLO! Get your cycling buns up there.
...
05-24-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,460
Posted By DiabloScott

Wheelbuilder.com gets a lot of favorable posts...

Wheelbuilder.com gets a lot of favorable posts here - and I can vouch for them as well.
And they do have Sapim double butted in 310 length for $0.98 including brass nipples.
They have a nice...
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