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08-20-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By DiabloScott

Check out the selections here - lots of urban...

Check out the selections here - lots of urban FG/SS options.
https://www.retro-gression.com/collections/wheels-wheelsets
...
08-19-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By DiabloScott

Anecdote - one time I discovered it was the keys...

Anecdote - one time I discovered it was the keys in my pocket that made a noise at a certain pedal position.


Question:
Only the hardest four gears? Meaning smallest four cogs and only in the...
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 520
Posted By DiabloScott

Another cheap option = lockable thermostat cover....

Another cheap option = lockable thermostat cover. $20. Set thermostat at 78F or so for compromise and agent can't change.
08-13-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By DiabloScott

The friction mode on my 9-speed DA downtube...

The friction mode on my 9-speed DA downtube shifters is worthless. Won't hold a gear worth a damn no matter how tight I screw it in. Index mode is exact and reliable though.
...
08-08-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By DiabloScott

I use a big nail. One wheel per nail. I have...

I use a big nail. One wheel per nail. I have two pairs hanging in my garage; both ready to go if needed. Extra commute wheels for my fixie, and clincher wheels for my bike with the sewups.
08-05-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,551
Posted By DiabloScott

It doesn't. In fact a plastic architect's scale...

It doesn't. In fact a plastic architect's scale is nice because it's longer than 12" and you can actually measure the extra bit in stretch.
...
08-05-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 159,109
Posted By DiabloScott

I saw this guy Saturday with a 7-Eleven model,...

I saw this guy Saturday with a 7-Eleven model, but I think it was one of the more recent reproductions. Looks kind of odd with Aheadset and big profile rims.
...
08-04-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By DiabloScott

I bought a Jagwire Pro set a few years ago with...

I bought a Jagwire Pro set a few years ago with pretty housing I really liked... never installed it. Then one day I needed some shop work and I had them do the cable install too. Braking and...
08-04-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 107,482
Posted By DiabloScott

I don't do it either, I have an old tire lever in...

I don't do it either, I have an old tire lever in my cycling wallet to get the removal started if necessary. And I am always a little surprised at how hard they are to get off... a testament to my...
08-03-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,014
Posted By DiabloScott

My public service announcement: ...

My public service announcement:

https://youtu.be/TdZ6FywbAo4 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1385237975139609/?fref=nf)
08-03-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 107,482
Posted By DiabloScott

Advantages of tape: it's easy and not as messy...

Advantages of tape: it's easy and not as messy if you're a tubular noob.

Advantages of glue: you decide how much is enough, you can just not put glue in the "easy to remove" section, you can put...
Forum: Foo
08-01-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 751
Posted By DiabloScott

Hi, what's this thread about?

Hi, what's this thread about?
08-01-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By DiabloScott

Sticky Chain Link

Ever have one get stuck for no obvious reason after a long period of working just fine?

I put this new chain on about a month ago - I don't know if this was the link I connected, but it's...
08-01-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,517
Posted By DiabloScott

Also, those folks should ignore my instructional...

Also, those folks should ignore my instructional video on tire wiping.
08-01-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 620
Posted By DiabloScott

This usually happens right after you take it off,...

This usually happens right after you take it off, too.
Forum: Commuting
07-31-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By DiabloScott

I thought he was talking about a laptop battery...

I thought he was talking about a laptop battery LOL.
Forum: Commuting
07-31-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By DiabloScott

I can't even imagine what a 10 pound battery...

I can't even imagine what a 10 pound battery looks like... can you leave it at work? Just use cords at home?

Shoes too.
07-30-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,551
Posted By DiabloScott

Two years, 857 posts, and you've never seen a...

Two years, 857 posts, and you've never seen a chain checker thread?
07-30-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By DiabloScott

I have two inexpensive sets of fixed gear wheels...

I have two inexpensive sets of fixed gear wheels and they both have high-flange hubs. One is solid and one has the cutouts. The flanges are about the same diameter as my 17t cogs so that's extra...
07-30-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,084
Posted By DiabloScott

Have you considered riding with some fat people?

Have you considered riding with some fat people?
07-30-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 615
Posted By DiabloScott

Klein production moved from San Martin, CA to...

Klein production moved from San Martin, CA to Chehalis, WA in 1980.

Trek bought Klein in 1995, but Klein production remained in Chelais through February 2002.
During this time the design and...
07-30-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 615
Posted By DiabloScott

My main ride (in fair weather) for the last 16...

My main ride (in fair weather) for the last 16 years. 1998 Quantum Pro purchased as a new bare frame in 2002 and built up by me. I just can't find a reason to get anything newer.
...
07-30-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By DiabloScott

I met this guy on a ride... said he got it from...

I met this guy on a ride... said he got it from Rideable Replicas. Be sure to get the full uniform....
07-29-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,517
Posted By DiabloScott

I've had that Minoura stand and a dishing tool...

I've had that Minoura stand and a dishing tool for probably 30 years. I use it a few times a year. I seldom want something fancier or newer.

Also pretty nice for applying glue:
...
07-29-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,556
Posted By DiabloScott

Ullrich once said that the last stage would be a...

Ullrich once said that the last stage would be a valid competition if there were actually a chance to change the standings. Like a breakaway; but not to take advantage of an accident or mishap or...
07-27-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By DiabloScott

Thank you for spelling "brakes"...

Thank you for spelling "brakes" correctly.
07-27-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,104
Posted By DiabloScott

If Prudhomme had decided at km50 that the race...

If Prudhomme had decided at km50 that the race had to end at km90 and got the communication out to all parties, that would've been acceptable and understandable. They could've had a stage winner and...
07-26-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,104
Posted By DiabloScott

1. Cancel the stage - of course, correct...

1. Cancel the stage - of course, correct decision... not a neutralized section or anything like that.
2. Award MP and MV points because the race was on when they earned those points.
3. Everyone...
07-25-19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,388
Posted By DiabloScott

Why I ride ... Mount Diablo... it's who I am. ...

Why I ride ... Mount Diablo... it's who I am.

http://vimeo.com/showcase/37033/video/39537993 (https://vimeo.com/showcase/37033/video/39537993)
Forum: Commuting
07-25-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,517
Posted By DiabloScott

You don't want to go cheap on such an important...

You don't want to go cheap on such an important purchase as a heavy bike.
...
Forum: Foo
07-25-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,539
Posted By DiabloScott

I used punch cards in Jr. High (~1973) in my...

I used punch cards in Jr. High (~1973) in my University town. We submitted them to the U for overnight compiling and then would get a computer readout the next day telling us it didn't work and we'd...
07-25-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By DiabloScott

Loctite no, lube yes, SpokePrep even better......

Loctite no, lube yes, SpokePrep even better... the spoke threads, not the nipples.

If the wheel was completely built and tensioned before the nipple came out, it probably just vibrated loose....
Forum: Foo
07-24-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 866
Posted By DiabloScott

You should spend the $260 on something your dogs...

You should spend the $260 on something your dogs would like, such as fluffy beds and goodies.

Diablo Wife and I did 23 and me... our pets have fluffy beds.
Forum: Foo
07-21-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,539
Posted By DiabloScott

The USS Hornet is now a museum in Alameda, they...

The USS Hornet is now a museum in Alameda, they have some neat Apollo 11 exhibits. They have another version of the same Airstream, and a mock-up of the capsule. ...
07-21-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,504
Posted By DiabloScott

I've been FG commuting forever - really fun to...

I've been FG commuting forever - really fun to have that extra set of skills.

I used to have pedal strikes with my FG that was based on a touring frame - the Masi. But my Trek FG is more of a fast...
07-21-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By DiabloScott

1. Casing shows through tread 2. Casing...

1. Casing shows through tread
2. Casing threads are fraying in the sidewalls
3. Bead is separating from casing.
4. Lots of tiny cuts or gashes in the rubber.
5. For a used bike, rubber is...
07-21-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By DiabloScott

Yes, there are ways of getting lower gears. But...

Yes, there are ways of getting lower gears.
But
If 34/36 isn't low enough for you on an unloaded road bike, I doubt you're going to find any magic with even lower gears.
07-21-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,419
Posted By DiabloScott

BD sells generic bikes with famous brand names...

BD sells generic bikes with famous brand names from history. You can get something nice there but you should apply zero value to the decals.
07-21-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,371
Posted By DiabloScott

I've done Marin on two different road bikes and...

I've done Marin on two different road bikes and one tandem. It would be doable but not fun on a gravel bike.



Surely that's 50x34... 34/27 will be fine for someone who climbs regularly, and...
Forum: Foo
07-19-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,632
Posted By DiabloScott

Some restaurants may do 125 mL pours, but...

Some restaurants may do 125 mL pours, but official references say:

Standard drink = 5 oz of wine = 150 mL

Bottle = 750 mL = 5 drinks.
Forum: Foo
07-17-19, 12:39 AM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 82,340
Posted By DiabloScott

Come cantare como Gian e Paolo .. ...

Come cantare como Gian e Paolo
..
https://youtu.be/IWHX7vkTQrY
07-16-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 956
Posted By DiabloScott

Aluminum nipples are fine and nice if you're...

Aluminum nipples are fine and nice if you're building lightweight wheels that won't see corrosive wet service.
Brass will last much longer if you ride in the rain or slop.

As to your case, if the...
Forum: Foo
07-15-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,684
Posted By DiabloScott

Wow. I was feeling sorry for myself after...

Wow.

I was feeling sorry for myself after tripping and twisting my knee on Friday.
You cured me of that self-pity.
Also going to get more consistent with the sunscreen.

:eek:
Forum: Foo
07-15-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,057
Posted By DiabloScott

Also had one hit me in the eyeball once - no...

Also had one hit me in the eyeball once - no sting but a hard impact...couldn't see to ride for about 20 minutes. That was the last time I ever rode without glasses.
07-15-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,487
Posted By DiabloScott

The bus stop shelter thing is practically in the...

The bus stop shelter thing is practically in the bike trail. Couldn't be simpler.

From a westbound bus though you'd have to get off earlier and work your way through the industrial streets to...
07-15-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By DiabloScott

Mis-matched wheels on a brand new bike... nope. ...

Mis-matched wheels on a brand new bike... nope.

It's not a bad idea to have a spare set for whatever reason, but not for an upgrade, just for a backup.
If it were my money, I'd spend it on...
Forum: Foo
07-15-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,057
Posted By DiabloScott

Once on a long fast descent, a bee flew into the...

Once on a long fast descent, a bee flew into the neck of my unzipped jersey - or maybe I kind of scooped him up. He started to sting me out of fear so without slowing down much I pinched him to...
07-14-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,302
Posted By DiabloScott

Well maybe my technique is a little different - I...

Well maybe my technique is a little different - I put my thumbs through the spokes, wrap my fingers over the tire, and pull the bead up from the other side. So the valve would be in the way and...
07-13-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,302
Posted By DiabloScott

OK, I get this, but with a TUBE, when you have to...

OK, I get this, but with a TUBE, when you have to really reef on that last bit of bead... that valve is going to get in the way of your hands, and there's a good chance you're going to rip something.
07-13-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,662
Posted By DiabloScott

Things were different back then. ...

Things were different back then.

https://img.r7.com/images/olivia-de-havilland-05072019111648280?dimensions=660x360
...
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