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05-21-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By DiabloScott

Yeah, that's what I meant. 126mm threaded hub and...

Yeah, that's what I meant. 126mm threaded hub and a SS freewheel. That's what practically anyone would do with your objective. Although you could go flip-flop and find out that you love fixed gear...
05-20-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By DiabloScott

98/125 to 100/126 is close enough to not need...

98/125 to 100/126 is close enough to not need cold setting...it'll just fit... and probably 100/126 was the original spec anyway.
05-17-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,081
Posted By DiabloScott

Not in a band, but I play my congas along to...

Not in a band, but I play my congas along to salsa recordings and I have some instructional videos for traditional Cuban music. It's fun and therapeutic at the same time.
...
05-17-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By DiabloScott

A lot of modern chains want a specific...

A lot of modern chains want a specific inside/outside orientation, but this is the only one I know of that wants a directional orientation... and you can see why.
...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 703
Posted By DiabloScott

Laptop in a bubble mailer thing in the panniers, ...

Laptop in a bubble mailer thing in the panniers, backpack for my clothes.
...
05-15-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By DiabloScott

Also, it's casual Friday here at the home office.

Also, it's casual Friday here at the home office.
05-15-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 322
Posted By DiabloScott

It was probably damaged when you bought it and...

It was probably damaged when you bought it and the seller knew it and screwed you. I wouldn't trust a used left crank arm either. The answer is go to a reputable mechanic and pay for a new crank with...
05-14-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 542
Posted By DiabloScott

Your complaint is equally applicable to SS...

Your complaint is equally applicable to SS freewheels.
I have a fixed gear because it's fun, and it's a different set of cycling skills to master. It's my commuter bike and gets ridden in the rain...
05-13-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,287
Posted By DiabloScott

Anybody know if there's a way to ignore trainer...

Anybody know if there's a way to ignore trainer rides from your followings? I don't want to see fake rides in Mallorca and Scotland.
05-13-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,287
Posted By DiabloScott

Confirmed. And my *real* PRs were from 5 or 6...

Confirmed. And my *real* PRs were from 5 or 6 years before Strava existed.
https://i.imgur.com/k85P6Vt.png
05-10-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,287
Posted By DiabloScott

Hard to believe how much Strava gives away for...

Hard to believe how much Strava gives away for free. It's way better than the spreadsheet I used to use.

If I were them I'd limit it to 1-year worth of data or something. There's just not enough...
05-05-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,533
Views: 138,501
Posted By DiabloScott

I've never seen or heard of anyone gluing on a...

I've never seen or heard of anyone gluing on a spare on the road. That's the kind of thing a newb would ask about that would make tubular guys laugh.


I started putting Stans in my new tires - I...
05-04-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 202
Posted By DiabloScott

Yeah I had a crack like that once. I didn't...

Yeah I had a crack like that once. I didn't notice until it got past the lug but then on inspection it had followed the joint for a while before it went into the head tube.
I never rode it again -...
Forum: Introductions
05-03-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By DiabloScott

Good deal. No hurry changing out the tires - 32mm...

Good deal. No hurry changing out the tires - 32mm will be nice but you can wear out the 28s first.
Does it look like this? (Why do they so often air brush the valves out of these photos?)

...
05-02-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,515
Posted By DiabloScott

Today I saw rangers ordering cyclists to get...

Today I saw rangers ordering cyclists to get farther apart for social distancing "if they want the park to remain open".
It wasn't at all "papers please", it was more like "straighten up doofuses"
05-01-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1,533
Views: 138,501
Posted By DiabloScott

Thanks, I totally needed that. I had...

Thanks, I totally needed that.

I had evaluated the tubular fit on a <ahem> "non-tubular" rim was good enough that I would risk riding it if I needed to - and I imagined giving a spare tubular to a...
04-27-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1,533
Views: 138,501
Posted By DiabloScott

Yeah, and now it's a sticky thread too! BTW,...

Yeah, and now it's a sticky thread too!

BTW, tubulars fit just fine on 700c clincher rims for stretching purposes. I don't keep my worn out tubular rims but I always have a spare clincher wheel...
04-27-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 290
Posted By DiabloScott

This issue with cantilevers was one of the main...

This issue with cantilevers was one of the main reasons they invented V-brakes, and why canti's are so rare on newer bikes.
Forum: Commuting
04-23-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 995
Posted By DiabloScott

I had the Kenda Kwest Commuter version - both the...

I had the Kenda Kwest Commuter version - both the above plus they were as heavy as iron. I enjoyed looking for junk to run over.
04-22-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By DiabloScott

Those are some pretty narrow rims, but 23mm tires...

Those are some pretty narrow rims, but 23mm tires will be fine, and you'll probably like them better. No reason to use the same brand.
Forum: Foo
04-20-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 495
Posted By DiabloScott

:foo: Presumably, if you use it as a debit with...

:foo: Presumably, if you use it as a debit with a PIN, the charge is not fraudulent.
04-12-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 698
Posted By DiabloScott

Mine was an 85, but it came with Triomphe. ...

Mine was an 85, but it came with Triomphe.
...
04-12-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,515
Posted By DiabloScott

There were a lot of riders Saturday even though...

There were a lot of riders Saturday even though the weather wasn't that great (FOG!)
There also seemed to be a lot of folks who would normally not have attempted Diablo d/t traffic...good thing.
...
04-10-20, 01:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 23,333
Posted By DiabloScott

Note to self- come back to this thread in year...

Note to self- come back to this thread in year 2031 and post something inspirational... assuming humans are extant.
04-09-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,533
Views: 138,501
Posted By DiabloScott

I had to put my clincher wheels on the vintage...

I had to put my clincher wheels on the vintage bike last week after this terminal tire cut. I've got a half-dozen nice tubulars hanging in the garage but I'm about ready to switch to my summer bike...
Forum: Foo
04-09-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,072
Posted By DiabloScott

Quoted for awesomeness. I have a folk singer...

Quoted for awesomeness.
I have a folk singer friend who introduced me to JP many years ago. He and his then wife (they let each other go) used to do a similar version on stage.
...
04-09-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,533
Views: 138,501
Posted By DiabloScott

Yeah, Iíve dealt with bike shop employees who...

Yeah, Iíve dealt with bike shop employees who were unfamiliar with tubulars too.
04-07-20, 11:39 PM
Replies: 1,533
Views: 138,501
Posted By DiabloScott

Maybe try TUBULARS. 😏

Maybe try TUBULARS.
😏
Forum: Foo
04-06-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9,612
Views: 1,984,518
Posted By DiabloScott

I had a BillWithers public playlist on my Amzn...

I had a BillWithers public playlist on my Amzn Unlimited all day Saturday. Turned me into a sentimental, sad, nostalgic old shut-in.
04-04-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 19,638
Posted By DiabloScott

les toe clips

les toe clips
04-04-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 19,638
Posted By DiabloScott

I'm surprised that derailleur will handle so much...

I'm surprised that derailleur will handle so much wrap.
And you're not ready YET - ...
03-31-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By DiabloScott

My DA9 dt shifters work flawlessly in index mode,...

My DA9 dt shifters work flawlessly in index mode, but wont hold their place in friction mode no matter how much I crank down on the screw.
03-31-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By DiabloScott

The California order specifically allows exersize...

The California order specifically allows exersize including running, hiking, and cycling, provided you keep your social distance etc.
Bay Area has some more restrictive rules, but cycling is still...
03-30-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,222
Posted By DiabloScott

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1030x687/a5440033_afba_42a7_ba43_9be9dd47feb0_91398b69c84b35470b999cd85250e1b8fb357341.png
Iíd get all the stuff Iíve never had: anodized...
03-30-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By DiabloScott

Totally agree. Except it doesn't even work with...

Totally agree. Except it doesn't even work with small seat bags:
...
03-29-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,515
Posted By DiabloScott

Update... both benches gone now.

Update... both benches gone now.
03-29-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,529
Posted By DiabloScott

Welcome. Please come back and get involved with...

Welcome. Please come back and get involved with the group.
I have these pedals on my FG commuter - they're not new though, I think 2014.
I like the GR10 a lot for riding in street shoes... they're...
03-28-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,783
Posted By DiabloScott

Nature boy single speed for geometry and comfort,...

Nature boy single speed for geometry and comfort, but you'd need to deal with some mods due to disc brakes.
03-26-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,515
Posted By DiabloScott

now it says MDSP is closed to vehicular traffic. ...

now it says MDSP is closed to vehicular traffic. Probably means motor vehicles.
​​​​​https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30355
03-25-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,515
Posted By DiabloScott

Not only are the parking lots closed - they took...

Not only are the parking lots closed - they took away the bike rack!
Also the bench in front of the ranger entrance door, although the one next to the stairs is still there.
...
03-24-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,515
Posted By DiabloScott

The good news is the streets are practically...

The good news is the streets are practically EMPTY and you can ride on all the roads you usually don't dare to.
...
03-23-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,515
Posted By DiabloScott

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30355 ...

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30355

State Parks have an update page for virus closings. It says closed to vehicular traffic, still promoting hikes and bikes.
03-18-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,515
Posted By DiabloScott

Mount Diablo is open. The campgrounds and...

Mount Diablo is open. The campgrounds and visitor centers are closed. Riding is a little creepy but it's better than staying inside.
Better to ride to The Gate, but there's plenty of parking if you...
03-17-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,141
Posted By DiabloScott

Emerald Green! ...

Emerald Green!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,287
Posted By DiabloScott

Iím left forward. Iíve tried to train myself to...

Iím left forward. Iíve tried to train myself to do right forward as well but it feels incredibly awkward.
03-15-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,367
Posted By DiabloScott

I say do it. Especially if youíre going to have...

I say do it. Especially if youíre going to have a nice respray. Fixed gears are fun and those bits WILL annoy you.
03-13-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 905
Posted By DiabloScott

Yeah - and what kind of chain lube do you use?...

Yeah - and what kind of chain lube do you use? (separate post)
Forum: Commuting
03-13-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,925
Posted By DiabloScott

If you have the good fortune of being killed by...

If you have the good fortune of being killed by someone with insurance - why wouldn't your family make the claim?
These things almost always get settled before lawsuits.
Lawsuits almost always get...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,067
Posted By DiabloScott

If you don't have toe clips or cleats, you can...

If you don't have toe clips or cleats, you can still do this.
Practice popping your front wheel up first, before you try it on a curb. It's all about speed and timing and weight shifts
Then when...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,164
Posted By DiabloScott

I think you're right, but to be clear, pointing...

I think you're right, but to be clear, pointing in the direction of wheel rotation, which is the direction of travel when you're looking at the top of the wheel.

And the OP's tires have straight...
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