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04-04-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 18,175
Posted By DiabloScott

les toe clips

les toe clips
04-04-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 18,175
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: 333
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: 178
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: 112
Views: 5,157
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: 400
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: 52
Views: 1,927
Posted By DiabloScott

Update... both benches gone now.

Update... both benches gone now.
03-29-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 17,444
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: 1,332
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: 52
Views: 1,927
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: 52
Views: 1,927
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: 52
Views: 1,927
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: 52
Views: 1,927
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: 52
Views: 1,927
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: 2,674
Posted By DiabloScott

Emerald Green! ...

Emerald Green!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,163
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: 1,217
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: 806
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: 76
Views: 3,398
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: 691
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: 706
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...
03-09-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 5,360
Posted By DiabloScott

I'm not so concerned for myself (age 60) - as...

I'm not so concerned for myself (age 60) - as much as for the problems with hospitals being overwhelmed and such and all the civilization problems that go along with the epidemic.
Forum: Commuting
03-09-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,398
Posted By DiabloScott

I record my road rides because I have a blog!...

I record my road rides because I have a blog! Mostly I grab screenshots. Once in a while I'll capture some video that might be of interest to the cops or insurance:

https://youtu.be/zkADBfsCh7Q
...
Forum: Foo
03-09-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 585
Posted By DiabloScott

I heard about the donut chicken burger on Wait...

I heard about the donut chicken burger on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. I figured it was a real thing.
03-09-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 127,885
Posted By DiabloScott

There's this new fence on Summit Road that serves...

There's this new fence on Summit Road that serves no purpose. There's nowhere for off-road vehicles or MTBs to go by there, there's no evidence that anyone was using this as an access to anything,...
03-06-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,898
Posted By DiabloScott

And the cognoscenti all got it. LOL,...

And the cognoscenti all got it.



LOL, the tyro troll exposes his naivete again in comic manner.
The question wasn't about SEW-UPS, it was about your ability to engage in conversation about...
03-06-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By DiabloScott

yes, your bike was designed for 700c rear, you...

yes, your bike was designed for 700c rear, you should stick with that. You will not regret 36į.
03-06-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By DiabloScott

ok, so maybe he's ok with mismatched diameters -...

ok, so maybe he's ok with mismatched diameters - 36 į will be fine
And rhe rim he wants doesn't come in 650/36.
03-06-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By DiabloScott

I think you would regret different sized wheels,...

I think you would regret different sized wheels, regardless of spoke count. You want a 650 rear, so you need a different rear hub.
03-05-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,898
Posted By DiabloScott

The answer to your question is "No - I didn't...

The answer to your question is "No - I didn't mean tubeless". and by the way, your ability to troll us will improve when you can talk the talk.


FNG...
03-05-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,898
Posted By DiabloScott

You're new to this sport, aren't you?

You're new to this sport, aren't you?
03-05-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,898
Posted By DiabloScott

You are absolutely right - the advantage is...

You are absolutely right - the advantage is debatable.
But they exist because tubular tires don't come with Shrader valves, and tubular tires are far superior to clinchers.
Clincher wheels come...
03-05-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,345
Posted By DiabloScott

Well, they were designed as time trial bikes, no...

Well, they were designed as time trial bikes, no doubt influenced by Moser's hour bike in 1984; but they were marketed to new triathletes.
There was a consumer demand for triathlon bikes in 1985,...
03-05-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,345
Posted By DiabloScott

I jest not! To my memory, I have never seen...

I jest not!
To my memory, I have never seen one of these things in person.
I also don't hang out around thrift shops - maybe they're all there.
I've seen Softride beam bikes, hammock saddle...
Forum: Foo
03-05-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 772
Posted By DiabloScott

Managing time schedules and appointments across...

Managing time schedules and appointments across 200+ countries and dozens of time zones will always be complicated - adding DST changes to that situation is a trivial modification; maybe you need...
03-05-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,345
Posted By DiabloScott

A few scans from my collection, including...

A few scans from my collection, including distributor info.
I don't remember seeing many of these - and I've never seen any of those triathlete editions anywhere from any brand, even though lots of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,022
Posted By DiabloScott

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_hSZo5vjiPmQ/Sl0vUDAhfdI/...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_hSZo5vjiPmQ/Sl0vUDAhfdI/AAAAAAAAHow/4oCV_fzYSdE/s1600/P7110088a.JPG

I can confirm there is fine mechanical support at all the rest stops.

I did the one-day ride......
Forum: Foo
03-01-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 772
Posted By DiabloScott

When you're done rolling on the floor: ...

When you're done rolling on the floor:
https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/a18011/in-defense-of-daylight-saving-time/

Conclusion: Anti-DST fascisti are a bunch of grumps who...
Forum: Foo
03-01-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 772
Posted By DiabloScott

DST clock adjustments always bring out the...

DST clock adjustments always bring out the grumps.

Changing clocks and adjusting to time differences is no different than taking an airplane ride between time zones.

DST is a triumph of man...
02-28-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,770
Posted By DiabloScott

That was my first helmet too - about 1984. This...

That was my first helmet too - about 1984. This VETTA was my second. And the Stanford guy has a V1 Pro!
...
02-26-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,502
Posted By DiabloScott

I cannot find this now, but there was one on...

I cannot find this now, but there was one on Vimeo about an old French guy who tours the countryside on his old bike and vintage gear and sleeps in barns and offers to milk cows in exchange for...
02-26-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 701
Posted By DiabloScott

Correct... but there will perpetually be someone...

Correct... but there will perpetually be someone who is "The NEXT Eddy Merckx"
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,245
Posted By DiabloScott

Serious question - do they work so well that you...

Serious question - do they work so well that you don't even think about their being wet? With rim brakes in the rain I just adjust my thinking and technique to accommodate for what I know will be...
02-25-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By DiabloScott

I wondered about that too - but I ordered my rims...

I wondered about that too - but I ordered my rims directly from HED and there was no way to specify a front and rear so I didn't sweat it.
And they did say "Spoke drilling is down the centerline of...
02-24-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By DiabloScott

My folks moved to Palm Desert for a while - they...

My folks moved to Palm Desert for a while - they THOUGHT they were prepared for the heat. But the temperatures and the haboobs and the lack of social activities (other than going to malls) made them...
Forum: Foo
02-24-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By DiabloScott

Can confirm the numbing stuff they have now is...

Can confirm the numbing stuff they have now is amazing. I had a gum graft and the doctor was literally sewing thread underneath the roots of my teeth. One assistant was just holding my head still...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,245
Posted By DiabloScott

I *AM* fortunate, can't see myself living...

I *AM* fortunate, can't see myself living anywhere else. And yeah, come on out, everybody is welcome.
...
Forum: Foo
02-24-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10,555
Views: 2,181,746
Posted By DiabloScott

Me too! ...

Me too!

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-G18741yqoFE/WnZF28j_FHI/AAAAAAAAe7I/oZb7fMtSoIgWn2TJgiBgpmA4Tcmn1hrBgCKgBGAs/s640/B%2BPage%2B012.jpg

And while Australian possums are NOT opossums, they...
Forum: Foo
02-24-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10,555
Views: 2,181,746
Posted By DiabloScott

Aus doesn't have opossums, they have possums......

Aus doesn't have opossums, they have possums... and they make shoes out of them!

https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/yellow-bellied-glider.jpg
02-24-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,002
Posted By DiabloScott

This is exactly what it says in the instructions:...

This is exactly what it says in the instructions:



There is zero chance that relying on proper use of this tool will result in over-stretched chains and cassette/chainring damage. The worst...
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