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Forum: Foo
10-19-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,447
Posted By DiabloScott

I love when I get to go to a lab and watch them...

I love when I get to go to a lab and watch them use the SEMs and stereo microscopes, and energy dispersive spectroscopy... I'd love to have a Keyence in my garage.
Forum: Foo
10-18-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 297
Posted By DiabloScott

I knew the ending of the song after the first...

I knew the ending of the song after the first verse of the first time I heard it... a little too obvious for a great ballad, but not as bad as "Flowers are Red". Harry's more obscure songs were...
10-18-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1,829
Views: 170,135
Posted By DiabloScott

Nope. Think of it as "primer". I did some...

Nope. Think of it as "primer".

I did some maintenance yesterday. Tires were fine but the glue looked sub-optimum so I did a refresh using the craft syringe method....
10-16-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,548
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: 62
Views: 1,447
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...
Forum: Foo
10-11-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 392
Posted By DiabloScott

There's also really no reason that they need to...

There's also really no reason that they need to be prescription devices - the autosense thing works great. Must be some kind of medicare price gouging thing.
10-11-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 574
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...
Forum: Foo
10-10-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 855
Posted By DiabloScott

"you" was originally plural and the singular was...

"you" was originally plural and the singular was "thou".

I give the test an A also. If they'd have thrown in "creek" and "roof" they probably could've gotten even closer... I've trained myself...
10-10-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
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.
...
Forum: Foo
10-10-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 392
Posted By DiabloScott

I pretty much knew I had it. I didn't know how...

I pretty much knew I had it. I didn't know how much it was affecting me. I would wake up in stress, have to pee, get a headache, and have a brandy or something to get back to sleep. Wake-up time was...
10-07-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,912
Posted By DiabloScott

Oh, I did misunderstand and didn't read all the...

Oh, I did misunderstand and didn't read all the posts (my turn to be *that* guy)
I don't ride flats, and I don't understand flat riding at all, but I do understand the effect altitude can have.
10-07-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By DiabloScott

I had THREE! I liked the gear indicator thing...

I had THREE! I liked the gear indicator thing and the buttons in the hoods. First one was a 9-speed that worked for a few years and then broke and I replaced it. Third one was when I switched to...
10-06-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,730
Posted By DiabloScott

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

Masi is also having product shortages, but they make a pretty nice replica. ...
10-06-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,912
Posted By DiabloScott

Gain is gain! And 5000 ft qualifies as a pretty...

Gain is gain! And 5000 ft qualifies as a pretty hilly century.
Forum: Foo
10-04-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,947
Posted By DiabloScott

That must have been satisfying.

That must have been satisfying.
10-03-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By DiabloScott

or the valve cap is too light

or the valve cap is too light
10-02-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 131,468
Posted By DiabloScott

Anybody who needs some video to familiarize...

Anybody who needs some video to familiarize themselves with the roads on Diablo, let me know. Up, down, south, north, any season, any weather... I've got it.

https://youtu.be/3K1fZTRkFGA
...
10-01-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,516
Posted By DiabloScott

This ad brought to you by a shill for "big...

This ad brought to you by a shill for "big disc".
10-01-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By DiabloScott

Rail Bikes

https://youtu.be/m0jvErJnSzc

I need a vacation in the forest.
10-01-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By DiabloScott

The calculation goes like this: 1. What do you...

The calculation goes like this:
1. What do you have on there now?
2. Is there a little more room?
3. If yes, you could try wider rims or tires, but it might not work.
09-30-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 2,262
Views: 216,976
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.
09-30-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2,262
Views: 216,976
Posted By DiabloScott

Related: walking my dog this morning and we see...

Related: walking my dog this morning and we see three turkeys in a neighbor's yard... not too unusual. The turkeys saw us and kind of walked the other direction without too much concern. Behind a...
09-29-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,829
Views: 170,135
Posted By DiabloScott

Nice presentation. I use a cord to tie the tire...

Nice presentation.
I use a cord to tie the tire up, and a toe strap to attach it to the saddle rails. Had one fall out once, cheap insurance....
Forum: Foo
09-29-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,017
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: 1,332
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.
09-28-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 5,114
Posted By DiabloScott

My Sonoma County relatives are all freaking out....

My Sonoma County relatives are all freaking out. In-Laws evacuated from Glen Ellen last night. The next few days are going to really suck.

https://i.imgur.com/BU9MDws.jpg
Forum: Foo
09-25-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9,028
Views: 1,007,175
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: 518
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.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x400/1601011029_2d1e98baf59fd4f176415bc67030d07e27362dc1.jpeg
09-24-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By DiabloScott

The only way to know for sure is to put 'em on,...

The only way to know for sure is to put 'em on, and press 'em up until the bead blows off with a load explosion. Then remount with a new tube and use a little less pressure.
09-24-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,332
Posted By DiabloScott

Well that's a bit of an exaggeration. But yes,...

Well that's a bit of an exaggeration. But yes, all of us had to get over the concept that bike parts should be maintainable and rebuildable and last forever.
Forum: Foo
09-24-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,082
Posted By DiabloScott

meth is an awful drug

meth is an awful drug
09-22-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,332
Posted By DiabloScott

Campagnolo put themselves on my personal scrap...

Campagnolo put themselves on my personal scrap heap with Syncro.
1990 and DA7400; I made the switch and never bought another Campagnolo product. I even trained myself to say "group" vs "gruppo".
Forum: Foo
09-21-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,014
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, 02:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,212
Posted By DiabloScott

Sweet. Continental sure paid for a lot of...

Sweet. Continental sure paid for a lot of roadside banners though.
09-20-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 838
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...
09-20-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 754
Posted By DiabloScott

I used to ride that bridge to Mare Island and it...

I used to ride that bridge to Mare Island and it was not too scary; drivers used to expect to see us in the shoulder. I don't think you're half way to Sear's Point though where Infinion Raceway or...
09-20-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 683
Posted By DiabloScott

Also includes a Diablo reference! Yeah, the...

Also includes a Diablo reference!
Yeah, the spare wheel pit at the criterium courses always had names written on the tires. Back when most tires were gum walls.
If I have a bunch of tubulars in...
09-20-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,548
Posted By DiabloScott

I stand for long stretches when I'm with my...

I stand for long stretches when I'm with my riding buddies who don't climb quite as well... so I get a strength workout grinding in a bigger gear while maintaining a slower speed to match their sit...
09-20-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 754
Posted By DiabloScott

Highway 37 is one of the worst/most...

Highway 37 is one of the worst/most dangerous/least advised roads in the Bay Area to ride on. Some of it is legal and there's a shoulder, some of it is freeway and not legal. We get this question...
09-19-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,415
Posted By DiabloScott

That bar tape workmanship deserves its own thread.

That bar tape workmanship deserves its own thread.
09-17-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By DiabloScott

I have 9-speed DA downtube shifters but when I...

I have 9-speed DA downtube shifters but when I put them in friction mode they won't hold the gear and the derailleur creeps and eventually upshifts.

They work great in index mode. The friction...
09-15-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,516
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, 10:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 688
Posted By DiabloScott

I've been to Japan. It was interesting, and...

I've been to Japan. It was interesting, and interesting is what I wanted. Definitely broadened my horizons. I like being a Californian.
My college room mate married his Japanese girlfriend and...
09-15-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By DiabloScott

I built up a set of wheels on DT460s a few months...

I built up a set of wheels on DT460s a few months ago. They are just like any other double wall clincher box rims regarding spoke drillings. The guy who sold them to me though recommended "tubeless"...
Forum: Foo
09-15-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,471
Posted By DiabloScott

Are you saying that the fill valve assembly won't...

Are you saying that the fill valve assembly won't fill the tank to the height of the overflow tube? Or the overflow tube is too short?
...
Forum: Foo
09-15-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,471
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....
09-14-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,024
Posted By DiabloScott

I think this is some kind of over-cautious policy...

I think this is some kind of over-cautious policy created by marketing people who think they understand legal pitfalls. Like they think they might be sued if they sell a frame that's a few grams...
09-14-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,024
Posted By DiabloScott

I suggest buying a bike scale for your brother's...

I suggest buying a bike scale for your brother's birthday gift, but first weighing all your bike stuff yourself before wrapping it up.
Posting for a friend.
09-13-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,832
Posted By DiabloScott

I did some errands on my urban fixie... a couple...

I did some errands on my urban fixie... a couple of hours worth of riding... it was enough to convince me that was enough.

My eyes and throat are sore, my nose is runny, and my teeth feel dirty.
09-13-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 580
Posted By DiabloScott

First, the "dollar bill boot" trick would have...

First, the "dollar bill boot" trick would have had to have failed.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/768x1024/boot_a03606cbd2b53d6e15719bb52e9de3c8869a55ae.jpg
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