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Forum: Foo
07-15-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,015
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: 11
Views: 242
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: 1
Views: 205
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: 339
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: 11
Views: 242
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: 37
Views: 1,402
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: 37
Views: 1,402
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: 6
Views: 534
Posted By DiabloScott

Things were different back then. ...

Things were different back then.

https://img.r7.com/images/olivia-de-havilland-05072019111648280?dimensions=660x360
...
07-13-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By DiabloScott

My History of 7-Eleven Bikes: Diablo Scott's...

My History of 7-Eleven Bikes:

Diablo Scott's History of Team 7-Eleven Bikes (http://diabloscott.blogspot.com/2000_04_01_diabloscott_archive.html)
07-11-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,402
Posted By DiabloScott

This is backwards from every direction I've ever...

This is backwards from every direction I've ever seen, or used. The valve is the part that is most likely to cause a problem, so you get it in there first and do the hard bead forcing on the...
07-10-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,402
Posted By DiabloScott

For new tires that just need to stretch a bit, it...

For new tires that just need to stretch a bit, it works to mount them without the tube - that way you can use your extra beefy levers and not worry about pinching the innertube. You can also go...
07-10-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By DiabloScott

True, and the look bothered me a little at first,...

True, and the look bothered me a little at first, but it's growing on me. It's still quality stuff, good grip and cushion and it doesn't pucker up like the cheap stuff does. I've had this on for...
07-10-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By DiabloScott

Maybe it was just cold yesterday in the Alps. ...

Maybe it was just cold yesterday in the Alps. Women are quite capable of a good suffer face.

https://i.imgur.com/oZEY3EM.png
07-09-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By DiabloScott

Giro Rosa

Wow, exciting and epic Tappa 5. Tactics and skills as good as any men's race... Women don't show suffering so visually though.
07-09-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,797
Posted By DiabloScott

Those both look like some REALLY long cranks......

Those both look like some REALLY long cranks... was that a thing back then?
07-09-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,797
Posted By DiabloScott

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/NDqfdpWFb0Kt1BJ8...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/NDqfdpWFb0Kt1BJ81Xxw8XSAzHNCogo69Nkth3zuzZ-y5HLQHcTsjgycEAKskCpwPO7i5TGDIO6s-nO38lE1uwHDMEbpY63wZ9k5b3u5jgkmFsGGI1jqt_l8mD_S8lNf9tUGqvu3SXdSH0mi5pryr4LVMQ1TlXjImUY1Oa...
07-09-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,236
Posted By DiabloScott

You know that's not too bad. I propose though,...

You know that's not too bad. I propose though, that you make it an objective to ride consistently rather than longer distances. If you can do 30 minute rides at an exercise kind of pace, 6 days a...
07-09-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,862
Posted By DiabloScott

I think I've hit 50 mph twice - it was...

I think I've hit 50 mph twice - it was exhilarating. On my normal ride I can get 45 once in a while and that seems totally in control and not scary. But once I came around a sweeping turn and there...
07-08-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,862
Posted By DiabloScott

I've been doing this descent 60-80 times per year...

I've been doing this descent 60-80 times per year for a couple decades. Definitely looks like my fastest years are behind me.

https://i.imgur.com/RouV5iZ.png
07-08-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,924
Posted By DiabloScott

I put the APP on a new phone and went through the...

I put the APP on a new phone and went through the settings and somehow invited everyone in my contacts to join Strava... some of them were pretty annoyed.

Diablo Wife somehow created a Strava...
07-05-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,350
Posted By DiabloScott

It was early 90's and for a short time they sold...

It was early 90's and for a short time they sold a bicycle MDSP pass. It wasn't long before someone pointed out that they didn't have the authority to charge for bikes without doing something legal...
07-04-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,393
Posted By DiabloScott

Let alone the rolling tire wipe.

Let alone the rolling tire wipe.
07-01-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By DiabloScott

I shall take this opportunity to make some new...

I shall take this opportunity to make some new photographs, but here's a place-holder. My main fair-weather bike since 2003:
...
Forum: Foo
07-01-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By DiabloScott

I got my first ever senior discount, and carded...

I got my first ever senior discount, and carded for beer, on the same day (not the same place).

My 40th HS Reunion was a couple years ago, I didn't go but the photos had a lot of fat people and...
07-01-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,572
Posted By DiabloScott

One time I messed with a guy selling a Firenze -...

One time I messed with a guy selling a Firenze - asked him for all kinds of leading information like what the tubing decal said and the serial number and derailleur branding... almost had him...
06-30-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,795
Posted By DiabloScott

That looks like the thing that came in my boot...

That looks like the thing that came in my boot camp sewing kit.
USN1979RTCOrlando
Forum: Commuting
06-30-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,728
Posted By DiabloScott

That is a cool bike - would be on my list if I...

That is a cool bike - would be on my list if I needed a replacement.
I really like fixed gear though and that reduces my choices when I also want racks and fenders.
I got lucky with this Trek...
06-30-19, 01:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,795
Posted By DiabloScott

A length of copper wire with enough stiffness to...

A length of copper wire with enough stiffness to probe the exit hole from the inside. Once you got that through, slide in the liner guide you should've put in before you took the cable out.
...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,728
Posted By DiabloScott

Brake and frame clearance for 32mm tires, rack...

Brake and frame clearance for 32mm tires, rack and fender mounts, handlebars with room for lights and computer. There really aren't a lot of choices.
...
06-29-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,177
Posted By DiabloScott

This happened in the section of Mount Diablo...

This happened in the section of Mount Diablo Scenic, that most riders avoid by taking The Hole In The Wall.

Head-on, and the cyclist was going uphill. Many questions, but it's not impossible that...
06-28-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3,221
Views: 394,643
Posted By DiabloScott

I don't either, but the USS Iowa has an...

I don't either, but the USS Iowa has an interesting history - explosion in 1989 which was rumored to be a ****sexual sailor's suicide/terrorism attack. Investigators found the cause, but not the...
Replies: 20
Views: 898
Posted By DiabloScott

You can post a url to an imgur or similar site.

You can post a url to an imgur or similar site.
06-25-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By DiabloScott

Took it to the LBS and the mechanic said the...

Took it to the LBS and the mechanic said the threads in the tool were damaged and a new pin wouldn't go in properly.

So I got a cheap one - if I'm going to break a tool, might as well be...
06-24-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By DiabloScott

I definitely have the CT3, which has been...

I definitely have the CT3, which has been replaced by the CT3.2 and CT3.3 which don't have the extra anvil for unsticking a tight pin. Looks like 3.2 and 3.3 only vary in how the adjustible anvil...
06-24-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By DiabloScott

Chain Tool Replacement Pin

I broke TWO chain tools this weekend. On my cheaper one, I bent the handle, and on the expensive one the pin just sheared off. I think it's this tool, although Park has a couple that look very...
06-24-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 285
Posted By DiabloScott

Chain Tool Replacement Pin

. .
Disregard, why can't I delete?
See other thread.
Forum: Commuting
06-24-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,992
Posted By DiabloScott

Also look for opportunities to draft tall trucks.

Also look for opportunities to draft tall trucks.
06-23-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By DiabloScott

Yup. Although it'd probably be easier to swap...

Yup. Although it'd probably be easier to swap the whole derailleur.
06-21-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 456,578
Posted By DiabloScott

That is very Quicksilverish. Do you ever wish...

That is very Quicksilverish. Do you ever wish you had a bottle cage or pump peg?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 912
Posted By DiabloScott

People will notice this one. ...

People will notice this one.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x800/masterpiece_straight_2_202d496605a99fc53b86d1295a6f7be5edd3a64b.jpg
Forum: Foo
06-21-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,466
Posted By DiabloScott

Seasons in the Sun ...

Seasons in the Sun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tPcc1ftj8E

Talk about your one-hit wonders. This was every other song on the radio for a whole summer... and people were sick of it by the...
06-21-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,098
Posted By DiabloScott

This just doesn't make sense. If you have English...

This just doesn't make sense. If you have English threads and put the fixed cup in the wrong side, there's no way it isn't damaged... either the cup, the BB or both.
Forum: Foo
06-19-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7,954
Views: 702,652
Posted By DiabloScott

She's a professional show-off. Female...

She's a professional show-off.

Female Freestylers - Raquel Benetti (Brazil) ? World Class Freestyle - Freestyle Football Event Hire - Search Freestylers by Location - ...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,255
Views: 33,080
Posted By DiabloScott

Got a flat on my way home last night... first one...

Got a flat on my way home last night... first one since I've started a new job in new office with new commute about 9 months ago, probably even a couple years before that. Happened in a nice shady...
06-18-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 885
Posted By DiabloScott

They were reportedly so good, that some people...

They were reportedly so good, that some people were known to draw fake oil hole covers on plain hubs.
Forum: Foo
06-15-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7,954
Views: 702,652
Posted By DiabloScott

There are rules?

There are rules?
06-15-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
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: 7,954
Views: 702,652
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: 34
Views: 2,776
Posted By DiabloScott

Doodoo-do dooooooo Doodoo- do dooooooooo.

Doodoo-do dooooooo
Doodoo- do dooooooooo.
06-14-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 700
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.
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