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07-13-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 183
Posted By DiabloScott

You have what are nominally called 27" tires,...

You have what are nominally called 27" tires, which are obsolete but still available when you need new ones.
And yeah, 700c tubes (standard) will fit fine in 27" tires.
You almost certainly have...
Forum: Foo
07-13-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By DiabloScott

When I was about 10 years old, my science teacher...

When I was about 10 years old, my science teacher told us about Bennett's comet and we could see it if we woke up at 4am, so that's exactly what I did.

It wasn't quite what I was expecting but it...
Forum: Foo
07-10-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By DiabloScott

Says we're looking west from over Turkmenistan at...

Says we're looking west from over Turkmenistan at midnight, so we should be seeing the Caspian but I can't coordinate any of the mountains or cities I'm seeing. Got any help?

Also, it's on its way...
07-10-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 724
Posted By DiabloScott

You have my permission to surrender to...

You have my permission to surrender to geezerdom... but for myself, I enjoy keeping it away. I still enjoy going on hard efforts on hill segments, maybe get my best time of the year, or maybe the...
07-10-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By DiabloScott

That is definitely not a tubular rim. That fact...

That is definitely not a tubular rim.
That fact does not mean that no one ever tried to glue a tubular tire on to it.
I might try a low-pressure wire bead clincher on it if I were emotionally...
07-09-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By DiabloScott

Looks like a Schrader, works like a Schrader,...

Looks like a Schrader, works like a Schrader, it's probably a Schrader and the description is just wrong.
Anyway, if you like Schraders and your rims are drilled for Schrader size valves, you can...
07-08-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 931
Posted By DiabloScott

This bike will take 27-28mm tubulars and yield a...

This bike will take 27-28mm tubulars and yield a pretty nice ride. Climbing is nice but not a lightweight.
I can't imagine climbing mountain roads on 40mm tires.
...
07-07-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By DiabloScott

Lodi! I finished this century before noon. ...

Lodi! I finished this century before noon.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/819x1024/sunrise_century_2003_page_2_754a0edc79fd14fd140dfd2e8298f0c097ea3fe2.jpg...
Forum: Foo
07-06-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 133,902
Posted By DiabloScott

I always think of Charlie Daniels and these guys...

I always think of Charlie Daniels and these guys together.

https://youtu.be/8a_s3K5p2aQ

Ignore confederate flags in the audience.
07-06-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,465
Posted By DiabloScott

My review videos: https://youtu.be/3ZePWMV7ffM ...

My review videos:
https://youtu.be/3ZePWMV7ffM
https://youtu.be/gvAMetrPnYw
Forum: Foo
07-06-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,464
Posted By DiabloScott

Penn Jillette tells a story about going to an...

Penn Jillette tells a story about going to an Indian restaurant in Wisconsin and ordering some spicy curry dish. The waitress asked him how hot he wanted it and he laughingly said something...
07-06-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 336
Posted By DiabloScott

Or a carcass failure, but that would have been...

Or a carcass failure, but that would have been obvious.
07-05-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By DiabloScott

I think you're asking for too much. And I don't...

I think you're asking for too much.
And I don't think she'd like it even if you did find one.
07-03-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 149,676
Posted By DiabloScott

My second most popular tutorial - tire wiping. ...

My second most popular tutorial - tire wiping.
https://youtu.be/4YBWhGcwlk8

I prefer a fine file tread, those straight grooved things just don't do it for me.
07-03-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By DiabloScott

Depends. There's no clear line with tubular...

Depends. There's no clear line with tubular mounting, there's a continuum from not good enough to way better than needed.

Try it, inflate to max, leave it for a few hours. Deflate and check to see...
07-03-20, 01:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By DiabloScott

Taste. SS won't have much, galvanized will.

Taste. SS won't have much, galvanized will.
07-02-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By DiabloScott

Pro look is tubulars that don't offer you an...

Pro look is tubulars that don't offer you an option for label centering.
That stem is epic though.
06-30-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,374
Posted By DiabloScott

Fastest century I ever did was 5 hours ride time....

Fastest century I ever did was 5 hours ride time. It wasn't flat, I wasn't over 50, and there was at least an hour of accumulated rest stop time.
My normal centuries are more like 6.5 hours total...
06-26-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 449
Posted By DiabloScott

What's the point of a wall hanger? It's all about...

What's the point of a wall hanger? It's all about the looks. When I see a vintage bike restoration the first thing I look at is the tires... "Clement Criterium Seta?" NICE!!! This guy gets it!...
Forum: Foo
06-25-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 791
Posted By DiabloScott

I remember "My wife... I think I'll keep her." I...

I remember "My wife... I think I'll keep her." I don't remember what the commercial was for though.
06-25-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 997
Posted By DiabloScott

Attitude. Riding around the neighborhood might...

Attitude.
Riding around the neighborhood might be better than sitting on the couch, but you need extended miles, long term commitment, and real efforts to see real results.
Forum: Foo
06-25-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,464
Posted By DiabloScott

Diablo Daughter bought me a variety pack for...

Diablo Daughter bought me a variety pack for Father's Day. Single pepper varieties, they're all tasty. They're all also about the consistency of Sriracha. Ghost sauce isn't quite as hot as I'd...
Forum: Foo
06-24-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By DiabloScott

I think it's unlikely you'll be dropped. It...

I think it's unlikely you'll be dropped. It might be that Nationwide will make you do some of your own preventive maintenance as a contingency though - like have all the trees that might be a...
Forum: Foo
06-23-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,158
Posted By DiabloScott

Boy if you're mad now, you better take a pill...

Boy if you're mad now, you better take a pill before we assume control of the world.
06-23-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By DiabloScott

With 1 hand????!!!! You could be president!

With 1 hand????!!!! You could be president!
06-22-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 354
Posted By DiabloScott

Spain flag is incorrect too; the yellow should be...

Spain flag is incorrect too; the yellow should be thick and the reds thin.
06-20-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By DiabloScott

. I picked up this tread wear indicator on my...

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I picked up this tread wear indicator on my way home today... this is the reading for end of useful life.
...
Forum: Foo
06-19-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 563
Posted By DiabloScott

Wife's grandparents gave it to me for Christmas...

Wife's grandparents gave it to me for Christmas when it was on the best seller's list. Can't remember if I read this one first or Into Thin Air... both were very descriptive experiences of what it...
Forum: Foo
06-19-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 563
Posted By DiabloScott

Into The Wild was a good read... boy that was a...

Into The Wild was a good read... boy that was a long time ago though.
06-18-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By DiabloScott

You know how in Minnesota you perspire and it...

You know how in Minnesota you perspire and it doesn't evaporate and then the mosquitoes just kind of drown in the rivers of sweat running down your arms and legs? Yeah, we don't have that. Welcome.
06-18-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 644
Posted By DiabloScott

Apparently "tubeless ready" means the bead will...

Apparently "tubeless ready" means the bead will seal like a tubeless, but the casing will allow permeation more than a tubeless... not really rubber-related.
06-18-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,048
Posted By DiabloScott

I've ridden a lot of centuries, and I don't...

I've ridden a lot of centuries, and I don't remember ever seeing a hybrid. Maybe they were farther back. I've seen a few folks who looked like they might've been in their '70s but they were usually...
Forum: Foo
06-18-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,295
Posted By DiabloScott

Yeah, I worked for an insulation company one...

Yeah, I worked for an insulation company one summer - attics are serious danger zones.

Recently I did some consulting on a case where a woman lost consciousness in a health club sauna - somebody...
Forum: Foo
06-18-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,290
Posted By DiabloScott

I took a half day of windsurfing lessons and...

I took a half day of windsurfing lessons and maybe traveled a total distance of 100 meters. Then I was the most tired and sore as I've ever been for a week.
Pull yourself up, pull the sail up, grab...
06-18-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By DiabloScott

Insufficient information.

Insufficient information.
06-16-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 149,676
Posted By DiabloScott

In my 35 years of tubulars, I've always put some...

In my 35 years of tubulars, I've always put some glue on the basetape; even when reinstalling used tires. New rims get two coats, previously been glued rims get one.

I gotta say though, my tires...
Forum: Foo
06-16-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,295
Posted By DiabloScott

I don't have AC, and I don't live in an HOA area....

I don't have AC, and I don't live in an HOA area. But I've considered VRF where you have a small unit in each room with its own thermostat so you only cool what you want to, and no ducts!
...
06-15-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By DiabloScott

Engineering: for any belt drive or chain drive or...

Engineering: for any belt drive or chain drive or direct gear
drive circumference / driven circumference = drive rpm / driven rpm

the tooth count works for bikes because the pitch is one tooth...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,202
Posted By DiabloScott

If you want the lower profile look, try on some...

If you want the lower profile look, try on some "aero" helmets like my buddy in the red here. I have no idea if these come in a budget version.
...
06-14-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By DiabloScott

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dzkAblk...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dzkAblkAIMC5hTbSaxnuUpUklw4WpLdQuytLiAqMEl3Q0H_ZUX2cNhkl6m0Q_4X-RSJYmxZhu_T1oCOAODcOFOcbJm7Lq8zXYEGj0L-BzbKsfSkkJS1Q0D4RBAek73SrIAYQVdGo8549n1wWbZuWUx=w1024-...
06-14-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 739
Posted By DiabloScott

Seriously? These are some of the stiffest and...

Seriously? These are some of the stiffest and most over-built frames ever made. Those and the loony double-oversize steel frames with thick walls.
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Budget frames also have the poorest...
06-14-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 608
Posted By DiabloScott

This is not a weight issue - although that...

This is not a weight issue - although that doesn't help. Heavy riders will tend to break saddle rails, not seatpost bolts.
Did you just replace the bolt after the first break? (not a new post?) -...
06-14-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 739
Posted By DiabloScott

Any 10-year old bike you are considering...

Any 10-year old bike you are considering purchasing should be inspected very carefully for damage and cracks.
Aluminum bikes are not more prone to fatigue failure than steel bikes. All fatigue...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,628
Posted By DiabloScott

Alternate question - what features might Strava...

Alternate question - what features might Strava take AWAY that would make you start paying for it to get them back?
If I were advising them financially, I would seriously advise Strava to not keep...
06-13-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 149,676
Posted By DiabloScott

I remember saying something like that - I ride my...

I remember saying something like that - I ride my nice cobble-sewups starting about October and then when I get one flat, I switch to my clinchers for the rest of the season, that's my concession. ...
Forum: Foo
06-13-20, 09:41 AM
06-12-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By DiabloScott

The usual complaint about tape is about changing...

The usual complaint about tape is about changing a spare on the road... got a story about that?
And it's not "tubular rim tape"... it's tubular adhesive tape, otherwise some folks will be...
06-11-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 149,676
Posted By DiabloScott

definitely on my short list of possibles... true...

definitely on my short list of possibles... true to size?
06-11-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 675
Posted By DiabloScott

Yeah, just hell to mount and remove, as you've...

Yeah, just hell to mount and remove, as you've noticed.

What you have now, is a tire/rim combo that you cannot change a flat on - on the road. I think you said this is your back wheel so you...
06-11-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,847
Posted By DiabloScott

. Yeah, quite a story. My brother and his...

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Yeah, quite a story.
My brother and his friends did the Triple Bypass on a bucket-list kind of adventure a few years ago... he still speaks fondly of it.

So, regarding the bike - is the left...
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