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07-03-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,631
Views: 147,113
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: 172
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: 9
Views: 286
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: 394
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: 23
Views: 686
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: 421
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: 641
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: 747
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: 60
Views: 3,116
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: 171
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: 1,956
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: 593
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: 343
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: 268
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: 525
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: 525
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: 319
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: 618
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: 823
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: 1,240
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: 1,203
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: 418
Posted By DiabloScott

Insufficient information.

Insufficient information.
06-16-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1,631
Views: 147,113
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: 1,240
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: 687
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: 1,041
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: 532
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: 710
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: 573
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: 710
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: 3,321
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: 1,631
Views: 147,113
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: 224
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: 1,631
Views: 147,113
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: 664
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: 24
Views: 1,442
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 756
Posted By DiabloScott

I suggest reading up on how a hitch mount can...

I suggest reading up on how a hitch mount can reduce the safety provided by your bumper in a rear-end collision.
Maybe not a deal killer, but something to be aware of.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 501
Posted By DiabloScott

https://pezcyclingnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020...

https://pezcyclingnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/vuelta-cipollini-920.jpg

Sleeveless jerseys have hems - so presumably you want to approximate that look.
And you don't want the arm holes to...
06-11-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By DiabloScott

You got a notoriously tight clincher tire with a...

You got a notoriously tight clincher tire with a tubeless rim... worst combo. I suggest a plain semi slick mtb tire and plain butyl tubes... they should be easy to mount and have good enough flat...
06-10-20, 09:58 PM
06-10-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1,631
Views: 147,113
Posted By DiabloScott

OK thanks, so the 27mm version ought to be fine...

OK thanks, so the 27mm version ought to be fine for me. I do like'em a little cushier.
06-10-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By DiabloScott

It is a little deal. Probably worth correcting...

It is a little deal.
Probably worth correcting the next time you're fixing a flat or doing maintenance anyway.
06-10-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By DiabloScott

So we finally found out "WHO is Number...

So we finally found out "WHO is Number 1?"
06-09-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1,631
Views: 147,113
Posted By DiabloScott

Seeet! Does it measure a true 25mm or a little...

Seeet! Does it measure a true 25mm or a little wide? Actually I was looking at 28mm because that's a hard max for the Merckx.
Forum: Commuting
06-09-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,611
Posted By DiabloScott

I have one of these seatpost racks I'll give you...

I have one of these seatpost racks I'll give you for the postage.....
Forum: Commuting
06-09-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,041
Posted By DiabloScott

Are you selling something? This sounds like the...

Are you selling something?
This sounds like the kind of a question that somebody who doesn't really ride would ask.
06-08-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By DiabloScott

I use neither, with no problems. ...

I use neither, with no problems.
...
06-08-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By DiabloScott

Some tubeless-ready rims are so tight that a...

Some tubeless-ready rims are so tight that a conventional rim strip puts them over the top on tightness - using a tubeless rim strip like Stan's might help.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,154
Posted By DiabloScott

They did this WITHOUT the help of Strava Flyby......

They did this WITHOUT the help of Strava Flyby... just to be clear, right?
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