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08-04-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1,682
Views: 155,158
Posted By DiabloScott

That wasn't a guess, that was a conclusion based...

That wasn't a guess, that was a conclusion based on observations and evidence. Well done!

Licensed in CA and HI.
08-03-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1,682
Views: 155,158
Posted By DiabloScott

My executive summary based on reading several...

My executive summary based on reading several dozen posts about these things.
1. They're tubulars, but they're not sew-ups.
2. They have a little of that tubular ride quality.
3. You can run them...
08-01-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 24,601
Posted By DiabloScott

I met a colleague on a business trip once who...

I met a colleague on a business trip once who told me all about his custom BMW where they called him from Germany and held his hand at every step of the process and sent him photos and updates. When...
07-30-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,097
Posted By DiabloScott

Almost all my riding is on the local...

Almost all my riding is on the local mountain...all on the road, sometimes in the rain, occasionally snow.

I’ve never ridden a bike with disc brakes, not in a hurry to get one, but my next new...
07-30-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 344
Posted By DiabloScott

Correct with the clarification that the *driven*...

Correct with the clarification that the *driven* wheel turns that many times per crank rev..

IME, newbs confuse "gear" with "sprocket" so "larger" and "smaller" get conflated.
Cog is a tooth....
07-29-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 794
Posted By DiabloScott

It doesn't matter, fact is the insurance...

It doesn't matter, fact is the insurance companies require the organizers to require helmets and have everyone sign a waiver even though they don't really waive liability.

Typical, but not Eroica...
07-29-20, 12:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 520
Posted By DiabloScott

I rode my bike to a pulmonology appointment once...

I rode my bike to a pulmonology appointment once (waiting room was full of people with horrible problems)... on my way out, the doc said something about cycling and my great lung function. One of...
07-28-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 794
Posted By DiabloScott

They also made a concession for gearing -...

They also made a concession for gearing - something like "given how steep some of the climbs are, you can put on granny gears". And of course also for helmets because insurance.

Who's more in...
07-28-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By DiabloScott

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I have the all-weather version on my commuter, which is nylon and rubber. Sliding...
07-27-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By DiabloScott

Tierra Bella Century route map attached. Not...

Tierra Bella Century route map attached. Not Flat. In particular, the Metcalf Mauler is a rather well known leg-buster.
...
07-27-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 794
Posted By DiabloScott

You know, regardless of the example "cut off"...

You know, regardless of the example "cut off" year, aero brake levers weren't really the harbingers of the modern technical era of cycling - you could make a case that it was clipless pedals, but...
07-27-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By DiabloScott

This isn't about Bell Bikers or Skid Lids. Most...

This isn't about Bell Bikers or Skid Lids. Most helmet tech was already around 13 years ago... good adjusting buckles and straps, materials, shapes... not MIPS of course.

Here's me in 2007... I...
07-26-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 794
Posted By DiabloScott

Aero levers have concealed cables under the bar...

Aero levers have concealed cables under the bar tape.
They ARE allowed; as of a few years ago.
Combo brake lever-shifters are not allowed.
07-26-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By DiabloScott

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Whose brilliant idea was...
07-24-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 560
Posted By DiabloScott

I suggest a new fixie frame to go with those...

I suggest a new fixie frame to go with those flip-flop wheels!
...
07-23-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By DiabloScott

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I miss Delta cleats.


These were my first clipless pedals - about 1989.
Forum: Foo
07-23-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8,882
Views: 967,409
Posted By DiabloScott

The point of course, is that a gas tank explosion...

The point of course, is that a gas tank explosion would be even scarier.
07-23-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 163,647
Posted By DiabloScott

Welcome. Adults getting in to this sport...

Welcome. Adults getting in to this sport frequently are used to seeing Target and Walmart bikes for low prices, and don't recognize the difference in quality.
Once you've been around a while you...
07-21-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By DiabloScott

Should have asked before ordering the wheels. ...

Should have asked before ordering the wheels.
Chances are reasonably good that they'll fit, but maybe not, and there might not be anything you can do about it.
If they do, and they're quick release...
07-21-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,682
Views: 155,158
Posted By DiabloScott

Most recently I bought 5, because the ones I...

Most recently I bought 5, because the ones I *really* liked were being discontinued. I don't rotate them, and I don't get many flats, so when the rear is worn out I replace front and rear both, and...
07-20-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By DiabloScott

NEW bladed spokes might be $3, but used ones have...

NEW bladed spokes might be $3, but used ones have significantly less value and might not be worth salvaging. Cutting is fast.
Unless I were transferring directly rim to rim, I wouldn't trust used...
07-20-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By DiabloScott

I would say try to sell the hubs, but I'd bet...

I would say try to sell the hubs, but I'd bet you'd have a hard time finding a buyer for a straight-pull set like that unless they were Chris King or similar. Probably more frustration than it'd be...
07-19-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 892
Posted By DiabloScott

Marin Century... 1994 maybe? People were...

Marin Century... 1994 maybe?

People were stopped in the shadows of phone poles for a break from the sun.
At the lunch stop the paramedics were there dealing non-stop with heat stress.
A guy next...
07-18-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 461
Posted By DiabloScott

Yeaah, that's a crack. Sometimes that happens...

Yeaah, that's a crack. Sometimes that happens when the rim gets tweaked laterally from an impact and then you try to untweak it with spoke tension, otherwise a one year old rim shouldn't see this...
07-17-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 840
Posted By DiabloScott

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/tPq4QPwFZGxcqdSn...

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07-16-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,433
Posted By DiabloScott

German components on a French bike would really...

German components on a French bike would really ruffle some feathers.
Forum: Foo
07-16-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,319
Posted By DiabloScott

ISS shows up on SkyView and other star gazing...

ISS shows up on SkyView and other star gazing apps.

I saw the space shuttle over San Francisco headed for a Kennedy landing. It was pre-dawn and the heat shield was lit up like a Roman Candle (it...
07-15-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,433
Posted By DiabloScott

1. Tire clearance 2. To prove that the brake...

1. Tire clearance
2. To prove that the brake bridge provided no structural function

This was about 2006, and I was really sure that the brake bridge was only for brakes and that there was no...
07-15-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,433
Posted By DiabloScott

Yeah, I got a lot of hate from the SSFG forum...

Yeah, I got a lot of hate from the SSFG forum about that one too.

https://i.imgur.com/2f5LAGH.png
Forum: Foo
07-15-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By DiabloScott

Not bike related. Diablo Wife needed some...

Not bike related. Diablo Wife needed some physical therapy after an operation, and I went with her to an office I'd never been to before. I saw the name on the door and thought "there can't be two...
07-14-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2,748
Views: 612,075
Posted By DiabloScott

Very odd saddle position. Also, my Corsa is as...

Very odd saddle position. Also, my Corsa is as even handling as can imagine, the least twitchy bike I've ever owned maybe.
07-14-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,433
Posted By DiabloScott

My first fixed gear conversion was an old Basso...

My first fixed gear conversion was an old Basso that a friend gave me - fun project but it was way too small, so I had the FG wheels and SS crank and such when I was given a Centurion Ironman that...
07-13-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 437
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: 40
Views: 1,319
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: 40
Views: 1,319
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: 1,488
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: 338
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: 348
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: 1,765
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: 354
Posted By DiabloScott

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

Lodi! I finished this century before noon.


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Forum: Foo
07-06-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2,485
Views: 136,728
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: 28
Views: 2,419
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: 3,929
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: 430
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: 818
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: 1,682
Views: 155,158
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: 296
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: 493
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: 510
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: 1,992
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...
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