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12-07-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,916
Posted By DiabloScott

Thanks, that's a reasonable position: if a...

Thanks, that's a reasonable position: if a patient has a history of bad reactions to vaccines, they might well want to spread the malaise out over two cycles rather than get it over with all at once.
12-06-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,916
Posted By DiabloScott

Some reason other than your gut feeling? I had...

Some reason other than your gut feeling? I had my third booster and influenza vaccine at the same time - no problems, but I generally don't get reactions beyond just feeling rotten for a day or two....
12-06-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 13,167
Posted By DiabloScott

There are deer in the shadows of those trees all...

There are deer in the shadows of those trees all along the ride, and one of them is going to run in front of you... be ready.
12-05-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,645
Posted By DiabloScott

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x566/fog_8937b2753ac3851c51d44193e85068375f7dfb00.jpg
Eso sí
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,620
Posted By DiabloScott

OCD would count the laps - both sides the same...

OCD would count the laps - both sides the same number of wraps, both above and below the brakes. A truly OCD would be counting as they wrap and already know how many laps it was going to be.
12-04-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 631
Posted By DiabloScott

Sometimes they'll even ask their bike riding...

Sometimes they'll even ask their bike riding friends like me for recommendations. I tell them to go to a legit bike store where someone will assist them and stand behind the product, and not a box...
12-04-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 730
Posted By DiabloScott

I made the transition from being a flat land...

I made the transition from being a flat land rider to being a climber many years ago. Best cycling move ever; better fitness, more enjoyable, and more feeling of accomplishment. This is now my normal...
12-04-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 494
Posted By DiabloScott

I get this - it's a fun project with some...

I get this - it's a fun project with some nostalgia thrown in... but.
Getting lower gears on old bikes is one of the most common questions we get in here... and the Mechanics subforum.
The answer...
12-02-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,139
Posted By DiabloScott

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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12-02-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,645
Posted By DiabloScott

That was a pretty good dump - but NOT ENOUGH! ...

That was a pretty good dump - but NOT ENOUGH! Sure did bring down the bulk of leaves from the trees, so I expect lots of local flooding as the storm drains clog up.
12-01-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,096
Posted By DiabloScott

ist Rheuma Cómo es que un tipo gringomojado...

ist Rheuma

Cómo es que un tipo gringomojado parla tedesco?

Not sure why, but RA is a factor in osteoporosis.
Here is a fracture estimator based on bone density and history:...
12-01-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,096
Posted By DiabloScott

I didn't really believe I had a problem, but bone...

I didn't really believe I had a problem, but bone scans, bone fractures, and endocrinologists convinced me otherwise.
Osteoporosis in my spine and osteopenia in my pelvis. No risk factors except for...
11-24-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3,154
Views: 359,042
Posted By DiabloScott

I have never seen a cat and dog get along as well...

I have never seen a cat and dog get along as well as my current pair. They chase, snuggle, and wrastle with each other.
The cat is Iko and the dog is Ursa.
...
11-23-22, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By DiabloScott

I had a couple Topeaks that broke too. My Serfas...

I had a couple Topeaks that broke too. My Serfas FP200 I bought in 2016 and still works great… early problem with the gauge was warrantied.
11-19-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By DiabloScott

This thread gets the award for being the least...

This thread gets the award for being the least informative subject line and completely off topic at the same time.
Huzzah!
11-19-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By DiabloScott

I don't remember TML being a Co-op when I first...

I don't remember TML being a Co-op when I first went there about 1984.
I lived on Bonita St - also about half way between TML and VS... but MLK was Grove back then.
Met Eddy Merckx at TML - he...
11-18-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By DiabloScott

Damn. No.

Damn.
No.
11-18-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 484
Posted By DiabloScott

KHS - the Mozart of bicycles. I remember seeing...

KHS - the Mozart of bicycles.
I remember seeing a LOT of KHS mid-level bikes in the '80s... not hardly any high-end ones.
...
11-17-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 808
Posted By DiabloScott

1. Rust 2. No lube or contaminated lube 3....

1. Rust
2. No lube or contaminated lube
3. Hard hits (pot holes and bumps)
4. Ridden while loose
11-14-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,784
Posted By DiabloScott

Some people know how to retire, and some just...

Some people know how to retire, and some just can't let go. Gary is the former type.


Exactly - Kleins were a luxury brand because they were high quality frames with unique features including...
11-13-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,784
Posted By DiabloScott

We called them the "poor man's Klein".

We called them the "poor man's Klein".
11-07-22, 10:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 784
Posted By DiabloScott

My parents are both 83 and I'm glad to have them...

My parents are both 83 and I'm glad to have them and they're doing OK - not riding bikes though... looking at assisted living and no stairs.
11-07-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 571
Posted By DiabloScott

I tried it without knowing - wound up breaking...

I tried it without knowing - wound up breaking the tightening bolt... then I realized what the problem was.
11-07-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,508
Posted By DiabloScott

I'm a San Marco guy - one Regale and one Rolls. ...

I'm a San Marco guy - one Regale and one Rolls. I do have a Cambium on my commute bike that is tough as nails.
...
11-07-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,784
Posted By DiabloScott

The owner of my LBS told me he once went to a...

The owner of my LBS told me he once went to a retreat at Gary's house and played ping-pong with him. It was sort of a convention for dealers.

Gary's wife Kristen sometimes posts on the Klein fans...
11-07-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 327
Posted By DiabloScott

It looks weird because the wheels are different...

It looks weird because the wheels are different sizes - I remember reading that Georgina thought people wouldn't like "regular" gearing on a "small" wheel so that's why she kept the full size rear......
11-07-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,145
Posted By DiabloScott

I know right? It's GRUPPO! BTW, Camilo was...

I know right? It's GRUPPO!

BTW, Camilo was my name in High School Spanish class. I'd write that in Spanish but the censor doesn't like it.
10-27-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 575
Posted By DiabloScott

A FG is a single-speed (one chainring, one cog),...

A FG is a single-speed (one chainring, one cog), except the wheel and crank are FIXED together - ie no coasting - . Lots of different reasons why folks like FG riding, but it's a fun way to modify an...
10-26-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By DiabloScott

That is a lot of data to put on an innertube box....

That is a lot of data to put on an innertube box.
I think Schwalbe is purposefully being confusing so that shoppers have to come here to ask WTF? and then they see ads for more Schwalbe products.
10-25-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,925
Posted By DiabloScott

1. Braking around switchbacks is sometimes...

1. Braking around switchbacks is sometimes necessary and all riders should know how to do it. Your response is twaddle.
2. This thread is not exclusively about commuting. Your response is...
10-24-22, 11:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,925
Posted By DiabloScott

What twaddle. There are lots of circumstances...

What twaddle. There are lots of circumstances where rear braking is better - for example descending winding mountain roads - braking with the front screws up the bike handling around the switchbacks....
10-21-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,030
Posted By DiabloScott

https://i.imgur.com/eWvlHbC.png chacun à son...

https://i.imgur.com/eWvlHbC.png

chacun à son goût
I remember when $1800 was about 30% more than Super Record Italian steel.
10-21-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2,536
Views: 301,715
Posted By DiabloScott

Like warm BUTTER! Nah, that's good -...

Like warm BUTTER!



Nah, that's good - so long as it's not bumpy.
10-15-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,475
Posted By DiabloScott

QFT. These feelings run deep. The other night I...

QFT. These feelings run deep. The other night I had a DREAM, in which I was getting a bike fit and the fitter was trying different saddles on for me and she put on one that I found amazingly...
10-14-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 669
Posted By DiabloScott

The other kid is my little brother - not as cute...

The other kid is my little brother - not as cute as me.
I used to go to the town barber - he had a red and white swirly pole and everything. He'd always ask what kind of haircut I wanted and I said...
10-12-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,145
Posted By DiabloScott

Yeah!!! Especially when they ask about their...

Yeah!!! Especially when they ask about their "front fork", "rear cassette", or "breaks". :mad:

Also - people who think they could be climbers if only they had much lower gears than came stock on...
10-12-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,442
Posted By DiabloScott

I have a Garmin Venu - I think their cheapest...

I have a Garmin Venu - I think their cheapest model.
Battery life is OK for up to about a 4-hour ride with GPS on, visibility in sunlight is fine, heart rate accuracy is fine. Garmin's web tracker...
10-12-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By DiabloScott

Wooden rims would be about the coolest thing I...

Wooden rims would be about the coolest thing I could imagine from a retro POV.

I wanted something unique also, and built up my tubular rims with half black and half silver spokes - with the...
10-12-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 669
Posted By DiabloScott

What kind of parts do you need? I love the...

What kind of parts do you need?
I love the restored heirloom idea, but those old trikes really weren't intended to need much in the way of parts, so I'm not sure they ever existed except as being...
10-08-22, 10:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 575
Posted By DiabloScott

Exactly why the OP should convert to FG… then...

Exactly why the OP should convert to FG… then replacing one cog becomes trivial.
10-03-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By DiabloScott

Starting in San Jose, it was a big group with...

Starting in San Jose, it was a big group with Wiggo in yellow pulling the whole Mountain, and it was practically a pack sprint up the Summit Wall.

It was also FREAKING hot that day... and I was...
10-02-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By DiabloScott

https://mountdiablochallenge.itsyourrace.com/Resul...

https://mountdiablochallenge.itsyourrace.com/Results.aspx?id=11068&y=2018&eid=0&g=A&amin=0&amax=98

700 riders and the winner is
Quinn Felton 20 year old male from Belmont, CA
Chip Time...
10-01-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By DiabloScott

I've been using Contour cameras for years -...

I've been using Contour cameras for years - they're not making them anymore but there are lots on eBay.
I have all the mounts so I'm reluctant to switch, but today my mount broke and the camera...
09-30-22, 10:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,141
Posted By DiabloScott

Another suggestion is find a good riding buddy...

Another suggestion is find a good riding buddy who will give you honest feedback about how you're doing - things you might not notice, or might dismiss as trivial that your buddy might see...
09-30-22, 10:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 940
Posted By DiabloScott

Well you might not be able to get the tube IN...

Well you might not be able to get the tube IN there when you need it.
09-30-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,916
Posted By DiabloScott

You know who has absolute immunity? A corpse.

You know who has absolute immunity? A corpse.
09-29-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 940
Posted By DiabloScott

You must be new here... we get newbs asking the...

You must be new here... we get newbs asking the same newb questions all the time - it gets irritating, sometimes responses get snarky... it's the internet. The neutral position is; some people like...
09-28-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By DiabloScott

Diablo Challenge 2022

I'll be the backpack hauler again this year.
I'll have my cowbell and other noisemakers on The Wall - come say HI.
And MY defined segments are the gold standard for Strava purposes.
...
09-27-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By DiabloScott

No, it's not new... been around about 5 years,...

No, it's not new... been around about 5 years, mostly the same.

I think if you buy one, you'll get a lot of interested people asking about it and admiring it; and a few people will snicker that...
09-26-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 497
Posted By DiabloScott

My first option would be to use the presta valve...

My first option would be to use the presta valve in the Shrader hole with no nuts. Chances are good it'll work fine and last long time.
Second option would be to use a nut or washer. Chances are you...
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