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08-02-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By DiabloScott

If it really "exploded", then yeah, it blew the...

If it really "exploded", then yeah, it blew the tire bead off of the rim because you didn't get the tube all tucked in properly. If it just failed and ripped or something, it was probably a...
Forum: Foo
08-02-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 633
Posted By DiabloScott

On top of that mat magic, she's a good sport too....

On top of that mat magic, she's a good sport too.

https://youtu.be/kmBTIFMHI34

And the other answer is 8 feet above the mat... not high enough to dunk.
08-02-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 631
Posted By DiabloScott

Great idea. More important than color, is the...

Great idea.
More important than color, is the twist under the cage... don't want to look like some kind of toe clip tyro.
But don't thread it backwards or thread the loose end through the second...
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 389
Posted By DiabloScott

Be sure to pay for the wifi and live stream the...

Be sure to pay for the wifi and live stream the plunge... you'll be famous!
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 443
Posted By DiabloScott

No, it evaporates and just leaves behind the...

No, it evaporates and just leaves behind the water. Nothing to worry about, all medical stuff has to have an expiration date. If you're not counting on 70%abv for some kind of lab experiment it...
07-27-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By DiabloScott

I suggest just doing Diablo six times.

I suggest just doing Diablo six times.
Forum: Foo
07-26-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 887
Posted By DiabloScott

Also don't need comp and collision on a car you...

Also don't need comp and collision on a car you own - calculated risk you can determine from your traffic history, but I've saved a lot of money not having it and keeping enough funds in the bank for...
Forum: Foo
07-26-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 887
Posted By DiabloScott

Yeah, and I like buying used lease returns for...

Yeah, and I like buying used lease returns for cheap. Couple years old with high mileage is a good match for my vehicle needs.
07-22-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,472
Posted By DiabloScott

Killed by a motor vehicle driver who swerved into...

Killed by a motor vehicle driver who swerved into the bike lane. Why do cars swerve?
Drunk or stoned
Distracted
Road hazard or avoiding something else
Bad driver
Medical issue
Mechanical issue...
Forum: Foo
07-22-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 612
Posted By DiabloScott

Fun story - FAX machines of course very popular...

Fun story - FAX machines of course very popular late '90s. I used to get a lot of junk mail to refinance or whatever and they'd say "FAX your info to us at (xxx) yad-yada. I had a fax modem in my...
Forum: Foo
07-22-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,352
Posted By DiabloScott

I think a lot of people in here don't dance! ...

I think a lot of people in here don't dance!

Esto sí es bailando.

https://youtu.be/maShEST7IkI
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,078
Posted By DiabloScott

By not patriotic I meant they had an easy time...

By not patriotic I meant they had an easy time "switching teams". There's a big difference between moving to some American compound in Baja where you pay security to keep the locals out, and moving...
07-20-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 529
Posted By DiabloScott

Yup - I have a hook where punctured tubes go, I...

Yup - I have a hook where punctured tubes go, I patch a half-dozen or so at a time. I have an extra wheel and tire to test the patches (full pressure holds for >1 day), and a hook for tubes that...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 612
Posted By DiabloScott

It used to be a sign of "established" New...

It used to be a sign of "established" New Yorkers... now it's a sign that you still have a land line.

I've had three different area codes in the same house - they keep making the areas smaller and...
07-20-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By DiabloScott

As far as busy intersections on fast roads,...

As far as busy intersections on fast roads, that's a pretty good one for bikes.

As for "stricken" yeah, it's a word, but it's more for like getting stricken with COVID... not for getting STRUCK by...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 612
Posted By DiabloScott

Inside your house, sure. But land line...

Inside your house, sure. But land line infrastructure is going to go away as revenue goes down and they don't want to maintain the lines.

True land lines, not VOIP fake land lines, are doomed. I...
07-19-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,296
Posted By DiabloScott

I thought he got hit by a car and died on a bike...

I thought he got hit by a car and died on a bike ride, but maybe I'm confusing him with someone else. Is he the guy who used to call "hooey" on everything?
Forum: Foo
07-15-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11,792
Views: 2,467,928
Posted By DiabloScott

Also his saddle is too low, probably so he won't...

Also his saddle is too low, probably so he won't hit his head on the top tube.
07-14-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 873
Posted By DiabloScott

They are getting harder and harder to find. I...

They are getting harder and harder to find.
I really wanted the Casseroll for my commuter but they'd stopped making it when I needed a new one.
Trek used to make one for a while and I got one just...
07-12-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,797
Posted By DiabloScott

I figure it's entertainment, and I stopped...

I figure it's entertainment, and I stopped idolizing anybody in the entertainment industry.

Cav is set to beat one of EM's many records, that is not the same as comparing himself to EM and he...
07-05-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,284
Posted By DiabloScott

Me: Licensed mechanical engineer in HI and CA. ...

Me: Licensed mechanical engineer in HI and CA.
You: Either completely wrong, or leaving out some kind of critical information, or poorly wording the question.

Gear, wheel size, and rpm are the...
07-04-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,274
Posted By DiabloScott

Almost no risk, if you don't screw it up. And...

Almost no risk, if you don't screw it up.
And by "almost no risk" I mean, almost no risk greater than the risk if you didn't do it. The most likely place to break will be near the stem in either...
07-03-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,126
Posted By DiabloScott

They changed the URLs for every forum... I had to...

They changed the URLs for every forum... I had to re-do all my BF bookmarks.
Forum: Foo
07-01-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,812
Posted By DiabloScott

I know MDs who never tell people they're MDs...

I know MDs who never tell people they're MDs outside of work. Others will always want to talk about their latest procedure or ask about a complaint. Similar for police and lawyers and pilots.
...
Forum: Foo
07-01-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,064
Posted By DiabloScott

While we're piling on... he's also UCLA.

While we're piling on... he's also UCLA.
Forum: Foo
07-01-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,812
Posted By DiabloScott

What I didn't know at the time, was that the...

What I didn't know at the time, was that the recruiters got bigger bonuses for signing up nukes than just about any other rates. So whenever they can get someone smart enough to take the test,...
Forum: Foo
07-01-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,812
Posted By DiabloScott

BSME 1990. Water and wastewater, environmental...

BSME 1990. Water and wastewater, environmental remediation, HVAC, and now forensics. I tell people when it's relevant or if they ask... most liberal arts majors don't seem to grasp the concept of...
06-29-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,285
Posted By DiabloScott

If you ignore inflation and survivor benefits,...

If you ignore inflation and survivor benefits, the calc is trivial:

https://i.imgur.com/Rc58Zek.png
06-24-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 517
Posted By DiabloScott

It will almost certainly work, assuming the 34t...

It will almost certainly work, assuming the 34t is also 11-speed Shimano. You can check to see if your derailleur and chain have enough capacity by putting it in big-big and see if there's still some...
Forum: Foo
06-24-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 881
Posted By DiabloScott

Thin Thick Thick Thin ?? OK, that was for...

Thin Thick Thick Thin ?? OK, that was for T-shirts, but same idea,
Forum: Foo
06-23-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 881
Posted By DiabloScott

I have so many different colors and shapes it...

I have so many different colors and shapes it would be hard to choose. So I put the newly washed ones at the bottom of the stack and wear whatever comes to the top... takes all pretense of free-will...
Forum: Foo
06-22-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11,792
Views: 2,467,928
Posted By DiabloScott

https://i.imgur.com/o1mb5PU.png

https://i.imgur.com/o1mb5PU.png
06-21-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 8,291
Posted By DiabloScott

Thanks. I will eat my words and soften my...

Thanks. I will eat my words and soften my position if that's true.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 895
Posted By DiabloScott

I know lots of folks who have never looked at...

I know lots of folks who have never looked at Strava's web page - they do everything on their phone and features like FlyBy aren't on the app.

Regarding segments, I have created quite a few very...
06-17-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,285
Posted By DiabloScott

It's better to actually do the analysis. Figure...

It's better to actually do the analysis. Figure out the date at which the total payout from the early/smaller choice equals the later/bigger choice, and then decide if it's worth waiting.

eg: ...
06-16-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,285
Posted By DiabloScott

Most of this is on your SS statement... they used...

Most of this is on your SS statement... they used to send these out every year but now you have to go to the site and print one out for yourself.
You certainly won't reduce your payments if you work...
06-16-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 8,291
Posted By DiabloScott

That was uncalled for. My only point is that...

That was uncalled for. My only point is that folks should be a little skeptical when they read the pro-tubeless propaganda by the fan boys (tubeless is superior in every way and the only reason to...
06-14-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 8,291
Posted By DiabloScott

And you are pretending that things you know to be...

And you are pretending that things you know to be problems, aren't a problem.
06-12-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 8,291
Posted By DiabloScott

Incorrect. You know what the hassles are and...

Incorrect. You know what the hassles are and you're ignoring them.
There are dozens of threads on this topic across multiple forums where people with real experience have expressed legitimate...
06-12-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 8,291
Posted By DiabloScott

Literally everyone understands why some types of...

Literally everyone understands why some types of riders prefer disc brakes for the riding they do.
Literally everyone understands why some types of riders prefer tubeless tires for the riding they...
06-12-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 749
Posted By DiabloScott

Let's ask the question from a different...

Let's ask the question from a different perspective: assume you're a rim manufacturer, and you want to reduce costs to sell cheaper, what would you do?

1. Cheaper alloy and bar stock
2. Less...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By DiabloScott

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1518x475/screenshot_2021_06_10_175941_edcf0f0a67ff74b752aa652c4f07627d53dd8d48.jpg
All of mine too old.
06-10-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 801
Posted By DiabloScott

I can testify that such GPS records are standard...

I can testify that such GPS records are standard discovery items in legal cases involving traffic accidents. The limitations and integrity of the data are well-understood and part of the review...
06-04-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 15,938
Posted By DiabloScott

This is my third fixed gear bike, and the only...

This is my third fixed gear bike, and the only one that wasn't a conversion. It came with a flip flop hub and a single speed but I had the shop put on a FG cog and I have literally never used the...
Forum: Foo
06-02-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9,636
Views: 1,244,114
Posted By DiabloScott

I promise you'll like this... don't have to watch...

I promise you'll like this... don't have to watch it all to get the feel.

https://youtu.be/fHJNtLuCww4
06-01-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By DiabloScott

I suggest learning to pedal at 260rpm. ...

I suggest learning to pedal at 260rpm.

https://youtu.be/a5PcQJF5Jl0
05-31-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By DiabloScott

Yeah, takes some tact to correct people who thank...

Yeah, takes some tact to correct people who thank me on Memorial Day. I usually say something like "Hey, I survived."
05-30-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,964
Posted By DiabloScott

Did you read that somewhere legitimate? With...

Did you read that somewhere legitimate? With disc brakes, during braking, the hub sort of winds up so the pulling spokes see less tension and the pushing spokes see more tension. This doesn't...
Forum: Foo
05-29-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9,636
Views: 1,244,114
Posted By DiabloScott

It would be an interesting change of rules if the...

It would be an interesting change of rules if the batter could opt not to run on a hit.
And by "interesting", I mean still not interesting enough for me to watch.
05-29-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,592
Posted By DiabloScott

I have the downtubes of a couple bike that I...

I have the downtubes of a couple bike that I broke - a Ciocc and a Peugeot... nice mementos.
A few others were stolen.
A few others I threw away.
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