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08-08-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,414
Posted By DiabloScott

Fun interview with him recently: ...

Fun interview with him recently:
https://outspokencyclist.com/
08-08-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 455
Posted By DiabloScott

I think the Levi bottle came from the Tour of...

I think the Levi bottle came from the Tour of California - but I don't even remember having it.
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08-08-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2,369
Views: 287,519
Posted By DiabloScott

I've never used tape, but this is a common...

I've never used tape, but this is a common complaint - it just has too much grip - very difficult to change a tire in the best of situations, damn near impossible to do it on the road.
If you're...
08-07-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 13,854
Posted By DiabloScott

Right - batteries and transmissions - no doubt...

Right - batteries and transmissions - no doubt auto companies are the ones who have and can advance this tech.
Frame angles and BB heights... not so much.
08-06-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,414
Posted By DiabloScott

Boy, I thought I had something better than this: ...

Boy, I thought I had something better than this:

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08-06-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 13,854
Posted By DiabloScott

I've been hearing that the automotive industry is...

I've been hearing that the automotive industry is dropping large investment money into eBike designs.
So on one hand, lots of money buys creativity and novel solutions.
On the other hand, what do...
Forum: Foo
08-06-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 274
Posted By DiabloScott

Sometimes they get on my roof - usually I hear...

Sometimes they get on my roof - usually I hear them when they're fighting with each other in the tops of trees and power poles.
08-03-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 279
Posted By DiabloScott

34t is about as small as most double chainrings...

34t is about as small as most double chainrings go - it has to do with standard dimensions in the crank to mount the rings - called the "bolt circle diameter"
33t requires a different BCD - like the...
Forum: Foo
08-03-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 395
Posted By DiabloScott

It's a great story from 1968, and we forget how...

It's a great story from 1968, and we forget how much control network censors had back then.
Star Trek also had kissing between Kirk and an "American Indian" type character, and other (non-white)...
08-03-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 279
Posted By DiabloScott

Switching from a 42t to a 33t probably means...

Switching from a 42t to a 33t probably means switching to a triple crank - some people like them and some don't... but it'll be different.
08-01-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By DiabloScott

What problem are you having exactly? I used to...

What problem are you having exactly?
I used to clamp my quick release on top of the FW remover to hold it in place while I got it to pop loose with a big wrench, and then take the skewer off for the...
Forum: Foo
08-01-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 395
Posted By DiabloScott

Star Trek really was a trend setter in a lot of...

Star Trek really was a trend setter in a lot of areas like this - using science fiction to comment on current society's problems.
But they also were heavy handed in other episodes that were so heavy...
07-31-22, 10:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,621
Posted By DiabloScott

Maybe a beercan shim, but they sell shims...

Maybe a beercan shim, but they sell shims especially designed and machined for this purpose and it is an accommodation more than a shortcut. You likely wouldn't even notice.
07-31-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 377
Posted By DiabloScott

Agreed, except that lots of beginners only THINK...

Agreed, except that lots of beginners only THINK they want a suspension fork because their bike is uncomfortable and they think that's what they need, then they get a bike with a suspension fork and...
07-30-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By DiabloScott

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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07-30-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By DiabloScott

First hit for me - less than $100 for a pair,...

First hit for me - less than $100 for a pair, including tires tubes and cassette.
...
07-30-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,301
Posted By DiabloScott

Structured training is for anybody who wants to...

Structured training is for anybody who wants to improve.

Low-intensity exercise might be enjoyable, but pushing yourself is better for health, and being faster and stronger makes riding MORE...
07-30-22, 12:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By DiabloScott

You mean like these two codgers? ...

You mean like these two codgers?

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Thanks!...
07-29-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By DiabloScott

Racelite wheels were CHEAP. Most of them came...

Racelite wheels were CHEAP.
Most of them came on new bikes, and people swapped them for something else and sold them (for CHEAP).
Not bad though, nothing wrong with the hubs. If they're smooth ride...
07-29-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,882
Posted By DiabloScott

December 2006: Bush II was president -...

December 2006:

Bush II was president - signed Patriot Act, outlawed stem cell research
Danish "draw Muhammad" cartoons in the news cause riots.
Saddam Hussein convicted of crimes against...
07-29-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,301
Posted By DiabloScott

It does bug me that Strava and such try to...

It does bug me that Strava and such try to pretend they're helping me get better or faster or fitter or whatever with every post like they think they're anticipating my objectives. I use Strava to...
Forum: Foo
07-28-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 330
Posted By DiabloScott

Leave it to Beaver could've been filmed in my...

Leave it to Beaver could've been filmed in my home town - in fact Jerry Mathers lived a few years in my home town as a small kid.
Small town, nothing ever happened, just like Mayfield.
And we had a...
07-27-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 736
Posted By DiabloScott

Yeah, it was Propofol and we had the Michael...

Yeah, it was Propofol and we had the Michael Jackson conversation. Propofol also has an amnesia effect which kind of made me mad knowing that I might have been in pain and conscious and just forgot...
Forum: Foo
07-26-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 513
Posted By DiabloScott

I think it's a business and every decision they...

I think it's a business and every decision they make is determined by how much money it'll bring in. Part of that is staying in the news by snubbing bands that should be in and then people complain...
07-25-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 736
Posted By DiabloScott

I didn't get any photos, but the anesthesiologist...

I didn't get any photos, but the anesthesiologist said sometimes they start to wake you up a little early and I might feel the snake on the way out, which shouldn't be painful but sometimes people...
Forum: Foo
07-24-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 607
Posted By DiabloScott

Nice of it to pay California registration.

Nice of it to pay California registration.
07-24-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 465
Posted By DiabloScott

How about Bontrager?Bontrager T1 27" Road Tire -...

How about Bontrager?Bontrager T1 27" Road Tire - $25.
That photo is either a tire defect or road damage... no way that would happen even to a cheap tire based on just pressure.
Forum: Foo
07-22-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9,800
Views: 1,570,743
Posted By DiabloScott

He was either passing the moto or turning left in...

He was either passing the moto or turning left in front of both of them.
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07-21-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By DiabloScott

ahem... I have a BLOG! Diablo Scott's Bike Blog...

ahem... I have a BLOG!
Diablo Scott's Bike Blog (http://diabloscott.blogspot.com/)

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07-21-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By DiabloScott

I decided years ago that my main objective was to...

I decided years ago that my main objective was to promote cycling on Mount Diablo - posting about developments, news, hazards... welcome first timers and non-locals, pointers about safe techniques...
07-21-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2,369
Views: 287,519
Posted By DiabloScott

Right, unlike a clincher where you just need to...

Right, unlike a clincher where you just need to get under the bead, with a tubular you need to get the whole spoon underneath the tire and out the other side. Then you pry it up and wiggle around. I...
Forum: Foo
07-21-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 449
Posted By DiabloScott

Spying technology goes a lot farther than this...

Spying technology goes a lot farther than this though. I've seen recreations of conversations with NO SOUND, where they were able to translate vibrations in a nearby Kleenex box into a verbal...
07-20-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By DiabloScott

The plan for the whole Mountain is here: ...

The plan for the whole Mountain is here: https://mountdiablocyclists.org/

It was kind of a tough sell, because there is no CalTrans standard detail for a bike turnout - how wide, how long, what...
07-19-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2,369
Views: 287,519
Posted By DiabloScott

New tubular guys usually hear a story about a...

New tubular guys usually hear a story about a rolled tire, and then read some article on how to glue tires, and then they use the "6-corner criterium in August" criteria, and then when it comes time...
Forum: Foo
07-19-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 821
Posted By DiabloScott

I'm kind of glad I only have to deal with little...

I'm kind of glad I only have to deal with little rodents.


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07-19-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2,369
Views: 287,519
Posted By DiabloScott

It's a lot of practice. 1. Use glue instead...

It's a lot of practice.

1. Use glue instead of tape, and don't use too much (this is an experience thing).
2. Tape OR glue, leave a bare spot opposite the valve where it'll be easier to get...
Forum: Foo
07-19-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By DiabloScott

I don't think it was pre-installed on my phone,...

I don't think it was pre-installed on my phone, but I do have it.
And I don't know how much they can track you if it's not running - of course your phone is tracking you.
To uninstall an app,...
Forum: Foo
07-18-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 821
Posted By DiabloScott

I used to spray paint the squirrels I caught...

I used to spray paint the squirrels I caught white before I released them at a park a couple miles away - I figured if they found their way back I'd recognize my paint and switch locations.

Caught...
07-18-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 947
Posted By DiabloScott

Just had my fitting appointment today, and I...

Just had my fitting appointment today, and I brought this idea up. She said one lens in a pair of glasses is not likely to work well - she suggested one contact lens in non-surgical eye that corrects...
07-16-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 26,351
Views: 2,843,473
Posted By DiabloScott

Today at the mountain rest stop, I heard an...

Today at the mountain rest stop, I heard an explosion and knew right away it was a tire. I figured maybe somebody coming down from the Summit, but it was a parked e-bike, disc brakes, carbon rims,...
Forum: Foo
07-15-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 803
Posted By DiabloScott

Even if you own the panels, there will be...

Even if you own the panels, there will be problems if you have to sell your house before the contract is complete ... not insurmountable problems but a big hassle.
And even if the salesdude is...
Forum: Foo
07-15-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 531
Posted By DiabloScott

QFT. Crapping a brick with a leg immobilizer on...

QFT.
Crapping a brick with a leg immobilizer on is an even more memorable experience.
The opioids didn't make me sick, but they made me stupid... like you know when you walk in a room and forgot...
07-15-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 736
Posted By DiabloScott

I don't remember... but if I were thinking of...

I don't remember... but if I were thinking of this, I'd try it today and see how hungry you get. I don't think the "medicine" makes you hungrier, so if you can not eat after your ride until halfway...
Forum: Foo
07-15-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 803
Posted By DiabloScott

1. I never buy anything from a telemarketer or a...

1. I never buy anything from a telemarketer or a door-to-door salesperson. This policy has served me well. They are absolutely looking for the most nave customers to sell to and their calculations...
07-14-22, 11:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 493
Posted By DiabloScott

:commute:

:commute:
07-14-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 493
Posted By DiabloScott

You might be able to disassemble it and put one...

You might be able to disassemble it and put one more twist on the coil spring.
07-14-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 26,351
Views: 2,843,473
Posted By DiabloScott

https://i.imgur.com/BnVk6ec.jpg Almost took...

https://i.imgur.com/BnVk6ec.jpg

Almost took an antler up the arse yesterday.
He had just hopped that fence in the shadows, saw me while in the air, landed, and made a U-turn.
I braked but kept a...
Forum: Foo
07-14-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 538
Posted By DiabloScott

There were plenty of hints that the ending wasn't...

There were plenty of hints that the ending wasn't a total surprise, so I knew it was coming and I was ready for it, but it was a very well-told story.
I think it satisfies a fantasy that humans...
Forum: Foo
07-13-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 538
Posted By DiabloScott

Enzo says hello.

Enzo says hello.
07-12-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 830
Posted By DiabloScott

That is a well-staged photo! Frankie Andreu is...

That is a well-staged photo!
Frankie Andreu is 6'2"... he was pretty green in 1990, maybe didn't merit a personalized decal.
...
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