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11-24-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3,149
Views: 358,231
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.
...
11-19-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 641
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: 305
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, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
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: 773
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: 1,730
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: 1,730
Posted By DiabloScott

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

We called them the "poor man's Klein".
11-07-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,453
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, 09:52 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,093
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: 567
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: 372
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.
10-21-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 996
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: 2,504
Views: 300,130
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: 4,383
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...
10-12-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
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: 653
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...
10-02-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
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: 959
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, 10:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,466
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: 933
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: 484
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: 314
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...
09-24-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,167
Posted By DiabloScott

Those PT folks zeroed in on exactly what...

Those PT folks zeroed in on exactly what exersizes I needed to do, but they also listened to me about what I wanted to get done first (cycling). For my last visit I rode my bike there and hugged...
09-21-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,466
Posted By DiabloScott

I have a nephew with autism and he wears a...

I have a nephew with autism and he wears a trackable wristwatch. He can take it off, but he understands he needs to wear it and he likes it. He probably wouldn't wander away, but he could certainly...
09-21-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,348
Posted By DiabloScott

Well, that's not rage quitting, and it's not...

Well, that's not rage quitting, and it's not quiet quitting... and I don't even recognize OP's name... this post rocks.
09-17-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By DiabloScott

1. The chain on one of these bikes is not going...

1. The chain on one of these bikes is not going to last as long as a bike with less severe duty.
2. The chain on any bike with a single cog drivetrain can stretch significantly farther than the...
09-17-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,442
Posted By DiabloScott

High cadence is nice for being efficient and...

High cadence is nice for being efficient and rapid changes in speed... but it's also saying that low cadence is bad for your knees because you're pushing too hard with too few muscle groups. So when...
09-16-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,943
Posted By DiabloScott

Apropos or not... I just got a new work...

Apropos or not... I just got a new work assignment and the project number is 5311... I'm going to either hammer or bonk.
09-06-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 625
Posted By DiabloScott

1. I think this is a fine idea if you're willing...

1. I think this is a fine idea if you're willing to accept the risk that it'll ruin your bike.
2. I hacksawed off a brake bridge and cable guides on an old fixie conversion and got all kinds of...
09-03-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,524
Posted By DiabloScott

This sounds like an April Fool joke.

This sounds like an April Fool joke.
09-01-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 720
Posted By DiabloScott

Well your frame is not bending out of shape every...

Well your frame is not bending out of shape every time you ride either - unless it's broken. So we're trying to figure out what is really happening, based on your inelegant explanation, and despite...
09-01-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 720
Posted By DiabloScott

Exception if it's on the fixed cog (likely, since...

Exception if it's on the fixed cog (likely, since there's no brake) and OP likes to skid... wheel would slip the other way.. like the photo.
08-23-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,177
Posted By DiabloScott

I can feel the cramps developing before they kick...

I can feel the cramps developing before they kick in - rolling hills with lots of back and forth between low-gear grinding and high-gear spinning, when it's hot... if I stop and rest and drink and...
08-23-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,248
Posted By DiabloScott

https://i.imgur.com/0JcaprE.png I don't know...

https://i.imgur.com/0JcaprE.png
I don't know where I got that cartoon... might've been here.




The thing about getting a prostate exam is you have to find something else to talk about. Have...
08-20-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By DiabloScott

3. If your wheel is true and evenly...

3.

If your wheel is true and evenly tensioned, then yeah it's good to go - but if you don't start from a state of zero tension and then layer it on, the chances of buggering something up is pretty...
08-19-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,422
Posted By DiabloScott

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/817x900/quattro_assi_1991_1cba2100d90f2db1c5c72743a02a43762eca8d49.jpg
I have nothing to contribute but this scan from my folder. Winning...
08-19-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By DiabloScott

Aluminum mostly fell out of favor because it...

Aluminum mostly fell out of favor because it moved from being a novelty to being seen as a cheap bike's material.
Good aluminum frames are labor intensive and expensive.
Carbon fiber got cheap, and...
08-15-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,553
Posted By DiabloScott

Newb. I'm not sure you can even call yourself...

Newb.
I'm not sure you can even call yourself a cyclist if you've never broken a spoke.
08-08-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2,504
Views: 300,130
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: 321
Views: 15,722
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: 74
Views: 1,920
Posted By DiabloScott

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

Boy, I thought I had something better than this:

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/793x598/ggb_998eb3ea67536f6a9f2a421565dac51b6c860452.jpg
08-06-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 15,722
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...
07-31-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 487
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, 09:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,569
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: 984
Posted By DiabloScott

You mean like these two codgers? ...

You mean like these two codgers?

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/950x534/c_jpg_jpeg_31fc94b700fc80ccc6f2a5d9fd1783cc0b26360e.jpg




Thanks!...
07-29-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,012
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...
07-21-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
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/)

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/950x638/a_8c584bccc20b06d843508a8743248df75cf89c65.jpg...
07-21-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
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...
07-20-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
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, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2,504
Views: 300,130
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...
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