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05-24-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 127
Posted By DiabloScott

OK, but nearly all hubs that can take an 8 speed...

OK, but nearly all hubs that can take an 8 speed cassette are too wide for bikes that were made for 7 speed freewheels.
So you would have a hub that wouldn't fit in your bike.
And if you have...
05-24-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 127
Posted By DiabloScott

1. Can't be sure, but that looks like a ramp to...

1. Can't be sure, but that looks like a ramp to help shifting - not seeing it on any other cogs though.
2. Looks "not worn out".
3. Probably not - depending on rear frame spacing, shifters,...
05-23-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By DiabloScott

That was a nice read. You lucked out a little...

That was a nice read.
You lucked out a little with the weather this year.
And it's a pretty fair bet that you can trust folks on double centuries to be pretty good at pacelines.
Forum: Foo
05-23-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 378
Posted By DiabloScott

This is sometimes an expression for death coming...

This is sometimes an expression for death coming to take someone away. Popular in folk songs and such.
Raccoons are funner than death.
05-22-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 536
Posted By DiabloScott

I suggest skipping the Walmart trip. :thumb:

I suggest skipping the Walmart trip. :thumb:
Forum: Foo
05-21-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 323
Posted By DiabloScott

I paid off my mortgage the year they doubled the...

I paid off my mortgage the year they doubled the standard deduction and made it higher than my interest and property tax itemized deductions.
Bonus - did the final payoff on MY 60th BIRTHDAY!
I...
05-21-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 971
Posted By DiabloScott

If they had Cat 5s in the 80's, I wouldn't have...

If they had Cat 5s in the 80's, I wouldn't have been a Cat 4.
05-19-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,090
Posted By DiabloScott

Yeah I went up at 2PM, and there's only so much...

Yeah I went up at 2PM, and there's only so much acclimating a guy can do with that heat. I was about a 0.8 on the puking scale.

My rattler photo - not from yesterday....
05-19-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 916
Posted By DiabloScott

Who is getting a more heroic experience - the...

Who is getting a more heroic experience - the rider who does 110 tough miles over 8 hours including gravel and steep hills (fatigue and conquest), on a 95% compliant bike and clothing kit? Or a...
05-18-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 916
Posted By DiabloScott

Well that's one objective... but people ride with...

Well that's one objective... but people ride with modern helmets, modern lighting systems, GPS computers, cell phones, ClifBars, electrolytes, and sunscreen; I'd contend any of those is further from...
05-17-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By DiabloScott

They used to say when the baby boomers started...

They used to say when the baby boomers started dying off that there would be a glut of used RVs for cheap. I thought that would be great.
Now here we are, and I don't care anymore.
Forum: Foo
05-17-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 832
Posted By DiabloScott

No interest in the Beatles movie?

No interest in the Beatles movie?
05-17-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,073
Posted By DiabloScott

Wow, thanks, I hadn't heard about that! I'll...

Wow, thanks, I hadn't heard about that! I'll definitely ask, because yeah... 6 weeks of no riding in winter would be somewhat less intolerable than in summer.
I haven't seen the surgeon yet, just...
05-17-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,073
Posted By DiabloScott

I knew I'd find some good stories in here. For...

I knew I'd find some good stories in here.
For the last year and a half I've been cussing out my optometrist for giving me a crappy prescription for my right eye. Had another exam yesterday and...
Forum: Foo
05-17-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 578
Posted By DiabloScott

I think if you rip a CD to an MP3 you won't get...

I think if you rip a CD to an MP3 you won't get the same product as if you download an MP3 from Amazon or someplace.

The thing is, downloaded MP3s are mastered with the intention that people will...
05-17-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By DiabloScott

Eddy's a real sonofabi+ch.

Eddy's a real sonofabi+ch.
Forum: Foo
05-16-22, 11:26 PM
Replies: 9,708
Views: 1,523,408
Posted By DiabloScott

Looks like maybe she over-shot the pickup window...

Looks like maybe she over-shot the pickup window and was getting out rather than backing up.
Forum: Foo
05-14-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 679
Posted By DiabloScott

It's like WalMart but people dress better.

It's like WalMart but people dress better.
Forum: Foo
05-12-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 832
Posted By DiabloScott

I had two Shuffles and two Nanos... they had...

I had two Shuffles and two Nanos... they had their problems, but they were great for the gym or walking the dog.
But with Amazon Music I pay the equivalent price of 1 CD per month for literally any...
05-11-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By DiabloScott

Blaming the Bike

Apparently he couldn't shift into the 11t.
How considerate that he insulted his bicycle in Italian rather than Spanish... because GIRO!

ETA: UAE, Colnago, Campy
05-11-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By DiabloScott

OK, now that that's settled - here's something I...

OK, now that that's settled - here's something I used to want to invent: a fixed gear hub with a device to switch to freewheel. Something like an internal gear that could lock or unlock with the...
05-09-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By DiabloScott

1. The biggest factor is the size of the largest...

1. The biggest factor is the size of the largest cog on your cassettes - if they're both the same, chances are very good the chain will be fine.
2. The second biggest factor is the width of the...
05-09-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 273,948
Posted By DiabloScott

What a neat site, thanks.

What a neat site, thanks.
05-06-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,071
Posted By DiabloScott

That's true, but the chance means that you have...

That's true, but the chance means that you have to factor that into your strategy and tactics and positioning. That's what makes for a selective race. If you want to win the stage you attack on the...
05-04-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 420
Posted By DiabloScott

Obama told a joke like this at the press roast...

Obama told a joke like this at the press roast one year - he said they found Mitch McConnel up there and "that guy can obstruct ANYTHING".
OK, that's political but Obama knew how to tell a joke.
...
Forum: Foo
05-03-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By DiabloScott

I'd have agreed to perform in those commercials...

I'd have agreed to perform in those commercials for a lot less money.
05-02-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,732
Posted By DiabloScott

Rolls with steel rails replaced Rolls Titanio......

Rolls with steel rails replaced Rolls Titanio... at least it was light.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x632/rolls_eff42d6387a4cbf304a608e35a9e7e387bdc7a72.jpg


I...
05-02-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,863
Posted By DiabloScott

It's a skill. Not difficult, but your fingers...

It's a skill. Not difficult, but your fingers will get some chain grease on em.




You would think so... you'd be wrong. You'd have to totally bugger up the wheel install to get something to...
05-01-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,863
Posted By DiabloScott

1. Vertical dropouts were invented by a grumpy...

1. Vertical dropouts were invented by a grumpy old guy who hated seeing fixed gear conversions.
2. Horizontal dropouts work fine with internal cam QRs, not so much with internal cams.
3. Track ends...
Forum: Foo
05-01-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,068
Posted By DiabloScott

I will never buy a submarine.

I will never buy a submarine.
04-29-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,746
Posted By DiabloScott

Most of the stress of my full-time job was not...

Most of the stress of my full-time job was not exactly job-related, it was all the other crap like utilization ratios and performance reviews and effective labor multipliers and proposals and office...
Forum: Foo
04-28-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,212
Posted By DiabloScott

I'm not a car guy. My truck is 18 years old. I've...

I'm not a car guy. My truck is 18 years old. I've NEVER had a new car.

So my advice is financial, not automotive.
You can save a lot of money by paying in cash and not getting Comp and Collision...
04-27-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By DiabloScott

Aluminum nipples for light weight, dry weather...

Aluminum nipples for light weight, dry weather wheels; nice choice regardless of rim material.
Brass nipples for wet weather - they will also hold up better to a spoke wrench.
04-27-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By DiabloScott

1. Your leg muscles work exactly the same when...

1. Your leg muscles work exactly the same when you're pedaling normally on a FG and a derailleur bike. I'm not sure why you're calling that eccentric contraction.
2. The physics of these bikes is...
04-26-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By DiabloScott

What are your objectives? Normally I'd recommend...

What are your objectives? Normally I'd recommend hand-built wheels on conventional hubs and low-profile rims. You probably have 7-speed spacing in the rear so that limits you on hub selection and...
04-26-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,610
Posted By DiabloScott

Rolling coal is assault - no doubt about it,...

Rolling coal is assault - no doubt about it, whether it's prosecuted or not. The same as throwing a bottle out the window at someone.
And if someone is injured, it becomes a jail-able offense....
Forum: Foo
04-26-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 69,869
Posted By DiabloScott

They're lucky the Satanic Temple didn't get...

They're lucky the Satanic Temple didn't get involved... those guys got game.
04-24-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By DiabloScott

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/broken_crank_acda35db83169eada0e1a4dc3b5976e8584f65ae.jpg

I've broken enough pedals and cranks to know... you just replace them with...
04-22-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 273,948
Posted By DiabloScott

This is a Pave... I think the same carcass as the...

This is a Pave... I think the same carcass as the Corsa.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/768x897/tubular_cutaway_dafc0d0c7e676521395d210462df130605c9339c.jpg
I haven't had...
04-22-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,610
Posted By DiabloScott

I was thinking the next big thing will be...

I was thinking the next big thing will be bodyguard drones. It can fly above you your whole ride, watch for bad drivers, and eliminate threats with little bombs.
04-22-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,290
Posted By DiabloScott

It is a great venue to bond with other sewup...

It is a great venue to bond with other sewup riders. I always sneered just a little bit when anyone passed me with clinchers on. I don't think they cared, but it gave me a feeling of heroic smugness....
Forum: Foo
04-22-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 730
Posted By DiabloScott

The sales people also know who their competition...

The sales people also know who their competition is, and how much more or less they usually bid on the same projects. The real value to the COMPANY is a salesman who will convince the homeowner to go...
Forum: Foo
04-22-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12,269
Views: 2,648,224
Posted By DiabloScott

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

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/627x552/award_b420d24b50bb8b971414702a9d5f6ce8fdf31ad9.jpg
Forum: Foo
04-22-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9,708
Views: 1,523,408
Posted By DiabloScott

He is apparently a professional dummarse who does...

He is apparently a professional dummarse who does stupid shyte on video regularly.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zach_Holmes
Forum: Foo
04-21-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9,708
Views: 1,523,408
Posted By DiabloScott

https://i.imgur.com/NV2LrIE.gifv

https://i.imgur.com/NV2LrIE.gifv
04-20-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 605
Posted By DiabloScott

I have it on video. Two pylons past the trail,...

I have it on video. Two pylons past the trail, 50 yards or so in front of the trail....
04-20-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 605
Posted By DiabloScott

Well if that was the intent, it was a ridiculous...

Well if that was the intent, it was a ridiculous execution. The pylons on the southeast-bound side are before the trail crossing, and end right after the trail. Just the opposite for the pylons on...
04-20-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,944
Posted By DiabloScott

:thumb: Helmet bickering has a place, this...

:thumb:

Helmet bickering has a place, this ain't it.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/570x902/alexi_grewal_cinelli_hairnet_1985_a658d262ddb468bd5239fdaeab247728cdc3eaec.jpg...
04-20-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 894
Posted By DiabloScott

It does look like a little frame flex would...

It does look like a little frame flex would result in a cog disengagement... not a good bike for sprinters.
04-19-22, 10:14 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,944
Posted By DiabloScott

I don't remember what happened to mine. ...

I don't remember what happened to mine.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/611x864/ambbr_with_moss_0da32af9c8eb68aa99e6fc85797cd7c020f06fee.jpg
Ride around Tahoe... 1991 maybe?...
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