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Forum: Foo
06-30-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By DiabloScott

I propose we call this something easier to...

I propose we call this something easier to remember, like Comet Chameleon.

I remember as a kid in ~3rd grade science class my teacher told us about Bennet's Comet and we could see it at about 4am....
06-29-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 777
Posted By DiabloScott

An electrical engineer wouldn't understand ...

An electrical engineer wouldn't understand :innocent:

I'm obviously extrapolating on real world design results from recognized material properties; strength and rigidity.
Certainly you know CF's...
06-29-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 777
Posted By DiabloScott

Right, except rake is not an angle, it's a linear...

Right, except rake is not an angle, it's a linear measurement (millimeters, not degrees).

A straight fork and a bent fork will respond somewhat differently to a hard hit - like a pot hole or a...
06-28-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 208
Posted By DiabloScott

Best bikes for trailer or trailer-cycle pulling...

Best bikes for trailer or trailer-cycle pulling are unsprung MTBs.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/686x450/photocrazy_20free_2_2320c4165bdd1e65ddfb197c43502c8616a4fd9c.jpg
06-27-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,680
Posted By DiabloScott

Also, we'd have a good fail story with photos for...

Also, we'd have a good fail story with photos for the next guy who comes in here to ask the same question.
06-27-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 284
Posted By DiabloScott

Don't think LUBE, think FLUSH. You're trying to...

Don't think LUBE, think FLUSH. You're trying to get the crud out of the little nooks.
Forum: Foo
06-26-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 773
Posted By DiabloScott

Oh, isn't that cute. ...

Oh, isn't that cute.

https://i.imgur.com/yiRUCfq.png
06-25-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,790
Posted By DiabloScott

She's still around! ...

She's still around!

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Diablo Junction 06/25/2022
06-24-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By DiabloScott

I did RAGBRAI when my 1984 bike was only a few...

I did RAGBRAI when my 1984 bike was only a few years old. It was a Ciocc with criterium geometry and I was in really good shape and handled those Iowa Alps in my 21t.
06-24-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 845
Posted By DiabloScott

OK, but the way he said it (vague, unspecific,...

OK, but the way he said it (vague, unspecific, and nebulous), allows us to think it's whatever administration we don't like... win-win!


Around my area, they fix the sidewalks and roads whenever...
06-24-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 361,311
Posted By DiabloScott

Holly Gofixie.

Holly Gofixie.
06-23-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By DiabloScott

Wolber Super Champion Mistral M13 or M14 ...

Wolber Super Champion
Mistral M13 or M14

Gray anodizing was all the rage in the mid 80's
06-23-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 361,311
Posted By DiabloScott

This is just so damn weird to see supermodels in...

This is just so damn weird to see supermodels in high fashion clothes pretending to be bike riders... is there anybody who actually thinks these are interesting photos?

I've heard chess fans also...
06-22-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,113
Posted By DiabloScott

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06-21-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By DiabloScott

That Ygnacio tunnel can be a little creepy - like...

That Ygnacio tunnel can be a little creepy - like it's too narrow or something, and you lose your depth perception.

I have to go through the tunnel under Hwy 242 sometimes - not as creepy, but...
06-21-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By DiabloScott

Just got back from my consultation. I need a...

Just got back from my consultation.
I need a physical before surgery - EKG and whatnot at family doctor office.
I need a fitting before surgery - at the same eye center - scheduled for next month....
06-20-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 300
Posted By DiabloScott

1. Diablo - because it is Diablo. 2. You would...

1. Diablo - because it is Diablo.
2. You would probably enjoy the Hawk Hill route - especially if you want the iconic Bay Area photos.
...
06-19-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,073
Posted By DiabloScott

The first time I patched a sew-up, I wanted to...

The first time I patched a sew-up, I wanted to check my work so I pressed it up to 150 with no rim. I could feel the energy in that thing, and then it exploded in my hands. The patch held but the...
06-19-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 351
Posted By DiabloScott

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/_hSZo5vjiPmQ/SK20iBr5rII...

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/_hSZo5vjiPmQ/SK20iBr5rII/AAAAAAAADaY/8Dd7sSnf_OQ/s1600/2008+Free+Photocrazy+Blog.JPG

I miss these days.
Everybody used to smile when they'd see us riding to the pool or...
Forum: Foo
06-19-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,277
Posted By DiabloScott

Pierre is pronounced "peer".

Pierre is pronounced "peer".
06-19-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,211
Posted By DiabloScott

I have never changed chainrings on a crank in 40...

I have never changed chainrings on a crank in 40 years of cycling. I knew they were available, but it was always a very high-end kind of component - like something you'd MAYBE do for a Dura Ace or...
Forum: Foo
06-17-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 726
Posted By DiabloScott

What if those signals are messages from your god,...

What if those signals are messages from your god, and you're rejecting his call?
06-17-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 245
Posted By DiabloScott

Nicks and gouges on aluminum parts can be stress...

Nicks and gouges on aluminum parts can be stress risers for fatigue failure - good idea to keep an eye on them because you don't want handlebars to fail.
But those look like minimal worry.



I...
Forum: Foo
06-15-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By DiabloScott

There were a lot of business programs that...

There were a lot of business programs that required IE - they started diversifying a few years ago and the writing was on the wall.
Edge is actually pretty good.
Pro-tip... if you manage multiple...
Forum: Foo
06-14-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 726
Posted By DiabloScott

Yeah but I'd ask for a discount.

Yeah but I'd ask for a discount.
06-14-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By DiabloScott

flag code passed.

flag code passed.
Forum: Foo
06-14-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 757
Posted By DiabloScott

When you get Alzheimer's, you'll forget how much...

When you get Alzheimer's, you'll forget how much you like Cheez Its and you'll be content with nursing home gruel and Three Stooges movies.
Forum: Foo
06-14-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 757
Posted By DiabloScott

I know a guy who did something similar - brand...

I know a guy who did something similar - brand new gravel bike, twilight ride, down the ravine, shattered his hip. Isolated trail at night, no other people, lost his phone on the way down. He was...
Forum: Foo
06-14-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 4,845
Posted By DiabloScott

Got my first $100 fill-up this morning... 16.5...

Got my first $100 fill-up this morning... 16.5 gal at $6.099. On the way back from the dog park.
The line of cars at Costco was about the same as always... price isn't much of a motivating factor...
06-12-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 389
Posted By DiabloScott

Yeah probably the B screw at least. Also maybe...

Yeah probably the B screw at least. Also maybe chain length is too short now. Also maybe chain was worn out/worn in to your old cassette and you need a new one anyway.
06-12-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By DiabloScott

My consultation is in 9 days - I'm going for the...

My consultation is in 9 days - I'm going for the best lenses they can offer me... might only need to get one eye done though.
Since I was diagnosed a couple weeks ago, I've been hyper aware of how...
Forum: Foo
06-12-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 4,845
Posted By DiabloScott

I remember when gas pumps would shut off at $50...

I remember when gas pumps would shut off at $50 because you were probably a crook with bad credit.
06-11-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,663
Posted By DiabloScott

Better a biggarse cassette on a bike that you...

Better a biggarse cassette on a bike that you ride up mountains, than a corncob on a bike that hangs on the wall.
...
Forum: Foo
06-11-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 4,845
Posted By DiabloScott

The mileage reimbursement rate that the IRS...

The mileage reimbursement rate that the IRS published is intended to cover the actual cost of operating a vehicle - fuel, depreciation, insurance, license, etc. This is not a tax document, it's just...
Forum: Foo
06-10-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 4,845
Posted By DiabloScott

KACHING! My pickup gets about 15-18mpg, my last...

KACHING!
My pickup gets about 15-18mpg, my last fill-up was $5.70/gal.
So fuel costs me about 30-35 per mile at that price, and at least half my driving is reimbursable, so personal driving is...
06-10-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 280,922
Posted By DiabloScott

Is that really a tubular labeled as "open corsa"...

Is that really a tubular labeled as "open corsa" ?
Forum: Foo
06-10-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 757
Posted By DiabloScott

It was a news story about an Alzheimer patient...

It was a news story about an Alzheimer patient that made me post this.
My wife's grandmother lived as a ghost, in a bed, with no teeth, no sense that she was even there for YEARS before she finally...
Forum: Foo
06-09-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 757
Posted By DiabloScott

The Worst Way to Die

Don't mean to trigger anyone... no need to elaborate.
06-08-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,663
Posted By DiabloScott

I have a 1990 Corsa in 7-Eleven colors, and I can...

I have a 1990 Corsa in 7-Eleven colors, and I can tell you that practically everyone who remembers Team 7-Eleven will come up and talk to me about it and tell a story about the time they met Ron...
Forum: Foo
06-08-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By DiabloScott

1. Yes, if you're going to actually use it. 2....

1. Yes, if you're going to actually use it.
2. No, if you think you can set it and forget it.

You still need to download all your statements and categorize all your spending to be worth while....
Forum: Foo
06-07-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By DiabloScott

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Mr. Seals liked...
Forum: Foo
06-07-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By DiabloScott

Music to attract girls in HS. Great harmonies.

Music to attract girls in HS. Great harmonies.
06-06-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 795
Posted By DiabloScott

In communist Bike Forums... moderator find YOU.

In communist Bike Forums... moderator find YOU.
Forum: Foo
06-06-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 881
Posted By DiabloScott

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Forum: Foo
06-05-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12,314
Views: 2,662,161
Posted By DiabloScott

Yup. Also national park nature hikes.

Yup. Also national park nature hikes.
06-04-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 556
Posted By DiabloScott

You'd probably be satisfied with those. I might...

You'd probably be satisfied with those. I might try looking for similar with 36 spokes though.

And you can't post a link but you can fake it... like this.
https:// www. rei.com. ...
06-04-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 556
Posted By DiabloScott

That does sound like your spokes or nipples are...

That does sound like your spokes or nipples are bad, rather than your rims - but maybe.
It also sounds like your shop is blowing you off - maybe try another who will listen to you.
If you're...
06-04-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By DiabloScott

Me too! White out works great - pen or brush.

Me too! White out works great - pen or brush.
Forum: Foo
06-03-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By DiabloScott

newb

newb
06-02-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By DiabloScott

One of the fitters I know about is a licensed PT...

One of the fitters I know about is a licensed PT and I think she would do a good job of setting me up to a comfortable position - I'm just not sure what she would give me as a product would be...
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