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05-19-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,025
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: 870
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: 870
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: 288
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: 806
Posted By DiabloScott

No interest in the Beatles movie?

No interest in the Beatles movie?
05-17-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,957
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: 27
Views: 4,957
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: 25
Views: 475
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: 249
Posted By DiabloScott

Eddy's a real sonofabi+ch.

Eddy's a real sonofabi+ch.
Forum: Foo
05-16-22, 11:26 PM
Replies: 9,703
Views: 1,518,626
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: 663
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: 806
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: 290
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: 195
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: 2,321
Views: 273,095
Posted By DiabloScott

What a neat site, thanks.

What a neat site, thanks.
05-06-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,012
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: 409
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: 203
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: 10,679
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: 1,857
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: 1,857
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: 1,020
Posted By DiabloScott

I will never buy a submarine.

I will never buy a submarine.
04-29-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,713
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: 1,160
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: 394
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: 515
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: 241
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: 82
Views: 4,234
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: 69,573
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: 632
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: 2,321
Views: 273,095
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: 82
Views: 4,234
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: 29,057
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: 722
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: 12,264
Views: 2,644,627
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: 9,703
Views: 1,518,626
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: 9,703
Views: 1,518,626
Posted By DiabloScott

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

https://i.imgur.com/NV2LrIE.gifv
04-20-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
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: 584
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: 9,892
Posted By DiabloScott

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

:thumb:

Helmet bickering has a place, this ain't it.
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04-20-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 893
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: 9,892
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?...
Forum: Foo
04-19-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 722
Posted By DiabloScott

From what I could tell, among the qualities...

From what I could tell, among the qualities offered by any particular manufacturer, the difference in price was pretty much just how thick the shingles are.
We looked at every house in the...
Forum: Foo
04-19-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 722
Posted By DiabloScott

When you hire a GC, you're paying them to do all...

When you hire a GC, you're paying them to do all the coordination with the subs... that's why they mark up the bills, and that's valid. It's extra insidious that they mark up the sub's bills, add...
Forum: Foo
04-19-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 722
Posted By DiabloScott

You ought to be able to itemize each of the...

You ought to be able to itemize each of the estimates for comparison.

Cost of demo
Cost of shingles
Cost of plywood
Cost of labor
etc.
Then if any of the bids seem to be missing something, or...
04-14-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,869
Posted By DiabloScott

OK, this is the zombie post of special merit. OP...

OK, this is the zombie post of special merit. OP made ONE post and then disappeared 13 years ago, and now we get a reply from a guy making his first post ever... that's irony... I think.

What else...
04-14-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,892
Posted By DiabloScott

Well not exactly - they instituted a requirement...

Well not exactly - they instituted a requirement that helmets in racing had to be SNELL or ANSI certified, and leather helmets didn't pass.
My first helmet was a V-1 Pro in 1985, and that was just...
Forum: Foo
04-14-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By DiabloScott

I recently got an email from my high school...

I recently got an email from my high school reunion committee (class of 1977). They had a link to a page of memorials, and I was rather surprised that about 30 out of my class of 150 had died before...
Forum: Foo
04-13-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By DiabloScott

His podcast where they get legends of film and TV...

His podcast where they get legends of film and TV to talk about show biz and comedy is a real treasure.

https://www.gilbertpodcast.com/




Here either:
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