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09-24-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 681
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, 06:27 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,504
Posted By DiabloScott

In Iowa we had thunderstorms with tornadoes......

In Iowa we had thunderstorms with tornadoes... the kind that picked up cows and put them in the neighbor's trees, and destroyed wooden roller coasters.
09-21-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 271
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: 12
Views: 595
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.
09-20-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,627
Posted By DiabloScott

I learned to scoff at stem shifters very early in...

I learned to scoff at stem shifters very early in my cycling life because I wanted to fit in with the racer crowd... just being snobby.

But on those really tall bikes where you really tall guys...
09-19-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,363
Posted By DiabloScott

Yeah, I ignored her advice and took the lens out...

Yeah, I ignored her advice and took the lens out of the right side of my glasses, so I've had a corrective external lens in the left, and a Vivity IOL implant in my right eyeball for 6 weeks now - it...
09-17-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,048
Posted By DiabloScott

Nearly done with the safety pullout lanes on The...

Nearly done with the safety pullout lanes on The Mountain.
You can't fix stupid though, ride defensively.

https://youtu.be/TmHHA3mReAA
09-17-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
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: 14
Views: 367
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: 31
Views: 1,279
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.
09-14-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,675
Posted By DiabloScott

That used to be pretty common - back in the days...

That used to be pretty common - back in the days of the Yellow Pages, bike shops used to put "NO FIRENZES" in their ads.

It probably is a big problem that people buy junk from a garage sale or...
09-10-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By DiabloScott

Did you have sealant in there?

Did you have sealant in there?
09-06-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By DiabloScott

How about a 24" wheel?

How about a 24" wheel?
09-06-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,504
Posted By DiabloScott

Record high of 116 degrees in Livermore, Travis...

Record high of 116 degrees in Livermore, Travis Air Force Base hits 117 as power outages remain a threat

Tonight we dine in hell.
Probably coleslaw.
09-06-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,504
Posted By DiabloScott

I wish it were below 40. ...

I wish it were below 40.

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09-06-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 569
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...
09-04-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By DiabloScott

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/S/aplus-media/sc...

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/S/aplus-media/sc/b3a4c4a5-aa1f-4712-a45f-ff868e8eed60.__CR0,0,1940,1200_PT0_SX970_V1___.jpg

Looks to me like you just cut it off with a utility knife.
09-03-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,470
Posted By DiabloScott

This sounds like an April Fool joke.

This sounds like an April Fool joke.
09-02-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,504
Posted By DiabloScott

Saturday 9/3 at Mount Diablo: Should remain...

Saturday 9/3 at Mount Diablo: Should remain below 90F until about 1PM
And NGR is open for the weekend!
09-01-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 681
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, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 393
Posted By DiabloScott

Google estimates my time as the same... so...

Google estimates my time as the same... so apparently we'd make compatible riding partners.
You do the dishes.
09-01-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 681
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.
08-28-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By DiabloScott

A larger issue is that the length of the bar wrap...

A larger issue is that the length of the bar wrap isn't usually listed in advertising or labels... so it's hard to shop.
But "typically"... 2100mm or so is about what you get with a package of two...
08-23-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 838
Posted By DiabloScott

Maybe it was to hold the (too skinny) seatpost...

Maybe it was to hold the (too skinny) seatpost from slipping down... brilliant!
08-23-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,008
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, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By DiabloScott

They got SGR and Summit Road done well ahead of...

They got SGR and Summit Road done well ahead of schedule - I expect NGR will be done early also.
...
08-23-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,067
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: 216
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, 04:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,008
Posted By DiabloScott

I used to get those, but I just get the store...

I used to get those, but I just get the store brand ones from the vitamin shoppe now.
I don't know about nutritional value, but I get seriously bad leg cramps on hot days of rolling hills.
...
08-19-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By DiabloScott

It appears you've answered your own question then.

It appears you've answered your own question then.
08-19-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,005
Posted By DiabloScott

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

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I have nothing to contribute but this scan from my folder. Winning...
08-19-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
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...
08-18-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By DiabloScott

Word. Aluminum nipples are only for my "hardly...

Word.
Aluminum nipples are only for my "hardly ever in the rain" wheels.
http://bp0.blogger.com/_hSZo5vjiPmQ/SEIn8Egc6CI/AAAAAAAAC1o/JXr2Kws1sWw/s0-d/P5310061.JPG
08-18-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 558
Posted By DiabloScott

Those are nice, and would make a unique...

Those are nice, and would make a unique statement.
So many of them have those tiny zippers though - like the come down just below your Adam's apple... I can barely fit my big head through those...
08-15-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,470
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.
08-13-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,470
Posted By DiabloScott

My favorite is when they offer to order something...

My favorite is when they offer to order something for you, and you can come back in a week to pick it up. Yeah thanks... nah.
08-11-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2,411
Views: 291,505
Posted By DiabloScott

You know the water dunk works pretty well too.

You know the water dunk works pretty well too.
08-09-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By DiabloScott

I know he's still doing repairs and repaints......

I know he's still doing repairs and repaints... and he has about a 6-month backlog, and at least one client is very happy.
Yeah, call him.
08-08-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,790
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: 619
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.
http://bp0.blogger.com/_hSZo5vjiPmQ/Rt-aeuIFpUI/AAAAAAAABbI/-_1zzkrZ2wk/s1600/2007-09-05+002.jpg
...
08-08-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2,411
Views: 291,505
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: 15,259
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: 1,790
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: 15,259
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...
08-03-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 327
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...
08-03-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 327
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: 346
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...
07-31-22, 10:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,770
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: 460
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: 697
Posted By DiabloScott

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