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12-02-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,817
Posted By DiabloScott

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12-02-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,483
Posted By DiabloScott

That was a pretty good dump - but NOT ENOUGH! ...

That was a pretty good dump - but NOT ENOUGH! Sure did bring down the bulk of leaves from the trees, so I expect lots of local flooding as the storm drains clog up.
12-01-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By DiabloScott

ist Rheuma Cómo es que un tipo gringomojado...

ist Rheuma

Cómo es que un tipo gringomojado parla tedesco?

Not sure why, but RA is a factor in osteoporosis.
Here is a fracture estimator based on bone density and history:...
12-01-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By DiabloScott

I didn't really believe I had a problem, but bone...

I didn't really believe I had a problem, but bone scans, bone fractures, and endocrinologists convinced me otherwise.
Osteoporosis in my spine and osteopenia in my pelvis. No risk factors except for...
11-24-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3,150
Views: 358,613
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.
...
11-23-22, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By DiabloScott

I had a couple Topeaks that broke too. My Serfas...

I had a couple Topeaks that broke too. My Serfas FP200 I bought in 2016 and still works great… early problem with the gauge was warrantied.
11-19-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 646
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: 329
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, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By DiabloScott

Damn. No.

Damn.
No.
11-18-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 464
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: 797
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: 1,743
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: 1,743
Posted By DiabloScott

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

We called them the "poor man's Klein".
11-07-22, 10:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 744
Posted By DiabloScott

My parents are both 83 and I'm glad to have them...

My parents are both 83 and I'm glad to have them and they're doing OK - not riding bikes though... looking at assisted living and no stairs.
11-07-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 548
Posted By DiabloScott

I tried it without knowing - wound up breaking...

I tried it without knowing - wound up breaking the tightening bolt... then I realized what the problem was.
11-07-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,467
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, 06:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,743
Posted By DiabloScott

The owner of my LBS told me he once went to a...

The owner of my LBS told me he once went to a retreat at Gary's house and played ping-pong with him. It was sort of a convention for dealers.

Gary's wife Kristen sometimes posts on the Klein fans...
11-07-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 309
Posted By DiabloScott

It looks weird because the wheels are different...

It looks weird because the wheels are different sizes - I remember reading that Georgina thought people wouldn't like "regular" gearing on a "small" wheel so that's why she kept the full size rear......
11-07-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,119
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: 572
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: 373
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.
10-25-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,916
Posted By DiabloScott

1. Braking around switchbacks is sometimes...

1. Braking around switchbacks is sometimes necessary and all riders should know how to do it. Your response is twaddle.
2. This thread is not exclusively about commuting. Your response is...
10-24-22, 11:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,916
Posted By DiabloScott

What twaddle. There are lots of circumstances...

What twaddle. There are lots of circumstances where rear braking is better - for example descending winding mountain roads - braking with the front screws up the bike handling around the switchbacks....
10-21-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,013
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: 2,515
Views: 300,920
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: 4,452
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...
10-14-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 662
Posted By DiabloScott

The other kid is my little brother - not as cute...

The other kid is my little brother - not as cute as me.
I used to go to the town barber - he had a red and white swirly pole and everything. He'd always ask what kind of haircut I wanted and I said...
10-12-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,119
Posted By DiabloScott

Yeah!!! Especially when they ask about their...

Yeah!!! Especially when they ask about their "front fork", "rear cassette", or "breaks". :mad:

Also - people who think they could be climbers if only they had much lower gears than came stock on...
10-12-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,408
Posted By DiabloScott

I have a Garmin Venu - I think their cheapest...

I have a Garmin Venu - I think their cheapest model.
Battery life is OK for up to about a 4-hour ride with GPS on, visibility in sunlight is fine, heart rate accuracy is fine. Garmin's web tracker...
10-12-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 615
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: 662
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...
10-08-22, 10:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 572
Posted By DiabloScott

Exactly why the OP should convert to FG… then...

Exactly why the OP should convert to FG… then replacing one cog becomes trivial.
10-03-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By DiabloScott

Starting in San Jose, it was a big group with...

Starting in San Jose, it was a big group with Wiggo in yellow pulling the whole Mountain, and it was practically a pack sprint up the Summit Wall.

It was also FREAKING hot that day... and I was...
10-02-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
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: 963
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, 10:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,139
Posted By DiabloScott

Another suggestion is find a good riding buddy...

Another suggestion is find a good riding buddy who will give you honest feedback about how you're doing - things you might not notice, or might dismiss as trivial that your buddy might see...
09-30-22, 10:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 938
Posted By DiabloScott

Well you might not be able to get the tube IN...

Well you might not be able to get the tube IN there when you need it.
09-30-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,604
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: 938
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: 497
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: 318
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...
09-26-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 492
Posted By DiabloScott

My first option would be to use the presta valve...

My first option would be to use the presta valve in the Shrader hole with no nuts. Chances are good it'll work fine and last long time.
Second option would be to use a nut or washer. Chances are you...
09-26-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,108
Posted By DiabloScott

It's not often we see something this unique -...

It's not often we see something this unique - thanks.
I have no suggestions.
I'll remember this for next time somebody asks.
09-26-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,604
Posted By DiabloScott

Yeah, my patient portal said the same thing, and...

Yeah, my patient portal said the same thing, and my last booster was end of July.
And they didn't have any appointments available ... too much demand.
So I made a pharmacy appointment - got the...
09-24-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,268
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: 113
Views: 4,483
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: 51
Views: 1,604
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: 1,355
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: 80
Views: 2,314
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: 1,593
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...
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