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08-08-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2,376
Views: 288,075
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: 314
Views: 14,053
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: 1,641
Posted By DiabloScott

Boy, I thought I had something better than this: ...

Boy, I thought I had something better than this:

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08-06-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 14,053
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...
Forum: Foo
08-01-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 406
Posted By DiabloScott

Star Trek really was a trend setter in a lot of...

Star Trek really was a trend setter in a lot of areas like this - using science fiction to comment on current society's problems.
But they also were heavy handed in other episodes that were so heavy...
07-31-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 383
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, 09:42 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,441
Posted By DiabloScott

Structured training is for anybody who wants to...

Structured training is for anybody who wants to improve.

Low-intensity exercise might be enjoyable, but pushing yourself is better for health, and being faster and stronger makes riding MORE...
07-30-22, 12:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By DiabloScott

You mean like these two codgers? ...

You mean like these two codgers?

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Thanks!...
07-29-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,882
Posted By DiabloScott

December 2006: Bush II was president -...

December 2006:

Bush II was president - signed Patriot Act, outlawed stem cell research
Danish "draw Muhammad" cartoons in the news cause riots.
Saddam Hussein convicted of crimes against...
Forum: Foo
07-28-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 334
Posted By DiabloScott

Leave it to Beaver could've been filmed in my...

Leave it to Beaver could've been filmed in my home town - in fact Jerry Mathers lived a few years in my home town as a small kid.
Small town, nothing ever happened, just like Mayfield.
And we had a...
Forum: Foo
07-26-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 522
Posted By DiabloScott

I think it's a business and every decision they...

I think it's a business and every decision they make is determined by how much money it'll bring in. Part of that is staying in the news by snubbing bands that should be in and then people complain...
Forum: Foo
07-22-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9,800
Views: 1,571,711
Posted By DiabloScott

He was either passing the moto or turning left in...

He was either passing the moto or turning left in front of both of them.
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07-21-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By DiabloScott

ahem... I have a BLOG! Diablo Scott's Bike Blog...

ahem... I have a BLOG!
Diablo Scott's Bike Blog (http://diabloscott.blogspot.com/)

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07-21-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By DiabloScott

I decided years ago that my main objective was to...

I decided years ago that my main objective was to promote cycling on Mount Diablo - posting about developments, news, hazards... welcome first timers and non-locals, pointers about safe techniques...
07-20-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By DiabloScott

The plan for the whole Mountain is here: ...

The plan for the whole Mountain is here: https://mountdiablocyclists.org/

It was kind of a tough sell, because there is no CalTrans standard detail for a bike turnout - how wide, how long, what...
Forum: Foo
07-19-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 831
Posted By DiabloScott

I'm kind of glad I only have to deal with little...

I'm kind of glad I only have to deal with little rodents.


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07-19-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2,376
Views: 288,075
Posted By DiabloScott

It's a lot of practice. 1. Use glue instead...

It's a lot of practice.

1. Use glue instead of tape, and don't use too much (this is an experience thing).
2. Tape OR glue, leave a bare spot opposite the valve where it'll be easier to get...
Forum: Foo
07-19-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 312
Posted By DiabloScott

I don't think it was pre-installed on my phone,...

I don't think it was pre-installed on my phone, but I do have it.
And I don't know how much they can track you if it's not running - of course your phone is tracking you.
To uninstall an app,...
Forum: Foo
07-18-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 831
Posted By DiabloScott

I used to spray paint the squirrels I caught...

I used to spray paint the squirrels I caught white before I released them at a park a couple miles away - I figured if they found their way back I'd recognize my paint and switch locations.

Caught...
Forum: Foo
07-15-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 814
Posted By DiabloScott

Even if you own the panels, there will be...

Even if you own the panels, there will be problems if you have to sell your house before the contract is complete ... not insurmountable problems but a big hassle.
And even if the salesdude is...
07-15-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 751
Posted By DiabloScott

I don't remember... but if I were thinking of...

I don't remember... but if I were thinking of this, I'd try it today and see how hungry you get. I don't think the "medicine" makes you hungrier, so if you can not eat after your ride until halfway...
Forum: Foo
07-15-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 814
Posted By DiabloScott

1. I never buy anything from a telemarketer or a...

1. I never buy anything from a telemarketer or a door-to-door salesperson. This policy has served me well. They are absolutely looking for the most nave customers to sell to and their calculations...
07-14-22, 11:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 504
Posted By DiabloScott

:commute:

:commute:
07-14-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 499
Posted By DiabloScott

You might be able to disassemble it and put one...

You might be able to disassemble it and put one more twist on the coil spring.
07-14-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 26,352
Views: 2,843,984
Posted By DiabloScott

https://i.imgur.com/BnVk6ec.jpg Almost took...

https://i.imgur.com/BnVk6ec.jpg

Almost took an antler up the arse yesterday.
He had just hopped that fence in the shadows, saw me while in the air, landed, and made a U-turn.
I braked but kept a...
Forum: Foo
07-14-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 545
Posted By DiabloScott

There were plenty of hints that the ending wasn't...

There were plenty of hints that the ending wasn't a total surprise, so I knew it was coming and I was ready for it, but it was a very well-told story.
I think it satisfies a fantasy that humans...
Forum: Foo
07-11-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 536
Posted By DiabloScott

Yes, not mine. I'm not sure, but I think that's...

Yes, not mine. I'm not sure, but I think that's what the stereo shop had - very similar anyway. I would stand in front of them and feel the bass line on my arm hairs... it was amazing.

I had some...
Forum: Foo
07-11-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 536
Posted By DiabloScott

There was a stereo store in the mall when I was a...

There was a stereo store in the mall when I was a teenager. They'd put their best speakers out in the hallway and blast Styx. I so wanted a pair of speakers like this with the huge woofers, so I...
07-10-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By DiabloScott

Could be a valve hole burr, but it could also be...

Could be a valve hole burr, but it could also be too much bending and such from your pump head when you put it on and off.
Check your technique as well as your gear.
Forum: Foo
07-10-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 545
Posted By DiabloScott

Not that I know of. I have some friends who...

Not that I know of.
I have some friends who adopted dogs from Korea that were rescued from the meat industry.
The story I heard from the rescue lady is that people in Taiwan want little boutique...
Forum: Foo
07-10-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 545
Posted By DiabloScott

We adopted my dog one year ago. She was rescued...

We adopted my dog one year ago. She was rescued with her littermates in Taiwan and adopted through a local group.
This video was taken at the run-down cemetery where the rescue group found her.
...
07-08-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,778
Posted By DiabloScott

Proposed response: I know you guys are experts...

Proposed response: I know you guys are experts and everything, but I've had a professional fitting and I've been riding since your DAD was in diapers.

And if you can afford it you don't need any...
Forum: Foo
07-08-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12,352
Views: 2,673,908
Posted By DiabloScott

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Forum: Foo
07-07-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 305
Posted By DiabloScott

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Famous for playing guys who die in the story I guess.
07-05-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By DiabloScott

Yeah, looks like you got the best of SF...

Yeah, looks like you got the best of SF experience.
Forum: Foo
06-30-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 530
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, 04:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,532
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...
06-27-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
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: 61
Views: 1,563
Posted By DiabloScott

Oh, isn't that cute. ...

Oh, isn't that cute.

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06-25-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,060
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: 30
Views: 997
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, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1,779
Views: 371,594
Posted By DiabloScott

Holly Gofixie.

Holly Gofixie.
06-23-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
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: 1,779
Views: 371,594
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...
06-20-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 713
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: 1,128
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: 381
Posted By DiabloScott

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I miss these days.
Everybody used to smile when they'd see us riding to the pool or...
06-19-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,301
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...
06-17-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
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: 327
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...
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