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10-14-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,765
Posted By DiabloScott

It's about the experience. This is C&V and...

It's about the experience. This is C&V and tubulars are part of the package with old-timey nice bikes. At least as much as steel frames, toe clips, slotted cleats, downtube shifters, and exposed...
10-06-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 733
Posted By DiabloScott

Sweeeeeeeeet!

Sweeeeeeeeet!
Forum: Foo
10-03-19, 11:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 801
Posted By DiabloScott

The problem is with JF's employer being too cheap...

The problem is with JF's employer being too cheap to pay for legitimate luggage charges on a business trip for which they booked the cheapest carrier. That's really a standard expense report item...
10-03-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 213
Posted By DiabloScott

Dude - Trinity Road and Oakville Grade to Napa...

Dude - Trinity Road and Oakville Grade to Napa and back. Part of the Coor's Classic many years ago. All hill, iconic. You could probably find a loop rather than an out-n-back, but it would be less...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,491
Posted By DiabloScott

Here's the chart I created for explanations - a...

Here's the chart I created for explanations - a little confusing because Excel charts with time in reverse, so a day proceeds from top to bottom.

We should all be thankful that we live in a time...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,491
Posted By DiabloScott

Jeebus you guys are a bunch of stodgy grumps. ...

Jeebus you guys are a bunch of stodgy grumps.

The problem with DST is it doesn't go far enough.
We should have 1-hr DST changes in March and November, and ANOTHER hour changes in May and August....
09-03-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,834
Posted By DiabloScott

I keep this statistic in my head ( I call it the...

I keep this statistic in my head ( I call it the "passed-em : passed-me ratio"). - I'm pretty sure a computer function would yield different results.
08-29-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,535
Posted By DiabloScott

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/500_sundays/ ...

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/500_sundays/
https://i.imgur.com/yeh4YMK.jpg (https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/500_sundays/)


I've met this guy a few times - he's a local legend. He has...
08-20-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By DiabloScott

Check out the selections here - lots of urban...

Check out the selections here - lots of urban FG/SS options.
https://www.retro-gression.com/collections/wheels-wheelsets
...
08-04-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 113,475
Posted By DiabloScott

I don't do it either, I have an old tire lever in...

I don't do it either, I have an old tire lever in my cycling wallet to get the removal started if necessary. And I am always a little surprised at how hard they are to get off... a testament to my...
08-03-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 113,475
Posted By DiabloScott

Advantages of tape: it's easy and not as messy...

Advantages of tape: it's easy and not as messy if you're a tubular noob.

Advantages of glue: you decide how much is enough, you can just not put glue in the "easy to remove" section, you can put...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,313
Posted By DiabloScott

I thought he was talking about a laptop battery...

I thought he was talking about a laptop battery LOL.
07-30-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,864
Posted By DiabloScott

Two years, 857 posts, and you've never seen a...

Two years, 857 posts, and you've never seen a chain checker thread?
07-30-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,249
Posted By DiabloScott

Have you considered riding with some fat people?

Have you considered riding with some fat people?
07-30-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 675
Posted By DiabloScott

Klein production moved from San Martin, CA to...

Klein production moved from San Martin, CA to Chehalis, WA in 1980.

Trek bought Klein in 1995, but Klein production remained in Chelais through February 2002.
During this time the design and...
07-30-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 675
Posted By DiabloScott

My main ride (in fair weather) for the last 16...

My main ride (in fair weather) for the last 16 years. 1998 Quantum Pro purchased as a new bare frame in 2002 and built up by me. I just can't find a reason to get anything newer.
...
07-29-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,731
Posted By DiabloScott

I've had that Minoura stand and a dishing tool...

I've had that Minoura stand and a dishing tool for probably 30 years. I use it a few times a year. I seldom want something fancier or newer.

Also pretty nice for applying glue:
...
07-27-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,710
Posted By DiabloScott

Thank you for spelling "brakes"...

Thank you for spelling "brakes" correctly.
07-26-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,766
Posted By DiabloScott

1. Cancel the stage - of course, correct...

1. Cancel the stage - of course, correct decision... not a neutralized section or anything like that.
2. Award MP and MV points because the race was on when they earned those points.
3. Everyone...
07-25-19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,147
Posted By DiabloScott

Why I ride ... Mount Diablo... it's who I am. ...

Why I ride ... Mount Diablo... it's who I am.

http://vimeo.com/showcase/37033/video/39537993 (https://vimeo.com/showcase/37033/video/39537993)
Forum: Commuting
07-25-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,668
Posted By DiabloScott

You don't want to go cheap on such an important...

You don't want to go cheap on such an important purchase as a heavy bike.
...
Forum: Foo
07-24-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 945
Posted By DiabloScott

You should spend the $260 on something your dogs...

You should spend the $260 on something your dogs would like, such as fluffy beds and goodies.

Diablo Wife and I did 23 and me... our pets have fluffy beds.
07-21-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 748
Posted By DiabloScott

1. Casing shows through tread 2. Casing...

1. Casing shows through tread
2. Casing threads are fraying in the sidewalls
3. Bead is separating from casing.
4. Lots of tiny cuts or gashes in the rubber.
5. For a used bike, rubber is...
07-21-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By DiabloScott

Yes, there are ways of getting lower gears. But...

Yes, there are ways of getting lower gears.
But
If 34/36 isn't low enough for you on an unloaded road bike, I doubt you're going to find any magic with even lower gears.
07-16-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,103
Posted By DiabloScott

Aluminum nipples are fine and nice if you're...

Aluminum nipples are fine and nice if you're building lightweight wheels that won't see corrosive wet service.
Brass will last much longer if you ride in the rain or slop.

As to your case, if the...
07-15-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 611
Posted By DiabloScott

Mis-matched wheels on a brand new bike... nope. ...

Mis-matched wheels on a brand new bike... nope.

It's not a bad idea to have a spare set for whatever reason, but not for an upgrade, just for a backup.
If it were my money, I'd spend it on...
07-11-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,620
Posted By DiabloScott

This is backwards from every direction I've ever...

This is backwards from every direction I've ever seen, or used. The valve is the part that is most likely to cause a problem, so you get it in there first and do the hard bead forcing on the...
07-10-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,620
Posted By DiabloScott

For new tires that just need to stretch a bit, it...

For new tires that just need to stretch a bit, it works to mount them without the tube - that way you can use your extra beefy levers and not worry about pinching the innertube. You can also go...
07-05-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,805
Posted By DiabloScott

It was early 90's and for a short time they sold...

It was early 90's and for a short time they sold a bicycle MDSP pass. It wasn't long before someone pointed out that they didn't have the authority to charge for bikes without doing something legal...
06-30-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,387
Posted By DiabloScott

That looks like the thing that came in my boot...

That looks like the thing that came in my boot camp sewing kit.
USN1979RTCOrlando
Forum: Commuting
06-30-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,046
Posted By DiabloScott

That is a cool bike - would be on my list if I...

That is a cool bike - would be on my list if I needed a replacement.
I really like fixed gear though and that reduces my choices when I also want racks and fenders.
I got lucky with this Trek...
06-30-19, 01:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,387
Posted By DiabloScott

A length of copper wire with enough stiffness to...

A length of copper wire with enough stiffness to probe the exit hole from the inside. Once you got that through, slide in the liner guide you should've put in before you took the cable out.
...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,380
Posted By DiabloScott

Doodoo-do dooooooo Doodoo- do dooooooooo.

Doodoo-do dooooooo
Doodoo- do dooooooooo.
06-06-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,331
Posted By DiabloScott

My buddy bought a Guerciotti and I bought a Ciocc...

My buddy bought a Guerciotti and I bought a Ciocc at the same time from the same store. It was my first race bike and I'll always have a soft spot for it.
...
06-05-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,132
Posted By DiabloScott

Nope. Not unless something is really really...

Nope. Not unless something is really really wrong, which you certainly would've noticed in performance. So:

1. Maybe it's not really worn out and the LBS is wrong. Probability 99%
2. Maybe the...
06-03-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,105
Posted By DiabloScott

Is this northern or southern hemisphere?

Is this northern or southern hemisphere?
Forum: Foo
05-30-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,159
Posted By DiabloScott

Billy Graham

Billy Graham
05-30-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,346
Posted By DiabloScott

Any thoughts I may have had about maybe doing the...

Any thoughts I may have had about maybe doing the DD someday ... have been erased; the files over-written, and the drive de-fragmented. No way I'm that tough.

My most exalted kudos Daniel.
05-02-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,839
Posted By DiabloScott

Just in case any Klein fans haven't seen this: ...

Just in case any Klein fans haven't seen this:

MyHistoryOfKleinRoadBikes (http://diabloscott.blogspot.com/2000_05_01_diabloscott_archive.html)

Performance model was offered with at various...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1,598
Views: 48,692
Posted By DiabloScott

https://i.imgur.com/ERbmqe5.png Got lucky...

https://i.imgur.com/ERbmqe5.png

Got lucky and made the green light on the one intersection that has a long red cycle. Also a little windy, but I was drilling it!
Got a little too sweaty though...
05-26-17, 11:49 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 29,834
Posted By DiabloScott

Three locks! ...

Three locks!
...
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