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10-14-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By DiabloScott

666. that's something! ...

666. that's something!

https://youtu.be/EydxOM-hlDo

Are you the yellow guy? I can't quite reconcile the finish times with the order they came by because of the different start times and...
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...
10-10-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By DiabloScott

Yeah, today/Thursday The Mountain is closed for...

Yeah, today/Thursday The Mountain is closed for high fire danger... hopefully THAT changes.

I'll be the guy with the cowbell and whistle at the bottom of The Wall.
10-08-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,765
Posted By DiabloScott

How to not hate tubulars. 1. Get good ones. ...

How to not hate tubulars.
1. Get good ones.
2. Get good at gluing.
3. Don't get flats.
10-06-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 733
Posted By DiabloScott

Sweeeeeeeeet!

Sweeeeeeeeet!
10-05-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By DiabloScott

Diablo Challenge 2019

I'll be doing backpack hauling duty again. October 13. But they need more volunteers this year for assorted positions -

Sign up HERE (https://signup.com/group/896981749670334090).
10-04-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 213
Posted By DiabloScott

OK, that's still doable on a road bike with...

OK, that's still doable on a road bike with normal tires - downhill will just require attention and restraint. Maybe consider it practicing Eroica skills.
10-04-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 213
Posted By DiabloScott

That is really sad. Got any photos or links?

That is really sad. Got any photos or links?
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: Foo
10-02-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 801
Posted By DiabloScott

That cost approaches the value of my entire...

That cost approaches the value of my entire wardrobe.
Forum: Commuting
09-30-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1,598
Views: 48,692
Posted By DiabloScott

https://i.imgur.com/F9FQE5s.png ...

https://i.imgur.com/F9FQE5s.png

Semi-related... newspaper has an article about expensive gas and they post a photo of a bike commuter under the headline.
And I think I know that guy.
09-23-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,139
Posted By DiabloScott

My old century buddy talked me into doing Foxy's...

My old century buddy talked me into doing Foxy's 2019.

It'll be the 5-year anniversary since my broken rib crash in Foxy's 2014 - my fault, not sure what happened, no road hazard.
Looks like...
09-23-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,952
Posted By DiabloScott

Story: Bike stolen, renter's insurance bought...

Story:
Bike stolen, renter's insurance bought me a new bike except for my deductible=$250
Cops find thief, return bike to me.
I tell insurance, they say they want the old bike - but my buddy...
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...
09-17-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,510
Posted By DiabloScott

[/QUOTE] Did you make the change and do the...

[/QUOTE]

Did you make the change and do the ride?

I remember when they made the decision to change that rule - I think too few people thought changing bar/stem combos was something they wanted...
09-16-19, 11:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 493
Posted By DiabloScott

I was getting multiple flats on my commuter that...

I was getting multiple flats on my commuter that appeared to be spoke pokes even though the rim tape looked fine.
Finally gave up and put a second layer of Zefal over the first layer of Velox....
09-16-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,510
Posted By DiabloScott

Semi-incorrect... aero brake levers allowed in...

Semi-incorrect... aero brake levers allowed in Eroica California.



https://eroica.cc/en/california/regulation

In the bigger picture, Classic/Vintage is mostly about looks and materials, not...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,491
Posted By DiabloScott

Post 35, Grumpy: ...

Post 35, Grumpy:
https://www.bikeforums.net/21121263-post35.html

DST is but one example of mankind's triumph over nature.
09-13-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By DiabloScott

What number did you get? I think I was a pretty...

What number did you get? I think I was a pretty early adopter with #9998 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=9998) , wondering how popular this has become.
And most of...
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....
09-09-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By DiabloScott

I still have $11 on my initial $20 load from 2011...

I still have $11 on my initial $20 load from 2011 !!
Here's my initial BikeForums post about it:
https://www.bikeforums.net/northern-california/775113-bikelink-lockers-bart.html

And here is a...
09-06-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By DiabloScott

There are a couple e-lockers and group parking...

There are a couple e-lockers and group parking spots within a half mile or so, but you need Bike Link.
Forum: Foo
09-05-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,556
Posted By DiabloScott

I show them the printout of the OTHER vehicle I'm...

I show them the printout of the OTHER vehicle I'm going to go buy if this deal doesn't work out.
And I have my big list of charges that no one discusses until you're into signing papers, so I get...
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.
Forum: Commuting
09-03-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,740
Posted By DiabloScott

Contour went out of business and was purchased by...

Contour went out of business and was purchased by Ion, but Ion doesn't look like they're still producing these cameras either.

I have two Contours and I really like the replaceable battery feature...
09-01-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,479
Posted By DiabloScott

I contend, that what you really want, is small...

I contend, that what you really want, is small steps between the gears that you use the most, and sacrifice that for larger steps in between gears you don't use so much.

If you mostly climb, you...
08-31-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,153
Posted By DiabloScott

It does sound like your failure was fatigue. ...

It does sound like your failure was fatigue. Fatigue ALWAYS starts with an incipient crack (it's the very definition of fatigue failure), and then proceeds through cyclic stresses - which are almost...
08-30-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 827
Posted By DiabloScott

The times I have had to mount my pre-glued spare...

The times I have had to mount my pre-glued spare and ride home, I've been surprised at how well it adhered. I'm careful not to heat up the rim or take the corners too aggressively, but I had a big...
08-29-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,784
Posted By DiabloScott

Everyone should have at least one bike with DT...

Everyone should have at least one bike with DT shifters... if you’ve met that requirement, brift away.

Otherwise, the Bianchi would make a nice one.
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...
08-29-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,725
Posted By DiabloScott

What I see happen a lot at this intersection is...

What I see happen a lot at this intersection is that a cyclist will see the green light from 30 yards away and speed up to make it across before it changes (I have done this myself). The problem is...
08-28-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 827
Posted By DiabloScott

In many ways, yes... this is one of them.

In many ways, yes... this is one of them.
08-28-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,725
Posted By DiabloScott

Bridges generally get put in when the cycling...

Bridges generally get put in when the cycling traffic on the trails slows down the auto traffic too much.

This became clear to me when I was on the local bicycle advisory committee and had...
08-27-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,725
Posted By DiabloScott

I don't see any place on their site where we can...

I don't see any place on their site where we can find information like that.

Friend of mine was in the Black Bear Diner and didn't see it happen, but ran out right away to assist. He's an...
08-24-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 630
Posted By DiabloScott

This is what it looks like with no adapter. I've...

This is what it looks like with no adapter. I've been running like this for 5+ years on my commute bike with no issues. Not perfect but those adapters are a PITA.
...
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
...
08-19-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 708
Posted By DiabloScott

Anecdote - one time I discovered it was the keys...

Anecdote - one time I discovered it was the keys in my pocket that made a noise at a certain pedal position.


Question:
Only the hardest four gears? Meaning smallest four cogs and only in the...
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,690
Posted By DiabloScott

Another cheap option = lockable thermostat cover....

Another cheap option = lockable thermostat cover. $20. Set thermostat at 78°F or so for compromise and agent can't change.
08-13-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By DiabloScott

The friction mode on my 9-speed DA downtube...

The friction mode on my 9-speed DA downtube shifters is worthless. Won't hold a gear worth a damn no matter how tight I screw it in. Index mode is exact and reliable though.
...
08-08-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By DiabloScott

I use a big nail. One wheel per nail. I have...

I use a big nail. One wheel per nail. I have two pairs hanging in my garage; both ready to go if needed. Extra commute wheels for my fixie, and clincher wheels for my bike with the sewups.
08-05-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,864
Posted By DiabloScott

It doesn't. In fact a plastic architect's scale...

It doesn't. In fact a plastic architect's scale is nice because it's longer than 12" and you can actually measure the extra bit in stretch.
...
08-05-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 167,089
Posted By DiabloScott

I saw this guy Saturday with a 7-Eleven model,...

I saw this guy Saturday with a 7-Eleven model, but I think it was one of the more recent reproductions. Looks kind of odd with Aheadset and big profile rims.
...
08-04-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By DiabloScott

I bought a Jagwire Pro set a few years ago with...

I bought a Jagwire Pro set a few years ago with pretty housing I really liked... never installed it. Then one day I needed some shop work and I had them do the cable install too. Braking and...
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, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,077
Posted By DiabloScott

My public service announcement: ...

My public service announcement:

https://youtu.be/TdZ6FywbAo4 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1385237975139609/?fref=nf)
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: Foo
08-01-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 836
Posted By DiabloScott

Hi, what's this thread about?

Hi, what's this thread about?
08-01-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By DiabloScott

Sticky Chain Link

Ever have one get stuck for no obvious reason after a long period of working just fine?

I put this new chain on about a month ago - I don't know if this was the link I connected, but it's...
08-01-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,868
Posted By DiabloScott

Also, those folks should ignore my instructional...

Also, those folks should ignore my instructional video on tire wiping.
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