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05-12-10, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 931
Posted By diddidit

OK, tweaked a bit more. Amazing what a difference...

OK, tweaked a bit more. Amazing what a difference having some dinner makes! Actually needed more cable tension, then fine adjustments. Hits 'em all quietly now - we'll see how it goes on the road,...
05-12-10, 05:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,481
Posted By diddidit

Closing in on 14k miles on my DA set. Still quiet...

Closing in on 14k miles on my DA set. Still quiet and smooth.
05-12-10, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 931
Posted By diddidit

Does KMC chain shift as well as Shimano or Sram?

My wife's Cannondale Synapse mixes a KMC chain with 105 3x10 derailleurs and a Sram cluster. She's got ghost shifting issues and general noise from the RD, both of which I can confirm from riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-08, 08:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,201
Posted By diddidit

They stay in place better, and have something of...

They stay in place better, and have something of a girdling effect for those early-season-still-need-to-lose-20-lbs rides. Bought my first pair last summer, bought my second pair the day after. My...
11-28-07, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By diddidit

I gots me a 2007 Caffeine F29 w/ a Lefty a couple...

I gots me a 2007 Caffeine F29 w/ a Lefty a couple of weeks ago. Gotta love closeouts, gotta hate the lack of time to ride that comes with this time of year. Still, it's a hoot on what little riding...
10-22-07, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By diddidit

Good stuff - but: Clearly there's a...

Good stuff - but:

Clearly there's a difference between XC riding and Trail riding that I ain't getting. Is there a sort of simple explanation? I assume that one way or another one's riding on a...
10-22-07, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By diddidit

I put in a guesstimate of $1200 up there, as at...

I put in a guesstimate of $1200 up there, as at least a starting point (road bikes start to get well into "serious bike" at very roughly a grand, and I figure mountain bikes have more parts and thus...
10-21-07, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By diddidit

Time to try this...

So, for the last couple of days I've left the safety of the pavement, and had me a fun, if humbling, time (I guess 2400 miles on a roadie doesn't get me much on trails). As much fun as I had (at the...
Forum: Foo
08-24-06, 10:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,114
Posted By diddidit

Good riddance, ya icy upstart, always chewin' on...

Good riddance, ya icy upstart, always chewin' on my leftover tires and leavin' ice-turds on the sidewalk!

My fave description of the solar system: it consists of the Sun, Jupiter, and assorted...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-06, 10:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,764
Posted By diddidit

6'2" here, roughly 34" inseam. I ride a 58 cm...

6'2" here, roughly 34" inseam. I ride a 58 cm Roubaix...

did
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-06, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By diddidit

Frame alignment and wheel dish come to mind. ...

Frame alignment and wheel dish come to mind.

did
Forum: Foo
03-17-06, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By diddidit

Thanks for the info, all. Naturally, it started...

Thanks for the info, all. Naturally, it started right up for the trip home, after sitting in the sun all day. It seems to be cold and moisture that exacerbates the issue. I wondered about the...
Forum: Foo
03-17-06, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By diddidit

Hey, car-smart people...

I've got an urgent need to keep my Civic running (starting, actually - it runs great) for literally just a few more days until our new car arrives and I can take over the wifemobile for my daily...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-06, 10:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 779
Posted By diddidit

A goat in a ditch, eating whatever, staring at...

A goat in a ditch, eating whatever, staring at me...

did
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-06, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,881
Posted By diddidit

Perfect question for Pi Day! Y'know. March...

Perfect question for Pi Day!

Y'know. March 14?

And a 700c wheel has a 622mm bead seat diameter...

did
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-06, 12:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,020
Posted By diddidit

Nothing new there - hot rod racing sailboats have...

Nothing new there - hot rod racing sailboats have had carbon toilets for years...

did
03-06-06, 12:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,895
Posted By diddidit

I popped together a homemade pipe stand like...

I popped together a homemade pipe stand like Khuon's over the weekend - I had a hankerin' to make something, and my cheap Minoura stand is, well, crap, best limited to setting a bike on while the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-06, 09:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,869
Posted By diddidit

Looks like the pipe is keyed together in the...

Looks like the pipe is keyed together in the middle. If the bearings and bearing cups are secured to the cranks, threading the bearing cups into the BB housing could be all the side-to-side retention...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-06, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By diddidit

Not much. I feared I might get lots when my...

Not much. I feared I might get lots when my luggage didn't arrive with me on my inbound flight, so I scoped out Hearns for all the ride duds I might need, but that was the only place I looked. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-06, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By diddidit

I did the JDRF ride there last fall, and put...

I did the JDRF ride there last fall, and put together some stuff:

http://homepage.mac.com/diddidit/JDRF/ashelinks.html

There are a couple of shops right downtown; Hearns is probably most...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-06, 09:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,524
Posted By diddidit

Seriously? Bug me if you've got questions....

Seriously? Bug me if you've got questions. Actually, if you're not signed up for Death Valley, that one's full - it filled up in a couple of hours after registration opened. Asheville, this year in...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-06, 07:51 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,524
Posted By diddidit

I'm surprised Lake Michigan isn't sal****er with...

I'm surprised Lake Michigan isn't sal****er with all the salt that's used on the roads! I don't want that anywhere near my bike.

I did 2500 miles last year, culminating in the 100 mile JDRF ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-06, 06:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,524
Posted By diddidit

She wants to run, doesn't she? Last fall I...

She wants to run, doesn't she?

Last fall I was off the Roubaix for over a week and did some road rides on my slick-tired old Schwinn mountain bike. Getting back on the Roubaix felt so good it...
Forum: Foo
03-03-06, 05:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 691
Posted By diddidit

I have one of these guys at work. He thinks he's...

I have one of these guys at work. He thinks he's gods gift to office furniture, and is constantly butting in to what the rest of the engineers are working on. Of course, he can't model a flat...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-06, 02:37 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 12,072
Posted By diddidit

Sailboat racing can be super cheap - you just...

Sailboat racing can be super cheap - you just have to know somebody with a boat!

did
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-06, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 878
Posted By diddidit

Except I think bamboo is technically a grass, so...

Except I think bamboo is technically a grass, so really, you ought to have one of these if you're going to have an online handle like you do...

did
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-06, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 878
Posted By diddidit

It would be sweet if you could form bamboo into a...

It would be sweet if you could form bamboo into a rim...

The only negative comment that I can relate to is that the carbon lugs look like wads of black electrical tape, especially to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-06, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 878
Posted By diddidit

Look what showed up at my LBS...

I had my camera along for the last class of the Park Tool School at my local shop (http://www.velo-citycycles.com/), and couldn't resist taking pictures of this marriage of materials:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-06, 03:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,214
Posted By diddidit

Congrats and enjoy - the entire Roubaix series...

Congrats and enjoy - the entire Roubaix series seems to be a truly well thought out set of bikes. I treated myself to a Pro in Oct. of 2004. Michigan winters are now much more frustrating than they...
Forum: Foo
02-17-06, 10:36 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,438
Posted By diddidit

Here's the rule: Never, EVER, ask a woman if...

Here's the rule:

Never, EVER, ask a woman if she is pregnant, or imply that a woman is pregnant, unless you can see an actual baby coming out of her at that moment, in which case the question will...
Forum: Foo
02-16-06, 10:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 620
Posted By diddidit

***TOSS*** A few years ago a house down the...

***TOSS***

A few years ago a house down the street from my boss exploded. A natural gas water heater failed, and the basement filled with vapors. One of the owners got up and did something that...
Forum: Foo
02-08-06, 01:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 770
Posted By diddidit

I hate you. ...

I hate you.

http://homepage.mac.com/diddidit/weather.jpg

did
Forum: Foo
02-08-06, 10:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 770
Posted By diddidit

Shaddap and go for a bike ride, warm state boy! ...

Shaddap and go for a bike ride, warm state boy!

did
Forum: Foo
02-08-06, 10:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 770
Posted By diddidit

You misunderstand me. Yes, hydrogen burned with...

You misunderstand me. Yes, hydrogen burned with oxygen releases energy which you can use to do work. However, you have to get the hydrogen first. There is no way to get hydrogen without expending...
Forum: Foo
02-07-06, 11:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 645
Posted By diddidit

Can o' tuna that's been in my desk drawer for at...

Can o' tuna that's been in my desk drawer for at least a year.

did
Forum: Foo
02-07-06, 11:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 770
Posted By diddidit

Hydrogen is NOT an energy source - all the...

Hydrogen is NOT an energy source - all the hydrogen we can get at is bound up in some sort of chemical. The simplest source is water, but it takes energy to separate the hydrogen from the oxygen....
Forum: Foo
01-22-06, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 415
Posted By diddidit

Irfanview. Get it. Learn it. Use it....

Irfanview. Get it. Learn it. Use it. (http://www.irfanview.com/)

Easy and free.

did
Forum: Foo
01-22-06, 12:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 935
Posted By diddidit

There's nothing to leak - RTGs are very simple...

There's nothing to leak - RTGs are very simple things. They have solid plutonium fuel encased in iridium disks, and generate power only through the heat generated by the radioactive decay of the Pu....
Forum: Foo
01-20-06, 10:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 935
Posted By diddidit

Mine to - I'm no. 2007, my kid is 2008, my wife...

Mine to - I'm no. 2007, my kid is 2008, my wife is 2009...

did
Forum: Foo
01-19-06, 07:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 935
Posted By diddidit

Be fair. It was only $700 million. That's like a...

Be fair. It was only $700 million. That's like a roundoff error for this government...

did
Forum: Foo
01-19-06, 02:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 935
Posted By diddidit

When she turns ten, get a shotgun and load it...

When she turns ten, get a shotgun and load it with rock salt...

did
Forum: Foo
01-19-06, 02:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 935
Posted By diddidit

And, of course, the boys, who are now walking...

And, of course, the boys, who are now walking hormones, start calling...

did
Forum: Foo
01-19-06, 01:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 935
Posted By diddidit

Where will you be in 2015?

Mark your calendars; the New Horizons probe is on its way to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt, by way of Jupiter. My 5 year old will be a monosyllabic pimply adolescent; I'll be 43. Hopefully my bike will...
Forum: Foo
01-06-06, 02:15 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,208
Posted By diddidit

For a bit over $50k I routinely test my company's...

For a bit over $50k I routinely test my company's internet connection stability by downloading movie previews in 720p HDTV format while surfing multiple forums and blogs. And I'm told I'm the...
Forum: Foo
01-06-06, 02:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 935
Posted By diddidit

I suggest using 1/4" bits - the 1/8" ones break...

I suggest using 1/4" bits - the 1/8" ones break too easily, unless you're going through thin and/or flimsy stuff.

What will you be cutting?

did
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-05, 07:41 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,405
Posted By diddidit

Get a bike that you can't resist riding, and get...

Get a bike that you can't resist riding, and get fit properly so it's comfortable. I'd have to guess that you'll end up replacing it as your body shape changes anyway.

did
Forum: Foo
12-15-05, 07:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,119
Posted By diddidit

Apple IIe. Greenscreen monitor. Double...

Apple IIe.

Greenscreen monitor.

Double 5 1/4" floppy drives.

UPGRADED to 128 KILObytes of RAM. Standard was 64.

And it was like $2500.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-05, 06:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,059
Posted By diddidit

Saw casing after 2000 miles on my rear...

Saw casing after 2000 miles on my rear Specialized All Condition Pro.

did
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-05, 06:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,310
Posted By diddidit

Count me in to the ROC, although I haven't ridden...

Count me in to the ROC, although I haven't ridden my beloved '04 Pro since early October - right after the JDRF Asheville ride I found cracks in the rear rim (DA WH7800), and the bozos at Shimano...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-05, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Posted By diddidit

Put her phone number into Google - it does...

Put her phone number into Google - it does reverse lookup with phone numbers. Bingo, address.

did
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