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05-26-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By DrIsotope

The pitting may well be superficial, but at the...

The pitting may well be superficial, but at the same time... yikes! Me, personally using those bars?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By DrIsotope

Regardless of what set you go with, I recommend...

Regardless of what set you go with, I recommend you treat any and all of them as "machine built" and have them gone over by a someone competent in wheelbuilding-- unless you have them built from a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,735
Posted By DrIsotope

Garmin does not algorithm, they use 1:1. If a...

Garmin does not algorithm, they use 1:1.
If a Wahoo file is given to Strava with Power + HR, Strava takes the HR algorithm number from Wahoo for calories.
If a Wahoo file is given to Strava with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,735
Posted By DrIsotope

It appears to be four laps of Central Park in...

It appears to be four laps of Central Park in NYC. I had always imagined it as flat(ish) but I guess it's actually really bumpy-- though no "climb" gains over 60ft. Coasting all of the "downhills,"...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,735
Posted By DrIsotope

As a committed non-racer, I love that W/kg chart....

As a committed non-racer, I love that W/kg chart. For the five second and one minute, I'm off the bottom of the chart. Nowhere close. Then I'm in the middle of Cat5 for 5-minute, and smack in the...
05-24-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By DrIsotope

<extended fart noise> The OP can spend...

<extended fart noise>

The OP can spend whatever he wants on wheels, and it won't make him any faster. The butt dyno might feel a little stronger, but confirmation bias is as real as anything...
05-23-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 394
Posted By DrIsotope

The only way any mask is going to give you more...

The only way any mask is going to give you more air is if it's hooked to a tank on your back. And that tank is filled with pressurized air.

I don't wear a mask on the bike now, and will not wear...
05-23-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By DrIsotope

Best bang-for-your-buck in wheels? Provided...

Best bang-for-your-buck in wheels? Provided nothing is wrong with your current wheelset, buy a power meter and learn to use it. You will get faster. With a new set of wheels... not so much.
Replies: 20
Views: 475
Posted By DrIsotope

Moved to Appraisals.

Moved to Appraisals.
05-23-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,069
Posted By DrIsotope

The "I carry a pump for <insert reason here>...

The "I carry a pump for <insert reason here> because CO2 yadda yadda yadda," please keep that in your saddlebag. A CO2 inflator is about convenience. It's not trying to make a global statement. No...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,761
Posted By DrIsotope

Isn't buying the latest-and-greatest simply to...

Isn't buying the latest-and-greatest simply to satisfy the butt dyno the pinnacle in chasing marginal gains?

Remember-- to someone, any bike with more than 10 speeds on it, or having anything...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,634
Posted By DrIsotope

Yessir. ...

Yessir.

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Edit: the only problem being, Strava is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,634
Posted By DrIsotope

The new matched rides feature (matched runs has...

The new matched rides feature (matched runs has been a thing for awhile now) is awesome, and it is gonna be absolutely terrible for me. I've been riding the same no-touch 50k route every Tuesday for...
05-21-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By DrIsotope

Nope. BB386/392 & BBRIGHT will fit in BSA30. ...

Nope. BB386/392 & BBRIGHT will fit in BSA30. The spindle on a BB30 crank is way too short to fit anything with external bearings.

The upside here is that there are pressfit BBs to adapt the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 21,589
Posted By DrIsotope

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05-20-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,480
Posted By DrIsotope

Barbara sounds like an absolute blast.

Barbara sounds like an absolute blast.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,634
Posted By DrIsotope

What he said. "Summit Member since July 19,...

What he said.

"Summit Member since July 19, 2015."

I've probably eaten more money in Clif bars than I've spent on Strava.
05-19-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 463
Posted By DrIsotope

There's nothing we can do about glass except hope...

There's nothing we can do about glass except hope to avoid it. So I don't really prepare for it. I carry 2oz of sealant in case I've slacked off and let the sealant in the tires dry out, some...
Forum: Foo
05-18-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,526
Posted By DrIsotope

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYSNVRiq0z8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYSNVRiq0z8
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 424
Posted By DrIsotope

The noise (to me) sounds like either the mount,...

The noise (to me) sounds like either the mount, or it picking up something clicking/tapping on the bike itself, like cables. Is it in a case? What type of mount is being used?

I would try...
05-17-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By DrIsotope

PWB Signature Disc...

PWB Signature Disc (https://www.prowheelbuilder.com/pwb-signature-alloy-road-gravel-cx-disc-brake-wheel-set-package.html). I have a set of disc and a set of rim brake (same hoops,) and zero...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,583
Posted By DrIsotope

My motto is "set targets, not goals." If my goal...

My motto is "set targets, not goals." If my goal for the day was something like 30 miles or 1,500ft of elevation, I'll easily go out and do 40 miles with 2,300ft and feel like I did great, because I...
05-17-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,186
Posted By DrIsotope

By poor for the gravel bike do you mean like... ...

By poor for the gravel bike do you mean like... smooth pavement the whole way? Because no, definitely not that. This is the IE. There are places where riding the dirt shoulder is smoother than...
05-16-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 179
Posted By DrIsotope

I personally wouldn't try to put a 28 on that...

I personally wouldn't try to put a 28 on that bike. It would mount to 31-32mm wide on those wheels, and be taller in equal measure compared to what's on there now. I had an ill-fated experiment of...
05-16-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,186
Posted By DrIsotope

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05-16-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 179
Posted By DrIsotope

As Cannondale states that the OEM 23mm tires...

As Cannondale states that the OEM 23mm tires mount to 26mm, it seems highly unlikely that a 28 would fit that frame. You might get a 25 in there, as it should mount to ~28mm.

You're not getting...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 828
Posted By DrIsotope

Save your money and learn to pedal at a higher...

Save your money and learn to pedal at a higher cadence. More speed, same gears, no money!
05-15-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 10,879
Posted By DrIsotope

Of all of the big fish claims I've read on this...

Of all of the big fish claims I've read on this website, that one pretty much takes the cake. This trumps the daily 40-50mph descents by a long shot. Hearing an approaching car from 600+ feet despite...
05-15-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 10,879
Posted By DrIsotope

Firstly, that's not how sound works. If there is...

Firstly, that's not how sound works. If there is a 90DbA sound at point blank range (that is, wind into your ear holes) you cannot hear a 90DbA sound being generated at a distance. The strongest...
05-15-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By DrIsotope

Unless you have a carbon braking surface, it's...

Unless you have a carbon braking surface, it's Kool Stop Salmons. I can't really see a need to buy anything else. They just work.
05-15-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 10,879
Posted By DrIsotope

The entirely of that post is what we in the...

The entirely of that post is what we in the industry call "nonsense," unless you're using kilometers as a unit of measurement. Having descended at 50mph, you cannot hear anything-- it's like having...
05-14-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 10,879
Posted By DrIsotope

I did a 5-minute experiment today, during the...

I did a 5-minute experiment today, during the last two miles of my ride. There's a stretch of two-lane that crosses the Santa Ana River basin, and about half of it is shoulderless. I've ridden it a...
05-14-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,112
Views: 71,388
Posted By DrIsotope

For the next mission, I would like to see some...

For the next mission, I would like to see some schools. Plural. I would say... no less than five. Any kind-- preschools, high schools, colleges, whatever. I don't think 5 is even a stretch-- ...
05-14-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,112
Views: 71,388
Posted By DrIsotope

I like to rack up the c-c-c-combos. Don's...

I like to rack up the c-c-c-combos.

Don's Bikes, Rialto CA
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Don's Bikes,...
05-13-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 748
Posted By DrIsotope

The geometry of the saddle-- and therefore the...

The geometry of the saddle-- and therefore the fit, are what's important, not the padding. Plenty of folks (myself included) ride on shaped or tensioned leather saddles, which have no padding at...
05-13-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,106
Posted By DrIsotope

Of course they recommend you one-- they sell...

Of course they recommend you one-- they sell them. I just put in about 90 minutes, and at no time during the ride did I come within even 30 feet of another person. They keep telling us we're...
05-13-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 10,879
Posted By DrIsotope

Yeah, if we're calling out everyone for...

Yeah, if we're calling out everyone for everything they do, let's assail the group riders going three abreast at 12mph on public streets, or the chatty chums riding side-by-side with three feet...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 9,947
Posted By DrIsotope

So according to Shimano, lift one bead out while...

So according to Shimano, lift one bead out while managing not to unseat the other bead. Oh man. I think I've just had a glimpse into a parallel reality, where the impossible is possible. With an MTB...
05-13-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,273
Posted By DrIsotope

Now see that is regional. Never once seen a...

Now see that is regional. Never once seen a falling piano. But anvils? Brother, they're everywhere.
05-13-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 10,879
Posted By DrIsotope

So I've now seen MUP come up at least a dozen...

So I've now seen MUP come up at least a dozen times, and instances of well, people do this in their cars easily of equal number. Neither of those things really matter to this topic. I've still yet to...
05-12-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 10,879
Posted By DrIsotope

Cycling is a risk. Driving a car is a risk. ...

Cycling is a risk. Driving a car is a risk. Stepping out of the bathtub is a risk. Human existence is calculating risk. Your entire argument is based on the notion that blocking out any portion of...
05-12-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 10,879
Posted By DrIsotope

Sir, this thread is not the place for reasoned...

Sir, this thread is not the place for reasoned responses. Your post does not contain sufficient quantities of yelling or hyperbole. :thumb:
05-12-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,273
Posted By DrIsotope

If you've never seen a spent CO2 cartridge or a...

If you've never seen a spent CO2 cartridge or a punctured tube lying on the ground, you either a) don't ride where large numbers of cyclists ride, b) live someplace fancy, or c) both a and b.

I do...
05-12-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 10,879
Posted By DrIsotope

I almost spit out my cereal when I read that one....

I almost spit out my cereal when I read that one. Pull the other one while you're at it. On a typical 30 mile ride, I probably get passed by 400 cars-- because I trend toward lower traffic roads....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By DrIsotope

Going from S-Works Turbos to Gatorskins in search...

Going from S-Works Turbos to Gatorskins in search of puncture protection is the equivalent of switching from Coppertone Spray to Behr Premium Exterior Latex Paint for your choice of sunblock.

The...
Forum: Foo
05-10-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,379
Posted By DrIsotope

I would sand it and re-oil it. Plastic cutting...

I would sand it and re-oil it. Plastic cutting boards are disposable items, a good wood cutting board can last a lifetime. Sure, they take more care than a sheet of plastic that can be thrown in the...
05-09-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,341
Posted By DrIsotope

Say what you will about Strava-- discount any of...

Say what you will about Strava-- discount any of the social media aspects if you'd like-- but the activity and equipment tracking make the whole thing worthwhile.

Also, Strava + Elevate = the...
05-08-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 291
Posted By DrIsotope

But this is California, where two of the first...

But this is California, where two of the first reactions to the coronavirus were "release as many inmates as possible," and "stop arresting anyone for non-violent offenses-- including felonies."
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,270
Posted By DrIsotope

The thing is, if you're in the market for new...

The thing is, if you're in the market for new wheels, I can't think of many sets in that price bracket that won't be tubeless ready. There's nothing saying you have to go tubeless, you'll just have...
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