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01-19-21, 12:44 AM
01-16-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 967
Posted By DrIsotope

It's a winter chain. As long as it still moves,...

It's a winter chain. As long as it still moves, it doesn't really matter what lube is on it, right? It's 15 bucks. Use it 'til the weather gets nice, chuck the chain in the garbage.

For all of...
01-13-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 646
Posted By DrIsotope

I've high-sided twice and low-sided three times....

I've high-sided twice and low-sided three times. In a single instance of all-- which happened to be at the lowest speed-- I could tell what was going on. Every other time, between the proverbial...
01-10-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 580
Posted By DrIsotope

Origin8, SE Snap-it, Tuggnuts or whichever chain...

Origin8, SE Snap-it, Tuggnuts or whichever chain tensioner tickles your fancy. I'm using the BOX One tensioners on my dirt-cheap Motobecane Fantom Cross SS frame-up build (nothing OEM survived the...
01-10-21, 12:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By DrIsotope

Ninety nine times out of a hundred, the piece of...

Ninety nine times out of a hundred, the piece of wire you find stuck in your bike tire one resided inside an automobile tire's steel belting. Unless you're fond of riding through construction sites,...
01-07-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 533
Posted By DrIsotope

No cure for cancer, no cure for the common cold. ...

No cure for cancer, no cure for the common cold. It took almost 600 years to eradicate yellow fever, and almost 200 to beat polio. But this time around, scientists somehow beat an RNA virus in under...
01-06-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By DrIsotope

You want a post mount to post mount +20 adapter,...

You want a post mount to post mount +20 adapter, like this one from Shimano...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,973
Posted By DrIsotope

Tangentially related at best, my average standing...

Tangentially related at best, my average standing cadence is 57. I've never once desired to manage a cadence of 120 out of the saddle, but should the inclination strike me, I'm 99.9% sure I couldn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-21, 12:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,372
Posted By DrIsotope

I would say that the big mass of red (most...

I would say that the big mass of red (most ridden) stays the same year after year. In 2020 I certainly repeated routes a lot more, and rode about 1,500 fewer miles, but only due to burnout, not...
01-03-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,517
Posted By DrIsotope

I've missed the solo 5-hour-century three times--...

I've missed the solo 5-hour-century three times-- my closest was averaging 3m1s per mile, so I missed it by less than 2 minutes. Not quite fast enough.

I don't obsess much over downhill speed,...
01-01-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,248
Posted By DrIsotope

I lived like a hermit before, and nothing serious...

I lived like a hermit before, and nothing serious has changed now. I go to the store less. The wife works from home. The kids don't have to be driven to school every morning. We saved thousands...
Forum: Foo
12-26-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,202
Posted By DrIsotope

How is this ANY surprise to anyone, especially...

How is this ANY surprise to anyone, especially right now? Every gym in California has been closed for months. Beyond that,

Peleton or Peleton+, $1,895/2,495 plus $13 monthly
Peleton Tread or...
12-26-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,408
Posted By DrIsotope

I personally don't believe in the under/overbiked...

I personally don't believe in the under/overbiked thing at all. If the same rider does X.XX time on a course on a rigid/CX bike, they will quite likely annihilate that time on some fancy uber-MTB....
12-25-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,118
Posted By DrIsotope

Too early to say for sure, as the Rapha Festive...

Too early to say for sure, as the Rapha Festive only started yesterday! Got in my annual Xmas Eve 100k, but there's a long ways to go.
12-25-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,545
Posted By DrIsotope

Right, because that is the correct foot for roads...

Right, because that is the correct foot for roads where cars drive on the right. ;)
12-24-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 679
Posted By DrIsotope

It took 15 posts before a headphone nanny showed...

It took 15 posts before a headphone nanny showed up? Man, that must be some kind of BF record. Usually one pipes up before post 5.
12-16-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By DrIsotope

I know this is a longshot, but in these trying...

I know this is a longshot, but in these trying times, I would straight-up ask the airline. I'm assuming planes are still operating at limited capacity (meaning the cargo hold is half empty as well)...
12-13-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,903
Posted By DrIsotope

For me, any indoor ride longer than ~45 minutes...

For me, any indoor ride longer than ~45 minutes is soul-crushing. And that's with Zwift involved. Staring into space while trying to maintain a set power/cadence is just masochistic.

I did a...
12-11-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,070
Posted By DrIsotope

As a front tire typically lasts as long as two...

As a front tire typically lasts as long as two rear tires, I see no point in rotating them. For me. So no. I do not.
Forum: Foo
12-10-20, 12:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By DrIsotope

How to Prevent Bike Theft Using Electronic Warfare Countermeasures

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITY-fJJnPNQ

I know that anti-tank missiles have been a problem in the past, for me at least.
Forum: Great Lakes
12-10-20, 12:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 904
Posted By DrIsotope

I'm not usually a doubter, but this one gives me...

I'm not usually a doubter, but this one gives me pause. His "official" file upload has no power or HR on it, and I question any segment effort with no analytics. He mentions in the Strava comments...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,030
Posted By DrIsotope

All the naysayers should try it sometime. Forget...

All the naysayers should try it sometime. Forget technical descents or any of that faff-- dropping the saddle and just sitting down at a stop light feels almost like luxury. Pedaling while standing...
11-28-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,464
Posted By DrIsotope

Tubeless miles ridden: 50,000+ Bikes currently...

Tubeless miles ridden: 50,000+
Bikes currently outfitted tubeless: 4

Would I recommend tubeless? Maybe. It depends.

Running tubeless tires is like using an umbrella. The average person...
11-28-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 812
Posted By DrIsotope

The time between the first post and this post in...

The time between the first post and this post in this thread is just over five hours. Taking out the fork, turning the bike to drop the bearing out, and putting everything back together (properly)...
11-22-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,117
Posted By DrIsotope

Is there more than one Manila in the Philippines?...

Is there more than one Manila in the Philippines? Because every elevation data map I've ever seen, the highest point in the city proper is about 300 feet above sea level. I have absolutely zero idea...
11-21-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 626
Posted By DrIsotope

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1560x788/screen_shot_2020_11_21_at_12_47_09_pm_1985ffa7ca1251f68ea0b4ea4fa375ee64235003.png
11-14-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,080
Posted By DrIsotope

How do I pronounce it? Well, I'm not German, I...

How do I pronounce it? Well, I'm not German, I don't speak German, and I'm not in Germany, so it's shwall-bee. As to how I feel about whether that's correct or not, <shrug>

Thule is easy. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,255
Posted By DrIsotope

Do ya get a lot of flats? If yes, tubeless might...

Do ya get a lot of flats? If yes, tubeless might be for you. If you don't get a lot of flats, just run whatever tires you want.
11-03-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,423
Posted By DrIsotope

Well they're different things, aren't they?...

Well they're different things, aren't they? Accelerating from a stop is physiologically different from holding a steady output over a long period of time. They're different forms of training....
11-03-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,423
Posted By DrIsotope

I still want to know what the OP is using as a...

I still want to know what the OP is using as a measuring stick for his performance. Based on his reported level of intensity and riding frequency, he should be performing a LTHR/FTP test every other...
11-03-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By DrIsotope

My post-mount calipers have been attached with...

My post-mount calipers have been attached with the same no-name, China-sourced M6 Ti bolts for over 40,000 miles. On two bikes, no less. Frame cracked on Bike #1...
11-01-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By DrIsotope

PWB Signature disc, ~1,600g, starting around $430...

PWB Signature disc, ~1,600g, starting around $430 (https://www.prowheelbuilder.com/pwb-signature-alloy-road-gravel-cx-disc-brake-wheel-set-package.html)
11-01-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,602
Posted By DrIsotope

The fundamental tenet of Bike Forums: for every...

The fundamental tenet of Bike Forums: for every person who is willing to tell how much they spent on something, there is a person willing to tell how little they spent on something.

Both...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 921
Posted By DrIsotope

From the P2M FAQ page: HOW CAN I CALIBRATE...

From the P2M FAQ page:

HOW CAN I CALIBRATE MY POWER2MAX MYSELF?There are two important values for the precision of crank-based power meters: zero-offset and slope. The zero-offset is the value...
10-27-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By DrIsotope

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_anXhT2sg8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_anXhT2sg8
10-27-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By DrIsotope

LA County has it closed just until tomorrow...

LA County has it closed just until tomorrow (10/28) due to Red Flag conditions.

The Lodge is open at 9am on weekends and noon on weekdays, so getting food/water there shouldn't be a problem.
10-27-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,485
Posted By DrIsotope

Asking "how many miles do you get out of a...

Asking "how many miles do you get out of a chain?" is very much similar to asking "how heavy is your hammer?"

Ask a hundred cyclists, you're likely to get near as many different answers.

Oh,...
Replies: 92
Views: 5,416
Posted By DrIsotope

Like 95% of issues with tubeless... user error. ...

Like 95% of issues with tubeless... user error. You let the sealant dry up. This is not the fault of any equipment or manufacturer. This is the responsibility of the end user. I've done it. We've...
10-14-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,452
Posted By DrIsotope

As the first 29er MTB tire wasn’t even produced...

As the first 29er MTB tire wasn’t even produced until 1999, that seems highly unlikely. It is confirmed by Fisher et al that there were no dedicated 29er bikes as late as 2001. So the 2002 date seems...
10-13-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,329
Posted By DrIsotope

PRs are going to get fewer are farther between...

PRs are going to get fewer are farther between unless you continually ride in different places, and even then there's a point where they stop showing up almost entirely. Because for every segment...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,026
Posted By DrIsotope

Miles ridden over the past 5 years: 50,000+ ...

Miles ridden over the past 5 years: 50,000+
Number of goathead-related flats: 0
Number of bikes fitted with tubeless tires: all of them

If you get frequent "nuisance" flats, you can either go...
10-11-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,527
Posted By DrIsotope

Those e-bike rides with average HR in the low...

Those e-bike rides with average HR in the low 100s shouldn't be viewed at exercise at all. Your diet should be prepared as if the bike rides don't exist, because it cardiovascular terms, they don't....
10-06-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,385
Posted By DrIsotope

This is a road no one should want to go down....

This is a road no one should want to go down. Once you start cataloging the wear parts, thinking about the little odds and ends--
and of course the purchases of wants and not just needs, the cost...
10-03-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,071
Posted By DrIsotope

Wanna see some, head down to the San Diego area--...

Wanna see some, head down to the San Diego area-- Elliptigo is located in Solana Beach. Any year me and the wife have done Bike the Coast, there's always a bunch of people on those things doing the...
10-01-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By DrIsotope

I never had the opportunity to try the Rival...

I never had the opportunity to try the Rival calipers-- though the reviews I've found have been middling at best. I bought my levers used, and they didn't come with calipers, so I went all-in on...
09-30-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 909
Posted By DrIsotope

Since I started hot waxing about 3 years ago, I...

Since I started hot waxing about 3 years ago, I haven't cleaned a drivetrain since. The only time solvents involved is when I need to strip the factory lube off of a fresh chain.

Full disclosure,...
Forum: Foo
09-27-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,088
Posted By DrIsotope

As an authentic, Gen-X Latch-Key kid of the '70s,...

As an authentic, Gen-X Latch-Key kid of the '70s, I cannot under any circumstances ingest oatmeal. Left alone for days (and weeks) at a time, my sole form of sustenance was generally the packets of...
09-27-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By DrIsotope

I used to drip some Muc-Off chain lube into the...

I used to drip some Muc-Off chain lube into the "sockets" where the rails entered the saddle base. It would cut the squeaking for a while.

I would trade back for that creak any day, as now that...
09-27-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By DrIsotope

Good lord, I skimmed right over the part where a...

Good lord, I skimmed right over the part where a mechanic had looked at this. Yikes.
09-26-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By DrIsotope

Get yourself a narrow-wide chainring. If you have...

Get yourself a narrow-wide chainring. If you have a 46T FSA Pro Road chainring (as the internet cannot locate a Pro combat chainring) then it's pinned and ramped for shifting-- which is basically the...
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