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01-13-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 336
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: 493
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, 12:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By DrIsotope

So that would be what, a 44-45cm, essentially? ...

So that would be what, a 44-45cm, essentially? Maybe if you've got really nubby legs. My wife is 5'6" and can comfortably ride a 54cm. The frame in question would likely be for someone under 5'...
01-10-21, 12:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
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,...
01-08-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,651
Posted By DrIsotope

I've seen many a bicycle roll through an...

I've seen many a bicycle roll through an intersection without making a pause of any kind. Not nearly as many times as I've seen someone in a Suburban or a Dodge Charger or an <insert vehicle here>...
01-08-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By DrIsotope

AFAIC, a rotor is a rotor, unless it's an...

AFAIC, a rotor is a rotor, unless it's an IceTech. The pricepoints on a lot of these stamped SS rotors is frankly appalling. They make the IceTech look downright thrifty by comparison.
01-07-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 493
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: 242
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: 1,896
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...
01-03-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By DrIsotope

Wouldn't the easiest way be to just mount the...

Wouldn't the easiest way be to just mount the single cog on the freehub, and adjust spacing of the chainring to set the chainline?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-21, 12:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,259
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: 76
Views: 3,045
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: 1,186
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: Road Cycling
12-31-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 17,647
Posted By DrIsotope

All other factors aside, 2020 was alright by me,...

All other factors aside, 2020 was alright by me, at least cycling-wise. I rode my lowest number of miles, climbed the least, didn't break 3k feet on a single ride, and had just a single ride over...
12-28-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,074
Posted By DrIsotope

I feel the same about Clif Bars. Fine for the...

I feel the same about Clif Bars. Fine for the first few years, now even thinking about biting into one gives me a lump in my throat. Powerbars are worse.

Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars are pretty good,...
Forum: Foo
12-26-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,006
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: 2,374
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: 54
Views: 1,886
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: 2,494
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: 670
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-20, 12:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,462
Posted By DrIsotope

Two-bolt Looks-- the good ones, not the newer...

Two-bolt Looks-- the good ones, not the newer meh SPD clones. I'm talking S-Tracks: my favorite pedal, long discontinued, and increasingly hard to find. A pair on every bike.

I wish I liked...
12-18-20, 01:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,604
Posted By DrIsotope

Don't tell Australia about this. They race...

Don't tell Australia about this. They race clockwise (which is backwards to the rest of us) so even the ovals are four right turns. Tracks like Adelaide and Albert Park are double the number of...
12-16-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
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)...
12-16-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,047
Posted By DrIsotope

Try shopping for something proprietary-- the...

Try shopping for something proprietary-- the seatpost clamp on my Cervelo stripped out. The part is out of stock globally, with no estimated date of new stock. I am fortunate enough to have the...
12-13-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By DrIsotope

SRAM Eagle XX-1 around 85 bucks, best price I...

SRAM Eagle XX-1 around 85 bucks, best price I could find for the Eagle PowerLocks was ~$7.50 a pop, and there would be what? Half the total number of links? Let's call it 60 of 'em.

So if'n ya...
12-13-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,832
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...
12-13-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,032
Posted By DrIsotope

The idea that bicycle tires-- on the road-- ...

The idea that bicycle tires-- on the road-- wear due to braking is insane. Unless you're skidding your fixie, tires are wearing because of friction against the road surface, amplified by having a...
12-11-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,032
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: 260
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: 894
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...
12-09-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,018
Posted By DrIsotope

Are y'all really gonna do this? REALLY? Oh look,...

Are y'all really gonna do this? REALLY? Oh look, there's already a smiley for it.

:deadhorse2:
12-09-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,601
Posted By DrIsotope

People like to throw the word "lockdown" around,...

People like to throw the word "lockdown" around, presumably because the word is incendiary. We never had anything that could be defined as such here in the US. What we had, and continue to have, are...
12-03-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,327
Posted By DrIsotope

Riding on <most> tubeless/tubeless-ready tires...

Riding on <most> tubeless/tubeless-ready tires with a tube in them is frankly going to ride like garbage-- because a tubeless tire is essentially an "open tubular," or a clincher that's merged with...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,014
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: 1,443
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: 804
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: 2,029
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: 607
Posted By DrIsotope

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11-20-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,381
Posted By DrIsotope

If you want to be able to stay OOS longer, do...

If you want to be able to stay OOS longer, do that. When you feel like sitting down, just don't. Stand until you have to sit down. In my first year on the bike, I decided to try to ride the "big...
11-15-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,776
Posted By DrIsotope

The shorter the wheelbase, the easier it is to...

The shorter the wheelbase, the easier it is to hop.

Clipless pedals make hopping so easy it feels like cheating.
11-15-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By DrIsotope

How old is your cable/housing? If the answer is a...

How old is your cable/housing? If the answer is a year or more, it's likely time to replace. Also can't hurt to lube the pivot points on the RD (Bike Aid Dri-Slide is perfect for this.)
11-14-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,077
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. ...
11-14-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,464
Posted By DrIsotope

I have four L&M lights, the eldest of which is...

I have four L&M lights, the eldest of which is over five years old. I dunno what people are doing to break that tab off, but it must be pretty serious.

(Very) recently upgraded to a Lezyne...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,230
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.
Replies: 92
Views: 5,252
Posted By DrIsotope

If you use Stan's at anything above MTB...

If you use Stan's at anything above MTB pressures, you're gonna have a bad time. All of my wheels have had OS or TruckerCo Cream in 'em for 5+ years and look brand new on the inside.
11-03-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,342
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: 2,342
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: 403
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, 03:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 922
Posted By DrIsotope

I've never in my life bought a Yorker bottle that...

I've never in my life bought a Yorker bottle that didn't come with a completely sealed tip that had to be cut/pierced before use. So I have no idea what y'all are on about.
11-01-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
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)
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