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Forum: Foo
06-03-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 185
Posted By DrIsotope

Depends on your insurance, I reckon. Mine does...

Depends on your insurance, I reckon. Mine does "replace for similar" for a totaled vehicle-- I had a 10 year old Honda with 130k miles on it, got rear-ended on an on-ramp, and insurance paid out...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,078
Posted By DrIsotope

I've no idea if it's significant, but this is two...

I've no idea if it's significant, but this is two rides over the exact same route in virtually identical conditions, with no changes to setup or equipment.
I was testing riding strictly by RPE, and...
06-03-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,226
Posted By DrIsotope

Immeasurably happy to report that as of the 5/27...

Immeasurably happy to report that as of the 5/27 firmware update, Wahoo computers are now using power data (when present) for calories.

ELEMNT WF48-7697 - 27 May, 2020

Added: Japanese...
06-03-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 251
Posted By DrIsotope

I regularly do big climbing days on my 1X bike,...

I regularly do big climbing days on my 1X bike, with a 44T in the front. Honestly, 44-32 is enough for 90% of rides, 44-36 gets another 5%, and the rest is met with 44-42. I often go several rides in...
06-03-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 251
Posted By DrIsotope

Potentially unpopular opinion, but I think the...

Potentially unpopular opinion, but I think the easiest and cleanest option would be to pick up a narrow-wide chainring and call it a day. Wolftooth makes them in 2-tooth increments from 36 up to 50.
06-03-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 898
Posted By DrIsotope

With a very small asterisk at the side, every...

With a very small asterisk at the side, every internet forum is the same*:
1. You will have a small core group of members that have been on it for a long time, some for a really long time. They've...
05-31-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 438
Posted By DrIsotope

Dropper post.

Dropper post.
05-31-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By DrIsotope

That should be the correct part for 160 frame and...

That should be the correct part for 160 frame and 203 rotor. If you're doing 203 at both ends, you'll need two.
05-31-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By DrIsotope

I would guess the same, as it looks like the fork...

I would guess the same, as it looks like the fork was made for 160 and is running an adaptor to fit a 180. So it's already +20, you would need the +43 to run a 203 (if the fork will clear 203.)
05-31-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By DrIsotope

It depends on what size rotor is "native" to the...

It depends on what size rotor is "native" to the frame.

Shimano PM Adapters
SM-MA-F203P/PM, +23mm (for putting a 203 on a frame made for 180)
SM-MA-F203P/P, +43mm (for putting a 203 on a frame...
05-31-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By DrIsotope

Why I surely did! I had no choice, I put a new...

Why I surely did! I had no choice, I put a new crank on it just yesterday evening.
...
05-31-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By DrIsotope

I have one bike on DOT (SRAM Rival HRD) and one...

I have one bike on DOT (SRAM Rival HRD) and one on mineral oil (TRP Hylex.) The only problem I have is that I need to have two bleed kits. They seem to perform exactly the same, and I service them at...
05-31-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By DrIsotope

All Double Tap shifters use Exact Actuation,...

All Double Tap shifters use Exact Actuation, which is 3.1mm pull. The GX RD is X-Actuation, which is 3.48mm pull. They are not compatible. Any clutched 11-speed Apex1, Rival1, or Force1 RD will work....
05-31-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By DrIsotope

With no fanfare, and me not even noticing it...

With no fanfare, and me not even noticing it until my weekly (manual) Veloviewer update, I climbed my two millionth vertical foot on a bike sometime this month. That is something I genuinely never...
05-30-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 645
Posted By DrIsotope

Absolutely anyone that thinks a postage...

Absolutely anyone that thinks a postage stamp-sized mirror is even in the same league with the Varia... has obviously never used the Varia. It picks up cars at around 500ft away-- which even at...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-30-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By DrIsotope

If it's the same as Tyvek seaming tape, it will...

If it's the same as Tyvek seaming tape, it will work great. The MTBr's swear by it. My next taped wheels will be done with Tyvek tape-- because I already have some from doing actual housewrap--...
05-30-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 295
Posted By DrIsotope

I've not seen a 9-speed chain in anything other...

I've not seen a 9-speed chain in anything other than 114 or 116 links. So order a chain tool while you're at it, and get whatever SRAM/Shimano compatible chain your want. For a chain tool, nothing...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,901
Posted By DrIsotope

Well, the OP has now stated "Goodbye forever," so...

Well, the OP has now stated "Goodbye forever," so I guess that's the final nail for this one. Closed.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,901
Posted By DrIsotope

While I understand that everybody has their own...

While I understand that everybody has their own reasons and methods for doing things, this thread is nonetheless mind-boggling. Favorite bike ever but just 5k miles on it? I rode my first bike until...
05-28-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,707
Posted By DrIsotope

An "adventure" bike is something like a Swiss...

An "adventure" bike is something like a Swiss Army Knife. That knife will cut things, open a bottle, even pull out a splinter. Not as well as a good knife, bottle opener, and tweezers, though. So...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,954
Posted By DrIsotope

I just watched a documentary about the Red Bull...

I just watched a documentary about the Red Bull Trans-Siberian Extreme Challenge-- 9,105km, 77,000m of vertical, 25 days. In 2017, Alexei Shchebelin did it in 312h16m58s, for an average of...
05-28-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,707
Posted By DrIsotope

Well... do you feel like the bike isn't keeping...

Well... do you feel like the bike isn't keeping up with you, or do you feel like your off-road bike handling skills aren't refined enough yet?
05-28-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 783
Posted By DrIsotope

In my admittedly limited experience, the...

In my admittedly limited experience, the Hutchinson Overide has been exceptional on everything except sand. But then again, I've never really ridden on a tire wide enough to manage sand.

I've...
05-28-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,203
Posted By DrIsotope

I like a bike for how it rides. Unless the...

I like a bike for how it rides. Unless the weight is so high that it's noticeable (which for me seems to be in the low-30s-- I had a sluggo C-Dale hybrid that was like 34lbs dry) I don't care....
05-28-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 737
Posted By DrIsotope

I trial-and-errored my way to my current fit, and...

I trial-and-errored my way to my current fit, and don't claim (at all) that to be the best way to do it. A professional fitting can often sort out 90% of problems on the first trip, and then it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By DrIsotope

There's less wear on that cassette than on one I...

There's less wear on that cassette than on one I installed in November of '19. As said before, if it's not skipping/ghost shifting, it's fine.
05-28-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,203
Posted By DrIsotope

Here's a thought project for you: what do you...

Here's a thought project for you: what do you learn by knowing how much the bike weighs? In what magical ways does your life change?

I can honestly say I have no accurate idea what any of my...
05-28-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 737
Posted By DrIsotope

Question 1: is the bike the right size for you? ...

Question 1: is the bike the right size for you?
Question 2: has the bike been fitted to you?
Question 3: when you say "hurts," do you mean discomfort, or pain?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By DrIsotope

Yeah, unless you have a goldilocks combination of...

Yeah, unless you have a goldilocks combination of rings and cogs, you're going to need to shorten the chain. My 1X bike uses a full 114-link chain, which is nice.
05-27-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,696
Posted By DrIsotope

So what do you want, an award? I have more than...

So what do you want, an award? I have more than one bike, and I ride them all. Quite a lot. Tracking consumables through Strava is easier than pen and paper... for me.
05-27-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By DrIsotope

Plenty of 34.9mm cable clamps out there. Problem...

Plenty of 34.9mm cable clamps out there. Problem is, they all appear to be in China...
05-27-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 721
Posted By DrIsotope

I set a PR on a segment yesterday-- on my SSCX,...

I set a PR on a segment yesterday-- on my SSCX, which made it feel even better. Some lustre was lost when I got passed midway up the climb by one of those Team California Juniors kids. That teen...
05-26-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 688
Posted By DrIsotope

The 16" wheels+tires from the 2-kid trailer I...

The 16" wheels+tires from the 2-kid trailer I used to tow my kids to school in are now on my Swisher walk-behind string trimmer. They slipped right on. Same axle size and everything.
I repaired the...
05-26-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 671
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: 190
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...
05-26-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,413
Posted By DrIsotope

I've never "blown" an intersection in my life....

I've never "blown" an intersection in my life. Rolled a stop, jumped a light, turned left on the red arrow? Every day. I live and ride by safety third-- my safety is paramount, followed by the...
05-26-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,658
Posted By DrIsotope

I just did my Tuesday morning loop on my SSCX...

I just did my Tuesday morning loop on my SSCX bike, and less than 5% slower than a comparable effort on my carbon road bike. So that's the same course: 18lbs, 22 gears, 700x23s vs. 25lbs, 1 gear,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,867
Posted By DrIsotope

I keep seeing mention of the loss of the Elevate...

I keep seeing mention of the loss of the Elevate extension- is that only for the free version? Because I'm paying (whatever they call it now) and Elevate is still there. I assume the upcoming...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,954
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, 11:32 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,954
Posted By DrIsotope

Yeah. It's not unusual to hit 800kcal/hr with a...

Yeah. It's not unusual to hit 800kcal/hr with a modest effort and the Wahoo algorithm. Though presumably if the HR zones in the Wahoo are set to astronomical numbers, that might explain the proximity...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,954
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
05-25-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,954
Posted By DrIsotope

Something's not input right. We know the OP...

Something's not input right. We know the OP hasn't put in an FTP number, because a training load of 184 for a 90 minute ride? 112% intensity? Yikes. I mean, 100% intensity is an FTP effort. It...
05-25-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 515
Posted By DrIsotope

Yeah, but then you have to choose between bonus...

Yeah, but then you have to choose between bonus oxygen and a helmet. :p

I dream of seeing— in person— any rider in any situation using any kind of supplemental air supply. Amazing.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,954
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, 02:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 921
Posted By DrIsotope

Oh, absolutely. If you wanna buy a shiny thing,...

Oh, absolutely. If you wanna buy a shiny thing, by all means-- do that. But don't pin any expectations on 'em. They're just wheels.

I have a set fo carbon wheels myself. They look super cool. ...
05-24-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 921
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: 26
Views: 515
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,954
Posted By DrIsotope

That's the Wahoo Companion App.

That's the Wahoo Companion App.
05-23-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 651
Posted By DrIsotope

IME, the sweet spot for stems seems to be in the...

IME, the sweet spot for stems seems to be in the $40-50 range. Above that is bling, below that is (often) clunk. I've spent more (driven by the overwhelming desire to matchy-match) but they all work...
05-23-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 921
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.
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