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06-17-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,262
Posted By DrIsotope

Well, then that is likely how you're going to get...

Well, then that is likely how you're going to get killed. To many drivers, you are nothing more than an impediment, something actively preventing them from reaching their destination-- at best. To...
06-17-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,262
Posted By DrIsotope

The idea that people do wrong (in any pursuit)...

The idea that people do wrong (in any pursuit) because they "don't know any better" is absurd. Aside from the clinically socio/psychopathic, virtually every adult knows right from wrong. They choose...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By DrIsotope

You're going to want to have an external battery...

You're going to want to have an external battery hooked up, for sure. An Edge 820 with nav on might get you 6 hours. So here's my recommendation. The night before, attach a micro USB cable, and blob...
06-13-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 810
Posted By DrIsotope

The bike traffic on the 4th I went up (last...

The bike traffic on the 4th I went up (last year?) was unbelievable. More bikes than I think I've ever seen in one day. A big chunk of the descending riders are far more terrifying than cars on the...
06-13-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,683
Posted By DrIsotope

Well, I've put ~9,000 miles on 700x25 tubeless @...

Well, I've put ~9,000 miles on 700x25 tubeless @ 90psi, and I'm 210lbs. You pressure is either unnecessarily high, or you weigh like 270lbs.

In all those miles, I've never had a flat. Yes, I've...
06-13-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,878
Posted By DrIsotope

I don't need to justify how I spend my money. ...

I don't need to justify how I spend my money.

I don't need to occupy myself with pursuits like rescuing dogs.

I am not defined by the things I do not do.
06-13-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 23,291
Posted By DrIsotope

Coke is inferior. Grape soda is where it's at,...

Coke is inferior. Grape soda is where it's at, more sugar. We used generic grape soda as traction compound in R/C racing on both dirt and asphalt for many, many years.

The statements about the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By DrIsotope

Not the OP here, but as of this posting, 870...

Not the OP here, but as of this posting, 870 miles on my pair of Pirelli Cinturato Velo 700x35 (mounted April 29.) No issues or complaints. They mounted to 19mm internal wheels with no fuss at all,...
06-11-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,054
Posted By DrIsotope

In my mind, a bike shop isn't your "LBS" unless...

In my mind, a bike shop isn't your "LBS" unless it's a place you actually want to go. It's much more about rapport than it is about proximity. There are several shops physically closer to me than my...
06-10-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,401
Posted By DrIsotope

The difference is, you have no proof of that,...

The difference is, you have no proof of that, because we didn't record ever single event of our young lives. I grew up before the internet, so all of my youthful stupidity exists only in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,011
Posted By DrIsotope

Do you want new wheels? Buy 'em. Want > need,...

Do you want new wheels? Buy 'em. Want > need, man. We don't need any of this stuff.

But be aware that if you're buying new wheels in the hopes of suddenly getting faster, that's not gonna...
06-07-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,706
Posted By DrIsotope

That statement is meaningless. A $10k bicycle is...

That statement is meaningless. A $10k bicycle is a non-essential commodity, and is priced at what the market will bear. You would have a point if all bicycles were $10,000, but they are not. A tiny...
Forum: Foo
06-06-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,138
Posted By DrIsotope

1. Livia Soprano, The Sopranos 2. Cersei...

1. Livia Soprano, The Sopranos
2. Cersei Lannister, Game of Thrones
3. Lori Grimes, The Walking Dead

Dishonorable Mention: almost all of the mothers on The Wire.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,302
Posted By DrIsotope

I thought they had all gone to the "smooth"...

I thought they had all gone to the "smooth" rotors now. Wait until people find out chainrings are covered with sharp, angry teeth. Racers will have to use smooth ones soon.
06-06-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By DrIsotope

Either use stems that have an o-ring under the...

Either use stems that have an o-ring under the knurled nut, or put an o-ring on there now. For added protection, a press-on CO2 head, like a PDW Shiny Obect or a Lezyne Trigger Drive is definitely...
06-06-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,657
Posted By DrIsotope

This whole thing is going sideways. Machka was...

This whole thing is going sideways. Machka was 100% correct about duffing it into headwinds-- a headwind is not a hill, it cannot be defeated. There is no reward. The OP never asked about "power...
06-05-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,730
Posted By DrIsotope

Sorry, testing-type folks, but the impact against...

Sorry, testing-type folks, but the impact against say the solid concrete of a curb, sidewalk, or trail is going to be worse than the sproingy sheet metal of a car hood... unless that car is you know,...
06-04-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By DrIsotope

The above suggestion is pretty good-- give the...

The above suggestion is pretty good-- give the tip of the screw some more surface area to sit on the hanger shelf, should help resist bending.

It's weird, because on my 1X bike with a 10-42...
06-03-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 921
Posted By DrIsotope

Arundel Tubi...

Arundel Tubi (https://www.arundelbike.com/product/tubi/) perhaps? Looks retro enough, and cheap enough to hold you over until you can get your hands on an Acorn?
06-02-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By DrIsotope

Cut off the head, take it out from the thread...

Cut off the head, take it out from the thread side. Replace with something much harder. You can get Metric Class 12.9 in most threadings. The factory bolt was likely Class 8.8.
06-02-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By DrIsotope

USA Made 110/130 BCD Sharktooth Pro NW rings...

USA Made 110/130 BCD Sharktooth Pro NW rings (https://usamadeco.com/collections/sharktooth-pro-110-130-bcd)

Available in 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, and 48 tooth. Twenty eight bucks.

I have a 40, 42,...
06-02-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 22,693
Posted By DrIsotope

This thread popped into my head as I was reading...

This thread popped into my head as I was reading a "production update" from SA on the R2. I ordered mine back toward the end of March, using Paypal Buyer Credit (hey, no interest for 6 months over...
06-02-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By DrIsotope

Continental 0101414: 37-622 28 x 1 3/8 x 1 5/8...

Continental 0101414: 37-622 28 x 1 3/8 x 1 5/8 black/black Skin Reflex 3/180 520g
Continental 0101412: 37-622 28 x 1 3/8 x 1 5/8 black/black Skin 3/180 520g
Continental 0101635: 37-622 28 x 1 3/8 x...
06-01-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,438
Posted By DrIsotope

<snort> Okay, sure. Are we back to pretending...

<snort> Okay, sure. Are we back to pretending that bicycles are F1 cars? ACER is where I used to buy the ceramic bearings for applications that actually required ceramic bearings-- electric motors...
05-31-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,438
Posted By DrIsotope

Why not go all in? Acer Racing Ceramic 6903...

Why not go all in? Acer Racing Ceramic 6903 bearings, $10.99 each, ships from SoCal (https://www.acerracing.com/collections/bicycle-bearings/products/17x30x7mm-ceramic-ball-bearing-6903-bearing)
05-31-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,168
Posted By DrIsotope

The most remarkable thing about those shoes is...

The most remarkable thing about those shoes is that they're priced similarly to other brands in the same category. No Rapha Tax stuck on top. They actually look a whole lot like my Giros.

Would...
Forum: Recumbent
05-31-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,249
Posted By DrIsotope

I've got a handful of my best segment times by...

I've got a handful of my best segment times by tucking in behind big rigs, cement mixers, etc. I don't consider it cheating because it's dangerous to the point where I can only post it here because I...
Forum: Foo
05-30-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,308
Posted By DrIsotope

Yeah, but you killed him while he was on the...

Yeah, but you killed him while he was on the toilet, and that is nothing short of a grand equalizer.
Forum: Foo
05-30-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,308
Posted By DrIsotope

In Game of Thrones, Stannis Baratheon burns his...

In Game of Thrones, Stannis Baratheon burns his own daughter at the stake. That's gotta rank pretty high.
05-30-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,957
Posted By DrIsotope

Complacency is a killer-- both of my most recent...

Complacency is a killer-- both of my most recent crashes were 100% my fault. Crossing over spots I'd crossed dozens, if not hundreds of time before, only on those fateful days I wasn't as vigilant...
05-30-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,100
Posted By DrIsotope

I don't leave my bike unattended and out of sight...

I don't leave my bike unattended and out of sight for any amount of time-- save for when it's on the rack on the back of the car, and in that case, it's Kryptonite U-Lock and a 15' cable combining...
05-27-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,431
Posted By DrIsotope

1. I'm sure it's different for everyone, but...

1. I'm sure it's different for everyone, but after a lifetime of nothing but flat bars, I took to drop bars within hours. The added number of hand positions is wonderful.
2. After tens of...
05-27-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By DrIsotope

My PI bibs end about 4" above my kneecap. Never...

My PI bibs end about 4" above my kneecap. Never in my life have I desired, in any circumstance, to wear a casual pair of shorts that has an inseam even as high as that.

But I guess the age-old...
Forum: Foo
05-26-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,944
Posted By DrIsotope

These always strike me as "tales of hubris." ...

These always strike me as "tales of hubris." Nice that she made it out alive, but the plain truth is she never should have been in the situation in the first place.

You want proper amazing, read...
05-25-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,575
Posted By DrIsotope

The lower your operating pressures, the more you...

The lower your operating pressures, the more you can benefit from a standalone gauge-- provided you get one with a more narrow range of measurement. Most on-pump gauges aren't well suited to things...
05-25-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,593
Posted By DrIsotope

Stay in long enough, and you will come to...

Stay in long enough, and you will come to recognize that pretty much every internet forum is the same. Why wouldn't it be? The posts are (mostly) made by people, and while there are a whole lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,046
Posted By DrIsotope

Not a problem here in SoCal, they don't repave...

Not a problem here in SoCal, they don't repave the roads anymore! Fresh pavement you say? WUZZAT? <laughs quietly, sadly>
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,284
Posted By DrIsotope

Another vote for red bar tape. Also, literally...

Another vote for red bar tape. Also, literally any pedal other than those slippery plastic abominations.
05-23-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 861
Posted By DrIsotope

In a bicycle application, they're basically...

In a bicycle application, they're basically interchangeable. Anti-seize is "high solids," while grease has no solids. So in many applications (particularly those in heat) anti-seize will last much...
05-22-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,160
Posted By DrIsotope

Most impressive is that there are 188 countries...

Most impressive is that there are 188 countries on the bike-components.de "embargo list" and there are only 195 countries in the world. So now they can no longer undercut domestic sellers, which...
Forum: Introductions
05-22-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By DrIsotope

Welcome to Bike Forums! Be sure to check out...

Welcome to Bike Forums! Be sure to check out Classic & Vintage with absolutely any questions you might have about vintage steel.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,737
Posted By DrIsotope

That's because those roads haven't been paved...

That's because those roads haven't been paved since the 80s or 90s... or earlier. My street was last re-paved when the subdivision went in across the street, in 1985. Then they widened about 1/4 mile...
Forum: Foo
05-18-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,769
Posted By DrIsotope

Same thing happened to microwaves. Only...

Same thing happened to microwaves. Only difference is, a new microwave costs less than the one you bought last time. There seems to be no real ceiling on phones.

They have a 55" LED TV at...
05-18-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,049
Posted By DrIsotope

:popcorn I'm having some crazy deja vu right...

:popcorn

I'm having some crazy deja vu right now. We may have been down this MUP before.
05-17-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,939
Posted By DrIsotope

I mean, I thought was ready for the Hites of...

I mean, I thought was ready for the Hites of delusion (seewhatIdidthere?) but then I find myself nevertheless amazed.

Dude has done got himself an iMDb page. ...
05-17-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,060
Posted By DrIsotope

The jungle is a dangerous place. Best to be...

The jungle is a dangerous place. Best to be prepared.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,302
Posted By DrIsotope

A 16G CO2 cylinder is usually just enough to get...

A 16G CO2 cylinder is usually just enough to get a 700x25 to a rideable pressure, so there's generally no CO2 to "save."

But also yes, absolutely the PDW Shiny Object. My favorite.
05-16-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 978
Posted By DrIsotope

When I'm 70+ miles in and home is still an hour...

When I'm 70+ miles in and home is still an hour or more away, absolutely nothing wrong with a bottle of Gatorade and a Milky Way. Fuel is fuel.

I'm not one of those that futzes over their macros,...
05-16-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,788
Posted By DrIsotope

Between the two, the All-City would be my sure...

Between the two, the All-City would be my sure pick, as the Jamis inexplicably has a press-fit bottom bracket, and there's absolutely no need for that.

Also take a look at the Rodeo Labs...
05-15-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,316
Posted By DrIsotope

I've been on more than one nature trail where...

I've been on more than one nature trail where there's a "bell box" at the trailhead, inviting cyclists to "borrow a bell" for their ride, and asking them to return it when they leave the trail. And...
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