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11-20-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 383
Posted By DrIsotope

You only need a locknut if you're running...

You only need a locknut if you're running tubeless (I only put smooth stem valves in non-tubeless wheels) and then, there will be a molded plastic spacer to allow the nut to sit securely against the...
11-20-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 34
Posted By DrIsotope

The CH52 is a typical square-taper bottom bracket...

The CH52 is a typical square-taper bottom bracket with English threads. If you're getting an Apex 1 GXP crankset, you just need an English threaded GXP bottom bracket, like this one. ...
11-20-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By DrIsotope

I have a rim brake bike, and a hydraulic disc...

I have a rim brake bike, and a hydraulic disc brake bike. I spend about the same amount of time messing with the brakes on both, cumulatively-- that is, maybe 10 minutes a year. What crappy brakes...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,321
Posted By DrIsotope

The closest CF frame designers/manufacturers have...

The closest CF frame designers/manufacturers have gotten to a "standard" is a 42mm hole in the frame. I sincerely hope T47 catches on.

Viathon has to use an "adapter" bottom bracket, because...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,321
Posted By DrIsotope

Rotor BB 4224 Road (BB30 to 24)...

Rotor BB 4224 Road (BB30 to 24) (https://rotorbike.com/catalog/default/rotor/road/bottom-brackets/bb30/bb-4224-bb30-to-24.html)
11-20-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 169
Posted By DrIsotope

While I am now and likely will forever be over 6...

While I am now and likely will forever be over 6 foot and 200 pounds, I wouldn't wear anything that said "clydesdale" on it. Making cycling clothes to fit cyclists that don't fall into the...
11-20-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,596
Posted By DrIsotope

Yeah, the current mission is 100% impossible for...

Yeah, the current mission is 100% impossible for me-- people don't cycle commute here really, and it's not a city environment so the only people on bikes are kitted-out roadies or the homeless.
11-20-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By DrIsotope

As with everything else, it's all relative. I...

As with everything else, it's all relative. I live in almost-seasonless SoCal, where right outside my window the rain is coming down at ~45 angle, pushed by winds from the SSE. That's bad weather....
11-20-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,024
Posted By DrIsotope

Oh, me and orthostatic hypotension go way back....

Oh, me and orthostatic hypotension go way back. My feet and my heart are ever so far apart. Some rides I forego the "cooldown spin" for the last mile or so on the way home, and pay dearly for that...
11-20-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By DrIsotope

We're only forecast for about a quarter inch...

We're only forecast for about a quarter inch spread across the whole day, which is not something that would dissuade me. But it's already windy at 6am, and expected to only get worse. Riding in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By DrIsotope

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11-18-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,024
Posted By DrIsotope

Resting heart rate is not necessarily indicative...

Resting heart rate is not necessarily indicative of aerobic capacity. Heart Rate Recovery is.
11-18-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By DrIsotope

So despite knowing better (3 days of forecast...

So despite knowing better (3 days of forecast rain usually equals 4 hours of drizzle) I'm riding down to the local REI tomorrow to pick up a Showers Pass waterproof jacket I bought on the REI Outlet...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,321
Posted By DrIsotope

Not a defense of Viathon or anything related, but...

Not a defense of Viathon or anything related, but a 9120 group is about 2 grand on it's own, and another 2 grand for the Knight 35s.

Any of us could build sub-16lb for less than 6 grand, but...
11-18-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By DrIsotope

Give it 48 hours. The forecast high for...

Give it 48 hours. The forecast high for Wednesday is 56.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,321
Posted By DrIsotope

The Velonews review had the R.1 DuraAce at...

The Velonews review had the R.1 DuraAce at 16.3lbs complete. As it should be, for six grand.
11-18-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,024
Posted By DrIsotope

This is Bike Forums in "winter posting mode,"...

This is Bike Forums in "winter posting mode," where anything can become a competition. So long as a resting HR is within a medically acceptable range, the actual number is all but meaningless.
...
11-18-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 815
Posted By DrIsotope

Find me gloves big enough to layer on my hands,...

Find me gloves big enough to layer on my hands, and I'll start wearing two pairs for cold rides immediately. Until then, I'm lucky to find a single pair that fits at all. Two pairs? In my dreams.
11-18-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,024
Posted By DrIsotope

I think everyone is going about it the wrong way....

I think everyone is going about it the wrong way. Low HR? I haven't been rested enough to have a low resting HR since I was laid up with a broken hand. I'm always exhausted from poor diet, lack of...
11-17-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By DrIsotope

Well, we can easily measure the time it takes a...

Well, we can easily measure the time it takes a human being to cover 100 meters down to one thousandth of a second, so I think clocking a car over the same distance should be easy to extrapolate...
11-17-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 708
Posted By DrIsotope

No need for dish soap, bubble juice is the...

No need for dish soap, bubble juice is the perfect tubeless tire mounting solution. Crazy cheap (99 a quart,) slippery when wet, but dries slightly tacky, with very low residue.

Also, if the OP...
11-17-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 815
Posted By DrIsotope

I've had good luck with Seirus Innovations...

I've had good luck with Seirus Innovations (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MO4G3MY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1) down into the 30s. Inexpensive enough to take a risk on...
11-17-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,596
Posted By DrIsotope

Well then continuing my theme, I'd like to see a...

Well then continuing my theme, I'd like to see a goose. Or geese. Live one, painting, yard ornament, whatever. Goose.
11-17-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,023
Posted By DrIsotope

Shorts/bibs can be as individual as saddles. I...

Shorts/bibs can be as individual as saddles. I don't care for Sugoi bibs at all (much to the chagrin of my wallet) and find The Black Bibs to be... okay. They don't wow me, but they are good quality...
11-17-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By DrIsotope

It should be good enough for your purposes-- ...

It should be good enough for your purposes-- provided you can set up in a spot close enough. Consumer radar guns are mostly used for baseball, and therefore have a limited range-- they only need...
11-16-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,596
Posted By DrIsotope

I'll think of another mission, but I'm hoping for...

I'll think of another mission, but I'm hoping for some other submissions on any of the previous topics... as so far it's been mostly just me and FiftySix.

The fact that I ride 5-6 days a week has...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,321
Posted By DrIsotope

We have a couple of TVs here lower-end than...

We have a couple of TVs here lower-end than Vizio, and all work just fine. One was a 32" no-name Black Friday purchase for $59. Four or five years old now. I've got a 50" Spectre in my workshop that...
11-16-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,596
Posted By DrIsotope

Definitely qualifies. That's a pretty big dog. I...

Definitely qualifies. That's a pretty big dog. I immediately thought of "dog cat mouse" from The Office.

I don't think police substations are a thing in these parts, so I just did a loop this...
11-15-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 307
Posted By DrIsotope

My wheelbuilder builds hundreds of sets of wheels...

My wheelbuilder builds hundreds of sets of wheels per year, and the tubeless tape is always edge-to-edge. I'm gonna keep taping wheels the same way he does.
11-15-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 469
Posted By DrIsotope

I'd still be wearing a Smith if they weren't...

I'd still be wearing a Smith if they weren't getting progressively more expensive-- when I crashed mine, I went online to look for a replacement, and it was about $80 more than I had paid for the...
11-15-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,024
Posted By DrIsotope

Within the acceptable range for someone of my...

Within the acceptable range for someone of my age, height, weight, and level of fitness.
11-15-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,596
Posted By DrIsotope

Yeah, I was just snapping a pic of a big chicken....

Yeah, I was just snapping a pic of a big chicken. As it's on a roof, getting the bike up there would have been a trick. I also didn't want to finish my own challenge.

I wanna see something other...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,018
Posted By DrIsotope

Oh, same exact "conditions" in Zwift vs....

Oh, same exact "conditions" in Zwift vs. outdoors, anyone would absolutely be slower IRL. But that's okay. It is after all, a video game. I mean c'mon-- there are power ups. Some realism is I think...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,018
Posted By DrIsotope

No, it is right. The Zwift software will attempt...

No, it is right. The Zwift software will attempt to simulate the effects of gravity and wind resistance to make the results of the simulation more reflective of reality. But it never will be. It...
11-14-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 307
Posted By DrIsotope

I've used like 5 brands, and they're all the same...

I've used like 5 brands, and they're all the same so far as I can tell. I have a fresh roll of WTB sitting on the bench, bought only because the price was oddly low at the time. A lot of MTB guys...
11-14-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 383
Posted By DrIsotope

I've been quite pleased with Token Brake Pads...

I've been quite pleased with Token Brake Pads (https://www.amazon.com/Token-Products-Brake-Shimano-Carbon/dp/B00M6MYDGC/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=token+brake+pads&qid=1573774937&sr=8-1) for carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,018
Posted By DrIsotope

Wind resistance and rolling resistance do not...

Wind resistance and rolling resistance do not exist in the Zwiftverse. And as you're not actually moving, gravity isn't really doing much to slow you down either. You need to accomodate for that...
11-14-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 307
Posted By DrIsotope

24/25mm. All of my wheelsets that require tape...

24/25mm. All of my wheelsets that require tape are 19mm internal, and I use 24/25mm tape in all of them. Is just wide enough to cover the entire rim bed, and start to make the turn toward the bead...
11-14-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 469
Posted By DrIsotope

I don't shop by looks*, I don't shop by price. I...

I don't shop by looks*, I don't shop by price. I try on a whole bunch of helmets, and I buy the best fitting one. After making sure it's black.

If there is indeed such a thing as a stylish bike...
11-14-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,596
Posted By DrIsotope

I thought every town had some sort of oversized...

I thought every town had some sort of oversized animal hanging around. This isn't even the big chicken I was thinking of earlier, but I rode by it this morning, so I stopped for a second.
Bonus...
11-14-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,019
Posted By DrIsotope

I'll take that bet. Because I have a 1X setup on...

I'll take that bet. Because I have a 1X setup on my everyday/everywhere bike, and have never owned a car with an automatic transmission in my entire life.

The slights against people who rode 1X...
11-14-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,281
Posted By DrIsotope

Also, not all of us are employing a power meter...

Also, not all of us are employing a power meter for the sole purpose of getting faster. Mine is primarily a fuel gauge, because I'm generally pretty worthless at riding by RPE. This morning for...
11-14-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 427
Posted By DrIsotope

I'm sure some people can, but I cannot. I've been...

I'm sure some people can, but I cannot. I've been bonked enough times that I think I'm incapable of riding at or near 100% unless I do loops right near the house. If I head out for 30 miles, I'm...
11-14-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 563
Posted By DrIsotope

Some years back when I was really into the car...

Some years back when I was really into the car scene, I drove a straight-thru, turnaround-style to Lemoore CA-- a 540 mile round trip-- just for some free car parts. For my dream bike? I don't know...
Forum: Foo
11-14-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 576
Posted By DrIsotope

I've gotten the one of similar vein where the IRS...

I've gotten the one of similar vein where the IRS has issued a warrant for my arrest, so I'd BETTER CALL NOW!!

I like to imagine the elite tactical arm of the Internal Revenue Service, rappelling...
11-14-19, 12:30 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,281
Posted By DrIsotope

Except that other that between the green and...

Except that other that between the green and checkered flags, speed is a meaningless metric. I could draft a van all day and do a century at a 30mph average. Or I could just ride downhill. Or one...
11-13-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By DrIsotope

The bottom bracket doesn't specifically need to...

The bottom bracket doesn't specifically need to be made by Rotor, but the GXP one won't fit any Rotor crankset, regardless of spindle size-- because the GXP has a 24mm ID bearing on one side and a...
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By DrIsotope

Flectr Lubri Disc...

Flectr Lubri Disc (https://www.flectr.bike/collections/flectr-lubri-disc/products/flectr-lubri-disc-chain-care-tool), perhaps? Comes in a nifty tin, use the lube of your choice, no mess.
Forum: Foo
11-13-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,492
Posted By DrIsotope

Not hard to believe. Most of the people behind...

Not hard to believe. Most of the people behind the wheel of cars in the morning give me doubts as to their own consciousness.

I still think some of the regular posters on here are neural...
Forum: Foo
11-13-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,492
Posted By DrIsotope

One would first have to get an AI past the Turing...

One would first have to get an AI past the Turing Test, otherwise any copyright should go to the person that built the neural network in the first place. They give Pulitzer Prizes to people, not to...
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