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Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Posted By DrIsotope

Power Meter City on eBay. They ship FAST.

Power Meter City on eBay. They ship FAST.
08-03-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 620
Posted By DrIsotope

Yessir. A composite-specific blade will be a...

Yessir. A composite-specific blade will be a "burr," with carbide or diamond grit instead of teeth. You can "get away with" using a 32T, but there's still a chance it will snag the fibers. If I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By DrIsotope

Commonly seen singles: Glove Shoe ...

Commonly seen singles:

Glove
Shoe
Sock

A few weeks back, I saw a lone sneaker in the gutter. Some quarter mile later, there was it's partner, and I actually exclaimed aloud, "Heeeeyyyy!!"...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Posted By DrIsotope

Personal bias (maybe,) but Rotor > Hollowgram. I...

Personal bias (maybe,) but Rotor > Hollowgram. I do own three Rotor cranksets.

For the BBs, Rotor BSA30 > Wheels Mfg. BSA 30. The Rotor comes with an installation tool, while the Wheels requires...
08-03-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 620
Posted By DrIsotope

Still looks like carbon cut with a "normal"...

Still looks like carbon cut with a "normal" blade. While I still think the damage is cosmetic, I would be none too pleased about it. See what the shop will do about it. Should be an interesting...
08-02-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,539
Posted By DrIsotope

I have never, ever, not ever even once-- had a...

I have never, ever, not ever even once-- had a failure with a CO2 cartridge, dating back to using them in paintball guns in the '80s. I wish I could say I cannot grasp how a person could possibly...
08-02-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,362
Posted By DrIsotope

I wasn't taking the lane this morning, I was...

I wasn't taking the lane this morning, I was grabbing hold of it like the proletariat seizing the means of production. A good five mile stretch of road works on the center median, so they had...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 410
Posted By DrIsotope

Some rims don't like some tires, and that's just...

Some rims don't like some tires, and that's just the way it is. Maxxis Padrones were some of the most difficult to mount tires I've ever encountered. They were waking nightmares. Conversely, I put...
08-02-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 359
Posted By DrIsotope

The only "multi-tool" I bother to carry...

The only "multi-tool" I bother to carry (https://www.amazon.com/Pro-Bike-Tool-Mini-Ratchet/dp/B074JV8XJT/ref=sr_1_19?dchild=1&keywords=pro+bike+tool&qid=1596410155&sr=8-19). It's in my Lezyne Roll...
08-02-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,153
Posted By DrIsotope

From home to the sea, only one gear required. ...

From home to the sea, only one gear required.
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07-31-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 426
Posted By DrIsotope

Nitrile glove and a finger, same thing I use to...

Nitrile glove and a finger, same thing I use to pack every other bearing for every other application. Unless you're on a production line, then I reckon there's probably a more convenient option.
07-31-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 494
Posted By DrIsotope

Nope, just another poorly designed human who has...

Nope, just another poorly designed human who has to breathe and swallow with the same tube. Aside from an absolute inability to pedal, a dolphin would make a great cyclist. Excellent lung capacity....
07-31-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 494
Posted By DrIsotope

If you're a human, it doesn't matter how the air...

If you're a human, it doesn't matter how the air goes in, it still passes through your throat. But you might be an egret, and swallow fish during rides (while breathing.) I dunno.
07-31-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 459
Posted By DrIsotope

Weirdo. <self-reported>

Weirdo.

<self-reported>
07-31-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 886
Posted By DrIsotope

It would undoubtedly be solid tires on solid...

It would undoubtedly be solid tires on solid wheels, as there’s no need to save weight, and no need to worry about wind resistance. Wider tires would be better, something like one foot or more, for...
07-31-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 886
Posted By DrIsotope

I don't think it would factor quite that heavily....

I don't think it would factor quite that heavily. On flat ground on Earth, gravity manifests itself as rolling resistance, so Lunar rolling resistance would effectively be 1/6th of that on Earth. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By DrIsotope

The beauty is if you have more than one bike, you...

The beauty is if you have more than one bike, you only "need" one dual-sided PM. Ride that bike a few times, learn that your power imbalance is never, ever more than 2% one way or the other (and...
07-31-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 886
Posted By DrIsotope

The single biggest force a cyclist has to...

The single biggest force a cyclist has to overcome is wind resistance. The moon has no atmosphere, so that is off the table. The rider then only needs to overcome minimal rolling resistance, and...
07-31-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 459
Posted By DrIsotope

I've never, in my entire life, had a pair of...

I've never, in my entire life, had a pair of shoes-- of any kind-- become less comfortable over time. But I am a dude, so my experience is limited to "functional" shoes. My wife owns shoes that...
07-31-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By DrIsotope

I eyeball it. Every time. A tape measure is...

I eyeball it. Every time. A tape measure is very accurate-- and I can all but guarantee that my arms aren't even the same length. I know for a fact my opposing fingers aren't the same lengths....
07-31-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 898
Posted By DrIsotope

I guess after he beat the 30% odds to survive...

I guess after he beat the 30% odds to survive colon and liver cancer, he figured he was bulletproof. Turns out he was 74, had chemotherapy a decade ago, and was probably in the absolute highest risk...
07-31-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 437
Posted By DrIsotope

What symptoms lead you to believe the bearings...

What symptoms lead you to believe the bearings are bad?
07-31-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 514
Posted By DrIsotope

Wrapped up July this morning with a short one, as...

Wrapped up July this morning with a short one, as it was already pushing 100º by 9am. Ain't nobody got time fo' that.

Month End Totals
SSCX: 11 rides, 304.65 miles, 8,942ft^
1x CX: 11 rides,...
07-31-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By DrIsotope

Pedal Industries SuperLight Race Gloves...

Pedal Industries SuperLight Race Gloves (https://pedalindustries.com/products/superlight-race-gloves)
Castelli Lightness...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,607
Posted By DrIsotope

I don't get emails, and don't even notice the...

I don't get emails, and don't even notice the LLs, because they actually pop up on my activities (on mobile) about 1 day a week.
07-30-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 459
Posted By DrIsotope

Just two hundred and fifty American dollars, you...

Just two hundred and fifty American dollars, you say?
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The peasantry! Hmph, harumph!...
07-30-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 459
Posted By DrIsotope

Oh, Firefly will forever top the list of "shows...

Oh, Firefly will forever top the list of "shows inexplicably Fox'd," but Life would almost certainly have gone to its conclusion if not for the 07-08 writer's strike. Fox will cancel anything, at any...
07-30-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 459
Posted By DrIsotope

I would say watch Keen Eddie regardless-- it's...

I would say watch Keen Eddie regardless-- it's just a fun show. It sits on my list of shows gone before their time, alongside the inexplicably Fox'd-before-it's-time Lie to Me with Tim Roth, and my...
07-30-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 620
Posted By DrIsotope

Appears cosmetic. Shouldn't matter, as the mast...

Appears cosmetic. Shouldn't matter, as the mast topper will cover it by a whole lot. You can put a dab of superglue on that area if you feel so inclined, but I don't see an issue.
07-30-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 405
Posted By DrIsotope

I can't even get warmed up in 30 minutes.

I can't even get warmed up in 30 minutes.
07-29-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 402
Posted By DrIsotope

Personal best: 64 miles in 3h30m (moving,)...

Personal best: 64 miles in 3h30m (moving,) average ride temperature 102º, high temp 113º; during ride, drank seven 25oz water bottles, plus roughly 32oz water at stops that never made it into the...
07-29-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 459
Posted By DrIsotope

"Every TV fan has one show or another that was...

"Every TV fan has one show or another that was released on DVD in the early days of TV on DVD sets, only to have its music cues completely changed or destroyed. The wonderful, quirky drama Northern...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,280
Posted By DrIsotope

Directly from Pearl Izumi...

Directly from Pearl Izumi (https://www.pearlizumi.com/US/en/shop/unisex/gloves/road/pro_aero_glove/p/14341807), whatever they have left in stock, I imagine. Shipped out of the SC warehouse for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,280
Posted By DrIsotope

Shimano/Pearl Izumi FTW. Three pair gets you free...

Shimano/Pearl Izumi FTW. Three pair gets you free (albeit slow) shipping. I wear them both below 60º and above 100º. Rulebreaker!!
...
07-29-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,539
Posted By DrIsotope

I was "belt and suspenders" for years, carrying...

I was "belt and suspenders" for years, carrying both CO2 and a mini-pump, until I realized I was using that mini-pump at most 2 times a year-- it didn't come out of it's holder once in 2018. Now I...
07-29-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 514
Posted By DrIsotope

There's a Canadian gentleman by the name of Arvid...

There's a Canadian gentleman by the name of Arvid Loewen who is taking advantage of July to go after the Men's Month record, currently held by Mark Beaumont with 7,031 miles. Mr. Loewen has been...
07-29-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By DrIsotope

Rotor InPower. Their spindle length will...

Rotor InPower.

Their spindle length will work in virtually every road BB shell width out there
The crankarms are some of the stiffest you can buy
The meter itself runs on a single AA battery,...
07-29-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 504
Posted By DrIsotope

A person who has never ridden a bicycle past the...

A person who has never ridden a bicycle past the end of the block could ride a century cold, with no preparation or training. It would probably take 15 hours, but they could do it. Riding a bike...
07-28-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 504
Posted By DrIsotope

The rule of thumb is that you can manage to ride...

The rule of thumb is that you can manage to ride in one day what you typically ride in one week.
07-28-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,717
Posted By DrIsotope

Y'all got a bathtub or shower?

Y'all got a bathtub or shower?
07-28-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By DrIsotope

Going from the GR1s to something slick in the...

Going from the GR1s to something slick in the 700x32 range might save you 3-4 minutes over the course of 50km.
07-27-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By DrIsotope

If all other avenues have failed you, you can put...

If all other avenues have failed you, you can put a ratcheting tie-down around the circumference of tire, click it down a bit (to force the beads toward the bead hooks) then hit it with the air from...
07-27-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 463
Posted By DrIsotope

This is pretty simple. The speed of impact is...

This is pretty simple. The speed of impact is the speed of the car minus the speed of the bike. So the slower you're going, the faster the car is going relative to you. Going faster will at least...
07-27-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By DrIsotope

Strava's got'n algorithm for everything. Going...

Strava's got'n algorithm for everything. Going back say 2 years, it used to be waaayyyy worse. Not unusual to have rides with 3-4 minutes difference in moving times between the recording device and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2,485
Views: 387,691
Posted By DrIsotope

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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07-26-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 608
Posted By DrIsotope

If you have a carbon fork, the mfr. will tell you...

If you have a carbon fork, the mfr. will tell you the absolute limits. My Cervelo wants the top of the stem 2-4mm above the top of the steerer, zero spacers above stem, and a max of 50mm below stem...
07-26-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 91,868
Posted By DrIsotope

I rode past... what was left of a rabbit this...

I rode past... what was left of a rabbit this morning that would send chills down your spine. It looked like it had gotten hit with a tiny grenade.
07-26-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 91,868
Posted By DrIsotope

I'm glad Hikebikerun got to a dinosaur, I got...

I'm glad Hikebikerun got to a dinosaur, I got another whopper of a puncture in the back tire @ mile 5, it sealed (after spraying for a bit) then re-opened around mile 8. I put in a plug, filled it...
07-26-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 91,868
Posted By DrIsotope

I'm getting ready to head out to get a shot of...

I'm getting ready to head out to get a shot of the only dinosaur I can think of within ~50 miles, and I have to climb 2,000ft to get to it. So this mission better still be open when I get back, or...
07-25-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By DrIsotope

I haven't ridden in close proximity to someone...

I haven't ridden in close proximity to someone who isn't my wife since July of 2019. In 2020, 95.6% of my nearly-5000 miles has been solo.

I feel like the ~2 hours a day I spend on the bike is...
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