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Forum: Touring
08-18-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By DrIsotope

Udderly Smooth Chamois Cream...

Udderly Smooth Chamois Cream (https://udderlysmooth.com/moisturizers/chamois-cream/). It works every bit as well as any other brands I've tried-- full disclosure, I've never used Assos or any of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,476
Posted By DrIsotope

My bikes have indeed been in a lot of restrooms....

My bikes have indeed been in a lot of restrooms. Luckily, all of the public facilities 'round here are newer and ADA compliant, so generally if there's a single, double-sided restroom (one women's,...
08-18-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By DrIsotope

Arundel Flip Flop...

Arundel Flip Flop (https://www.arundelbike.com/product/flip-flop/)

Available in black and white. I prefer the Flip Flop over others because it can be mounted right or left-handed.
Forum: Introductions
08-17-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By DrIsotope

Welcome to Bike Forums!

Welcome to Bike Forums!
08-17-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By DrIsotope

If you're uncomfortable on 50mm tires @ 20psi,...

If you're uncomfortable on 50mm tires @ 20psi, you're either doing something very wrong, or I'm doing it very right, because I have a near-cloudlike ride on tubeless 700x35s @ 60psi.

I have no...
08-16-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,358
Posted By DrIsotope

The north end is going to be closed for...

The north end is going to be closed for maintenance from September 2nd through the 20th, if the signs are to be believed.

In other, more astonishing news, theyíre actually working on the Phase...
08-16-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 823
Posted By DrIsotope

I dunno, the Friday shift was grouchy, I guess....

I dunno, the Friday shift was grouchy, I guess. Their behavior is inexcusable, company policy or no. I would be going full Abe Simpson on the Wendy's, no doubt. I'd first blow up their customer...
08-16-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,301
Posted By DrIsotope

I'm glad I wasn't the only one. I see guys...

I'm glad I wasn't the only one. I see guys pedaling knees out all the time.
08-16-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 823
Posted By DrIsotope

100% corporate policy. There's no laws against...

100% corporate policy. There's no laws against it. They let motorcycles in the drive-thru. In corporate eyes (that is, doing everything imaginable to limit their liability) cyclist = pedestrian....
08-16-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 976
Posted By DrIsotope

Well, I started with straight paraffin, then on...

Well, I started with straight paraffin, then on to the Friction Facts recipe, then started tinkering with my own blend, then when crockpot 2 showed up I bought a bag of MSW. It's great, it...
08-16-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 976
Posted By DrIsotope

Shhhhhh! He does this in every single chain wax...

Shhhhhh! He does this in every single chain wax thread, always. He's trying to be a pedant, but not doing very well. Lubricant is Latin-- we just took the word straight from Latin-- and literally...
08-16-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 519
Posted By DrIsotope

The OP didn't blow the tire off of the rim, the...

The OP didn't blow the tire off of the rim, the tire failed.

But please, for the love of all things, let that Jan Heine article rest. It's woefully outdated (I'm running Pirelli tubeless on one...
Forum: Introductions
08-16-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By DrIsotope

Welcome!

Welcome!
08-15-19, 11:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 976
Posted By DrIsotope

I rotate two chains on each bike. About 90...

I rotate two chains on each bike. About 90 seconds, once a month. Nothing ever needs to be cleaned.
08-15-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 519
Posted By DrIsotope

Gravelkings set up tubeless have to be run pretty...

Gravelkings set up tubeless have to be run pretty low-- I had a 700x35 blow out on me @ 55psi, 5psi below it's tubeless rated max of 60psi. I think the GK SK is really only happy up to around...
08-15-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By DrIsotope

Don't mix tapes. Remove whatever's there, put...

Don't mix tapes. Remove whatever's there, put down one or two layers of Stan's, WTB, etc. They're all pretty much the same. Tubeless tape requires the rim bed to be as absolutely clean as possible...
08-15-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 976
Posted By DrIsotope

Paraffin oil = lamp oil. They say it's...

Paraffin oil = lamp oil. They say it's supposedly kerosene, but mine is fairly viscous. I initially tried it after seeing a waxing video on YouTube where the guy added lamp oil, presumably to soften...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,922
Posted By DrIsotope

Easy trick, just be dehydrated all the time! I...

Easy trick, just be dehydrated all the time! I usually ride 6 days a week, and note that my one firm off-day (Mondays) I urinate more quantity, more often-- relatively speaking, anyway.

I did a...
08-15-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 976
Posted By DrIsotope

If you're a normal person, buy a bag of MSW and...

If you're a normal person, buy a bag of MSW and use it for 2+ years, when it runs out, buy another bag.

If you're not normal, you can use this:

The Doctor's Own Chain Brew
-6 to 8oz paraffin...
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By DrIsotope

101 miles, 9,557ft^, 7h25m 109 miles, 6,130ft^,...

101 miles, 9,557ft^, 7h25m
109 miles, 6,130ft^, 6h57m

...and as I usually make a determined effort to keep high mileage and big elevation gains separate, that's all I've got.

I do know that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,922
Posted By DrIsotope

As someone who has spent his entire life in the...

As someone who has spent his entire life in the same inland desert, and is 100% heat-acclimated, I stand by what I said before: unless someone is paying you to pin on a number, there's no reason to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,922
Posted By DrIsotope

Basically, you just won't feel very hot. The...

Basically, you just won't feel very hot. The evaporative cooling effect is working as well as it possibly can-- and without noticing any changes, you can blow your electrolyte balance and overheat...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 879
Posted By DrIsotope

I'm also curious as to why hookless. Pirelli...

I'm also curious as to why hookless. Pirelli directly states "not to be used on hookless rims" on their tubeless tires, and they're not the only one.

My CF wheels are 25mm external, and my 6800...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,922
Posted By DrIsotope

...to a point. It is currently 109ļ outside, with...

...to a point. It is currently 109ļ outside, with a nosebleed-inducing 6% humidity. We're in an Extreme Heat Advisory until 9pm tomorrow. I would not recommend to anyone that they should go ride...
08-14-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,355
Posted By DrIsotope

There's definitely more to this story. The guy...

There's definitely more to this story. The guy on the motorcycle regularly rides behind the bike group to break traffic, often films them, and his son is one of the group riders. He also apparently...
08-14-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,323
Posted By DrIsotope

If you buy Oakleys, it doesn't matter where you...

If you buy Oakleys, it doesn't matter where you buy them from, as they grind and fit all of their lenses in-house in their own lab. No one else is doing curved Rx lenses to the degree that Oakley...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,251
Posted By DrIsotope

I'd sooner ride in the skis with my eyes closed...

I'd sooner ride in the skis with my eyes closed than hop into a high-speed paceline with complete strangers. I'm not entrusting my safety to anyone with unknown bike handling skills.

It's the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,922
Posted By DrIsotope

As the OP has mentioned losing significant water...

As the OP has mentioned losing significant water weight over the course of a short-ish ride, they really need to watch for signs of overheating. It can come on relatively suddenly, and it's no fun....
08-13-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By DrIsotope

The cassette has the power to "speed wear" the...

The cassette has the power to "speed wear" the chain, so the chain is likely grooved-in to the cassette now. That's where I am on my 1X bike. I don't have to worry about front shifting, so the whole...
Forum: Foo
08-13-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,990
Posted By DrIsotope

I get the thing about zoom-- that is as big a...

I get the thing about zoom-- that is as big a limitation on phone cameras as is a CMOS that could rest atop a pencil eraser.

As I mentioned earlier, I've been using my 10mp Sony Alpha A100...
Forum: Foo
08-13-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,990
Posted By DrIsotope

The P900 has a 1/2.3" CMOS, compared to the...

The P900 has a 1/2.3" CMOS, compared to the 1/2.6" in some Galaxy phones or the 1/3.0" in an iPhone . The sensor in the Nikon is right around 28mm/sq, compared to 22.5mm/sq for the Galaxy and...
08-13-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By DrIsotope

Absolutely. It's usually much more noticeable on...

Absolutely. It's usually much more noticeable on cassette cogs, as they're much smaller and wear much more quickly. I had a cassette remain in use until it was so worn it make a click that sounded...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,476
Posted By DrIsotope

There's some unassailable advice there-- don't...

There's some unassailable advice there-- don't ride long enough to need food or water, and don't live where bike theft is a risk. I've been doing it wrong this whole time.

But as moving seems...
08-13-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,889
Posted By DrIsotope

Brace yourself, I donít wear long pants either....

Brace yourself, I donít wear long pants either. Itís shorts probably 360 days of the year. I do appreciate the persistence of the notion that t-shirts (or any specific article of clothing, really) is...
08-13-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By DrIsotope

Easy way to check: take that little piece of...

Easy way to check: take that little piece of chain you took off when you shortened the chain to install. Put it on the teeth of the big chainring, and try to slide the chain back and forth. It...
08-13-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,889
Posted By DrIsotope

I buy 'em all the time. I've probably got 30, a...

I buy 'em all the time. I've probably got 30, a few of which get worn a whole lot more than all the others. Pretty typical, I imagine.

I also buy t-shirts all the time, just as I suspect most...
08-13-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By DrIsotope

Another for the Hotshot. It's all I've ever used....

Another for the Hotshot. It's all I've ever used. My Pro has to be past 200 charge cycles, and will still go over a week between charges (riding 5-6 days a week.)

Never had an issue with it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,476
Posted By DrIsotope

Depends on the situation and layout of the...

Depends on the situation and layout of the building, but most times I just wheel it inside. In all my miles, I've had just one place raise a stink about it, a CVS pharmacy. Which I have not set foot...
Forum: Foo
08-12-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,769
Posted By DrIsotope

According to the tests the local govt. runs on...

According to the tests the local govt. runs on its own water, everything is fiiiiiine. It's hard as rocks (leave a drop of water on the counter and you'll get a calcium ring,) usually really fizzy...
08-12-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,454
Posted By DrIsotope

Define: hill Gaining 80 feet in a quarter...

Define: hill

Gaining 80 feet in a quarter mile takes a different approach than gaining 2,000 feet in 10 miles-- even if you do that quarter mile rise 25 times.
08-12-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,336
Posted By DrIsotope

Inch and a half across!?! Lies! Deception! If...

Inch and a half across!?! Lies! Deception! If it's not at least as big around as a coffee mug, NO DEAL
08-12-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,997
Posted By DrIsotope

The first pic is from sometime in the late 30s--...

The first pic is from sometime in the late 30s-- my grandfather on the right, Oscar Wastyn on the left. My gramps would have been maybe 22 or 23 here.

The second pic is the bike in pretty much...
08-12-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,936
Posted By DrIsotope

Next time you're taking a test of any kind, try...

Next time you're taking a test of any kind, try out the technique of answering a question that was never asked. The actual, word for word title of this thread is "How do you secure your bike on your...
08-12-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,936
Posted By DrIsotope

Itís not a legitimate answer to the OPís...

Itís not a legitimate answer to the OPís question, and your response adds nothing pertinent to the thread. No medication required.
08-12-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 653
Posted By DrIsotope

My mistake, I thought this was about batteries,...

My mistake, I thought this was about batteries, not a USB battery pack. A USB pack is going to charge at 1.5 to 2.0 amps, limited (as mentioned above) by the internal circuitry. There is no way to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By DrIsotope

After yesterday's ride, I pulled 9 goathead...

After yesterday's ride, I pulled 9 goathead thorns out of my front tire-- though in fairness, sealant only bubbled out of four of them. With tubes, that would have been four flat tires, beyond the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,181
Posted By DrIsotope

I ride on the road all the time. I have always...

I ride on the road all the time. I have always in the past, and will always into the future use "mountain" pedals with "mountain" shoes.

Anyone who thinks I'm doing it wrong, put your road...
08-11-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,336
Posted By DrIsotope

Please tell me that it spins. I need it to spin.

Please tell me that it spins. I need it to spin.
08-11-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 653
Posted By DrIsotope

I doubt the cells could handle a charge rate...

I doubt the cells could handle a charge rate higher than 4 or 5 amps, meaning as the best case it's going to take 3.5 to 4 hours to charge that battery from dead to full. And as mentioned, charging...
08-10-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By DrIsotope

Next time, just cut it. So long as you don't...

Next time, just cut it. So long as you don't need to dump water over your head beyond that point, split the lemonade between two bottles so it's half strength. I take my Gatorade 50/50 for the same...
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