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06-18-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 190
Posted By DrIsotope

The Coho is pretty much the most expensive thing...

The Coho is pretty much the most expensive thing out there, though. Seems to be quite a few in the $100-120 range, but I cannot speak to their quality. There are also a whole lot of instructables...
06-18-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 190
Posted By DrIsotope

Have you thought at all about a single wheel...

Have you thought at all about a single wheel trailer?
06-18-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,417
Posted By DrIsotope

First off, there's nothing "endangered" about...

First off, there's nothing "endangered" about human beings. We are the greatest scourge this world has ever known. I continue to not give a damn about the feelings of drivers. The best I can expect...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,684
Posted By DrIsotope

Want > need. And you can absolutely do both....

Want > need.

And you can absolutely do both. My Cervelo weighs 8 pounds less than my Ritchey. The lighter Cervelo is inarguably faster-- but I have over double the miles on the Ritchey this...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 433
Posted By DrIsotope

I wipe mine down and check for debris... after...

I wipe mine down and check for debris... after pretty much every ride. But I'm not a commuter, I'm a guy who rides 200 miles a week for no reason. I also don't ride on armored commuter tires, so...
06-17-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,417
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, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By DrIsotope

It's a short list of tubeless tires that require...

It's a short list of tubeless tires that require no sealant for operation. Most tires actually state on the instructions sheet that sealant is required for tubeless operation.

The head mechanic...
06-17-19, 12:38 PM
06-17-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,417
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...
06-17-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 739
Posted By DrIsotope

This. At least give the tires a chance to...

This. At least give the tires a chance to compete on a level playing field.

Because hysteresis is definitely real-- I changed the wheels on my wife's bike without her knowledge, from 15c to...
06-16-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By DrIsotope

Del Sol are pretty much SoCal local-- most...

Del Sol are pretty much SoCal local-- most people outside of the San Diego area won't have heard of them-- take a look at their dealer list, the furthest one is about 100 miles from their...
06-16-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By DrIsotope

Before using any wax lube, it's best to degrease...

Before using any wax lube, it's best to degrease the chain completely.
06-16-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By DrIsotope

Yep, the Wipperman/Connex link is a false...

Yep, the Wipperman/Connex link is a false economy, because the "one time use" quick-links from SRAM, Shimano, KMC, etc, will all last the life of the chain at minimum. I do hot wax on my chains, so...
06-16-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 510
Posted By DrIsotope

If it's spending the money that's your primary...

If it's spending the money that's your primary concern, USA Made (https://usamadeco.com/collections/sharktooth-pro-110-130-bcd) chainrings are excellent, and $28 shipped.
06-16-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,690
Posted By DrIsotope

I've had numerous people pull up next to me at...

I've had numerous people pull up next to me at stoplights and say something along the lines of, "That is the brightest taillight I've ever seen. What is it?" So if the Hotshot Pro is only effective...
06-15-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 906
Posted By DrIsotope

I don't mention anything about racing in a...

I don't mention anything about racing in a non-racing context, because what happens in a race is meaningless outside of that race. Racers beat their equipment to death through a combination of...
06-15-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 906
Posted By DrIsotope

If you're using a narrow-wide chainring, the...

If you're using a narrow-wide chainring, the chain isn't coming off. If you're using a "normal" chainring and some kind of keeper, the chain isn't coming off.

If you're using a normal chainring...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,040
Posted By DrIsotope

While only 3,053 miles over 82 rides, have not...

While only 3,053 miles over 82 rides, have not had a single issue with my Bolt. Nada.

My old Edge 520 rebooted mid-ride the second day I owned it, and would GPS glitch so often I had to have...
06-15-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By DrIsotope

The Canyon Torque 6.0 is also aluminum.

The Canyon Torque 6.0 is also aluminum.
06-15-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,417
Posted By DrIsotope

I at least try to never assume that someone is...

I at least try to never assume that someone is stupid and always make any assessment of others from a assumption of competency. So when I see someone riding... questionably, I simply assume that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 643
Posted By DrIsotope

I would leave the house with it already connected...

I would leave the house with it already connected to a battery pack. Even one of the lipstick-sized 3,300mah batteries will keep a 520/820 running for 24+ hours with NAV on. And you'll have...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 643
Posted By DrIsotope

The battery capacity on the Garmins tends to...

The battery capacity on the Garmins tends to degrade quite rapidly-- after maybe 50 charge cycles, the battery will be at maybe 75-80% of its original capacity. After 100+ cycles, it's often 50% or...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 643
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, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By DrIsotope

From what I've gathered, most brands who care...

From what I've gathered, most brands who care spec their 700c tire widths off of a 622x17c wheel, so your tire should mount to the mfr. stated if it has a 17mm internal width. Mostly.

I wish...
06-13-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By DrIsotope

Moved from 50+ to Pills & Ills due to non-cycling...

Moved from 50+ to Pills & Ills due to non-cycling content
06-13-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 828
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, 01:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,685
Posted By DrIsotope

The last screw I picked up I rode 25 more miles...

The last screw I picked up I rode 25 more miles on it. Took the screw out when I got home, put in a plug, and rode it for a few hundred more miles. I just replaced a front tire at ~4,500 miles, a...
06-13-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,685
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, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By DrIsotope

Ordinarily, my first piece of advice would be to...

Ordinarily, my first piece of advice would be to go ride 'em both, but that is likely not an option for the Canyon. So a slight advantage there to the Cannondale.

The 1X drivetrain will not be a...
06-13-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,041
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: 23,302
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...
06-13-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 44,598
Posted By DrIsotope

In a couple of places around the county line,...

In a couple of places around the county line, it's gone full-on shantytown in the riverbed. Of course every overpass has spawned a village... except passing under the 60fwy. I've always wondered...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,127
Posted By DrIsotope

I see no controversy. Garmin has had a shoddy...

I see no controversy. Garmin has had a shoddy track record with regards to their software pretty much ever since they started making bike computers. Everybody knows it. And they could get away...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 43,465
Posted By DrIsotope

Cervelo did the black/white matte for two years,...

Cervelo did the black/white matte for two years, I think, 2016 and 2017. The matte is fiercely annoying. All of the gold on mine is $10 worth of vinyl from the JoAnn crafts and an hour with 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,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 43,465
Posted By DrIsotope

Father's Day 2019, a few days early

The wife asked me if there was anything I wanted for Father's Day this year, so I thought about non-essentials I wouldn't buy for myself, and rather quickly arrived at carbon wheels. I was a carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,127
Posted By DrIsotope

I turned anti-Garmin when I bought my 520. I...

I turned anti-Garmin when I bought my 520. I always got less elevation than everyone else, the battery life started nose-diving right out of the box, and the pairing (BT and sensor) issues were...
06-12-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,761
Posted By DrIsotope

...probably? We don't have gravel here, we have...

...probably? We don't have gravel here, we have sandy, washboarded fire roads. I ride the bike in a lot of places it has no real business being, and the wheels have never once complained. They're...
06-12-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,761
Posted By DrIsotope

The graphics are apparently photoshop. There are...

The graphics are apparently photoshop. There are no logos of any kind on the hoops. I have two sets, one rim and one disc, and neither have any logos.
06-11-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,761
Posted By DrIsotope

I was just going to link to PWB-- I have about...

I was just going to link to PWB-- I have about 14,000 miles on my PWB Signature disc wheels, and do not have a single complaint. The set is ~1,600g in 24/24 spoke.

The Kinlin XR31 hoops are...
06-11-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,233
Posted By DrIsotope

I have a Hotshot Pro 150 taillight, I wear a...

I have a Hotshot Pro 150 taillight, I wear a helmet, and most importantly: I pay attention. Situational awareness is more important than anything else.
06-11-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By DrIsotope

You pass by an arena, you say? Me and my wife...

You pass by an arena, you say? Me and my wife will sometimes do a lap around the neighborhood together, one we've done hundreds of times. The game is we start off at the same time, but I try to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 794
Posted By DrIsotope

Machine lathe + aluminum bar + 3mm CF scrap +...

Machine lathe + aluminum bar + 3mm CF scrap + lil' fasteners =

https://i.imgur.com/Q5kahWp.jpg?1

The backup tube (and a bunch of other stuff) is in the Wolftooth waterproof bag.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,801
Posted By DrIsotope

As with most things, "crazy" is relative. Want...

As with most things, "crazy" is relative. Want also usually trumps need. But I know that in my mind, 3600 bucks sounds a whole lot more like N+1 than it does electronic shifting and more bling-y tire...
06-11-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,063
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, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By DrIsotope

My trainer wheel, complete with red Vittoria...

My trainer wheel, complete with red Vittoria trainer tire, doesn't even have the brake rotor on it. As soon as you stop pedaling, the "bike" starts slowing down.

If there's any upside to being...
06-10-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,405
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...
06-10-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,456
Posted By DrIsotope

I don't bother taking water on rides of ~1 hour,...

I don't bother taking water on rides of ~1 hour, unless those rides falls between June and September. Water consumption during those months can reach 1oz per minute.

A 35 mile ride is going to be...
06-10-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By DrIsotope

How well did you clean the tires before you put...

How well did you clean the tires before you put 'em away?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,018
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...
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