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10-23-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 212
Posted By DrIsotope

At least in my case, two-sided power is an...

At least in my case, two-sided power is an unnecessary feature. The biggest discrepancy I ever saw, in over 1,500 recorded rides, was 53L/47R. Day in and day out is 51L/49R, but shorter, high-output...
10-23-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 117
Posted By DrIsotope

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Bigger stuff is on the pegboard. Bigger than that is in proper...
Forum: Foo
10-23-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,701
Posted By DrIsotope

The idea that calling a waiter/waitress by their...

The idea that calling a waiter/waitress by their first name is somehow preferable to sir or ma'am is a clear indicator that things work differently in different places. Calling out to the wait staff...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 344
Posted By DrIsotope

Well, I personally won't take an $800+ phone out...

Well, I personally won't take an $800+ phone out of the house without a case on it, so the small bag would be ruled out from the go. But then again, if it's in a case, it doesn't need to go in a bag.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 344
Posted By DrIsotope

Well, the small Rapha Essentials Case is listed...

Well, the small Rapha Essentials Case is listed as 150mm W, 90mm H, and 20mm D.

An iPhone XS is 144 x 71 x 8, so an XS fits (out of a protective case, at least.) It takes up about half of the...
10-22-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 903
Posted By DrIsotope

Nothing to do with helmets, nothing to do with...

Nothing to do with helmets, nothing to do with fixies. The guy ran a red light and hit a truck.

But it's not sensational unless it is immediately pointed out that he didn't have a helmet on.
Forum: Foo
10-22-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,701
Posted By DrIsotope

I am 100% Californian, and I will refer to anyone...

I am 100% Californian, and I will refer to anyone at any time, as appropriate, as sir or ma'am. When the faceless voice through the drive-thru speaker as asks if that completes my order, without...
10-22-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 301
Posted By DrIsotope

The easiest and cheapest method is to just not...

The easiest and cheapest method is to just not worry about it. You could spend a couple hundred bucks to drop a pound off the bike, and honestly never notice a difference. In my experience, a bike...
10-22-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 214
Posted By DrIsotope

The specific part you're looking for is the: ...

The specific part you're looking for is the:

Shimano FD band-clamp adapter, SM-AD17-S 34.9-28.6mm

I cannot find one on Amazon.ca or any sites that are specifically Canadian, but they are widely...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,151
Posted By DrIsotope

There has never been any clearly collected...

There has never been any clearly collected evidence of phototaxis in humans. Target fixation, absolutely. But not "drawn towards the light," blinking or otherwise.
Forum: Foo
10-20-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 435
Posted By DrIsotope

Ahh, the magic of the dollar bill. Because when I...

Ahh, the magic of the dollar bill. Because when I get a flat, I do not mess about. Two flavors: no flat at all, or the booted tire hopefully makes it home to go straight into the bin.
...
10-19-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By DrIsotope

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10-18-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 43,284
Posted By DrIsotope

First goes the flexibility, then comes the wizard...

First goes the flexibility, then comes the wizard beard, then the recumbent is inevitable.
10-18-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 43,284
Posted By DrIsotope

Lack of flexibility is not a bragging point. If...

Lack of flexibility is not a bragging point. If you want to ride in an upright position, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. But what might come as a surprise is that there are many of us...
Forum: Touring
10-17-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By DrIsotope

If the OP is using the OEM 700x40 Giant Crosscut...

If the OP is using the OEM 700x40 Giant Crosscut tires, there should be absolutely no issues with poor sealing or fitting an emergency tube. Even at a +200lb rider weight, pressures would be in the...
10-17-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 842
Posted By DrIsotope

If you haven't already, be sure to get the...

If you haven't already, be sure to get the Elevate (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/elevate-for-strava/dhiaggccakkgdfcadnklkbljcgicpckn?hl=en) plug-in for Chrome, then if you really want to...
10-15-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,244
Posted By DrIsotope

I've never seen a cop on an eBike in my entire...

I've never seen a cop on an eBike in my entire life. But then again LAPD has about 9,000 sworn officers, another 10,000 in the LASD, and... 20 eBikes, so I guess that's not really surprising.

I...
10-15-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By DrIsotope

What is it that indicates to you that the bottom...

What is it that indicates to you that the bottom bracket is in need of replacement? I got over 8,000 miles out of a press-fit PF30 (no renowned for their longevity,) and replaced it because it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,183
Posted By DrIsotope

QFT. Non-rim brake wheels also look better. ...

QFT. Non-rim brake wheels also look better.

In terms of absolute performance, rim vs. disc is a wash for 90% of riders. Nevertheless, disc is the present and the future.
10-15-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,244
Posted By DrIsotope

They sure aren't. The most expensive...

They sure aren't. The most expensive "enforcement" model Cannondale sells has an MSRP of $1,400, has a mish-mash of components (including mechanical disc brakes) and weighs about as much a boat...
10-14-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,578
Posted By DrIsotope

For every element that makes Boston ≠ Amsterdam,...

For every element that makes Boston ≠ Amsterdam, quadruple that and you will begin to understand why SoCal ≠ everywhere else.

The reason(s) people aren't biking to the CU (or anywhere, for that...
10-14-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,578
Posted By DrIsotope

Let’s agree that what happens in Amsterdam has 0%...

Let’s agree that what happens in Amsterdam has 0% bearing on anything that happens in my life, cycling or otherwise, ever, for all time. I can say with some confidence that there are 2 people who...
10-14-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,578
Posted By DrIsotope

Every time I go to my credit union, I just take...

Every time I go to my credit union, I just take my bike inside. Every time I go anywhere, I just take my bike inside. My credit union doesn't have a rack outside, and I'm glad of it-- because then...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,151
Posted By DrIsotope

As explained by Richard Meade in the English...

As explained by Richard Meade in the English Journal of the American National Council of Teachers of English, the form daylight savings time (with an "s") was already in 1978 much more common than...
10-14-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,686
Posted By DrIsotope

The Bolt has a row of LEDs above the screen. ...

The Bolt has a row of LEDs above the screen. During TBT navigation, when you get ~100m from your turn, the Bolt makes an audio cue, and the LEDs start flashing in the direction of your turn. It's...
10-13-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,686
Posted By DrIsotope

I spent a year with a Hammerhead Karoo, which has...

I spent a year with a Hammerhead Karoo, which has unparalleled screen quality-- the best color screen on the GPS market. I switched to the Bolt and am never going back. For me, a breadcrumb trail is...
10-13-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 289
Posted By DrIsotope

Whatever is the absolutely most comfortable, as...

Whatever is the absolutely most comfortable, as you have no other concerns. My time on Zwift was spent entirely due to a broken hand, so I couldn't even rest one hand on the bars. I built a table...
10-13-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,686
Posted By DrIsotope

I bought my Bolt right when the Roam was...

I bought my Bolt right when the Roam was announced. A color screen on a bike GPS is an absolute extravagance, and is not needed, IMO. The Bolt will do what you need, and at ~10 hours a week, the...
10-13-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,763
Posted By DrIsotope

Post 16 contains some of the finest...

Post 16 contains some of the finest old-man-yells-at-cloud ranting I've seen in some time. Kudos indeed.
10-13-19, 12:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 763
Posted By DrIsotope

KHS Flite 747...

KHS Flite 747 (https://khsbicycles.com/bikes/2019-khs-models/flite-747-19/). Usually around $2k with 105 group, 36-spoke wheels, 210 cranks, all the big 'n tall stuff.
10-12-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 784
Posted By DrIsotope

Weight loss? 90% diet, 10% everything else. My...

Weight loss? 90% diet, 10% everything else. My weight has been essentially static for 2 years, and I've averaged 200 miles a week for those two years.

Because I eat like a human garbage...
10-12-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,763
Posted By DrIsotope

Once someone has moved on to acceptance about the...

Once someone has moved on to acceptance about the fact that MTV is literally not made for them anymore, they will firmly land here:
...
10-12-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,763
Posted By DrIsotope

Absolutely, 100% correct. And my go-to whenever...

Absolutely, 100% correct. And my go-to whenever anyone rants about MTV. It's not 1994, folks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ysyZF-DZFY&t=8s
10-10-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By DrIsotope

I tinkered with the Ultrafast recipe, and found...

I tinkered with the Ultrafast recipe, and found the teflon and moly to do absolutely nothing beyond straight paraffin. Maybe a touch quieter immediately after install, but no change in service...
10-10-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By DrIsotope

Doesn't appear to. I've used both Cold Water and...

Doesn't appear to. I've used both Cold Water and Warm Water formulas.
10-10-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By DrIsotope

Slick 50 Recharged High Mileage Engine Treatment...

Slick 50 Recharged High Mileage Engine Treatment (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CJ3KIEY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

1 fl/oz of that, mixed with ~4oz of paraffin, 2oz of...
10-09-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By DrIsotope

Pirelli Cinturato Velo Maxxis ReFuse ...

Pirelli Cinturato Velo
Maxxis ReFuse
Continental GP 4 Season
Panaracer Gravelking slick
10-08-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,111
Posted By DrIsotope

I went into this thread thinking in general...

I went into this thread thinking in general terms— a cool day without wind, etc. For me personally, the optimum conditions for speed occurred on December 28, 2018. Winds were howling in from the ENE,...
10-07-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,111
Posted By DrIsotope

The effect of ambient temperature on...

The effect of ambient temperature on gross-efficiency in cycling (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2039810/)

Raise the temperature from 60ºF to 96ºF, and power drops by around 20%. I...
10-07-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,567
Posted By DrIsotope

Arm warmers? For realsies? I live in an inland...

Arm warmers? For realsies? I live in an inland desert. The arm warmers might come out in November. Not because it doesn't get cold-- before I left the house on Wednesday it was 45º-- but...
10-03-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 495
Posted By DrIsotope

There is still no clear consensus as to why...

There is still no clear consensus as to why cramps occur. I've ridden ~200 miles a week every week for five years, and still get calf cramps sometimes--- mostly when I'm asleep in bed. Sometimes a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,313
Posted By DrIsotope

Well, winter is right around the corner.

Well, winter is right around the corner.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,313
Posted By DrIsotope

The aero frame is an open embrace of marginal...

The aero frame is an open embrace of marginal gains. Say the aero frame and fork combine to save you a whole watt. Then you do ten other things that each save you a whole watt. See where this is...
09-28-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By DrIsotope

Moved to Pills & Ills.

Moved to Pills & Ills.
09-27-19, 11:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,749
Posted By DrIsotope

No one can make you feel inferior without your...

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt.
09-27-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By DrIsotope

I put some candle scent in my crockpots so when I...

I put some candle scent in my crockpots so when I heat up my chain wax, the shop smells like peppermint. It's nice.
09-27-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,486
Posted By DrIsotope

The idea that 58º is cold is mind boggling to me....

The idea that 58º is cold is mind boggling to me. I'd certainly rather be riding at 58º than at 98º. Lower temps mean more power output, lower HR, and lower water requirements.

Now if you said...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,392
Posted By DrIsotope

For your comfort, bike fit > everything else ...

For your comfort, bike fit > everything else
For your speed, body position > weight

So if you want to be faster than you are on your hybrid, while at the same time not being miserable, you want a...
09-26-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 757
Posted By DrIsotope

Garmin Soft Strap HRM, in use for ~1,300 hours....

Garmin Soft Strap HRM, in use for ~1,300 hours. I've replaced the battery once. It has been flawless performance wise.

You can't use a chest strap on your arm, because it's not optical-- chest...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By DrIsotope

The only thing that blue bike shares in common...

The only thing that blue bike shares in common with an R3 is that they're both bicycles. I bet it's hella smooth and stable-- after all, you've got the wheelbase of a compact car. The R3, not so...
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