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11-12-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 489
Posted By DrIsotope

SRAM 1X, 42T up front, 10-42 cassette,...

SRAM 1X, 42T up front, 10-42 cassette, approaching 18k miles. I ride it anywhere and everywhere. Have never once missed having another chainring up front.
11-12-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,581
Posted By DrIsotope

I sometimes forget that there is such a thing as...

I sometimes forget that there is such a thing as cheap sunglasses, because mine have to be prescription, and are therefore not cheap. Lenses alone can end up over $200.

As to frame quality, I've...
11-12-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 909
Posted By DrIsotope

I want to see a giant animal sculpture. The...

I want to see a giant animal sculpture. The Cabezon dinosaurs are like... 80 miles round trip from me (with about 4,500ft,) and always windy, so I don't wanna ride out there. There is a local giant...
Forum: Foo
11-12-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 746
Posted By DrIsotope

While I appreciate forays into the absurd, a...

While I appreciate forays into the absurd, a "billion year old human" can be proven not to exist because humans are a thing that have been thoroughly investigated and studied, and it has already been...
11-12-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,581
Posted By DrIsotope

It's not even remotely all Luxottica, but what...

It's not even remotely all Luxottica, but what they've done (been allowed to do, more accurately) to the industry is inexcusable. They've done to eyewear what DeBeers did to diamonds. The fact that...
11-12-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 909
Posted By DrIsotope

Should definitely qualify as antique- a citrus...

Should definitely qualify as antique- a citrus grove spray truck for fertilizer or pesticide from ~1930s, taken oh, about an hour ago.
...
11-12-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 449
Posted By DrIsotope

In just nine days, we have a 30% chance of rain. ...

In just nine days, we have a 30% chance of rain. We got a light misting on September 27th, and it's been bone dry since. This upcoming week will be the first of the season with highs below 80.
...
11-12-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By DrIsotope

This seems pretty straightforward, really. Dude...

This seems pretty straightforward, really. Dude that runs a bikini coffee shop yells at cyclist for not signaling his intention to turn, because you know, cars always signal their intentions. Other...
11-12-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,581
Posted By DrIsotope

This is speaking of prescription lenses, so...

This is speaking of prescription lenses, so results may vary: Went to my first pair of polarized lenses a little over a year ago. Never going back to non-polarized. The increased contrast is...
Forum: Foo
11-12-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 746
Posted By DrIsotope

I wasn't thinking about rabbit-sized deer, I was...

I wasn't thinking about rabbit-sized deer, I was thinking more about something like the story of the Lykovs...
11-10-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,581
Posted By DrIsotope

As far as "budget" shades go, Tifosi are pretty...

As far as "budget" shades go, Tifosi are pretty darn good. It's what my wife wears.
11-10-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,581
Posted By DrIsotope

Value is relative. But IMO, yeah, it's worth it. ...

Value is relative. But IMO, yeah, it's worth it. The optics on quality glasses from Oakley, Nike, etc. are just better than economy brands.

Be glad you don't have to have prescription lenses...
11-10-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 837
Posted By DrIsotope

WTH is a ringtone? My phone has been on silent...

WTH is a ringtone? My phone has been on silent since it left the store. So if it were to ring, it would be whatever the default ringtone is for that particular phone.

Which would really catch me...
11-09-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By DrIsotope

You could put a strip of sticky-back hobby foam...

You could put a strip of sticky-back hobby foam under the cables as sound deadening. I've used sticky-back hobby foam to stop housings from rubbing on the headtube/frame. It holds up pretty well,...
Forum: Foo
11-09-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 746
Posted By DrIsotope

As far as cryptids go, the sasquatch/bigfoot/yeti...

As far as cryptids go, the sasquatch/bigfoot/yeti is one of the least likely-- at least in the PNW--- due to reputed size and purely terrestrial nature.

Maybe he's in the middle of Russia, though....
Forum: Foo
11-09-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 808
Posted By DrIsotope

Anyone who carts out Man in Black as their...

Anyone who carts out Man in Black as their example of "when country was good" is just showing their age-- that song came out in 1971. It's also an anti-establishment/anti-Vietnam War protest song,...
11-09-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 449
Posted By DrIsotope

New bike day isn't the best day, new drivetrain...

New bike day isn't the best day, new drivetrain day is the best day! Because then the fit is more dialed in, you're used to the bike, it just works so much better (especially after retiring a...
11-09-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 627
Posted By DrIsotope

Navigation is, for whatever reasons, apparently...

Navigation is, for whatever reasons, apparently very difficult to implement in a cycling computer. As soon as nav functions get added on, things start to go awry. I lived for a year with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,602
Posted By DrIsotope

Your assumptions ≠ my empirical evidence. I've...

Your assumptions ≠ my empirical evidence. I've been gluing cuts for 40,000+ miles. If the repairs were indeed 100% cosmetic, and yet have resulted in zero premature failures, I would reckon myself...
11-09-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 627
Posted By DrIsotope

Two years with a 520, approaching two years with...

Two years with a 520, approaching two years with an Elemnt Bolt. Hardware-wise, they're both fully competent units. The differences in the software are almost incomparable. I've had the Garmin...
11-09-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,082
Posted By DrIsotope

While I think cleaning a waxed chain between dips...

While I think cleaning a waxed chain between dips is an absolute waste of time and resources, I happen to have both-- time and resources. I just refreshed the entire drivetrain on my go-anywhere...
11-09-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 627
Posted By DrIsotope

The Garmins can also display two data fields on...

The Garmins can also display two data fields on the map screen.

I would take the Wahoo over the Garmin any day of the week, but that's just me.
Forum: Touring
11-08-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 495
Posted By DrIsotope

The conspicuous consumption by casual cyclists is...

The conspicuous consumption by casual cyclists is what keeps the industry running.
11-08-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,082
Posted By DrIsotope

So by this thinking, dirt can magic it's way...

So by this thinking, dirt can magic it's way inside a chain, and the hot wax somehow did not make it into those same voids during the hot waxing process?

The point of wax is that it is a dry...
11-08-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 400
Posted By DrIsotope

Agreed. More is just annoying to cycle through.

Agreed. More is just annoying to cycle through.
11-08-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,082
Posted By DrIsotope

I just assumed that the people who actually get...

I just assumed that the people who actually get their chains dirty aren't chasing the 0.5W savings afforded by moly and PTFE.
11-08-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 743
Posted By DrIsotope

Those welds are... bad. Really bad. And on...

Those welds are... bad. Really bad. And on aluminum. Titanium frame welding tends to look a bit more like this, as it's done by people who know what they're doing:
...
11-08-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 449
Posted By DrIsotope

I dunno. There's something relaxing about it. I...

I dunno. There's something relaxing about it. I put on a podcast, and see how close I can get my lap times together. I've put together strings of 10 laps of +/- 1 second.

Not having to...
11-08-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,082
Posted By DrIsotope

If you are hot waxing a chain there is absolutely...

If you are hot waxing a chain there is absolutely no need to clean the chain between applications of hot wax
11-08-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By DrIsotope

Well, the rear is definitely a Mudhugger...

Well, the rear is definitely a Mudhugger...
11-08-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,082
Posted By DrIsotope

Cleaning the chain between wax dips defeats a big...

Cleaning the chain between wax dips defeats a big part of why we chose hot waxing in the first place.

I've never done more than knock the bigger chunks of mud off of the chain before dropping it...
Forum: Touring
11-08-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 495
Posted By DrIsotope

Directly from Cervelo themselves, "It’s time to...

Directly from Cervelo themselves, "It’s time to change the paradigm of gravel bike design from hauling gear slowly to empowering athletes quickly. Leveraging vast knowledge from road racing, the...
11-08-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By DrIsotope

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11-08-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By DrIsotope

Schrader Valve is 7.7mm OD, 5/16" ID tubing is...

Schrader Valve is 7.7mm OD, 5/16" ID tubing is 7.9mm. As I said in my previous post, just make a little adapter.
11-08-19, 12:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By DrIsotope

Broke the 5th metacarpal in my right hand two...

Broke the 5th metacarpal in my right hand two years ago. Was not about to get off the bike for 6+ weeks. Bolted the bike into the trainer, put in ~500 miles on Zwift. Built a "bench" that rest...
11-07-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,082
Posted By DrIsotope

You're overthinking it. When the wax is cold in...

You're overthinking it. When the wax is cold in the pot, you can pop the "puck" out, and shave the icky bottom part off with pretty much anything. A butter knife works. I use a little scrap of...
11-07-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 449
Posted By DrIsotope

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This is East Parking at the San Bernardino...
11-07-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By DrIsotope

100ml luer lock syringes w/ tubing...

100ml luer lock syringes w/ tubing...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,602
Posted By DrIsotope

I'll just assume then that you understand the...

I'll just assume then that you understand the difference between set time and cure time. Gorilla Super Glue for instance isn't full strength for 24 hours. Many glues aren't fully cured for 72 hours. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,602
Posted By DrIsotope

Rubber-infused super glues: Gorilla Super...

Rubber-infused super glues:

Gorilla Super Glue
Bob Smith Industries BSI IC-2000
Loctite 480
Loctite PowerFlex
Starbond KE-150
Starbond KBL-500

And while it has no flex agent, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 726
Posted By DrIsotope

Every wheelset in my shop is fitted with...

Every wheelset in my shop is fitted with Velotubes (https://www.amazon.com/Tubeless-Valve-Stem-Super-Choose/dp/B07C2N8Q4R?ref_=ast_bbp_dp) valves. They come in three lengths and five colors. I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,602
Posted By DrIsotope

Incorrect, as has been shown empirically over...

Incorrect, as has been shown empirically over tens of thousands of miles. I've saved several 700c tires from an early demise by gluing cuts shut. It's not hard. For frame of reference: R/C tires...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,602
Posted By DrIsotope

Well, I'm not using superglue to fill holes so...

Well, I'm not using superglue to fill holes so much as I am to glue cuts back together, so they don't get any bigger. I've glued them this way both internally and externally. The particular type of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,602
Posted By DrIsotope

I sure do. I seal up little nicks and cuts in...

I sure do. I seal up little nicks and cuts in tires with superglue all the time. Never had a problem.
Forum: Foo
11-03-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By DrIsotope

Fourteen states have initiated legislation to...

Fourteen states have initiated legislation to stop the time change, five have voted on it (including California) and must wait for congressional approval for it to happen.

Congress has delayed any...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,602
Posted By DrIsotope

You can get a lot of horrible, hairshirt-level...

You can get a lot of horrible, hairshirt-level self-flagellation miles by riding on Hardshells. I speak from experience-- I had a front 700x28 Hardshell last 6,600 miles.

But it's not what the OP...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,602
Posted By DrIsotope

I got just over 3,300 miles out of a rear tire...

I got just over 3,300 miles out of a rear tire once. Once.

Current rear has 2,600 on it and it's pretty much knackered.

I mount every tire hoping for 3,000, and make it about 30% of the time....
11-03-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By DrIsotope

This is a query posed by someone who has never...

This is a query posed by someone who has never bonked on a ride. Nothing good comes of it, there is no benefit outside of the knowledge of how you feel when you're running out of gas, so you can...
11-03-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 493
Posted By DrIsotope

Sort of. You can drop 'em in a glass of hot...

Sort of. You can drop 'em in a glass of hot water, sometimes it helps. But more often than not, it's not the sealant at all. The little rubber seal at the very bottom of the core gets soft, and...
11-03-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,088
Posted By DrIsotope

Over 2kg for a road wheelset is pretty much boat...

Over 2kg for a road wheelset is pretty much boat anchor heavy. I haven't tried to shave grams with any of my wheelsets, yet they are all under 1,600g.

Now if the Trek spec is the wheelset with...
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