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Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,043
Posted By DrIsotope

They're called plugs. I haven't touched a tube in...

They're called plugs. I haven't touched a tube in over 2 years-- and in 2018 I used one tube. The sealant prevents about 95% of punctures from being a problem-- most don't even leak, and the ones...
08-08-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 93,391
Posted By DrIsotope

Hoping for something more... intentional. I'm no...

Hoping for something more... intentional. I'm no architect, but it sure seems to me whatever that was, it done fell down.
08-08-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 62
Posted By DrIsotope

If you're set on 2X, stick to Shimano. SRAM isn't...

If you're set on 2X, stick to Shimano. SRAM isn't great at it. I have no problems with 1X (and therefore SRAM,) but I use an xD driver so I can have a 10T small cog-- 44/10 is kinda nestled between...
08-08-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By DrIsotope

As I've stated more than once in more than one...

As I've stated more than once in more than one thread about this, the price point is so high that no amount of real-world mileage between applications could make the Absolute Black cost-effective.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,875
Posted By DrIsotope

The gentleman's name is Tom Ritchey, hence the TR...

The gentleman's name is Tom Ritchey, hence the TR logo.
Forum: Commuting
08-07-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 206
Posted By DrIsotope

Connex/Wipperman makes stainless steel inner...

Connex/Wipperman makes stainless steel inner plate chains for 10 and 11 speed. Combined with a "weather resistant" lube, should hold up decently well.
08-07-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By DrIsotope

When presented with the Trolley Problem,...

When presented with the Trolley Problem, autonomous vehicles are more likely to hit what they were programmed to hit. The assumption that the currently on-board human would make a "better decision"...
08-06-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By DrIsotope

As it's a drop-bar bike, you'd have to change... ...

As it's a drop-bar bike, you'd have to change... most everything. I don't think there's a set of 3x9 STis for hydraulic, so to go full hydraulic, you'd have to replace not just the levers and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 164
Posted By DrIsotope

Giant has renamed the line so many times I don't...

Giant has renamed the line so many times I don't know what's what-- they have like 15 TL models, and it seems like they're all cousins-- triple the thread count of an AC1 and you've got a Race0,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 164
Posted By DrIsotope

The Gavia series sits among the leaders on my...

The Gavia series sits among the leaders on my list of tubeless road tires. You would gain virtually nothing in RR/speed/longevity going from Gavias to GP5000s. Difference in rolling resistance might...
08-06-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By DrIsotope

On a lark, I swapped out the R2 on my SSCX for my...

On a lark, I swapped out the R2 on my SSCX for my previously-on-sabbatical H2, just to see if there's a noticeable difference in ride quality. The short answer is... absolutely. The R2 gives up...
08-06-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 93,391
Posted By DrIsotope

Casinooooooooooo!! ...

Casinooooooooooo!!
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And here we have where dem cranes come from. Much assembly...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 701
Posted By DrIsotope

I look at this the same way I look at automotive...

I look at this the same way I look at automotive tires. If you drive a Porsche 911 GT3RS, you have about 10 options for a rear tire, and the cheap one is ~$300. If you drive a Toyota Corolla, you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 701
Posted By DrIsotope

Mavic did it, why not ENVE? Though for $2,500+...

Mavic did it, why not ENVE? Though for $2,500+ wheelsets, they should throw the first pair of tires in free.
08-06-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,387
Posted By DrIsotope

Haven't made a Relive in awhile-- this is the...

Haven't made a Relive in awhile-- this is the ride from this past Sunday. Sure aren't many direction changes in this one. Just headin' west.

https://www.relive.cc/view/vNOPPBQzL2O
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,274
Posted By DrIsotope

You'd have fared better here out West, where we...

You'd have fared better here out West, where we only have "suburban raccoons." No way one could have sped out on you, as they so, so, so fat. They waddle when they walk. Had to kill one that managed...
08-06-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 314
Posted By DrIsotope

First the disclaimer that the OP's butt dyno...

First the disclaimer that the OP's butt dyno might need re-calibrating, just because a tire feels slower doesn't necessarily mean it is.

At the same time, there might be something to it, as the...
08-05-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By DrIsotope

They're also about 3 dollars, so I don't really...

They're also about 3 dollars, so I don't really see the point of not having one if you own a Shimano crank.
08-05-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By DrIsotope

Shimano TL-FC16

Shimano TL-FC16
08-05-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By DrIsotope

My H2 has over 11,000 miles on it, and still has...

My H2 has over 11,000 miles on it, and still has most of the adjustment bolt unused. I don't think they have a definable lifespan.

I fitted an R2 on my most recent build (end of April,) currently...
08-05-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 380
Posted By DrIsotope

I was in a similar position a few years ago and...

I was in a similar position a few years ago and bought a Wahoo Elemnt Bolt. I would do it again.
08-04-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,141
Posted By DrIsotope

When the image first loaded I thought it was an...

When the image first loaded I thought it was an old moped. I don't know if it's perspective or what, but the brake rotors look absolutely enormous, and the crank arms look about 200mm long. That...
08-04-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,199
Posted By DrIsotope

I'll take "How do I indicate my age and...

I'll take "How do I indicate my age and generation without explicitly stating my age and generation" for $200, Alex.
08-04-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 765
Posted By DrIsotope

No thread is complete without the IF YOU AIN'T...

No thread is complete without the IF YOU AIN'T CLIMBIN' YOU AIN'T RIDIN' guy. Evokes the same response from me here that it always does... <extended fart sound>
08-04-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 613
Posted By DrIsotope

I didn't think any of you codgers were still...

I didn't think any of you codgers were still allowed to have pie, unless it's sugar-free, and I refuse to buy that. I could bring you some rice cakes, probably. :roflmao2:

On topic, lower blood...
08-04-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 613
Posted By DrIsotope

It's called orthostatic hypotension, it's not...

It's called orthostatic hypotension, it's not necessarily indicative of an underlying condition, and it's just a thing that happens every now and again to cyclists, because we participate in an...
08-04-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 765
Posted By DrIsotope

I'm trying to imagine riding in a place without...

I'm trying to imagine riding in a place without sand. As a Southern Californian, it seems impossible. Here, we have sand, sand with rocks in it, sand with clay in it, and most commonly, sand with...
08-04-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 368
Posted By DrIsotope

These boys get that syrup in 'em, they get all...

These boys get that syrup in 'em, they get all antsy in their pantsy.-- Captain O'Hagan

Accurate.
08-04-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 939
Posted By DrIsotope

I wouldn't spend 280 bucks on that. I mean, I...

I wouldn't spend 280 bucks on that. I mean, I don't see why you should have to anyway as you didn't do it, the shop did. Save the warranty replacement for either something serious, or a future time...
08-04-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 368
Posted By DrIsotope

I stopped at my LBS with about 25km to go on a...

I stopped at my LBS with about 25km to go on a double metric, and one of the guys gave me one of these:
...
08-04-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 728
Posted By DrIsotope

If I could only ride on streets with speed limits...

If I could only ride on streets with speed limits of 30mph, I couldn't leave my driveway. The street I live on is posted 35mph, and my neighborhood is framed on all four sides with roads posted 50mph.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
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: 31
Views: 939
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: 308
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: 234
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: 31
Views: 939
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: 89
Views: 3,551
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: 2,552
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: 540
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: 450
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: 53
Views: 3,387
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: 462
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: 563
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: 563
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: 578
Posted By DrIsotope

Weirdo. <self-reported>

Weirdo.

<self-reported>
07-31-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 975
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: 975
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: 449
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: 975
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: 578
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...
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