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12-13-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,885
Posted By DrIsotope

I've said this before-- folks have it easier in...

I've said this before-- folks have it easier in other parts of the country with regards to cold, because we don't have "proper cold." A day might start out in the low 40s, and within a few hours be...
Forum: Foo
12-13-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 182
Posted By DrIsotope

That Instagram is a journey into darkness, man.

That Instagram is a journey into darkness, man.
12-13-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,885
Posted By DrIsotope

This one is out of my reach, because the local...

This one is out of my reach, because the local clubs fanatically stick to their riding routes/schedules. If the ride time is 7am, it's 7am no matter what. Thing as, at 7am it's like 38º. By 9:30 it's...
12-13-19, 01:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 394
Posted By DrIsotope

10,000. Perhaps a bit more to go, weather...

10,000. Perhaps a bit more to go, weather depending.
12-13-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,385
Posted By DrIsotope

Cracked the first one in half by bouncing my head...

Cracked the first one in half by bouncing my head off the ground, and the second one... same thing. I've actually gone through 4, but one is still serviceable and used for wetter/colder days. It...
12-12-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By DrIsotope

If it's laid out in a line or distributed in what...

If it's laid out in a line or distributed in what is clearly a debris field, then it is notable. Otherwise, glass on the SART? Only always. A good day is not having to ride onto the dirt to dodge a...
12-11-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 179
Posted By DrIsotope

There is no inexpensive method for reliably...

There is no inexpensive method for reliably transporting five bicycles with a sedan. It is genuinely that simple.
12-10-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 885
Posted By DrIsotope

Six apps open on my desktop currently, including...

Six apps open on my desktop currently, including Bike Forums in a Chrome tab, CPU usage hovering around 4%. Seems about right.
12-09-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,382
Posted By DrIsotope

There's a new one of these, so I'll go ahead and...

There's a new one of these, so I'll go ahead and close the door on this one.
Forum: Foo
12-09-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By DrIsotope

600cfm centrifugal blower in an unheated workshop...

600cfm centrifugal blower in an unheated workshop is what I use, and it's not nearly enough-- I still sweat buckets.

In my quick, back-of-the-napkin math, a rider with an average frontal area...
12-09-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 313
Posted By DrIsotope

Most LEDs in lights are pulsing all the time--...

Most LEDs in lights are pulsing all the time-- just as a rate too fast for you to see it with the naked eye. But snap a burst of photos of a bike headlight solid on, and it will be on in some, off in...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,956
Posted By DrIsotope

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,604
Posted By DrIsotope

What I call the "closed course effect." Imagine...

What I call the "closed course effect." Imagine if you didn't need to confine your cycling to the bike lane, or the few feet of the shoulder. So you could apex a turn and use all 30+ feet of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,956
Posted By DrIsotope

Unless you're of the die-hard C&V crowd, there's...

Unless you're of the die-hard C&V crowd, there's a fair chance you ride on 28s now. I'm on not-too-wide 19mm internal wheels, any my 700x25 tubeless Giant Gavias mount to 27.5mm wide. If I want to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 637
Posted By DrIsotope

The last tire I had with a "goldilocks puncture,"...

The last tire I had with a "goldilocks puncture," that is: too big for sealant, but small enough not to destroy the tire-- lasted another ~800 miles with a Dynaplug in it. They don't happen often,...
12-08-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 389
Posted By DrIsotope

My forced Zwift sessions were in my unheated...

My forced Zwift sessions were in my unheated workshop in winter, and it was still too hot. Churning out +800W of heat is like having a heater aimed at me the whole time. It has to get desperately...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 637
Posted By DrIsotope

If you have a puncture too big to seal, and don't...

If you have a puncture too big to seal, and don't have plugs, you need to completely unseat the tire in order to get one bead out and insert a tube. Hercules couldn't get one bead outside the lip...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 637
Posted By DrIsotope

I'm curious of a few things: how big was the...

I'm curious of a few things: how big was the puncture (to big for sealant, but small enough to plug?,) and what was the method attempted to get the tire loose? In my experience, even the...
Forum: Foo
12-08-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 682
Posted By DrIsotope

I absolutely love wireless charging. And if...

I absolutely love wireless charging. And if phone makers would simply abandon the pursuit of making phones so thin that they become two-dimensional, we could have batteries that last more than one...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,554
Posted By DrIsotope

Start by riding more and running less. Actually,...

Start by riding more and running less. Actually, start by not having your Strava save every ride as both a run and a ride.

Ride more, get faster. Worry about marginal gains later.
Forum: Foo
12-07-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By DrIsotope

The speed at which Aviation Gin got that spot...

The speed at which Aviation Gin got that spot shot and uploaded is nothing short of amazing. And precisely what we're come to expect from Deadpool... err, I mean Ryan Reynolds. I mean, less than a...
12-07-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,885
Posted By DrIsotope

I'd like to see "sport in the background," that...

I'd like to see "sport in the background," that is, any kind of sport/game going on. Hockey, tennis, disc golf, kids whipping snowballs at each other, whatever.
12-07-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,987
Posted By DrIsotope

The only drawback I found in my time with TriFlow...

The only drawback I found in my time with TriFlow is that it goes jet black pretty quickly, and makes for a chain that can double as an ink stamp. Functionally it's fine, but cleanliness wise (IMO)...
12-07-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,885
Posted By DrIsotope

I think this is a hat trick of the three most...

I think this is a hat trick of the three most recent challenges. Any bonus for being out in the annoying drizzle? :P Shout out to PNW for making Soda Pop Fenders.
...
12-06-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,987
Posted By DrIsotope

I got just over 2 years out of my first 3lb bag...

I got just over 2 years out of my first 3lb bag of wax pellets, back when I was still tinkering with my formula. I then got a 10lb slab of paraffin from JoAnn with a double coupon (about $1.50 a...
12-06-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,885
Posted By DrIsotope

We're pretty much all natural gas plants out...

We're pretty much all natural gas plants out here. The above-pictured Mountain View Power Generating Station is a natural gas fired dual combustion turbine w/ heat recovery steam generators and a...
12-06-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,885
Posted By DrIsotope

Well see, we don't have dams that make...

Well see, we don't have dams that make 'lectricity 'round these parts. That big dirt wall is just to hold water. For power plants all we've got are big fans out in the desert, big solar arrays...
12-05-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,885
Posted By DrIsotope

I'mma go with power plant. The bigger the better.

I'mma go with power plant. The bigger the better.
12-05-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,987
Posted By DrIsotope

I feel like I shouldn't need to remind you that a...

I feel like I shouldn't need to remind you that a recumbent uses 2-3 chains, so take your chain life (in miles) and divide it by either 2 or 3.

If your trike uses just 2 chains, you're getting a...
Forum: Foo
12-05-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 108
Posted By DrIsotope

As an occasional gamer, I'm gonna go ahead and...

As an occasional gamer, I'm gonna go ahead and guess that this is microtransaction related.
12-05-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 9,130
Posted By DrIsotope

I'm not entirely sure as to what to classify it...

I'm not entirely sure as to what to classify it as, but the fact that the company's stock is taking as big a hit over lowering it's own subscription prices as it did from the weekend ad backlash...
12-05-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,885
Posted By DrIsotope

Seven Oaks Dam. ...

Seven Oaks Dam.

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About as close as one can typically get, as there's a...
12-05-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,385
Posted By DrIsotope

We have a whole range of looks, including...

We have a whole range of looks, including moustache, if that's what you're into.

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12-05-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 9,130
Posted By DrIsotope

I'm not saying any of these articles are...

I'm not saying any of these articles are presenting bias, but...
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12-05-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,385
Posted By DrIsotope

Yeah, I do tend to put a decent amount of mile on...

Yeah, I do tend to put a decent amount of mile on 'em pretty quickly (the helmet under the bag is barely a year old and north of 10k miles) but my helmets have it pretty cushy when not in use.
...
12-04-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,385
Posted By DrIsotope

I'll be sure to update with any findings if I get...

I'll be sure to update with any findings if I get a helmet to last 3-4 years. I've only been riding for five years and I'm on my third helmet.
12-04-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 282
Posted By DrIsotope

A 2mm Phillips works perfectly, I just changed...

A 2mm Phillips works perfectly, I just changed the battery in my Garmin HRM for the second time a few days ago. Got over a year out of each CR2032.
12-04-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,987
Posted By DrIsotope

Outdated and ostensibly false. The factory...

Outdated and ostensibly false. The factory coating on a chain is an anti-corrosive agent, and serves to attract and trap contaminants perhaps better than anything else. It should be removed before...
12-04-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,987
Posted By DrIsotope

The absolute best non-lubricant there is! I wax...

The absolute best non-lubricant there is! I wax my chains once a month, getting 400-500 miles per chain. I know it's not a lubricant because it doesn't get my drivetrain completely filthy. ;)

p.s....
12-04-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By DrIsotope

I gonna say this is likely a Solé el Tigre...

I gonna say this is likely a Solé el Tigre (https://www.solebicycles.com/products/el-tigre) with an Audi Logo. Currently on sale direct from Solé for $275. Comes in a whole range of colors.
12-04-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,271
Posted By DrIsotope

What's the statute of limitations on this one?...

What's the statute of limitations on this one? Three years? Five? If someone is "loaned" an object without a set time of return, at what point does it become the property of the person to whom it was...
12-04-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By DrIsotope

Back in 2015, Audi partnered with Lightweight for...

Back in 2015, Audi partnered with Lightweight for a limited-run of 50 super-light and ultra-expensive "Audi Sport Racing BIkes," which cost just shy of $20k.

So unless Audi has fallen on really...
12-03-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 9,130
Posted By DrIsotope

Would go smashingly with some Bang and Olufsen...

Would go smashingly with some Bang and Olufsen Beolab 18s (https://www.selfridges.com/US/en/cat/bang-olufsen-beolab-18-wireless-loudspeakers_541-10101-BEOLAB18/), (in silver and maple, naturally) and...
12-03-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,190
Posted By DrIsotope

Have y'all been indoors so long that you've all...

Have y'all been indoors so long that you've all selectively forgotten that Lightweight, Lupine, and Ceramicspeed are all companies that exist? No one needs anything any of those companies produce.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 7,077
Posted By DrIsotope

I think that many of the anti-headphonites are in...

I think that many of the anti-headphonites are in active denial of one particular point: cycling on the road is an act of faith. I don't mean faith as in the gods and religions thing, I mean it as...
12-03-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 9,130
Posted By DrIsotope

Tell that to Wahoo. The KICKRbike...

Tell that to Wahoo. The KICKRbike (https://www.wahoofitness.com/devices/smart-bike/kickr-bike/buy) is listed at $3,499. Most of the smart trainer market hovers around $1,200, and you still need a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 12:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,908
Posted By DrIsotope

Much as it pains me to say, probably the San...

Much as it pains me to say, probably the San Diego area. Well established cycling infrastructure (bike lanes everywhere,) lots of clubs, plenty of annual events, weather is tough to beat.

I just...
12-01-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 914
Posted By DrIsotope

An era-appropriate square-taper crankset, like an...

An era-appropriate square-taper crankset, like an Ultegra 6500 or DuraAce 7400, would both be 650-670g including fixing bolts. An Ultegra 6800 is 677g, and a DuraAce 9000 is 615g. The net savings is...
12-01-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 914
Posted By DrIsotope

I have a Shimano SM-BBR60 here with +15k miles on...

I have a Shimano SM-BBR60 here with +15k miles on it, installed on it's third frame. Bearings are still smooth.

And even though no one asked, a BB-UN26 square-taper is 355g, while the...
12-01-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By DrIsotope

^^^ Neat. I might be reverse engineering...

^^^ Neat.

I might be reverse engineering something like that in the near future-- the floorspace in my workshop is getting taken over by bikes.
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