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Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 1,924
Posted By DrIsotope

My problem with wheelsuckers is nobody ever asked...

My problem with wheelsuckers is nobody ever asked me. All of a sudden, there's just a guy a foot off my wheel, and I never offered to be his personal windbreak. If they can't manage that speed on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 1,924
Posted By DrIsotope

I don't draft nobody 'cause I don't trust nobody....

I don't draft nobody 'cause I don't trust nobody. Safe distance? Three bike-lengths? Five? I'm passing 'em at the next light anyway.

People sucking my wheel? Happens all too often, frankly. Makes...
07-13-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 172
Posted By DrIsotope

If you've had a puncture large enough to need to...

If you've had a puncture large enough to need to put pressure back in the tire, you're going to have to add sealant anyway. You shouldn't be using CO2 in tires in place of air anyway. Smaller...
Replies: 18
Views: 986
Posted By DrIsotope

Would have been interesting to see his data with...

Would have been interesting to see his data with power. His average speed is 12.2mph, but he averaged ~43mph on every descent, and broke 60mph multiple times.

Even at his flyweight, it would...
07-13-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By DrIsotope

As often as is needed. This depends on a whole...

As often as is needed. This depends on a whole bunch of factors. If you ride in a very hot climate, you might be adding sealant every few weeks. If your sidewalls are extra porous, you'll be adding...
07-13-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 85,589
Posted By DrIsotope

Mission: brought about by the fact that...

Mission: brought about by the fact that firefighting planes have been flying over my house for like 2 weeks, I want to see something on fire.
07-12-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By DrIsotope

Turnabout is fair play

For all the times we've picked radial wire out of our tires, we get one back. :roflmao:
...
07-12-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 503
Posted By DrIsotope

^^^ That's actually a really solid idea. ...

^^^
That's actually a really solid idea. Trying to beat an established time on a previously repeated course on say... a singlespeed, definitely puts a new twist on it.

But I'm not the type of...
07-12-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 578
Posted By DrIsotope

While I'm not saying that overhydration is...

While I'm not saying that overhydration is impossible, it was at the very least extremely unlikely in the OP's case. What she described I have seen happen to my wife on more than one occasion-- ...
07-12-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By DrIsotope

Flared bars, maybe? But if it's a cheap one...

Flared bars, maybe?

But if it's a cheap one on there now, just cut 'em. You'll just be giving up one hand position, and the bar won't know any different.
07-12-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 578
Posted By DrIsotope

Hyponatremia is exceedingly rare for cyclists. ...

Hyponatremia is exceedingly rare for cyclists. If temperatures are high enough, it is absolutely possible to dehydrate without even feeling thirsty. My ride this morning was short (barely 2 hours)...
Forum: Foo
07-12-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 220
Posted By DrIsotope

Get a pair of cheap kitchen scales...

Get a pair of cheap kitchen scales...
07-12-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,595
Posted By DrIsotope

I can't think of any company or entity that...

I can't think of any company or entity that doesn't treat the bike lane like a white zone. You know how many times I've had to go around a cop, because they've stopped to do their paperwork in the...
Replies: 18
Views: 986
Posted By DrIsotope

Laps don't count. The ascent and descent must be...

Laps don't count. The ascent and descent must be the same road/path/trail/whatever. So in order to count, it's hill repeats. The grade needs to be steep-- the nutters really going after it are...
07-12-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,017
Posted By DrIsotope

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07-12-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 85,589
Posted By DrIsotope

The Greenspot Bridge. Built for rail traffic in...

The Greenspot Bridge. Built for rail traffic in 1912, and used in that capacity until around the 1940s. Converted to a roadway when the rails were removed, used for road traffic until (I think)...
07-11-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 578
Posted By DrIsotope

Just sounds like you outrode your current...

Just sounds like you outrode your current conditioning. Elevated core temperature would seem to indicate you got mild heatstroke/dehydration. Just keep drinking-- lots.

My wife does not manage...
07-11-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 213
Posted By DrIsotope

Having used both Wheels Mfg and Rotor BSA30...

Having used both Wheels Mfg and Rotor BSA30 bottom brackets, I'd recommend the Rotor-- it comes with the required tool, so all you need is a 3/8" ratchet. You can buy crank spacers by the pack, but...
07-11-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By DrIsotope

My only problem is the #3...

My only problem is the #3 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) , I have to force-upload rides to Strava every time. I've just gotten used to the process, really. I was...
Forum: Foo
07-11-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By DrIsotope

Most monitors will also have some variant of a...

Most monitors will also have some variant of a "night shift" mode, which makes the display more amber than white. I run dual monitors, and feel like I spent weeks getting them properly calibrated.
...
Forum: Foo
07-11-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By DrIsotope

More likely you'll burn out the dimmer. Dimmers...

More likely you'll burn out the dimmer. Dimmers aren't generally used with motors because dimmers don't like inductive loads. Some motors would be fine, others won't like it, because the dimmer is...
07-11-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 213
Posted By DrIsotope

First a pic assist: ...

First a pic assist:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x971/tvtejme_a7be73467b1f23f550f664e1df975837c264c991.jpg

I just measured both of my BSA30 bikes (one with a Rotor...
07-11-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 213
Posted By DrIsotope

Some further digging shows that the GXP version...

Some further digging shows that the GXP version has the longer spindle, but the BB30 is the typical shorty for use in press-fit bottom brackets without external cups.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,314
Posted By DrIsotope

After several years of tinkering, I'd say: ...

After several years of tinkering, I'd say: Runaway Bike > Homebrew > MSW > Friction Facts formula.
Regardless of the mix, get thee to Ikea... as soon as they reopen? You can probably get one...
07-11-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 85,589
Posted By DrIsotope

Hospital, you say? I call this selection, "a...

Hospital, you say? I call this selection, "a quartet in the increasing ferocity of the July sun."

St. Bernadine's, San Bernardino Community, LLUMC, Redlands Community. Hospitals are like... far...
07-10-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 213
Posted By DrIsotope

The BB-ES25 is an Octalink for an...

The BB-ES25 is an Octalink for an English-threaded 68mm bottom bracket. For a 30mm spindle, you would need a BSA30 BB, in which a BB30 will not fit. The spindle is not long enough.

BB30 is not...
07-10-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By DrIsotope

What I'd like to see is an overlay of daily tests...

What I'd like to see is an overlay of daily tests administered over new daily cases. Are people getting sick in increasing numbers, or are there just more tests being performed on any given day?...
07-10-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,432
Posted By DrIsotope

Discourse ≠ debate. No one asked to have to...

Discourse ≠ debate. No one asked to have to "defend the honor of chain waxing." The OP asked about additives for hot waxing-- abandoning hot wax for something else entirely isn't really an answer....
07-10-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 880
Posted By DrIsotope

Sun sleeves > sunblock, 100%. Sunblock is only...

Sun sleeves > sunblock, 100%. Sunblock is only effective until it is washed/sweated away, and during summer cycling I will sweat from start to finish, so any sunblock might be gone within half an...
07-10-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 85,589
Posted By DrIsotope

Looks good to me. Next mission is yours.

Looks good to me. Next mission is yours.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 765
Posted By DrIsotope

Absolutely no surprise at all that Pooley took...

Absolutely no surprise at all that Pooley took the women's record. She's fast, and being the size of a mouse certainly helps with the hills.

All the same, the guys behind "official" Everesting...
07-10-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 718
Posted By DrIsotope

Article Summary: No evidence of airborne...

Article Summary:
No evidence of airborne transmission. But maybe?
No evidence of fomite transmission. But maybe?
No evidence of transmission via non-respiratory fluids. But maybe?
No consensus...
07-09-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,432
Posted By DrIsotope

For me, the wax is 100% about cleanliness. Any...

For me, the wax is 100% about cleanliness. Any differences in efficiency or chain life are so minor as to be insignificant for me. But I never have to degrease a drivetrain, no more pulling the...
07-09-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 798
Posted By DrIsotope

I don't care at all about statistics, except for...

I don't care at all about statistics, except for not wanting to become one. I've cracked three helmets since I started riding in 2015, but have cracked zero skulls. I don't care what strangers do,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,059
Posted By DrIsotope

Anything above 105F just becomes inconvenient....

Anything above 105F just becomes inconvenient. Unless I keep the rides really short, it's just an exercise in riding from water source to water source.

OP, just do what we do here in the inland...
07-09-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,432
Posted By DrIsotope

No it won't. I can say that with some degree of...

No it won't. I can say that with some degree of certainty, as these are just the containers that still hold product. Empties have been discarded, so this isn't even all of what I've tried or...
07-09-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,126
Posted By DrIsotope

I would put Torx all the way at the top. Right...

I would put Torx all the way at the top. Right above Robertson/Doublesquare, which are above hex. I would rather pound and pull nails than deal with slotted, and Phillips is one of the greatest...
07-09-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 709
Posted By DrIsotope

No amount of shutting down will force the dumb...

No amount of shutting down will force the dumb out of people. Two out of three aren't wearing masks properly (if at all,) and half of the people in masks think it can perform magic and will stand...
07-09-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 437
Posted By DrIsotope

Ounces (or mils) in a bottle change depending on...

Ounces (or mils) in a bottle change depending on what people have, but there's always 60 minutes in an hour. I go off of 25oz because that's what my bottles hold.

Can't get out of the house until...
07-09-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,126
Posted By DrIsotope

As a guy who's driven a few thousand pounds of...

As a guy who's driven a few thousand pounds of decking screws, I can say that Torx is the way to go. Bikes should be all Torx. I mean sure, I curse at a Ford I'm trying to do the brakes on because it...
07-08-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,432
Posted By DrIsotope

Maybe next time read the OP. Nowhere did anyone...

Maybe next time read the OP. Nowhere did anyone ask what kind of lube to switch to. The OP asked about wax additives. Your post is akin to entering a thread about soccer cleats and talking about...
07-08-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,432
Posted By DrIsotope

How about you do what you do, and we'll continue...

How about you do what you do, and we'll continue to do what we do. If you don't use wax on your chain, I'm afraid you've stumbled into the wrong thread. Try a different one.
07-08-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,432
Posted By DrIsotope

Yeah, I have much the same questions as posed in...

Yeah, I have much the same questions as posed in post 3. How long in the pot, are you agitating the wax, etc. You mentioned doing a 2-chain rotation, I'm assuming you leave one chain immersed in the...
07-08-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 437
Posted By DrIsotope

Why does everyone always post the thing about...

Why does everyone always post the thing about kidney processing rate? Sweat and urine do not come from the same place, and are not the same thing. In hot conditions, the body can output...
07-08-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 85,589
Posted By DrIsotope

My mission assignment: Extinction and survival...

My mission assignment: Extinction and survival in two parts.

I want to see something that used to be everywhere and now is dead-- Sears, Blockbuster Video, etc. We still have the husk of a Mr....
07-08-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 85,589
Posted By DrIsotope

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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07-08-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 437
Posted By DrIsotope

I'll give some insight from someone who routinely...

I'll give some insight from someone who routinely endures actual heat. Have I taken in over 2 gallons of fluids in one ride and still lost +5lbs? Yep. A 25oz bottle every 15 minutes, and it still...
07-07-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 932
Posted By DrIsotope

The UCI Rainbow...

The UCI Rainbow (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_jersey)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,591
Posted By DrIsotope

700x23 on the road bike, 700x37 on the CX bike...

700x23 on the road bike, 700x37 on the CX bike when initially tested. Im now running 700x30 WTB Exposure on the CX, which mount to 32-33mm, and the gap is... pretty much the same.

Over 31 miles...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,591
Posted By DrIsotope

I've done same-route testing of my 25lb steel 1X...

I've done same-route testing of my 25lb steel 1X cross bike vs. my 18lb carbon road bike, and the difference is about 8%. I have to work 8% harder to get the CX bike to do the same speed as the road...
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