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12-05-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,067
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: 21
Views: 1,275
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: 5
Views: 76
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: 5,257
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: 148
Views: 10,067
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: 41
Views: 801
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: 5,257
Posted By DrIsotope

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

I'm not saying any of these articles are presenting bias, but...
...
12-05-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 801
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: 41
Views: 801
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: 12
Views: 137
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: 21
Views: 1,275
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: 21
Views: 1,275
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: 7
Views: 169
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: 53
Views: 1,126
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: 7
Views: 169
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: 5,257
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: 1,129
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: 203
Views: 5,769
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: 5,257
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: 53
Views: 1,528
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: 37
Views: 544
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: 37
Views: 544
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: 268
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.
12-01-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 888
Posted By DrIsotope

That crease in the downtube makes me wonder if...

That crease in the downtube makes me wonder if someone didn't run headfirst into a curb, but how clean those welds came apart makes me question the integrity of the bike's construction.
12-01-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By DrIsotope

I've used 3 different cranksets in roughly 20,000...

I've used 3 different cranksets in roughly 20,000 miles of 1X use, and never adjusted or fiddled with chainline even once. Ever. Not one of those cranksets have been a dedicated "1X" crank.

You...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,769
Posted By DrIsotope

No one is making you wear headphones. You can...

No one is making you wear headphones. You can choose to wear them or not wear them. No problem. But when you start to get preachy, and that sermon is based on a fundamentally flawed concept, well,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,769
Posted By DrIsotope

Nobody tell that guy that optically clear "water...

Nobody tell that guy that optically clear "water white" glass passes about 98% of light-- and it's pretty much only used in picture frames. Untinted polycarbonate is around 90%.

I think my...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,769
Posted By DrIsotope

Ever wondrous is the flawed logic of the...

Ever wondrous is the flawed logic of the anti-headphone crowd. So if you wear headphones, you're going to get hit by a car. What about all the folks that don't wear headphones and get hit by cars? ...
11-29-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,067
Posted By DrIsotope

I said "waterslide" in my last post, #93...

I said "waterslide" in my last post, #93 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=93) . There's waterslides everywhere... right? I'm in short riding distance of two.
11-28-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,319
Posted By DrIsotope

indyfabz should have put a winky-smiley at the...

indyfabz should have put a winky-smiley at the end of that post, I guess. I thought the serious cyclist comment was enough to imply sarcasm, but I guess not. BIEKS R SRS BSNSS.
11-28-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By DrIsotope

Yes and yes.

Yes and yes.
11-27-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By DrIsotope

It's the bungee cord that you attach between two...

It's the bungee cord that you attach between two bikes, I guess for when people can't manage hills on their own. Or children, I suppose. There was a thread about it awhile ago, I seem to remember...
11-26-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,067
Posted By DrIsotope

Solar awnings! Next assignment: WATERSLIDE

Solar awnings over part of East Parking @ San Bernardino International Airport. Do they work? <shrug>...
11-26-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,433
Posted By DrIsotope

I'm just appreciating the irony of that post-- ...

I'm just appreciating the irony of that post-- most of the anti-1X crowd eschew it because of "big jumps between gears," so "1X is so much easier" tickles me. Should be the tagline: 1X. It's...
11-25-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,067
Posted By DrIsotope

Well, once again from SoCal, so long as the...

Well, once again from SoCal, so long as the weather cooperates, I can get you all of the solar farms you want. Every high school has one over the parking lot now, the local college has a sizeable...
11-25-19, 11:19 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,319
Posted By DrIsotope

The whole walking world is going to horses simply...

The whole walking world is going to horses simply because they are new and "cool". Walking has been the standard for decades and works just fine.
The whole horse world is going to trains simply...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,769
Posted By DrIsotope

This is in my mind worse than baseless...

This is in my mind worse than baseless anti-earbuds rants. Don't tell me when or how to ride a bicycle. Don't tell me when or how to live my life. You know nothing about me, and the notion of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,769
Posted By DrIsotope

This is just flat out wrong. I take every ride...

This is just flat out wrong. I take every ride with earbuds in, and I would put my own situational awareness up against absolutely anyone else's.

About the people who place so much emphasis on the...
11-24-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By DrIsotope

The Black Bibs don't have grippers.

The Black Bibs don't have grippers.
11-24-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,319
Posted By DrIsotope

Oh, absolutely. The only excuse to average under...

Oh, absolutely. The only excuse to average under 25mph is to average +200ft/mi of ascent.
11-24-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,319
Posted By DrIsotope

If someone isn't exceeding 50mph on every single...

If someone isn't exceeding 50mph on every single ride, they aren't doing their Bike Forums due diligence. I would be disappointed were people posting to the contrary.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,769
Posted By DrIsotope

Through a couple of different pairs of BT...

Through a couple of different pairs of BT earbuds, none have done a really good job at managing phone calls on the bike-- not the fault of the headphones at all, and 100% the wind noise-- but I am...
11-24-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,103
Posted By DrIsotope

If you're at all like me, and think that "ride...

If you're at all like me, and think that "ride less" is simply not an acceptable solution, you need more protein. One to two grams per kilogram of body weight per day.

I went through the same...
11-24-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,067
Posted By DrIsotope

Being from inland SoCal, I just wait these ones...

Being from inland SoCal, I just wait these ones out. Silo? Not 'round these parts.
11-23-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,319
Posted By DrIsotope

So you've either never used discs, or they're...

So you've either never used discs, or they're high maintenance-- which is it? I put in more miles than many on here, and have touched my disc brakes twice in 2019. I bleed the calipers in April,...
11-22-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By DrIsotope

Stem Comparison Tool....

Stem Comparison Tool. (http://yojimg.net/bike/web_tools/stem.php)
Forum: Foo
11-21-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By DrIsotope

As of 5 July 2016, the United States Strategic...

As of 5 July 2016, the United States Strategic Command tracked a total of 17,852 artificial objects in orbit above the Earth, including 1,419 operational satellites. However, these are just objects...
11-21-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,067
Posted By DrIsotope

In my mind, those pictures 100% qualify.

In my mind, those pictures 100% qualify.
11-21-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 888
Posted By DrIsotope

It would certainly appear so from the pictures on...

It would certainly appear so from the pictures on the Fabric site-- the V2 comes with two quarter-turn mounts (one for Garmin, one for Wahoo) and the mounts are secured by screws.

Though Fabric is...
11-20-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 574
Posted By DrIsotope

You only need a locknut if you're running...

You only need a locknut if you're running tubeless (I only put smooth stem valves in non-tubeless wheels) and then, there will be a molded plastic spacer to allow the nut to sit securely against the...
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