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07-16-19, 12:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By canklecat

Switching back to indexed downtube shifters...

Switching back to indexed downtube shifters solved my ghost shifting problems. With friction shifting I'd get ghost shifting when standing to climb or sprint. Part of the problem was the mediocre...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By canklecat

70 psi seems high. I'm 150 lbs and run my Conti...

70 psi seems high. I'm 150 lbs and run my Conti Ultra Sport II (with tubes) around 70 psi for 700x25 on the front, 75 psi on the 700x23 front. No problems, even inadvertently hitting some rough spots...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By canklecat

18 miles Friday (well, 24 if I count 6 mile...

18 miles Friday (well, 24 if I count 6 mile commute to and from physical therapy), mostly testing out new Wahoo sensors on one road bike. Seemed to work.

And nearly an unintentional metric century...
Forum: Foo
07-15-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 236
Posted By canklecat

I think I've been stung by a bee once on a bike...

I think I've been stung by a bee once on a bike ride, and it wasn't in the helmet. You guys must be awfully sweet. I do get hit by lots of June bugs and other flying critters. Another friend has been...
07-15-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 704
Posted By canklecat

Nah, I'd stick with the bar end shifters. Better...

Nah, I'd stick with the bar end shifters. Better control, hands on the bars at all times (other than drinking).

I've used downtube shifters for years on road racing bikes, but they demand a lot of...
07-15-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By canklecat

That'll buff right out. Grab the tweezers. ...

That'll buff right out. Grab the tweezers.

Semi-seriously, that sounds like a maintenance problem. Indoor velodrome cycling is less popular now in many areas so it's likely that maintenance and...
07-15-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, iSSI pedals. I've been considering those...

Ditto, iSSI pedals. I've been considering those to replace my worn Wellgo and Stolen Brand pedals (both good and cheap, but hard or impossible to service properly). The local REI has a couple of iSSi...
07-15-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By canklecat

Some of the Shimano cable kits are pre-greased....

Some of the Shimano cable kits are pre-greased. Probably a good idea with galvanized cables.

On bikes with old crusty feeling cables, I'll dribble in some Boeshield T9 to smooth the cable runs...
07-15-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By canklecat

Lezyne Road Caddy under-seat bag. It's barely...

Lezyne Road Caddy under-seat bag. It's barely noticeable. No wobble or waggle. But it's very minimal. I can't squeeze in a CO2 cartridge and Planet Bike Red Zeppelin inflator, alongside a Conti race...
07-15-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 486
Posted By canklecat

It varies a lot, and cost doesn't seem to be a...

It varies a lot, and cost doesn't seem to be a factor. I noticed when riding with a couple of friends this weekend one wheel was particularly loud when coasting. Main difference seemed to be the...
07-15-19, 01:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By canklecat

Usually I notice pain in my knees if the cleats...

Usually I notice pain in my knees if the cleats aren't set quite right. If there's pain anywhere in my feet or toes, it's a shoe fit issue.

For example, with my Scott Road Pro summer weight shoes...
07-15-19, 01:22 AM
07-15-19, 12:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 491
Posted By canklecat

Saddles are where I depart from the classic look,...

Saddles are where I depart from the classic look, at least if I plan on riding more than 10 miles at a stretch.

The usual Selle Italia Turbo type saddle and my butt don't get along. The only...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,994
Posted By canklecat

My stink gland is weeeaaak!

My stink gland is weeeaaak!
07-14-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By canklecat

Tempting... I'm still trying to find that perfect...

Tempting... I'm still trying to find that perfect saddle for my Univega do-it-all bike.

The Titanico isn't listed on the current Selle Anatomica catalog. Where does it fit in their lineup -- T, X,...
07-13-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 565
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, some 1980s-'90s mountain bikes and...

Ditto, some 1980s-'90s mountain bikes and MTB-lite/hybrids. My Univega Via Carisma has a conventional diamond frame, and a longish top tube, enough that I needed an albatross swept bar to reduce the...
07-13-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,355
Posted By canklecat

If those wannabe racing fools would only learn...

If those wannabe racing fools would only learn steel is real, they could finish safely off the back of the pack, far from any risk of tangling with another bike.

Which, incidentally, is my usual...
07-13-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7,023
Views: 595,547
Posted By canklecat

Peach Pedal? I missed it this year, again. Maybe...

Peach Pedal? I missed it this year, again. Maybe next year.
07-13-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By canklecat

I've noticed that problem with the fork-mounted...

I've noticed that problem with the fork-mounted lights a couple of friends use. They can be quite blinding.

That problem could be resolved if more bike headlights used beam shaping lenses like...
07-13-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 811
Posted By canklecat

Good to know. That might persuade me to buy a...

Good to know. That might persuade me to buy a GoPro. I'm not sure whether those battery packs are compatible with my cheap VanTop Moments 4 camera -- the USB/HDMI ports compartment is next to the...
07-13-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,359
Posted By canklecat

Interesting. Seems like that study implies the...

Interesting. Seems like that study implies the supplements marketed as spinach or plant-based sources for ecdysterone may not be genuine. I'm guessing the implication is that it's actually more...
07-13-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By canklecat

Dunno. My best guess is the extra click or detent...

Dunno. My best guess is the extra click or detent may be part of the machining process to ensure accurate alignment of the actual indexing detents.

BTW, some 7-speed shifters and rear derailleurs...
07-13-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,076
Posted By canklecat

Same as other folks have already mentioned. ...

Same as other folks have already mentioned.

I participate in many small to medium size group rides, but these are all no-cost and mostly informally organized. Even our local version of the monthly...
07-13-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, Proofride, or any leather treatment that...

Ditto, Proofride, or any leather treatment that primarily includes beeswax.

Beeswax adds "tooth" without softening leather. It's what I've used on my Herman Survivor boots since 1973. I'm still...
07-13-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By canklecat

Same with my GPX shifter. But so do my indexed...

Same with my GPX shifter. But so do my indexed Shimano bar-end 8-speed and Dura Ace 7-speed downtube shifters. There's an extra click, but it doesn't appear to give enough throw to make an 8-speed...
07-13-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 644
Posted By canklecat

merziac: Any tips and tools that ease servicing...

merziac: Any tips and tools that ease servicing of older BBs can only be a good thing. I'm definitely interested in your ideas for this chore. I'll PM my email contact info later.

As good as the...
Forum: Foo
07-13-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By canklecat

I'm a couple of miles from the old Carswell SAC...

I'm a couple of miles from the old Carswell SAC base, which is still occasionally active as a joint reserve training airbase. So it's pretty common to see lingering vapor trails in various shapes....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,445
Posted By canklecat

Wow, that's terrific. When I break down my Strava...

Wow, that's terrific. When I break down my Strava data I can see some stretches of 5-10 miles where I'm averaging around 20 mph. But I still can't sustain it for an entire 20-30 mile ride. And it's...
07-13-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,359
Posted By canklecat

From reading various sources, some reasonably...

From reading various sources, some reasonably credible, it appears the concentrated ecdysterone is pricey because it's expensive to isolate and without much demand there's no economy of scale to...
07-13-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,068
Posted By canklecat

There are high protein supplements with less...

There are high protein supplements with less sugar (well, other than meat, which is the simplest). Many substitute stevia or other artificial sweeteners, or sugar alcohols like maltitol. Sugar...
07-13-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 751
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, data dredging is a hot button issue among...

Yeah, data dredging is a hot button issue among researchers. For better or worse it's cast doubt on a lot of studies that led to some now-dubious conventional wisdom, particularly in dietary advice,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,049
Posted By canklecat

Hmm... if we're going by the points...

Hmm... if we're going by the points classification type of evaluation for fastest, yeah, Sagan is probably the current fastest.

But that also boosts Erik Zabel way up on the all time fastest...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By canklecat

Ah, pronation is something a well designed insole...

Ah, pronation is something a well designed insole could help with. Especially if the shoes have a rigid enough bed to cooperate with the orthotic. I needed that type of orthotic as a kid.

There...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 04:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,445
Posted By canklecat

Weakbikr: Feels good, hmm? I resumed cycling...

Weakbikr: Feels good, hmm?

I resumed cycling in 2015 after 30+ years away, and was shocked by how difficult it had become. When I was in my teens and 20s it seemed easy to cruise for hours at 20+...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 04:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,171
Posted By canklecat

datlas beat me to it. :lol: seedsbelize: I've...

datlas beat me to it. :lol:
seedsbelize: I've blocked a lot of annoying folks on BF. You're not one of those. I don't recall ever seeing a pattern of annoying posts from you.

Everyone can have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 04:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By canklecat

Even most older road bikes I've seen or ridden...

Even most older road bikes I've seen or ridden have jussst barely enough room for 700x25. Try 'em, you'll like 'em. Eventually you'll probably hanker for a more endurance oriented bike that's...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 03:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 855
Posted By canklecat

It's on tee-wee so it must be true. :roflmao:

It's on tee-wee so it must be true. :roflmao:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 03:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,265
Posted By canklecat

Same. But all MUPs devolve the same way. Been...

Same. But all MUPs devolve the same way. Been that way since the first MUPs I saw in SoCal in the 1970s. Invariably they're poorly designed with inadequate consultation with actual users --...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 03:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,994
Posted By canklecat

I'd really like to see Strava integrate Elevate's...

I'd really like to see Strava integrate Elevate's additional data tools, preferably by paying to license from Elevate or just buying them out. That might be enough to motivate me to pay for a premium...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 03:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,994
Posted By canklecat

No great loss, I got bored with Relive after the...

No great loss, I got bored with Relive after the first couple of tries. It might have been more fun with a replayable HUD first person shooter interface and final boss showdown on KOM attempts.
...
07-13-19, 02:11 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,144
Posted By canklecat

Any ride when I finish feeling energized rather...

Any ride when I finish feeling energized rather than exhausted, and better the next day rather than worse.

For me, due to multiple physical and health issues, that varies greatly from day to day....
07-13-19, 02:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By canklecat

Has yours been aggravated by manual labor,...

Has yours been aggravated by manual labor, especially repetitive motion and high impact or vibration? If so, modifying some work techniques might help. It probably won't cure the existing...
07-13-19, 01:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 332
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, I take metoprolol as needed for occasional...

Yeah, I take metoprolol as needed for occasional spikes in BP and migraines. I don't have high BP, per se, but a neck injury damaged my atlas/C1 and C2. Occasionally pinched nerves and muscle spasms...
07-13-19, 01:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By canklecat

There are aluminum mounts similar to Tom's...

There are aluminum mounts similar to Tom's homebrew that mount to quick releases (or fixed skewers) or fork crown holes for fenders/brakes. They don't cost too much either.

The trick to minimizing...
07-13-19, 01:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 811
Posted By canklecat

With my Ion Speed Pro I just use an external USB...

With my Ion Speed Pro I just use an external USB battery (Jackery, but the brand doesn't matter) and USB cable. Runs for many hours or until the 32GB card fills up. Usually good enough for the 6-8...
07-13-19, 01:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By canklecat

I just used a cheap ball in liquid compass...

I just used a cheap ball in liquid compass combined with a bell on one of my bikes. Off the bike it matched my good orienteering compacss.

But even on my aluminum bike there was enough steel to...
07-13-19, 01:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,887
Posted By canklecat

Those weight weenie bikes started from a...

Those weight weenie bikes started from a practical application -- autumn hill climbing season in the UK, and comparable short, steep climbs in regions where such hills exist. It's among the few...
07-13-19, 12:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By canklecat

Be sure your Selle Italia saddle has a generous...

Be sure your Selle Italia saddle has a generous cutout for perineum relief. The earlier Selle Italias, like the Q-Bik, combined a small cutout with extra padding -- didn't really accomplish anything....
07-12-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 644
Posted By canklecat

Thanks, all. I think part of the problem is those...

Thanks, all. I think part of the problem is those dinky mating surfaces for wrenching the lock rings tight. They defy efforts to snug 'em down properly. Thin wrenches are okay for hub cones but...
07-12-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 644
Posted By canklecat

Shimano Exage, 110 , bcd with 50/40/30 triple.

Shimano Exage, 110 ,
bcd with 50/40/30 triple.
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