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09-21-20, 02:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 288
Posted By canklecat

I just did that very thing on a new-to-me used...

I just did that very thing on a new-to-me used racing frame that a friend gave me. I wasn't sure whether the bike would suit me (I'm too old for racing but was curious to try the bike). It was just...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 02:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By canklecat

25 miles both Friday and Saturday, easy pace,...

25 miles both Friday and Saturday, easy pace, still recovering from a hard bonk during the final 10 miles of a 45 mile ride Wednesday. Not sure what happened but it was the closest I've come to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 01:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By canklecat

I use wax on pedal/cleat friction spots that I...

I use wax on pedal/cleat friction spots that I can reach. Scented candle wax is good -- it's softer, easy to spread on, doesn't attract debris like oil or aerosol applications. Works on spokes that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 12:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By canklecat

Check their Facebook page reviews, among others....

Check their Facebook page reviews, among others. Seems to be a mixed bag of satisfied and dissatisfied customers, or maybe dissatisfied non-customers -- hard to tell sometimes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 12:44 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,728
Posted By canklecat

Yup, one of the best upgrades to my '89 Ironman...

Yup, one of the best upgrades to my '89 Ironman was switching from the original draggy sintered bearing pulleys to inexpensive Tacx delrin sealed bearing pulleys. Best $14 I've spent on that bike,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By canklecat

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

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09-20-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By canklecat

Bobke is the John Madden of cycling. Throughout...

Bobke is the John Madden of cycling. Throughout the TdF coverage Phil Liggett kept trying to needle Bob for his enthusiastic, sometimes blustering style, but for Bobke it's just water off a duck's...
09-20-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 852
Posted By canklecat

The responsible bike shop could consider this an...

The responsible bike shop could consider this an opportunity to improve their game by tackling the job of rolling out frame dents.
09-20-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 852
Posted By canklecat

BTW, regarding your photos, time stamped is okay...

BTW, regarding your photos, time stamped is okay (we did that in the film days for safety and health inspections), but metadata is better. If you photographed it before the damage using a digital...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 02:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By canklecat

If you think the Bontrager WaveCel looks like a...

If you think the Bontrager WaveCel looks like a mushroom head, you'll hate the POCs. Seriously, be sure to check photos of the POC Octal and Ventral from all angles, especially the rear, before...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 01:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,378
Posted By canklecat

Besides bike prep and conditioning, for me the...

Besides bike prep and conditioning, for me the biggest factors are wind and my health. I'm a tailwind mooch. With an auto-immune disorder and screwed up endocrine system, I can't handle hard efforts...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 01:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,060
Posted By canklecat

Feels good, man. I've dropped from 175 lbs in...

Feels good, man. I've dropped from 175 lbs in 2015 when I resumed riding to 150 now and can get away with lower pressure for a more comfy ride on our increasingly terrible chipseal roads.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 01:10 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,728
Posted By canklecat

Weight hasn't made much consistent difference on...

Weight hasn't made much consistent difference on my road bikes. I'm equally slow on the old school 24 lb steelie, the early 1990s carbon fiber bike that weighed 20 lbs last year (currently...
09-20-20, 12:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By canklecat

Very familiar problem. My neck was broken in...

Very familiar problem. My neck was broken in 2001, permanent C1-C2 damage, and reinjured when I was hit by a car in 2018.

All of the above advice, especially the home physical therapy. I spent...
09-20-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 349
Posted By canklecat

Yup. Sometimes stuff I make up about whatever I...

Yup. Sometimes stuff I make up about whatever I see along the road. If I'm in a group ride and someone else is playing terrible music on a bike boombox I sing along with screwed up lyrics until they...
09-19-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 532
Posted By canklecat

Many pros who are otherwise solid cyclists seem...

Many pros who are otherwise solid cyclists seem uncomfortable on TT bikes. It's a whole nuther discipline that only a few pros master.

Before the penultimate stage time trial, the Lanterne Rouge...
09-19-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,066
Posted By canklecat

Nice bike. Too bad the dork disc is bent.

Nice bike. Too bad the dork disc is bent.
09-19-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 756
Posted By canklecat

This may have been the most fun discussion of the...

This may have been the most fun discussion of the 2020 TdF. I appreciate the absurdity of a green jersey being so close to also being the lanterne rouge. Schönbacher and Durand would approve.
09-19-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 772
Posted By canklecat

I've enjoyed the Lanterne Rouge 2020 thread...

I've enjoyed the Lanterne Rouge 2020 thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/professional-cycling-fans/1212564-lanterne-rouge-2020-a.html) in the racing for fans forum. I didn't pay much attention to the...
09-19-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 726
Posted By canklecat

Considering her diminutive physical stature,...

Considering her diminutive physical stature, which didn't match her real stature, I'd say a Terry. Or Ironwoman. But nowadays she could get a Wyndy Milla 650b custom made to her proportions, like...
09-19-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 772
Posted By canklecat

Philly in the house. I don't care about...

Philly in the house.

I don't care about spoilers. I only watch the highlight videos and post-mortems by Lanterne Rouge and other common-taters.

Heck, the only time I watch entire videos of any...
09-19-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,066
Posted By canklecat

It's a joke, just a BF meme. Translate it...

It's a joke, just a BF meme.

Translate it to: "Nice bike. Great price. I'm jealous."

I say that all the time to local friends when they get a new bike. Just a joke.

If it's a serious comment...
09-19-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 262
Posted By canklecat

I forgot to mention why the Conti GP Classic...

I forgot to mention why the Conti GP Classic (https://www.continental-tires.com/bicycle/tires/race-tires/grand-prix-classic) is an odd fit, despite being a 700x25 like the Conti Ultra Sport II that...
09-19-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 256
Posted By canklecat

I do the opposite of the Wim Hof Method. I ride...

I do the opposite of the Wim Hof Method. I ride in 100+F heat wearing a surgical mask. I breathe erratically. I brood about all the world's ills. No COVID-19.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 850
Posted By canklecat

Topeak RaceRocket HP...

Topeak RaceRocket HP (https://www.topeak.com/global/en/products/mini-pumps/386-racerocket-hp). I can't imagine pumping a road bike tire to rideable pressure with anything smaller.

I also have the...
09-18-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 523
Posted By canklecat

On a good day when the legs and lungs are...

On a good day when the legs and lungs are cooperating, up to a mile on a familiar gradual incline. Helps to have brifters so I can shift as needed without sitting and disrupting my momentum. Also...
09-18-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 917
Posted By canklecat

A nurse. Big mistake. She was really weird. ...

A nurse.

Big mistake. She was really weird.

Lessee... fireworks trash after July 4 redneck celebrations, a couple of times, when they left their crap along the shoulder of a popular cycling...
09-18-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 262
Posted By canklecat

I really like Conti GP Classic skinwalls on a...

I really like Conti GP Classic skinwalls on a couple of my road bikes, but I'm a sucker for skinwalls/gumwalls. These have a reddish brown translucent sidewall. Remarkably durable, grippy and...
09-18-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,478
Posted By canklecat

KMC revamped their entire product lineup,...

KMC revamped their entire product lineup, although in most cases it appears they mostly renamed existing products.

I have a bunch of old stock KMC chains and one recent KMC chain. The packaging is...
09-18-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 309
Posted By canklecat

I've received wire bead tires that were looped to...

I've received wire bead tires that were looped to reduce the size for shipping and the tires were just fine. Same trick photographers use to reduce the size of our large reflectors with springy metal...
09-17-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By canklecat

Vuelta seem just as good as Shimano, Suntour and...

Vuelta seem just as good as Shimano, Suntour and others. I've used three Vuelta chainrings -- plain, and ramped/pinned SE Plus -- for a couple of years, no problems. Before the pandemic the price was...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By canklecat

Get a good used steel bike and install whatever...

Get a good used steel bike and install whatever groupset you can put together within your budget. Trek, Centurion, Specialized, Miyata, Fuji, Raleigh, Univega (they made one or two decent steel road...
09-16-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 511
Posted By canklecat

GPS errors are usually due to satellite signal...

GPS errors are usually due to satellite signal interference due to atmospheric disturbances or terrain, trees and buildings blocking the signal, and in some cases EMF/RFI from power stations and...
09-16-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 369
Posted By canklecat

I have Deore LX (M550) and nearly identical Exage...

I have Deore LX (M550) and nearly identical Exage CX500 nominally 7-speed derailleurs. Both will index shift reliably over 7-speed cogs, but to cover 8 speeds I need to switch the shifters to...
09-16-20, 02:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 511
Posted By canklecat

I used the free trial version of Cyclemeter in...

I used the free trial version of Cyclemeter in 2016 and liked it well enough to get the paid premium version in 2017. It worked very well. I forgot to renew in 2018 and after a few months tried the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,667
Posted By canklecat

Recovery and pacing over a three week grand tour...

Recovery and pacing over a three week grand tour is another factor. Lots of pros and even a few amateur riders could do well on some stages in the TdF, Giro or Vuelta. The trick is repeating it day...
09-15-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By canklecat

Those Shimano bar end shifters are spiff-o. I...

Those Shimano bar end shifters are spiff-o. I have a couple of sets, an 8-speed Ultegra that's currently on my Univega hybrid with albatross swept bars, and a 10-speed Dura Ace set cannibalized off a...
09-15-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By canklecat

Same. When I emailed them about the CK titanium...

Same. When I emailed them about the CK titanium headset on my 1993 Trek 5900 they were very helpful and perfectly happy to service it.

A previous owner (not the guy I bought it from) had used it...
09-14-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By canklecat

I used one of these...

I used one of these (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B005KWRJIE/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) to set the crown race on my bike. Works fine. It seems crude, just a shaped bit...
09-14-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By canklecat

When I removed the Chris King headset from my '93...

When I removed the Chris King headset from my '93 Trek 5900 for servicing I hoped to reuse the existing CK crown race with an inexpensive Origin8 headset that I planned to use temporarily. No go. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By canklecat

Last week was soggy so I had an excuse to stay...

Last week was soggy so I had an excuse to stay indoors and finally put together a carbon fiber frame a friend gave me last year. It's been sitting in a closet while I procrastinated, thinking it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 392
Posted By canklecat

STI shifters can be rebuilt, but it's pretty...

STI shifters can be rebuilt, but it's pretty involved. Here's a photo demo on Imgur (https://imgur.com/a/4IT1J) showing an overhaul of Dura Ace ST-7400 shifters.

It would be feasible to fabricate...
09-14-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, in other tech documents for SIS shifters,...

Yeah, in other tech documents for SIS shifters, Shimano recommends against disassembling those indexing modules.
09-14-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 511
Posted By canklecat

I do enable Google maps tracking by default for...

I do enable Google maps tracking by default for emergency purposes. Came in handy when I was hit by a car a couple of years ago. Confirmed my version of events. Google Maps Timeline can be set to...
09-14-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 284
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, comfy grips. I like the ergo style grips...

Ditto, comfy grips. I like the ergo style grips with palm shelf to support the base of the hand/wrist. Mine are cheap but functional and don't twist around much. Ergon brand grips...
09-14-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By canklecat

Check Shimano's tech document site...

Check Shimano's tech document site (https://si.shimano.com/#/). It's pretty thorough and has PDFs for those shifters (https://si.shimano.com/#/en/search/Keyword?name=Deore%20SL-MT60&name_web=).
...
09-14-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9,198
Views: 889,527
Posted By canklecat

I finally put together a spiffy Diamondback...

I finally put together a spiffy Diamondback Podium frame a friend gave me to clear out his garage. Wrong size for him so he kept the components. Due to the usual life stuff getting in the way, I...
09-14-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 209
Posted By canklecat

If the SunRace grip shifter is like the Shimano...

If the SunRace grip shifter is like the Shimano RevoShift, lubrication won't help and might cause problems. They're very plasticky, essentially self-lubricating, with only a couple of metal springs...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,038
Posted By canklecat

Another issue that may have more to do with...

Another issue that may have more to do with sensible engineering than cost is cable routing.

When a friend gave me that Diamondback Podium frame I noticed it had internal cable routing. And the...
09-14-20, 01:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 386
Posted By canklecat

Usually Clif bars since they agree with me....

Usually Clif bars since they agree with me. Sometimes I'll buy cheap snacks individually wrapped at the dollar store for a change of taste in junk carbs during rides. If there's a convenience store...
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