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Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, Tacx. Their inexpensive Delrin gray...

Ditto, Tacx. Their inexpensive Delrin gray plastic sealed bearing pulleys are better than many factory pulleys, and at least as good as Shimano Centeron. I've replaced the original Shimano pulleys on...
09-25-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 794
Posted By canklecat

I wonder how consistent this kerfluffle is with...

I wonder how consistent this kerfluffle is with people's other views on how the economy works, or should work. :foo:
09-25-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,271
Posted By canklecat

Sprintech bar-end mirror, one on the left side of...

Sprintech bar-end mirror, one on the left side of each drop bar road bike. One bike has the "right" mirror on the left side but the reversed comma shape doesn't hinder it.

And Take-A-Look mirrors...
09-25-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9,246
Views: 892,591
Posted By canklecat

That's gonna make a nice path racer style bike. ...

That's gonna make a nice path racer style bike.

I'm tempted to flip the albatross bar on my Univega but it's too comfy as-is. Maybe for another bike with a little lighter frame.
09-25-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By canklecat

Coincidentally my doctors already had me on...

Coincidentally my doctors already had me on supplements for vitamin D, calcium and other stuff after my thyroid failed and I developed early onset osteopenia. Since osteoporosis runs in the family...
Forum: Foo
09-25-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By canklecat

Sounds like the other half of my neighbors. This...

Sounds like the other half of my neighbors. This end of town is a mix of homeowners -- second or third generation, lots more diversity, *after* the Boomer era that made up the original demographic --...
09-25-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 297
Posted By canklecat

Sounds like my Globe Carmel, the bike I resumed...

Sounds like my Globe Carmel, the bike I resumed riding on in 2015 after 30+ years away from cycling. I rarely ride it anymore but it was a good bike for getting back into shape. Now I mostly ride...
Forum: Foo
09-25-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By canklecat

Sounds like half of my neighbors.

Sounds like half of my neighbors.
09-25-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By canklecat

A study (not yet peer reviewed) of the...

A study (not yet peer reviewed) of the coronavirus in Houston (https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/09/23/houston-coronavirus-mutations/?arc404=true) notes an apparent mutation that makes it...
09-25-20, 02:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,742
Posted By canklecat

Using the Kool Stop bead jack isn't intuitive. I...

Using the Kool Stop bead jack isn't intuitive. I used it incorrectly at first and it didn't work well. A couple of YouTube videos, including one by RJ the Bike Guy, set me straight. Works perfectly...
09-25-20, 02:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By canklecat

In a pinch I've used the hollow plastic stems...

In a pinch I've used the hollow plastic stems from generic cotton swabs as liners for routing cables through metal noodles and braze on guides along the bottom bracket shell and around the seat...
09-25-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 9,246
Views: 892,591
Posted By canklecat

Better stay away from Copperhead Road.

Better stay away from Copperhead Road.
09-24-20, 12:33 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,745
Posted By canklecat

Some of those potbellied MAMILs kick my butt on...

Some of those potbellied MAMILs kick my butt on group rides. Partly because some are former serious amateur and pro athletes, gifted with natural abilities and years of conditioning. Mostly because...
Forum: Foo
09-24-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 232
Posted By canklecat

Some sociologists/psychologists say eye contact...

Some sociologists/psychologists say eye contact and smiling are often signs of wariness, veiled caution and fear. I usually return the gesture but I don't assume it means we're friends. We've just...
09-24-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By canklecat

If I'm recalling correctly the Cyclemeter app has...

If I'm recalling correctly the Cyclemeter app has that feature. I haven't used it for a couple of years and didn't have a heart rate monitor at the time. It's available for iPhone and Android now,...
09-24-20, 12:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,012
Posted By canklecat

This thread finally provoked me to get a cheap...

This thread finally provoked me to get a cheap Bluetooth ear bud kit for my new phone. Sounds great for only $7. I haven't taken it on a bike ride yet. I don't mind when other folks play music during...
09-24-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,012
Posted By canklecat

Hey, I had that same radio/8-track player! It was...

Hey, I had that same radio/8-track player! It was tough as nails and sounded good for a mono portable. I finally left it in the newsroom at my junior college paper where I was an editor in the early...
09-23-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 397
Posted By canklecat

To paraphrase Hamlet, when flats come they come...

To paraphrase Hamlet, when flats come they come not in single spies but in battalions.

I went two years without a single puncture flat. The past few weeks I've had around 10 flats. But new road...
09-23-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 330
Posted By canklecat

Yup, I often prefer nighttime rides. Less...

Yup, I often prefer nighttime rides. Less traffic. I use better lights to reduce the hazards -- road debris and animals.

I try to ride in daylight a few times a week, mostly hoping the sun...
09-23-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By canklecat

That's normal. Apps and bike computers rely on...

That's normal. Apps and bike computers rely on GPS, which is only a guesstimate, and in some cases wheel sensors that are only slightly more accurate.

Ride data will vary slightly due to GPS...
09-23-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 438
Posted By canklecat

The MTB Tools crown race setter...

The MTB Tools crown race setter (https://www.mtbtools.com/product/crown-race-setting-tool-2/) appears to be a fixed size/angle. A good buy if you have only one bike or all your bikes use the same...
09-23-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,380
Posted By canklecat

Another factor that I didn't realize until I...

Another factor that I didn't realize until I checked all the stats, Sagan was still way ahead in peloton standings (not points) over Bennett, while Bennett may have pulled off the hat trick of being...
09-23-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 615
Posted By canklecat

Ah, I didn't know that. I assumed team doctors...

Ah, I didn't know that. I assumed team doctors had the option to use IVs for normal saline or Ringer's, since those are common among many pro sports for emergency rehydration.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 782
Posted By canklecat

Yup, I have shorts and bibs with both the...

Yup, I have shorts and bibs with both the original "3D" and later "4D" Dupont CoolMax pads. Both are what I think is called progressive density foam, very different from the pads used by my Black...
Forum: Foo
09-23-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 408
Posted By canklecat

Yup, The Bourne Identity and sequels were a...

Yup, The Bourne Identity and sequels were a pleasant surprise. Author Robert Ludlum created great characters and basic scenarios, but was a terrible writer. Just awful. And the first Bourne...
Forum: Foo
09-23-20, 01:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 408
Posted By canklecat

I'd say "Little Big Man" and "The Great White...

I'd say "Little Big Man" and "The Great White Hope." I was a 13 y/o kid when those first came out in 1970, had no idea what the movies were about, no expectations, and was blown away by both. They...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 01:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 782
Posted By canklecat

Przewalski...

Przewalski (https://www.amazon.com/Przewalski-Padded-Cycling-Excellent-Performance/dp/B07HH32CSF) and Spotti. Check Amazon. I have shorts and bibs from both. They appear to be the same maker, using...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 01:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By canklecat

It's a valid question. A friend I used to ride...

It's a valid question. A friend I used to ride with has had to give up most road rides because he runs a one man business with contractors, 24/7, and relies on being available to be the dispatcher....
09-23-20, 01:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,380
Posted By canklecat

I was a little puzzled by Sagan during this TdF....

I was a little puzzled by Sagan during this TdF. Not to take anything away from Bennett or Ewan, who simply had better tactics and kicks on some stages.

But a few times it looked to me like Sagan...
09-23-20, 12:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,091
Posted By canklecat

Evenepoel did something similar in January in the...

Evenepoel did something similar in January in the Vuelta a San Juan, although against a weaker field. He was more than 30 seconds ahead of the second place in a short 15.5 km TT. And with fairly...
09-23-20, 12:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 615
Posted By canklecat

Have any reports specified what was found, other...

Have any reports specified what was found, other than saline and needles? The news reports I've read described it as "health supplements," as if they're backtracking a bit or hedging.

I'd expect...
09-23-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,506
Posted By canklecat

This TdF showed there's so much young talent the...

This TdF showed there's so much young talent the future of the grand tours is in good hands... legs.

I really expected this TdF to be disappointing but instead it got better with each stage.
...
09-23-20, 12:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 381
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, occasionally I've mounted Continental...

Yeah, occasionally I've mounted Continental SpeedRide (file tread and vestigial side knobbies, non-directional), Sport Contact II (shallow file tread, non-directional) and Ultra Sport II (slicks with...
09-23-20, 12:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By canklecat

I always measure the chain long enough to safely...

I always measure the chain long enough to safely run in the big/big combo. Because I know that on some ride when I'm hammering up a climb to snag a PR, or to keep up with a stronger group, I'm gonna...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By canklecat

I've ridden with 700x25 in the back (the largest...

I've ridden with 700x25 in the back (the largest my older bikes will accept) and 700x23 front. Mostly because my original rear 700x23 was cut up from debris and all I had in the closet was a 700x25....
09-22-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 397
Posted By canklecat

Five Tens are usually recommended, and they're...

Five Tens are usually recommended, and they're good. I've been satisfied with Adidas Daily 2.0 sneakers. Adequately stiff for cycling and flexible for comfortable walking.
09-22-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 438
Posted By canklecat

You'll want a metal "hammer" to set the crown...

You'll want a metal "hammer" to set the crown race, like this one (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B005KWRJIE/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). No way a makeshift PVC pipe hammer...
Forum: Foo
09-21-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 715
Posted By canklecat

Autumn. I try to avoid anything related to fall...

Autumn. I try to avoid anything related to fall while cycling.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By canklecat

There's a slight increase in wind noise when I...

There's a slight increase in wind noise when I shove the glasses ear pieces inside the straps.

In really windy conditions I'll often stick the ear pieces under the straps to keep them in place....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,969
Posted By canklecat

My doctor says I need to increase my vitamin D...

My doctor says I need to increase my vitamin D level. At my age if I crash skin rash on my hands will be the least of my problems. So I ride without gloves days to get more skin exposure to sun. Same...
09-21-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By canklecat

Could be interesting as a demo product to help...

Could be interesting as a demo product to help customers select the fixed width version of the same saddle.
09-21-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By canklecat

Nah. In the 1970s I carried a 35mm SLR camera kit...

Nah. In the 1970s I carried a 35mm SLR camera kit in a Kirtland Tour Pack handlebar bag for hundreds of miles. No problems. Modern electronics are much more resistant to shock and vibration than old...
09-21-20, 03:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By canklecat

I'm 5'11", 150 lbs, fairly normal slim...

I'm 5'11", 150 lbs, fairly normal slim proportions, 40R jacket size. My bikes range from 56-60cm, but 56-57cm feels best. My drop bars range from 38-44 and they're all fine with me. Generally I...
09-21-20, 02:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 697
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: 12
Views: 255
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: 256
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: 10
Views: 453
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: 133
Views: 3,611
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: 86
Views: 1,910
Posted By canklecat

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09-20-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 610
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...
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