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Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 12:26 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,957
Posted By canklecat

I've been using creatine starting the day before...

I've been using creatine starting the day before a long summer ride, based on the theory that it helps retain water. Might have helped Saturday. I carried two 24 oz bottles for a 50 mile group ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 684
Posted By canklecat

I'm definitely a bargain hunter and borderline...

I'm definitely a bargain hunter and borderline cheapskate. I'll buy decent used bikes mostly for the frames, then gradually build 'em up to what I want. I'll shop the used ads for components, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By canklecat

Consider a carbon fabric baselayer top. Pearl...

Consider a carbon fabric baselayer top. Pearl Izumi's Minerale fabric was outstanding but discontinued and new/old stock is decreasing in choices of sizes and types. It's sometimes advertised for...
Forum: Foo
08-18-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By canklecat

Peter Fonda was an interesting character. Not a...

Peter Fonda was an interesting character. Not a particularly good actor but a likeable one, and fortunate enough to be in some memorable movies including Ulee's Gold.
08-18-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 411
Posted By canklecat

How far do you ride? I can handle up to 20 miles...

How far do you ride? I can handle up to 20 miles on thin cotton or cello tape, or even a bare handlebar. Beyond that I need thicker padded tape.

I use black "cork" foam wrap (maybe Arundel, I...
08-18-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7,162
Views: 616,448
Posted By canklecat

Y'all be careful if you're doing the HNHH in...

Y'all be careful if you're doing the HNHH in Wichita Hotasballs Falls. I was trying to get ready for it but after a couple of longish rides this weekend I doubt I'll be in shape. Did 70 miles...
08-18-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 881
Posted By canklecat

I've heard the theory that stem length affects...

I've heard the theory that stem length affects whether the bike feels stable or twitchy. But on my own bikes it depends on frame size and overall fit.

I think my Ironman is 57cm or 58. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 330
Posted By canklecat

Couple of group rides -- 70 miles Thursday,...

Couple of group rides -- 70 miles Thursday, another 59 Saturday. Napped most of Sunday. Can't complain.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By canklecat

I used inner tubes cut into strips to wrap like...

I used inner tubes cut into strips to wrap like bar tape, for practice and added cushioning. It seemed to last a long time, but the carbon black made a mess. And as Lemond1985 said it gets slick with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By canklecat

Yup, that could work. I'll dig around my junk...

Yup, that could work. I'll dig around my junk box, I think I saved the hardware from some old V-brake pads.
Forum: Foo
08-17-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 39,102
Posted By canklecat

Yup, Napoles was brilliant. Emile Griffith was...

Yup, Napoles was brilliant. Emile Griffith was always one of my favorite boxers, a slick yet aggressive boxer, yet Napoles outclassed him in their meeting.

The only serious mistake Napoles made...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By canklecat

Check out the Bontrager Ajna. Listed as a woman's...

Check out the Bontrager Ajna. Listed as a woman's saddle but I didn't care and it was on sale cheap at the LBS, apparently taken off a new Trek. (I got the Ajna Gel...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By canklecat

Arundel Synth Gecko...

Arundel Synth Gecko (https://www.arundelbike.com/product/synth-gecko/). 100% silicone. Stretchy, durable, can be washed and reused indefinitely with reasonable care. Doesn't take a set or permanent...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By canklecat

I see some lightweight aluminum cages on Amazon...

I see some lightweight aluminum cages on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01K2BOUN4/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=AL3PM2CMR6UEA&psc=1) that might work. Not the color scheme I was looking for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, my initial post needed photos. I'm updating...

Yeah, my initial post needed photos. I'm updating the OP to add photos.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,430
Posted By canklecat

Over the past couple of weeks I've switched from...

Over the past couple of weeks I've switched from mostly spinning at my usual cadence (90) on the trainer to bigger gears, more resistance and slower cadence. It'll take awhile to see results, and I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By canklecat

The Fabric system looks pretty much like a review...

The Fabric system looks pretty much like a review described it -- a clever solution to a non-existent problem. And I'm not sure the mount pegs would work with my Trek frame projecting threaded studs....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 11:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By canklecat

I should have photographed the frame before...

I should have photographed the frame before putting the bottle cage back on. I'd never seen anything like it and also wondered whether it was an aftermarket kludge. But when I checked the 1993 Trek...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By canklecat

Bottle cages for frame with fixed protecting bolts rather than threaded sockets

(Note: Typo in thread title. Should read "projecting" bolts.)

(Note: Photos added 8/17/19)
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08-16-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,841
Posted By canklecat

Funny that some folks don't comment on Cervelo....

Funny that some folks don't comment on Cervelo. It's one of those contemporary carbon bikes that does get my attention. They nailed the minimalist lines and graphics, subdued elegance.

The only...
08-16-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2,335
Views: 205,915
Posted By canklecat

Valid points. I like those movies but I can't...

Valid points. I like those movies but I can't disagree with your analysis of the film making style and performances.

Scorsese tends to make movies like Elizabethan playwrights made plays. These...
08-16-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,565
Posted By canklecat

I rode twice Thursday, wearing the Przewalski 3D...

I rode twice Thursday, wearing the Przewalski 3D shorts for the 25 mile morning ride, and the Black Bibs for the evening 45 mile ride. Same bike/saddle, to eliminate variables.

The Przewalski pad...
08-15-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,451
Posted By canklecat

Depends on the group. I know most of the folks...

Depends on the group. I know most of the folks who train on the route near my neighborhood. If I see the blue Elevate/KHS jerseys, I know I can't hang with them long, even drafting. It's a pro team...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 04:06 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,957
Posted By canklecat

Yup. I work methodically on heat adaptation every...

Yup. I work methodically on heat adaptation every summer, starting in May-June, when Texas usually goes from cool spring to HOLYCRAPITBURNS summer overnight. Usually takes all of June to adapt. By...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 03:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,264
Posted By canklecat

Yup. And yup. But at 61 with a busted up...

Yup. And yup.

But at 61 with a busted up neck, shoulder and back, I had to change something to get a little more aero. A few changes helped me stay in the hoods/forearms parallel position longer:...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,957
Posted By canklecat

Come to think of it, I think it may have been one...

Come to think of it, I think it may have been one of your posts in a previous similar discussion that launched me down that particular rabbit hole. I seem to recall a link to one study that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By canklecat

I switch between an older road bike with 1980s...

I switch between an older road bike with 1980s style aero brake hoods -- just rubber covered hooks -- on 42cm traditional bars and downtube shifters, and another with brifters on 38cm compact drops....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,957
Posted By canklecat

Cats are weird. My adopted dumpster tabby cat...

Cats are weird. My adopted dumpster tabby cat gets really assertive about my hands. If I'm sweaty or have used bleach cleansers she'll pin down my hand and lick it ferociously until she's satisfied...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,957
Posted By canklecat

Will do. I want to be sure I read it correctly. I...

Will do. I want to be sure I read it correctly. I think I found it a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately I was using Firefox, which I have set to privacy mode by default, so it deletes my history,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,957
Posted By canklecat

Regarding electrolytes, I'm satisfied with...

Regarding electrolytes, I'm satisfied with DripDrop (https://dripdrop.com/products/dripdrop). Comes in single serving Mylar pouches, which I find easier to handle on bike rides. The pouches are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,957
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, it's tricky. Studies and anecdotes (what's...

Yeah, it's tricky. Studies and anecdotes (what's the joke about anecdotes? The plural of anecdote is data?) are all over the map. At least one studies theorizes it may be related to the vagus nerve...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,957
Posted By canklecat

Thanks for the tip, I just put it on my Amazon...

Thanks for the tip, I just put it on my Amazon list. I'm satisfied with DripDrop but I'm game to try something else to see if it's as good and more cost effective. DripDrop, like NUUN and others, is...
08-14-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,565
Posted By canklecat

That's my peeve about most newer pads -- that...

That's my peeve about most newer pads -- that unnecessarily complex sculpted shape. It's just asking for trouble, introducing wrinkles that could eventually compromise skin integrity. I haven't had...
08-14-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,565
Posted By canklecat

I got the original Przewalski shorts with 3D pad...

I got the original Przewalski shorts with 3D pad (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07B5XWSNK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1) in summer 2018. Very comfortable pad with an unusual...
08-14-19, 01:25 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,039
Posted By canklecat

I'm a cheapskate on shoes, but I need 'em narrow...

I'm a cheapskate on shoes, but I need 'em narrow for my skinny feet. Scott Road Pro and Fizik Tempo R5 Powerstrap have been good and cheap, around $50-$60. The Scott shoes are better ventilated for...
08-13-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,479
Posted By canklecat

Don't look at your riding partners pulling away...

Don't look at your riding partners pulling away and receding into the distance on climbs. It's discouraging. Just keep chugging at your own pace.

And when your partners are far off in the distance...
08-13-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,841
Posted By canklecat

Good write up. I enjoyed it. Pretty much...

Good write up. I enjoyed it.

Pretty much mirrors my experiences with older and newer bikes. Like 'em both. Both have quirks and advantages. If I had to choose only one I'd probably stick with the...
08-13-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,159
Posted By canklecat

When I resumed cycling in 2015 with a comfort...

When I resumed cycling in 2015 with a comfort hybrid I swore I wouldn't get caught up again in the clothing, but... kit happens.

After getting a road bike in 2017 I remembered why the tighty...
08-12-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 583
Posted By canklecat

^^This^^ Ouch. I've clunked onto the top...

^^This^^

Ouch. I've clunked onto the top tube more times than I care to recall, but nothing that hurt longer than just that day.

I'd take a few days or a week off the bike. Keep doing moderate...
08-12-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By canklecat

Butyl rubber tubes are resistant to most...

Butyl rubber tubes are resistant to most chemicals and at worst will break down very slowly. I wouldn't worry about any typical chain lube affecting it. It's the same material used to make some...
08-12-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,479
Posted By canklecat

I've used several methods: Mash big gear....

I've used several methods:

Mash big gear. Saves my lungs so I don't run out of breath. Works until my mighty guads are on fire and I grind to a halt.
Spin tiny gear. Saves my guads for the town...
08-12-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By canklecat

Cygolite Hotshot. Best value in a bright light...

Cygolite Hotshot. Best value in a bright light with plenty of modes. And the clips usually hold securely. I've never had one pop off the nylon web straps on my Serfas Speed Bags. However I don't...
08-12-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By canklecat

Almost every ride. I try to shrug it off ASAP....

Almost every ride. I try to shrug it off ASAP. Doesn't help to dwell on every frustration and near miss or close call. Otherwise I'd talk myself out of riding outdoors.

I love dogs but I do carry...
08-12-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,996
Posted By canklecat

Usually only a few minutes. I'll either replace...

Usually only a few minutes. I'll either replace the tube or use Lezyne self-sticking patches, which have worked great for me.

But according to Strava I took 42 minutes Monday morning to fix a...
08-12-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 485
Posted By canklecat

"Desert" water bag -- canvas evaporative water...

"Desert" water bag -- canvas evaporative water cooling bag used for camping. Fill with crushed ice. It'll dribble cold water and continue to chill even after the ice has melted. Works relatively...
08-12-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,344
Posted By canklecat

Nah, take it from someone who's spent a lot of...

Nah, take it from someone who's spent a lot of time in the ring. Most weightlifting techniques are not helpful for most boxers. It needs to be tailored to boxing in general and to the style of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 472
Posted By canklecat

Only one "serious" ride this weekend and I paid...

Only one "serious" ride this weekend and I paid the price for poor preparation. I planned on a 50+ mile group ride Saturday morning, but got antsy Friday night and made some changes to the road bike...
08-12-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,875
Posted By canklecat

Should be fine. If not, Scotch Super 33+ will...

Should be fine. If not, Scotch Super 33+ will definitely do the trick. I cheaped out on tape for years and finally broke down and ponied up for the good stuff. Scotch 33+ has held perfectly. Huge...
08-12-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By canklecat

Ask a medical specialist. This is too important...

Ask a medical specialist. This is too important for discussion forum anecdotes.

Most retina detachment comes from blows to the head, usually impacting the eye directly even with the eyelid closed....
08-12-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,071
Posted By canklecat

A local guy I see often at club rides has a...

A local guy I see often at club rides has a Colnago with Delta brakes. Great looking bike and the brakes look classy. I doubt braking is a big deal on our modest roller coaster terrain when we're...
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