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11-21-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 277
Posted By canklecat

Shimano confuses the issue for their 11 speed...

Shimano confuses the issue for their 11 speed chains by labeling the inner and outer plates as "front" and "reverse." The chain can be reversed in lengthwise direction and still be correctly oriented...
11-21-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By canklecat

Put it under a fan for awhile to dry it out. That...

Put it under a fan for awhile to dry it out. That works better than desiccants (silica gel, rice, etc), and is safer than heat.

A blower with a fine tip, like the Giottos Rocket blower or canned...
11-21-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 425
Posted By canklecat

Looks like a refinement of the Scott drop in bars...

Looks like a refinement of the Scott drop in bars from the 1980s-early '90s. Greg LeMond occasionally road with those but didn't actually use them often.

That lower position might be useful for...
11-21-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,473
Posted By canklecat

BTW, nothing wrong with stem shifters. I've used...

BTW, nothing wrong with stem shifters. I've used them. But if you try bar end shifters with swept handlebars I'm betting you'll like them.

Main advantage is keeping the hands on the grips while...
11-21-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,473
Posted By canklecat

Nice bike. I switched my '93 Univega Via Carisma...

Nice bike. I switched my '93 Univega Via Carisma from flat bars to Nitto albatross, so it also needed a longer stem. It's now wearing a 120mm or 130mm off a road bike. Pretty similar to your...
11-21-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By canklecat

The kid is an indigo child. That's how they roll.

The kid is an indigo child. That's how they roll.
11-21-19, 01:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By canklecat

Somewhere online are some street view cameras...

Somewhere online are some street view cameras with realtime video of Amsterdam. So you can get an idea of the frenetic style of cyclists and pedestrians. It does look like it would take awhile to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 18,937
Views: 3,846,945
Posted By canklecat

Best bizarre brand name in Amazon cycling...

Best bizarre brand name in Amazon cycling apparel. I'm guessing that's what happens when the data entry clerk sneezes while typing "Spotti". It's pronounced by blowing a raspberry.

This week I got...
11-20-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,495
Posted By canklecat

Regarding the currently trendy stuff about...

Regarding the currently trendy stuff about micro-dosing hallucinogens, some friends say it's helped them. They're fully functional, working folks, some of whom own successful businesses. They aren't...
11-20-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,495
Posted By canklecat

Gabapentin did nothing for me either. It's become...

Gabapentin did nothing for me either. It's become a catchall one-size-fits-none prescription since doctors became paranoid of losing their licenses for prescribing even mild and generally safe...
Forum: Foo
11-20-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, my dumpster tabby is a sink mooch. Every...

Yeah, my dumpster tabby is a sink mooch. Every time I go in the kitchen or bathroom she expects me to run fresh water for her to drink and play in.

That water thing seems more common with rescue...
11-20-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 883
Posted By canklecat

Closest you'll find will probably be the humble...

Closest you'll find will probably be the humble but functional SunRace SLM 10 or 96 friction thumbies. They can be mounted pretty much anywhere on the bar or stem, and even clamped to the ends of the...
Forum: Foo
11-19-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 148
Posted By canklecat

That bitterness sounds like bad paprika or too...

That bitterness sounds like bad paprika or too much of the stuff. I've tossed out a lot of paprika that was bitter or lacked the desired smoky and rich flavor. A lot of premixed chili powder contains...
Forum: Foo
11-19-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,526
Posted By canklecat

Zackly. Including the bit about using the tools...

Zackly. Including the bit about using the tools effectively. AI can just as well be used to promote constructive messages with surprising results.

Real life example: My first ex- is a diehard...
Forum: Foo
11-19-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 148
Posted By canklecat

I enjoy spicy and reasonably hot foods, but if I...

I enjoy spicy and reasonably hot foods, but if I can feel the heat coming out the other end the next day, that's too much heat. It's only supposed to tickle the tongue. It's not supposed to be a...
Forum: Foo
11-19-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,526
Posted By canklecat

Good example of AI that seems color blind yet...

Good example of AI that seems color blind yet still gives the appearance of racial discrimination.

In fact, a clever programmer and analyst could hide a racist agenda under the guise of neutral AI...
Forum: Foo
11-19-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 697
Posted By canklecat

The skinhead look? Yeah, I never understood the...

The skinhead look? Yeah, I never understood the appeal of that. For one thing it's hard to tell the difference at a glance between gabber, neo-nazis, boot camp recruits or prisoners with head lice.
...
11-18-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 608
Posted By canklecat

That's a rough accident. Glad it wasn't any...

That's a rough accident. Glad it wasn't any worse.

To be honest, you should expect a year to recover. I'll be 62 this week. In May 2018 I was hit by a car. Second time. First was 2001, which broke...
11-18-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,731
Posted By canklecat

Too many variables to generalize. I'm...

Too many variables to generalize.

I'm stronger now at 62 than I was a little over four years ago when I resumed riding after a 30+ year hiatus from cycling.

I expected getting back into shape...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 295
Posted By canklecat

That doesn't sound like a chain. Chain rub...

That doesn't sound like a chain. Chain rub usually makes a more distinctly metallic pinging sound.

Noise under pressure usually indicates an alignment problem. If it was a steel bike I'd suspect...
Forum: Foo
11-18-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,526
Posted By canklecat

I remember that story. But I can say with...

I remember that story.

But I can say with confidence that for every bot or human troll like Jenna Abrams there are two dozen ordinary people who were already so desperate to believe their own...
Forum: Foo
11-18-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,526
Posted By canklecat

Research into human consciousness show humans are...

Research into human consciousness show humans are generally ill equipped to cope with objective reality. We form tribes and social connections that reinforce the delusions that help us survive. But...
Forum: Foo
11-18-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,526
Posted By canklecat

The chat bot issue reminds me of a long running...

The chat bot issue reminds me of a long running prank on radio hobbyist IRC about ten years ago when I was more active in the hobby.

There was a fellow who mostly trolled the chat rooms,...
Forum: Foo
11-18-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By canklecat

I'm guessing Garrett may legitimately have had a...

I'm guessing Garrett may legitimately have had a PTSD defense for losing his temper. Remember that he was sucker punched by a stranger a month or so ago. The puncher posed as a fan to get Garrett off...
Forum: Foo
11-18-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 697
Posted By canklecat

I always wondered what happened to those clones...

I always wondered what happened to those clones Mark Mothersbaugh made in his basement after Devo broke up.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 03:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By canklecat

Spent the weekend getting ready to ride a solo...

Spent the weekend getting ready to ride a solo century on my birthday this week. I did one in September but missed October. From the weather report, looks like I'll need to do it either Tuesday, the...
Forum: Foo
11-18-19, 02:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 553
Posted By canklecat

Yup. I have some friends -- well, acquaintances...

Yup. I have some friends -- well, acquaintances for the moment, soon to be ex-friends if they keep it up -- who are addicted to multiple daily doses of micro-outrage. They post -- literally -- dozens...
Forum: Foo
11-18-19, 02:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 697
Posted By canklecat

I thought only cults and Kennedys had compounds?

I thought only cults and Kennedys had compounds?
Forum: Foo
11-17-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 553
Posted By canklecat

To put it into historical context, the US enjoyed...

To put it into historical context, the US enjoyed only a relatively short golden era of objective and ethical journalism. That period roughly corresponded with the stock market crash and great...
11-17-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 372
Posted By canklecat

I understand, especially the occasional wallow....

I understand, especially the occasional wallow. As I often say in passing my neighbors who ask how I'm doing, "Oh, I could complain. Doesn't do any good. But it feels good."

I'm still kinda...
Forum: Foo
11-16-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 798
Posted By canklecat

Yup, it's difficult to regulate food with...

Yup, it's difficult to regulate food with multiple pets. Especially cats -- they tend to want food available 24/7 for grazing. My two older cats don't overeat but the younger tabby does.

I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By canklecat

Aero and form fitting race-fit jerseys that run a...

Aero and form fitting race-fit jerseys that run a bit short are usually intended for use with bibs. They'll look too short on most folks wearing shorts. I'm 5'11", 150 lbs, and my Pearl Izumi aero...
11-16-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 372
Posted By canklecat

Some folks I ride with occasionally have some...

Some folks I ride with occasionally have some pretty obvious impediments to cycling, but they manage despite it. One fellow has toothpick legs with atrophied muscles and wears braces. He spins easily...
Forum: Foo
11-16-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,526
Posted By canklecat

The androids of the novel seemed to be machines...

The androids of the novel seemed to be machines cosmetically designed to look human.

But the replicants of the movie appeared to be bio-engineered, clones that were physically like humans. Given a...
Forum: Foo
11-16-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 553
Posted By canklecat

Yup. Stephen King, Garrison Keillor and...

Yup. Stephen King, Garrison Keillor and Frankenstein's creation seem to be cousins.
Forum: Foo
11-16-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 798
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, the cat litter. Even cats don't like that...

Ditto, the cat litter. Even cats don't like that cheap dusty clay stuff. I've found it saves money to buy good clumping litter. Much less unpleasant for us and the cats. Lasts up to a week. Less dust...
Forum: Foo
11-16-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,526
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, the concept of a spirit or soul (not the...

Yeah, the concept of a spirit or soul (not the same thing in some theology), assuming it exists at all, probably isn't what we think it is.

The usual concept is of a disembodied sentient entity...
Forum: Foo
11-16-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 553
Posted By canklecat

Hondo Gravel -- Yup, that's similar to my...

Hondo Gravel -- Yup, that's similar to my observations of parts of Mexico, especially the stark contrast between the Pacific and Gulf coasts of Baja. Dramatically different standards of living for a...
11-15-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By canklecat

Bontrager RXL Thermal gloves...

Bontrager RXL Thermal gloves (https://www.trekbikes.com/international/en_IN_TL/bike-clothing/cycling-gloves/full-finger-cycling-gloves/bontrager-rxl-thermal-glove/p/11356/). No padding, just a thin...
11-15-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,627
Posted By canklecat

My resting HR and BP are all over the place....

My resting HR and BP are all over the place. Depends on the meds I'm taking (Sudafed decongestant tends to cause rapid HR and elevated BP), how I'm feeling, whether I got enough sleep, stress, etc....
Forum: Foo
11-15-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 553
Posted By canklecat

Another problem with journalism nowadays is...

Another problem with journalism nowadays is primarily due to the extreme budget cuts needed to stay in business at all.

In ye olden days there were multiple layers of review before a story was...
Forum: Foo
11-15-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By canklecat

It's hard to say from the video whether Rudolph...

It's hard to say from the video whether Rudolph was trying to remove Garrett's helmet. He may have been trying to control his head movement. In martial arts that's one of the classic defensive moves,...
Forum: Foo
11-15-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 553
Posted By canklecat

Nowadays satire from The Onion and similar humor...

Nowadays satire from The Onion and similar humor sites can't quite match real life for bizarro world absurdity.

Although I haven't practiced journalism in years, a few years ago in a fit of pique...
11-15-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,362
Posted By canklecat

That's odd about Cyclemeter's GPS interpolation....

That's odd about Cyclemeter's GPS interpolation. When I used it in 2016-'17 Cyclemeter's GPS tracking was generally more accurate than Strava. When my phone lost GPS sync Strava would show a straight...
11-15-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,304
Posted By canklecat

Ahh, too bad the Speed Rides don't fit the rear....

Ahh, too bad the Speed Rides don't fit the rear. Sweet tires.

There are some 700x28 to 700x32 gravel and cross tires with similar tread that should fit.
11-15-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 717
Posted By canklecat

Nice catch! If you want to save money while...

Nice catch! If you want to save money while making it a little easier to tackle modest climbs, check out Vuelta brand chainrings -- great quality and very affordable. I have their plain and...
11-15-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 692,094
Posted By canklecat

That's good stuff. You might also like Tarantella...

That's good stuff. You might also like Tarantella (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=tarantella+kal+cahoone), a side project of folkie Kal Cahoone. Her vocals are spooky and seductive. The...
Forum: Foo
11-15-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 798
Posted By canklecat

Hard to tell with persistent sniffles and...

Hard to tell with persistent sniffles and sneezing. Sometimes it's seasonal allergies. Sometimes more persistent. Sometimes a virus or something more serious. Check with a vet.

Two of my three...
11-15-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,249
Posted By canklecat

For road bike rides when I want to stay fairly...

For road bike rides when I want to stay fairly aero on cold rides, I've had good luck with some inexpensive kit from Amazon, REI, Jenson, Nashbar, etc. I'll post a couplafew links. I don't care about...
Forum: Foo
11-15-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 798
Posted By canklecat

Spaying is almost always a good idea. Unless the...

Spaying is almost always a good idea. Unless the cat will be bred or there's a risk of a bad reaction to anesthesia, it's better to spay. One of my cats never woke after surgery for spaying -- she...
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