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08-13-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 107
Posted By canklecat

Going on two months with Silca latex tubes. So...

Going on two months with Silca latex tubes. So far, so good, no punctures. I carry a couple different types of self-sticking patches and at least one butyl tube just in case.

The ride is...
08-13-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 197
Posted By canklecat

Some Diamondback road bike frames after 2010 or...

Some Diamondback road bike frames after 2010 or so attached cable housings inside the frame to make it easier. Just slip in new cable. I suppose eventually the internal cable housings would also need...
Forum: Foo
08-13-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 585
Posted By canklecat

Boredom. We're all permabanned from /b/ ...

Boredom.
We're all permabanned from /b/
Waiting for OP to reach 10 post limit, then post spam links to mask-free Pattaya girl resorts.
08-13-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By canklecat

Could be. I'm going by speculation about the...

Could be. I'm going by speculation about the source for Bontrager hubs from older posts. There were some similarities.
08-13-20, 03:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Posted By canklecat

No surprise. That's why I still wear plain ol'...

No surprise. That's why I still wear plain ol' surgical masks. Most of the respiration occurs outside the mask, around the edges. But the 3-layer material will effectively contain my own droplets...
08-13-20, 03:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 447
Posted By canklecat

For commuting and most casual riding I always...

For commuting and most casual riding I always kept the left pedal strap loose. I only cinched it down for crits, time trials and some fast solo rides, especially with climbs.

My Detto Pietros...
08-13-20, 02:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By canklecat

Okay, I think I have it figured out. Took a...

Okay, I think I have it figured out. Took a little patience and a bit of penetrating oil to be sure I wasn't forcing anything. I watched a bunch of video tutorials on more recent DT Swiss hubs and...
08-12-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By canklecat

Sounds like a dietary issue. Hard exercise can...

Sounds like a dietary issue. Hard exercise can exacerbate some dietary intolerance. Especially if you're using some snacks and beverages targeted toward fitness.

Check the labels. If the snacks or...
08-12-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By canklecat

I didn't expect much from Froome this year other...

I didn't expect much from Froome this year other than using races to regain his conditioning and mental game.

The fact that's he's hanging on and not withdrawing is a good sign. Keep in mind that...
08-12-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,210
Posted By canklecat

105F today. Couldn't keep my heart rate down,...

105F today. Couldn't keep my heart rate down, even pedaling at a minimal effort. Just took it easy and drank more than usual. Wasn't fun, but it makes days in the 90s seem cool in comparison.
08-12-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,210
Posted By canklecat

So, a normal day then?

So, a normal day then?
08-12-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By canklecat

There's almost nowhere in my area where I can...

There's almost nowhere in my area where I can consistently hold zone 2 so when I do a real recovery ride I'll use the indoor trainer and watch a movie or two, or binge watch TV series. I'll do that...
08-12-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By canklecat

My early '90s Univega Via Carisma has a 58-60cm...

My early '90s Univega Via Carisma has a 58-60cm frame (depends on whether I'm measuring seat tube or top tube) that's kinda flexy and noodley. I like it for leisurely rides. I set it up with...
08-12-20, 12:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 371
Posted By canklecat

There were some late 1980s clincher box rims that...

There were some late 1980s clincher box rims that were considered very light for that era, including the Araya CTL-370 and Wolber Super Champion Alpine. I have both. They look very similar although...
08-11-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By canklecat

Did. No reply. I figured the pandemic has thrown...

Did. No reply. I figured the pandemic has thrown some businesses curves and they're bogged down handling current vs obsolete stuff. I Googled around on and off for months before asking here.

I'm...
08-11-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By canklecat

Older Bontrager-branded DT Swiss hub overhaul

This older Bontrager sealed cartridge bearing hub feels grindy. The end cap is reverse threaded, not the newer type with freehub that pull off.

​​​​ It appears to be a rebadged DT Swiss 240, laced...
08-11-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By canklecat

If you can't find any via bike forums, check out...

If you can't find any via bike forums, check out Shimano RevoShift and SRAM MRX. Both are available online, sometimes at Walmart. They're adequate for casual bikes. I use RevoShift on my comfort...
08-11-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,442
Posted By canklecat

Sounds like most local "A-group" bicycle rides....

Sounds like most local "A-group" bicycle rides. It's more like B-group in power, Cat 6 in handling skills, and Critical Mass in disregard for traffic safety.
08-10-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,210
Posted By canklecat

I always have gel packs in the freezer and...

I always have gel packs in the freezer and fridge. As soon as I get inside I put a cold pack on my neck, grab another for my legs, get a quart of something cold to drink, sit down and try to avoid...
Forum: Foo
08-10-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 585
Posted By canklecat

Nobody can eat fifty eggs.

Nobody can eat fifty eggs.
Forum: Foo
08-10-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 809
Posted By canklecat

Doug Fieger and Sharona Alperin dated for years...

Doug Fieger and Sharona Alperin dated for years and were engaged for awhile, and were still friendly for years afterward, according to interviews with both of them. She was also briefly visible in...
08-10-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9,044
Views: 867,305
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, I remember that earlier discussion about...

Yeah, I remember that earlier discussion about grease characteristics. While I've used Phil's for years, something about it seems less buttery and cohesive than Shimano hub factory grease.

With...
08-10-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By canklecat

Does that ISM saddle have a Lycra fabric...

Does that ISM saddle have a Lycra fabric covering? Any specs on the dimensions at the widest part of the rear and narrowest part of the nose? I Googled first but apparently that info has fallen off...
Forum: Foo
08-10-20, 01:48 AM
Forum: Foo
08-10-20, 01:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 585
Posted By canklecat

True story all about how my life got...

True story all about how my life got flipped-turned upside down. It'll only take a minute.

I grew up in west Philly. Did all the same stuff as my peers, hanging out on the playground, trying to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 01:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By canklecat

28 miles Saturday afternoon. Really hot and windy...

28 miles Saturday afternoon. Really hot and windy but did 40 minutes at an effort enough to push my heart rate just short of redlining. Not my fastest time on that roller coaster loop due to the...
08-09-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,442
Posted By canklecat

One was ex-Bandidos, the other guy I never asked....

One was ex-Bandidos, the other guy I never asked. I never pressed them about that stuff. Figured they'd tell me if they wanted to. At the time I was trying to propose a feature story on retired...
08-09-20, 02:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 629
Posted By canklecat

Every day, every ride. Including the guy who...

Every day, every ride. Including the guy who seemed to deliberately swerve into the shoulder where I was riding Saturday. And I choose routes with little or no traffic, so no driver has an excuse...
08-09-20, 02:24 AM
Replies: 2,651
Views: 273,015
Posted By canklecat

Triangle (2009) with Melissa George. 7/10 ...

Triangle (2009) with Melissa George. 7/10

Another "stuck in a loop" movie, with the main character trying to figure out how to stop the repeating loop and get back to what she presumes to be her...
08-09-20, 01:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,016
Posted By canklecat

Several friends (mostly hardcore roadies, and one...

Several friends (mostly hardcore roadies, and one casual rider) have the POC Octal and Ventral, and one has a POC mountain bike helmet. No problems or complaints. I've had the Omne Air Spin for a...
Forum: Foo
08-09-20, 01:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 809
Posted By canklecat

My sympathies. My mom's nightmare earworm was the...

My sympathies. My mom's nightmare earworm was the Barney Google song.

Whenever an unwanted earworm threatens infection I'll run Helter Skelter or something similar on repeat to drown it out.
...
08-08-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By canklecat

The great thing about quill stems is we can...

The great thing about quill stems is we can adjust the height easily. Sometimes I'll stop during a ride and make an adjustment.

For awhile when I was recovering from neck and shoulder injuries I...
08-08-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By canklecat

Tire design differences too. I like Continental...

Tire design differences too. I like Continental Ultra Sport II -- good and cheap -- and Conti Grand Prix Classics, great affordable skinwalls. They ride very similarly, but are very different in fit....
08-08-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 765
Posted By canklecat

I have some Bullseye red anodized aluminum...

I have some Bullseye red anodized aluminum pulleys. Not bad but noisy. I switched to inexpensive Tacx sealed bearing pulleys, plain ol' Delrin, quieter and really helped reduce some annoying...
Forum: Foo
08-08-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,467
Posted By canklecat

I was a huge fan of The Police until their fourth...

I was a huge fan of The Police until their fourth album, but was lucky enough to catch them live with Oingo Boingo and XTC, both of which had more staying power for me than The Police.

Punk seemed...
Forum: Foo
08-08-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,467
Posted By canklecat

It's the zeitgeist. A sorta "You had to be there"...

It's the zeitgeist. A sorta "You had to be there" vibe. While music doesn't necessarily follow rigid decade demarcations, pop culture usually can be defined by calendar decades.

That's why I can't...
08-08-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,442
Posted By canklecat

I knew some semi-retired biker gang guys back in...

I knew some semi-retired biker gang guys back in the 1980s. At the time I rode rice rockets. My favorite was the Honda Ascot V-Twin, a great 500cc commuter scooter, perfect for a skinny guy like me....
Forum: Foo
08-08-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 809
Posted By canklecat

Nobody doesn't like Karen Carpenter. Anyone who...

Nobody doesn't like Karen Carpenter. Anyone who says they do is lying or has serious issues. Anyone who says they don't like soft rock or '70s pop, I tell 'em to watch some videos of The Carpenters....
Forum: Foo
08-08-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 809
Posted By canklecat

I saw The Knack live during their peak. At the...

I saw The Knack live during their peak. At the time they were a guilty pleasure, a band I hated to love. But, like The Cars, they were so good at power pop they were irresistible. Berton Averre's...
08-08-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 728
Posted By canklecat

Is it better in some rear cogs and worse in...

Is it better in some rear cogs and worse in others? That might be unavoidable, or difficult to correct.

At the moment I have a borrowed wheelset with 7-speed cassette on my Ironman, while waiting...
08-08-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 625
Posted By canklecat

As a former, and longtime, health care worker,...

As a former, and longtime, health care worker, I'm concerned about a couple of the risks being ignored that have nothing to do with exposure to pathogens. And it's the same risks that are being...
Forum: Foo
08-08-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 809
Posted By canklecat

The internet hasn't settled on the male...

The internet hasn't settled on the male equivalent to the Karen.

The NPR show Code Switch suggested Chad, but that's not correct. Chad is the counterpart to the Stacy.

I'm not even sold on the...
08-08-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,442
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, I don't know what to think about the...

Yeah, I don't know what to think about the cosplay bikers doing Sturgis. They might actually be more dangerous, more likely to interact with a more diverse network of people back home, more likely to...
08-08-20, 01:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 460
Posted By canklecat

I still prefer platform pedals for my hybrids and...

I still prefer platform pedals for my hybrids and occasionally switch a road bike to platforms if I plan to do a lot of urban group rides. I don't like foot retention in stop and go traffic,...
Forum: Foo
08-08-20, 12:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 809
Posted By canklecat

I've known a few Karens. One really was pretty...

I've known a few Karens. One really was pretty much a Karen. The other hates the whole Karen cliche now but, TBH, I can see her going full 2020 Karen in another 10 years, especially if she has kids....
08-08-20, 12:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 625
Posted By canklecat

It's risky but as long as folks take informed...

It's risky but as long as folks take informed decisions it'll probably turn out okay for most folks.

I got the usual zillion vaccines in boot camp and had a reaction to only one -- the plague....
08-08-20, 12:36 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,442
Posted By canklecat

First thing I thought of. Sedentary bikers, 100...

First thing I thought of. Sedentary bikers, 100 lbs overweight, crowded into a small town in August during a pandemic with a virus that has a woody for obese people with diabetes and cardiovascular...
Forum: Foo
08-08-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 809
Posted By canklecat

Elliot Lurie got lucky that night. Wearing his...

Elliot Lurie got lucky that night. Wearing his shirt Thomas Magnum style. And he kept warming up his tongue in anticipation.
Forum: Foo
08-08-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By canklecat

Ugh. Been there, done that, although usually only...

Ugh. Been there, done that, although usually only for a day or two.

I'm usually wary of some restaurants even if I generally like the cuisine. If anything looks, smells or seems the slightest bit...
08-07-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,016
Posted By canklecat

(My photo/file server is offline so all I have...

(My photo/file server is offline so all I have are some frame grabs from my bike video cameras, mostly walking around after I forget to turn off the camera during stops.)

Hi-viz yellow Bell...
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