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Forum: Foo
10-22-19, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 112
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, it was "slug bug" in Texas too. As a kid I...

Yeah, it was "slug bug" in Texas too. As a kid I hated "games" that were just thinly veiled excuses to hit someone. Weirdest damned passive aggressive human behavior. Either play a game or fight, but...
10-22-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 209
Posted By canklecat

It might be a difference in the cleats rather...

It might be a difference in the cleats rather than pedals.

I have Look Delta and Shimano SPD-SL pedals and cleats. The only significant difference is grippy rubber pads on the Shimano cleats....
10-22-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 361
Posted By canklecat

Westley's Bleche-White and LA's Totally Awesome...

Westley's Bleche-White and LA's Totally Awesome Grill & Oven cleaner contain mostly the same or similar ingredients, per their respective MSDSs. Some folks claim the original Bleche-White formula was...
10-21-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,145
Posted By canklecat

BTW, there are heart rate apps for smart phones....

BTW, there are heart rate apps for smart phones. I use one that's just called "Heart Rate Monitor" for Android. Works fine. I've checked it against my Tickr, BP cuff and palpating my wrist or neck....
10-21-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 585
Posted By canklecat

I may have changed my mind about recommending...

I may have changed my mind about recommending White Lightning Easy Lube, last week.

It seemed good at first. Quiet, smooth running. I applied it every two or three rides per the directions.
...
10-21-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,145
Posted By canklecat

Sounds like monitor error. Check it against a...

Sounds like monitor error. Check it against a chest strap like the Tickr, or a blood pressure cuff on the bicep -- not the wrist BP cuffs, which are notoriously inaccurate and vary wildly according...
10-21-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 839
Posted By canklecat

You mean instead of something like a generic...

You mean instead of something like a generic speedometer, odometer, etc., or full blown computer like a Garmin, Wahoo or similar device?

I use a phone because I already have one, it's inexpensive...
10-21-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 839
Posted By canklecat

It's already sorta happened in real life. ...

It's already sorta happened in real life.

Military and diplomatic personnel have been warned to be careful using fitness trackers because the logs can be misused to identify security...
10-21-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 839
Posted By canklecat

Dunno, but I'd guess it's the difference between...

Dunno, but I'd guess it's the difference between Strava supporting an international network with some realtime features, and other apps working mostly at the phone level until the closed log is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 12:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 343
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, I'm reconsidering my tire choices. The...

Yeah, I'm reconsidering my tire choices. The Conti Ultra Sport II are good and cheap, but very difficult to mount barehanded. Easy with a bead jack.

But the Conti Grand Prix Classics can be...
Forum: Foo
10-21-19, 12:43 AM
Replies: 2,357
Views: 86,409
Posted By canklecat

Who does your antennae and scales?

Who does your antennae and scales?
10-21-19, 12:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,480
Posted By canklecat

Sunday's ride confirmed my general rule for...

Sunday's ride confirmed my general rule for cutting off outdoor rides with wind at 30 mph. Usually I'm concerned about debris being blown around, but I've been trying some semi-aero wheels with 30mm...
10-20-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 506
Posted By canklecat

Well done! I remember how difficult it was when I...

Well done! I remember how difficult it was when I resumed cycling in 2015 after a 30+ year hiatus. Took a lot longer at age 57 than I'd expected to get back into shape. But I've made steady progress...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 343
Posted By canklecat

I've used Slime for tubes for that very purpose....

I've used Slime for tubes for that very purpose. You can pour it into a smaller bottle with a plastic nozzle and precut it if you have a tight fitting cap, or cut it to suit the valve later.

Just...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 185
Posted By canklecat

Took most of last week off, feeling puny. Made up...

Took most of last week off, feeling puny. Made up for it with four consecutive days of riding Thursday-Sunday. Typical Texas weather, can't decide whether it's summer or winter usually both the same...
10-20-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By canklecat

Yep, Eddy has always had that charisma that set...

Yep, Eddy has always had that charisma that set him apart from most cycling champions. I've watched a bunch of documentaries with him.

I remember first seeing him on a network TV sports show,...
10-20-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, I know, I'm a nanny. Can't help it. My...

Yeah, I know, I'm a nanny. Can't help it. My first career was in health care, starting as a Navy Hospital Corpsman at age 18. Then a newspaper reporter covering the police and fire beat. Then a...
10-20-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By canklecat

Yup, Arundel Synth Gecko is pricey but it can be...

Yup, Arundel Synth Gecko is pricey but it can be reused almost indefinitely, which puts it into a whole nuther category. In the long run it's a better value than $10-$15 bar tape for folks who change...
10-19-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By canklecat

Try some Arundel Synth Gecko...

Try some Arundel Synth Gecko (https://www.arundelbike.com/product/synth-gecko/) bar wrap. The entire wrap is thick, soft, resilient and durable, probably as good as gel pads. No adhesive, the...
10-19-19, 10:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 361
Posted By canklecat

Best stuff by far I've tried is LA's Totally...

Best stuff by far I've tried is LA's Totally Awesome Grill & Oven Cleaner. Big pump spray bottle, costs a whole buck at Dollartree. Works on white hoods, white cable housings, pretty well on a white...
10-19-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By canklecat

Dunno, mebbe check your previous identical thread...

Dunno, mebbe check your previous identical thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1184764-road-rash-tattooing.html) under another alias? Maybe reply to the comments on that...
10-19-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By canklecat

Glad he's okay. Hopefully this'll put an end...

Glad he's okay.

Hopefully this'll put an end to that myth about "tuck and roll" or whatever nonsense MUPpets and weekend warriors spout to claim superhuman reflexes will minimize injuries --...
10-19-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,388
Posted By canklecat

It will take a well designed robot "cyclist"...

It will take a well designed robot "cyclist" capable of mimicking human pedaling characteristics to settle the debate over eccentric chainrings. It'll need to be able to apply consistent power while...
10-19-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,908
Posted By canklecat

Exactly. All that stuff about tuck and roll,...

Exactly. All that stuff about tuck and roll, blah-blah-blah, is BS.

If Eddy Merckx, the most skilled and accomplished cyclist in history, can't avoid striking his head when he falls, what hope is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 667
Posted By canklecat

Yup, almost everyone I ride with uses Conti...

Yup, almost everyone I ride with uses Conti Gatorskins on their road bikes, at least for the longer weekend 30-60 mile rural routes where we often ride the wide shoulders or occasionally scoot over...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 04:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By canklecat

Strava have only hinted at some unspecified...

Strava have only hinted at some unspecified stability issues, but I'm betting their primary concern is security. A number of articles this year have discussed Bluetooth vulnerabilities. Strava may...
10-18-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 839
Posted By canklecat

Strava is terrific. Lots of great features in the...

Strava is terrific. Lots of great features in the freebie version.

Besides tracking my fitness, it's good as a social network minus the politics and hot button issues that plague Facebook and...
10-18-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,908
Posted By canklecat

Incidentally, one other thing to watch for with a...

Incidentally, one other thing to watch for with a broken neck -- weird reactions due to nerve pressure.

In my case, between the neck injury and thyroid, my blood pressure and heart rate have been...
10-18-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,908
Posted By canklecat

After my injury last year, a friend gave me an...

After my injury last year, a friend gave me an old Cycleops magnetic trainer that had been gathering dust and rust in his garage. Cleaned up nicely, works great.

Looking back at Strava, I was hit...
10-18-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7,523
Views: 666,499
Posted By canklecat

Another BFer had a bunch of aero bars for sale...

Another BFer had a bunch of aero bars for sale recently, very affordable (Scott and, I think, Profile). But I think he said they were going to a donation center or dumpster if nobody claimed them....
10-18-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By canklecat

Yup, be sure your chain and cassette are...

Yup, be sure your chain and cassette are compatible. Often skipping is blamed on "worn" cogs and/or chains, but often it's just a mismatch.

Usually it's safest to go with Shimano chains for...
10-18-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By canklecat

Should be standard sizing. Those early-mid 1990s...

Should be standard sizing. Those early-mid 1990s Trek OCLV 5xxx series frames were horizontal top tubes, conventional diamond frame. Mine, at least, rides and feels like my '89 Ironman -- just 5 lbs...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,655
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, I'd need wider tires. About 6 feet wide.

Yeah, I'd need wider tires. About 6 feet wide.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By canklecat

Neoprene ear covers -- springy frame, goes behind...

Neoprene ear covers -- springy frame, goes behind my head, under my ponytail. Holds fine, cuts down on wind noise but it's mostly to keep my ears warm. For really cold days I wear a beanie with my...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,370
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, getting dropped, the exhausting surges and...

Ditto, getting dropped, the exhausting surges and twitchy handling skills of some Cat 5 riders. But that's part of the game. If you're a slow starter (I am), warm up well beforehand. Some crits will...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,127
Posted By canklecat

I had to think back to the last time I really...

I had to think back to the last time I really felt disoriented by heights and it was about 20 or so years ago driving to Colorado. Texas is mostly flat so any mountains seem impressive.

And I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By canklecat

Check out Przewalski shorts and bibs on Amazon....

Check out Przewalski shorts and bibs on Amazon. Only $20-$30, with the most comfortable pad I've ever worn. Overall quality is remarkably good for the money.

My only quibble is the leg length is a...
10-17-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By canklecat

Nice project. Wish I knew someone that would fit....

Nice project. Wish I knew someone that would fit. The one guy I'm trying to talk into a road bike would need a 52 or 54. He's strong and fast, a little guy and natural climber, but he prefers his...
10-16-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 153,460
Posted By canklecat

I saw Walton riding at the Tecate-Ensenada that...

I saw Walton riding at the Tecate-Ensenada that year. He sailed right by me on a climb. I was surprised to see a big guy climb that well.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 667
Posted By canklecat

Continental Ultra Sport II. Good and cheap. I've...

Continental Ultra Sport II. Good and cheap. I've used them in 700x23 and x25 on both road bikes for a couple of years. Good grip, acceptable rolling resistance, very durable.

Sidewalls are...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,127
Posted By canklecat

Very common fear. English cycling champ Emma...

Very common fear. English cycling champ Emma Pooley has talked about her fear of descending, which offset her excellent climbing skill.

Like many folks I have recurring dreams about heights,...
10-16-19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,689
Posted By canklecat

I go back and forth between legs and lungs....

I go back and forth between legs and lungs. Between the two, burning lungs feels more painful than burning legs. After awhile the legs go beyond burning and just go numb. But the lungs -- actually...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,370
Posted By canklecat

At 5'11" and 150 lbs I'm pretty skinny, with...

At 5'11" and 150 lbs I'm pretty skinny, with ridiculous bird legs -- most of my weight is upper body where it does no good in cycling. I get passed all the time on flats and downhills by big guys...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,655
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, regarding punctures, I haven't experienced...

Yeah, regarding punctures, I haven't experienced any more punctures at lower pressure than high or max pressure. But I weigh 150 now, which may help. I weighed 175 when I resumed cycling in 2015...
10-15-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,908
Posted By canklecat

Let's just say I was extremely lucky. ...

Let's just say I was extremely lucky.

Besides the injury (my compact car was t-boned at 50+ mph by a full size SUV that ran a red light), everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong --...
10-15-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,388
Posted By canklecat

I'd heard some reports of shifting problems with...

I'd heard some reports of shifting problems with Biopace but haven't had any problems myself, even after re-orienting the 52T ring. But as other folks noted the Biopace chainrings aren't as extreme...
10-15-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,908
Posted By canklecat

Yikes. Best wishes for recovery. My C1 and...

Yikes. Best wishes for recovery.

My C1 and C2 were damaged in 2001, with the C2 splintered into 3 pieces. Then it was re-injured last year when I was hit by a car. Literally a pain in the neck,...
Forum: Foo
10-15-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 867
Posted By canklecat

FWIW, I always though John Bonham's strength was...

FWIW, I always though John Bonham's strength was playing slightly off the beat, creating a chugging funk like any authentic bar blues band. Black Dog was probably the best example but he used that...
10-15-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,017
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, I'd already switched long ago to recording...

Yeah, I'd already switched long ago to recording rides using Wahoo Fitness. Works with every sensor I've tried so far. Then I upload the logs to Strava. Wahoo Fitness is lower resource, lower power...
10-15-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By canklecat

To see with, or to be seen? For example, I'm...

To see with, or to be seen? For example, I'm considering a better to-see headlamp because I ride so often at night in rural areas with lots of critters.

To see with, many folks seem satisfied with...
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