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09-24-20, 12:33 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,536
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: 180
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: 2
Views: 73
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: 31
Views: 914
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: 31
Views: 914
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: 12
Views: 168
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: 252
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: 101
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: 420
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: 26
Views: 1,307
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: 524
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: 29
Views: 579
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: 26
Views: 325
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: 26
Views: 325
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: 29
Views: 579
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: 454
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: 26
Views: 1,307
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: 39
Views: 844
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: 524
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: 8,469
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: 374
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: 302
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: 351
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: 16
Views: 278
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: 420
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: 42
Views: 536
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: 475
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: 113
Views: 2,342
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: 231
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: 159
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: 360
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: 28
Views: 556
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: 235
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: 247
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: 448
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: 3,358
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: 1,840
Posted By canklecat

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09-20-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 602
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...
09-20-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,791
Posted By canklecat

The responsible bike shop could consider this an...

The responsible bike shop could consider this an opportunity to improve their game by tackling the job of rolling out frame dents.
09-20-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,791
Posted By canklecat

BTW, regarding your photos, time stamped is okay...

BTW, regarding your photos, time stamped is okay (we did that in the film days for safety and health inspections), but metadata is better. If you photographed it before the damage using a digital...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 02:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By canklecat

If you think the Bontrager WaveCel looks like a...

If you think the Bontrager WaveCel looks like a mushroom head, you'll hate the POCs. Seriously, be sure to check photos of the POC Octal and Ventral from all angles, especially the rear, before...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 01:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,107
Posted By canklecat

Besides bike prep and conditioning, for me the...

Besides bike prep and conditioning, for me the biggest factors are wind and my health. I'm a tailwind mooch. With an auto-immune disorder and screwed up endocrine system, I can't handle hard efforts...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 01:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,932
Posted By canklecat

Feels good, man. I've dropped from 175 lbs in...

Feels good, man. I've dropped from 175 lbs in 2015 when I resumed riding to 150 now and can get away with lower pressure for a more comfy ride on our increasingly terrible chipseal roads.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 01:10 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,358
Posted By canklecat

Weight hasn't made much consistent difference on...

Weight hasn't made much consistent difference on my road bikes. I'm equally slow on the old school 24 lb steelie, the early 1990s carbon fiber bike that weighed 20 lbs last year (currently...
09-20-20, 12:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By canklecat

Very familiar problem. My neck was broken in...

Very familiar problem. My neck was broken in 2001, permanent C1-C2 damage, and reinjured when I was hit by a car in 2018.

All of the above advice, especially the home physical therapy. I spent...
09-20-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 387
Posted By canklecat

Yup. Sometimes stuff I make up about whatever I...

Yup. Sometimes stuff I make up about whatever I see along the road. If I'm in a group ride and someone else is playing terrible music on a bike boombox I sing along with screwed up lyrics until they...
09-19-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By canklecat

Many pros who are otherwise solid cyclists seem...

Many pros who are otherwise solid cyclists seem uncomfortable on TT bikes. It's a whole nuther discipline that only a few pros master.

Before the penultimate stage time trial, the Lanterne Rouge...
09-19-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,538
Posted By canklecat

Nice bike. Too bad the dork disc is bent.

Nice bike. Too bad the dork disc is bent.
09-19-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 906
Posted By canklecat

This may have been the most fun discussion of the...

This may have been the most fun discussion of the 2020 TdF. I appreciate the absurdity of a green jersey being so close to also being the lanterne rouge. Schönbacher and Durand would approve.
09-19-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,080
Posted By canklecat

I've enjoyed the Lanterne Rouge 2020 thread...

I've enjoyed the Lanterne Rouge 2020 thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/professional-cycling-fans/1212564-lanterne-rouge-2020-a.html) in the racing for fans forum. I didn't pay much attention to the...
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