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07-16-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7,031
Views: 596,166
Posted By canklecat

My climbing is even better with the Trekenstein! ...

My climbing is even better with the Trekenstein!

Semi-seriously, I lost weight last year during that bout with thyroid cancer. I was on a mostly liquid and soft food diet for months -- couldn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 475
Posted By canklecat

I really like Bell's attention to detail in my...

I really like Bell's attention to detail in my Formula MIPS, so I'd planned to get a Z20. Lots of little things, like the full coverage of protective plastic over the EPS foam on the underside of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,326
Posted By canklecat

Noisy Cricket. Eris. That's what I...

Noisy Cricket.

Eris.

That's what I named my road bikes. I respect that.
07-16-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,993
Posted By canklecat

Always. And after watching a horrific crash...

Always.

And after watching a horrific crash in a casual group ride a couple of weeks ago, I got an extra helmet so I'll always have one ready with my video camera mount. Occasionally I waste time...
07-16-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,115
Posted By canklecat

Genetic isolation. Japan and Okinawa are among...

Genetic isolation. Japan and Okinawa are among the most insular populations in the world, remarkable considering their relative openness to international commerce, tourism and the US military.
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07-16-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By canklecat

Don't pedal primarily on the balls of your feet...

Don't pedal primarily on the balls of your feet with platforms. Bad ergonomics.

I've had foot problems since childhood -- long, narrow, bony feet with high arches. I still struggle with painful...
07-16-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By canklecat

Do you take any hormone replacements? Just...

Do you take any hormone replacements? Just curious since my dad died in 2015 after a long bout with prostate cancer. We thought he had it beaten but it metastasized and he was gone quickly. My...
07-16-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By canklecat

Yep, trainer workouts and road workouts differ...

Yep, trainer workouts and road workouts differ just enough to present new physical challenges. I encountered that last year when I was out of commission for a few months after being hit by a car. I...
07-16-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7,031
Views: 596,166
Posted By canklecat

Well done. Checking Strava, I'm not sure I've...

Well done. Checking Strava, I'm not sure I've ever sustained 20+ mph for more than 5 miles even on relatively flat terrain here -- which we don't have much of. If I can crack 20 mph on some stretches...
07-16-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By canklecat

Check a recent thread by Tyrion asking about...

Check a recent thread by Tyrion asking about platform pedals. Lot of recommendations there. I'm leaning toward either an iSSi Stomp, which is not a classic looking pedal, and other larger platforms....
07-16-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By canklecat

Should be fine with SunRace 7-speed freewheels....

Should be fine with SunRace 7-speed freewheels. The cog teeth are shaped like Shimano's and the spacing seems compatible.

I've switched between Shimano Uniglide 7-speed cassettes and SunRace...
07-16-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 491
Posted By canklecat

There has got to be a zillion bikes in Austin...

There has got to be a zillion bikes in Austin that would do the trick. You may have hit a slump in ads. Whenever I browse craigslist ads up here in Foat Wuth, sometimes I'll expand the search to...
07-16-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,257
Posted By canklecat

robertj298, check out the Blackburn Wayside waxed...

robertj298, check out the Blackburn Wayside waxed cotton canvas roll bag and musette. I don't even need another bag but I want those.

I've been using an old plain canvas No Boundaries shoulder bag...
07-16-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,257
Posted By canklecat

Nice. I don't even need another saddle bag but I...

Nice. I don't even need another saddle bag but I want that. I'd get the lightest color they have and get it as dirty as possible. Authentico! How's the twist fastener holding up?
07-16-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By canklecat

Good chain. I've used the KMC Z72 several times...

Good chain. I've used the KMC Z72 several times on different bikes. It's best on Shimano-style freewheels and cassettes, indexed or friction, including SunRace freewheels and MicroShift cassettes...
07-16-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 606
Posted By canklecat

Best part of that 1954 video of time trial starts...

Best part of that 1954 video of time trial starts was lardbutt in the white linen suit shoving the cyclists to a start. I wonder how many cyclists were "accidentally" dumped with an errant shove...
07-16-19, 12:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 402
Posted By canklecat

Switching back to indexed downtube shifters...

Switching back to indexed downtube shifters solved my ghost shifting problems. With friction shifting I'd get ghost shifting when standing to climb or sprint. Part of the problem was the mediocre...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By canklecat

70 psi seems high. I'm 150 lbs and run my Conti...

70 psi seems high. I'm 150 lbs and run my Conti Ultra Sport II (with tubes) around 70 psi for 700x25 on the front, 75 psi on the 700x23 front. No problems, even inadvertently hitting some rough spots...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By canklecat

18 miles Friday (well, 24 if I count 6 mile...

18 miles Friday (well, 24 if I count 6 mile commute to and from physical therapy), mostly testing out new Wahoo sensors on one road bike. Seemed to work.

And nearly an unintentional metric century...
Forum: Foo
07-15-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 342
Posted By canklecat

I think I've been stung by a bee once on a bike...

I think I've been stung by a bee once on a bike ride, and it wasn't in the helmet. You guys must be awfully sweet. I do get hit by lots of June bugs and other flying critters. Another friend has been...
07-15-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 913
Posted By canklecat

Nah, I'd stick with the bar end shifters. Better...

Nah, I'd stick with the bar end shifters. Better control, hands on the bars at all times (other than drinking).

I've used downtube shifters for years on road racing bikes, but they demand a lot of...
07-15-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By canklecat

That'll buff right out. Grab the tweezers. ...

That'll buff right out. Grab the tweezers.

Semi-seriously, that sounds like a maintenance problem. Indoor velodrome cycling is less popular now in many areas so it's likely that maintenance and...
07-15-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, iSSI pedals. I've been considering those...

Ditto, iSSI pedals. I've been considering those to replace my worn Wellgo and Stolen Brand pedals (both good and cheap, but hard or impossible to service properly). The local REI has a couple of iSSi...
07-15-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By canklecat

Some of the Shimano cable kits are pre-greased....

Some of the Shimano cable kits are pre-greased. Probably a good idea with galvanized cables.

On bikes with old crusty feeling cables, I'll dribble in some Boeshield T9 to smooth the cable runs...
07-15-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 478
Posted By canklecat

Lezyne Road Caddy under-seat bag. It's barely...

Lezyne Road Caddy under-seat bag. It's barely noticeable. No wobble or waggle. But it's very minimal. I can't squeeze in a CO2 cartridge and Planet Bike Red Zeppelin inflator, alongside a Conti race...
07-15-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 655
Posted By canklecat

It varies a lot, and cost doesn't seem to be a...

It varies a lot, and cost doesn't seem to be a factor. I noticed when riding with a couple of friends this weekend one wheel was particularly loud when coasting. Main difference seemed to be the...
07-15-19, 01:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By canklecat

Usually I notice pain in my knees if the cleats...

Usually I notice pain in my knees if the cleats aren't set quite right. If there's pain anywhere in my feet or toes, it's a shoe fit issue.

For example, with my Scott Road Pro summer weight shoes...
07-15-19, 01:22 AM
07-15-19, 12:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 508
Posted By canklecat

Saddles are where I depart from the classic look,...

Saddles are where I depart from the classic look, at least if I plan on riding more than 10 miles at a stretch.

The usual Selle Italia Turbo type saddle and my butt don't get along. The only...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,169
Posted By canklecat

My stink gland is weeeaaak!

My stink gland is weeeaaak!
07-14-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By canklecat

Tempting... I'm still trying to find that perfect...

Tempting... I'm still trying to find that perfect saddle for my Univega do-it-all bike.

The Titanico isn't listed on the current Selle Anatomica catalog. Where does it fit in their lineup -- T, X,...
07-13-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 692
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, some 1980s-'90s mountain bikes and...

Ditto, some 1980s-'90s mountain bikes and MTB-lite/hybrids. My Univega Via Carisma has a conventional diamond frame, and a longish top tube, enough that I needed an albatross swept bar to reduce the...
07-13-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,798
Posted By canklecat

If those wannabe racing fools would only learn...

If those wannabe racing fools would only learn steel is real, they could finish safely off the back of the pack, far from any risk of tangling with another bike.

Which, incidentally, is my usual...
07-13-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7,031
Views: 596,166
Posted By canklecat

Peach Pedal? I missed it this year, again. Maybe...

Peach Pedal? I missed it this year, again. Maybe next year.
07-13-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 731
Posted By canklecat

I've noticed that problem with the fork-mounted...

I've noticed that problem with the fork-mounted lights a couple of friends use. They can be quite blinding.

That problem could be resolved if more bike headlights used beam shaping lenses like...
07-13-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 851
Posted By canklecat

Good to know. That might persuade me to buy a...

Good to know. That might persuade me to buy a GoPro. I'm not sure whether those battery packs are compatible with my cheap VanTop Moments 4 camera -- the USB/HDMI ports compartment is next to the...
07-13-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,411
Posted By canklecat

Interesting. Seems like that study implies the...

Interesting. Seems like that study implies the supplements marketed as spinach or plant-based sources for ecdysterone may not be genuine. I'm guessing the implication is that it's actually more...
07-13-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By canklecat

Dunno. My best guess is the extra click or detent...

Dunno. My best guess is the extra click or detent may be part of the machining process to ensure accurate alignment of the actual indexing detents.

BTW, some 7-speed shifters and rear derailleurs...
07-13-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,591
Posted By canklecat

Same as other folks have already mentioned. ...

Same as other folks have already mentioned.

I participate in many small to medium size group rides, but these are all no-cost and mostly informally organized. Even our local version of the monthly...
07-13-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, Proofride, or any leather treatment that...

Ditto, Proofride, or any leather treatment that primarily includes beeswax.

Beeswax adds "tooth" without softening leather. It's what I've used on my Herman Survivor boots since 1973. I'm still...
07-13-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By canklecat

Same with my GPX shifter. But so do my indexed...

Same with my GPX shifter. But so do my indexed Shimano bar-end 8-speed and Dura Ace 7-speed downtube shifters. There's an extra click, but it doesn't appear to give enough throw to make an 8-speed...
07-13-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 649
Posted By canklecat

merziac: Any tips and tools that ease servicing...

merziac: Any tips and tools that ease servicing of older BBs can only be a good thing. I'm definitely interested in your ideas for this chore. I'll PM my email contact info later.

As good as the...
Forum: Foo
07-13-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By canklecat

I'm a couple of miles from the old Carswell SAC...

I'm a couple of miles from the old Carswell SAC base, which is still occasionally active as a joint reserve training airbase. So it's pretty common to see lingering vapor trails in various shapes....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,494
Posted By canklecat

Wow, that's terrific. When I break down my Strava...

Wow, that's terrific. When I break down my Strava data I can see some stretches of 5-10 miles where I'm averaging around 20 mph. But I still can't sustain it for an entire 20-30 mile ride. And it's...
07-13-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,411
Posted By canklecat

From reading various sources, some reasonably...

From reading various sources, some reasonably credible, it appears the concentrated ecdysterone is pricey because it's expensive to isolate and without much demand there's no economy of scale to...
07-13-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,121
Posted By canklecat

There are high protein supplements with less...

There are high protein supplements with less sugar (well, other than meat, which is the simplest). Many substitute stevia or other artificial sweeteners, or sugar alcohols like maltitol. Sugar...
07-13-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 778
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, data dredging is a hot button issue among...

Yeah, data dredging is a hot button issue among researchers. For better or worse it's cast doubt on a lot of studies that led to some now-dubious conventional wisdom, particularly in dietary advice,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,065
Posted By canklecat

Hmm... if we're going by the points...

Hmm... if we're going by the points classification type of evaluation for fastest, yeah, Sagan is probably the current fastest.

But that also boosts Erik Zabel way up on the all time fastest...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By canklecat

Ah, pronation is something a well designed insole...

Ah, pronation is something a well designed insole could help with. Especially if the shoes have a rigid enough bed to cooperate with the orthotic. I needed that type of orthotic as a kid.

There...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 04:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,494
Posted By canklecat

Weakbikr: Feels good, hmm? I resumed cycling...

Weakbikr: Feels good, hmm?

I resumed cycling in 2015 after 30+ years away, and was shocked by how difficult it had become. When I was in my teens and 20s it seemed easy to cruise for hours at 20+...
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