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08-24-19, 01:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,542
Posted By canklecat

There isn't a single flat segment longer than 100...

There isn't a single flat segment longer than 100 yards on my usual routes. Strava doesn't permit creating micro segments that qualify as sprints in terms of a typical crit, so I can only guesstimate...
08-24-19, 01:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By canklecat

For awhile I used an old iPhone 4s a friend gave...

For awhile I used an old iPhone 4s a friend gave me when he upgraded. Since Verizon unlocked all those older phones years ago I switched to a FreedomPop account that cost $50 a year for unlimited...
08-24-19, 12:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 413
Posted By canklecat

Hilarious though.

Hilarious though.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 12:45 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,901
Posted By canklecat

My '93 Trek 5900 has most of the original...

My '93 Trek 5900 has most of the original titanium components -- Ibis stem, American Classic seat post. I'm not sure but I think at least some of the bits in the King headset and White bottom bracket...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 12:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By canklecat

Yep, some fairly stock factory bikes can be well...

Yep, some fairly stock factory bikes can be well under the UCI limit, and need to be weighted for competition. Phil Gaimon had to add weight to his KOM bike to participate in a race sometime during...
08-24-19, 12:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 413
Posted By canklecat

AAA+++ for maybe unintentional pun. Would LOL...

AAA+++ for maybe unintentional pun. Would LOL again. Depends. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 569
Posted By canklecat

Reminds me, when I resumed cycling in 2015 after...

Reminds me, when I resumed cycling in 2015 after a 30+ year hiatus, it took me weeks to get strong enough to ride 3 miles without a rest break. Yup, I was in terrible shape. For the first few weeks I...
08-23-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 413
Posted By canklecat

Dang right. In my species bare ankles are...

Dang right. In my species bare ankles are necessary for converting sunshine to Vitamin D, nitric oxide and Protomolecule.
08-23-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By canklecat

Might be for someone with the time and...

Might be for someone with the time and inclination to scan them and host the catalogs and brochures online for future reference. If I'm recalling correctly, Google still maintains free...
Forum: Foo
08-23-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,342
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, Sweet had some catchy earworm songs. But...

Yeah, Sweet had some catchy earworm songs. But nothing comparable to The Tubes live, especially doing "White Punks on Dope," or Meat Loaf's "Paradise by the Dashboard Light". Those were full blown...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 569
Posted By canklecat

Perceptions of civility are highly subjective and...

Perceptions of civility are highly subjective and often due to differences in regions and cultures. Or how we feel about the world on any given day. Even now the perceptions of aggression,...
08-23-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 413
Posted By canklecat

You and Borat.

You and Borat.
08-23-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,712
Posted By canklecat

The Biopace is within the oval or ovoid family,...

The Biopace is within the oval or ovoid family, which is loosely defined in geometry. It's closest to a shortened stadium or capsule subset of ovals. It's elongated, symmetrical, slightly blunted at...
08-23-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 413
Posted By canklecat

Some pads in cycling shorts cover well above the...

Some pads in cycling shorts cover well above the pubic bone. A fly or zipper would need to go through the pad. An expensive tailoring solution to a practically non-existent problem with shorts, which...
Forum: Foo
08-23-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,342
Posted By canklecat

A little digression, but I miss the '70s...

A little digression, but I miss the '70s alt-rockers like the NY Dolls, The Tubes, Meat Loaf and Todd Rundgren. Love those twists on familiar rock-blues tropes mashed together with campy show tune...
08-22-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By canklecat

I have a Frankenstein skull too. Bell and Giro...

I have a Frankenstein skull too. Bell and Giro have the right oval-ish shape, a little wider at the rear/occipital region.

I've been happy with the two Bell helmets I've had, and one saved my...
08-22-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By canklecat

All locks are a compromise. Look at enough videos...

All locks are a compromise. Look at enough videos of bike locks being defeated and it's apparent that for most of us it's a waste of money to spend more than necessary.

I settled on a couple of...
08-22-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7,182
Views: 620,775
Posted By canklecat

I know you have a soft spot for skinwall tires....

I know you have a soft spot for skinwall tires. Check out the Conti Grand Prix Classics. Lately they've been going for $30-$35 each on Amazon and a few other sites. 700x25 only. Good looking tires,...
08-22-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,991
Posted By canklecat

I'm not sure what the differences are because the...

I'm not sure what the differences are because the guts of loose bearing hubs all look the same, but there seems to be a difference between my various bikes with Shimano Exage and 600 hubs, and...
08-22-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 579
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, changes in perspiration due to changes in...

Yeah, changes in perspiration due to changes in diet might be a factor. I use a lot more electrolytes than I used to and it helps. But it drastically alters my sweat. My skin feels soapy during and...
Forum: Foo
08-22-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,342
Posted By canklecat

I can think of worse songs to get stuck in my...

I can think of worse songs to get stuck in my head than My Sharona. I was more into Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, Graham Parker and other bands at the time, but saw The Knack at the San Diego Sports...
Forum: Foo
08-22-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,342
Posted By canklecat

My mom used to complain that the Barney Google...

My mom used to complain that the Barney Google song got stuck in her noggin. I can see why.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj4Td6-AL8M
Forum: Foo
08-22-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,048
Posted By canklecat

Any floor cleaning -- sweeping, vacuuming,...

Any floor cleaning -- sweeping, vacuuming, mopping. That's when I really feel those aches from being hit by cars twice.

Cooking is my favorite. Always enjoyed that.

And laundry isn't bad. Dunno...
Forum: Foo
08-22-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 624
Posted By canklecat

Frankly I can't think of much good about aging....

Frankly I can't think of much good about aging. After years of nursing and being caregiver for three consecutive older family members until they died, I was looking forward to fewer responsibilities...
08-22-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,436
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, the group ride aggravations. I still enjoy...

Ditto, the group ride aggravations. I still enjoy group rides. But they can be more dangerous than riding in traffic.

I'm no longer strong enough for A-groups and usually the B-group folks are...
08-22-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,436
Posted By canklecat

Broken glass is pretty common in my area. At...

Broken glass is pretty common in my area. At least here I doubt it's deliberately directed at cyclists. Most of the glass is near redneck bars and stripper joints, or county lines between wet and dry...
08-22-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7,182
Views: 620,775
Posted By canklecat

I'm in the middle of sorting parts right now, and...

I'm in the middle of sorting parts right now, and at the moment it's a mess.

I should leave the '89 Expert alone because it's dialed in for comfort and function -- although I need to replace the...
08-22-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 579
Posted By canklecat

Regarding the sporty type ISM saddle and similar...

Regarding the sporty type ISM saddle and similar designs, I've heard a few anecdotes.

Part of the problem trying to make sense of some anecdotes is the lack of specificity. Folks are often shy to...
08-22-19, 03:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 579
Posted By canklecat

Check out the Bontrager Ajna saddles too. Made...

Check out the Bontrager Ajna saddles too. Made for women but I've found it very comfortable on rides of 20-60 miles. Dug out out of the LBS take-off saddle bin, looked unused, paid something like...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 803
Posted By canklecat

Sounds good. I've seen that bar wrap at the local...

Sounds good. I've seen that bar wrap at the local Trek dealer. Might try it.

I've been satisfied with the Arundel Synth Gecko I mentioned in the other thread. Because it's 100% silicone and...
08-21-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 904
Posted By canklecat

Last night I rode my Ironman on a club ride for...

Last night I rode my Ironman on a club ride for the first time in a couplafew weeks. It's the bike with the 50/39 chainrings (Vuelta, including ramped and pinned big ring) and 13-25 SunRace 7-speed...
08-21-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By canklecat

For quick basic truing I mount the bike on a...

For quick basic truing I mount the bike on a Cycleops trainer or workstand and just eyeball the rim against the brakes as reference points. I turned the barrel adjusters snug enough to clear the rim...
08-21-19, 04:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By canklecat

Try a heavy rolling pin on the quads and wherever...

Try a heavy rolling pin on the quads and wherever you can reach on your legs.

Seriously.

I have a heavy marble rolling pin that's mostly decorative. A few months ago I noticed my quads were...
Forum: Foo
08-21-19, 03:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 595
Posted By canklecat

Might have been a performer or creative type....

Might have been a performer or creative type. Many of my friends and acquaintances are actors and theater folks. Some of 'em will do stuff that others might consider odd, but it's either testing a...
Forum: Foo
08-21-19, 03:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 984
Posted By canklecat

Sure. Between FakeSpot and a pretty good eye for...

Sure. Between FakeSpot and a pretty good eye for dialog and parsing the meaning of meaning, I'm pretty good at spotting the genuine and fake reviews.

One handy trick -- first look at the middling...
Forum: Foo
08-21-19, 03:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,097
Posted By canklecat

Angels dream of me. I'm as pure as Ivory...

Angels dream of me.

I'm as pure as Ivory Snow on an Irish Spring, but she likes it too.

After shaking my hand politicians publicly confess their darkest sins. Nobody cares, tho'.
08-21-19, 12:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By canklecat

Back in the 1970s I used a mirror on an elastic...

Back in the 1970s I used a mirror on an elastic strap on the back of my hand for city commutes. It was, umm... handy. I didn't need it for less busy commutes. Back then I had full range of motion in...
08-21-19, 12:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,171
Posted By canklecat

I just got a second pair of the Przewalski shorts...

I just got a second pair of the Przewalski shorts with the 3D orange pad for $15 and rode 43 miles Tuesday. No problems. Just as comfortable as the first set.

Got the small size for a little more...
08-21-19, 12:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By canklecat

Take off the saddle. Stick a big rivet in the...

Take off the saddle. Stick a big rivet in the seat post. Problem solved.
08-20-19, 11:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 984
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, handy wear indicators on most Conti tires...

Ditto, handy wear indicators on most Conti tires -- my three sets of Ultra Sport II, and a new set of Grand Prix Classic skinwalls. The Conti tires I've been using for three years on three bikes are...
08-20-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,442
Posted By canklecat

Like Canari and a couple others, Garneau offers a...

Like Canari and a couple others, Garneau offers a price range from economy to full zoot. There's always a risk that cutting corners to meet a price point for their budget priced items will turn...
08-20-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By canklecat

The SunRace freewheels are compatible with both...

The SunRace freewheels are compatible with both Suntour and Shimano. Try the same SunRace MFR30 13-25 or MFM30 13-28 with the same KMC Z72 chain. It'll work fine with Shimano. That's what I did with...
08-20-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,019
Posted By canklecat

At age 61 I'm not a strong climber but over the...

At age 61 I'm not a strong climber but over the past four years managed to crawl up from dead last on every Strava climbing segment to middle of the pack -- a little better on some climbs with...
08-20-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 904
Posted By canklecat

61 y/o here, with mediocre climbing ability. With...

61 y/o here, with mediocre climbing ability. With a lot of hard work I've managed to improve from dead last on every Strava climb segment to solidly middle of the pack. I'm not even a strong climber...
08-20-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 721
Posted By canklecat

Some natural fresh water sources may contain high...

Some natural fresh water sources may contain high amounts of minerals, especially in areas with lots of limestone. Rinsing the rim and spokes in fresh water may be a good idea (although my old rural...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 12:26 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,365
Posted By canklecat

I've been using creatine starting the day before...

I've been using creatine starting the day before a long summer ride, based on the theory that it helps retain water. Might have helped Saturday. I carried two 24 oz bottles for a 50 mile group ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 842
Posted By canklecat

I'm definitely a bargain hunter and borderline...

I'm definitely a bargain hunter and borderline cheapskate. I'll buy decent used bikes mostly for the frames, then gradually build 'em up to what I want. I'll shop the used ads for components, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 684
Posted By canklecat

Consider a carbon fabric baselayer top. Pearl...

Consider a carbon fabric baselayer top. Pearl Izumi's Minerale fabric was outstanding but discontinued and new/old stock is decreasing in choices of sizes and types. It's sometimes advertised for...
Forum: Foo
08-18-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By canklecat

Peter Fonda was an interesting character. Not a...

Peter Fonda was an interesting character. Not a particularly good actor but a likeable one, and fortunate enough to be in some memorable movies including Ulee's Gold.
08-18-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,699
Posted By canklecat

How far do you ride? I can handle up to 20 miles...

How far do you ride? I can handle up to 20 miles on thin cotton or cello tape, or even a bare handlebar. Beyond that I need thicker padded tape.

I use black "cork" foam wrap (maybe Arundel, I...
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