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08-12-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
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: 6
Views: 150
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: 311
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: 3
Views: 95
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: 3
Views: 95
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: 117
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: 58
Views: 1,265
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: 139
Views: 6,062
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: 28
Views: 469
Posted By canklecat

Nobody can eat fifty eggs.

Nobody can eat fifty eggs.
Forum: Foo
08-10-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 766
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: 866,994
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: 2
Views: 131
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
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08-10-20, 01:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 469
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: 254
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: 58
Views: 1,265
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: 622
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: 272,944
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: 987
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: 766
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: 329
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: 522
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: 30
Views: 669
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: 1,437
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: 1,437
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: 58
Views: 1,265
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: 766
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: 766
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: 723
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: 25
Views: 564
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: 766
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: 58
Views: 1,265
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: 452
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: 766
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: 25
Views: 564
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: 58
Views: 1,265
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: 766
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: 3
Views: 182
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: 987
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...
08-07-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9,044
Views: 866,994
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, the heat has been brutal lately. I've been...

Yeah, the heat has been brutal lately. I've been riding in midday or late afternoon sun, deliberately, partly to get heat adapted so I'm stronger during early morning and nighttime rides.

And...
08-07-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9,044
Views: 866,994
Posted By canklecat

Good to know. That's one of the sizes I got from...

Good to know. That's one of the sizes I got from REI.

Or I might just ditch the caged bearings in the Suntour BB and see if it makes any difference. Supposedly it reduces friction slightly. I've...
Forum: Foo
08-07-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,437
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, for fans of The Who and Jimi Hendrix, the...

Yeah, for fans of The Who and Jimi Hendrix, the '80s guitar sound to too compressed, relying on electronics and control rather than riding the risk of chaos from volume and feedback. Keith Moon made...
Forum: Foo
08-07-20, 03:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,437
Posted By canklecat

'80s rock was't all terrible hair band and glitz...

'80s rock was't all terrible hair band and glitz pop, and aging '60s rockers trying too hard to remain relevant. There were some great albums, especially if we count 1980 as the beginning of the '80s...
Forum: Foo
08-07-20, 02:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 481
Posted By canklecat

Like 3alarmer I was a Navy Corpsman, 1970s-early...

Like 3alarmer I was a Navy Corpsman, 1970s-early '80s. Even then there was minimal, mostly cosmetic training in old school seamanship, mostly for tourists.

If the US Navy ever had any reason or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 02:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By canklecat

Are these Look brand Keo cleats, or a knockoff?...

Are these Look brand Keo cleats, or a knockoff? There's some variation in quality control with some off brand cleats. I've had some that were good, some not so good. I buy Shimano SPD-SL and Look Keo...
08-07-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 625
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, regarding that cleat breakage thing, be...

Yeah, regarding that cleat breakage thing, be sure to inspect your cleats often and replace them when necessary. I went almost three years before replacing my Look Delta cleats and nearly waited too...
08-07-20, 01:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 625
Posted By canklecat

I always keep my SPD-SL and Look Delta pedals at...

I always keep my SPD-SL and Look Delta pedals at the lowest tension and would prefer if it was even lower. I've never unclipped accidentally, even when I'm standing to sprint up short steep climbs...
08-06-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9,044
Views: 866,994
Posted By canklecat

Hey, have any of y'all replaced your Ironman...

Hey, have any of y'all replaced your Ironman bottom bracket with a Shimano BB-UN55? If so, what size? I bought three of 'em from REI for $8 apiece, apparently blowing 'em out for some reason. Kinda...
08-06-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 541
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, I don't think there was a huge sustained...

Yeah, I don't think there was a huge sustained rush to buy new and used bikes. But the pandemic did interrupt the manufacturing and supply chain, so replacements aren't coming in to fill the gaps...
08-06-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,357
Posted By canklecat

Depends on the phone and MVNO. I use Mint Mobile,...

Depends on the phone and MVNO. I use Mint Mobile, an MVNO of T-Mobile. My Moto E4 that was originally on a Verizon plan, which they unlocked after a few months of use to satisfy their minimum...
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