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Forum: Foo
08-22-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,901
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: 26
Views: 797
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: 19
Views: 310
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: 27
Views: 983
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: 27
Views: 983
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: 7,173
Views: 618,831
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: 18
Views: 315
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: 18
Views: 315
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: 627
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: 764
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: 7
Views: 217
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: 5
Views: 234
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: 502
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: 888
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: 979
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: 578
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: 2,962
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: 19
Views: 560
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: 874
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: 1,331
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: 269
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: 82
Views: 3,136
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: 764
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: 18
Views: 582
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: 5,126
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: 808
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: 617
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: 396
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: 1,549
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...
08-18-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7,173
Views: 618,831
Posted By canklecat

Y'all be careful if you're doing the HNHH in...

Y'all be careful if you're doing the HNHH in Wichita Hotasballs Falls. I was trying to get ready for it but after a couple of longish rides this weekend I doubt I'll be in shape. Did 70 miles...
08-18-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,330
Posted By canklecat

I've heard the theory that stem length affects...

I've heard the theory that stem length affects whether the bike feels stable or twitchy. But on my own bikes it depends on frame size and overall fit.

I think my Ironman is 57cm or 58. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By canklecat

Couple of group rides -- 70 miles Thursday,...

Couple of group rides -- 70 miles Thursday, another 59 Saturday. Napped most of Sunday. Can't complain.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 845
Posted By canklecat

I used inner tubes cut into strips to wrap like...

I used inner tubes cut into strips to wrap like bar tape, for practice and added cushioning. It seemed to last a long time, but the carbon black made a mess. And as Lemond1985 said it gets slick with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By canklecat

Yup, that could work. I'll dig around my junk...

Yup, that could work. I'll dig around my junk box, I think I saved the hardware from some old V-brake pads.
Forum: Foo
08-17-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 39,223
Posted By canklecat

Yup, Napoles was brilliant. Emile Griffith was...

Yup, Napoles was brilliant. Emile Griffith was always one of my favorite boxers, a slick yet aggressive boxer, yet Napoles outclassed him in their meeting.

The only serious mistake Napoles made...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 578
Posted By canklecat

Check out the Bontrager Ajna. Listed as a woman's...

Check out the Bontrager Ajna. Listed as a woman's saddle but I didn't care and it was on sale cheap at the LBS, apparently taken off a new Trek. (I got the Ajna Gel...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 845
Posted By canklecat

Arundel Synth Gecko...

Arundel Synth Gecko (https://www.arundelbike.com/product/synth-gecko/). 100% silicone. Stretchy, durable, can be washed and reused indefinitely with reasonable care. Doesn't take a set or permanent...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By canklecat

I see some lightweight aluminum cages on Amazon...

I see some lightweight aluminum cages on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01K2BOUN4/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=AL3PM2CMR6UEA&psc=1) that might work. Not the color scheme I was looking for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, my initial post needed photos. I'm updating...

Yeah, my initial post needed photos. I'm updating the OP to add photos.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,654
Posted By canklecat

Over the past couple of weeks I've switched from...

Over the past couple of weeks I've switched from mostly spinning at my usual cadence (90) on the trainer to bigger gears, more resistance and slower cadence. It'll take awhile to see results, and I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By canklecat

The Fabric system looks pretty much like a review...

The Fabric system looks pretty much like a review described it -- a clever solution to a non-existent problem. And I'm not sure the mount pegs would work with my Trek frame projecting threaded studs....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 11:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By canklecat

I should have photographed the frame before...

I should have photographed the frame before putting the bottle cage back on. I'd never seen anything like it and also wondered whether it was an aftermarket kludge. But when I checked the 1993 Trek...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By canklecat

Bottle cages for frame with fixed protecting bolts rather than threaded sockets

(Note: Typo in thread title. Should read "projecting" bolts.)

(Note: Photos added 8/17/19)
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08-16-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,906
Posted By canklecat

Funny that some folks don't comment on Cervelo....

Funny that some folks don't comment on Cervelo. It's one of those contemporary carbon bikes that does get my attention. They nailed the minimalist lines and graphics, subdued elegance.

The only...
08-16-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2,335
Views: 206,120
Posted By canklecat

Valid points. I like those movies but I can't...

Valid points. I like those movies but I can't disagree with your analysis of the film making style and performances.

Scorsese tends to make movies like Elizabethan playwrights made plays. These...
08-16-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,962
Posted By canklecat

I rode twice Thursday, wearing the Przewalski 3D...

I rode twice Thursday, wearing the Przewalski 3D shorts for the 25 mile morning ride, and the Black Bibs for the evening 45 mile ride. Same bike/saddle, to eliminate variables.

The Przewalski pad...
08-15-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,253
Posted By canklecat

Depends on the group. I know most of the folks...

Depends on the group. I know most of the folks who train on the route near my neighborhood. If I see the blue Elevate/KHS jerseys, I know I can't hang with them long, even drafting. It's a pro team...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 04:06 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,126
Posted By canklecat

Yup. I work methodically on heat adaptation every...

Yup. I work methodically on heat adaptation every summer, starting in May-June, when Texas usually goes from cool spring to HOLYCRAPITBURNS summer overnight. Usually takes all of June to adapt. By...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 03:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,297
Posted By canklecat

Yup. And yup. But at 61 with a busted up...

Yup. And yup.

But at 61 with a busted up neck, shoulder and back, I had to change something to get a little more aero. A few changes helped me stay in the hoods/forearms parallel position longer:...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,126
Posted By canklecat

Come to think of it, I think it may have been one...

Come to think of it, I think it may have been one of your posts in a previous similar discussion that launched me down that particular rabbit hole. I seem to recall a link to one study that...
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