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08-06-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 830
Posted By canklecat

Pretty sweet LeMond. Personally I think it looks...

Pretty sweet LeMond. Personally I think it looks better than stock. I admire the audacity of switching from the 105 brifters to Dura Ace downtube shifters, while switching other bits to carbon fiber....
Forum: Foo
08-06-20, 01:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 116
Posted By canklecat

Yet another reason why I despise Google despite...

Yet another reason why I despise Google despite using their products anyway. I've lost track of the Google products I liked and used that were eliminated.

Reminds me, I should find another...
08-05-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By canklecat

Yup, my C1-C2 are permanently damaged from a 2001...

Yup, my C1-C2 are permanently damaged from a 2001 wreck, and exacerbated by being hit by a car in 2018. I still ride road bikes but each bike, including my hybrids, is set up a little differently. So...
08-05-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By canklecat

I used to do a lot of "people watching" near the...

I used to do a lot of "people watching" near the beaches when I was younger in Southern California 40 years ago. As I recall my attention was selectively focused only on certain people.

Nowadays I...
08-05-20, 01:13 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 1,923
Posted By canklecat

Google Fi...

Google Fi (https://fi.google.com/about/faq/#coverage-1) offers more flexibility for coverage so you're less likely to be without phone use for long. Phone selection is a bit limited but worth...
08-05-20, 12:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 605
Posted By canklecat

I'm not sure whether the Ghost X HD has any sort...

I'm not sure whether the Ghost X HD has any sort of auto record feature. I'll need to check the instructions. I've used audio recorders with vox auto-start/stop, but I'm not sure how that would work...
08-04-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 313
Posted By canklecat

I don't worry about exact distances. I intended...

I don't worry about exact distances. I intended to ride a full century Saturday but made the mistake of doing 10 miles of hill repeats on double digit grades around the 30 mile mark.

By 60 miles...
08-04-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 454
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, postural hypotension. Happened to me after...

Ditto, postural hypotension. Happened to me after getting fitter through endurance exercise, lower BP and HR.

Now I'm more careful about getting up, bending over, etc.

Sure, hydration and...
08-04-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 9,022
Views: 863,480
Posted By canklecat

I borrowed a nice wheelset from a friend for the...

I borrowed a nice wheelset from a friend for the Ironman -- Mavic CXP21 rims on Ultegra hubs. Gotta return 'em eventually. I had to swipe a cassette from another wheel, an older Bontrager Race Lite...
08-04-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 441
Posted By canklecat

That's unrealistic. People will congregate. They...

That's unrealistic. People will congregate. They will consume alcohol. They will ignore the health hazards. The very fact that people drink to excess confirms that they will seek like-minded company,...
Forum: Foo
08-04-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 500
Posted By canklecat

Google Maps for routing has always been crap. The...

Google Maps for routing has always been crap. The only thing it's good at is adjusting quickly when I ignore its stupid route and go my own way. When I'm using voice prompts it can sometimes be...
08-04-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 441
Posted By canklecat

Same in Texas, including my hometown. I'll bet...

Same in Texas, including my hometown. I'll bet half of the independently owned food, beverage and entertainment businesses, that would otherwise have survived and thrived, will fail. (I'm discounting...
08-03-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By canklecat

Google the Ceramic Speed Friction Facts tests...

Google the Ceramic Speed Friction Facts tests (https://www.google.com/search?q=Ceramic+Speed+Friction+Facts+tests&oq=Ceramic+Speed+Friction+Facts+tests&aqs=chrome..69i57&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8)...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,093
Posted By canklecat

Yup, I'll probably end up chasing my own tail...

Yup, I'll probably end up chasing my own tail trying to "fix" a problem that may be resolved just by riding the bike as-is and gradually adapting to the slightly different setup.
08-03-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By canklecat

The Drift app can be used to view the camera...

The Drift app can be used to view the camera through a smartphone in realtime, via the camera's built-in wifi hotspot. It will be laggy and will drain the batteries quickly for the phone and camera....
08-03-20, 02:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By canklecat

Best wishes with this. It's frustrating. About 20...

Best wishes with this. It's frustrating. About 20 years ago I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's syndrome and over the years veered wildly between symptoms of hypo and hyperthyroidism, with odd spikes in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 12:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 762
Posted By canklecat

Smith Koroyd or Bontrager WaveCel. They seem like...

Smith Koroyd or Bontrager WaveCel. They seem like they'd be hot and heavy to me, but several friends wear them in Texas summer daytime rides and say they won't wear anything else. The liners would...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 12:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By canklecat

First ride back on the road bike after a few...

First ride back on the road bike after a few weeks with the road bike down for maintenance. I managed to break three rear wheels in one month.

70 miles Saturday. Planned to do a century but made...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 12:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,093
Posted By canklecat

Reminds me, I may need to lower my saddle a bit....

Reminds me, I may need to lower my saddle a bit. I took a few weeks off the road bike to overhaul it and replace the stem (from 90mm to 110mm), rear wheel (two had cracked rims, the third needs a hub...
08-03-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By canklecat

Nope. I use mirrors, same as when operating a...

Nope. I use mirrors, same as when operating a motor vehicle. Road conditions and potential hazards ahead are more important than what's behind me.

I don't subscribe to the notion that we should,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By canklecat

Usually neck pain from injuries. I intended to do...

Usually neck pain from injuries. I intended to do a century ride Saturday because the weather was perfect -- clear and unusually cool for August. Neck pain forced me to stop at home after 40 miles to...
08-02-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 375
Posted By canklecat

Same. My neck and back were broken almost 20...

Same. My neck and back were broken almost 20 years ago, and reinjured in 2018 when a car hit me. C1-C2 are permanently damaged.

Tweaking my bike fit helps. Check out the Bike Fit Adviser...
08-01-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By canklecat

A better solution would be a heads up display, an...

A better solution would be a heads up display, an updated version of Google Glass.

Right now that tech isn't cost effective enough for anyone to commit resources to a niche market like cycling.
...
08-01-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By canklecat

Your proposed body weight plus load is my riding...

Your proposed body weight plus load is my riding around weight -- I vary from 147-155 lbs. For the past year I've ridden an old set of Bontrager Race Lite Aero wheels with 16 DT Swiss aero spokes per...
08-01-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By canklecat

Heck, that's just getting broken in. A little...

Heck, that's just getting broken in. A little duct tape and JB Weld, it'll be good as new.
08-01-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 672
Posted By canklecat

Good point about sticking with the group if they...

Good point about sticking with the group if they don't mind waiting for you at the tops of climbs, regroup points, etc.

That's how the group I used to ride with were under the original group...
07-31-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 672
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, I dropped out of a semi-fast group because...

Yeah, I dropped out of a semi-fast group because they were getting younger and faster and I was... not.

Over the years I've dropped from averaging 20 mph to 18 to 17 ... etc. Some days I struggle...
07-31-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By canklecat

I used a set of Biopace 52/42 chainrings on a...

I used a set of Biopace 52/42 chainrings on a 1993 Trek 5900 road bike most of 2019 and part of this year before disassembling that bike for an overhaul (still waiting for some parts). I liked 'em,...
07-30-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 594
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, I was surprised to see REI blowing out...

Yeah, I was surprised to see REI blowing out UN55's at half price so I bought a few just in case.

"Discontinued" may translate to a transient supply chain problem. Economists have been speculating...
07-30-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,513
Posted By canklecat

The DT Swiss freehub can be popped off with hands...

The DT Swiss freehub can be popped off with hands or minimal tools (bench vise with soft jaw insert). But the total takedown and service process is much more involved and requires tools to remove the...
07-30-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,513
Posted By canklecat

Aluminum with semi-aero profile. Regardless of...

Aluminum with semi-aero profile. Regardless of maker they seem to remain stiff and true longer than my old school low profile lightweight rims, those 1980s hard anodized clinchers from Araya and...
07-30-20, 04:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, I'm annoyed by the unnecessarily...

Yeah, I'm annoyed by the unnecessarily restrictive regulations that force manufacturers to use denatured alcohol to render hand sanitizer undrinkable. I've seen the struggles of a couple of hardcore,...
07-30-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 467
Posted By canklecat

After a bike ride Wednesday night I was talking...

After a bike ride Wednesday night I was talking with a friend who's struggling to keep his craft brewery going through the pandemic and incompetence of local and state government. I had some...
07-30-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By canklecat

Different people seem to have different hydration...

Different people seem to have different hydration needs. A couple of friends often carry only one bottle on rides up to 50 miles, although we'll often stop at a convenience store around 30 miles and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 03:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,093
Posted By canklecat

Sure helps ease my tense neck and shoulder...

Sure helps ease my tense neck and shoulder muscles. My neck (C1-C2) was broken in a car wreck almost 20 years ago, and reinjured when I was hit by a car while I was riding my bike in 2018, along with...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,093
Posted By canklecat

Try some supplements for a couple of weeks, see...

Try some supplements for a couple of weeks, see if they help any. I had persistent cramps and muscle spasms in my quads, hamstrings, calves and arches. So I've tried all kinds of stuff.

Bike fit,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, I'm kinda careless with glasses because I...

Ditto, I'm kinda careless with glasses because I don't (yet) need prescription glasses. At 62 I just have the usual presbyopia, which these safety glasses/bifocals neatly solve. They're good and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By canklecat

I don't see any difference in lens quality...

I don't see any difference in lens quality between my cheap Radians bifocals, Dual FL1 bifocals, and decent quality reading glasses. They're remarkably good for, presumably, polycarbonate lenses in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,163
Posted By canklecat

I wore a bandanna over my forehead for a late...

I wore a bandanna over my forehead for a late night ride last night. Temp was in the 80s with 90% humidity. I don't know how the air can be that humid without actual rain, but it was weird. It...
07-29-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 404
Posted By canklecat

My LBS still allows in store shopping, with...

My LBS still allows in store shopping, with limits to two or three customers at a time. I visit about once a month just to buy something and show a little support. I usually buy a couple of tubes,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By canklecat

Amazon carries several no-name non-GPS computers...

Amazon carries several no-name non-GPS computers for under $25. Basically the same three models rebranded under several different names. They work fine. I've had one for about three years, although...
07-29-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By canklecat

Serfas Tailbones lineup includes some saddles...

Serfas Tailbones lineup includes some saddles with Lycra stretched over progressive density foam. Basically, padded shorts material, but without wearing it. I have older Terry and Bell saddles made...
07-29-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Posted By canklecat

KMC recommends running their chains as-is, rather...

KMC recommends running their chains as-is, rather than stripping and replacing the original lube. I do that for the first few months on my hybrid/errand bike chains, but when the chain needs lube I...
07-29-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By canklecat

Try some ProFoot Miracle insoles...

Try some ProFoot Miracle insoles (https://profoot.co/2oz-miracle-insoles-mens/). They cost only $8-$10 at Walgreen's. I use 'em in my Fizik and Scott clipless road shoes. Immediately resolved some...
07-29-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 404
Posted By canklecat

My only bike with Suntour Accushift components is...

My only bike with Suntour Accushift components is an '89 Centurion Ironman with Suntour GPX 7-speed group. It was tricky getting satisfactory index shifting but switching from the original Suntour...
07-29-20, 03:11 AM
Replies: 9,022
Views: 863,480
Posted By canklecat

Nope, not anymore. I did when I was younger, with...

Nope, not anymore. I did when I was younger, with my '76 Motobecane. That bike seemed to track perfectly.

But my balance has been sketchy since my neck was broken almost 20 years ago, along with...
07-29-20, 02:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By canklecat

Check the simple stuff first. Like the chain,...

Check the simple stuff first. Like the chain, cassette/freewheel cogs, rear derailleur pulleys, etc. Even if they appear clean stuff can get lodged in crevices -- a pebble or twig -- and cause a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 12:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By canklecat

Yep, I got the Dual FL1 (now discontinued), their...

Yep, I got the Dual FL1 (now discontinued), their lowest priced bifocal sunglasses, almost exactly a year ago. They're fine, no problems. I'd consider getting another pair, if they made some without...
07-28-20, 02:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 845
Posted By canklecat

More recent wind tunnel tests confirm the...

More recent wind tunnel tests confirm the differences clothing can make. When Oliver Bridgewood tackled the one hour record a few months ago they demonstrated a lot of testing in the GCN videos...
07-28-20, 02:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By canklecat

Yup, that's been an issue here too. One of my...

Yup, that's been an issue here too. One of my cycling acquaintances flipped out and basically burned her bridges with many mutual acquaintances because she suspended activities for her cycling group,...
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