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06-26-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 486
Posted By canklecat

Depends on the beam pattern. I'm comfortable with...

Depends on the beam pattern. I'm comfortable with around 300 lumens for most riding. 500 is better for rural rides. More power is better because you can get longer run times at low or medium output....
06-26-19, 11:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 476
Posted By canklecat

I can't go 20 miles in any direction without...

I can't go 20 miles in any direction without 2,000 feet of elevation gain, and our terrain is just ordinary rollers, no real mountains.

Can't even do a textbook FTP test here. The only way to ride...
06-26-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By canklecat

Back in the day, I used to joke that I was...

Back in the day, I used to joke that I was Frooming when I took hits off my albuterol inhaler for asthma.

Now Frooming means I have to run into walls at 35 mph. No, thanks.
06-26-19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 347
Posted By canklecat

Nope. That's how Froome got Froomed a couple of...

Nope. That's how Froome got Froomed a couple of weeks ago. Took his hands of the bars to mess with a jacket or blow a snot rocket and BOOM! His entire carbon fiber skeleton a$$ploded.

As the Right...
06-26-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,697
Posted By canklecat

I'm gonna stick with Continental Speed Rides....

I'm gonna stick with Continental Speed Rides. Been happy with 'em for two years in mixed terrain/condition riding, no reason to change. It's more like a balloon tire with a little tread. Cheap too,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By canklecat

Ah, in that case, another vote for the QR. ...

Ah, in that case, another vote for the QR.

My early '90s Trek 5900 has Salsa aluminum QRs with the external cam. Nice and light and tight and squeaky. I use the same stuff on the mating surfaces...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 02:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 496
Posted By canklecat

Pearl Izumi Barrier Select. Just a windbreaker...

Pearl Izumi Barrier Select. Just a windbreaker with some mist-resistance. Cost about $20 at the outlet store. Ultra-thin and lightweight, tucks into a jersey pocket or water bottle cage.

It's not...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 02:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 579
Posted By canklecat

Nah, nothing special. Just a Sonicare brush...

Nah, nothing special. Just a Sonicare brush system for the dirt, micro-tweezers and a microscope for the stuff that gets stuck, some Armor All applied with a fine cloth made from last year's Rapha...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 02:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By canklecat

Check the spoke crossings, especially on the rear...

Check the spoke crossings, especially on the rear wheel. Pinch them together where they cross. If you hear any squeak or feel unusual friction or stiction, that's probably the source.

I get that...
06-26-19, 01:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By canklecat

Broken and separated shoulder from being hit by a...

Broken and separated shoulder from being hit by a car a little over a year ago. Took a long time to recover. Physical therapy the past 7 weeks really helped. Feels like I'm about 95% recovered. Just...
06-26-19, 12:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By canklecat

I use Look Delta and Shimano SPD-SL...

I use Look Delta and Shimano SPD-SL pedals/cleats. Both with comparable Scott and Fizik road shoes -- rigid soles. Barely suitable for walking regardless of cleats.

Look Delta pros:
I prefer Look...
06-25-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 610
Posted By canklecat

Get some Michelin Protek Cross Max. You won't...

Get some Michelin Protek Cross Max. You won't need tire liners or tubes fill with goop. And they probably roll better than a good tire bogged down with a squirmy tire liner. I've plucked shards of...
06-25-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,010
Posted By canklecat

I kinda regret selling my 1976 Motobecane Mirage....

I kinda regret selling my 1976 Motobecane Mirage. It was nothing special, hi-ten frame and steel rims. But it was my first serious bike, the first I bought with my own money when I was 18, in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,075
Posted By canklecat

It's a damn shame that I know what you mean....

It's a damn shame that I know what you mean. :rolleyes:
Forum: Foo
06-25-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By canklecat

BTW, if you have time to watch craziness...

BTW, if you have time to watch craziness unfolding, you probably have time to duck and cover. Dunno about Colorado, but when public altercations start in Texas I look for bulletproof cover. Stuff...
Forum: Foo
06-25-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By canklecat

Some people forgot their coffee and donut and...

Some people forgot their coffee and donut and Valium before getting on their bikes today.
06-25-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 418
Posted By canklecat

Centuries on folders. That's hardcore. :thumb: ...

Centuries on folders. That's hardcore. :thumb:

The only way to top that is to ride one of the cobbled classic races on a folder. You'd be the envy of everyone who wears Nutcase and Bern helmets....
06-25-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 808
Posted By canklecat

Takes awhile for some bikes/riders to mesh. I...

Takes awhile for some bikes/riders to mesh. I fiddled and piddled with my Ironman for two years to get it jussst right for me.

Then I realized I need to tune the engine.

After six weeks in...
06-25-19, 04:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, I had so much difficulty last year with a...

Yeah, I had so much difficulty last year with a new compression top that I gave it to a friend. I couldn't take it off without excruciating shoulder pain.

I also switched to full zip jerseys. Huge...
06-25-19, 03:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,562
Posted By canklecat

Yikes, that does sound uncomfortable. I've had to...

Yikes, that does sound uncomfortable. I've had to pull over off the highway for family and friends who experienced sudden and pretty urgent GI problems, so I sympathize. And it's not just little kids...
06-25-19, 01:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,317
Posted By canklecat

pcb: Wow, thanks for that background story....

pcb: Wow, thanks for that background story. Sounds like a mess.

I can understand how that could have been a financial disaster. For me, getting the Suntour GPX group to work satisfactorily on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,158
Posted By canklecat

Rosie might have gotten away with it, if she...

Rosie might have gotten away with it, if she hadn't crossed the line wearing flip flops, carrying a beer and smoking a cigarette.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,467
Posted By canklecat

I just remembered I did once offer unsolicited...

I just remembered I did once offer unsolicited advice to another cyclist. I suggested he re-tie his shoelace. Those things can be a menace when they get caught in the chainring. He seemed grateful.
...
Forum: Foo
06-24-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 350
Posted By canklecat

Check the instructions. If it's the Black Flag...

Check the instructions. If it's the Black Flag brand Roach Motel, it contains no pesticides or poisons. It's just sticky bait. Safe for use in kitchens and around food.

Other types of sticky bait...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,158
Posted By canklecat

At the Giro this year, GCN asked several pros...

At the Giro this year, GCN asked several pros whether they raced to power. Most said no. As Doge said, most use it for training and the coaches monitor it during/after a race.

I can see how it...
06-24-19, 03:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 710
Posted By canklecat

I seem to prefer frames on the larger end of the...

I seem to prefer frames on the larger end of the scale for my size. I'm 5'11", 33" inseam, 150 lbs., and seem to feel more comfortable on 58cm frames. But due to old and new neck and shoulder...
06-24-19, 03:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By canklecat

You've probably read some of my descriptions of...

You've probably read some of my descriptions of recovering last year from being hit by a car (dislocated and broken shoulder), then discovering from images taken during that diagnosis that I had...
06-24-19, 02:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 953
Posted By canklecat

I'm more relaxed without clipless. Sometimes I'll...

I'm more relaxed without clipless. Sometimes I'll take the road bikes out for a spin around the neighborhood and just wear walking shoes with the Look and Shimano SPD-SL pedals. It's uncomfortable to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 02:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 437
Posted By canklecat

Mostly worked on my heat adaptation last week....

Mostly worked on my heat adaptation last week. June is always my tough transition month, as Texas tends to go from cool to blistering hot without much transition. So I rode Monday through Friday,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 02:08 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,158
Posted By canklecat

While actually riding I just go by feel. I'm only...

While actually riding I just go by feel. I'm only concerned about numbers while training, which is mostly indoors or on a nearby 5 mile circuit loop. But in fast group rides the proof is in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 01:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,075
Posted By canklecat

Topeak RaceRocket HP. Best mini-pump I've tried...

Topeak RaceRocket HP. Best mini-pump I've tried or owned. The Lezynes look really nifty but the ergonomics aren't quite as friendly. I was disappointed because I really wanted the Lezyne -- it just...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 01:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 570
Posted By canklecat

DripDrop ORS...

DripDrop ORS (https://dripdrop.com/pages/how-it-works). Best I've tried. And I've tried many since the early 1970s when I was an amateur boxer, working out in midday summer heat as a teenager getting...
06-23-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 978
Posted By canklecat

The Idaho Stop, as explained by an Idaho bicycle...

The Idaho Stop, as explained by an Idaho bicycle mounted patrol officer. (https://www.idahostatesman.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/words-deeds/article172582841.html)

Saves some debating over...
06-23-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6,884
Views: 581,006
Posted By canklecat

I wouldn't take chances on windy days with aero...

I wouldn't take chances on windy days with aero bikes/wheels. Check out this video clip of Chris Froome minutes before his recent crash. It wasn't as windy as a typical day in Texas this spring. But...
06-23-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By canklecat

Brilliant. And absolutely valid. It's exactly the...

Brilliant. And absolutely valid. It's exactly the kind of mental game we have to play to get through a tough ride.

We all have little tricks we do to get through a physical challenge. For some...
06-23-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,564
Posted By canklecat

The only "bad" advice I've seen regarding wearing...

The only "bad" advice I've seen regarding wearing appropriate underwear (does is sound more pro if we call 'em baselayer bottoms?) is the notion that it enables riders to wear the same padded shorts...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 12:20 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,467
Posted By canklecat

But my fork is supposed to be that way. The...

But my fork is supposed to be that way. The expert assembler at Walmart said so.

Yes, my saddle is supposed to be slammed. I heard slammed was better. Besides all the guys at the shelter ride...
06-22-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 944
Posted By canklecat

Needs transparent walls and path. And frikkin...

Needs transparent walls and path. And frikkin sharks with frikkin laser beams.
06-22-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,317
Posted By canklecat

The GPX crank spider is purty. The whole group...

The GPX crank spider is purty. The whole group looks good, in that '80s aero sorta way.
06-22-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By canklecat

Nitto B65LL, if you can find one. Great classic...

Nitto B65LL, if you can find one. Great classic style bar with shallower than usual drop for that era.
06-22-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By canklecat

robertj298: Try a SunRace chromed MFR30 13-25 or...

robertj298: Try a SunRace chromed MFR30 13-25 or MFM30 13-28 freewheel, and KMC Z72 or Z50 chain. It'll fix those nagging shift issues. Seriously, no more ker-chunk shifting. The lever will...
06-22-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,564
Posted By canklecat

I usually wear ultra thin wicking fabric Champion...

I usually wear ultra thin wicking fabric Champion boxer-briefs (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ISRCM26/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1) under my padded bike shorts. Works for...
06-22-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,029
Posted By canklecat

I even tried a set of Conti Ultra Sport II 700x25...

I even tried a set of Conti Ultra Sport II 700x25 on my hybrid a few months ago. That bike weighs about 30 lbs (with pump, saddle bag, U-lock, water bottle). I normally use Conti Speed Rides on that...
06-22-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By canklecat

If you can do 45 miles, you'll be fine on the...

If you can do 45 miles, you'll be fine on the 100k. The buzz of a group ride will energize you and distract from the discomfort on longer rides.

Beyond 20 continuous miles at a sustainable pace,...
06-22-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By canklecat

Nice! That is indeed the Bi-Axial Power Oval...

Nice! That is indeed the Bi-Axial Power Oval frame. Not sure it performed any better but it looks nifty. And that paint job is more subtle than the splatter paint on my Via Carisma.
06-21-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By canklecat

Sorry a*out the word salad and messing formating...

Sorry a*out the word salad and messing formating a*ove. Looks like *ikeforums has some coding issues this week.
06-21-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By canklecat

I was caregiver for three family members -- both...

I was caregiver for three family members -- both grandparents on my dad's side, then my mom for 11 years -- until they died. My mom had dementia and died last November from pneumonia after she'd lost...
06-21-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By canklecat

Nice condition, nearly identical to mine. ...

Nice condition, nearly identical to mine.

I'm literally eating pizza right now as I write, but I'll take a look at my GPX shifter later to refresh my memory of the three settings. There's one for...
06-21-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,178
Posted By canklecat

Judging from the language of the class action...

Judging from the language of the class action suit against UCAN, too many folks used it without doing a little research to understand the effects of carbs on the digestive system. Lots of people get...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 02:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,213
Posted By canklecat

Switch back to the compact chainring setup. The...

Switch back to the compact chainring setup. The crank arm length doesn't matter that much. Mine range from 170 to 175. I'm 5'11", 33" inseam. I hardly notice the difference after a few minutes on the...
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