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10-24-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By canklecat

KMC Missing Link. I reuse 'em so often I can...

KMC Missing Link. I reuse 'em so often I can remove 'em with my hands, or at most ordinary pliers to nudge 'em past the slight catch. So far, so good, in a few years of using 'em this way. Haven't...
10-23-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By canklecat

Check out split nose saddles, common among...

Check out split nose saddles, common among tri-folk and others with circulation problems.

Some folks swear by ISM saddles (https://ismseat.com/), including retired pro Phil Gaimon, who switched to...
10-23-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,331
Posted By canklecat

The older I get the more I appreciate extra cogs...

The older I get the more I appreciate extra cogs between the same 11-13T small and 28-32T big cogs. Smaller increments between shifts, less tiring, easier to stay in the sweet spot. Even my 8 speed...
10-22-20, 03:14 AM
Replies: 7,792
Views: 3,982,712
Posted By canklecat

Sneaker Pimps. For years I'd only heard a couple...

Sneaker Pimps. For years I'd only heard a couple of songs on the radio, Six Underground and Spin Spin Sugar. But the album Becoming X popped up on my Amazon music list so I listened. It's really...
Forum: Foo
10-22-20, 02:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By canklecat

I had Taco Bell a year or so ago, first time...

I had Taco Bell a year or so ago, first time since high school. It was terrible. I'd rather eat those twofer a buck mystery tacos at Jack in the Box. They're greasy, probably all lard and beans with...
10-21-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,809
Posted By canklecat

Not always. Even after my left thyroid lobe was...

Not always. Even after my left thyroid lobe was removed (dead, calcified with encapsulated malignant tumor), the docs suggested keeping the right lobe. The right lobe was still sorta functional. And...
10-21-20, 02:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,011
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, no, not buying it. Sounds like the couple...

Yeah, no, not buying it. Sounds like the couple lost their beloved pet and had to blame someone for something.

It's really difficult to manage a decent defensive blow from a bicycle to ward off a...
Forum: Foo
10-21-20, 01:24 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,387
Posted By canklecat

I'm going to vote early, in person. I don't trust...

I'm going to vote early, in person. I don't trust the process in Texas, for good reason. We have a long history of election fraud by all sides, depending on who's in power. As a newspaper reporter in...
10-18-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 498
Posted By canklecat

It can work with the right rear derailleur. ...

It can work with the right rear derailleur.

I have those MicroShift R7 shifters. No problems. They're plasticity inside but has been reliable. Metal shift and brake levers. Everything is smooth...
10-18-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,839
Posted By canklecat

Well, my $7 bluetooth ear buds run only about 90...

Well, my $7 bluetooth ear buds run only about 90 minutes per battery charge. But I like the concept. And it's not hard to hear traffic when I listen Milton Waddams style -- at a reasonable volume....
Forum: Foo
10-17-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 886
Posted By canklecat

I've seen this movie. It doesn't end well for the...

I've seen this movie. It doesn't end well for the humans.

https://youtu.be/w_pxwv61SQI
10-17-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By canklecat

A smartphone and app. I prefer Wahoo Fitness over...

A smartphone and app. I prefer Wahoo Fitness over Strava and most others. It's low resource demand so it won't drain the battery when in my pocket with the display off. The app display is very simple...
10-17-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,566
Posted By canklecat

I saw my first cyclist with a rear facing white...

I saw my first cyclist with a rear facing white light a few nights ago. From a distance and as I approached I couldn't tell whether it was a salmon coming toward me in the right lane, or a very slow...
10-17-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 909
Posted By canklecat

Yup, tons of affordable bikes being sold by major...

Yup, tons of affordable bikes being sold by major and minor brand names using 7-speed freewheels. An early 2000s model Globe Carmel comfort hybrid that I use as an errand bike came with a 7-speed...
10-17-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 697
Posted By canklecat

On Facebook I've seen photos and videos of some...

On Facebook I've seen photos and videos of some PVC pipe treat dispensers, running from the front door down the porch steps. Cute idea.

For naughty kids, use a slingshot or trebuchet dispenser. :D
10-15-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 513
Posted By canklecat

Ah, this fan video on the Sticky Bottle site...

Ah, this fan video on the Sticky Bottle site (https://www.stickybottle.com/latest-news/fans-footage-shows-just-how-hard-geraint-thomas-crashed-at-giro-video/) is taken from a higher angle and does...
10-15-20, 04:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 821
Posted By canklecat

I like latex tubes for comfort over butyl. I'm...

I like latex tubes for comfort over butyl. I'm not strong or fast enough to notice any difference in speed. But if the Schwalbe Aerothan tubes are better than latex I'd give 'em a try. Even as...
Forum: Foo
10-15-20, 03:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 968
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, that was my only peeve about the Darmok...

Yeah, that was my only peeve about the Darmok episode when it first aired and was in syndication before social media.

Then I read increasingly incoherent, rambling and borderline paranoid posts on...
10-14-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By canklecat

You'll need to log out of Strava, set a test ride...

You'll need to log out of Strava, set a test ride to public, and view it without being logged in. That's the only way to determine whether Strava is respecting your privacy zone.

From within the...
10-14-20, 02:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By canklecat

Nah, he just seems like one of hundreds of...

Nah, he just seems like one of hundreds of serious competitors who sometimes crack a bit under the media spotlight. It's been an extraordinarily difficult year for everyone.

I always admired Greg...
10-14-20, 02:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By canklecat

I wasn't a fan of Cavendish until late in his...

I wasn't a fan of Cavendish until late in his career when I watched him in a few interviews and demo videos for GCN and others. Like Sagan, Cav is quite a charming fellow apart from the heat of...
10-13-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By canklecat

I've noticed common factors among all of my...

I've noticed common factors among all of my Facebook contacts who persistently assert Sweden as the model to follow for the coronavirus pandemic:

They're all white.
They're all men.
They're...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,228
Posted By canklecat

If I'm recalling correctly, Friction Facts or...

If I'm recalling correctly, Friction Facts or Ceramic Speed updated their tests to include paraffin with PTFE and it tested very highly.

The Oz cyclist dude doesn't actually provide any data in...
10-13-20, 12:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By canklecat

As with most coronavirus pandemic skeptics who...

As with most coronavirus pandemic skeptics who put a thin sheen of credibility over their biases, Ivor Cummings massages, tweaks, manipulates and ignores facts to suit his agenda. Short version: Let...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,228
Posted By canklecat

If you're curious about PTFE as a chain lube, an...

If you're curious about PTFE as a chain lube, an easy way to try it is Rock 'n' Roll Absolute Dry. It appears to be nothing but PTFE powder in naphtha as a solvent/carrier that evaporates, leaving...
10-11-20, 01:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 684
Posted By canklecat

It's the current trend in bike fit. Kinda forces...

It's the current trend in bike fit. Kinda forces it. My 2011 Diamondback Podium forces me into this gawdawful posture. But not quite as bad. My frame is actually my size, so there's less drop from...
Forum: Foo
10-10-20, 04:04 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,711
Posted By canklecat

Best: Health care and occupational safety and...

Best: Health care and occupational safety and health.

Worst: Tossup between telemarketing and working for a computer graphics publisher that expected me to turn out letter perfect copy without a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 03:45 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,649
Posted By canklecat

It'll look fine on the yacht for rides between...

It'll look fine on the yacht for rides between the marina and coffee shop. I hope it includes an exotic hardwood case lined with felted virgin Rhine maiden hair.
Forum: Foo
10-10-20, 03:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,220
Posted By canklecat

I think the Interzone is a wormhole somewhere...

I think the Interzone is a wormhole somewhere between Tangiers and New Orleans.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,708
Posted By canklecat

I like really windy days for PR and KOM hunting....

I like really windy days for PR and KOM hunting. Almost every local KOM and top ten is either wind assisted or paceline assisted, so wind doping is like EPO in the 1990s -- everyone does it.

I...
Forum: Foo
10-08-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,399
Posted By canklecat

Yup, EVH was a big fan of other guitarists,...

Yup, EVH was a big fan of other guitarists, especially Allan Holdsworth. There are a few recordings of them jamming.

However he and his management were very wary of damaging their brand, or...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,560
Posted By canklecat

I can feel the difference in bike weight between...

I can feel the difference in bike weight between my 24 lb steel bike and sub-20 lb carbon bikes. Can't say it translates to consistent speed increases.

Ditto, carrying stuff on the bike vs in my...
10-06-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 397
Posted By canklecat

Check the valve core. Last time I had a mystery...

Check the valve core. Last time I had a mystery leak with no puncture that I could find, it was a slightly loose valve core. Snugging it down fixed it.That's happened to me with Presta and Schrader...
10-05-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,723
Posted By canklecat

It's also possible that we're just now beginning...

It's also possible that we're just now beginning to recognize the full range of complications associated with viruses -- "cold" and flu viruses -- and perhaps we merely overlooked the complications...
10-04-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,078
Posted By canklecat

I always carry enough for a pretty good weekend...

I always carry enough for a pretty good weekend in Vegas.


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10-04-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,148
Posted By canklecat

Yup, I remember your posts describing those...

Yup, I remember your posts describing those conditions. You're tougher than most of us.

I've occasionally worn a mask before the pandemic for dusty gravel roads, but it's rarely humid and hot...
10-03-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,148
Posted By canklecat

The best available info indicates the coronavirus...

The best available info indicates the coronavirus Super Cooties is mostly about the dosage, like any toxin. Most of us probably won't get irretrievably ill from a single micro-organism sniffed into...
10-03-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 659
Posted By canklecat

I wanna know what chain lube they used. And...

I wanna know what chain lube they used.

And I didn't see Calvin or Mini-Me wave at the camera.

Although Calvin spinning the wheel by the spokes was so bold, so daring, so... wrong in all the...
10-03-20, 03:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 659
Posted By canklecat

That was so beautiful I was almost in tears. And...

That was so beautiful I was almost in tears. And Calvin's harp-style improv at 41:23... genius.
10-03-20, 02:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,589
Posted By canklecat

Worst Hellraiser sequel ever. ...

Worst Hellraiser sequel ever.

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10-02-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By canklecat

Search the archives of this for-sale forum. I've...

Search the archives of this for-sale forum. I've seen those types of brake levers advertised and AFAIK they were still available a few months ago. I was considering getting 'em myself if I can't fix...
10-01-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,484
Posted By canklecat

Try magnesium lactate. Works for me, better than...

Try magnesium lactate. Works for me, better than magnesium glycinate chelate.

I get plenty of potassium, but adding magnesium did the trick for my post-workout leg and foot spasms.

It's the...
10-01-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 9,012
Posted By canklecat

Thanks. Shared to FB. There are many ways to do...

Thanks. Shared to FB. There are many ways to do this, including team sponsorship, education and business incentives. The concept is often misunderstood and misrepresented.
09-30-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9,385
Views: 910,138
Posted By canklecat

That appears to have the same proportions as my...

That appears to have the same proportions as my '89 Expert (smoke white/blue), which measures 57cm center-to-center along the seat and top tubes. I'm 5'11", 33" inseam, and it suits me. Most...
Forum: Foo
09-30-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,220
Posted By canklecat

Bedbugs don't often burrow deep inside furniture...

Bedbugs don't often burrow deep inside furniture or stray far from a blood supply, so they're usually easy to spot. Often the only areas that need treatment are beds, sofas, favorite chairs,...
09-30-20, 02:30 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,997
Posted By canklecat

The age range doesn't surprise me. The forum...

The age range doesn't surprise me. The forum paradigm like this is old but familiar and naturally skews toward people who've been online for decades. Yeah, decades. The phpBB format has been around...
09-30-20, 02:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 934
Posted By canklecat

The only reason I'd care a tiny bit is because...

The only reason I'd care a tiny bit is because our misplaced emphasis on sports happens to affect employment of many ordinary folks and their families. I feel badly for them.

But the team owners...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 01:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By canklecat

That looks like a repurposed bearing puller....

That looks like a repurposed bearing puller. It'll work. The Park Tools CRP-2 (https://www.parktool.com/product/adjustable-crown-race-puller-crp-2) is basically a fancypants version of the same...
Forum: Foo
09-30-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,206
Posted By canklecat

Viruses?

Viruses?
09-30-20, 12:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,559
Posted By canklecat

My riding position is more aggressive and aero...

My riding position is more aggressive and aero now than in 2015 when I first resumed cycling after a 30-year hiatus. But that demanded a lot of physical therapy, in a clinic under supervision and at...
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