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10-22-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,683
Posted By canklecat

Hard to tell. My endocrinologists and...

Hard to tell. My endocrinologists and immunologist couldn't pinpoint any particular cause for the Hashimoto's disease and subsequent thyroid problem.

A likely culprit was a bad reaction to a gamma...
10-22-20, 03:14 AM
Replies: 7,792
Views: 3,981,707
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, 03:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By canklecat

Funny, because that's how I describe cyclocross...

Funny, because that's how I describe cyclocross to friends who actually enjoy cyclocross. I call it the art of carrying a perfectly good bicycle instead of riding it. Like parachuting is the art of...
Forum: Foo
10-22-20, 02:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 174
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...
10-22-20, 02:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By canklecat

I was impressed by her attitude toward the...

I was impressed by her attitude toward the internet as a valuable source for research.

Meanwhile, it seems like 25% of Americans think science is a hoax. Because the internet.

And I use it to...
10-21-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,683
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, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 341
Posted By canklecat

Sounds like the same Exage 500 CX group on my...

Sounds like the same Exage 500 CX group on my early 1990s Univega MTB-lite. The thumb shifters (both were indexed, including for the front derailleur with triple chainring) finally wore enough that...
10-21-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 234
Posted By canklecat

Some of my brakes can hold a ferrule, some can't....

Some of my brakes can hold a ferrule, some can't. I can't feel any difference in braking, none that can't be attributed to the brake design. If the cable housing fits the guide/barrel doodad on the...
10-21-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 473
Posted By canklecat

The GPX Accushift is somewhat more subdued with...

The GPX Accushift is somewhat more subdued with SunRace freewheels. Less klunk!!twang!! from the rear derailleur, compared with the original Suntour Alpha freewheels. It felt and sounded like the...
10-21-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,092
Posted By canklecat

Yup, and the was the cream of the pack at the...

Yup, and the was the cream of the pack at the January 2020 Vuelta a San Juan, including crushing the field in the stage 3 time trial on a standard road bike. TT bikes weren't permitted for that event...
10-21-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,092
Posted By canklecat

Dang, rough year for many cyclists. Who's Wout...

Dang, rough year for many cyclists. Who's Wout van Aert gonna feud with without his best frenemy van der Poel? Those guys seem to need each other for mad-motivation.
10-21-20, 02:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,549
Posted By canklecat

I still have my heavy comfort hybrid that I got...

I still have my heavy comfort hybrid that I got back into shape with a few years ago. I don't ride it much anymore, other than occasional local errands because it's very stiff and good for hauling...
10-21-20, 02:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 884
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...
10-21-20, 01:53 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,388
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, twice. Once in San Diego in the 1970s...

Yeah, twice.

Once in San Diego in the 1970s or '80s for rolling left through a red light before dawn with zero traffic around (other than the cop behind me), because that light never changed for...
Forum: Foo
10-21-20, 01:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 876
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 12:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 455
Posted By canklecat

Bontrager RXL Thermal soft shell gloves have been...

Bontrager RXL Thermal soft shell gloves have been my favorite long fingered gloves for north central Texas cool weather rides. Soft and comfy, very tough (they've withstood a few tumbles on grass and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 717
Posted By canklecat

50+ mph drafting a truck in Mexico during the...

50+ mph drafting a truck in Mexico during the 1980 Rosarito-Ensenada on a winding downhill, according to friends watching my stupid stunt. Hey, I was in my early 20s and invulnerable. Not something...
10-20-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 473
Posted By canklecat

I'd go with a standard freewheel hub, SunRace...

I'd go with a standard freewheel hub, SunRace chromed 7-speed freewheel (MFR30 in 13-25, or MFM30 in 13-28, both are equally good), and KMC Z72 or equivalent chain. That's what I've used for a couple...
10-20-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 480
Posted By canklecat

Good description, pretty much my impression of...

Good description, pretty much my impression of the MicroShift R7. They can be a bit clangy, depending on the handlebar and frame. Shifting sounds were a bit more abrupt with some drop bars and on a...
10-19-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,683
Posted By canklecat

I doubt clothing is a factor, at all. My...

I doubt clothing is a factor, at all.

My auto immune disorder (Hashimoto's) and eventual thyroid cancer *might* have been provoked by a bad reaction to a gamma globulin shot I got in the 1980s...
10-19-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,214
Posted By canklecat

Spare bedroom of my apartment. I have six bikes...

Spare bedroom of my apartment. I have six bikes and need to pare down to four -- or make room for a different couple of bikes, dunno.

A friend who's a carpenter has a couple of bike rooms,...
10-18-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 483
Posted By canklecat

Add more taillights for enhanced visibility. ...

Add more taillights for enhanced visibility.

I use Cygolite Hotshots on the seat post for the narrow, intensely bright beam. And Cygolite Hotrod on the seat stay for the wider dispersion. Both...
10-18-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 480
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, 09:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 729
Posted By canklecat

I've switched my Centurion Ironman around for...

I've switched my Centurion Ironman around for windy or hilly conditions. It came with 52/42 chainrings and 7 speed 13-24 freewheel, but I usually ride it with 50/38 Vuelta chainrings and 13-28...
10-18-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,794
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
10-18-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 763
Posted By canklecat

"Eat the stuffing, throw away the possum." ...

"Eat the stuffing, throw away the possum."

Fixed.
Forum: Foo
10-17-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 763
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: 5
Views: 239
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, 10:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,272
Posted By canklecat

They're out there. Most aren't as flagrant as...

They're out there. Most aren't as flagrant as this guy (https://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/2017/04/06/granbury-man-who-said-i-don-t-care-after-swerving-into-motorcyclists-is-headed-to-prison/),...
10-17-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,083
Posted By canklecat

Some of my friends collect snakes and tarantulas....

Some of my friends collect snakes and tarantulas. Pretty sure this is how their collections started.
10-17-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,328
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, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By canklecat

A friend was an REI bike tech. Good one too. She...

A friend was an REI bike tech. Good one too. She moved on to another career in health care but still does some bike work, mostly wheel building. I'm about to take some rims, hubs and spokes to her...
10-17-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, I had a feeling about the UN55 being...

Yeah, I had a feeling about the UN55 being discontinued back in summer when REI had 'em on sale for about $8 each. I wondered why any shop would discount anything during a pandemic... then grabbed...
10-17-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 647
Posted By canklecat

If you're not worried that you'll get anything,...

If you're not worried that you'll get anything, I'm not worried you'll get anything.

Whew, that's a relief. Now I have room to worry about one more person who needs the worrying.
...
10-17-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 868
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...
Forum: Foo
10-17-20, 12:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 411
Posted By canklecat

Some parts of our long MUP run through fairly...

Some parts of our long MUP run through fairly isolated areas so it's not unusual too see bobcats, coyotes, rattlesnakes, water moccasins/cottonmouths, tarantulas, wild turkeys, deer, pretty much any...
Forum: Foo
10-17-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 240
Posted By canklecat

I have way too many jackets and coats. Looking...

I have way too many jackets and coats. Looking through my closet, it appears I have something for every 5 degree increments in temperatures below 70 F. I still have my Navy wool pea coat from 1976,...
10-17-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 647
Posted By canklecat

I'll probably skip all the holiday gatherings...

I'll probably skip all the holiday gatherings this year. I did last year, due to similar concerns. Around October 2019 I began experiencing most of the symptoms later associated with COVID-19, other...
10-17-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 647
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
10-16-20, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By canklecat

Some of my friends who enjoy the camaraderie of...

Some of my friends who enjoy the camaraderie of group rides seem to benefit from Zwift and Peloton. Depends on whether they prefer self directed rides with online friends, or more formal training...
10-16-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,272
Posted By canklecat

The simple shapes of some video cameras -- the...

The simple shapes of some video cameras -- the Drift models, older cylindrical Ion and similar cameras -- would make it easy to fabricate warmers from neoprene. Just cut and glue or stitch the edges....
10-16-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By canklecat

Occasionally I'll trim the Irish pennants from...

Occasionally I'll trim the Irish pennants from the sidewalls of my Conti SpeedRides, near the bead. It's never bad, just an occasional thread.

Never noticed any problems with my other Continental...
10-16-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,549
Posted By canklecat

A couple of years ago I was on a mostly liquid...

A couple of years ago I was on a mostly liquid and soft diet for nearly a year due to a constricted and distorted esophagus and trachea (fixed after thyroid surgery to remove a calcified malignant...
10-16-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By canklecat

Are those the shifters that trim the left/FD...

Are those the shifters that trim the left/FD along with the right/rear derailleur?
10-15-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By canklecat

See this thread started Oct 4...

See this thread started Oct 4 (https://www.bikeforums.net/coronavirus-covid-19/1214605-s-not-cytokine-kills-s-bradykinin-kills.html).
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By canklecat

Heart rate is a factor. Strava's guesstimates for...

Heart rate is a factor. Strava's guesstimates for relative effort changed after I got a Tickr and added more data. Then it changed in response to changes in my meds and caffeine intake that affected...
10-15-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 489
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, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By canklecat

I have a couple of L&M lights -- Urban 500 and...

I have a couple of L&M lights -- Urban 500 and Rando 500. While they're reliable, compact and bright enough, they don't appear to be serviceable in any way. And the rubber band mounts tend to break...
10-15-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 933
Posted By canklecat

I'm a cheapskate and often reuse cable housings...

I'm a cheapskate and often reuse cable housings through two or three cable swaps. But I usually replace the small loop of cable housing around the rear derailleur with every new cable. That's the one...
10-15-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 388
Posted By canklecat

Slime for tubes worked pretty well for me on one...

Slime for tubes worked pretty well for me on one hybrid. I was using Continental SpeedRides, which are great all purpose tires for dry gravel, grass, etc., but have only a thin puncture shield. Two...
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