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09-19-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 222
Posted By canklecat

I do the opposite of the Wim Hof Method. I ride...

I do the opposite of the Wim Hof Method. I ride in 100+F heat wearing a surgical mask. I breathe erratically. I brood about all the world's ills. No COVID-19.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 769
Posted By canklecat

Topeak RaceRocket HP...

Topeak RaceRocket HP (https://www.topeak.com/global/en/products/mini-pumps/386-racerocket-hp). I can't imagine pumping a road bike tire to rideable pressure with anything smaller.

I also have the...
09-18-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 372
Posted By canklecat

On a good day when the legs and lungs are...

On a good day when the legs and lungs are cooperating, up to a mile on a familiar gradual incline. Helps to have brifters so I can shift as needed without sitting and disrupting my momentum. Also...
09-18-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 436
Posted By canklecat

A nurse. Big mistake. She was really weird. ...

A nurse.

Big mistake. She was really weird.

Lessee... fireworks trash after July 4 redneck celebrations, a couple of times, when they left their crap along the shoulder of a popular cycling...
09-18-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 214
Posted By canklecat

I really like Conti GP Classic skinwalls on a...

I really like Conti GP Classic skinwalls on a couple of my road bikes, but I'm a sucker for skinwalls/gumwalls. These have a reddish brown translucent sidewall. Remarkably durable, grippy and...
09-18-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,159
Posted By canklecat

KMC revamped their entire product lineup,...

KMC revamped their entire product lineup, although in most cases it appears they mostly renamed existing products.

I have a bunch of old stock KMC chains and one recent KMC chain. The packaging is...
09-18-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 267
Posted By canklecat

I've received wire bead tires that were looped to...

I've received wire bead tires that were looped to reduce the size for shipping and the tires were just fine. Same trick photographers use to reduce the size of our large reflectors with springy metal...
09-17-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By canklecat

Vuelta seem just as good as Shimano, Suntour and...

Vuelta seem just as good as Shimano, Suntour and others. I've used three Vuelta chainrings -- plain, and ramped/pinned SE Plus -- for a couple of years, no problems. Before the pandemic the price was...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By canklecat

Get a good used steel bike and install whatever...

Get a good used steel bike and install whatever groupset you can put together within your budget. Trek, Centurion, Specialized, Miyata, Fuji, Raleigh, Univega (they made one or two decent steel road...
09-16-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 480
Posted By canklecat

GPS errors are usually due to satellite signal...

GPS errors are usually due to satellite signal interference due to atmospheric disturbances or terrain, trees and buildings blocking the signal, and in some cases EMF/RFI from power stations and...
09-16-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 345
Posted By canklecat

I have Deore LX (M550) and nearly identical Exage...

I have Deore LX (M550) and nearly identical Exage CX500 nominally 7-speed derailleurs. Both will index shift reliably over 7-speed cogs, but to cover 8 speeds I need to switch the shifters to...
09-16-20, 02:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 480
Posted By canklecat

I used the free trial version of Cyclemeter in...

I used the free trial version of Cyclemeter in 2016 and liked it well enough to get the paid premium version in 2017. It worked very well. I forgot to renew in 2018 and after a few months tried the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,638
Posted By canklecat

Recovery and pacing over a three week grand tour...

Recovery and pacing over a three week grand tour is another factor. Lots of pros and even a few amateur riders could do well on some stages in the TdF, Giro or Vuelta. The trick is repeating it day...
09-15-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By canklecat

Those Shimano bar end shifters are spiff-o. I...

Those Shimano bar end shifters are spiff-o. I have a couple of sets, an 8-speed Ultegra that's currently on my Univega hybrid with albatross swept bars, and a 10-speed Dura Ace set cannibalized off a...
09-15-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 216
Posted By canklecat

Same. When I emailed them about the CK titanium...

Same. When I emailed them about the CK titanium headset on my 1993 Trek 5900 they were very helpful and perfectly happy to service it.

A previous owner (not the guy I bought it from) had used it...
09-14-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By canklecat

I used one of these...

I used one of these (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B005KWRJIE/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) to set the crown race on my bike. Works fine. It seems crude, just a shaped bit...
09-14-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 216
Posted By canklecat

When I removed the Chris King headset from my '93...

When I removed the Chris King headset from my '93 Trek 5900 for servicing I hoped to reuse the existing CK crown race with an inexpensive Origin8 headset that I planned to use temporarily. No go. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By canklecat

Last week was soggy so I had an excuse to stay...

Last week was soggy so I had an excuse to stay indoors and finally put together a carbon fiber frame a friend gave me last year. It's been sitting in a closet while I procrastinated, thinking it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 385
Posted By canklecat

STI shifters can be rebuilt, but it's pretty...

STI shifters can be rebuilt, but it's pretty involved. Here's a photo demo on Imgur (https://imgur.com/a/4IT1J) showing an overhaul of Dura Ace ST-7400 shifters.

It would be feasible to fabricate...
09-14-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, in other tech documents for SIS shifters,...

Yeah, in other tech documents for SIS shifters, Shimano recommends against disassembling those indexing modules.
09-14-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 480
Posted By canklecat

I do enable Google maps tracking by default for...

I do enable Google maps tracking by default for emergency purposes. Came in handy when I was hit by a car a couple of years ago. Confirmed my version of events. Google Maps Timeline can be set to...
09-14-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 264
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, comfy grips. I like the ergo style grips...

Ditto, comfy grips. I like the ergo style grips with palm shelf to support the base of the hand/wrist. Mine are cheap but functional and don't twist around much. Ergon brand grips...
09-14-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By canklecat

Check Shimano's tech document site...

Check Shimano's tech document site (https://si.shimano.com/#/). It's pretty thorough and has PDFs for those shifters (https://si.shimano.com/#/en/search/Keyword?name=Deore%20SL-MT60&name_web=).
...
09-14-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9,198
Views: 888,663
Posted By canklecat

I finally put together a spiffy Diamondback...

I finally put together a spiffy Diamondback Podium frame a friend gave me to clear out his garage. Wrong size for him so he kept the components. Due to the usual life stuff getting in the way, I...
09-14-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 205
Posted By canklecat

If the SunRace grip shifter is like the Shimano...

If the SunRace grip shifter is like the Shimano RevoShift, lubrication won't help and might cause problems. They're very plasticky, essentially self-lubricating, with only a couple of metal springs...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,708
Posted By canklecat

Another issue that may have more to do with...

Another issue that may have more to do with sensible engineering than cost is cable routing.

When a friend gave me that Diamondback Podium frame I noticed it had internal cable routing. And the...
09-14-20, 01:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By canklecat

Usually Clif bars since they agree with me....

Usually Clif bars since they agree with me. Sometimes I'll buy cheap snacks individually wrapped at the dollar store for a change of taste in junk carbs during rides. If there's a convenience store...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 01:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By canklecat

Wax, paraffin, or leftover scented candle wax....

Wax, paraffin, or leftover scented candle wax. Rub it onto the contact points between the shoes, cleats and pedals. I use it on my Look and Shimano SPD-SL cleats and pedals. Makes it easier to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,708
Posted By canklecat

Oh, in my babbling about the Diamondback Podium...

Oh, in my babbling about the Diamondback Podium frame I just built up, I forgot the dang point I intended to make. It was related to a video I found about another person building up a Diamondback...
09-13-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 263
Posted By canklecat

I had that problem with the crown race from a...

I had that problem with the crown race from a Chris King titanium headset on a '93 Trek 5900. The outer edge of the crown race was nearly flush with the fork crown. No way to tap it out with any...
09-13-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 264
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, swept bars. I've been riding Nitto...

Ditto, swept bars. I've been riding Nitto Albatross bars on one hybrid for a couple of years, after being hit by a car, breaking and dislocating my shoulder. The swept bar was much more comfortable...
09-13-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 128,234
Posted By canklecat

Been awhile since I posted to this thread. I'm up...

Been awhile since I posted to this thread. I'm up to about 500 miles a month most months, a little more in cooler weather. Usually ride about 20-40 miles at a time, 3-5 times a week. Maybe once a...
09-13-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By canklecat

Yup, bromelain has helped with my sinus...

Yup, bromelain has helped with my sinus inflammation. I needed to cut back on the Sudafed -- daily use was spiking my heart rate and blood pressure. I also added powdered niacin to my usual morning...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,708
Posted By canklecat

Probably nothing. The CAAD12 is a phenomenally...

Probably nothing. The CAAD12 is a phenomenally good bike and a comparative bargain.

For years I rode only steel bikes. Last year I bought a 1993 Trek 5900 OCLV from a friend. It wasn't completely...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 12:43 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,828
Posted By canklecat

Walmart has some decent bikes now. And even the...

Walmart has some decent bikes now. And even the lanterne rouge in the TdF would drop me like a rock on my 18 lb bike. There's no substitute for youth, a natural engine cultivated to optimal form, and...
09-13-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 730
Posted By canklecat

As this Twitter thread by Dr. Ashish Jha...

As this Twitter thread by Dr. Ashish Jha (https://twitter.com/ashishkjha/status/1303536487259148291?s=21&fbclid=IwAR2unjdlAO0gBZAUe5v0fF2__QZQC1SfoUXfoeh3MYybWLrctqIa7OW14h8) notes, the worst case...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 19,615
Views: 4,174,829
Posted By canklecat

Soma Supple Vitesse SL tires. Outstanding all...

Soma Supple Vitesse SL tires. Outstanding all around tires for our ever-deteriorating roads. And a ridiculous bargain at $15-$20 each for some sizes and types. I got four tires last week and will...
09-12-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,013
Posted By canklecat

There's no substitute for the confidence of...

There's no substitute for the confidence of youth. Or the engine.

The LeMond 50+ corollary: It doesn't get any easier. You just go slower.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEpa21af2j4
09-12-20, 10:19 PM
09-12-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 34,728
Posted By canklecat

Regarding carbon paste to reduce slippage, be...

Regarding carbon paste to reduce slippage, be wary of Park SAC-1. It's much more aggressive than I'd expected. It basically seems to be broken glass in grease. It scarred the hell out of my carbon...
09-12-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By canklecat

Wear it while it's still damp and let it dry on...

Wear it while it's still damp and let it dry on your body. It'll often conform better to your current shape. If the weather is reasonably warm just go for a ride or walk and let it air dry on your...
09-12-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 433
Posted By canklecat

I usually wear AeroTech or Przewalkski padded...

I usually wear AeroTech or Przewalkski padded shorts, or Pearl Izumi or Baleef padded liners, under my baggy shorts for longer casual rides. I don't do mountain biking, but occasionally join friends...
09-12-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,655
Posted By canklecat

Mandela Effect...

Mandela Effect (https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-the-mandela-effect-4589394#:~:text=The%20Mandela%20Effect%20refers%20to,light%20on%20this%20unique%20phenomenon.).

People believe they know...
09-12-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 517
Posted By canklecat

I've been using Jagwire cutters...

I've been using Jagwire cutters (https://jagwire.com/products/tools/pro-housing-cutter) for a few years. No complaints. If there's a problem it's usually due to mediocre quality cable housing.
...
09-12-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9,198
Views: 888,663
Posted By canklecat

Nice! I wasn't a fan of that frame color, but...

Nice! I wasn't a fan of that frame color, but when paired with the blue bar wrap it makes sense. That's just what it needed for that 1980s Miami Vice chic. I'll bet that bike will look great with...
09-12-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,183
Posted By canklecat

I'm having some noodle shaped objects for lunch....

I'm having some noodle shaped objects for lunch. I'll be surprised if it lasts until dinner.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By canklecat

I'm a big fan of the Profoot Miracle insoles, but...

I'm a big fan of the Profoot Miracle insoles, but they do take up space inside the shoe. I switched to thinner socks. No problems. On my snuggest fitting Scott Road Pro shoes with the Miracle insoles...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By canklecat

^Ditto^, I have some Michelin tires for my hybrid...

^Ditto^, I have some Michelin tires for my hybrid with their heavy duty Aramid fiber shield from bead to bead. Never a single puncture flat, even when I've plucked shards of glass, brads, staples,...
09-11-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,565
Posted By canklecat

I've noticed a few click-throughs to the next...

I've noticed a few click-throughs to the next page occasionally don't work. And occasional security warnings, but that happens with many sites. Seems to be as much a browser issue as a website issue....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By canklecat

Yep, many road tires with lower rolling...

Yep, many road tires with lower rolling resistance and considered "supple" have thin sidewalls. That includes a couple of my favorites, Continental Grand Prix Classic and Soma Supple Vitesse SL....
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