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Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 351
Posted By canklecat

My '93 Trek 5900 OCLV came with a longish Ibis...

My '93 Trek 5900 OCLV came with a longish Ibis titanium stem, which I like for the aesthetics and low weight. But it was a bit uncomfortable, due to chronic neck problems from old injuries. I...
04-13-21, 10:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,145
Posted By canklecat

Looks good. Same stuff I do most workout days. I...

Looks good. Same stuff I do most workout days. I vary my PT a bit some days, depending on which bits need more work.
04-13-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 711
Posted By canklecat

For small rust spots try Brownell's Oxpho-Blue...

For small rust spots try Brownell's Oxpho-Blue (https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/metal-prep-coloring/metal-bluing/liquid-cold-bluing-chemicals/oxpho-blue--prod1072.aspx). It's the...
Forum: Foo
04-10-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11,592
Views: 2,389,370
Posted By canklecat

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Forum: Foo
04-10-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, the Queen's consort was like the dotty...

Yeah, the Queen's consort was like the dotty Major on Fawlty Towers, but less funny.

While NPR, the BBC and others are cultivating careful eulogies from random people, they've probably had to cull...
Forum: Foo
04-10-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By canklecat

Or use Duck Duck Go to view news sites that...

Or use Duck Duck Go to view news sites that offers a few free peeks per month. It's right under the horse.
Forum: Foo
04-10-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By canklecat

Clark was far more significant to the US than...

Clark was far more significant to the US than Prince Philip, but not a word about Clark today on NPR, at least while I was listening. Even public radio is more concerned with appearances than...
Forum: Foo
04-10-21, 02:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 767
Posted By canklecat

Unless you have some health complications a...

Unless you have some health complications a balanced diet should be good enough.

Should.

But with age and/or complications, things get... complicated.

In my case I needed supplements of...
04-09-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,119
Posted By canklecat

Interesting project. I keep thinking of trying a...

Interesting project. I keep thinking of trying a 650B conversion but haven't gotten around to it. Seems like it would be more cost effective to convert an old school rigid MTB frame to a...
04-07-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,199
Posted By canklecat

Probably a Hail Mary toss, hoping to hit...

Probably a Hail Mary toss, hoping to hit something. I get a lot of email scams but most go directly to my junk bin. I have a few email accounts and use only one for PayPal, another for Amazon,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 12:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By canklecat

I switched insoles. All my cycling, running and...

I switched insoles. All my cycling, running and walking shoes now have ProFoot Miracle insoles. Best I've found, and I've used many including custom orthotics since I was a kid for my weird feet --...
04-04-21, 03:44 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,175
Posted By canklecat

I resumed running in late autumn 2020 to give my...

I resumed running in late autumn 2020 to give my neck a rest from pain caused by old injuries. I couldn't ride longer than an hour or so before the pain spoiled any fun.

Aerobic conditioning...
03-29-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,106
Posted By canklecat

I've never worn out a good road bike tire. Cuts...

I've never worn out a good road bike tire. Cuts from road debris always trash the tire first. But I've gotten within a few hundred miles of wearing out a couple of lightweight tires -- Schwalbe One...
03-28-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,667
Posted By canklecat

Regarding the noggin stuff, that's a...

Regarding the noggin stuff, that's a multi-faceted issue. Especially forgetfulness, absent-mindedness, etc. It's not necessarily a symptom of some inevitable organic decline. It may be situational...
03-25-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By canklecat

I'm considering that as a replacement for the 175...

I'm considering that as a replacement for the 175 Ultegra crankset on one of my bikes. Technically my legs are long enough for 175 cranks, but with age my knees, hips and lower back prefer shorter...
03-25-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By canklecat

I would definitely use that on casual group rides.

I would definitely use that on casual group rides.
03-22-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 503
Posted By canklecat

I've used the older MicroShift R7 (like these)...

I've used the older MicroShift R7 (like these)...
Forum: Foo
03-20-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 59,978
Posted By canklecat

Yup, Hagler was not a guy you'd want to face...

Yup, Hagler was not a guy you'd want to face twice. He learned quickly. As the very tough and awkward Mustafa Hamsho discovered. Hamsho -- the closest thing to a Gene Fullmer in my lifetime -- gave...
03-20-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By canklecat

Yup, since 2015 my steel road bike has gone from...

Yup, since 2015 my steel road bike has gone from the original 7-speed 13-24 freewheel to 13-25 and now 13-28. And the chainrings have gone from 52/42 to 52/39 and now 50/38.

One of my carbon fiber...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 02:02 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,252
Posted By canklecat

After I'm vaccinated... maybe. I've taken...

After I'm vaccinated... maybe.

I've taken the pandemic very seriously all along because I worked in health care and several friends are doctors, nurses, EMTs and med techs. There's no doubt about...
03-18-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,038
Posted By canklecat

Generally I'd defer to the expert medical...

Generally I'd defer to the expert medical professionals.

But in my case, having been there in 2018, it was more like: see four ortho docs, get four different opinions. The younger ortho doc who...
03-17-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By canklecat

I use the Elite HRV app with my Wahoo Tickr and...

I use the Elite HRV app with my Wahoo Tickr and phone, most mornings and, occasionally, after a workout. It's kinda-sorta useful, about as much as heart rate is useful. It's not the sole factor in my...
03-16-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By canklecat

It could be the spring. I have an inexpensive...

It could be the spring. I have an inexpensive Tektro linear pull brake set on one bike and need to re-tension the brake springs every few months. I've seen the same thing on entry level bikes ridden...
Forum: Foo
03-15-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 59,978
Posted By canklecat

Hagler's death seems premature at age 66. He took...

Hagler's death seems premature at age 66. He took good care of himself, retired at the right time, did everything right. We've lost another elder statesmen from a golden era of boxing.

I followed...
03-15-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,145
Posted By canklecat

Anyone who thinks you can just ride a back...

Anyone who thinks you can just ride a back problem into shape needs to tell Egan Bernal to quit wasting time on physical therapy for his injury induced scoliosis. Heck, he's only a youngster. What do...
03-13-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 946
Posted By canklecat

If you don't have any cable liner handy, a cotton...

If you don't have any cable liner handy, a cotton swab with hollow plastic stem will do. That's what I use on my bikes after my last bit of cable liner ran out. Snip off the cotton ball ends. The...
Forum: Foo
03-11-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,864
Posted By canklecat

That would be like a bullseye for the determined...

That would be like a bullseye for the determined anti-vaxxer plague rats in my area. They're so easily triggered they'd be waving crucifixes at me hollering "Begone, spawn of Satan!"
03-11-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,145
Posted By canklecat

Check the Bowflex channel on YouTube...

Check the Bowflex channel on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/c/bowflex/search?query=back) for exercises. Best I've found on YouTube -- no need for any Bowflex equipment, succinct, organized and...
03-11-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 472
Posted By canklecat

The trick to friction shifting from a smaller...

The trick to friction shifting from a smaller rear cog to larger cog is to ease off pedaling pressure for just a moment while shifting. Feel for the slight resistance as the chain encounters the side...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-21, 04:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 727
Posted By canklecat

Check discount clothing/department stores like...

Check discount clothing/department stores like Ross, Marshalls, Burlington, etc. I see short finger cycling type gloves in the sporting goods aisles there pretty much every visit. Usually the gloves...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-21, 04:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 788
Posted By canklecat

I don't think I've ridden a bike since the first...

I don't think I've ridden a bike since the first week of February, just before our Arctic blast froze Texas for a week. I've cut way back on cycling since autumn 2020 to give an old neck injury time...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-21, 04:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,689
Posted By canklecat

Spotti...

Spotti (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07G9F2Q23/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1) makes a good below the knee length bib. I've worn it for a couple of years for cool and cold...
03-09-21, 03:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By canklecat

The website may be poorly designed but the...

The website may be poorly designed but the TwoFish mounting blocks are good. I use 'em for my Light & Motion Urban lights after the original mounts cracked. No problems.
03-04-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By canklecat

Sounds like Trainer Road may be responding to one...

Sounds like Trainer Road may be responding to one of the common criticisms of their programs.

https://youtu.be/C0n-nnRbFBs
03-03-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 900
Posted By canklecat

Check the wheel spokes too. A couple of years ago...

Check the wheel spokes too. A couple of years ago after overhauling everything on one bike I finally traced the creak down to friction between black-coated spokes at the crossings. Smearing a bit of...
02-28-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By canklecat

Joint instability can be aggravated by pain....

Joint instability can be aggravated by pain. We'll compensate by adopting ergonomically poor postures and motions to reduce the pain. That's okay for escaping emergencies, but bad pookie long term.
...
02-27-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,233
Posted By canklecat

SunRace chromed cassettes and freewheels have...

SunRace chromed cassettes and freewheels have performed very well for me on a few bikes over the past few years with older Suntour and newer Shimano components. Great values.

Can't say the same...
Forum: Foo
02-26-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 771
Posted By canklecat

Billy Graham wasn't as bad as those charlatans....

Billy Graham wasn't as bad as those charlatans. That doesn't make him good for insinuating himself into the White House whenever possible.

While he masked his biased agenda as a generic "spiritual...
02-26-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,084
Posted By canklecat

Most drivers operate in personal...

Most drivers operate in personal threat-assessment mode, without regard to anyone else's safety or convenience. Same, regardless of whether they're passing, pulling into the road from driveways and...
Forum: Foo
02-26-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 771
Posted By canklecat

Besides the above example in Wikipedia -- just...

Besides the above example in Wikipedia -- just off the top of my head, without Googling for other examples of how the media participated in mocking Carter during his presidency, including repeating...
Forum: Foo
02-25-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 771
Posted By canklecat

I had just joined the Navy when Carter was...

I had just joined the Navy when Carter was campaigning for president and wasn't surprised to see him win, as the nation was exhausted from seemingly endless wars and political corruption punctuated...
Forum: Foo
02-25-21, 12:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 509
Posted By canklecat

Mine is plastic jugs from cat litter, filled with...

Mine is plastic jugs from cat litter, filled with water to use for dumbbell and *some* kettlebell exercises. I don't do overhead swings with jugs filled with water inside the apartment.

I keep...
02-24-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By canklecat

Sounds like a good resolution. You'll like 'em. I...

Sounds like a good resolution. You'll like 'em. I put a set on my hybrid with Nitto Albatross upright swept bars. I can shift using my little finger to pull up, and palm to push down, while keeping...
Forum: Foo
02-23-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 506
Posted By canklecat

He got lucky because the cat was weakened from...

He got lucky because the cat was weakened from malnutrition. Never count on that trick to work -- grabbing any cat, including domestic housecats by the neck scruff. I guarantee it does not work with...
Forum: Foo
02-19-21, 01:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,029
Posted By canklecat

If you're invested in a neighborhood, don't want...

If you're invested in a neighborhood, don't want to move, but want to clean it up, the best route is administrative. Petition to change the zoning laws to forbid certain types of businesses. Or put...
Forum: Foo
02-15-21, 02:48 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,198
Posted By canklecat

Even after that massive pileup and fatalities in...

Even after that massive pileup and fatalities in Fort Worth, it made little difference in people's driving. I walked around Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, partly for exercise, partly to check on...
Forum: Foo
02-15-21, 02:42 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,686
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, it's brutal here in the D/FW area. My...

Yeah, it's brutal here in the D/FW area. My mini-weather station says 12F outside now with wind chill around -7F. About 6" snow. For this area that's uncommon and harsh. I'm expecting plumbing...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-21, 04:15 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,028
Posted By canklecat

Ever listen to Froome, in full context, in most...

Ever listen to Froome, in full context, in most video and audio interviews? The guy has a career as a diplomat ahead of him. He's typically very measured, rarely misspeaks himself or says anything...
Forum: Foo
02-09-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,876
Posted By canklecat

After my January post about the guy looking for a...

After my January post about the guy looking for a no-mask gym, a family member (also a COVID denialist and anti-masker) upped the ante on knuckleheadedness. He posted a whine about Planet Fitness'...
01-28-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,140
Posted By canklecat

See a doctor, pronto. Could be a pinched nerve in...

See a doctor, pronto. Could be a pinched nerve in your neck, could be a eye problem, could be a lot of things.
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