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10-15-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 170
Posted By canklecat

Let's just say I was extremely lucky. ...

Let's just say I was extremely lucky.

Besides the injury (my compact car was t-boned at 50+ mph by a full size SUV that ran a red light), everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong --...
10-15-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,939
Posted By canklecat

I'd heard some reports of shifting problems with...

I'd heard some reports of shifting problems with Biopace but haven't had any problems myself, even after re-orienting the 52T ring. But as other folks noted the Biopace chainrings aren't as extreme...
10-15-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 170
Posted By canklecat

Yikes. Best wishes for recovery. My C1 and...

Yikes. Best wishes for recovery.

My C1 and C2 were damaged in 2001, with the C2 splintered into 3 pieces. Then it was re-injured last year when I was hit by a car. Literally a pain in the neck,...
Forum: Foo
10-15-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 737
Posted By canklecat

FWIW, I always though John Bonham's strength was...

FWIW, I always though John Bonham's strength was playing slightly off the beat, creating a chugging funk like any authentic bar blues band. Black Dog was probably the best example but he used that...
10-15-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 152
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, I'd already switched long ago to recording...

Yeah, I'd already switched long ago to recording rides using Wahoo Fitness. Works with every sensor I've tried so far. Then I upload the logs to Strava. Wahoo Fitness is lower resource, lower power...
10-15-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By canklecat

To see with, or to be seen? For example, I'm...

To see with, or to be seen? For example, I'm considering a better to-see headlamp because I ride so often at night in rural areas with lots of critters.

To see with, many folks seem satisfied with...
10-15-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By canklecat

I might put my mom's ashes inside the mannequin...

I might put my mom's ashes inside the mannequin head. She never liked me riding bikes anyway.
10-15-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By canklecat

Check out the Bryton computers...

Check out the Bryton computers (https://www.brytonsport.com/#/products). Their top end models run about half the price of comparable Garmin or Wahoo. And their lower end models offer more features...
10-15-19, 03:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By canklecat

Give to a friend or family member. Donate. If you...

Give to a friend or family member. Donate. If you participate in any casual group rides like the monthly Critical Mass in some cities you'll find some bareheaded folks. Maybe one of them will use it....
10-15-19, 03:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 502
Posted By canklecat

Olympus Tough Cams. Not the best at anything, but...

Olympus Tough Cams. Not the best at anything, but the best overall package for hard use conditions like cycling, hiking, camping, etc. I have all kinds of compact and midsize digicams, including some...
10-15-19, 02:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By canklecat

Yup, after watching a bunch of videos on carbon...

Yup, after watching a bunch of videos on carbon fiber flaws and repairs, I'm a bit more confident in repairs but horrified about the shoddy quality control in some of the industry. Watch some...
Forum: Foo
10-15-19, 02:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 737
Posted By canklecat

Yup, I also re-watched the 2005 Royal Albert Hall...

Yup, I also re-watched the 2005 Royal Albert Hall reunion concert -- outstanding, and possibly better than their first incarnation, although the better production value of the 2005 show may have made...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 01:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 378
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, I'm considering that new Motobecane Gran...

Yeah, I'm considering that new Motobecane Gran Premio Pro with Ultegra group because it seems to be a bargain in a steel frame with excellent components. But I'm a longtime fan of steel anyway. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 12:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By canklecat

One theory says the increased comfort from...

One theory says the increased comfort from "softer" tires may translate to less fatigue and more efficiency over distance.

That's the only theory that seems to apply to my real world riding. Along...
10-14-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,470
Posted By canklecat

Nice wheelset and good price. If I didn't already...

Nice wheelset and good price. If I didn't already have two similar wheelsets I'd be tempted. On the '89 Ironman I have the same original Suntour GPX hubs laced to Araya CTL-370 "Super Hard" rims. The...
10-14-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,939
Posted By canklecat

Since my July post I've experimented with...

Since my July post I've experimented with re-orienting the alloy road style Biopace 52/42 double. With the typical 5-bolt pattern we're limited to shifts of 72 degrees.

The 42T small Biopace...
10-14-19, 12:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By canklecat

Yup, coping with chronic pain is frustrating....

Yup, coping with chronic pain is frustrating. More so nowadays with anti-opiate hysteria tainting the issue. Too many doctors and nurses assume complaints about pain are hidden ploys to get doped up....
Forum: Foo
10-13-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By canklecat

Her longevity is remarkable. Most girls -- and at...

Her longevity is remarkable. Most girls -- and at the elite level of women's gymnastics they are mostly girls -- can't sustain elite level performances beyond their late teens. Biles is an exception....
Forum: Foo
10-13-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 198
Posted By canklecat

Forster was the last of his kind, the mold that...

Forster was the last of his kind, the mold that turned out lantern-jawed tough guys with a sensitive streak like John Garfield and Mike Connors. Forster may have been the best actor of the bunch.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By canklecat

33 miles for Thursday's club ride. Caught in the...

33 miles for Thursday's club ride. Caught in the rain the final 8 miles or so but felt good -- temperature was still in the 80s. Slowed by another rider's multiple puncture flats but that was okay --...
Forum: Foo
10-13-19, 03:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 262
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, it was in the 90s here all week and I'm...

Yeah, it was in the 90s here all week and I'm accustomed to the heat.

Then early Saturday morning I started with temp around 37. Couldn't breathe, couldn't get my legs warmed up, could barely...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,772
Posted By canklecat

Here in North Central Texas the winter flip flops...

Here in North Central Texas the winter flip flops constantly. A couple of days ago I rode in 100F heat. This morning, 37F. The sudden change provoked an asthma attack but it just takes a little time...
10-12-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 543
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, the above. Personally, I wouldn't...

Ditto, the above.

Personally, I wouldn't ride bikes to lose weight. I ride bikes to have fun. Any other benefits are side effects.

I was up to 205 lbs 15 years ago. My optimal weight is 145....
Forum: Foo
10-12-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 737
Posted By canklecat

I watched the Ginger Baker documentary, "Beward...

I watched the Ginger Baker documentary, "Beward of Mr. Baker," recently, hoping to gain some insight into why he's so highly regarded as a drummer. I came away with my previous impression reinforced:...
10-11-19, 04:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 321
Posted By canklecat

Tide Ultra. Best stuff I've used. Occasionally...

Tide Ultra. Best stuff I've used. Occasionally peroxide will help with some stains, such as blood, pet urine, etc. But Tide Ultra is the best of the best so far, including compared with other...
10-11-19, 04:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,753
Posted By canklecat

Absolute top speed, regardless of conditions?...

Absolute top speed, regardless of conditions? Just over 40 mph on a 2% downhill with a tailwind. But since then I've switched chainrings and freewheels to be more suitable for all around riding and...
10-11-19, 03:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By canklecat

I used plain Gulf wax/paraffin for a couplafew...

I used plain Gulf wax/paraffin for a couplafew years in a small crock pot. Works great, very clean. But I need to replace that crock pot.

Meanwhile I've been looking for a premixed liquid wax. I...
10-11-19, 03:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,321
Posted By canklecat

I hate running. I'd rather ride a full century on...

I hate running. I'd rather ride a full century on a summer day than run a mile. And have done. Old neck injury with permanent C1-C2 damage makes running painful. Ditto mountain biking and serious...
10-11-19, 03:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,168
Posted By canklecat

Nashbar Earl Grey: Pretty good floor pump and a...

Nashbar Earl Grey: Pretty good floor pump and a bargain for the $25 or so it cost. It's been used for every ride for four years, about 4-5 times a week. Seems to be geared toward high pressure tires...
10-10-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By canklecat

Carbon assembly paste like Park's SAC-2 helps...

Carbon assembly paste like Park's SAC-2 helps grip without excessive torque. I couldn't keep a titanium seat post in a carbon Trek 5900 from slipping until I used a little SAC-2.

There are a...
10-10-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By canklecat

Good point. I see from a couple of wheel makers...

Good point. I see from a couple of wheel makers they offer both brass and alloy nipples. I weigh 150 and so far haven't broken much from regular use -- one broken spoke in 4 years on a cheap single...
10-10-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By canklecat

Thanks, all, for the suggestions. Yup, I...

Thanks, all, for the suggestions.

Yup, I considered TT/tri-bike stuff since some folks lose interest or get upgrade fever. But there's no particular season here since we have plenty of good riding...
10-10-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,799
Posted By canklecat

True. Fires, catastrophes and Mad Max tribal...

True. Fires, catastrophes and Mad Max tribal rampages are a bit out of the ordinary for most MUPs, although I've heard folks in some parts of the country say that's more or less normal.

The worst...
10-10-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,799
Posted By canklecat

IOW, just another day on the MUP. They're...

IOW, just another day on the MUP.

They're all like that. Always have been.

Sure, some days are better than others. But any unregulated shared resource eventually devolves to the condition...
10-10-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,753
Posted By canklecat

Being rested and ready to go. Temperature in...

Being rested and ready to go.

Temperature in the 70s.

About 30-60 minutes to warm up, unless I want to warm up on the trainer. I'm a very slow starter.

Either no wind or a good steady wind...
Forum: Foo
10-10-19, 05:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,021
Posted By canklecat

Just remembering any extended family reunion...

Just remembering any extended family reunion would put me off the idea of trying diversity training. The longer between visits and farther the distance, the better off we are.

Over the years I've...
10-09-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By canklecat

Recommendations for cheap sorta-aero wheelset

Looking for recommendations for wheelsets costing $200 or less for the set. I'd prefer rim profile around 30mm, and flat blade aero spokes. These will be either for only occasional use (fast group...
10-09-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,365
Posted By canklecat

Yup, I have a Shimano 7-speed 14-28 MF TZ21...

Yup, I have a Shimano 7-speed 14-28 MF TZ21 freewheel on my '93 Trek 5900 (not the original wheelset, shifters or most components). Good freewheel, works fine with a KMC Z-72 chain and correct...
Forum: Foo
10-09-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By canklecat

There's still a herd of longhorns not far from...

There's still a herd of longhorns not far from here in a section of the old Walsh Ranch. Most of the ranch has been split up into residential and commercial development, but they've maintained this...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,195
Posted By canklecat

Optimal tire pressure will always involve some...

Optimal tire pressure will always involve some guesswork.

Last week's urban group ride bashed across some unexpectedly rough railroad tracks. Two riders got pinch flats. One weighed no more than...
10-09-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,622
Posted By canklecat

Also, the Soma Highway One handlebar...

Also, the Soma Highway One handlebar (https://www.somafab.com/archives/product/highway-1-bar) is among the few compact drop bars (shorter reach across the top, shorter drop between top and bottom...
10-09-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,622
Posted By canklecat

I had similar problems when I got my first road...

I had similar problems when I got my first road bike in 30+ years back in 2017 (a Centurion Ironman, standard 1980s road bike like yours). I had chronic pain and poor flexibility in my neck and back...
10-09-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 846
Posted By canklecat

For my all-powder protein and supplements, I just...

For my all-powder protein and supplements, I just use a stainless steel bottle with tight fitting sealed threaded cap. No mixer/blender doodads inside the bottle. I shake it for about a minute. Works...
10-09-19, 12:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 846
Posted By canklecat

Yup, pretty much every day for more than a year....

Yup, pretty much every day for more than a year. I started last year after a swollen thyroid (cancer, removed with surgery) compressed and distorted my esophagus, making it difficult to swallow solid...
10-08-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By canklecat

Swept bars and bar-end shifters. That's what I...

Swept bars and bar-end shifters. That's what I put on my early '90s diamond frame Univega. Nitto albatross bar, Shimano bar-end shifters, 8-speed cassette. No problem with the front triple -- the...
Forum: Foo
10-08-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 424
Posted By canklecat

If you're on the 911 system you're on the grid....

If you're on the 911 system you're on the grid. Just give them the physical address and take as many deliveries as possible there. That's what we did years ago when I lived in a rural area.

There...
Forum: Foo
10-08-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 41,329
Posted By canklecat

Yup, rules changes, gloves and TV have changed...

Yup, rules changes, gloves and TV have changed boxing to the point that most folks seem to prefer mindless slugging over boxing mastery.

Personally I'd like to see a return to old school boxing,...
10-08-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 757
Posted By canklecat

If you don't want to use, or don't have access...

If you don't want to use, or don't have access to, petroleum distillates, try a pump spray oven/grill cleaner. I use some stuff from the dollar store that's advertised as a "citrus" cleaner but from...
10-08-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,129
Posted By canklecat

When all else fails, check the engine. ...

When all else fails, check the engine.

Seriously, not kidding. If you ever suffer from allergies, sinus congestion or any issues that may affect balance, it can feel like something's wrong with...
10-08-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By canklecat

Coasting ticking sounds vary a lot. I haven't...

Coasting ticking sounds vary a lot. I haven't ridden a SunRace cassette but do have three SunRace freewheels. They all run much more quietly when coasting than my Suntour and Shimano freewheels and...
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