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10-30-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By canklecat

Nice. I'm still regretting missing out on an...

Nice. I'm still regretting missing out on an early green Kona Lava Dome, rigid fork, a couple of years ago around Jan-Feb. Saw it in a pawn shop but they were asking $350. I noticed the tag was...
10-29-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 495
Posted By canklecat

If both chainrings are slightly off by the same...

If both chainrings are slightly off by the same amount, I'll just remove the cranks and reorient them on the four spindle flats until I find a combo with the least wobble. So far, so good, on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 664
Posted By canklecat

Try latex tubes. My bikes max out at 700x25, so...

Try latex tubes. My bikes max out at 700x25, so my only option for softening the ride on our increasingly rough chipsealed roads was to try latex tubes. Really helped. I'm not strong enough to notice...
10-28-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,349
Posted By canklecat

I think I was motivated to improve my ability to...

I think I was motivated to improve my ability to pedal while standing by watching the gym room at the Y during a water break on a group ride. I saw a somewhat overweight middle aged guy killing it on...
10-27-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Posted By canklecat

I considered the Paul thumby adapters for my...

I considered the Paul thumby adapters for my Shimano bar-end shifters a couplafew years ago but arthritic thumbs forced me to reconsider. I was already having some difficulty with my existing Shimano...
10-27-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9,423
Views: 913,281
Posted By canklecat

Have you seen any of Tony's band videos on...

Have you seen any of Tony's band videos on YouTube? Check out their Live at Antone's video, and others. Besides playing bass, he has a slick emcee patter too. They do a medley of every major regional...
Forum: Foo
10-27-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 572
Posted By canklecat

The reason for the wok, or any tall sided...

The reason for the wok, or any tall sided skillet, is to make it easier to flip the beans regularly while roasting. No need for a spatula. Just carefully shake and flip while heating.

It's usually...
Forum: Foo
10-27-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 572
Posted By canklecat

The beans I got were very low in chaff, and I...

The beans I got were very low in chaff, and I just blew it away. I didn't worry about the rest. It was still better than pre-roasted beans that were sitting around at the store.

I never minded the...
10-27-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,160
Posted By canklecat

Well, I did leave about half a dozen on the peg...

Well, I did leave about half a dozen on the peg board at REI. Someone else grabbed the rest.

I'm betting a next-tier manufacturer like SunRace or one of the many anonymous China based makers will...
Forum: Foo
10-27-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 210
Posted By canklecat

MVNO = Mobile Virtual Network Operator. ...

MVNO = Mobile Virtual Network Operator.

There are four major network operators which own and/or manage physical infrastructure in the US: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprints. A few others that are...
Forum: Foo
10-27-20, 02:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 210
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, I had Verizon for awhile in 2017-early '18...

Yeah, I had Verizon for awhile in 2017-early '18 and they were terrific. Costs more but excellent customer service. After I met the requirements for unlocking my prepaid phone they gave me the unlock...
Forum: Foo
10-27-20, 02:28 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 53,267
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, Loma looked under-prepared. He looked like...

Yeah, Loma looked under-prepared. He looked like the pandemic layoff had hindered his usual prep and vibe. Frankly he looked soft, very little muscle definition. Not fat, but not cut. Mostly he...
Forum: Foo
10-27-20, 02:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 572
Posted By canklecat

I'm low tech. I learned to roast beans on the...

I'm low tech. I learned to roast beans on the cheap from the first, and then only, place in San Diego that sold green coffee beans in the 1970s, an old Israeli fellow. He said just use my wok, it...
10-27-20, 02:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,334
Posted By canklecat

Sure is Boomer in here. Now if y'all will...

Sure is Boomer in here.

Now if y'all will pardon me, I have some cassette tapes to transfer to CD.
10-27-20, 01:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 316
Posted By canklecat

Turns out youth isn't always bulletproof. Egan...

Turns out youth isn't always bulletproof. Egan Bernal is facing extended rehab to fix a problem I've had for years -- scoliosis, mostly exacerbated by having one leg shorter than the other, combined...
10-27-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,349
Posted By canklecat

When my legs got strong enough to stand to pedal...

When my legs got strong enough to stand to pedal for climbs and sprints, I noticed my balance was terrible. That turned out to be mostly related to the short stems I preferred for comfort while...
10-27-20, 01:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, I've been walking more recently, cutting...

Yeah, I've been walking more recently, cutting back just a little on cycling. Rather than 2-3 hour rides I'm doing 2-3 rides a week of 60-90 minutes at hard effort. An old neck injury makes it...
10-27-20, 12:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,160
Posted By canklecat

I've avoided hoarding, mostly just stocking up as...

I've avoided hoarding, mostly just stocking up as needed on what I'd realistically use within a year or so: tubes, chains, tires.

If necessary I can semi-retire worn tires and chains by handing...
10-26-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 624
Posted By canklecat

The one time I've had a tube pop in a mounted and...

The one time I've had a tube pop in a mounted and inflated tire, just sitting in the room, was because I continued using a tire that fit way too loosely on the rim. The tube sneaked out between the...
10-26-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By canklecat

That sounds exhausting. Best wishes. I was a lot...

That sounds exhausting. Best wishes. I was a lot younger when I had to scrape by for days on little or no sleep, between emergency repairs to our rural home (mostly flood control since we were on a...
10-26-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 650
Posted By canklecat

FWIW, my Suntour GPX derailleurs played nicely...

FWIW, my Suntour GPX derailleurs played nicely with a set of Shimano L-422 Light Action friction shifters. I tried that setup for a month this summer, just for giggles, since I had the shifters in a...
10-26-20, 12:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 624
Posted By canklecat

I don't doubt there are some defective tubes. I...

I don't doubt there are some defective tubes. I just can't definitively say I've experienced a failure due to a defective tube. So far every puncture I've had, including on the rim-facing side, has...
10-25-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By canklecat

There are several lubes containing PTFE. The main...

There are several lubes containing PTFE. The main difference is the carrier/solvent/oil. Dry PTFE powder feels slick and a bit soapy.

Tri-Flow is the messiest I've tried. Smells better than most...
10-25-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,810
Posted By canklecat

Using my bathroom scale guesstimates... ...

Using my bathroom scale guesstimates...

Ironman with Look pedals and bottle cages weighs around 25 lbs. Varies a bit depending on saddle, tubes and tires. It was lighter with the original Araya...
10-25-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9,423
Views: 913,281
Posted By canklecat

Frame looks good but the chain, freewheel and...

Frame looks good but the chain, freewheel and various fasteners look like it's been stored outdoors for years -- maybe under an awning or non-air conditioned garage, but outdoors.

Even by SoCal...
10-25-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9,423
Views: 913,281
Posted By canklecat

Phil Dunphy is my spirit animal. Whenever I feel...

Phil Dunphy is my spirit animal. Whenever I feel like I might be a little hip, I watch Modern Family and remember... oh, right...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 01:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By canklecat

Some basic brake cable housing can compress with...

Some basic brake cable housing can compress with every lever squeeze, feeling mushy. Some calipers work best with ferrules on the cable housing ends, some don't need ferrules and are too narrow to...
10-25-20, 12:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 820
Posted By canklecat

My older Reduce brand Cold One stainless thermos...

My older Reduce brand Cold One stainless thermos is a standard water bottle shape, fits my bike cages and will accept a water bottle lid with CamelBak or Polar type spout. It's heavy but sure keeps...
10-25-20, 12:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 507
Posted By canklecat

I've heard disputes about whether the folding...

I've heard disputes about whether the folding bead actually stretches.

When my folding tires get a bit easier to mount, it's because the rubber over the bead wears a bit, the rubber becomes a bit...
10-24-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,038
Posted By canklecat

On my hybrid I've ridden 700x32 Continental Sport...

On my hybrid I've ridden 700x32 Continental Sport Contact II and 700x42 (nominal, actually closer to 700x38) Conti Speed Rides. Both are very good in wet conditions.

The Sport Contact II (now...
10-24-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,381
Posted By canklecat

Jagwire cutters, which have an awl in the end of...

Jagwire cutters, which have an awl in the end of one grip for de-ovalizing the freshly cut housing. And I'll touch up the ends with jeweler's files to deburr and flatten 'em a bit. I'm a klutz with...
10-24-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
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...
10-24-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 507
Posted By canklecat

Depends on the tire model. With Conti Ultra...

Depends on the tire model.

With Conti Ultra Sport 2 folders I need a Kool Stop bead jack every time. Those things never get any easier to mount. Very common complaint from many users. The wire...
10-24-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
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Views: 318
Posted By canklecat

Yup, Vuelta inner chainring, 38 or 39. I have...

Yup, Vuelta inner chainring, 38 or 39. I have those too. Very good quality, equivalent to my Shimano and Suntour chainrings.

I've also using a 52T Biopace big ring and 38 or 39 Vuelta small ring...
10-24-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By canklecat

Change is inevitable to our familiar landscapes....

Change is inevitable to our familiar landscapes. We're here for a short time relative to the grand scheme of things. Any changes tend to throw us off kilter.

One of my favorite routes was nearly...
10-23-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,098
Posted By canklecat

Enjoyed a warm nighttime ride on a familiar...

Enjoyed a warm nighttime ride on a familiar route, less windy than usual.

Managed to avoid a buck with a handsome rack that darted across my path, along with two little 'uns following close by.
...
10-23-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,302
Posted By canklecat

Adidas Daily 2.0 sneakers -- I've worn a pair for...

Adidas Daily 2.0 sneakers -- I've worn a pair for about a year, very good for platform pedals and walking.
Five Ten Freeriders.
Some Merrell shoes.
10-23-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 910
Posted By canklecat

IIRC, when I first put clamp-on downtube shifters...

IIRC, when I first put clamp-on downtube shifters on my '76 Motobecane Mirage (it came with stem shifters), I used tape to protect the downtube for the trial rides until I settled on the position...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,789
Posted By canklecat

Sounds like Przewalski must have changed pads....

Sounds like Przewalski must have changed pads. Too bad. The original orange "3D" Dupont CoolMax pad they used around 2018 couldn't be described as minimalist. It was thick as an adult diaper, with...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,120
Posted By canklecat

Ankle socks under my kilt. Sometimes I'll wear...

Ankle socks under my kilt. Sometimes I'll wear merino wool ankle socks when I'm feeling extra fashy. I get Russell ankle socks with L and R on them so I don't waste time trying to remember which sock...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,351
Posted By canklecat

Deer darting across the road at night. I ride at...

Deer darting across the road at night. I ride at night a lot so my eyes are always bugged out, on stalks and my head is on a swivel.

Last night I had a close encounter with a buck with a hefty...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,142
Posted By canklecat

I haven't noticed any consistent difference in...

I haven't noticed any consistent difference in speed pedaling vs coasting. But I usually at least move my legs to keep them loosened up for the next climb. Doesn't take long for my legs to feel stiff...
10-23-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 733
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, 07:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 820
Posted By canklecat

I use electrolytes and fruity creatine powder mix...

I use electrolytes and fruity creatine powder mix in every bottle anyway, so it all overpowers any plasticky taste and odor. And it's impossible to completely remove that odor.

If I drank only...
10-23-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, the solvent/cleaner and lube stuff. Some...

Ditto, the solvent/cleaner and lube stuff. Some old greases congeal almost like soft plastic or rubber and can be difficult to dislodge. I'm in the process of cleaning the old grease from some DA...
10-23-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,271
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, 07:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 579
Posted By canklecat

Any makeshift method would have damaged my older...

Any makeshift method would have damaged my older Trek carbon fork and titanium Chris King headset crown race. It doesn't extend enough beyond the fork crown to wedge in any kind of handheld wedge,...
10-22-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,850
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: 3,982,904
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: 215
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...
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