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10-19-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By canklecat

Try some Arundel Synth Gecko...

Try some Arundel Synth Gecko (https://www.arundelbike.com/product/synth-gecko/) bar wrap. The entire wrap is thick, soft, resilient and durable, probably as good as gel pads. No adhesive, the...
10-19-19, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 211
Posted By canklecat

Best stuff by far I've tried is LA's Totally...

Best stuff by far I've tried is LA's Totally Awesome Grill & Oven Cleaner. Big pump spray bottle, costs a whole buck at Dollartree. Works on white hoods, white cable housings, pretty well on a white...
10-19-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By canklecat

Dunno, mebbe check your previous identical thread...

Dunno, mebbe check your previous identical thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1184764-road-rash-tattooing.html) under another alias? Maybe reply to the comments on that...
10-19-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By canklecat

Glad he's okay. Hopefully this'll put an end...

Glad he's okay.

Hopefully this'll put an end to that myth about "tuck and roll" or whatever nonsense MUPpets and weekend warriors spout to claim superhuman reflexes will minimize injuries --...
10-19-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,238
Posted By canklecat

It will take a well designed robot "cyclist"...

It will take a well designed robot "cyclist" capable of mimicking human pedaling characteristics to settle the debate over eccentric chainrings. It'll need to be able to apply consistent power while...
10-19-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,585
Posted By canklecat

Exactly. All that stuff about tuck and roll,...

Exactly. All that stuff about tuck and roll, blah-blah-blah, is BS.

If Eddy Merckx, the most skilled and accomplished cyclist in history, can't avoid striking his head when he falls, what hope is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 619
Posted By canklecat

Yup, almost everyone I ride with uses Conti...

Yup, almost everyone I ride with uses Conti Gatorskins on their road bikes, at least for the longer weekend 30-60 mile rural routes where we often ride the wide shoulders or occasionally scoot over...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 04:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Posted By canklecat

Strava have only hinted at some unspecified...

Strava have only hinted at some unspecified stability issues, but I'm betting their primary concern is security. A number of articles this year have discussed Bluetooth vulnerabilities. Strava may...
10-18-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 500
Posted By canklecat

Strava is terrific. Lots of great features in the...

Strava is terrific. Lots of great features in the freebie version.

Besides tracking my fitness, it's good as a social network minus the politics and hot button issues that plague Facebook and...
10-18-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,585
Posted By canklecat

Incidentally, one other thing to watch for with a...

Incidentally, one other thing to watch for with a broken neck -- weird reactions due to nerve pressure.

In my case, between the neck injury and thyroid, my blood pressure and heart rate have been...
10-18-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,585
Posted By canklecat

After my injury last year, a friend gave me an...

After my injury last year, a friend gave me an old Cycleops magnetic trainer that had been gathering dust and rust in his garage. Cleaned up nicely, works great.

Looking back at Strava, I was hit...
10-18-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7,456
Views: 662,736
Posted By canklecat

Another BFer had a bunch of aero bars for sale...

Another BFer had a bunch of aero bars for sale recently, very affordable (Scott and, I think, Profile). But I think he said they were going to a donation center or dumpster if nobody claimed them....
10-18-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By canklecat

Yup, be sure your chain and cassette are...

Yup, be sure your chain and cassette are compatible. Often skipping is blamed on "worn" cogs and/or chains, but often it's just a mismatch.

Usually it's safest to go with Shimano chains for...
10-18-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By canklecat

Should be standard sizing. Those early-mid 1990s...

Should be standard sizing. Those early-mid 1990s Trek OCLV 5xxx series frames were horizontal top tubes, conventional diamond frame. Mine, at least, rides and feels like my '89 Ironman -- just 5 lbs...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,343
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, I'd need wider tires. About 6 feet wide.

Yeah, I'd need wider tires. About 6 feet wide.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By canklecat

Neoprene ear covers -- springy frame, goes behind...

Neoprene ear covers -- springy frame, goes behind my head, under my ponytail. Holds fine, cuts down on wind noise but it's mostly to keep my ears warm. For really cold days I wear a beanie with my...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 996
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, getting dropped, the exhausting surges and...

Ditto, getting dropped, the exhausting surges and twitchy handling skills of some Cat 5 riders. But that's part of the game. If you're a slow starter (I am), warm up well beforehand. Some crits will...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,259
Posted By canklecat

I had to think back to the last time I really...

I had to think back to the last time I really felt disoriented by heights and it was about 20 or so years ago driving to Colorado. Texas is mostly flat so any mountains seem impressive.

And I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 405
Posted By canklecat

Check out Przewalski shorts and bibs on Amazon....

Check out Przewalski shorts and bibs on Amazon. Only $20-$30, with the most comfortable pad I've ever worn. Overall quality is remarkably good for the money.

My only quibble is the leg length is a...
10-17-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By canklecat

Nice project. Wish I knew someone that would fit....

Nice project. Wish I knew someone that would fit. The one guy I'm trying to talk into a road bike would need a 52 or 54. He's strong and fast, a little guy and natural climber, but he prefers his...
10-16-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 153,046
Posted By canklecat

I saw Walton riding at the Tecate-Ensenada that...

I saw Walton riding at the Tecate-Ensenada that year. He sailed right by me on a climb. I was surprised to see a big guy climb that well.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 619
Posted By canklecat

Continental Ultra Sport II. Good and cheap. I've...

Continental Ultra Sport II. Good and cheap. I've used them in 700x23 and x25 on both road bikes for a couple of years. Good grip, acceptable rolling resistance, very durable.

Sidewalls are...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,259
Posted By canklecat

Very common fear. English cycling champ Emma...

Very common fear. English cycling champ Emma Pooley has talked about her fear of descending, which offset her excellent climbing skill.

Like many folks I have recurring dreams about heights,...
10-16-19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,582
Posted By canklecat

I go back and forth between legs and lungs....

I go back and forth between legs and lungs. Between the two, burning lungs feels more painful than burning legs. After awhile the legs go beyond burning and just go numb. But the lungs -- actually...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 996
Posted By canklecat

At 5'11" and 150 lbs I'm pretty skinny, with...

At 5'11" and 150 lbs I'm pretty skinny, with ridiculous bird legs -- most of my weight is upper body where it does no good in cycling. I get passed all the time on flats and downhills by big guys...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,343
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, regarding punctures, I haven't experienced...

Yeah, regarding punctures, I haven't experienced any more punctures at lower pressure than high or max pressure. But I weigh 150 now, which may help. I weighed 175 when I resumed cycling in 2015...
10-15-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,585
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: 28
Views: 2,238
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: 49
Views: 1,585
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: 35
Views: 839
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: 43
Views: 794
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: 280
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: 30
Views: 1,199
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: 124
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: 30
Views: 1,199
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: 32
Views: 896
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: 386
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: 35
Views: 839
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: 436
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: 35
Views: 1,343
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: 18
Views: 1,761
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: 28
Views: 2,238
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: 447
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: 127
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: 220
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: 11
Views: 273
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: 27
Views: 592
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: 64
Views: 2,856
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: 652
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: 35
Views: 839
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:...
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