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Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 809
Posted By canklecat

It's not quite the same as motor vehicle...

It's not quite the same as motor vehicle headlights. Those are required to meet certain standards including lenses to shape the beam, cutoffs and aiming (seldom enforced in my area -- Texas seems to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By canklecat

Try a Timber mountain bike bell...

Try a Timber mountain bike bell (https://www.mtbbell.com/). It rings continuously when "turned on," and can be muted by flipping a lever. Ringing depends on the terrain and angle of the bell. Sounds...
09-23-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By canklecat

Yup. Standard cranks and spider. You can mix...

Yup. Standard cranks and spider. You can mix Biopace and standard round rings too, although some combos work well and others don't. It can be tricky to adjust the front derailleur to get reliable...
09-23-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By canklecat

If you want to minimize padding and thickness,...

If you want to minimize padding and thickness, try an old inner tube. Cut it into strips like bar wrap. Use that as the base layer. Then wrap whatever cosmetically appealing wrap you like on top....
09-23-21, 04:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 629
Posted By canklecat

Baby bottle brush for quick cleaning. I'll fill...

Baby bottle brush for quick cleaning. I'll fill 'em with hot water and a little Dawn or other dish soap, shake 'em up, squirt the soapy water through the lid several times, then rinse.

As noted...
09-23-21, 04:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 281
Posted By canklecat

Cat litter mat by the front door. I had one that...

Cat litter mat by the front door. I had one that was basically astroturf but looked more like brownish natural material. It was almost too efficient, and hard to clean, even beating it with a stick...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 04:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By canklecat

Wider tires will fit, but as described above,...

Wider tires will fit, but as described above, handling may suffer. Whether you notice depends on your terrain and how you ride.

My favorite inexpensive hybrid tires are Continental SpeedRides,...
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 03:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 268
Posted By canklecat

I jogged 5 miles Wednesday early afternoon when...

I jogged 5 miles Wednesday early afternoon when the temperature was 80 degrees. After jogging all summer in midday heat ranging from 90-105 degrees, it actually felt cool. I barely worked up a sweat....
09-22-21, 03:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By canklecat

Regarding a few questions and concerns about...

Regarding a few questions and concerns about latex tubes...

Installation
Silca, Vittoria and others claim latex tubes are more resistant to punctures. I can't disagree. I've had only one puncture...
09-22-21, 02:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 860
Posted By canklecat

Another alternative -- shorts or bibs with...

Another alternative -- shorts or bibs with pockets.

A few months ago I noticed Cerotipolar shorts and bibs on Amazon -- low priced but good quality, comparable to Przewalski shorts and bibs which...
09-22-21, 02:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 642
Posted By canklecat

Eventually I'll box up the bike stuff I'm not...

Eventually I'll box up the bike stuff I'm not using in a USPS flat rate box and charge actual shipping cost. There's a generous weight limit for whatever we can stuff into the box (70 pounds for...
Forum: Foo
09-22-21, 02:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By canklecat

Could be video editing, but probably an...

Could be video editing, but probably an electromagnet momentarily activated by the ball itself to ensure it's snagged back to the cup for another round.

Examine the arc of the ball as it...
Forum: Foo
09-22-21, 02:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 675
Posted By canklecat

Idaho has the worst COVID rates in the nation....

Idaho has the worst COVID rates in the nation. Not the most people in sheer numbers -- at the moment Florida and Michigan are fighting for that honor.

I follow the FB page for a retired...
Forum: Foo
09-22-21, 01:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 268
Posted By canklecat

I'm looking forward to cooler weather for walking...

I'm looking forward to cooler weather for walking and jogging... maybe even actual running if I'm in the mood. While I've continued doing alternating walking/jogging for 3-7 miles per session about...
09-22-21, 01:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By canklecat

I've gone for a 5-7 mile jog and, later, a 40...

I've gone for a 5-7 mile jog and, later, a 40 mile bike ride in the same day. And soaked in a hot bath with Epsom salts when I got home.

That's as close to a triathlon as I plan to get.
09-21-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 383
Posted By canklecat

None of us mere mortals will ever make a dent in...

None of us mere mortals will ever make a dent in those climbs ridden by pros, retired pros like Cookie Man and serious amateurs. I'd be satisfied if I finished those in less than 30 minutes. I'm not...
09-21-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By canklecat

The lightest butyl tubes I've used are...

The lightest butyl tubes I've used are Continental Race 28 Light, which are significantly thinner and lighter than the regular Conti Race 28.

And I've used latex tubes for just over a year on a...
09-21-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 860
Posted By canklecat

I tuck a bandana over my phone to keep it from...

I tuck a bandana over my phone to keep it from slipping out. So far, so good. Rubber bands work okay too. I've used rubber bands to hold my wallet in jerseys without a zipper or button pocket.

My...
Forum: Foo
09-20-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 462
Posted By canklecat

Norm's specialty was anti-humor and meta-humor....

Norm's specialty was anti-humor and meta-humor. The joke was making the joke as obvious as possible, then making a joke about the telling of the joke.

SNL was more conventional so his news schtick...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 316
Posted By canklecat

So far the only time I've seen that kind of tear...

So far the only time I've seen that kind of tear or rip in a tube was when I got careless seating the tire bead and the tube sneaked out between the rim and tire. Once that happens it'll quickly...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 10:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 557
Posted By canklecat

It's not unusual for some rims to pull through at...

It's not unusual for some rims to pull through at the spokes with cracking/splitting. Can't be repaired. Some 1980s-early '90s hard anodized low profile lightweight rims seemed more vulnerable.

I...
09-20-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 643
Posted By canklecat

Turns out that theory had some validity. Gear for...

Turns out that theory had some validity. Gear for the pros now leans toward larger pulleys, sometimes larger chainrings and cogs to avoid extreme bends in the chain to reduce drivetrain drag just a...
09-19-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 991
Posted By canklecat

Yup, some folks can do that. A riding buddy...

Yup, some folks can do that. A riding buddy carries only plain water and might drink half on our usual 26 mile weekday rides in summer, and might finish the bottle on a 50 mile summer ride. (Funny...
09-19-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By canklecat

Makes sense.

Makes sense.
09-19-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 991
Posted By canklecat

The electrolyte powder? Sure it does. I carry...

The electrolyte powder? Sure it does. I carry DripDrop (https://www.dripdrop.com/). It's made to the World Health Organization standard for Oral Rehydration Solutions. There are others, and we can...
Forum: Foo
09-19-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 525
Posted By canklecat

I was a mod on a couple of hobbyist forums when...

I was a mod on a couple of hobbyist forums when bots were occasionally being used to spam us, about 10 years ago. There are a few telltale differences between spam bots and human spammers.

The...
09-19-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By canklecat

Happens with Rock 'n' Roll Absolute Dry too. It...

Happens with Rock 'n' Roll Absolute Dry too. It appear to be just PTFE powder in naphtha. When the naphtha clears out the original chain lube and evaporates, it just leaves the PTFE powder. Still...
09-19-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By canklecat

Sometimes restarting the phone will clear up...

Sometimes restarting the phone will clear up Bluetooth connectivity problems. I've had to do that with my iPhone and Android phones.

Some apps and processes can interfere too. Usually we can't...
09-19-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By canklecat

Jangly chain noise is pretty common with dry...

Jangly chain noise is pretty common with dry waxed chains. Just the compromise we make for using wax rather than wet lubes. They're quiet for the first ride after a fresh waxing, but quickly sound...
09-19-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 991
Posted By canklecat

Do not trust drivers. Ever. I read comments on...

Do not trust drivers. Ever.
I read comments on the police/emergency reports of collisions and wrecks in my area. It's a good reminder of how many psychopaths are behind the wheel who regard cyclists...
09-19-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 893
Posted By canklecat

If you're a detail nerd, this 20 minute video...

If you're a detail nerd, this 20 minute video covers the shortage issue in depth.

Supply chain disruptions had a cascading effect throughout the global economy and manufacturing and shipping...
09-19-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By canklecat

Sounds like you'll have your hands full rescuing...

Sounds like you'll have your hands full rescuing your home and furniture, etc., first. So, ditto the suggestion to thoroughly rinse the bikes in fresh water to get rid of as much salt water and mud...
09-19-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,983
Posted By canklecat

I'd be happy if someone made faux-leather gloves...

I'd be happy if someone made faux-leather gloves using the same material used by Bontrager, Giro, Adidas and others as reinforcing on the palms of my minimalist gloves, and the synthetic mesh uppers...
09-19-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 643
Posted By canklecat

My 1970s Motobecane Mirage (1976 or '77) came...

My 1970s Motobecane Mirage (1976 or '77) came with 52/40 chainrings and 5-speed 14-30 freewheel. That seemed fine for the first year and probably suited most folks who bought a bike that was only one...
09-19-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, those DA 7402 downtube shifters ain't easy...

Yeah, those DA 7402 downtube shifters ain't easy to find in working condition. Surprised me. I figured there wouldn't be much demand for those and they'd be easy to find cheap. Nope. Those were...
09-19-21, 04:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By canklecat

Interesting question. I think I have those bits...

Interesting question. I think I have those bits and pieces in a box. I'm about to rebuild my '93 Trek 5900 with Dura Ace 8-speed stuff I've accumulated over the past year (finally got the front...
09-18-21, 02:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,176
Posted By canklecat

I've tried various sling and shoulder bags for...

I've tried various sling and shoulder bags for bike rides and hated 'em all. Mostly because of old neck and shoulder injuries -- I hate any weight on my neck. But on a small group ride Friday evening...
09-18-21, 01:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 386
Posted By canklecat

A cheap Kuyou knockoff 2 liter hydration backpack...

A cheap Kuyou knockoff 2 liter hydration backpack (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CTDZ8T4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1), cost about $15-$20. Works fine.

I used it once...
Forum: Foo
09-16-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 570
Posted By canklecat

I always anticipate deer and other critters,...

I always anticipate deer and other critters, especially at dawn and dusk. But they also tend to be active after midnight near highways with bright streetlights -- presumably it disrupts their sleep...
09-16-21, 02:21 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,577
Posted By canklecat

Depends on the bike, distance, etc. I prefer...

Depends on the bike, distance, etc.

I prefer latex tubes on my road bikes. Not so much for the slight speed advantage, but for comfort. My neck is busted up from injuries, and latex tubes with...
09-16-21, 02:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,339
Posted By canklecat

I like many things. ...

I like many things.

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Turtles. I liek them.
09-16-21, 02:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By canklecat

Assuming the road bikes you're trying are in safe...

Assuming the road bikes you're trying are in safe operating condition, sure, it takes a few rides to get accustomed to any unfamiliar bike.

Tonight I rode my 1980s steel road bike for the first...
09-15-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,942
Posted By canklecat

Looks like the "after" photo in a Hambini/Raoul...

Looks like the "after" photo in a Hambini/Raoul Luescher carbon fiber forensics/autopsy session.
09-15-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,470
Posted By canklecat

For catalogs, cranks should be aligned with the...

For catalogs, cranks should be aligned with the seat tube, with the drive side/camera-facing crank down to avoid blocking any markings on the seat tube or chain stay.

For personal online photos to...
Forum: Foo
09-14-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 462
Posted By canklecat

Damn. But I'm not surprised. Norm aged very...

Damn. But I'm not surprised. Norm aged very quickly the past 20 years and seemed to have lost his spark and energy within the past decade. Apparently he'd been battling cancer for years and very few...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By canklecat

Serfas Speed Bags...

Serfas Speed Bags (https://www.serfas.com/shop/products/bags/lt-1-small-speed-bag/). I've used the small and expandable medium for a few years, no problems with chafing.

In a minimalist bag, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,042
Posted By canklecat

Carry pepper spray and use it. You'll be doing...

Carry pepper spray and use it. You'll be doing the dog a favor. If the dog feels encouraged to keep chasing, eventually it'll be struck by a car and maimed or killed. Or eventually it'll attack a...
09-14-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,046
Posted By canklecat

I'd be surprised if elite level pro and amateur...

I'd be surprised if elite level pro and amateur cyclists breathed in any unusual way unless they were at lactate threshold. I've seen pros chatting almost normally while riding at a pace that would...
09-14-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,603
Posted By canklecat

To avoid dropping the chain on a climb,...

To avoid dropping the chain on a climb, especially undulating rollers, during a race. Happens more often than we realize, unless the race announcer sees and mentions it, or we're eagle-eyed enough to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 809
Posted By canklecat

100-300 lumens seems adequate for daytime...

100-300 lumens seems adequate for daytime traffic.

But judging by the MUP cyclists, you need 1500-3000 lumens flashing and aimed directly into the eyes of oncoming cyclists and pedestrians to be...
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