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10-14-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 449
Posted By canklecat

"I didn't get much sleep last night." "I...

"I didn't get much sleep last night."

"I have indigestion from whatever I ate for breakfast."

"This tire pressure feels wrong for the weather."

"My allergies are acting up again."

Those...
10-14-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,297
Posted By canklecat

Yup. I've met a few homeless folks with mental...

Yup. I've met a few homeless folks with mental illnesses, usually schizophrenia, and some ex-cons, in the parks and even in the middle of nowhere during bike rides. I'll often stop, chat, see if they...
Forum: Foo
10-14-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 337
Posted By canklecat

As of a few years ago in Texas, nope. In late...

As of a few years ago in Texas, nope. In late 2012 my drivers license expired but I was so busy looking after my mom I didn't notice. She had Alzheimer's and I was swamped taking care of her at home,...
10-13-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 552
Posted By canklecat

I have a Genuine Innovations AirChuck and Planet...

I have a Genuine Innovations AirChuck and Planet Bike Red Zeppelin. Never used either. I always use a mini pump unless it's a fast club ride and I don't want to keep anyone waiting. But I haven't...
10-13-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 434
Posted By canklecat

Helga and Gertrude are totally judging you. ...

Helga and Gertrude are totally judging you.

They hand make my GP Classics personally for me. With those aprons and scowls I trust them to make sturdy, technically correct Teutonic tires. If I ever...
10-13-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,542
Posted By canklecat

I haven't heard any complaints about Cygolite...

I haven't heard any complaints about Cygolite Hotshots from local friends. Mine have performed as expected.

My Hotshot 150 is going on two years of regular use, day and night, and has lost only a...
Forum: Foo
10-13-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 319
Posted By canklecat

I wouldn't take on Picard. He looks more like an...

I wouldn't take on Picard. He looks more like an assassin than a fighter. As soon as Kirk squared off for a leap-kick, Picard would blast him into oblivion.

Spock vs Worf -- assuming they stayed...
10-13-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By canklecat

I already take most of those supplements, or use...

I already take most of those supplements, or use the ingredients in cooking.

Some work for me, measurable through lab tests -- vitamin D, calcium and iron, which I've needed after thyroid cancer...
Forum: Foo
10-13-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 319
Posted By canklecat

Could have been worse. ...

Could have been worse.

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Forum: Foo
10-13-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 319
Posted By canklecat

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10-13-21, 02:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 292
Posted By canklecat

Check around for a SunRace 7-speed freewheel....

Check around for a SunRace 7-speed freewheel. Those work fine with my 1989 Suntour GPX Accushift group in index mode.

Specifically, try to find the SunRace MFR30 (13-25) or MFM30 (13-28). Both are...
10-12-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By canklecat

Bell or POC fit my squarish-oval Fronkensteen's...

Bell or POC fit my squarish-oval Fronkensteen's monster noggin. The POC Omne Air SPIN is a good value in their lineup, which is usually very pricey.

My head is also a 58.5cm, tricky because that's...
10-12-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,297
Posted By canklecat

Same. Not often, but occasionally. Including a...

Same. Not often, but occasionally. Including a few weeks ago on a narrow, winding, tree-covered trail with many blind curves. A couple of fellows stopped alongside the trail, but left their...
10-12-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,297
Posted By canklecat

Seems that way sometimes. But I know folks who...

Seems that way sometimes. But I know folks who volunteer for various civic organizations, charities, etc., and most folks people would never know unless they're friends. They don't post about it on...
10-10-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,297
Posted By canklecat

The author needs a tissue and massage for that...

The author needs a tissue and massage for that wrenched shoulder from patting himself on the back.
10-10-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 478
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, rubber O-rings. If they're snug enough...

Ditto, rubber O-rings. If they're snug enough without pinching/folding the straps, they'll usually help prevent the Y-splitter and buckles from sliding around on the straps.

Or use an awl or ice...
10-10-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By canklecat

Sounds normal. I ride, run, jog and walk a lot,...

Sounds normal. I ride, run, jog and walk a lot, about an equal split between the four activities. They're all different. If I take a long break from one activity it'll usually feel pretty good at...
Forum: Foo
10-10-21, 02:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,564
Posted By canklecat

Yup. Occasionally there's a PC fuss over Brown...

Yup. Occasionally there's a PC fuss over Brown Sugar. But nobody ever mentions Stray Cat Blues or Live With Me, arguably far more decadent than Brown Sugar. Sorts out the casual Stones "fans" who...
10-10-21, 01:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By canklecat

I'd kinda like to see someone actually riding...

I'd kinda like to see someone actually riding that thing.

I suppose the first cyclist offered a ride with aero bars felt the same way: "You first."
10-08-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,165
Posted By canklecat

The need for speed attracts jerks everywhere,...

The need for speed attracts jerks everywhere, every mode of conveyance.

Check out videos of the Nurburgring track during Touristenfahrten drives, when the infamously dangerous track is open to...
10-08-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By canklecat

Click the "Edit", then the "Source" box to strip...

Click the "Edit", then the "Source" box to strip out unwanted tags. Sometimes it's easier to paste text copied from a formatted web page to a plain text editor, then copy that and paste to a post...
10-08-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,601
Posted By canklecat

Wasteland bike is not real. Nothing is real.

Wasteland bike is not real. Nothing is real.
10-08-21, 01:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 691
Posted By canklecat

On solo rides I prefer to pedal downhill to keep...

On solo rides I prefer to pedal downhill to keep my legs limber -- they'll stiffen up and feel dead if I coast too much. And occasionally I'll try for a PR, especially if there's a tailwind, because...
10-08-21, 01:01 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,347
Posted By canklecat

We don't have any mountains, just lots of...

We don't have any mountains, just lots of rollers. I often repeat some of the rolliest loops. In good years without injury (2017, 2019 and 2020), 6,000-7,000 miles, 250,000 feet elevation gain. I'm...
10-07-21, 03:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,019
Posted By canklecat

Lanterne Rouge did an analysis of this year's...

Lanterne Rouge did an analysis of this year's Paris-Roubaix mess, with his usual low key snarky commentary. Possibly the best race all year, and pretty much a cycling representative of all of...
10-07-21, 03:27 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,345
Posted By canklecat

Looks like someone wanted a bullhorn bar but only...

Looks like someone wanted a bullhorn bar but only had a porteur bar in the bin.

That stem tho'... and flipped... and pink cable lock... of all the weird beer bikes I've seen, this is one. I bet it...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-21, 01:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 16,261
Posted By canklecat

I usually set mine with a slight inward tilt,...

I usually set mine with a slight inward tilt, mostly for comfort -- gets my wrists straighter, and puts the brake levers where I can reach them more easily from the drops. After this thread appeared...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By canklecat

My punctures always come in bunches. It's because...

My punctures always come in bunches. It's because a construction trailer dumps some debris, staples, brads, etc., or someone's shredded steel belted radial sprays wires, or some pissy redneck didn't...
10-06-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 883
Posted By canklecat

Yup, before the original Nashbar was sold out I...

Yup, before the original Nashbar was sold out I bought an old style keyed spacer and, for bikes with cantilever brakes, a cable hanger that doubled as a keyed spacer.

Centurion may have changed...
Forum: Foo
10-06-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 558
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, even Africanized honeybees won't sting...

Yeah, even Africanized honeybees won't sting unless seriously provoked or defending their queen and hive. They instinctively know it's a suicide mission.

I've seen some websites and photos that...
Forum: Foo
10-06-21, 02:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 558
Posted By canklecat

Probably Africanized bees. They've bred with the...

Probably Africanized bees. They've bred with the old stock of imported European honeybees. Turns out the initial fears about the Brazilian/Africanized bees were exaggerated. The hybrids are hardier,...
10-05-21, 02:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By canklecat

At the 75 mile mark of a century I stopped to...

At the 75 mile mark of a century I stopped to join some friends for dinner at a German restaurant. Had a big dish of spaetzle with pork and three heavy German beers. I was burpy and foamy the final...
10-04-21, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, individual and genetic factors that can...

Ditto, individual and genetic factors that can influence whether any particular diet is optimal.

Also, it's difficult to extrapolate anything about diet and health from the pool of former/retired...
10-04-21, 01:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By canklecat

There's only just so much we can do with steel...

There's only just so much we can do with steel rims -- had 'em on my 1976 Motobecane, fine in dry conditions, sketchy in the wet.

Plan on scuffing up the brake pads occasionally to keep 'em...
10-04-21, 12:52 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,933
Posted By canklecat

Go-fast is fun, but braking is a whole nuther...

Go-fast is fun, but braking is a whole nuther thing. Especially with really strong brakes like discs.

GCN has some good video tutorials for braking techniques to practice -- preferably safely,...
10-02-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,193
Posted By canklecat

Tossup between my NiteRider Lumina Dual 1800...

Tossup between my NiteRider Lumina Dual 1800 headlight, and Drift Ghost X cameras front and rear. I'd consider both essential. The first generation Drift Ghost X cameras like mine came with 5-hour...
10-02-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By canklecat

I like NiteRider headlights. I've tried others --...

I like NiteRider headlights. I've tried others -- Light & Motion, Serfas, etc. But the NiteRider Lumina series are very good values with a much handier quick mount/release than most others I've...
10-02-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By canklecat

Looks like an adjustable flashlight rigged to a...

Looks like an adjustable flashlight rigged to a bike mount. There are many similar flashlights around. Check Amazon, ebay, etc.

You can expand your options by getting a Two-Fish headlight mounting...
10-02-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,659
Posted By canklecat

Nope, don't like visors on my helmets for the...

Nope, don't like visors on my helmets for the same reasons Iride01 described -- makes my neck ache to crane it up from a road bike. I don't even like those short brimmed cyclist caps.

I prefer as...
10-02-21, 04:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, Selle Italia, especially the SLS and SLR...

Ditto, Selle Italia, especially the SLS and SLR models. I have Selle Italias on two road bikes. The SLS Kit Carbonio is narrow (about 130mm, I think), long, pretty flat. The Q-Bik is around 140mm, I...
10-02-21, 04:12 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,292
Posted By canklecat

This year I've done at least as much running as...

This year I've done at least as much running as cycling, especially earlier in the year. Strava says I'm spending about the same amount of time on each activity overall (about 135 hours on each so...
Forum: Foo
10-01-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 767
Posted By canklecat

The remake. I couldn't get into the...

The remake.

I couldn't get into the original. Too cheesy. I liked sci-fi but never really got into Star Wars or anything that tried to be like it. My taste is more Alien franchise, Farscape, LEXX,...
10-01-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By canklecat

XOSS says it's a Garmin compatible mount. I've...

XOSS says it's a Garmin compatible mount. I've used only the supplied minimalist mount -- a puck with rubber pads to fit most handlebars and stems, attached with O-ring rubber bands.

If you dig...
Forum: Foo
10-01-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 734
Posted By canklecat

Twister. It's kind of a board game. But humans...

Twister. It's kind of a board game. But humans play the game pieces.

In their socks.
...
10-01-21, 12:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By canklecat

rideandgoseek , how does the sole stiffness of...

rideandgoseek , how does the sole stiffness of this generation of Dettos compare with typical clipless shoe soles? Just curious. The only Dettos I've owned were from around 1978, with leather soles....
Forum: Foo
10-01-21, 12:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 767
Posted By canklecat

Humans arrived in the Americas? When? Mostly what...

Humans arrived in the Americas? When? Mostly what I see are programmable meat puppets with the worst software glitches.

I'm on my third viewing of Battlestar Galactica, a show I could barely...
Forum: Foo
10-01-21, 12:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 213
Posted By canklecat

The worst thing about my meat-bone frame growing...

The worst thing about my meat-bone frame growing old was losing my LBDs, and my lateral stiffness and vertical compliance swapping places. :50:
Forum: Foo
09-30-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 390
Posted By canklecat

Just what I needed after being sick all week -- a...

Just what I needed after being sick all week -- a reminder of 1976 and how damn old I am.
Forum: Foo
09-29-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 734
Posted By canklecat

The best solo bored game is unmentionable on this...

The best solo bored game is unmentionable on this forum.
09-29-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 399
Posted By canklecat

I have a set of Dura Ace 7-speed 7401 downtube...

I have a set of Dura Ace 7-speed 7401 downtube shifters that worked fine with a long cage Deore LX RD and a Shimano 600 Tricolor (Ultegra) 8-speed RD, last time I used that combo on an early 1990s...
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