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08-04-21, 01:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 579
Posted By canklecat

Older and slower. 63 year old me wouldn't stand a...

Older and slower. 63 year old me wouldn't stand a chance against 23 year old me in the boxing ring either. Lotta miles, injuries and broken C1-C2 neck vertebrae 20 years ago (car wreck) ensured I'll...
08-04-21, 12:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 320
Posted By canklecat

Incidentally, regarding data privacy, Abvio --...

Incidentally, regarding data privacy, Abvio -- the maker of Cyclemeter (https://cyclemeter.com/) -- says all data is private, stored only on the user's phone, never on any Abvio site. It's our choice...
08-04-21, 12:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 320
Posted By canklecat

Yep, riding with long pants and regular clothes...

Yep, riding with long pants and regular clothes is no big deal, even on a road bike. Commuters have done it for decades. I did in the 1970s when I commuted to and from the Naval bases where I was...
08-04-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 321
Posted By canklecat

Yup, in friction mode pretty much anything can go...

Yup, in friction mode pretty much anything can go together. I have a Shimano L-422 retrofriction type downtube shifter set just for that purpose. Works great. But once an Accushift system is set up...
08-04-21, 12:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 258
Posted By canklecat

I usually ride with the Cygolite Hotshot Pro...

I usually ride with the Cygolite Hotshot Pro (150, I think) on the seat post, and the slender Hotrod 90 on one seat stay.

In daylight I usually set the Hotshot Pro to one of the fast blink modes....
08-03-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 321
Posted By canklecat

Double check your components. Sante should be...

Double check your components. Sante should be Shimano. It may not be compatible with Suntour's Accushift components.

Regarding freewheels, I've had good results with SunRace brand 7-speed...
Forum: Foo
08-03-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 291
Posted By canklecat

I watched a few of Wolfie's new music videos with...

I watched a few of Wolfie's new music videos with Mammoth WVH. Pretty good stuff. I didn't know he played so many instruments. But so did his dad. Nothing ground breaking or unique so far, but pretty...
Forum: Foo
08-03-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 736
Posted By canklecat

I think I've mentioned before that some friends...

I think I've mentioned before that some friends and I have been suspended from Farcebunk a few times for 24 hours to a month. We were reviewing our various infractions to compare the silliest reasons...
Forum: Foo
08-03-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 291
Posted By canklecat

If by "summertime party atmosphere" you mean...

If by "summertime party atmosphere" you mean "rampant violence, shootings, road rage and increasing infections from the Delta variant," then, yes, my area is party central.

I kinda miss...
08-03-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 321
Posted By canklecat

Did the 6-speed Accushift lever for the rear...

Did the 6-speed Accushift lever for the rear derailleur have two index settings? My GPX 7-speed downtube lever does. I've never used the alternate setting, not sure whether it would work with...
08-02-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 548
Posted By canklecat

Regarding cooling vests, it wouldn't be difficult...

Regarding cooling vests, it wouldn't be difficult to rig up one inexpensively. At least good enough to test the concept before investing in a commercially made cooling rig.

I've been jogging with...
Forum: Foo
08-02-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 621
Posted By canklecat

In my case, my preferred sports -- boxing and...

In my case, my preferred sports -- boxing and cycling -- carried a relatively lower risk of a broken neck and paralysis. The emphasis on risky aerial acrobatics and landings in women's gymnastics...
Forum: Foo
08-02-21, 12:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 621
Posted By canklecat

Welp, more than a month after this thread...

Welp, more than a month after this thread started, I can finally say I absolutely know how an elite level Olympic athlete feels.

Anyone who's crashed and burned in sports, especially with painful...
08-01-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 636
Posted By canklecat

The toughest odor to remove is mildew. So unless...

The toughest odor to remove is mildew. So unless I wash the sweaty stuff immediately when I get home, I always hang my sweaty gear to dry over the tub -- I have one of those travel clotheslines,...
08-01-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 614
Posted By canklecat

The only Continental tires I've needed a bead...

The only Continental tires I've needed a bead jack to mount are Ultra Sport 2. Good tires but almost impossible to mount without a bead jack. And it doesn't get easier with repeated...
08-01-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 1,983
Posted By canklecat

After decades of driving across most of the US,...

After decades of driving across most of the US, and bicycling in a few states, I'm no longer surprised by the annoying and sometimes dangerous combination of ignorance and enthusiasm with some young...
08-01-21, 02:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By canklecat

If the Bridgestone 600 is all original, it...

If the Bridgestone 600 is all original, it probably has Suntour components and a 6-speed freewheel. This will limit your choices for indexed shifting with commonly available integrated brake...
Forum: Foo
08-01-21, 02:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By canklecat

Interesting that Wolfie borrowed the Mammoth name...

Interesting that Wolfie borrowed the Mammoth name from his dad's first band. I hope it works out for him. He needs a break from the burdens he's been carrying for years, trying to be the perfect son...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-21, 01:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By canklecat

After trying padded gloves and having problems, I...

After trying padded gloves and having problems, I switched to thicker handlebar wrap and thinner gloves. I also like the Giro Zero CS and similar lightly padded gloves, including some Adidas brand...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-21, 01:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By canklecat

Conti Ultra Sport tires are notoriously tight and...

Conti Ultra Sport tires are notoriously tight and difficult to mount without a bead jack. A couple of years ago I got a Kool Stop bead jack just for mounting the Ultra Sport 2 tires. It's possible...
08-01-21, 12:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 333
Posted By canklecat

I see danger noodles and nope-ropes often on bike...

I see danger noodles and nope-ropes often on bike rides, especially in spring and early summer. By mid-summer they're hiding out most of the time. I like to protect them whenever practical because...
08-01-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By canklecat

Set it near a fan for a few days to dry out. Open...

Set it near a fan for a few days to dry out. Open the USB port cover. If you don't mind taking a chance, you could unscew those fasteners and open the case to help dry it out.

I have a...
08-01-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 301
Posted By canklecat

The XOSS G...

The XOSS G...
07-31-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 402
Posted By canklecat

I seem to recall from a year or so ago briefly...

I seem to recall from a year or so ago briefly testing some Shimano L-422 Light Action downtube friction shifters with an 8-speed cassette and Shimano 600 Tricolor 8-speed RD. Worked fine if I'm...
07-31-21, 04:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 320
Posted By canklecat

Wahoo Fitness has been my go-to Android app for...

Wahoo Fitness has been my go-to Android app for cycling and running for a few years. It's free, logs (but doesn't display) complete data, and is more reliable and less resource intensive than the...
07-31-21, 12:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 736
Posted By canklecat

I developed osteopenia in my early 60s, a result...

I developed osteopenia in my early 60s, a result of a malfunctioning thyroid/parathyroid. I take a massive amount of supplements, especially vitamin D and calcium. And get a bone density test every...
07-30-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,515
Posted By canklecat

I try to avoid buying unnecessary stuff, but...

I try to avoid buying unnecessary stuff, but failed last year.

In summer 2020, despite the pandemic induced shortage of bike stuff, our local REI was blowing out some Shimano and SRAM stuff cheap....
07-30-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 422
Posted By canklecat

Looks fine. I should order some classic Trek...

Looks fine. I should order some classic Trek decals to replace the originals on my 1993 Trek 5900 OCLV. Great bike. U G L Y decals. Some sorta weird brownish-goldish lettering with white highlights,...
07-30-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By canklecat

If you don't have any luck here or ebay, try the...

If you don't have any luck here or ebay, try the various Dura Ace groups on Facebook, and the FB classified ads. However asking prices tend to be higher on Facebook.
07-30-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By canklecat

If SAS casual/athletic shoes are made like most,...

If SAS casual/athletic shoes are made like most, they should be fine in the rain. I wash my running shoes -- Adidas, Under Armour, etc. -- by dunking them in a bucket of cool/lukewarm water with...
Forum: Foo
07-30-21, 12:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 217
Posted By canklecat

Thanks, Ron Popeil, for your heroic nephew Irwin...

Thanks, Ron Popeil, for your heroic nephew Irwin Mainway and his Bag O' Glass and Johnny Switchblade Adventure Punk.

https://youtu.be/veMiNQifZcM

And his offspring, Billy Mays and his OxiCoke...
07-29-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,123
Posted By canklecat

Fact. After being hit by a car in 2018, then...

Fact. After being hit by a car in 2018, then being diagnosed with thyroid cancer, I wouldn't have gotten through that year without kratom. Especially after my health care system quoted me a wait of...
07-29-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By canklecat

Is there something unique about SAS shoes that...

Is there something unique about SAS shoes that makes them suitable for Morton's Neuroma? I have several foot issues (very narrow, bony feet with high arches, plantar fasciitis, metatarsal pain, etc.)...
Forum: Foo
07-29-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,341
Posted By canklecat

There are several inaccuracies there in an...

There are several inaccuracies there in an attempt to be pithy or perpetrate propaganda.

We aren't letting in millions of "illegal aliens." We're trying to humanely accommodate people with...
07-29-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 548
Posted By canklecat

Unfortunately that long sleeve Garneau Lemmon 2...

Unfortunately that long sleeve Garneau Lemmon 2 jersey was discontinued a couple of years ago and hard to find now.

Next best thing might be one of Under Armour's Heatgear t-shirts. Very thin...
07-29-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 548
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, I wouldn't seek surgical or medical...

Yeah, I wouldn't seek surgical or medical treatment for "excessive" sweating. Recently a young social media-famous "model" died after getting surgery to reduce her sweating. The story didn't specify...
Forum: Foo
07-29-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 701
Posted By canklecat

BTW, another trick that can help soothe and...

BTW, another trick that can help soothe and relieve some kinds of skin and subcutaneous ailments is a sitz bath, or nice soak in a warm bath with plenty of Epsom salts or even regular salt. After the...
Forum: Foo
07-29-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 701
Posted By canklecat

LOL! I haven't watched Kentucky Fried Movie since...

LOL! I haven't watched Kentucky Fried Movie since it first came out... at a drive-in. I'd forgotten some of those sketches, especially the zinc oxide bit.

Man, I thought my brain worked in weird...
07-29-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,722
Posted By canklecat

Part of the problem I've seen with roundabouts...

Part of the problem I've seen with roundabouts here in Fort Worth is good intentions hobbled by poor design.

Roundabouts need some visual cues to drivers that they can't simply blast through the...
07-29-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,722
Posted By canklecat

Some clever wag coined the term "niceholes" for...

Some clever wag coined the term "niceholes" for those well-meaning folks who slow or stop to wave us through... into the path of reckless and impatient drivers.
07-29-21, 12:16 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,722
Posted By canklecat

For US drivers, single lane roundabouts aren't...

For US drivers, single lane roundabouts aren't horrible. Just short of horrible.

There's a single lane roundabout near the busiest trailhead of our local MUP. It's the entrance to the local Mellow...
07-28-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,123
Posted By canklecat

Some of us never adapt to a diurnal schedule. If...

Some of us never adapt to a diurnal schedule. If it was gonna happen it would have happened by now. I spent years in the Navy, usually getting up around 4:30 am, often cycling to work. I never really...
07-28-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 418
Posted By canklecat

Modern helmets are all synthetic and plastics and...

Modern helmets are all synthetic and plastics and should be able to withstand reasonably careful washing, even complete dunking in cool or lukewarm water. I wouldn't use hot water, and it's probably...
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 441
Posted By canklecat

Anything that can hold 140 proof alcohol is gonna...

Anything that can hold 140 proof alcohol is gonna die pretty soon anyway.

Interestingly, adding table salt to isopropyl alcohol separates the water and alcohol. I suppose if we have another...
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 314
Posted By canklecat

I'm always surprised when any touring musician...

I'm always surprised when any touring musician lives much beyond age 50. It's a grueling life with plenty of temptations to abuse the body.

But unlike many major touring acts, ZZ Top had an...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 5,411
Posted By canklecat

When I first used clipless I tended to literally...

When I first used clipless I tended to literally pull the back wheel up off the ground when standing to climb. Just poor technique. Took me awhile to get the hang of spinning while seated, and more...
07-28-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By canklecat

Try another USB charger. Some will charge faster...

Try another USB charger. Some will charge faster and work better.

Lithium-ion batteries do have finite lives and runtimes per charge, but it varies wildly. I generally like Cygolite Hotshot...
07-28-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By canklecat

Tough call. When my hands are sweaty, especially...

Tough call. When my hands are sweaty, especially if I've been drinking electrolytes, I get a lot of touchscreen glitches with my phones and other touchscreen devices. Makes it tricky to use the...
07-28-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By canklecat

FWIW, "smart" vs "dumb/plain" USB cables can...

FWIW, "smart" vs "dumb/plain" USB cables can often be spotted by comparing the sizes of the plug housing. Plain/dumb USB cables have smaller plastic plug housings. The "smart" USB cable included with...
07-28-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By canklecat

Most phones combine GPS and cell tower location...

Most phones combine GPS and cell tower location tracking to enable activities apps to track our movements with reasonable accuracy.

Many apps have an auto-pause/resume feature to automatically...
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