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09-21-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 339
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: 5
Views: 111
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: 18
Views: 178
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: 20
Views: 400
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: 10
Views: 238
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: 473
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: 527
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: 900
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: 300
Posted By canklecat

Makes sense.

Makes sense.
09-19-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 900
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: 510
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: 257
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: 4
Views: 119
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: 257
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: 900
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: 812
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: 573
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: 3,954
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: 527
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: 300
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: 300
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: 48
Views: 848
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: 307
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: 501
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: 214
Views: 4,512
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: 53
Views: 972
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: 17
Views: 461
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: 68
Views: 1,819
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: 32
Views: 1,071
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: 20
Views: 400
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: 312
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: 905
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: 29
Views: 809
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: 99
Views: 2,263
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: 22
Views: 621
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...
09-12-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By canklecat

VLC isn't always the best player to evaluate...

VLC isn't always the best player to evaluate video quality. It can be glitchy and often needs to be tweaked via the complex custom settings to suit a particular camera. And every time VLC gets an...
Forum: Foo
09-12-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By canklecat

Some parts of my area have gotten so bad over the...

Some parts of my area have gotten so bad over the past year or so that about 25% of the cyclists, walkers and joggers I know are packing. Probably more who don't talk about it. But some parts of the...
Forum: Foo
09-11-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By canklecat

I've noticed a few GPS glitches, but it doesn't...

I've noticed a few GPS glitches, but it doesn't take much to interfere with consumer GPS.

I should dig out my shortwave radios and check propagation. It's been pretty miserable for a few years due...
Forum: Foo
09-11-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By canklecat

An MUP coup stick needs a digital counter....

An MUP coup stick needs a digital counter. Otherwise all the notches I'd accumulate in a single ride would weaken the shaft so much it'd break.

Pokemon needs a followup to Pokemon GO: Pokemon...
09-11-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By canklecat

My first Drift Ghost X just turned 2 years old....

My first Drift Ghost X just turned 2 years old. And I've used it on every single ride for two years. That's about 3-5 rides a week. For the first year it got the full 5 hours per charge runtime. Now...
09-10-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,263
Posted By canklecat

Not deliberately but I know it happens under...

Not deliberately but I know it happens under duress.

I know from fast group rides on roller coaster terrain on windy days or in noisy traffic that I can't always hear the sound of cross-chaining,...
09-10-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By canklecat

The Red Racer looks like the latest variation of...

The Red Racer looks like the latest variation of the Urban 500 and Rando 500 (minus the charge while running option). Should be fine and the price is right.

However I do a lot of night riding,...
09-10-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 536
Posted By canklecat

Cygolite Hotshot and Hotrod are still the best...

Cygolite Hotshot and Hotrod are still the best values in taillights. I use both. Hotshot is clipped to the supplied mount on the seat post. Hotrod goes on the seat stay tube, lower near the hub. I...
09-10-21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By canklecat

Depends on what you want from a video camera. ...

Depends on what you want from a video camera.

I use video only for traffic documentation in case of an accident. I use a pair of Drift Ghost X cameras with 5 hour batteries. The current version...
09-10-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 63,989
Views: 9,867,974
Posted By canklecat

(NOTE: Not mine, I don't know the seller.) ...

(NOTE: Not mine, I don't know the seller.)

Three frames and one rear wheel for $100, Dallas. Only interesting frame is the Centurion Elite RS, but it's a 58 or 60, as little too big for me. The...
09-09-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By canklecat

Check with pastorbob on the C&V forum. He...

Check with pastorbob on the C&V forum. He rebuilds freewheels. Or he may already have posted something about inspecting and servicing those freewheels.
09-09-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,546
Posted By canklecat

I have a 1993 Trek 5900 OCLV, their top of the...

I have a 1993 Trek 5900 OCLV, their top of the line road bike at the time. It's still fine. Fork is heavy by contemporary standards, partly because it used a steel steerer tube. The forks appear to...
Forum: Foo
09-09-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By canklecat

That particular scam could have been set up with...

That particular scam could have been set up with out electric vehicles, although the motorized bikes and cart her partners were in could make for quicker getaways. They probably planned to disperse...
09-09-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 868
Posted By canklecat

Going from a 42T to 39T or 38T chainring will...

Going from a 42T to 39T or 38T chainring will help. When I got my Ironman in 2017 I rode it as-is for several months -- 52/42 chainrings, 7-speed 13-24 freewheel.

But as I tackled the roller...
09-09-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 762
Posted By canklecat

Yup, when I resumed cycling in 2015, I was badly...

Yup, when I resumed cycling in 2015, I was badly out of shape. After a 2001 car wreck broke my back and neck I needed a cane to walk any distance until 2014. All the fitness I'd gained in my teens...
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