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09-18-21, 02:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 371
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: 13
Views: 210
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: 19
Views: 268
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: 147
Views: 2,691
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: 926
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: 14
Views: 346
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: 59
Views: 1,286
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: 31
Views: 752
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: 18
Views: 331
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: 265
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: 25
Views: 613
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: 711
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: 93
Views: 2,019
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: 13
Views: 360
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: 6
Views: 322
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: 484
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: 395
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: 484
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: 394
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: 93
Views: 2,019
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: 235
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: 15
Views: 422
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: 394
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: 63,953
Views: 9,848,701
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: 181
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: 59
Views: 1,238
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: 484
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: 841
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: 737
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...
09-09-21, 01:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 737
Posted By canklecat

What's the crank arm length now? Looks like 175...

What's the crank arm length now? Looks like 175 (just guesstimating, based on the head tube/frame size). You might find shorter cranks may help ease knee strain.

My bikes have cranks ranging from...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 02:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 856
Posted By canklecat

Some cycling apparel makers recommend washing...

Some cycling apparel makers recommend washing only in everything-free detergent (no softeners, brighteners, perfumes, etc), in cold water, and dried on very low heat, or air dried.

I hand wash all...
Forum: Foo
09-08-21, 12:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By canklecat

Assault/theft crew working a multi-use path

In case you don't have enough to worry about, this recent video from Long Beach, CA, shows a gang of three people setting up a deliberate collision in an attempt to steal an electronic skateboard....
09-08-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,105
Posted By canklecat

In case you don't have enough to worry about,...

In case you don't have enough to worry about, this recent video shows a gang of three people setting up a deliberate collision in an attempt to steal an electronic skateboard. Watch the entire video...
09-07-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,105
Posted By canklecat

The rider making a U-turn without looking or...

The rider making a U-turn without looking or signally was primarily at fault. But I always assume everyone on the MUP is smoking weed, drunk on high ABV essential oil IPAs, and choking down MDMA...
09-07-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By canklecat

Nice. Too bad there isn't more historical...

Nice. Too bad there isn't more historical background on the Ben Lawee era of Motobecane imports to the US. Might be some interesting minutiae in there.
09-06-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By canklecat

I'm kinda tempted. My feet are narrow and Adidas...

I'm kinda tempted. My feet are narrow and Adidas running shoes are among the few that fit me properly. I hope the cycling shoes will have a similar fit. My Fizik road shoes are much too wide and...
09-06-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By canklecat

Ditto the above, and check to be sure the spokes...

Ditto the above, and check to be sure the spokes weren't twisted while tightening the spoke nipples. Easy to do and not even notice. As we ride the twisted spokes will try to straighten and it'll...
09-05-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,010
Posted By canklecat

With Velox or other cloth tape, I use the...

With Velox or other cloth tape, I use the narrowest tape I can get that will cover the spoke holes but not climb up the rim walls. That helps with tight fitting tires.

Otherwise, ditto the more...
09-05-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,005
Posted By canklecat

Pretty much my philosophy, after years of...

Pretty much my philosophy, after years of observing human behavior on commute routes and multi-use paths, the only place where bells serve any purpose. And bells serve less purpose now with so many...
Forum: Foo
09-04-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By canklecat

Between my various jobs I've seen more ways to...

Between my various jobs I've seen more ways to die than I would have imagined. I was a Navy Hospital Corpsman, joining out of high school on the heels of Vietnam, and most of my patients were either...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By canklecat

OK, one more longshot... which I experienced... ...

OK, one more longshot... which I experienced...

Check the rear wheel spoke crossings. Tweak 'em together and feel or listen for any stiction and noise.

I encountered that with one wheelset with...
09-04-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By canklecat

The appropriate saddle, shorts/bibs padding,...

The appropriate saddle, shorts/bibs padding, etc., all depend on your body, bike design and bike fit. There's no one setup that's right for every bike.

I have very narrow sit bones so I usually...
09-04-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By canklecat

Find a physical therapy clinic. Preferably one...

Find a physical therapy clinic. Preferably one that also offers massage therapy. That made more difference for me than anything else.

My C1-C2 neck vertebrae were broken in 2001 when my compact...
09-04-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By canklecat

Another vote for the Sprintech mirror. I've used...

Another vote for the Sprintech mirror. I've used 'em for two or three years on a couple of drop bar road bikes. No problems. Very clever design, well made, excellent value.

It's a two-piece doodad...
09-04-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,005
Posted By canklecat

The original riser stem on my '93 Univega was...

The original riser stem on my '93 Univega was drilled with a stepped hole that served as the cable hanger/stop for the front cantilever brake. Didn't seem to do any harm.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 852
Posted By canklecat

Check out Arundel...

Check out Arundel (https://www.arundelbike.com/product-category/bar-tape/). I buy it because they're a local company, but it's also good stuff. Try their Gecko Pavé, Rubber Gecko or Synth Gecko.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By canklecat

Check the chain and be sure every link pivots...

Check the chain and be sure every link pivots freely. If any link was overtightened after removing links and either inserting a pin (Shimano) or quick link, there may be a slight hitch. Water can...
09-03-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, I get that with 11 and 12 tooth cogs, but...

Yeah, I get that with 11 and 12 tooth cogs, but not with 13T and larger. I don't notice it so much when I'm riding, but with the bike on the workstand it's really noticeable.

I'm inclined to...
09-03-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20,532
Views: 3,579,920
Posted By canklecat

Japanese Centurion Racing Bike, only $3,000...

Japanese Centurion Racing Bike, only $3,000 (https://easttexas.craigslist.org/bik/d/longview-centurian-japanese-racing-bike/7374381565.html).

Even the top tube looks racy.
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Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By canklecat

In this market, $150 sounds fair for a bike in...

In this market, $150 sounds fair for a bike in good shape. The pandemic and consequent crises in the economy, manufacturing and shipping jacked up prices for some bikes and components. Bike prices in...
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