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07-22-21, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By canklecat

If she likes her bike but might be open to some...

If she likes her bike but might be open to some modifications, try a swept bar like the Nitto Albatross or a North Roads bar. I use the Nitto Albatross on my 1990s Univega hybrid that's something...
07-22-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 453
Posted By canklecat

One thing we can do is to stop referring to these...

One thing we can do is to stop referring to these as "accidents" and call them what they are: negligence by motor vehicle operators.

And demand that the news media and law enforcement do the same....
07-22-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By canklecat

Nothing will change until we completely overhaul...

Nothing will change until we completely overhaul the current paradigm and use words like "negligence" instead of "accident," "crash" or "collision" to describe drivers who are indifferent,...
07-22-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 529
Posted By canklecat

No turning back now. ...

No turning back now.


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07-22-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 562
Posted By canklecat

Depends on whether the bearings and springs can...

Depends on whether the bearings and springs can be replaced cost effectively. And whether the components were collectible or at least held personal value to me, such as wanting to retain a treasured...
07-22-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 382
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, it had been awhile since I'd watched the...

Yeah, it had been awhile since I'd watched the 1989 TdF videos, so I was surprised to notice those details.

If I'm reading the various interviews correctly, LeMond decided just before the '89 TdF...
07-22-21, 04:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 382
Posted By canklecat

That's how the final stage TT of the 1989 TdF is...

That's how the final stage TT of the 1989 TdF is often summarized, but it omits some crucial details. Sometimes that 8 second loss to LeMond is characterized as a "tragedy" for Fignon, or some such...
Forum: Foo
07-22-21, 01:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 536
Posted By canklecat

I dumped the landline after my mom died. I was...

I dumped the landline after my mom died. I was her caregiver for a decade and as her dementia worsened she lost much of her memory of the second half of her life. So she couldn't remember how to use...
Forum: Foo
07-22-21, 01:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 517
Posted By canklecat

I know a few Americans who've moved to other...

I know a few Americans who've moved to other countries. Most recently, one fellow living in Vietnam, another couple moved from San Francisco to Portugal. They all seem happy with those choices. But...
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 458
Posted By canklecat

Gotta plug Katrina and the Waves. Nope, not...

Gotta plug Katrina and the Waves. Nope, not "Walking on Sunshine." Too obvious. "Do You Want Crying" is so upbeat it kinda makes breakup songs sound fun.

Such an underrated band. They needed a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By canklecat

Conti Ultra Sport tires are notoriously tight and...

Conti Ultra Sport tires are notoriously tight and difficult to mount. Get a Kool Stop bead jack. Works great. The problem is you'll need to carry it on bike rides too in case of a flat. I did that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 853
Posted By canklecat

Regarding some of the quirks of hot-waxing chains...

Regarding some of the quirks of hot-waxing chains (there are previous threads on these details):

I mostly use plain Gulf Wax. I've tried additives including paraffin oil but it tends to ... not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 317
Posted By canklecat

Continental Race 28 Light -- much thinner and...

Continental Race 28 Light -- much thinner and lighter than the Race 28. Well under 100 grams, although online specs vary from 65 to 82 g. Put it this way -- the Race 28 Light will fit in my Lezyne...
07-21-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 299
Posted By canklecat

What's the bike's wheelbase? I have a Globe...

What's the bike's wheelbase? I have a Globe hybrid with a long wheelcase (I think it was originally intended as a cargo ebike, but Globe discontinued that program in the mid-2000s) that requires...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 945
Posted By canklecat

I still carry those emergency blankets in winter,...

I still carry those emergency blankets in winter, usually in a wedge bag. But if I'm on the bike with the smaller Lezyne Road Caddy, I try to remember to stuff the emergency blanket into a jersey...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 262
Posted By canklecat

Overseas shipping has been a mess for more than a...

Overseas shipping has been a mess for more than a year mostly due to the pandemic, secondarily due to economic reasons, policy changes, etc. Besides transit delays, the shipping industry reported a...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 606
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, if I had to get a ride for my bike, whether...

Yeah, if I had to get a ride for my bike, whether with Uber or a friend, I'd try to find some newspaper, plastic bag, anything to cover the chain, chainring and derailleurs to reduce the risk of...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 825
Posted By canklecat

The apartment complex where I've been for 15...

The apartment complex where I've been for 15 years has gradually morphed from a place for retired seniors only, to a second chance residence for folks trying to escape homelessness or living in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 934
Posted By canklecat

Intersection etiquette depends on the group and...

Intersection etiquette depends on the group and route. Some groups slow or regroup anytime the group is split due to yielding or stopping for traffic at intersections. No reason to worry or panic...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,271
Posted By canklecat

The only reason I call "car back" or "car...

The only reason I call "car back" or "car passing" is because on most group rides there's always that one guy drifting into the adjacent lane, or on the line between lanes, and not moving over for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 853
Posted By canklecat

The tricky bit to waxing is completely stripping...

The tricky bit to waxing is completely stripping the original lube. That's why some folks resort to risky stuff like gasoline as a solvent. (Please don't do that.) Others use ultrasonic cleaners with...
07-20-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, my first thought was "Were they trying to...

Yeah, my first thought was "Were they trying to rig up a straddle cable catch?"

My Univega was missing the front and rear stalks that served the dual purpose of holding reflectors and as straddle...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 606
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, last year when I bought a new vacuum and a...

Yeah, last year when I bought a new vacuum and a few other bulky household items I scheduled an Uber van. I expected to pay more but it was only $5 since it was within a couple of miles of my place....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 945
Posted By canklecat

I do carry a few zip ties in my wedge bag. I...

I do carry a few zip ties in my wedge bag. I would have laughed about carrying a spare cleat bolt... until one of mine fell out last year. I still don't carry a spare but now I use Loctite on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 945
Posted By canklecat

Thanks, I'll see if they have any of the Lezyne...

Thanks, I'll see if they have any of the Lezyne patch kits alone for sale. Locally, Mellow Johnny's and my neighborhood LBS used to carry 'em, but not for the past year or so. I've tried several...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 945
Posted By canklecat

​​​​​​ Argghh... I only glanced at the...

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Argghh... I only glanced at the thumbnails on my phone and picked older photos. Here's my current setup in the Lezyne Road Caddy. The trick was eliminating the CO2 cartridge with the foam...
07-20-21, 03:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 582
Posted By canklecat

A couple of my road bikes are still set up for...

A couple of my road bikes are still set up for 7-speed, one with a freewheel, the other with cassette.

The steel bike has a 50/38 chainring and 13-28 SunRace chromed MFM30 freewheel. It's darned...
07-20-21, 02:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 643
Posted By canklecat

Cotton bandanas. I have a zillion of 'em. They're...

Cotton bandanas. I have a zillion of 'em. They're thin enough that my helmets fit fine over the bandana. They keep the sweat out of my eyes. It disperses and evaporates quickly.

If I want to...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 02:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 217
Posted By canklecat

The "coin shortage...

The "coin shortage (https://www.southeastbank.com/blog/dollars-sense-are-we-still-coin-shortage)" sounds like last year's "toilet paper shortage." Panicky people do dumb things and reinforce it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 02:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By canklecat

My noggin is right on the margin between medium...

My noggin is right on the margin between medium and large. I got the POC Omne Air Spin in large, which accommodates a knit cap, no problems.

However I'm not sure whether the Omne is sized the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 01:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 945
Posted By canklecat

I use a Lezyne Road Caddy on my carbon fiber...

I use a Lezyne Road Caddy on my carbon fiber bikes, the most cost effective minimalist bag I've found. Hard to beat for the price, and they're durable and easy to strap tightly to the saddle rails...
07-20-21, 01:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By canklecat

I'm always skeptical when doctors recommend...

I'm always skeptical when doctors recommend Gabapentin. There's no evidence that it works for generalized pain, headaches, or even most nerve pain other than nerve pain related to shingles and one or...
07-20-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By canklecat

You just resumed riding. It'll take awhile to get...

You just resumed riding. It'll take awhile to get back into shape.

Meanwhile, do some range of motion exercises to strengthen the arms and torso. If you don't already do full floor pushups, etc.,...
07-20-21, 12:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,585
Posted By canklecat

This. I watched the finish several times,...

This.


I watched the finish several times, from various camera angles, and listened to the commentary from Chris Horner, Lanterne Rouge, Bob Roll and others. Cavendish didn't take a dive or give...
07-19-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 546
Posted By canklecat

Yup, those L-422 shifters are so nice I'm...

Yup, those L-422 shifters are so nice I'm thinking about getting another steel frame to set up for friction shifting. I think I already have a set of older Shimano 600 derailleurs from the 6-speed...
07-19-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 546
Posted By canklecat

Derailleur adjustments are pretty much the same...

Derailleur adjustments are pretty much the same regardless of shifter: friction, indexed downtube, bar-end, integrated brake/shifter brifters.

With indexed downtube or bar-end shifters, I have to...
Forum: Foo
07-19-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 606
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, the main reason I've kept my FB account is...

Yeah, the main reason I've kept my FB account is for calendars of local events and to keep up with meatspace friends, mostly to organize bike rides and social events. And most of the FB contacts I've...
Forum: Foo
07-19-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 606
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, if that provoked legal action, imagine what...

Yeah, if that provoked legal action, imagine what would happen if AI bots (or mods whose first language isn't the American idiom) tried to figure out the lyrics in some songs by Chrissie Hynde,...
Forum: Foo
07-19-21, 03:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 606
Posted By canklecat

Facebook doesn't give a damn about fake accounts,...

Facebook doesn't give a damn about fake accounts, guarantee it. More fake accounts and sockpuppets means more clicks, more page views, more revenue.

I'm an admin on a FB group and often report...
Forum: Foo
07-19-21, 02:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 606
Posted By canklecat

Facebook nanny bots have gone insane recently. I...

Facebook nanny bots have gone insane recently. I just finished my third 24-hour suspension since May. In one instance, a post on a photography group, the bots mistook my use of the word "shoot" or...
Forum: Foo
07-19-21, 02:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 415
Posted By canklecat

If IT security blogs are credible, Microsoft...

If IT security blogs are credible, Microsoft doesn't want to publicly admit the OS is as porous as a screen door. Every time they think they've got it sorted out, hackers find new vulnerabilities....
07-19-21, 02:16 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,524
Posted By canklecat

There are still a few bike messengers here. Some...

There are still a few bike messengers here. Some converted Bianchis. I'll try to photograph their bikes, and maybe the riders, next time I see them. We occasionally get together for casual night...
07-18-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,418
Posted By canklecat

Cavendish did as well as could be expected in a...

Cavendish did as well as could be expected in a surprisingly challenging final stage. From some TV perspectives he might have been briefly boxed out, and at one point he had to stop pedaling for a...
07-18-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By canklecat

I watched a couple of Graeber's talks on YouTube,...

I watched a couple of Graeber's talks on YouTube, based on his book. Interesting perspectives.

I'll check Jacobs' book as well.

I doubt it would persuade most people who, consciously or...
07-18-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,305
Posted By canklecat

Same. When I'm walking or jogging I find myself...

Same. When I'm walking or jogging I find myself glancing at my non-existent mirror. I'm considering putting one of my Take-A-Look mirrors on my sunglasses for that purpose. There are a couple of...
07-18-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,258
Posted By canklecat

Yup, the misuse of "decimate" is one of my pet...

Yup, the misuse of "decimate" is one of my pet peeves too. It was a perfectly good word with a specific, but somewhat flexible meaning. But it's been diluted to a fancypants way of saying...
07-18-21, 01:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 699
Posted By canklecat

I don't have enough leg hair to worry about but...

I don't have enough leg hair to worry about but it's just enough to prevent bandaids from sticking, or to interfere with using a percussion massager and topical analgesics. So once in awhile I'll use...
07-18-21, 12:59 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,258
Posted By canklecat

I suspect the practice of Capitalizing the First...

I suspect the practice of Capitalizing the First Letter of Each Word in a Sentence comes from old school newspaper readers and cranks who wrote letters to the editor. Most newspapers I wrote for...
07-18-21, 12:24 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,299
Posted By canklecat

My aero helmet has miniscule ventlettes that are...

My aero helmet has miniscule ventlettes that are somewhat effective. Even if I detach the plastic cover that snaps into the vents, there isn't room for glasses. The helmet includes an effective...
07-17-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By canklecat

That gal must be in your neighborhood now. I've...

That gal must be in your neighborhood now. I've found a few of her size EEE trebuchets around here.
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