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10-21-20, 02:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,230
Posted By canklecat

I still have my heavy comfort hybrid that I got...

I still have my heavy comfort hybrid that I got back into shape with a few years ago. I don't ride it much anymore, other than occasional local errands because it's very stiff and good for hauling...
10-21-20, 02:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 596
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, no, not buying it. Sounds like the couple...

Yeah, no, not buying it. Sounds like the couple lost their beloved pet and had to blame someone for something.

It's really difficult to manage a decent defensive blow from a bicycle to ward off a...
10-21-20, 01:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,004
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, twice. Once in San Diego in the 1970s...

Yeah, twice.

Once in San Diego in the 1970s or '80s for rolling left through a red light before dawn with zero traffic around (other than the cop behind me), because that light never changed for...
Forum: Foo
10-21-20, 01:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 624
Posted By canklecat

I'm going to vote early, in person. I don't trust...

I'm going to vote early, in person. I don't trust the process in Texas, for good reason. We have a long history of election fraud by all sides, depending on who's in power. As a newspaper reporter in...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 12:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 315
Posted By canklecat

Bontrager RXL Thermal soft shell gloves have been...

Bontrager RXL Thermal soft shell gloves have been my favorite long fingered gloves for north central Texas cool weather rides. Soft and comfy, very tough (they've withstood a few tumbles on grass and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 589
Posted By canklecat

50+ mph drafting a truck in Mexico during the...

50+ mph drafting a truck in Mexico during the 1980 Rosarito-Ensenada on a winding downhill, according to friends watching my stupid stunt. Hey, I was in my early 20s and invulnerable. Not something...
10-20-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 382
Posted By canklecat

I'd go with a standard freewheel hub, SunRace...

I'd go with a standard freewheel hub, SunRace chromed 7-speed freewheel (MFR30 in 13-25, or MFM30 in 13-28, both are equally good), and KMC Z72 or equivalent chain. That's what I've used for a couple...
10-20-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 438
Posted By canklecat

Good description, pretty much my impression of...

Good description, pretty much my impression of the MicroShift R7. They can be a bit clangy, depending on the handlebar and frame. Shifting sounds were a bit more abrupt with some drop bars and on a...
10-19-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,456
Posted By canklecat

I doubt clothing is a factor, at all. My...

I doubt clothing is a factor, at all.

My auto immune disorder (Hashimoto's) and eventual thyroid cancer *might* have been provoked by a bad reaction to a gamma globulin shot I got in the 1980s...
10-19-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 992
Posted By canklecat

Spare bedroom of my apartment. I have six bikes...

Spare bedroom of my apartment. I have six bikes and need to pare down to four -- or make room for a different couple of bikes, dunno.

A friend who's a carpenter has a couple of bike rooms,...
10-18-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 448
Posted By canklecat

Add more taillights for enhanced visibility. ...

Add more taillights for enhanced visibility.

I use Cygolite Hotshots on the seat post for the narrow, intensely bright beam. And Cygolite Hotrod on the seat stay for the wider dispersion. Both...
10-18-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 438
Posted By canklecat

It can work with the right rear derailleur. ...

It can work with the right rear derailleur.

I have those MicroShift R7 shifters. No problems. They're plasticity inside but has been reliable. Metal shift and brake levers. Everything is smooth...
10-18-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 631
Posted By canklecat

I've switched my Centurion Ironman around for...

I've switched my Centurion Ironman around for windy or hilly conditions. It came with 52/42 chainrings and 7 speed 13-24 freewheel, but I usually ride it with 50/38 Vuelta chainrings and 13-28...
10-18-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,725
Posted By canklecat

Well, my $7 bluetooth ear buds run only about 90...

Well, my $7 bluetooth ear buds run only about 90 minutes per battery charge. But I like the concept. And it's not hard to hear traffic when I listen Milton Waddams style -- at a reasonable volume....
Forum: Foo
10-18-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 657
Posted By canklecat

"Eat the stuffing, throw away the possum." ...

"Eat the stuffing, throw away the possum."

Fixed.
Forum: Foo
10-17-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 657
Posted By canklecat

I've seen this movie. It doesn't end well for the...

I've seen this movie. It doesn't end well for the humans.

https://youtu.be/w_pxwv61SQI
10-17-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By canklecat

A smartphone and app. I prefer Wahoo Fitness over...

A smartphone and app. I prefer Wahoo Fitness over Strava and most others. It's low resource demand so it won't drain the battery when in my pocket with the display off. The app display is very simple...
10-17-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,181
Posted By canklecat

They're out there. Most aren't as flagrant as...

They're out there. Most aren't as flagrant as this guy (https://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/2017/04/06/granbury-man-who-said-i-don-t-care-after-swerving-into-motorcyclists-is-headed-to-prison/),...
10-17-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 962
Posted By canklecat

Some of my friends collect snakes and tarantulas....

Some of my friends collect snakes and tarantulas. Pretty sure this is how their collections started.
10-17-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,824
Posted By canklecat

I saw my first cyclist with a rear facing white...

I saw my first cyclist with a rear facing white light a few nights ago. From a distance and as I approached I couldn't tell whether it was a salmon coming toward me in the right lane, or a very slow...
10-17-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By canklecat

A friend was an REI bike tech. Good one too. She...

A friend was an REI bike tech. Good one too. She moved on to another career in health care but still does some bike work, mostly wheel building. I'm about to take some rims, hubs and spokes to her...
10-17-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, I had a feeling about the UN55 being...

Yeah, I had a feeling about the UN55 being discontinued back in summer when REI had 'em on sale for about $8 each. I wondered why any shop would discount anything during a pandemic... then grabbed...
10-17-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 541
Posted By canklecat

If you're not worried that you'll get anything,...

If you're not worried that you'll get anything, I'm not worried you'll get anything.

Whew, that's a relief. Now I have room to worry about one more person who needs the worrying.
...
10-17-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 848
Posted By canklecat

Yup, tons of affordable bikes being sold by major...

Yup, tons of affordable bikes being sold by major and minor brand names using 7-speed freewheels. An early 2000s model Globe Carmel comfort hybrid that I use as an errand bike came with a 7-speed...
Forum: Foo
10-17-20, 12:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 402
Posted By canklecat

Some parts of our long MUP run through fairly...

Some parts of our long MUP run through fairly isolated areas so it's not unusual too see bobcats, coyotes, rattlesnakes, water moccasins/cottonmouths, tarantulas, wild turkeys, deer, pretty much any...
Forum: Foo
10-17-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 232
Posted By canklecat

I have way too many jackets and coats. Looking...

I have way too many jackets and coats. Looking through my closet, it appears I have something for every 5 degree increments in temperatures below 70 F. I still have my Navy wool pea coat from 1976,...
10-17-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 541
Posted By canklecat

I'll probably skip all the holiday gatherings...

I'll probably skip all the holiday gatherings this year. I did last year, due to similar concerns. Around October 2019 I began experiencing most of the symptoms later associated with COVID-19, other...
10-17-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 541
Posted By canklecat

On Facebook I've seen photos and videos of some...

On Facebook I've seen photos and videos of some PVC pipe treat dispensers, running from the front door down the porch steps. Cute idea.

For naughty kids, use a slingshot or trebuchet dispenser. :D
10-16-20, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By canklecat

Some of my friends who enjoy the camaraderie of...

Some of my friends who enjoy the camaraderie of group rides seem to benefit from Zwift and Peloton. Depends on whether they prefer self directed rides with online friends, or more formal training...
10-16-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,181
Posted By canklecat

The simple shapes of some video cameras -- the...

The simple shapes of some video cameras -- the Drift models, older cylindrical Ion and similar cameras -- would make it easy to fabricate warmers from neoprene. Just cut and glue or stitch the edges....
10-16-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 393
Posted By canklecat

Occasionally I'll trim the Irish pennants from...

Occasionally I'll trim the Irish pennants from the sidewalls of my Conti SpeedRides, near the bead. It's never bad, just an occasional thread.

Never noticed any problems with my other Continental...
10-16-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,430
Posted By canklecat

A couple of years ago I was on a mostly liquid...

A couple of years ago I was on a mostly liquid and soft diet for nearly a year due to a constricted and distorted esophagus and trachea (fixed after thyroid surgery to remove a calcified malignant...
10-16-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By canklecat

Are those the shifters that trim the left/FD...

Are those the shifters that trim the left/FD along with the right/rear derailleur?
10-15-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By canklecat

See this thread started Oct 4...

See this thread started Oct 4 (https://www.bikeforums.net/coronavirus-covid-19/1214605-s-not-cytokine-kills-s-bradykinin-kills.html).
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By canklecat

Heart rate is a factor. Strava's guesstimates for...

Heart rate is a factor. Strava's guesstimates for relative effort changed after I got a Tickr and added more data. Then it changed in response to changes in my meds and caffeine intake that affected...
10-15-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By canklecat

Ah, this fan video on the Sticky Bottle site...

Ah, this fan video on the Sticky Bottle site (https://www.stickybottle.com/latest-news/fans-footage-shows-just-how-hard-geraint-thomas-crashed-at-giro-video/) is taken from a higher angle and does...
10-15-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By canklecat

I have a couple of L&M lights -- Urban 500 and...

I have a couple of L&M lights -- Urban 500 and Rando 500. While they're reliable, compact and bright enough, they don't appear to be serviceable in any way. And the rubber band mounts tend to break...
10-15-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 917
Posted By canklecat

I'm a cheapskate and often reuse cable housings...

I'm a cheapskate and often reuse cable housings through two or three cable swaps. But I usually replace the small loop of cable housing around the rear derailleur with every new cable. That's the one...
10-15-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 362
Posted By canklecat

Slime for tubes worked pretty well for me on one...

Slime for tubes worked pretty well for me on one hybrid. I was using Continental SpeedRides, which are great all purpose tires for dry gravel, grass, etc., but have only a thin puncture shield. Two...
10-15-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By canklecat

Those Shimano MegaRange 7-speed freewheels with...

Those Shimano MegaRange 7-speed freewheels with ranges around 14-34 are really awkward. There's a huge jump from the 6th cog, around 24 teeth, to the largest cog, around 32 or 34T, especially when...
Forum: Foo
10-15-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 926
Posted By canklecat

"Flat" as a synonym for apartment is still slang,...

"Flat" as a synonym for apartment is still slang, even in common usage, and this misinterpretation shows the pitfalls of relying on slang in technical writing and marketing for an international...
10-15-20, 04:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 793
Posted By canklecat

I like latex tubes for comfort over butyl. I'm...

I like latex tubes for comfort over butyl. I'm not strong or fast enough to notice any difference in speed. But if the Schwalbe Aerothan tubes are better than latex I'd give 'em a try. Even as...
Forum: Foo
10-15-20, 04:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 902
Posted By canklecat

It nailed me, within 5-10 miles of my primary...

It nailed me, within 5-10 miles of my primary formative years and schooling -- it missed the specific suburb/town only slightly, naming the next bordering town. And it wasn't Texas, although that's...
Forum: Foo
10-15-20, 03:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 926
Posted By canklecat

Regarding the OP, the slang use of "flat" to...

Regarding the OP, the slang use of "flat" to refer to what we'd call an "apartment" in most of the US is an example of why slang should be avoided in technical writing and most marketing.

"Fanny"...
Forum: Foo
10-15-20, 03:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 926
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, that was my only peeve about the Darmok...

Yeah, that was my only peeve about the Darmok episode when it first aired and was in syndication before social media.

Then I read increasingly incoherent, rambling and borderline paranoid posts on...
10-15-20, 02:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By canklecat

Apparently Cav's comment was taken a bit out of...

Apparently Cav's comment was taken a bit out of context. He meant that if the one day races he planned to enter were all canceled, that might mean, in effect, he'd ridden his last race. Presumably he...
10-15-20, 02:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By canklecat

The video I saw was on Twitter, showing Thomas...

The video I saw was on Twitter, showing Thomas falling over one of the many bottles that popped out of cages when riders hit a speed bump. I was using my phone and didn't bookmark it, don't remember...
10-14-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By canklecat

You'll need to log out of Strava, set a test ride...

You'll need to log out of Strava, set a test ride to public, and view it without being logged in. That's the only way to determine whether Strava is respecting your privacy zone.

From within the...
10-14-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By canklecat

According to BBC World News on radio, which...

According to BBC World News on radio, which emphasizes Africa after midnight in the US, the COVID-19 positive rates and casualties are remarkably low due to public cooperation -- widespread use of...
10-14-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 644
Posted By canklecat

Wireless computers -- from simple to GPS types...

Wireless computers -- from simple to GPS types that can sync to mobile devices -- can be a bit finicky to set up.

As other folks noted, some LED lights can interfere with wireless connectivity....
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