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02-01-23, 04:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,059
Posted By canklecat

Pretty sure tossing that bike in the trash is a...

Pretty sure tossing that bike in the trash is a crime in some states. They have adoption drop-offs at fire stations and bike co-ops for orphans.

Also, this ain't r3dd!t and there's no extra credit...
02-01-23, 03:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 840
Posted By canklecat

Yep, the tests for that lock are impressive. One...

Yep, the tests for that lock are impressive. One guy needed a portable generator to power his plug-in cutting tool to get through it. Even with that rig passersby ignored him.
02-01-23, 03:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 840
Posted By canklecat

Clever. I might get one to replace my Kryptonite...

Clever. I might get one to replace my Kryptonite Mini 7 for my road bike rides. A fraction of the weight, good enough to duck inside a convenience store bathroom if necessary. If it looks like a...
01-30-23, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By canklecat

I wish SunRace made an 8-speed version of their...

I wish SunRace made an 8-speed version of their SL-M10 bargain basement thumbies. As cheap as those things are they work really well. I used them on my then-7 speed cassette Univega for about a year...
01-30-23, 01:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 840
Posted By canklecat

For my road bike rides, Kryptonite Mini 7, if I...

For my road bike rides, Kryptonite Mini 7, if I carry a lock at all. I don't often stop at stores on my road bike workout rides, usually carrying everything I need -- drinks, snacks, etc. If I do...
01-30-23, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By canklecat

Thanks, a bit too long for my current...

Thanks, a bit too long for my current preferences. Technically I'm tall and long-legged enough for 175 cranks, and have 'em on a couple of bikes. But at 65 with age, arthritis and injuries, I'm...
01-24-23, 01:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,079
Posted By canklecat

I know the feeling. I've been hit by cars twice,...

I know the feeling. I've been hit by cars twice, with back and neck injuries. Six cracked vertebrae, two in each region. Injury related scoliosis. Cervical spine stenosis described as "severe" on the...
01-24-23, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By canklecat

smontanaro , what's the crank length?

smontanaro , what's the crank length?
01-19-23, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3,653
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Views: 589,525
Posted By canklecat

Technically arrived to this thread in November...

Technically arrived to this thread in November 2022 after turning 65. But I forgot how the internet works after 65.
01-10-23, 05:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 613
Posted By canklecat

I get the irony. But too many doctors and nurses...

I get the irony. But too many doctors and nurses actually take that perspective: Let's do the easiest thing to get rid of this GOMER. I saw it while working in health care. And far too often now as a...
01-09-23, 07:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 769
Posted By canklecat

Usage examples: "The fork is bent." ...

Usage examples:

"The fork is bent."
Translation: The fork is bent. :twitchy:


"Fork's bent."
We're trolling. The fork is fine. :innocent:
01-09-23, 07:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 613
Posted By canklecat

Sounds familiar. Persistent vertigo was the...

Sounds familiar. Persistent vertigo was the longest lasting symptom I had from catching COVID in autumn 2021. The vertigo lasted until summer 2022 and kept me off the bike for months.

It was even...
01-08-23, 07:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,594
Posted By canklecat

I'm 5'11" and my optimal weight in top physical...

I'm 5'11" and my optimal weight in top physical condition would be 145 lbs, same as when I boxed amateur in my late teens and early 20s. I grew from a string bean 132 lb lightweight to full...
01-08-23, 07:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 847
Posted By canklecat

Can't say I've noticed any difference. When I was...

Can't say I've noticed any difference. When I was younger and working full time plus part time jobs, family, etc., I often bicycle commuted to and from work. And played racquetball or other workouts...
01-08-23, 06:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 772
Posted By canklecat

Before the pandemic slowed medical services to a...

Before the pandemic slowed medical services to a crawl and limited it to necessary procedures only, the VA did full body imaging to assess my injuries after having been hit by cars twice in less than...
01-07-23, 08:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 586
Posted By canklecat

A few more anecdotes from my experience with the...

A few more anecdotes from my experience with the Super Cooties...

More than a year after catching the bug in October 2021, I finally feel like I'm back to the level of fitness I was before getting...
01-07-23, 08:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 526
Posted By canklecat

Back in the 1970s when I rode thousands of miles...

Back in the 1970s when I rode thousands of miles a year between commuting and weekend century club rides, I used a Kirtland Tour Pak handlebar bag, a bright stinkin' red ballistic nylon box with...
01-07-23, 07:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,125
Posted By canklecat

No problem, even with GPS I can still get lost...

No problem, even with GPS I can still get lost just fine.

It also helps that Google maps and others often lag behind new development, especially shake and bake McMansion developments built on...
01-06-23, 09:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 450
Posted By canklecat

I saw a pop-health, alt-medicine link to that...

I saw a pop-health, alt-medicine link to that story this week, but didn't read the actual referenced study. But I just glanced at the introduction to the published study. It's too limited to be...
01-06-23, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By canklecat

Look for a spray & bake finish. Gun Kote and...

Look for a spray & bake finish. Gun Kote and others make 'em. Results vary. It worked great to restore the finish on some older Crosman and Daisy pellet guns made of mostly cast zinc that seemed to...
01-06-23, 09:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 960
Posted By canklecat

Easiest way I've found to mount the Drift Ghost X...

Easiest way I've found to mount the Drift Ghost X to my bike helmets, using the supplied mounting shoes, is to ignore the excellent 3M tape and instead use Blue-Tak or equivalent Scotch brand...
01-04-23, 08:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 586
Posted By canklecat

The mainstream and pop media aren't reporting...

The mainstream and pop media aren't reporting much on COVID anymore, but I follow a couple of epidemiologists on FB and at least glance at their links to medical journal updates on COVID. It still...
01-04-23, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By canklecat

I haven't noticed any tingling from beta alanine....

I haven't noticed any tingling from beta alanine. I do from niacin. I suspect the main reason niacin is included in some energy drinks is specifically for the tingling, slight burning sensation on...
01-02-23, 11:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 586
Posted By canklecat

Fully vaxxed here: two initial full dose Moderna...

Fully vaxxed here: two initial full dose Moderna jabs in 2021. Continued taking precautions including masking. But by late 2021 most people in my area weren't taking any precautions, including city...
01-02-23, 11:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By canklecat

I've used beta alanine and a few other...

I've used beta alanine and a few other supplements on and off for a few years. Can't say I notice any difference. After this batch runs out I probably won't buy it again.

Stuff that actually does...
01-02-23, 10:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,005
Posted By canklecat

If Bo Diddley was still alive and rode a bike, I...

If Bo Diddley was still alive and rode a bike, I think he'd approve.
12-30-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,504
Posted By canklecat

I rewatch that and other videos on the headwinds...

I rewatch that and other videos on the headwinds contest just to keep things in context when I'm tempted to complain about riding on windy days in Texas. Makes our usual 15-20 mph winds with gusts to...
12-30-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,005
Posted By canklecat

Arundel Gecko fan here, especially the Synth...

Arundel Gecko fan here, especially the Synth Gecko. Synth isn't the prettiest bar wrap, but it's the easiest to wrap and rewrap almost indefinitely. Great wrap for beginners to learn on because it's...
12-28-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,152
Posted By canklecat

Actually applied Texas "justice" is all over the...

Actually applied Texas "justice" is all over the map for property crimes (including vehicles), ranging from zero real consequences in overburdened major cities, to virtual lifetime indentured...
12-28-22, 01:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 680
Posted By canklecat

Don't assume the thief will hesitate to attempt...

Don't assume the thief will hesitate to attempt to sell it publicly. If you watch enough videos of encounters with bike and motorcycle thieves, they tend to be utter morons, stoners, unrepentant...
12-26-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,242
Posted By canklecat

Speaking only for myself (oblgatory disclaimer),...

Speaking only for myself (oblgatory disclaimer), the main reason I've tended to avoid any training other than riding and running is because... I just wanna hop on my bike and ride, or lace up my...
12-26-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,756
Posted By canklecat

We were promised jetpacks. They lied.

We were promised jetpacks.

They lied.
12-23-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,283
Posted By canklecat

I gave up golf in high school after nearly...

I gave up golf in high school after nearly decapitating a partner who began walking down the fairway while I was teeing up. I was mentally regurgitating the coach's list of steps, including keeping...
12-23-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,242
Posted By canklecat

I've done bodyweight exercises for years,...

I've done bodyweight exercises for years, starting in 2014 after finally determining to recover from serious neck and back injuries I experienced after my car was t-boned in 2001. Cracked six...
12-23-22, 01:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By canklecat

One of my cousin's kidlets has that. Had his...

One of my cousin's kidlets has that. Had his first open heart surgery at two weeks old. After several more afterward for years. When he got older he called it his zipper, because it was opened so...
12-23-22, 01:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By canklecat

Heh, I had the Creeple People, Thingmaker and...

Heh, I had the Creeple People, Thingmaker and Plastigoop kits too. Not quite as dangerous as "Junior's First Atomic Reactor" kit but close enough to keep the pediatric docs busy for a few years until...
12-22-22, 01:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if the doc...

Yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if the doc literally approximated that with super glue. I've had finger gashes and splits about like that and they just taped 'em together. The flesh healed with almost...
12-22-22, 01:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,398
Posted By canklecat

Well, I had to postpone my cervical procedure...

Well, I had to postpone my cervical procedure this week. The day surgery clinic wouldn't budge on its requirement to have the person who drove me also stay in the waiting room throughout the...
12-22-22, 12:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,685
Posted By canklecat

I'd probably leave my bikes to two or three...

I'd probably leave my bikes to two or three generous bicycle buddies to do with as they see fit: keep, sell, give away, scrap for parts (one is a mechanic, mostly wheelbuilder), convert to sculpture...
12-18-22, 01:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,508
Posted By canklecat

Right you are. I was dredging up faulty memories...

Right you are. I was dredging up faulty memories from about 30 years ago when I got into collecting during the 1990s, a second golden era for many of us, as the Sen. Dole sponsored act helped...
12-16-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,508
Posted By canklecat

Iver Johnson also began as a bicycle and arms...

Iver Johnson also began as a bicycle and arms manufacturer, later phasing out the bicycles. One of my M1 Carbines was made by Iver Johnson.
12-16-22, 04:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By canklecat

Yup, my early 1990s Univega Via Carisma came with...

Yup, my early 1990s Univega Via Carisma came with an Exage CX 500 group that included an all-indexed thumb shifter for the front and rear derailleurs. No option for friction shifting. The indexed...
12-16-22, 03:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 585
Posted By canklecat

Yep, I bought a tubing cutter to trim my Nitto...

Yep, I bought a tubing cutter to trim my Nitto albatross bar on one bike, and an upcoming rebuild of a drop bar road bike to accommodate some 10-speed Dura Ace components.

The bike with the...
12-14-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 930
Posted By canklecat

I'm considering a mini front rack for my early...

I'm considering a mini front rack for my early 1990s Univega Via Carisma. The previous owner mounted a couple of decent Corratec labeled racks (presumably rebadged in Germany, as the racks themselves...
12-11-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,398
Posted By canklecat

Walking is great for maintaining base aerobic and...

Walking is great for maintaining base aerobic and leg strength fitness while recovering when we can't ride. Especially if you can develop a gliding, low-impact speed-walking form.

Back in 2018...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-22, 12:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,915
Posted By canklecat

Before I caught the Super Cooties in late 2021, I...

Before I caught the Super Cooties in late 2021, I typically did 90 rpm on flat terrain, and 100+ on hills. We don't have any mountains here and I can't recall ever encountering a continuous climb,...
12-09-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By canklecat

An easy spin on the indoor trainer works best for...

An easy spin on the indoor trainer works best for me. Which reminds me, I need to set up the trainer again in the living room so I can watch TV or movies. More relaxing for long easy spins, no...
12-09-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By canklecat

I remember hearing about Hannah when I was...

I remember hearing about Hannah when I was stationed in SoCal between 1976-'81, right about the time I got into cycling and racing (at which I was utterly mediocre, but had fun), and reading about...
12-07-22, 11:30 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,123
Posted By canklecat

Google searches using the "site:" parameter often...

Google searches using the "site:" parameter often work better for most sites anyway. With a little finessing you can sometimes narrow external Google searches to specific forums within a site.
12-07-22, 11:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,508
Posted By canklecat

Many US manufacturers best known for non-firearms...

Many US manufacturers best known for non-firearms products have some history of making military firearms, especially for WWII, to gear up quickly. Most of them were good quality, due in part to clear...
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