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Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,210
Posted By canklecat

I just remembered I did once offer unsolicited...

I just remembered I did once offer unsolicited advice to another cyclist. I suggested he re-tie his shoelace. Those things can be a menace when they get caught in the chainring. He seemed grateful.
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06-24-19, 02:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 661
Posted By canklecat

I'm more relaxed without clipless. Sometimes I'll...

I'm more relaxed without clipless. Sometimes I'll take the road bikes out for a spin around the neighborhood and just wear walking shoes with the Look and Shimano SPD-SL pedals. It's uncomfortable to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 01:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 934
Posted By canklecat

Topeak RaceRocket HP. Best mini-pump I've tried...

Topeak RaceRocket HP. Best mini-pump I've tried or owned. The Lezynes look really nifty but the ergonomics aren't quite as friendly. I was disappointed because I really wanted the Lezyne -- it just...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 01:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By canklecat

DripDrop ORS...

DripDrop ORS (https://dripdrop.com/pages/how-it-works). Best I've tried. And I've tried many since the early 1970s when I was an amateur boxer, working out in midday summer heat as a teenager getting...
06-23-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By canklecat

Brilliant. And absolutely valid. It's exactly the...

Brilliant. And absolutely valid. It's exactly the kind of mental game we have to play to get through a tough ride.

We all have little tricks we do to get through a physical challenge. For some...
06-22-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 929
Posted By canklecat

Needs transparent walls and path. And frikkin...

Needs transparent walls and path. And frikkin sharks with frikkin laser beams.
06-22-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By canklecat

If you can do 45 miles, you'll be fine on the...

If you can do 45 miles, you'll be fine on the 100k. The buzz of a group ride will energize you and distract from the discomfort on longer rides.

Beyond 20 continuous miles at a sustainable pace,...
06-20-19, 11:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 933
Posted By canklecat

Conti Ultra Sport II are the best bargain in road...

Conti Ultra Sport II are the best bargain in road tires I've tried (equal to Conti SpeedRides, the best hybrid tire I've ridden). I've ridden 'em in 700x23 and 700x25, folding and wire bead, since...
06-19-19, 01:53 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,481
Posted By canklecat

Nope, I duck out of those group rides as soon as...

Nope, I duck out of those group rides as soon as the problems appear. I don't wait for the really bad stuff. If I see too much half-wheeling, wheel overlapping, guys doing wheelies on every...
06-18-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 789
Posted By canklecat

If you spot those on camera lenses, they're for...

If you spot those on camera lenses, they're for refreshing the bokeh.
06-16-19, 02:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,594
Posted By canklecat

Both, but mainly Marines. I served with both as a...

Both, but mainly Marines. I served with both as a Navy Corpsman. They're all nuts, and I mean that as a compliment. Best duty I ever had in service.

One of my friends who's 20 years younger served...
06-14-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,351
Posted By canklecat

These types of threads rarely gain any...

These types of threads rarely gain any constructive traction for the same reason the A&S forum usually deteriorates into the Antagonism & Sarcasm forum. Even cyclists don't support each other or...
06-14-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,179
Posted By canklecat

I'll bet if you grilled the med tech she probably...

I'll bet if you grilled the med tech she probably also has "a problem" with lots of other people whose niche interests or demographics differ from her narrow world view. It's pretty rare for someone...
Forum: Foo
06-14-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,133
Posted By canklecat

SEO keyword success in workspace is stealth...

SEO keyword success in workspace is stealth newbie approach.
06-13-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,256
Posted By canklecat

If you haven't already done so, try a Lycra...

If you haven't already done so, try a Lycra fabric covered saddle. Serfas makes these in various styles. I have an older Terry woman's road bike saddle with Lycra over dense foam in the style of a...
06-13-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,878
Posted By canklecat

I've done this on and off for decades and tried...

I've done this on and off for decades and tried every variation of cycling behavior. The only thing that works consistently is what most experts recommend -- whether it's called taking the lane,...
Forum: Foo
06-11-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,537
Posted By canklecat

Coffee in the morning.

Coffee in the morning.
06-10-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,248
Posted By canklecat

I'm in Fort Worth. I may check those out. Thanks.

I'm in Fort Worth. I may check those out. Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,118
Posted By canklecat

Thanks, I just put that on my Amazon list.

Thanks, I just put that on my Amazon list.
06-10-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,248
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, the business model for dockless-anything is...

Yeah, the business model for dockless-anything is sketchy. But there's nothing wrong with taking advantage of a good opportunity to salvage some useful bikes.

Heck, this kinda tempts me to see if...
06-10-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,248
Posted By canklecat

BTW, I shared your site on my FB page. Dockless...

BTW, I shared your site on my FB page. Dockless bikes caught a lot of negative publicity, in part driven by folks with a vested interest in the regulated docked bike system. But there's a potentially...
06-10-19, 12:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,248
Posted By canklecat

Excellent info. I see many carless folks (not...

Excellent info. I see many carless folks (not "car free," which implies a lifestyle and choice) riding junk bikes that barely function. These abandoned bike share bikes would make good...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,812
Posted By canklecat

I don't have a car so I ride everywhere to get to...

I don't have a car so I ride everywhere to get to group rides. I used the bus once in three years to transport a bike. Some friends here often use the trains around the D/FW Metroplex to get their...
06-04-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 931
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, the '70s style bike with safety levers (but...

Yeah, the '70s style bike with safety levers (but unusually straight fork, per the shadows), lever action .30-30 carbine and Fit Bit seem a bit anachronistic.
06-04-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,580
Posted By canklecat

I'm partial to the non-gruppo of flip flop hub,...

I'm partial to the non-gruppo of flip flop hub, rakish fork like a chopper, vestigial fender, water bottles on the handlebar, goggles and spare tubs worn bandolier style.

And civilized pockets on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 999
Posted By canklecat

Group ride, 45 miles Friday. Waited too long to...

Group ride, 45 miles Friday.
Waited too long to get started Saturday, rained out afternoon.
And 24 solo miles Sunday. Trying a new-to-me old 13-26 Suntour freewheel. Mostly good, easier for seated...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,602
Posted By canklecat

Seems reasonable. You'd need diagnostic imaging...

Seems reasonable. You'd need diagnostic imaging equipment to properly inspect a carbon fiber frame.
05-28-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,653
Posted By canklecat

Yup. I've used the Continental Speed Rides...

Yup. I've used the Continental Speed Rides (700x42 nominal, closer to 38 wide) and Conti Sport Contact II in 700x32 on the same bike on and off over the past couple of years.

The Speed Rides are...
05-27-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,538
Posted By canklecat

Another example of an otherwise enjoyable ride...

Another example of an otherwise enjoyable ride with one bad apple toward the end.

Rode 27 miles Monday to finish out the long weekend. Good ride until near the end when some jerk decided to harass...
Forum: Foo
05-27-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,342
Posted By canklecat

Too often Memorial Day is conflated with Veterans...

Too often Memorial Day is conflated with Veterans Day. When I hear "Thanks for your service," mostly around this time of year from well meaning folks at the VA, I think "I'm not dead yet."

And...
05-26-19, 12:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By canklecat

Check out The Black Bibs short inseam bibs...

Check out The Black Bibs short inseam bibs (https://www.theblackbibs.com/shop/bibs-shortin). I have their regular bibs and they're fine for the money.

I have the opposite problem. I'd prefer a...
Forum: Foo
05-25-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,584
Posted By canklecat

Are we talking life/health/safety threatening...

Are we talking life/health/safety threatening situation? If so, sure.

Otherwise, probably not.

If you're talking finances, relationships, etc., I'd stay out of it.

In my experience people...
05-24-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,538
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, I know the feeling. Especially after being...

Yeah, I know the feeling. Especially after being hit by a car last year. There are days when I'm too tense to ride and I'll wait until nighttime when the worst roads are practically vacant. I did...
05-23-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,629
Posted By canklecat

Best buy I've found in road bike tires is the...

Best buy I've found in road bike tires is the Continental Ultra Sport II. Reasonably low rolling resistance, tough, durable but also grippy tread. They cost a whopping $15 each, sometimes less via...
05-22-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,399
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, oatmeal. It's often my pre-ride meal, even...

Ditto, oatmeal. It's often my pre-ride meal, even at night if I'm hungry. Oatmeal, sliced banana, some unsweetened Greek yogurt, mixed in a bowl with some spices -- usually cinnamon and turmeric. If...
05-21-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By canklecat

Different handlebar grips or wraps may help. I've...

Different handlebar grips or wraps may help. I've mostly been able to do without gloves, other than for protection from weather or abrasion. But I don't need gloves with extra padding.

Ergonomic...
05-18-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 837
Posted By canklecat

Main problem I've found with all cones,...

Main problem I've found with all cones, regardless of manufacturer, is that low to midrange priced wheels come with hubs that were hastily assembled with the cones cranked down way too tight....
Forum: Foo
05-17-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 762
Posted By canklecat

Tardar Sauce may be gone but we'll always have...

Tardar Sauce may be gone but we'll always have Grumpy Cat.

There was nothing stupid about cashing in on Grumpy Cat's celebrity. It was never the owner's original intention to build a massive fan...
05-17-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,199
Posted By canklecat

And the latest on racing says the best place to...

And the latest on racing says the best place to be to save energy in the peloton is smack in the middle of the pack, where you expend a tiny fraction of the energy of the outside riders. But it's...
05-17-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,690
Posted By canklecat

There's no such thing as a zombie thread for C&V...

There's no such thing as a zombie thread for C&V bikes.

Add the Kona Lava Dome Race Light and other Kona Race Light versions from the 1990s. I was >>>this<<< close to buying one in February but...
05-14-19, 01:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,533
Posted By canklecat

Main reason I went to clipless is for the rigid,...

Main reason I went to clipless is for the rigid, stiff soled shoes. I have skinny feet with high arches and have had painful foot cramps with ill-fitting shoes for decades. With old school Detto...
05-11-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,293
Posted By canklecat

Do you really like to bike? I have my...

Do you really like to bike?

I have my doubts.

Maybe you're just imagining you like to bike but really prefer trolling bike forums and exhausting the litany of logical fallacies.
05-11-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,410
Posted By canklecat

I'm lucky to have a nearby LBS that's one of the...

I'm lucky to have a nearby LBS that's one of the oldest in the area, still owned by the same guy for 30+ years. While they'll happily sell new Treks, the owner and manager will equally happily...
05-11-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 799
Posted By canklecat

Jacques Anquetil lent his name to some bikes...

Jacques Anquetil lent his name to some bikes (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/1148639-your-amusement-jacques-anquetil-bike.html) that were unlikely to be...
05-11-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,410
Posted By canklecat

Me looking down on my own old frame... ...

Me looking down on my own old frame...
...
05-10-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,703
Posted By canklecat

That Norco City Glide should be comfortable,...

That Norco City Glide should be comfortable, especially with swept bars and ergonomic grips.

Check to be sure the palm shelf support is oriented to keep your wrist straight. This can feel odd at...
05-10-19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,703
Posted By canklecat

Assuming good bike fit... I've mostly...

Assuming good bike fit...

I've mostly switched from relying on gloves for comfort to using bar grips and wrap to do the job -- and usually better.

On the hybrid with Nitto albatross bars I use...
05-09-19, 11:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 835
Posted By canklecat

Sure, Pearl Izumi makes good midrange, midprice...

Sure, Pearl Izumi makes good midrange, midprice stuff and a great value. I have several PI items, shorts, liners, baggies, arm warmers, windbreaker, and they're all good.
05-09-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,293
Posted By canklecat

I can understand. Today was a year since I was...

I can understand. Today was a year since I was hit by a car. I celebrated with a 6 mile round trip to and from physical therapy for the injuries. And I'm looking at months more of PT. After a nap I...
05-08-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,817
Posted By canklecat

I've eaten those. Some are pretty good. Mostly I...

I've eaten those. Some are pretty good. Mostly I ended up using 'em to flavor homemade beans, soups, etc. Much better quality than most jerky, and soft enough to eat even with sensitive teeth (or...
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