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12-08-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 574
Posted By canklecat

Yikes. Never let xenomorphs ride your bikes....

Yikes. Never let xenomorphs ride your bikes. Their sweat is almost as bad as their blood.

I have an old set of Dura Ace 7400 STI shifters almost that bad. I bought 'em used cheap just to...
12-05-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By canklecat

Only one way to find out... go for it. ...

Only one way to find out... go for it.

Seriously, though, after losing a bunch of weight since resuming cycling in 2015 I have so little padding on my sitbones that I'm pickier now about saddles...
12-03-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 663
Posted By canklecat

It's fuel. Enjoy every cookie. The only...

It's fuel. Enjoy every cookie.

The only problem is timing cookie consumption around workouts. Due to a chronic upper respiratory inflammation going on two months now, I've ridden my bike only...
Forum: Foo
12-03-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 178
Posted By canklecat

Yikes. Next I'll be hearing my Skull Candy...

Yikes. Next I'll be hearing my Skull Candy earbuds and phones are being renamed Skull Grenades.
12-03-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By canklecat

I know, right! I do casual group rides with a few...

I know, right! I do casual group rides with a few clubs that are loosely connected through members in common. The best part is watching the younger folks riding just for the sheer joy of riding, with...
12-01-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By canklecat

Sounds more like psoriasis, especially plaque...

Sounds more like psoriasis, especially plaque psoriasis, than callouses. Google around for photos and descriptions of symptoms. Could also be "ringworm," a common skin fungus that goes after our...
12-01-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By canklecat

Serving suggestion. Pix snagged off...

Serving suggestion.

Pix snagged off craigslist in 2019, after this hipster gal's cruiserized Centurion Ironman Expert women's model...
11-26-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,615
Posted By canklecat

How many teeth would you like on your single...

How many teeth would you like on your single speed freewheel cog?

Yes.

I need a number.

96...

There's no such th
11-19-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,031
Posted By canklecat

After my thyroid cancer and surgery to remove the...

After my thyroid cancer and surgery to remove the cancerous left lobe in 2018 my serum vitamin D indicators dipped dangerously low, around 15 ng/ml, and I had early onset osteopenia (with a family...
Forum: Foo
11-19-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 742
Posted By canklecat

Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out. That's all you need. That's...

Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out. That's all you need. That's the essential Stones. The original release and extended version were my jogging playlist for most of October, along with Exile, Sticky Fingers,...
Forum: Foo
11-18-21, 02:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,295
Posted By canklecat

More proof that Google and the entire internet...

More proof that Google and the entire internet are watching... always watching, Wazowski... always.

This just popped up on my YouTube feed.

https://youtu.be/QWgX_kWDXKg
11-17-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 422
Posted By canklecat

That wasn't unusual on 5-speed consumer grade and...

That wasn't unusual on 5-speed consumer grade and touring bikes then. Combining larger cogs with only 5, 6 or 7 cogs will require at least one or two awkward steps between cogs.

This previous...
11-12-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 606
Posted By canklecat

Almost indefinitely but even the King headsets...

Almost indefinitely but even the King headsets can be vulnerable to decades of neglect.

My 1993 Trek 5900 OCLV came with lots of nifty titanium components, including a titanium Chris King 1"...
11-11-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,395
Posted By canklecat

No problems, just suck it like a straw or baby...

No problems, just suck it like a straw or baby bottle. Works best with Camelbak nozzles with those rubber diaphragms. I rarely squeeze water from my plastic bottles anyway -- after surgery for...
11-06-21, 02:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By canklecat

LeSexyFishorse , yep, for the right frame it...

LeSexyFishorse , yep, for the right frame it might be worthwhile.

I've generally avoided bikes that needed a lot of cleanup. I would expect the corrosion to cause some sticking -- seat post,...
11-06-21, 02:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 814
Posted By canklecat

Amen. So mote it be. As above, so...

Amen.

So mote it be.

As above, so below.

Shevirat hakeilim will again be made whole.
11-03-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,660
Posted By canklecat

Torso angle is a factor too. Sometimes just a...

Torso angle is a factor too. Sometimes just a 1/8"-1/4" change in stem/handlebar height and/or reach can affect saddle comfort.

That's one reason I like quill stems. Easier to adjust height during...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,606
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, with age most of us lose aerobic capacity...

Yeah, with age most of us lose aerobic capacity quicker than muscle strength -- and we lose both pretty quickly.

I used to spin 90 rpm like clockwork, no particular effort. Over time that got more...
11-03-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 536
Posted By canklecat

Stolen Brand Thermalite BMX pedals are terrific...

Stolen Brand Thermalite BMX pedals are terrific values for under $20. I rode a set for a couplafew years. I smacked them against rocks and they held up. I scraped them on the pavement when I forgot...
11-02-21, 02:59 AM
Replies: 10,058
Views: 1,155,358
Posted By canklecat

Serving suggestion. ...

Serving suggestion.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x683/mating_loggerhead_sea_turtles_002_69c4489b4da8da16115e98029908f89797cf7dec.jpg
It's turtles all the way down...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-21, 01:56 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,224
Posted By canklecat

If I use a bell at all it's usually a Timber...

If I use a bell at all it's usually a Timber mountain bike bell that rings continuously or not at all, via a mechanical switch/damper for the clapper. Sounds kinda like an ice cream truck bell....
10-29-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, I use a clip-in mounting shoe on the rear...

Yeah, I use a clip-in mounting shoe on the rear rack of my hybrid. With the Drift Ghost cameras the mounting shoes are all you need for flat surfaces (like racks) or slightly curved surfaces like...
10-29-21, 01:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By canklecat

Team Burgos BH has been using the K-Force WE...

Team Burgos BH has been using the K-Force WE group since at least 2019 (including winning a Vuelta stage).

My best guess is the COVID-19 pandemic related supply chain crisis limited FSA's ability...
Forum: Foo
10-23-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By canklecat

Sounds like the rural town where I used to live....

Sounds like the rural town where I used to live. Minus the thieves leaving money. The thieves were usually cousins.

Every family has their sticky fingered black sheep but mine seems to have more...
10-23-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,003
Posted By canklecat

Until the past month, and most of this year, I've...

Until the past month, and most of this year, I've averaged 100-125 miles a week, 400-500 miles a month and sometimes a bit more.

But my old neck injuries started giving me trouble last autumn so I...
10-23-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,055
Posted By canklecat

There are some good routes west of Fort Worth...

There are some good routes west of Fort Worth with lightly traveled access roads in good condition. Biggest risk is from deer and critters riding in the dark. I mostly ride at night so I have plenty...
10-23-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,055
Posted By canklecat

I lived on SI as a kid for a couplafew years in...

I lived on SI as a kid for a couplafew years in the late 1960s-early '70s. Rode my bike all around, including the Mashomack forest where I worked as a dishwasher for the private club's restaurant. I...
10-23-21, 04:39 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,055
Posted By canklecat

Go-to route includes a couple of 5-mile loops,...

Go-to route includes a couple of 5-mile loops, one running north/south, the other about 5 miles away running west/east. So a round trip gets me 20-25 miles and a decent workout with lots of short,...
10-21-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,031
Posted By canklecat

All debatable, out of context or inaccurate. ...

All debatable, out of context or inaccurate.

Play around with these graphs (https://mappinghistory.uoregon.edu/english/US/US39-01.html) that estimate life expectancy in the past from birth, age 5,...
10-21-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,516
Posted By canklecat

Lezyne had a couple of models with GPS navigation...

Lezyne had a couple of models with GPS navigation aids but no phone connectivity. The user would sync to the PC later via USB cable. I don't recall the models but they're probably still on the...
10-21-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By canklecat

My pre-owned 2014 (or so) Diamondback Podium has...

My pre-owned 2014 (or so) Diamondback Podium has worse chips than that in the same place, probably from leaning and scraping along a concrete or brick retaining wall at an MUP or other stop. Four or...
10-20-21, 12:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 675
Posted By canklecat

Stiff brush. I get 'em from the dollar store so I...

Stiff brush. I get 'em from the dollar store so I don't feel bad about throwing them away when they get gunky or torn up. A dollar store toilet brush works fine for gunky drivetrains, hubs, spokes,...
Forum: Foo
10-18-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,004
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, things change. That's life. Most...

Yeah, things change. That's life.

Most American urban areas are changing rapidly, for various reasons that often coincide:

Gentrification of formerly impoverished, underutilized...
10-16-21, 02:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 981
Posted By canklecat

I've used MicroShift R7 7-speed brifters for a...

I've used MicroShift R7 7-speed brifters for a couple of years, no problems. They aren't as elegant as the Dura Ace 8-speed brifters (the only others I've tried), and shifting sounds a bit clacky,...
10-16-21, 01:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,281
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, my only gripe about SunRace is they don't...

Yeah, my only gripe about SunRace is they don't make a cassette equivalent to their 7-speed freewheels. I have a couple of 7-speed SunRace cassettes, but they all have an 11 or 12 tooth small cog. I...
10-14-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,176
Posted By canklecat

"I didn't get much sleep last night." "I...

"I didn't get much sleep last night."

"I have indigestion from whatever I ate for breakfast."

"This tire pressure feels wrong for the weather."

"My allergies are acting up again."

Those...
10-14-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,739
Posted By canklecat

Yup. I've met a few homeless folks with mental...

Yup. I've met a few homeless folks with mental illnesses, usually schizophrenia, and some ex-cons, in the parks and even in the middle of nowhere during bike rides. I'll often stop, chat, see if they...
10-13-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 665
Posted By canklecat

Helga and Gertrude are totally judging you. ...

Helga and Gertrude are totally judging you.

They hand make my GP Classics personally for me. With those aprons and scowls I trust them to make sturdy, technically correct Teutonic tires. If I ever...
10-13-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,054
Posted By canklecat

I haven't heard any complaints about Cygolite...

I haven't heard any complaints about Cygolite Hotshots from local friends. Mine have performed as expected.

My Hotshot 150 is going on two years of regular use, day and night, and has lost only a...
Forum: Foo
10-13-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 526
Posted By canklecat

I wouldn't take on Picard. He looks more like an...

I wouldn't take on Picard. He looks more like an assassin than a fighter. As soon as Kirk squared off for a leap-kick, Picard would blast him into oblivion.

Spock vs Worf -- assuming they stayed...
10-12-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By canklecat

Bell or POC fit my squarish-oval Fronkensteen's...

Bell or POC fit my squarish-oval Fronkensteen's monster noggin. The POC Omne Air SPIN is a good value in their lineup, which is usually very pricey.

My head is also a 58.5cm, tricky because that's...
10-10-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,739
Posted By canklecat

The author needs a tissue and massage for that...

The author needs a tissue and massage for that wrenched shoulder from patting himself on the back.
10-10-21, 01:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,826
Posted By canklecat

I'd kinda like to see someone actually riding...

I'd kinda like to see someone actually riding that thing.

I suppose the first cyclist offered a ride with aero bars felt the same way: "You first."
10-08-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,911
Posted By canklecat

The need for speed attracts jerks everywhere,...

The need for speed attracts jerks everywhere, every mode of conveyance.

Check out videos of the Nurburgring track during Touristenfahrten drives, when the infamously dangerous track is open to...
10-08-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,614
Posted By canklecat

Wasteland bike is not real. Nothing is real.

Wasteland bike is not real. Nothing is real.
10-07-21, 03:27 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,326
Posted By canklecat

Looks like someone wanted a bullhorn bar but only...

Looks like someone wanted a bullhorn bar but only had a porteur bar in the bin.

That stem tho'... and flipped... and pink cable lock... of all the weird beer bikes I've seen, this is one. I bet it...
Forum: Foo
10-06-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 722
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, even Africanized honeybees won't sting...

Yeah, even Africanized honeybees won't sting unless seriously provoked or defending their queen and hive. They instinctively know it's a suicide mission.

I've seen some websites and photos that...
Forum: Foo
10-06-21, 02:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 722
Posted By canklecat

Probably Africanized bees. They've bred with the...

Probably Africanized bees. They've bred with the old stock of imported European honeybees. Turns out the initial fears about the Brazilian/Africanized bees were exaggerated. The hybrids are hardier,...
10-05-21, 02:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 766
Posted By canklecat

At the 75 mile mark of a century I stopped to...

At the 75 mile mark of a century I stopped to join some friends for dinner at a German restaurant. Had a big dish of spaetzle with pork and three heavy German beers. I was burpy and foamy the final...
10-02-21, 04:12 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,965
Posted By canklecat

This year I've done at least as much running as...

This year I've done at least as much running as cycling, especially earlier in the year. Strava says I'm spending about the same amount of time on each activity overall (about 135 hours on each so...
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