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12-13-14, 07:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,660
Posted By tg1896

Thanks for all the great advice. I plan to take...

Thanks for all the great advice. I plan to take it. So here is my first attempt. Take a look and let me know what you think. It appears to be a 2000 model. Bikepedia value starts at $153 for...
12-03-14, 07:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,660
Posted By tg1896

Corwin - the trails are actually both. There are...

Corwin - the trails are actually both. There are forest service roads and rooty, twisty, single-track.

Lazyass - you are correct and have comvinced me.

Now I need to figure out what to buy. ...
12-01-14, 02:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,660
Posted By tg1896

Okay - thanks for the replies. Guess I'll start...

Okay - thanks for the replies. Guess I'll start a project......
12-01-14, 10:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,660
Posted By tg1896

Do I REALLY Need to Buy a Mountain Bike?

Advice please -

I've never owned one. I recently thinned my herd and sold two road bikes and a 'bent (gosh, my wife is happy!). All I have left is my 2006 Cannondale T2000 touring bike. I don't...
07-07-13, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By tg1896

Perfect. That link is exactly what I was looking...

Perfect. That link is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for the help.
07-07-13, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By tg1896

Tire Sizing Assistance

Sorry folks - but I need some help that I'm sure has been asked before. I searched threads and I also read Sheldon Brown's page. I'm still confused

My recumbent is running Kenda 26 x 1.25 tires...
Forum: Recumbent
07-02-13, 05:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 962
Posted By tg1896

Solving the SWB Car Rack Conundrum

Bacchetta Giro 26
Mini Cooper
Yakima King Joe Pro 2
60 miles at 65 mph
Solid as a rock.
06-26-13, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By tg1896

Your comment got me to re-assess. My Shimano...

Your comment got me to re-assess. My Shimano Tiagra limit screws are reversed from what I would assume - high is inner - low is outer. Also they are not marked. I went back and readjusted the high...
06-18-13, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By tg1896

SRAM X-7 Shifter Woes

Over the last week or so, my X-7 twist shifter has become increasingly harder to shift from the mid ring to high ring. I did a complete derailleur adjustment front and rear - tightened cables, low...
Forum: Touring
06-21-12, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,633
Posted By tg1896

I fought cantis on my Cannondale T2000 for...

I fought cantis on my Cannondale T2000 for several years. Squealing, grabbing, juddering, etc. Adjusting would work for a short while, but eventually it would start all over again. I finally got...
12-03-11, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,094
Posted By tg1896

Should I rebuild a beater?

I've never done a rebuild. I only do my normal routine maintenance. I recently got a new (new to me -it's a steel frame rebuild with Dura Ace components) road bike to replace my late 80's Trek 550....
09-01-06, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,298
Posted By tg1896

Thanks for the help, folks. I knew you would...

Thanks for the help, folks. I knew you would have the answer. I love bike forums!
09-01-06, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,298
Posted By tg1896

How does this Topeak Mini Master Blaster work?

I bought one of these on a sale rack. It came with no instructions. The website says - l ^SmartHead automatically adjusts to fit Presta and Schrader valves ^ but I must be wearing a DumbHead cuz I...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-06, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By tg1896

Man! That looks like a great light for the money....

Man! That looks like a great light for the money. Do you run these? Have you had anyone check it from behind?
Forum: Commuting
08-12-06, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By tg1896

A Blinkie for Cheapskates

I went to Performance a few weeks ago to buy a $29 Cateye blinkie. I found a Performance brand rip-off on sale for $15 and decided "what the heck". I liked it so much I just bought another one on...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-06, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,416
Posted By tg1896

www.rei.com has a large selection.

www.rei.com has a large selection.
Forum: Commuting
07-27-06, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 733
Posted By tg1896

Are Cagers people too?

I don't know, but I decided to find out.

I've seen several threads recently that carried the sentiment that "all cagers hate us no matter what". "They will forget the 99 cyclists that obey all...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-06, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By tg1896

That's a great story - especially from another...

That's a great story - especially from another Atlanta rider.
Forum: Commuting
07-25-06, 07:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,554
Posted By tg1896

I had a sweat gutter band for years and finally...

I had a sweat gutter band for years and finally wore it out. I couldn't find another at the time, so I decided to make my own. I bought a roll of flexible icemaker feed line at Home Depot, cut off...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-06, 03:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,318
Posted By tg1896

Roswell/Alpharetta - the second light he ran was...

Roswell/Alpharetta - the second light he ran was on Mansell Rd.
Forum: Commuting
07-25-06, 03:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,318
Posted By tg1896

Excellent advice from all. I agree with the...

Excellent advice from all. I agree with the sentiment to strike up a conversation and see where it leads (if anywhere). I actually liked the Dr. Phil comment - that was pretty witty.

I really...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-06, 10:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,318
Posted By tg1896

Your response makes it clear that I did a poor...

Your response makes it clear that I did a poor job of providing enough detail. Let me add a few salient points.

1. It was 6:00 a.m. pitch dark
2. The first red light that he ran came at the...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-06, 04:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,318
Posted By tg1896

An Accident Waiting to Happen

I've been commuting to work for over two years and almost never see another cyclist. This morning - SURPRISE! - another commuter. What a joy! I catch up to him (he's on an MTB) and say hello - as...
Forum: Touring
07-23-06, 01:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 958
Posted By tg1896

Thanks for the help and opinions.

Thanks for the help and opinions.
Forum: Touring
07-20-06, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 958
Posted By tg1896

Where are the Schwalbe Marathons?

I'm trying to locate some Schwalbe Marathons (700 x 35) for my Cannondale T2000. The only places I can find them are in the UK. Does anyone know a dealer in the US that has them in stock? Should I...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-06, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By tg1896

Excellent ideas all. I think I've got plenty to...

Excellent ideas all. I think I've got plenty to work with. Thanks for the help.
Forum: Commuting
06-16-06, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By tg1896

I feel pretty stupid, but I have no idea. My...

I feel pretty stupid, but I have no idea. My ride is a 2005 Cannondale T2000.
Forum: Commuting
06-16-06, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By tg1896

Cateye LD-1000 on rear rack?

I'm just about sold on this light. My issue is that I have a seat bag attached to the post. It doesn't appear that the clamp that comes with it can be reduced enough to attach to my rear rack. Any...
05-25-06, 06:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,170
Posted By tg1896

I'll have to get in my plug for a Cannondale...

I'll have to get in my plug for a Cannondale T2000. I bought mine new 18 months ago and love it. I use it almost strictly for commuting 10 miles to work each way. I ride every day and it is a...
05-25-06, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,086
Posted By tg1896

Sounds to me like you need to move. Sorry :)...

Sounds to me like you need to move. Sorry :) Couldn't resist. I have no idea because it's only gotten up to 85 here. I just put a brand new set of Salmon thin-line V pads on yesterday and I am...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-06, 04:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 727
Posted By tg1896

It may be a silly question - but can you take...

It may be a silly question - but can you take your bike on the bus? In Atlanta there is a double bike rack on the front of every bus, so you can ride for a while and then pedal.

Whatever else you...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-06, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By tg1896

I've been wearing these for about a year. I do...

I've been wearing these for about a year. I do not wear them at work (they clash with my ties), but I regularly go to the library and do local shoppng in them. They're pretty comfy.
...
03-08-06, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By tg1896

Getting it done in Atlanta

An article from the 3/8 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Wheels for deals at the Capitol

They rode in tight, bright Lycra or T-shirts and bike-messenger shoes, and they silenced city streets...
02-21-06, 06:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,970
Posted By tg1896

Here is another excellent book on HRM -...

Here is another excellent book on HRM - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0915297256/002-4832047-9512810?v=glance&n=283155

It is primarily for runners. The basic premise is that most people train...
02-21-06, 06:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,065
Posted By tg1896

I'm 53 and weigh the same as the day I graduated...

I'm 53 and weigh the same as the day I graduated from high school - 170. LOTS of whole grains (oatmeal, groats, brown rice, etc.). AT LEAST four fruits and four-six vegetables per day. Red meat...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-06, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 978
Posted By tg1896

I had a similar (but less dramatic) episode...

I had a similar (but less dramatic) episode several years back while commuting in North Carolina. A lady's car had slowly eased off the ice-covered road into the ditch and was just sitting there. I...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-06, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 599
Posted By tg1896

Let me jump in and give three jeers for Atlanta...

Let me jump in and give three jeers for Atlanta traffic. We're may only #4 on your list, but we're gaining on you.
Forum: Commuting
02-12-06, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By tg1896

Okay, now I understand what you're talking about....

Okay, now I understand what you're talking about. I took the same course and they taught the same maneuver, but I don't recall it being called "oversteering". You threw me off when you said "turn...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-06, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By tg1896

I'm intrigued - and confused (which is not at all...

I'm intrigued - and confused (which is not at all unusual for me). I understand the looking hard to the left, because I also ride a motorcycle. The coutersteering right and lowsiding stuff isn't...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-06, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By tg1896

My first real crash

I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later. I was turning left into my subdivision and had oncoming traffic - but it was quite a distance away. I was more concerned with the car coming out of...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-06, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By tg1896

I agree with DanO. I also bought the lightweight...

I agree with DanO. I also bought the lightweight panniers from REI (no longer available) and have been very pleased with them. I've used bags on top of the rack and wasn't pleased with the...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-06, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 911
Posted By tg1896

I started out commuting on a road bike, but...

I started out commuting on a road bike, but eventually tired of the whole backpack/messenger bag hassle. I thought about the Bad Boy, sport tourers, etc. I wound up springing for a Cannondale...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-05, 05:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,189
Posted By tg1896

E. Slow down or just stop altogether - get off...

E. Slow down or just stop altogether - get off and wait for traffic to clear. Yes, it can take a while, but I ride in Atlanta - it can't be much worse where you are. My standing motto for bicycle...
Forum: Commuting
01-24-05, 08:19 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 924,980
Posted By tg1896

All you folks in the frozen tundra will get a...

All you folks in the frozen tundra will get a kick out of this. This morning was my coldest ride yet in Atlanta - 15 degrees (that's PLUS). As I'm tooling along I pass an apartment complex and see...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-05, 07:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,380
Posted By tg1896

Nice looking setup. I think I'll check on the...

Nice looking setup. I think I'll check on the size of tire I can run on my Trek - which looks pretty darn similar to your Raleigh! At the same time, I'll test out a few cyclocross bikes (where did...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-05, 06:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,146
Posted By tg1896

You don't need a chain - you need a promotion. My...

You don't need a chain - you need a promotion. My bike stays in the office, I'm the department head and all I get are nods and "Nice bike!" (don't you just hate suck-ups?)
Forum: Commuting
01-20-05, 06:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,380
Posted By tg1896

I love this bike forum. I get more information...

I love this bike forum. I get more information and varied points of view in one day than I can by visiting 5 or 6 LBSs. After reading all this, I think I'll take a shot at giving my old Trek its...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-05, 07:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By tg1896

In Atlanta, I feel safer on the bike than in the...

In Atlanta, I feel safer on the bike than in the car (I never thought I would say that). Down here, when I'm in a car people routinely pull out in front of you, swerve at you, run red lights and...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-05, 07:13 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 924,980
Posted By tg1896

I left work at 5:30 - traffic was backed up...

I left work at 5:30 - traffic was backed up everyhwere. I passed at least a gazillion cars. People were mad, upset, amused and jealous ("Gee, if I only had the guts I could be on my way, instead if...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-05, 07:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,380
Posted By tg1896

I thought about doing that, but I can't mount a...

I thought about doing that, but I can't mount a tire that large AND I doubt that my 50/34 front with an 11/28 rear could handle the hills. Besides, it would give me a good excuse to buy a...
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