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Forum: Foo
05-28-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10,047
Views: 2,129,321
Posted By Digger Goreman

Hypocrisy is the Greatest Luxury Michael Franti...

Hypocrisy is the Greatest Luxury
Michael Franti and the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprosy

Veracruz: Warren Zevon
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,684
Posted By Digger Goreman

Totally anecdotal, and I am an old orangutan on...

Totally anecdotal, and I am an old orangutan on an old mtb, but I experimented with wind resistance, highest cadence, and max speed on my steepest hill. Whether I pedal to 25mph and "tuck", or pedal...
05-27-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 938
Posted By Digger Goreman

Basic answer, yes. BUT, it depends on the spacing...

Basic answer, yes. BUT, it depends on the spacing of your rear cassette: When I was running 9 speed 32x 11-34, it was common for me to shift 2-3 cogs in one go; either by max trigger shift or, later,...
Forum: Commuting
05-27-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By Digger Goreman

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Clean(er) bars
Left to right: Thumb shifter, "computer", horn...
Forum: Commuting
05-27-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By Digger Goreman

koala logs Sounds like you got a super break with...

koala logs Sounds like you got a super break with the chain line falling just right :thumb: And, yes, the gift of know-how mechanics saves a lot of moolah!

The Clutch Derailleur is a known (and...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By Digger Goreman

Hey, BobbyG, my motivation was about 51%...

Hey, BobbyG, my motivation was about 51% philosophical: A desire to do more with less... to simplify. Cleaned up the cockpit. Cleared out the front mechanism. Stopped me from the rare mis-shift....
05-26-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,859
Posted By Digger Goreman

I believe it is/was Paul Sucheki on UTube that...

I believe it is/was Paul Sucheki on UTube that said, "Have a sense of adventure."

Yesterday I discovered a creekside trail that just HAD to be there (not on the maps) and eliminates being on a...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By Digger Goreman

1x conversion review/lessons learned

For whatever reason, you want to pull the trigger on your 1x commuter/road bike. I just finished the final piece in my somewhat haphazardly approached, yet successful conversion. Some things I did...
05-25-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 938
Posted By Digger Goreman

I am not the paragon of all wisdom, but this is...

I am not the paragon of all wisdom, but this is how I shift uphill on my 1x: As I crest the tall hill, I can feel my cadence (pedal speed) increasing and will start shifting to stronger gears. My...
05-24-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,079
Posted By Digger Goreman

Search fu "stroads" on u-tube, as well as "vision...

Search fu "stroads" on u-tube, as well as "vision zero" on all formats. The history of roads and the introduction of autos (and their lobbying efforts) is also instructive.
05-24-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,780
Posted By Digger Goreman

Even Car Culture is a symptom of the horde-ing...

Even Car Culture is a symptom of the horde-ing that grips western (and increasingly, eastern) cultures. The attitude that someone has "earned it" is deeply ingrained in the ego construct and...
05-23-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4,059
Views: 315,313
Posted By Digger Goreman

42.6 miles last Saturday on an LBS, then...

42.6 miles last Saturday on an LBS, then Chocolate, run :giver:

Off work for the summer, so must make up for lack of commuting miles....
05-23-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,881
Posted By Digger Goreman

Wish that karmic backlashes were truly instant...

Wish that karmic backlashes were truly instant (wind blowing trash back into face and car, or a cyclist spitting left at the same time), but sometimes it works out:

The first leg of my Saturday...
05-23-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,209
Posted By Digger Goreman

It's a fair critique, though the Fixits are...

It's a fair critique, though the Fixits are strongly magnetic. I used to work on military and civilian aircraft, so have acquired a work habit of keeping my tools securely placed during repairs. But...
Forum: Foo
05-22-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 438
Posted By Digger Goreman

We've been eating the acre of violets for the...

We've been eating the acre of violets for the last year, trying to encourage the sparse plantains (broad-leaf herb, not bananas) to increase, and have transplanted a three year old peach tree. We are...
05-22-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,100
Posted By Digger Goreman

Eat the dandelions! Especially being Chem free. :D

Eat the dandelions! Especially being Chem free. :D
05-22-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,209
Posted By Digger Goreman

Forgot to say, resist the temptation to make a...

Forgot to say, resist the temptation to make a long stick using the 6mm bit. While close, I feel the wiggle room would damage the holder and or bit.
05-22-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,033
Posted By Digger Goreman

If they were reliable and cheap, would love to....

If they were reliable and cheap, would love to....
05-22-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,209
Posted By Digger Goreman

The Crank Brothers is sweet, and I have a similar...

The Crank Brothers is sweet, and I have a similar Chinese knock off that the sticks replaced. Bits wise, I supplemented with an 8mm for pedals and cranks, and a 1/4" shank to put the two sticks...
05-21-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,881
Posted By Digger Goreman

JW Fas peace, brother. Don't take their bait....

JW Fas peace, brother. Don't take their bait. Foot soldiers for the car industry/culture hang out here....
05-21-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 189,435
Posted By Digger Goreman

ARRRRRGGGGGG!!!!! No camera, but a story: Today,...

ARRRRRGGGGGG!!!!! No camera, but a story: Today, a voice behind me (on the MUP) says, "Like the shirt!" As the guy rides by, I noticed the interesting bends on all the rear geometry of his bike. A...
Forum: Introductions
05-20-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By Digger Goreman

Bon jour! My wife is from the central valley and...

Bon jour! My wife is from the central valley and really likes her Peugot!!!
05-19-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By Digger Goreman

Greed, guns and gas destroyed paradise. Two out...

Greed, guns and gas destroyed paradise. Two out of three claimed this poor soul....
05-19-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,190
Posted By Digger Goreman

Four at a time: Expendable button battery on the...

Four at a time: Expendable button battery on the old "computer". Rechargeables on horn, fore and aft lights (plus one spare head light).
05-19-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 40,431
Posted By Digger Goreman

Current Configuration 1995 Trek 800 Sport

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05-17-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 18,716
Posted By Digger Goreman

Glad it was resurrected. Gained a grain of...

Glad it was resurrected. Gained a grain of knowledge. :thumb:
05-16-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 777
Posted By Digger Goreman

Yeah, I learned to relax in the saddle. The Ergon...

Yeah, I learned to relax in the saddle. The Ergon grips both flattened out my wrists and provided the bar ends for alt positions. Now it is not unusual to ride all day with no issues.
05-16-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By Digger Goreman

Yes, 26", but there are conversions to larger...

Yes, 26", but there are conversions to larger wheels. Provided the wheel and tire has clearance. From the vids I've seen, brake conversions are the easy part.
05-16-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 777
Posted By Digger Goreman

At least 5 miles, but only if I'm...

At least 5 miles, but only if I'm knowingly/unknowingly tense.

Trek 800 Sport (intro level mtb) 18" frame.

5'11", 30 inches.

Physically fit for a 61 yr old. I don't get "gassed" till about...
05-16-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By Digger Goreman

2018 Review:...

2018 Review: https://www.bmxonline.com/trek-antelope-800-review/

Mostly pluses, some minuses, "lowest quality" of Trek. Read the whole (short) review. Gives good context and qualifiers for the...
05-16-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,187
Posted By Digger Goreman

We'll agree to disagree....

We'll agree to disagree....
05-16-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By Digger Goreman

I absolutely LOVE my '95 800 Sport and have been...

I absolutely LOVE my '95 800 Sport and have been cycling and commuting on it since Dec 2013.
...
05-16-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Posted By Digger Goreman

Don't get me started. I WORK for the same...

Don't get me started. I WORK for the same organization and these doofuses drive like they are in a sports car :mad: Failure to yield, sitting in crossings, speeding, passing less than 3 ft, the...
05-16-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 777
Posted By Digger Goreman

What's been said, above, as well as my...

What's been said, above, as well as my supplemental favorite remedy: Ergon GP2 grips!

https://www.ergonbike.com/en/article-gp1.html

That said, I ride an old mtb with non-drop bars....
05-15-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,212
Posted By Digger Goreman

:eek: Hold on, you have cognizant drivers in...

:eek: Hold on, you have cognizant drivers in Michigan?! :eek:

I'm living in the wrong state! :cry:
05-15-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,187
Posted By Digger Goreman

You want to start a fight with a motorist, don't...

You want to start a fight with a motorist, don't use the F-bomb, just say W A I T !

If it were 75 of anything else larger than a bike, they'd suck it up.... There are no secondary citizens (or...
05-15-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,508
Posted By Digger Goreman

Most days I lose count of the jackgas motorists I...

Most days I lose count of the jackgas motorists I yell at (whether I'm biking or motoring). Cyclists aren't immune, but the least of my worries....
04-28-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,209
Posted By Digger Goreman

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Fix it Sticks my way :)...
04-25-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,345
Posted By Digger Goreman

No need for name calling or disparaging remarks....

No need for name calling or disparaging remarks. And, no, a little methane is much more benign than diesel smoke. I'm likely your contemporary, if not your senior, and my scientific/medical knowledge...
04-25-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,345
Posted By Digger Goreman

I will take polite exception to this. The guy has...

I will take polite exception to this. The guy has committed assault with a deadly weapon (indeed, one modified intentionally for that type of assault, therefore premeditated). Incarcerated, fined,...
04-24-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,345
Posted By Digger Goreman

The deep psyche of Car Culture is that of...

The deep psyche of Car Culture is that of privileged bullies. In my world view, there are no secondary citizens. Yet, I am disillusioned by seeing individuals I would stand shoulder to shoulder with...
Forum: Touring
04-23-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By Digger Goreman

I think it is a matter of application. If going...

I think it is a matter of application. If going into the wild, pans can hang up on roots, limbs and berms. On the road, just high curbs. For my commuting, pans rule! But the one time it was necessary...
Forum: Foo
04-23-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,974
Posted By Digger Goreman

I just hope my retirement dollars mean something...

I just hope my retirement dollars mean something next year :50:
Forum: Foo
04-23-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,974
Posted By Digger Goreman

Actually the dumbest investor title would be...

Actually the dumbest investor title would be "american tax payer".... Ummmmm, darned, ... Florida, huh? Georgia, here. Guess we both lost :foo:

Glad the horse kept its promises :beer:
04-23-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4,059
Views: 315,313
Posted By Digger Goreman

Another twenty out and back for 40 miles,...

Another twenty out and back for 40 miles, chocolate and cheese run :thumb:
04-22-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,209
Posted By Digger Goreman

Wow, amazing to hear that confession :) I see the...

Wow, amazing to hear that confession :) I see the occasional Cool Tool on fleabay at seemingly outrageous prices :eek: They are amazing in design and function, or so I imagine!

On the fixit sticks...
04-21-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,209
Posted By Digger Goreman

Fix-it Sticks. Worth every penny and expandable...

Fix-it Sticks. Worth every penny and expandable from your toolbox.
Forum: Foo
04-19-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 980
Posted By Digger Goreman

So, Pink Floyd has become just another brick in...

So, Pink Floyd has become just another brick in the wall....
04-15-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,086
Posted By Digger Goreman

Crankbrothers clik stick Amazon.com : Crank...

Crankbrothers clik stick Amazon.com : Crank Brothers Greg Minnaar Signature Series Klic HV Gauge Hand Pump Fort William (Black), One Size : Sports & Outdoors...
Forum: Foo
04-12-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Digger Goreman

Aww, man... Gilbert too?!

Yahoo News has Godfried checking out at 67. Very entertaining man!
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