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05-27-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,083
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: 714
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: 714
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: 714
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....
Forum: Commuting
05-25-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
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: 1,083
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, 05:55 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,945
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: 4,378
Views: 339,215
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....
05-22-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,286
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: 1,256
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, 08:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,256
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: 111
Views: 3,513
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....
05-17-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 19,405
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, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
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, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
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, 07:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 819
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....
04-28-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,256
Posted By Digger Goreman

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Fix it Sticks my way :)...
04-25-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,854
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: 5,854
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: 5,854
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: Foo
04-23-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,990
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: 4,378
Views: 339,215
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:
04-21-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,256
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: 1,022
Posted By Digger Goreman

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

So, Pink Floyd has become just another brick in the wall....
Forum: Foo
04-12-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By Digger Goreman

Aww, man... Gilbert too?!

Yahoo News has Godfried checking out at 67. Very entertaining man!
04-10-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,446
Posted By Digger Goreman

:innocent: Foot soldiers for the auto industry! ...

:innocent: Foot soldiers for the auto industry!
Where's Paulo Freire when you need him?! (RIP)
04-09-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,274
Posted By Digger Goreman

For me, that is my final analysis. I have adopted...

For me, that is my final analysis. I have adopted the mindset that, if it is reasonably possible, I will bike the trip. Like you, I started with a mountain bike, but I never rode trails. It started...
04-08-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4,378
Views: 339,215
Posted By Digger Goreman

40 miles 😁 Chocolate and cheese run to...

40 miles 😁

Chocolate and cheese run to nearest bikeable Trader Joe's.
04-05-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By Digger Goreman

GP2 on old Trek mtb, fit fine.

GP2 on old Trek mtb, fit fine.
04-01-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 830
Posted By Digger Goreman

Mine goes away with either a couple of bananas,...

Mine goes away with either a couple of bananas, or a Calcium-Magnesium supplement.
03-12-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 80
War
Views: 4,456
Posted By Digger Goreman

Kept to my word and cycled all five days this...

Kept to my word and cycled all five days this week, even in a thunderstorm with BOLTS of rain coming down. Happily, we have had no snow this year (or most years). The recently acquired, Goretex...
03-06-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 80
War
Views: 4,456
Posted By Digger Goreman

ALL the world governments AND our wants of...

ALL the world governments AND our wants of convenience have contributed to the current world situations....

This is an opportunity for me to make more inclusive reasoning to take my bike longer,...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15,586
Views: 11,972,363
Posted By Digger Goreman

3x to 1x Wide Range Cassette Commuter

99% complete on what was originally a 3x7, 1995 Trek 800 Sport. About 8.5 years (and thousands of miles) later, it is finally the way I envisioned it :thumb:...
02-28-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By Digger Goreman

In the interim of switching my old Trek mtb from...

In the interim of switching my old Trek mtb from 3x to 1x, I rode the bike with the FD limit screws dialed to the middle and left the FD on as a chain keeper. No issues, though noting that I RARELY...
Forum: Touring
02-22-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,111
Posted By Digger Goreman

Suggest mod move this to religion section.......

Suggest mod move this to religion section.... :innocent:
02-22-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 80
War
Views: 4,456
Posted By Digger Goreman

I'm already car light. I'll just get car lighter....

I'm already car light. I'll just get car lighter. Good excuse to get smug among the gasaholics as they moan while pissing away their money out their mufflers. :ride:
02-12-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,405
Posted By Digger Goreman

Today had an example of who you REALLY don't need...

Today had an example of who you REALLY don't need to be: Cyclist going uphill on Rosser Rd., me downhill. We pass each other in our respective lanes. A gashole decides it's ok to pass between us,...
02-10-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,405
Posted By Digger Goreman

Wish I could remember where in the Georgia code,...

Wish I could remember where in the Georgia code, but two vehicles cannot travel side by side in the same lane except for a pair of bicycles. Ignorance is bliss, but the OP is still angry? :foo:
02-10-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,813
Posted By Digger Goreman

Merde.... :trainwreck:

Merde.... :trainwreck:
01-30-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,381
Posted By Digger Goreman

It's colder than a witch's bottom! And I should...

It's colder than a witch's bottom! And I should know, from my first marriage :eek: :innocent:
01-27-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By Digger Goreman

Prestacycle fixit sticks vs Fixit Sticks?

Perusing bike tools and wonder what is the difference, if any?
Forum: Foo
01-27-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By Digger Goreman

One of the greatest among us has quietly transitioned.

Author Jason Gregory just shared the news of five days ago of the passing of Thich Nhat Hanh: https://jasongregory.org/honoring-thich-nhat-hanh-the-buddha-of-the-modern-world/

While I am not a...
Forum: Commuting
01-24-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,369
Posted By Digger Goreman

Age 60; 6.5 mile commute; 11-13 mph average;...

Age 60; 6.5 mile commute; 11-13 mph average; hilly subdivisions for half the route; currently 32/11-34 single; 1995 Trek 800 Sport mtb, rigid.
01-20-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,757
Posted By Digger Goreman

After the unfortunate demise of Jolt Cola,...

After the unfortunate demise of Jolt Cola, cyclists had to find a substitute....
Forum: Commuting
01-18-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,093
Posted By Digger Goreman

I concur with the separate helmet light. Recently...

I concur with the separate helmet light. Recently run two Cygolites (one on helmet, one on bars) in the morning and cars are taking more notice. I believe the ability to swivel ones helmeted light is...
01-17-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,757
Posted By Digger Goreman

:wtf:

:wtf:
01-16-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,218
Posted By Digger Goreman

As seen in my avatar, I use a POC ski helmet with...

As seen in my avatar, I use a POC ski helmet with an added plexiglass shield. No chin protection, per se, but keeps objects and wind out of your face while providing air flow.
01-16-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,155
Posted By Digger Goreman

Now, if they could just use these to protect...

Now, if they could just use these to protect bicycle lanes, I'd feel safer Crash Test Month: Truck Hitting A Bollard - Bing video...
Forum: Foo
01-11-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,567
Posted By Digger Goreman

I hear ya, Brother! Here I am in the middle of a...

I hear ya, Brother! Here I am in the middle of a wooded suburbia and the only house that isn't in love with blowers and yard (dust-rearranger) workers. I don't own ANY gas/electric powered yard...
Forum: Foo
01-10-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,567
Posted By Digger Goreman

"Cities aren't loud, cars are loud"

"Not Just Bikes" Youtuber measures Dba: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTV-wwszGw8
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