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05-27-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,772
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: 921
Posted By Digger Goreman

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x720/win_20220519_08_29_29_pro_e924b1eab94fea5249ebb7004e133626789e4d72.jpg
Clean(er) bars
Left to right: Thumb shifter, "computer", horn...
Forum: Commuting
05-27-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 921
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: 921
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: 921
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: 2,772
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: 5,702
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: 6,009
Views: 532,708
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: 1,763
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: 1,568
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: 1,568
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: 5,817
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: 26
Views: 26,807
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: 1,015
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: 1,015
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: 26
Views: 3,158
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: 1,156
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: 1,568
Posted By Digger Goreman

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Fix it Sticks my way :)...
04-25-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,598
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: 8,598
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: 8,598
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...
04-23-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6,009
Views: 532,708
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: 1,568
Posted By Digger Goreman

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

Fix-it Sticks. Worth every penny and expandable from your toolbox.
04-10-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,926
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: 1,625
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: 6,009
Views: 532,708
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: 822
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: 22
Views: 1,226
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: 6,396
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: 6,396
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,...
03-02-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,878
Posted By Digger Goreman

Due to changing parts that can change chain...

Due to changing parts that can change chain lines, and labor, going 1x can cost you a bit more money than you may want to spend... or not. Prioritize how much climb and downhill speed you wish. Which...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15,693
Views: 12,346,437
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: 287
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: 4,187
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: 6,396
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: 13,395
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: 13,395
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: 2,016
Posted By Digger Goreman

Merde.... :trainwreck:

Merde.... :trainwreck:
01-30-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,143
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: 350
Posted By Digger Goreman

Prestacycle fixit sticks vs Fixit Sticks?

Perusing bike tools and wonder what is the difference, if any?
Forum: Commuting
01-24-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,056
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: 7,074
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: 1,636
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: 7,074
Posted By Digger Goreman

:wtf:

:wtf:
01-16-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,228
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: 1,364
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...
01-10-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,702
Posted By Digger Goreman

As an update, I got a windfall and can/could go...

As an update, I got a windfall and can/could go ahead with this little project. I had already tested my endurance with (front chainring) 32/11-34 (rear cassette) (24.5 - 75.6 Gear Inches), and done...
01-09-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,487
Posted By Digger Goreman

A Roadmaster with a 49cc gas engine modification😶...

A Roadmaster with a 49cc gas engine modification😶 Saw Fred mount and speed away.
Just freakin' scary
12-28-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By Digger Goreman

No, just new metal, full, and damned reasonably...

No, just new metal, full, and damned reasonably priced.
12-28-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,463
Posted By Digger Goreman

Hard to mentally conceive Magna and good in the...

Hard to mentally conceive Magna and good in the same sentence, but you are right! It fits the bill 😀
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