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06-07-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 865
Posted By Digger Goreman

I've been running an Altus for many years on my...

I've been running an Altus for many years on my commuter and it is fine. Started with indexed shifters and now with thumbs. Great both ways
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Forum: Touring
06-05-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By Digger Goreman

Georgia's not much different. I have reduced my...

Georgia's not much different. I have reduced my road useage to the minimum. Less than a mile of it (not counting the low speed subdivisions) on a 6.5 mile commute and all the problems are on that...
06-05-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By Digger Goreman

That sounds like poor derailleur adjustment.

That sounds like poor derailleur adjustment.
Forum: Commuting
06-05-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,977
Posted By Digger Goreman

Been commuting since August 2014 and loving...

Been commuting since August 2014 and loving everything 'cept motorists. Bought a simple used Bontrager computer last Aug 4th and put 2400 (mostly) commute miles. Turned 60 a month ago. One of my...
03-04-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,693
Posted By Digger Goreman

I like to do whatever I can but, after multiple...

I like to do whatever I can but, after multiple tries on the SAME new brakes that I tuned to perfection on my bike (and failed to get it right on my wife's), gladly paid the man for a few minutes in...
03-04-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 18,649
Posted By Digger Goreman

At the age of 60, my round trip rides (6-9 miles...

At the age of 60, my round trip rides (6-9 miles both ways) are consistently averaging 12-13 mph (with a relatively large hill now). On the commute with the aforementioned hill, it is up to 35 mph...
Forum: Foo
03-04-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,308
Posted By Digger Goreman

The true gods of prog rock: Jethro Tull ...

The true gods of prog rock: Jethro Tull

"Good Heavens, now Ian Anderson wants us to think! Headline from Disc & Music Echo about the album Aqualung." ...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,693
Posted By Digger Goreman

My mtb commuter (camel) has front rack + low...

My mtb commuter (camel) has front rack + low riders in front and a Topeak rack in the rear. The Topeak uses a dove-tailed system that works with their bags (though you can velcro/bungy anything). I...
01-16-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,474
Posted By Digger Goreman

22/32/42; 11-34; 17-99 gear inches. 60 years...

22/32/42; 11-34; 17-99 gear inches. 60 years young in May. '95 Trek 800 Sport. Almost exclusively road/commuter/Mup

Almost never touch the 22 unless it is a rare very steep hill or I am loaded....
12-29-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,622
Posted By Digger Goreman

No excuse for hitting anything from behind......

No excuse for hitting anything from behind... period.

Only the long promoted and practiced entitlement of the motored paradigm demands otherwise.

Until lives are treated equally, convienence...
12-17-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,545
Posted By Digger Goreman

It comes quickly. Was in France, summer 2014....

It comes quickly. Was in France, summer 2014. Wife wanted to ride her Peugeot. Only thing available for me was her dad's "ancient" 5 speed(?) (didn't look at make and could've been pre 60's for all I...
12-14-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,112
Posted By Digger Goreman

Distracted mass murder....

Distracted mass murder....
12-06-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,232
Posted By Digger Goreman

Picked commute, but love beîng in cycling motion...

Picked commute, but love beîng in cycling motion that fun, errands and exercise are near daily habits....
11-28-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,370
Posted By Digger Goreman

Still riding the Stone Mountain Trail from the...

Still riding the Stone Mountain Trail from the just west of Clarkston, GA. to Crazy Ron's BBQ (parking lot) in Stone Mountain Village. Usually 6 days a week of dodging cagers....
Replies: 0
Views: 419
Posted By Digger Goreman

Delta AirZound... Oh, Wow!

I just wanted to know if they had a replacement cap for sale. No complaints. Also made clear that it was an old, still functioning unit that I broke the tab on through my fault....

Next thing I...
11-26-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,232
Posted By Digger Goreman

Lately, more so for steeper, slow climbs instead...

Lately, more so for steeper, slow climbs instead of granny gearing it. I can only think of one extraordinairy hill that might require 22/34 out of me. On my daily 15 miler, not once below 32/26.
...
11-26-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,839
Posted By Digger Goreman

I view bikes, and mine especially, as...

I view bikes, and mine especially, as contra-nationalism and contra-car culture. Just like my favorite jersey which reads: "Think globally, bike locally" and, "One Less Car"
11-25-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,232
Posted By Digger Goreman

1. What sort of terrain do you ride on? Mostly...

1. What sort of terrain do you ride on?
Mostly East Atlanta (Decatur to Stone Mountain).
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2. What sort of bike is it?
'95 Trek 800 Sport MTB (rigid)

3. How hilly is the area you ride in...
11-24-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,862
Posted By Digger Goreman

I've been using a Wide-Eyez for over a year and...

I've been using a Wide-Eyez for over a year and am very happy with it on my POC cue-ball style helmet. Collects condensation in rain/fog (as any shield will), though you just raise it in that case.
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11-19-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By Digger Goreman

Money, motors and oil.... Murderously destructive...

Money, motors and oil.... Murderously destructive mental and environmental pollutants. :banned:
11-17-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By Digger Goreman

.Mountain :o

.Mountain :o
11-16-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,099
Posted By Digger Goreman

Soak it in vinegar, which kills mold at the...

Soak it in vinegar, which kills mold at the roots. Should dry w/o staining.
11-15-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By Digger Goreman

I have a near new pair of Shimano trigger...

I have a near new pair of Shimano trigger (brake/shifter combo) for trade, if you are interested. (Flat bar, v brakes)
11-15-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4,106
Views: 389,762
Posted By Digger Goreman

Ok, forget the bottle cages from the previous...

Ok, forget the bottle cages from the previous post.

Does anyone have a good to newish usb rechargeable front light that would fit in a Cygolite holder? Would also consider ones that strap to...
Forum: Touring
11-15-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,763
Posted By Digger Goreman

Thank you many times for this. I run the same...

Thank you many times for this. I run the same triple and 11-34 rear. Always wondered, when the day comes, if it would tour well. Your post gives me confidence.
Forum: Commuting
11-14-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,166
Posted By Digger Goreman

My wife has the step through version and loves it.

My wife has the step through version and loves it.
Forum: Southeast
11-13-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By Digger Goreman

Alabama Cycling Laws ? Bicycle Cove...

Alabama Cycling Laws ? Bicycle Cove (http://www.bicycle-cove.com/alabama-cycling-laws)

Check your question against the article in the link. I cannot imagine that it would be legal for car/truck to...
11-12-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4,106
Views: 389,762
Posted By Digger Goreman

Have Shimano Trigger Shifters EF65 9 spd

Left triple, right 9 spd. Work perfect, no scratches or damage.

Really only need a pair of Salsa side loading water bottle cages. If you have, or are willing to buy them, I would happily trade.
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11-11-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 226
Posted By Digger Goreman

Member Appreciation Thread

A thread to thank those two-wheeled giving spirits of our Bike Forums world who help from the heart!

Let me start with Unworthy1 and Francophile:

Unworthy1 started me on the road to furthering...
11-09-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,562
Posted By Digger Goreman

Yeah, I think a smaller chainring. My cassette...

Yeah, I think a smaller chainring. My cassette (on a 26") is 11-34. I have a triple 22-32-42 and don't reach the 20's GI till 32/30 (28 GI), 32/34 (25 GI); then have to granny it 22/20, 23, 26, 30,...
11-06-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,287
Posted By Digger Goreman

Pure Gasholery.... and selfish disregard for life.

Pure Gasholery.... and selfish disregard for life.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,372
Posted By Digger Goreman

Check the state Department of Transportation...

Check the state Department of Transportation website. Georgia has numbers for iirc daily traffic on all high density roads and some subdivision roads. At least gives you some knowledge of where you...
11-02-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,448
Posted By Digger Goreman

Our society creates and encourages bullies like...

Our society creates and encourages bullies like watering garbage creates mushrooms....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,372
Posted By Digger Goreman

Motorists are 98+% of traffic, and it only takes...

Motorists are 98+% of traffic, and it only takes one distracted/irate gasaholic to ruin your day... potentially forever. To your reasonability, and economy, be as aware and safe as you can. Then...
11-01-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,332
Posted By Digger Goreman

Late August to earliest November (Happy New...

Late August to earliest November (Happy New Year/Samhain) and nothing has changed... it is still life threatening to traverse the Stone Mountain Trail. Recycle everything above.... I even had rare...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,588
Posted By Digger Goreman

Since you are xporting laptop and clothing, I...

Since you are xporting laptop and clothing, I would think two waterproof would be prudent. Especially if you ride on cooler mornings and warmer afternoons. You'll need more room to stow the jacket,...
10-30-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,635
Posted By Digger Goreman

Or *name your part/accessory* when the other...

Or *name your part/accessory* when the other "works just fine". :rolleyes:
10-30-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,722
Posted By Digger Goreman

And, yet, cagers are able to avoid black cars at...

And, yet, cagers are able to avoid black cars at night.... :foo:
10-26-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,462
Posted By Digger Goreman

For a moment I thought you were referencing the...

For a moment I thought you were referencing the upcoming usa elections.... ;)
10-25-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,338
Posted By Digger Goreman

Didn't ride on my normal off day, but daydreaming...

Didn't ride on my normal off day, but daydreaming about how simple and efficiently all my relatively low-tech works to enrich my life and give me endorphin highs! Helps me forget the complications...
10-25-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,516
Posted By Digger Goreman

Maybe it's because I'm a more casual...

Maybe it's because I'm a more casual commuter/exerciser, but I am intent on wearing tires till they reach threads or become flat catchers.... When I see good used on the side of the road, I will...
10-25-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,287
Posted By Digger Goreman

Empirically I understand the left arm crook...

Empirically I understand the left arm crook reasoning: Going downhill at 20+ mph, signalling with right arm extended and braking with left hand only is a bit shaky as you are only using your front...
Forum: Foo
10-24-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,009
Posted By Digger Goreman

:rolleyes: YOU choose nothing.... :rolleyes:...

:rolleyes: YOU choose nothing.... :rolleyes: :roflmao2:
Learn to. sing along:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AK0DUTiObdI
10-24-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,434
Posted By Digger Goreman

And, yet, reversed, they would kill us and claim...

And, yet, reversed, they would kill us and claim we were "weaving"....

AirZound ftw!
10-24-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 11,958
Posted By Digger Goreman

Not a lot of flats, but half from overnight twits...

Not a lot of flats, but half from overnight twits breaking bottles on the MUP, combined with early morning commutes. A little late beats way late.... Flats happen....

I started 8 years ago paying...
10-24-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,542
Posted By Digger Goreman

Tricked myself into 9 speed (lightly used rim set...

Tricked myself into 9 speed (lightly used rim set at good price with attached cassette). Mostly good times, especially after installing slightly smaller triple....

Electronics happily limited to...
10-24-20, 07:47 AM
Forum: Touring
10-21-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,911
Posted By Digger Goreman

Could you provide a link to your touring pack...

Could you provide a link to your touring pack list, and travel style, please. :)
10-18-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14,375
Views: 3,221,349
Posted By Digger Goreman

Loaded the camel-trek for a recycle run. Wife...

Loaded the camel-trek for a recycle run. Wife insisted on coming so modified route to slightly less difficult. As we cross a neighborhood near ours she calls me back to view about 10 wheels beside a...
10-18-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 979
Posted By Digger Goreman

One of my only two semi-remarkable crashes was in...

One of my only two semi-remarkable crashes was in wet leaves. 7 years back Would gutter run around speed bumps and bunny hop at speed. Slid and caught lip on the hop. Panic gripped (had just started...
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