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01-24-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 81
Posted By Digger Goreman

I think I saw adult training wheels somewhere...

I think I saw adult training wheels somewhere (not a fan). The balance bike idea sounds good.
Forum: Commuting
01-24-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
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.
Forum: Foo
01-21-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 420
Posted By Digger Goreman

Loved his work when he was just an artist. ...

Loved his work when he was just an artist.

Died a damned fool.

Perhaps we all will....
01-20-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,120
Posted By Digger Goreman

So... a "pre-emptive strike"? "I thought if I...

So... a "pre-emptive strike"? "I thought if I knocked hard enough, they'd sell me a bike!" :p
01-20-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 521
Posted By Digger Goreman

I agree with those who counsel a ride and see...

I agree with those who counsel a ride and see approach. As an example: while my commuter is a straight bar mrb, my right thumb shifter is above bar. My recently removed FD thumb shifter was actually...
01-20-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,723
Posted By Digger Goreman

After the unfortunate demise of Jolt Cola,...

After the unfortunate demise of Jolt Cola, cyclists had to find a substitute....
01-20-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,120
Posted By Digger Goreman

How many times have I heard motorists say, "You...

How many times have I heard motorists say, "You belong on the sidewalk!"?

Hypocrites....
01-18-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,759
Posted By Digger Goreman

Here in Atlanta it seems to be mostly...

Here in Atlanta it seems to be mostly indifference. Most seem to be hauling arse, racing down the highways. Importantly, hardly any jackarse motorist behavior from them.
Forum: Commuting
01-18-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
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...
01-18-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 652
Posted By Digger Goreman

Yeah, I am seeing (as I dig deeper in various...

Yeah, I am seeing (as I dig deeper in various forums) that my approach was naïve (ain't too proud to admit that, either: my folly will be someone else's wisdom!). I also, most definitely, mixed chain...
Forum: Northeast
01-17-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,049
Posted By Digger Goreman

Now if only Metro Atlanta can wake up and follow...

Now if only Metro Atlanta can wake up and follow suit....
01-17-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,723
Posted By Digger Goreman

:wtf:

:wtf:
01-17-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,747
Posted By Digger Goreman

I recently bought a Tooc for $9.00 as an...

I recently bought a Tooc for $9.00 as an alternative to the bottled air of my AirZound. Although the Tooc is rated at 120db, lacking a bell end it sounds less loud. It does have alternative sounds...
01-17-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 652
Posted By Digger Goreman

This week's update: Parts are almost all here. ...

This week's update: Parts are almost all here.

>Generic "Action" square taper cranks, 170mm, 104bcd, 4 arm spider.
>40 tooth, 104bcd, Snail narrow/wide chainring
>11-50 JFOYH 9 speed cassette...
01-16-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 723
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: 28
Views: 659
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...
01-15-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By Digger Goreman

As with any tool, your mileage will vary with...

As with any tool, your mileage will vary with use. Are you using the "e-bike" as a bicycle with motor assist to overcome a handicap, or temporary disability? Or is it a "motor"-cycle that strokes...
Forum: Foo
01-15-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,810
Posted By Digger Goreman

I would have thought that nothing was better for...

I would have thought that nothing was better for advocacy than showing the benefits to both "sides" of a traffic conflict. But the usual car advocate(s) did his/their thing and devolved the thread...
01-12-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 652
Posted By Digger Goreman

Sorry SoSmellyAir , it is a Single crank that I...

Sorry SoSmellyAir , it is a Single crank that I will be going to. I am going away from my current triple. In the meantime (till parts arrive) I have used the limit screw to simulate a single,...
01-11-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 868
Posted By Digger Goreman

The "Ground of Being" is playing hide-n-seek in a...

The "Ground of Being" is playing hide-n-seek in a most delightful way! Lucky you!!!

Enjoy the game :)
01-11-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 652
Posted By Digger Goreman

Oh mostly the typical reasons: clutter/weight;...

Oh mostly the typical reasons: clutter/weight; possibly vanity and being a semi-obsessive tinkerer? All possibilities. My "official story" is that this matches my philosophy of simplifying my life....
Forum: Foo
01-11-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,810
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: Commuting
01-11-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By Digger Goreman

If your overall load is light, shouldn't matter...

If your overall load is light, shouldn't matter where the bags are located. My commuter mtb is a camel/donkey in that I have attachment points for bags everywhere (so to speak). During virtual...
01-11-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 652
Posted By Digger Goreman

Looking at the Trek 96 manual for the 800 Sport,...

Looking at the Trek 96 manual for the 800 Sport, the original middle ring was a 38 tooth, so I'm hoping a 40 tooth won't be THAT much bigger in radius!...
01-11-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 652
Posted By Digger Goreman

SoSmellyAir Took the time to read the whole...

SoSmellyAir Took the time to read the whole thread and am encouraged. Thank you. The cranks you used look almost like the ones I have coming in. (Though, on second look, yours are 110bcd to my...
01-11-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 652
Posted By Digger Goreman

SoSmellyAir Just a hypothetical curiosity: Could...

SoSmellyAir Just a hypothetical curiosity: Could the ring be spaced away from the chainstay, if necessary? Changes the chain line, of course.

Edit: In retrospect I can see that is a slightly...
Forum: Foo
01-11-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,810
Posted By Digger Goreman

Still like his "stuff". I will leave it alone...

Still like his "stuff". I will leave it alone after one more which involves the benefits to drivers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8RRE2rDw4k

Heh, if it addresses peaceful coexistence, I'm...
01-11-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 652
Posted By Digger Goreman

Thanks! This is what I love about cycling is...

Thanks! This is what I love about cycling is learning something new nearly every day. :)
Forum: Foo
01-10-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,810
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
01-10-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 652
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: 43
Views: 2,002
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
01-04-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By Digger Goreman

I'm in Atlanta and my light Gore-Tex, plus even a...

I'm in Atlanta and my light Gore-Tex, plus even a thin Danskin and a light safety vest, get me down to freezing. But, if you want another jacket at reasonable costs, eBay Gore-Tex in the search...
01-02-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By Digger Goreman

Damn! You got me. All seriously looking at the...

Damn! You got me. All seriously looking at the numbers first and, BAM!, ready to look down to see what my problem is....

Still laughing!
12-29-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,141
Posted By Digger Goreman

Another vote for the Cygolite 150 hotshot!

Another vote for the Cygolite 150 hotshot!
12-29-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4,615
Views: 464,402
Posted By Digger Goreman

(For some reason I put my original request...

(For some reason I put my original request elsewhere first).

ISO Good+ MTB square taper crankarms, 170/175mm, 104BCD, to single speed mod my '95 Trek 800 Sport. A good, useable 30 tooth, 104BCD...
12-29-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 652
Posted By Digger Goreman

Arte Johnson - Very interesting - YouTube.flv -...

Arte Johnson - Very interesting - YouTube.flv - YouTube

Thanks!
12-29-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 652
Posted By Digger Goreman

Thanks, friends. The bittersweet facts of my...

Thanks, friends. The bittersweet facts of my current bike life is that I have a riveted triple. 22/32/42. Can't experiment with drilling without stranding the bike. So, hoping for second hand...
12-28-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 652
Posted By Digger Goreman

Ain't too proud to beg: 1x conversion hopes

Could/would someone donate a new/good used, single speed, square taper mtb crankset and bolts, 104 bcd? Together, or separately, with a new/lightly used 104 bcd, narrow/wide, round 30 tooth...
12-28-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
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: 1,596
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 😀
12-27-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By Digger Goreman

More than kind, VegasJen, but I lost out on the...

More than kind, VegasJen, but I lost out on the acquisition :(
Thank you, anyway! :)
12-26-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 224,675
Posted By Digger Goreman

Kind-hearted transporter/mailer in Sarasota, FL

I found a pair of fenders I'd love to pull the trigger on but seller won't ship. Any chance someone in the area is traveling to Atlanta in the near future and would transport? OR, is there someone in...
12-26-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By Digger Goreman

Kind-hearted transporter/mailer in Sarasota, FL?

I found a pair of fenders I'd love to pull the trigger on but seller won't ship. Any chance someone in the area is traveling to Atlanta in the near future and would transport? OR, is there someone in...
12-26-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By Digger Goreman

A search fu brought out 130/104 adapters on...

A search fu brought out 130/104 adapters on amazonk. Useful?
12-26-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 856
Posted By Digger Goreman

Under the tree(s)? Mostly leaves, squirrels, and...

Under the tree(s)? Mostly leaves, squirrels, and birds. And a little more sunlight. Since the 21st, the days are getting progressively longer 😎
12-25-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 643
Posted By Digger Goreman

Thanks Veganbikes and Squarenoise :) My...

Thanks Veganbikes and Squarenoise :)

My current commuter runs 22/32/42 with 11-32 on a Trek 800 Sport. That gets me 18-99 gear inches. A setup of 40 and 11-50 would capture most of that but exceed...
12-25-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 643
Posted By Digger Goreman

Sorry to highjack the thread, but could you...

Sorry to highjack the thread, but could you elaborate on your 1x9 setup? I'm eventually headed this way but am struggling with gear inches vs hills.
12-25-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,596
Posted By Digger Goreman

Cheap, easy and unbreakable!

Cheap, easy and unbreakable!
12-25-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,916
Posted By Digger Goreman

"Rider" (though cyclists drive the bike with...

"Rider" (though cyclists drive the bike with their legs while "drivers" flacidly ride in their vehicles) almost exclusively, though I've learned basic wrenching. I am in pursuit of turning my old...
12-05-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,908
Posted By Digger Goreman

"Convenience" is the most violent word in the...

"Convenience" is the most violent word in the english language. :(
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