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Forum: Introductions
05-20-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 57
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: 275
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: 60
Views: 763
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: 39,288
Posted By Digger Goreman

Current Configuration 1995 Trek 800 Sport

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05-17-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 18,076
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: 644
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: 5
Views: 174
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: 644
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: 5
Views: 174
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: 49
Views: 1,094
Posted By Digger Goreman

We'll agree to disagree....

We'll agree to disagree....
05-16-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
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: 367
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: 644
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: 33
Views: 793
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: 49
Views: 1,094
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: 253
Views: 5,745
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: 32
Views: 809
Posted By Digger Goreman

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Fix it Sticks my way :)...
04-25-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,238
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: 82
Views: 4,238
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: 82
Views: 4,238
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: 477
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: 1,900
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: 1,900
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: 3,893
Views: 299,547
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: 32
Views: 809
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: 32
Views: 809
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: 931
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: 1,011
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: 305
Posted By Digger Goreman

Aww, man... Gilbert too?!

Yahoo News has Godfried checking out at 67. Very entertaining man!
04-11-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 232
Posted By Digger Goreman

Sounds like the end that broke off is the head of...

Sounds like the end that broke off is the head of the cable. IF you can CAREFULLY shift into the 10th gear (only on the shifter) and carefully remove the cover, then you should be able to poke out...
04-10-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,764
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)
04-10-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,764
Posted By Digger Goreman

I think that is permanently etched in the Georgia...

I think that is permanently etched in the Georgia state constitution, with appropriate references ofc.
04-10-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,299
Posted By Digger Goreman

Hmmmm, all that subsidized private parking on...

Hmmmm, all that subsidized private parking on public land and selfish verbage.... Typical.... Gotta keep their imaginary status intact :fight:
04-09-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 677
Posted By Digger Goreman

To chime in and reiterate some points: Steel and...

To chime in and reiterate some points: Steel and 36 spokes are a great combo. In my early days on my old (and still running) Trek mtb, I "warbled" the back wheel (in retrospect, it may have only...
04-09-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,002
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, 05:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,696
Posted By Digger Goreman

Roflmao, that made my day!

Roflmao, that made my day!
04-08-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By Digger Goreman

For your erudite consideration

Five More Bad Arguments Against Bike Lanes - YouTube
I couldn't find any points of contention with my views :fight:
04-08-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3,893
Views: 299,547
Posted By Digger Goreman

40 miles 😁 Chocolate and cheese run to...

40 miles 😁

Chocolate and cheese run to nearest bikeable Trader Joe's.
04-08-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,696
Posted By Digger Goreman

*Engage extreme sarcasm mode*: I'm confused here....

*Engage extreme sarcasm mode*: I'm confused here. Bicyclists aren't allowed on Interstate highways, but motorists park and drive on sidewalks/MUPs and in bike lanes (and wait in pedestrian/MUP...
04-07-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Digger Goreman

In 1995, my 800 Sport was labled by the company...

In 1995, my 800 Sport was labled by the company as entry level, @ 249 usd. Found it, well ridden, in a goodwill, Dec. 2013. Have rode the hell outta it since. Still an awesome frame!
Forum: Commuting
04-05-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 35,747
Posted By Digger Goreman

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Drive Side
1995 Trek 800 Sport
04-05-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By Digger Goreman

GP2 on old Trek mtb, fit fine.

GP2 on old Trek mtb, fit fine.
04-03-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,207
Posted By Digger Goreman

The AirZ will work well where you are at, I...

The AirZ will work well where you are at, I think. I recently replaced mine with a rechargeable electronic with a remote (wired) actuator button: The AZ actuator button is integral to the horn...
04-02-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,207
Posted By Digger Goreman

A little over a month later and everything is...

A little over a month later and everything is Aces and Eights! Drive train is as quiet as the triple, even with largest chain line deviation. Old Altus is smooth and efficient, even with multiple...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,131
Posted By Digger Goreman

I'm using my old, basic, Altus derailleur with a...

I'm using my old, basic, Altus derailleur with a goat-link on an 11-50 cassette. Shifts super fine!
04-01-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By Digger Goreman

If the bike hasn't been modified, you usually...

If the bike hasn't been modified, you usually have two "gears" (chain rings) next to your right pedals (road bike) or three (mountain bike/cruiser/hybrid). Moving the left friction shifter clockwise...
04-01-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 672
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.
04-01-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,834
Posted By Digger Goreman

When you finally realize you've always been...

When you finally realize you've always been (here) and ain't goin' nowhere :)
03-21-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,098
Posted By Digger Goreman

Not being a smoker... what emergencies require a...

Not being a smoker... what emergencies require a roach? :p
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,131
Posted By Digger Goreman

YHMV (Your hills may/must vary) from the ones I...

YHMV (Your hills may/must vary) from the ones I climb in the subdivisions of north Stone Mountain, as I need 0.8 ratio for short uphill distances to make it (5-6 mph). Ofc I'm pushing 61 years, but...
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