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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-24-16, 07:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,856
Posted By AlmostTrick
Meh, CF bikes aren't all they're cracked up to...

Meh, CF bikes aren't all they're cracked up to be. :)
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-24-16, 06:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 408
Posted By AlmostTrick
Beach cruisers are great fun, especially for...

Beach cruisers are great fun, especially for short rides. I haven't ridden mine in a while... need to pull it out for a spin.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-24-16, 06:50 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 9,044
Posted By AlmostTrick
Yeah, I hear you and agree. I'm not deeming...

Yeah, I hear you and agree.

I'm not deeming CF in general "unsafe to ride". Just saying it has a higher risk of failure, including catastrophic failure, than bikes constructed out of metal. I...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-23-16, 10:50 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 9,044
Posted By AlmostTrick
"Send CF bikes to me" has been proposed by many...

"Send CF bikes to me" has been proposed by many now. This request is tired and and no longer humorous. Why would anyone give away bikes they could SELL to riders who are unconcerned of the higher...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-23-16, 07:14 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 9,044
Posted By AlmostTrick
and... :eek: So even rigorous...

and...



:eek: So even rigorous inspection can't save a CF rider from possible catastrophic failure.

"Fault" or "Warranty" means nothing to me if I'm dead or badly injured. Thanks for...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-14-16, 05:23 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,850
Posted By AlmostTrick
As one who's never had a cell phone, I'm still...

As one who's never had a cell phone, I'm still trying to figure out why so many people must be constantly attending to/playing with them.

Seriously, what is everyone talking about that is so...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-09-16, 11:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 736
Posted By AlmostTrick
Loosen up and relax. It's the minute, nearly...

Loosen up and relax. It's the minute, nearly imperceptible body movements that keep you balanced. You can't do it if you're tense. :)
Forum: Commuting 07-09-16, 10:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,010
Posted By AlmostTrick
Patrick Star navigation system. My wife has Mr...

Patrick Star navigation system. My wife has Mr Crabs. Money! (sorry, no pic)

http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss306/mlskol/BianchiAvenuefront.jpg...
Forum: Commuting 07-09-16, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By AlmostTrick
Motorists playing with phones already have to...

Motorists playing with phones already have to look up every few seconds or they'd not be on the road for long. I ride and dress in a manner that nearly demands that when they do, they'll not only see...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-08-16, 08:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,879
Posted By AlmostTrick
My Wabi came with a fixed/fixed hub and that's...

My Wabi came with a fixed/fixed hub and that's what I run: two different fixed cogs. The nice thing about a fixed/fixed hub is that a freewheel can still be used on it if you'd like... leaving you...
Forum: Commuting 07-07-16, 09:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 460
Posted By AlmostTrick
There's kudos for those of us who commute by...

There's kudos for those of us who commute by bicycle? Sweet, I'll take 'em! :thumb:
Forum: Commuting 07-03-16, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 615
Posted By AlmostTrick
Recreational rides can be fun, but using a bike...

Recreational rides can be fun, but using a bike for actual transportation is most satisfying for me. Then there's the fact that I recently installed a mileage tracking device on my car in order to...
Forum: Texas 07-03-16, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By AlmostTrick
I ride my bike to our holiday park too, it's only...

I ride my bike to our holiday park too, it's only 3 miles. Drove my car one year and it took over an hour to get out of the parking lot after the show. It's very frustrating being trapped in a pile...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-18-16, 07:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 595
Posted By AlmostTrick
Stems are inexpensive. Swap away and experiment...

Stems are inexpensive. Swap away and experiment to see what works best for you.



If one is that uncomfortable with low bars, raising them could make the cyclist more competitive... if that's a...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 06-15-16, 10:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,932
Posted By AlmostTrick
Ride it where and how you normally intend to...

Ride it where and how you normally intend to ride. The longer, the better.
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 06-15-16, 10:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,932
Posted By AlmostTrick
Likely the tires are more responsible for the...

Likely the tires are more responsible for the nicer ride than the 5 pounds difference in weight. Low rolling resistance tires like the Compass line have really opened up my eyes to what a big...
Forum: Commuting 06-15-16, 10:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,565
Posted By AlmostTrick
Pics or it never happened. :p

Pics or it never happened. :p
Forum: Commuting 06-15-16, 10:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,565
Posted By AlmostTrick
I like the picture threads. It's only "showing...

I like the picture threads. It's only "showing off" if you have fancy high dollar stuff and can't stop posting it all over the place.

Maybe almost 18,000 posts in 6 years is showing off? :p ...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-14-16, 09:48 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,030
Posted By AlmostTrick
"Chicago’s (21) bicycle messenger companies...

"Chicago’s (21) bicycle messenger companies employ more than 300 bicyclists who make an estimated 1.1 million deliveries each year."

City of Chicago :: Bike Messengers...
Forum: Commuting 06-13-16, 06:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,565
Posted By AlmostTrick
I had two different bikes with triples and never...

I had two different bikes with triples and never had an issue with shifting... Both bikes shifted quickly, smoothly, and consistently.

It was after realizing that the middle 42t ring on my 3x8...
Forum: Commuting 06-13-16, 12:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,565
Posted By AlmostTrick
The crank is the original "Shammox 2 piece" or...

The crank is the original "Shammox 2 piece" or something like that, with the original 46t bashguard with a swapped out 42t ring. I have since replaced the guard with one of 42t size. Now I wonder if...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-13-16, 12:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 543
Posted By AlmostTrick
It depends on where I'm riding. On busy or high...

It depends on where I'm riding. On busy or high speed roads like my work commute, yes, daytime flashers front and rear. Quiet rides in the neighborhood or to the store, not so much.

But I'm also a...
Forum: Commuting 06-13-16, 12:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,828
Posted By AlmostTrick
My secret is having industrial rag service at my...

My secret is having industrial rag service at my work...

Bring clean bag of those pink 14x14 inch shop rags home for use.

Collect dirty rags in 5 gallon pail and return 'em for cleaning. Yes,...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-13-16, 11:51 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,030
Posted By AlmostTrick
Didn't the LAB have a course covering proper...

Didn't the LAB have a course covering proper traffic jamming skills like these?
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-11-16, 10:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,165
Posted By AlmostTrick
Or in the center of the lane as allowed by law...

Or in the center of the lane as allowed by law when necessary for safety.
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