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08-06-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 595
Posted By AlmostTrick

I'd look into going the riv nut route myself, but...

I'd look into going the riv nut route myself, but if you are unsure of your skills just seal the hole with tape, and wait for an opening in the shop. The epoxy would make future repair more difficult...
08-03-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,563
Posted By AlmostTrick

Bite your tongue! The Schwinn Varsity is...

Bite your tongue! The Schwinn Varsity is overweight, but it most certainly isn't junk that wouldn't last! :eek: These bikes are among the most robust ever built. Even the derailleurs (which were NOT...
08-01-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,621
Posted By AlmostTrick

That would be in front of and behind cars. :) ...

That would be in front of and behind cars. :)

I believe a person can advocate for both cycling specific infrastructure and vehicular cycling. There is room for both!

Not all bike infrastructure...
Forum: Introductions
08-01-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By AlmostTrick

Sounds good, I'm enjoying a coffee right now...

Sounds good, I'm enjoying a coffee right now myself. Now work on getting 10 posts so you can post some pics of your sweet "retro conversion". :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,489
Posted By AlmostTrick

So sorry to hear. :( I'm wishing you a full and...

So sorry to hear. :( I'm wishing you a full and speedy recovery. Take care!
08-01-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By AlmostTrick

The spokes are now on a higher angle. It might...

The spokes are now on a higher angle. It might work for a while but won't be as strong. I'd redo it correctly.
07-30-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By AlmostTrick

It's because most cyclists ride too far right,...

It's because most cyclists ride too far right, often hugging the edge. This promotes the "always pass a cyclist asap" mentality because it regularly encourages immediate passing with little...
07-30-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 995
Posted By AlmostTrick

All fair points. So you agree that in this...

All fair points. So you agree that in this situation a motorist needs to at least partially move into the center lane to overtake. It seems to me that 3 (or even 2) cyclists together changes the...
07-28-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,621
Posted By AlmostTrick

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/656x392/carlane1_8ee0e830d2132614edf2477577514ae6b11a2f91.jpg
Do drivers of cars ever take the lane?
07-28-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 888
Posted By AlmostTrick

Sure, I'll get my bike back if given the...

Sure, I'll get my bike back if given the opportunity, but not by crashing into it with another one of my bikes! :eek:
07-27-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,990
Posted By AlmostTrick

From the back pedal reflectors absolutely work....

From the back pedal reflectors absolutely work. The opposing up and down movement identifies it as a person pedaling a bike, not something that may be going the same speed as the motorists. The nice...
07-26-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 766
Posted By AlmostTrick

The Nashbar 'Stand by me' is handy, but can be...

The Nashbar 'Stand by me' is handy, but can be tipped over if bumped:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_2456_a72be69366fe83683d62bea13ab9b966663deeb8.jpg

Here...
07-24-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,755
Posted By AlmostTrick

I suspect that Jan has more experience and...

I suspect that Jan has more experience and expertise testing and designing tires than any of the posters here, but I could be wrong. Instead of posting only criticism, show us your credentials and...
07-23-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,969
Posted By AlmostTrick

Oh my gosh, I can't take it anymore. Would...

Oh my gosh, I can't take it anymore. Would someone please PM me the removed political content already? :D
07-23-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,969
Posted By AlmostTrick

Darn, I missed the political content. :D ...

Darn, I missed the political content. :D

Yes, include body weight training and yoga for the win. But even if one can't (or shouldn't) run long distance any longer, it seems a good idea to...
07-21-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,621
Posted By AlmostTrick

Wouldn't that be the bikeways ideology? ;) ...

Wouldn't that be the bikeways ideology? ;)

As we are all aware, the popular view is that cycling on the roads is not safe, we need bike paths and lanes. Here’s the beauty that John DID invent: The...
07-20-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,621
Posted By AlmostTrick

One thing I've learned through my 14 years of VC...

One thing I've learned through my 14 years of VC threads here on BF is that when you compare how the experienced riders here actually ride, there is not a whole lot of difference... No matter if they...
07-19-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,621
Posted By AlmostTrick

I'm going to disagree with this. I don't think...

I'm going to disagree with this. I don't think LDL has been rude or aggressive, and he has presented a coherent view on the topic. And no one with 7000+ posts in 2 years is ever out of the thread or...
07-18-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,621
Posted By AlmostTrick

Of course vehicular cycling is safe, no driver...

Of course vehicular cycling is safe, no driver wants to run down a cyclist in plain view in the middle of their path. When people write how it would somehow be suicidal where they live I always wish...
07-15-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,122
Posted By AlmostTrick

Except "Money spent" on automated enforcement...

Except "Money spent" on automated enforcement leads to a revenue source. It's pays for itself and lots more. Money that could even be used for the stepped up training and testing programs mentioned....
07-14-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,123
Posted By AlmostTrick

Campus green? Schwinn used it for many years on...

Campus green? Schwinn used it for many years on many models. Here it is on a Continental. The look comes from a transparent green top coat on an aluminum color base coat. This one was so clean I now...
07-10-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,037
Posted By AlmostTrick

Only 19 posts to get to organ donor! Helmet...

Only 19 posts to get to organ donor! Helmet thread merge shouldn't be long now.
07-10-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,778
Posted By AlmostTrick

Slower cyclists are more dedicated... it takes...

Slower cyclists are more dedicated... it takes them longer to get there. :)
07-09-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,037
Posted By AlmostTrick

That would have been more fun.

That would have been more fun.
07-08-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,037
Posted By AlmostTrick

Right, but it's always been active and is where...

Right, but it's always been active and is where all these solo helmet threads get dumped by the mods when they get out of hand. Fun times for some.
07-08-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,075
Posted By AlmostTrick

The bike is fine but the rider is not a cyclist....

The bike is fine but the rider is not a cyclist. :P
07-08-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,037
Posted By AlmostTrick

This belongs here: ...

This belongs here:

https://www.bikeforums.net/advocacy-safety/976893-helmet-thread-2-a.html
07-07-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,803
Posted By AlmostTrick

Instruction manual as in owners manual? I think...

Instruction manual as in owners manual? I think almost all of my bikes came with them, even the ones I bought online. Most recent was a Redline earlier this year. It actually came with what I thought...
07-06-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By AlmostTrick

I thought for sure this was going to be a carbon...

I thought for sure this was going to be a carbon fiber asplosion thread. :D



True, but being tubeless had everything to do with "all the sealant everywhere".

Completely eliminating the...
07-06-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,778
Posted By AlmostTrick

You forgot "Cyclist Shaped Object".

You forgot "Cyclist Shaped Object".
07-05-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,778
Posted By AlmostTrick

I think you're confusing cyclist with elitist.

I think you're confusing cyclist with elitist.
07-02-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,863
Posted By AlmostTrick

Sometimes, there are no witnesses and no...

Sometimes, there are no witnesses and no survivors.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 934
Posted By AlmostTrick

A fixed gear cog is "fixed" to the hub, as in...

A fixed gear cog is "fixed" to the hub, as in locked to it. So no freewheeling and no coasting, ever. Any time the bike is rolling you are pedaling. It's a great feeling! Single speed has a freewheel...
06-30-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,889
Posted By AlmostTrick

Finally someone instilling some new and useful...

Finally someone instilling some new and useful questions regarding the topic of pedal types. On my clipless pedals I like to go with ultrasonic waxing with teflon... before every ride. It's a lot of...
06-30-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,889
Posted By AlmostTrick

I ride flats, toe clips and clipless, just so I...

I ride flats, toe clips and clipless, just so I can always "win" in the pedal war threads! :D



I can't remember ever having my foot come off a pedal unexpectedly. But if it did, I'd blame...
06-29-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,933
Posted By AlmostTrick

Tough crowd.

Tough crowd.
06-26-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 13,212
Posted By AlmostTrick

It seems the factory frame sticker is missing....

It seems the factory frame sticker is missing. How can I tell if my bike is chromoly?
...
06-26-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 13,212
Posted By AlmostTrick

Now that you know your bikes frame is made of the...

Now that you know your bikes frame is made of the best material available you can enjoy going for a ride even more! :)
06-25-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,206
Posted By AlmostTrick

I wanna see the 20x14 girls bike. (with basket)

I wanna see the 20x14 girls bike. (with basket)
06-19-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,210
Posted By AlmostTrick

I'd consider a dooring incident my fault, whether...

I'd consider a dooring incident my fault, whether I was exiting my car or riding my bike. It's not difficult to avoid either.
06-18-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 816
Posted By AlmostTrick

Maybe, it depends on the damage. :foo: Metal...

Maybe, it depends on the damage. :foo: Metal bikes and parts simply are not as fragile as CF.
06-15-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 12,917
Posted By AlmostTrick

Aluminum: are there any fans left?

Yes, Grainger still has a lot of them.

Aluminum fans (https://www.grainger.com/search?searchBar=true&searchQuery=aluminum+fan)
06-11-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,829
Posted By AlmostTrick

Were the forum rules breached here? If so, I...

Were the forum rules breached here? If so, I don't see it.



Thank you!



I care about it, and I'm glad to be a part of a forum that can have some light hearted fun now and then. A look at...
06-08-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By AlmostTrick

Auto to manual transmission

When this AutoBike was pulled from the trash many years ago, it was a like new, low mileage cream puff. I used it for a while as a novelty, and then sold it to a friend at work for cheap. He used it...
06-08-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,562
Posted By AlmostTrick

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_2381_399ffe7e797d47dad1301410750ea3de2f844629.jpg
Also made with scraps on hand.
Forum: Foo
06-07-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,077
Posted By AlmostTrick

It'll have to wait. They said there couldn't be...

It'll have to wait. They said there couldn't be an appointment during an election year, remember?
06-05-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,008
Posted By AlmostTrick

It's amazing how many posters did not answer the...

It's amazing how many posters did not answer the question in the title of the thread.

As a pedestrian how do you want to know when being passed?

When I'm walking almost any method works for me,...
06-04-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By AlmostTrick

Important Mask Question

I normally only ride on roads, with no or only the occasional cyclist or pedestrian around. I donít get close to them, so I donít wear a mask. But if I ever find myself on a busy MUP with lots of...
06-03-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,085
Posted By AlmostTrick

If this goes 7 pages with posters telling you...

If this goes 7 pages with posters telling you you're wrong, then you're right.
06-03-20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,979
Posted By AlmostTrick

Pedestrians have the right of way. Proceed with...

Pedestrians have the right of way. Proceed with the knowledge that every intersection, driveway, doorway etc. is a potential day or life wrecker.
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