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10-14-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 447
Posted By AlmostTrick

I would curse, give the universe the finger, and...

I would curse, give the universe the finger, and then re-do it. Then enjoy my minty bike and say Ha Ha. :)
Forum: Foo
09-21-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 19,767
Posted By AlmostTrick

My wife and I have really been enjoying this...

My wife and I have really been enjoying this series. We saw each of the first four segments at least once. Sunday starts the final four. I'll be there, but wife is out of town.
09-21-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By AlmostTrick

If you have that itch to work on a bike maybe...

If you have that itch to work on a bike maybe find another one to work on. It doesn't have to be fancy.
09-21-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2,501
Views: 502,765
Posted By AlmostTrick

Wabi Special, lugged 725 Reynolds steel. One of...

Wabi Special, lugged 725 Reynolds steel. One of my 3 fixed gear bikes.https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1600_59426cd0d77d07da1e4d80349fdff18ced84cf85.jpg
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09-13-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 17,458
Posted By AlmostTrick

Right. And you also admit to not properly...

Right. And you also admit to not properly monitoring your rear view mirror when it happened.



Yes, seriously. All the studies I’ve seen over the years have shown other types of crashes to be...
09-11-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,835
Posted By AlmostTrick

Nope, not odd at all. Most people would not...

Nope, not odd at all. Most people would not consider cycling a sport, unless it was racing.

What's odd are riders who think they are cycling, while lesser newbies and regular schmucks are merely...
09-09-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 26,934
Posted By AlmostTrick

Re-read the posts. Jim is not the one afraid of...

Re-read the posts. Jim is not the one afraid of riding in traffic.
09-05-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 17,458
Posted By AlmostTrick

I wonder if the cyclist saw it coming. Maybe not,...

I wonder if the cyclist saw it coming. Maybe not, as he did not appear to be moving right prior to impact.

I use a mirror and monitor every overtaking vehicle. I really can't imagine not doing so.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,625
Posted By AlmostTrick

Right, that's why a well adjusted mirror along...

Right, that's why a well adjusted mirror along with proper monitoring is better. No driver ever sneaks up on me, I can easily tell where they are, how fast they are approaching, and if they have...
09-01-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,172
Posted By AlmostTrick

Good message SD. Just because a light is green...

Good message SD. Just because a light is green doesn't mean it's safe to enter the intersection.

Having said that, always waiting a few seconds after getting a green is unnecessary. I watch...
08-30-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,127
Posted By AlmostTrick

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/350x261/muttly_2504be2d21560d5e12aa1adcda339a0802c50443.gif
08-29-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,847
Posted By AlmostTrick

Yes, but unlike buyers of used bikes, I'm pretty...

Yes, but unlike buyers of used bikes, I'm pretty sure indyfabz gets a small reimbursement every time he posts it on BF. My quick estimation has determined that the cost has more than likely been...
08-28-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,339
Posted By AlmostTrick

Joey has explained many times that running reds...

Joey has explained many times that running reds allowed him to get and stay in front of traffic. Clearing entire sections while reducing or completely eliminating the incidences and risks of being...
08-27-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 12,819
Posted By AlmostTrick

What??? :foo: If you are referring to the...

What??? :foo:

If you are referring to the fact that I admit I don’t know what motorists are thinking when they treat me safely on the road, then yes, I got nothin’. I can’t read their minds. The...
08-20-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,279
Posted By AlmostTrick

Sure we do. (I'm in the same minority as...

Sure we do. (I'm in the same minority as Brocephus)

We're not part of the problem being discussed.
08-18-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,340
Posted By AlmostTrick

Caliper brake(s) gives the best leverage for...

Caliper brake(s) gives the best leverage for slowing down a fixed gear. Handlebars should be chosen based on comfort and application.
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,376
Posted By AlmostTrick

My favorite write up regarding CC debt: ...

My favorite write up regarding CC debt:

https://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2012/04/18/news-flash-your-debt-is-an-emergency/
08-12-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,123
Posted By AlmostTrick

On shorter hills you can sometimes power up in a...

On shorter hills you can sometimes power up in a higher gear to get it over with quicker. You won't know until you try!

On longer hills enter with some speed and downshift as needed. Being able to...
08-11-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 26,934
Posted By AlmostTrick

So much fear over an activity that statistics not...

So much fear over an activity that statistics not only show is relatively safe, but actually adds years to our lives.
08-10-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,944
Posted By AlmostTrick

There has been a wide variety of advice given...

There has been a wide variety of advice given here. Some very good, some flat out unhelpful, and some downright hilarious!

"See a marriage counselor" has been advised a lot. Really? A couple...
08-09-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,495
Posted By AlmostTrick

Never mind the bike. Anyone who got $8000 for...

Never mind the bike. Anyone who got $8000 for their 2000 Camry is the winner.
08-06-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,304
Posted By AlmostTrick

Marin makes nice bikes. Here's my Lucas Valley...

Marin makes nice bikes. Here's my Lucas Valley that I enjoyed for about 8 years. Zero issues. I sold it for a good price, but now wish I had kept it....
08-06-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 26,934
Posted By AlmostTrick

Right. Besides, anyone who wears two helmet...

Right. Besides, anyone who wears two helmet mirrors, (one on each side) is a not only a safety fanatic but obviously proud to ignore the fashion rules. Both A-OK in my book! :lol:
08-06-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,196
Posted By AlmostTrick

I stop and ask them if their handlebar helmet has...

I stop and ask them if their handlebar helmet has mips. When they say "what?" I explain that mips handlebar helmets offer greater protection.
08-04-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 19,347
Posted By AlmostTrick

I believe it is extremely uncommon for a driver...

I believe it is extremely uncommon for a driver to willingly, knowingly, attempt to physically injure a cyclist. Most injuries happen when the motorist (or cyclist) isn't being properly attentive, or...
08-02-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 26,934
Posted By AlmostTrick

When I decided to cycle commute to work on busier...

When I decided to cycle commute to work on busier higher speed roads than I was used too, I shared your fears. That was over 13 years and 40,000+ miles ago. What worked for me was training. I highly...
08-01-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 817
Posted By AlmostTrick

McMaster Carr.

McMaster Carr.
08-01-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,802
Posted By AlmostTrick

Meh. Nothing bad is gonna happen if you aren't...

Meh. Nothing bad is gonna happen if you aren't jumping/bashing the bike around. Even if it does start to bend or crack, you'll notice long before deadly failure with regular visual checks. This is...
08-01-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 686
Posted By AlmostTrick

Whatever you do, don't try to burn it off... ...

Whatever you do, don't try to burn it off...

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/470515-i-set-my-rear-wheel-fire.html
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,493
Posted By AlmostTrick

The only thing "obvious" is that clipless is a...

The only thing "obvious" is that clipless is a scam. :innocent:
07-25-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,802
Posted By AlmostTrick

In your case I'd consider finding a shop that has...

In your case I'd consider finding a shop that has one of these. Or make one. Those Pure Fix frames/forks are not flimsy, they can handle it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIY0e7wM4jg
07-25-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,802
Posted By AlmostTrick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3ka_cmYi1Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3ka_cmYi1Y
07-19-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,606
Posted By AlmostTrick

I too follow the see food diet. In my case, the...

I too follow the see food diet. In my case, the only foods I want to eat just happen to be vegetarian. (30 years now) I start with a healthy breakfast and seldom go more than a few hours without some...
07-15-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,103
Posted By AlmostTrick

No! You must pay bike fit "experts" hundreds of...

No! You must pay bike fit "experts" hundreds of $$$ to get the right fit. :rolleyes:
07-10-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,531
Posted By AlmostTrick

Sorry, but neither the OP nor her hubby are...

Sorry, but neither the OP nor her hubby are spinning out their top gear. Her gearing is absolutely not limiting her from keeping up.
07-10-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,531
Posted By AlmostTrick

How are you and hubby handling the speed...

How are you and hubby handling the speed difference now? He must be slowing down, or you'd not be riding together! (for long)

Things that will help speed you up:

Tires, as mentioned. But only...
07-05-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,679
Posted By AlmostTrick

Of course weight matters even on the flats... it...

Of course weight matters even on the flats... it doesn't keep moving all by itself without any input from the rider.

Try this exaggerated test: Pull an enclosed trailer while empty. (enclosed to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 69,524
Posted By AlmostTrick

While I personally don't care much for wheel...

While I personally don't care much for wheel lettering, I have to admit the neon yellow matches nicely. And is different from the rest.
07-04-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,679
Posted By AlmostTrick

Agreed. Plus, by refusing to carry a bunch of...

Agreed. Plus, by refusing to carry a bunch of extra junk, one can enjoy riding a lightweight bike without paying for one!
07-02-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,869
Posted By AlmostTrick

Motorcyclists call them "tar snakes" and consider...

Motorcyclists call them "tar snakes" and consider them dangerous. Surely they affect pedal cyclists too, and I've felt my bike squirm a tiny bit on 'em but never dangerously.

Until now, I've not...
07-01-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 13,210
Posted By AlmostTrick

Yes, of course! I consider it my civic duty to...

Yes, of course! I consider it my civic duty to help propel the outrage on a click bait titled BF thread. :thumb: Apparently it worked! ;)
06-30-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,824
Posted By AlmostTrick

I asked all three and they all said the same...

I asked all three and they all said the same thing. Pics please.
06-27-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 851
Posted By AlmostTrick

I like to use a heat gun when removing any type...

I like to use a heat gun when removing any type of stickers. It helps to soften the adhesive and gives a cleaner release.
06-24-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,639
Posted By AlmostTrick

I always thought the olive drab finish on this...

I always thought the olive drab finish on this Specialized contrasted well with the Planet Bike Hi Vis fenders.
...
06-23-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,233
Posted By AlmostTrick

Even the pros spend little time "pulling up". ...

Even the pros spend little time "pulling up".

Like I posted above, being clipped in offers some benefits. Performance is low on the list, because as you correctly say, Pedal force in the down...
06-22-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,051
Posted By AlmostTrick

Here's a Schwinn Bantam that I swapped modern 20"...

Here's a Schwinn Bantam that I swapped modern 20" aluminum wheel set onto. Wheels with tires were found on the curb. The Bantam was also found in the trash, and I believe the riser bars are not...
06-21-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,639
Posted By AlmostTrick

I too have several bikes. But taking count shows...

I too have several bikes. But taking count shows more orange than any other color... even after recently selling one! I'm not sure how orange didn't make the poll, especially considering it truly is...
06-18-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,297
Posted By AlmostTrick

If they're doing something illegal, this usually...

If they're doing something illegal, this usually works well:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/396x265/citizensarrest_ecb1115fe6f9f36c4afe36a436b1022300f09efa.jpg
06-17-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 412
Posted By AlmostTrick

The Placebo Effect in Action

I installed my new, lightweight wheel set yesterday. This morning about 6 miles into my 12 mile commute, I glance at my computer and noticed my average speed was up a bit. “Wow, these new wheels...
06-17-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,472
Posted By AlmostTrick

'76 I believe. I traded in a mint condition...

'76 I believe. I traded in a mint condition Schwinn Stingray 5 speed with the tall (and soon to be outlawed) Stick Shift for the Record. The shop gave me $65 for it. The owner rolled it right out on...
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