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12-09-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By AlmostTrick

I once fixed a V-dropout bike with a half link....

I once fixed a V-dropout bike with a half link. Worked well with my preferred chainring and sprocket. I also wouldn't be afraid to file the lead or trail edge of the dropout a tiny bit if it was...
12-08-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 826
Posted By AlmostTrick

To answer the question, the last motorist who...

To answer the question, the last motorist who honked me was a semi tractor driver. I was fully using the right lane on a four lane road. He hit the air horn quite a ways behind me, and held it on...
12-08-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 826
Posted By AlmostTrick

If/when they honk that assures me that they see...

If/when they honk that assures me that they see me. (and therefore are unlikely to hit me)

:lol: :thumb:
12-04-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,222
Posted By AlmostTrick

After reading this thread, "I want my time...

After reading this thread, "I want my time back"
12-03-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 8,967
Posted By AlmostTrick

No silly commercial would ever get me to buy one...

No silly commercial would ever get me to buy one of these high dollar contraptions!

...Then again my wife would look good on it and I do want people to know that we've "arrived" $$$$$$.:D
12-02-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,150
Posted By AlmostTrick

Tuck head and shoulder roll out. I've done this...

Tuck head and shoulder roll out. I've done this successfully twice. Did not hit my (un-helmeted) head.



:thumb: Use the force of the crash against itself.
12-02-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,193
Posted By AlmostTrick

Possibly, but wouldn't it cause the bike to pull...

Possibly, but wouldn't it cause the bike to pull or track in both directions, not only one as the OP states?
12-01-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 806
Posted By AlmostTrick

What are the closest calls you've had that could've been deadly?

Nothing too close. A few attempted pullouts as I was traveling past an intersection or driveway maybe.



My experience is cycling is far safer than most people think.
12-01-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,193
Posted By AlmostTrick

I was on board with the OP after the opening...

I was on board with the OP after the opening post. A bike should track straight when riding no hands, especially if new. All mine do.

Then I became suspicious when he/she went from a $4000 bike to...
11-24-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By AlmostTrick

Check them both out and go for a ride. The Jamis...

Check them both out and go for a ride. The Jamis gets points for not being a Trek. Everyone has a Trek. *yawn*
Forum: Foo
11-13-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,239
Posted By AlmostTrick

Do you think there's life beyond Earth?

Yes, intelligent life even, and I wanna see what kind of bikes they ride.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kGT2E6ur0k
11-13-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,841
Posted By AlmostTrick

It means you need an ebike with the...

It means you need an ebike with the "regeneration" feature. :D
11-05-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,395
Posted By AlmostTrick

Well, someone had to try this. Thanks for...

Well, someone had to try this. Thanks for posting, fg. Fun thread.
11-02-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,531
Posted By AlmostTrick

I learned my "double rail" lesson as a kid. I...

I learned my "double rail" lesson as a kid. I grew up less than a mile from a station, and often crossed the tracks on my bike. On one very memorable instance, I was waiting for a moving eastbound...
11-01-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,841
Posted By AlmostTrick

They'll just run a cyclist in plain sight over? I...

They'll just run a cyclist in plain sight over? I wonder how common this is.
10-29-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 20,086
Posted By AlmostTrick

:eek: You wouldn't say that if you were forced to...

:eek: You wouldn't say that if you were forced to read 'em all.
10-24-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,289
Posted By AlmostTrick

Since the e-bikes are restricted by law to 20 mph...

Since the e-bikes are restricted by law to 20 mph I suggest this:
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/396x265/citizensarrest_0b49c5fec28b139dfa2e9a1a4376c5b2a993b85d.jpg
10-14-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 804
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. :)
09-29-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By AlmostTrick

Now there's something you don't see everyday....

Now there's something you don't see everyday. Thanks for posting.

How long/many miles have you been running it like this? Are you satisfied?
09-29-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,694
Posted By AlmostTrick

Tire type makes more difference in performance...

Tire type makes more difference in performance than size. A supple tire (Rene Herse/Compass) in any size, will beat a heavy flat resistant tire like a Gatorskin every day.

Having said that, if we...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,905
Posted By AlmostTrick

A lighter bike matters A LOT... For bragging...

A lighter bike matters A LOT... For bragging rights and the placebo effect. ;)
09-27-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 12,018
Posted By AlmostTrick

The best one I read here on BF was a person who...

The best one I read here on BF was a person who said they would fly in the bike lane past cars stuck in traffic... while riding no hands and playing air guitar. :lol:
Forum: Foo
09-26-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 21,116
Posted By AlmostTrick

^^^Love the Streets of Bakersfield! I can't...

^^^Love the Streets of Bakersfield!

I can't stop listening to Jimmie... Wow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ0ppOZ967k
09-22-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 49,128
Posted By AlmostTrick

It just goes to show how everyone is different....

It just goes to show how everyone is different. No style of bars have ever hurt my wrists, no matter how far I ride. But many times my hands hurt, at least a little. Usually, any position on a drop...
Forum: Foo
09-21-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 21,116
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: 1,230
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: 2,527
Views: 523,610
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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09-17-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 49,128
Posted By AlmostTrick

Which matters none to all the cyclists who find...

Which matters none to all the cyclists who find every one of those positions uncomfortable or not at all useful.
09-17-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 49,128
Posted By AlmostTrick

I like drop bars because they make me more aero. ...

I like drop bars because they make me more aero.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/224x300/drop_bars_e691eba6c12ab9e0342eef8abf22352c241f4fd6.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,008
Posted By AlmostTrick

Or simply the nature of the material. :popcorn

Or simply the nature of the material. :popcorn
09-17-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,741
Posted By AlmostTrick

Good idea, as unlike carbon fiber, wood does not...

Good idea, as unlike carbon fiber, wood does not asplode. But... termites.
09-15-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 23,865
Posted By AlmostTrick

Watch the video again. You, and others, have...

Watch the video again. You, and others, have failed to notice or acknowledge that the motorist was actually in a safe lane position up until about 1 second out of the crash. Even looking back every...
09-15-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 49,128
Posted By AlmostTrick

Right. You need lots of hand positions when it...

Right. You need lots of hand positions when it hurts to stay in any one of them.
09-13-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 23,865
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...
09-12-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,793
Posted By AlmostTrick

Recap. Only Racers are actually...

Recap.

Only Racers are actually participating in a sport, and are better than cyclists who donít race.

Cyclists are better than people who merely ride bikes.

People who ride bikes are better...
09-12-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 23,865
Posted By AlmostTrick

Right. I can't speak for others, but I already...

Right. I can't speak for others, but I already admitted that this particular crash would have been difficult to avoid in that final second. Also that it is rare.

The vast majority of overtaking...
09-12-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,755
Posted By AlmostTrick

Right, this is how I got a job as a bike shop...

Right, this is how I got a job as a bike shop mechanic as a teen back in the 70's... and then bought my first car (a hot '67 fastback Mustang!) from the manager.

More recently many of us enjoyed...
09-11-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,793
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...
09-10-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 25,221
Posted By AlmostTrick

How could they? When properly ignored, harassers...

How could they? When properly ignored, harassers have zero confirmation that I care at all, or that I even heard them. That's what ignoring means. Give them absolutely zero satisfaction.

Having...
09-09-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 28,539
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.
09-07-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 8,576
Posted By AlmostTrick

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

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/lemonator_rear_bbfc03a321c92606f2b52ef2d55c9a5b252415d7.jpg...
09-07-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 23,865
Posted By AlmostTrick

Is a cyclist at the edge of the fog line really...

Is a cyclist at the edge of the fog line really "in" the lane? As long as both cyclist and driver stay on their side of the line nothing bad will happen. Even so, I agree it would be prudent for a...
09-07-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 23,865
Posted By AlmostTrick

This is a fair point, especially in this case....

This is a fair point, especially in this case. The problem is the car moved from a "safe" passing line in the lane, to the shoulder edge exactly where the cyclist was at exactly the wrong time... in...
09-07-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,814
Posted By AlmostTrick

Like you, bike color and appearance is very...

Like you, bike color and appearance is very important to me. Either keep looking for a suitable bike you find appealing, or contact a local powder coater before you consider buying a color you don't...
09-05-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 23,865
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: 6,103
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...
09-03-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 49,128
Posted By AlmostTrick

^^^ Hot.

^^^ Hot.
09-01-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,498
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...
09-01-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,803
Posted By AlmostTrick

Autumn? We still have 3 more weeks of summer over...

Autumn? We still have 3 more weeks of summer over here. :)
08-30-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,122
Posted By AlmostTrick

While riding consciously engage your core and...

While riding consciously engage your core and attempt to hold your body up. Keep wrists straight. Ergon grips (adjusted properly) help with this. You may also find tipping the saddle nose up a tiny...
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