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02-27-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,459
Posted By AlmostTrick

Running is harder for me but I still like to do...

Running is harder for me but I still like to do it semi regularly to maintain the ability. There are real life situations where it could come in handy, and not just for when being chased by bears! 5k...
02-25-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,036
Posted By AlmostTrick

Not only does a mirror work, but if safety is the...

Not only does a mirror work, but if safety is the goal it works much better.

A proper mirror allows for effortless and ongoing real time monitoring of situations behind as they develop......
02-24-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By AlmostTrick

Yep, had one for about 8 years and commuted to...

Yep, had one for about 8 years and commuted to work on it regularly. It was nice. I especially liked the unusual tubing shape, the top and down tubes were semi triangular. I think mine was a 2005,...
02-24-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By AlmostTrick

I used to have this issue years ago, sometimes...

I used to have this issue years ago, sometimes even getting signed out while composing a post. Clicking "remember me" fixed it.
02-23-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,778
Posted By AlmostTrick

No, but maybe for a trillion.

No, but maybe for a trillion.
02-23-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,679
Posted By AlmostTrick

Wait, so it can be a gravel ride even when there...

Wait, so it can be a gravel ride even when there is no gravel? Seems like you'd need another bike for that.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 923
Posted By AlmostTrick

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02-23-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,036
Posted By AlmostTrick

Riding farther left also gives you and drivers...

Riding farther left also gives you and drivers better sight lines, enabling both to "see" each other sooner at crossings and in other situations. And of course being in the lane means you are more...
02-22-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,875
Posted By AlmostTrick

This. Too pretty to ride? Never. Too pretty...

This.

Too pretty to ride? Never. Too pretty to ride in the muck? Of course!
And it doesn't have to be high end or even "pretty" by anyone's standard. I have some cheap bikes that I choose to keep...
02-22-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By AlmostTrick

I grease 'em. Or better still use anti seize...

I grease 'em. Or better still use anti seize compound. Never had any come loose, and never heard of it happening. Best of all I never had heads stripped out when attempting to remove because they...
02-22-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 900
Posted By AlmostTrick

Wow, that sure is a lot of views! Now off I go to...

Wow, that sure is a lot of views! Now off I go to see if my wife's been searching "replacing studs".
02-20-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 886
Posted By AlmostTrick

I think the steel interferes with the magnetic...

I think the steel interferes with the magnetic pull. I wanted a compass stem cap badly but most of the reviews were poor so I gave up on the idea. Stem Captain even had more than one version with the...
02-19-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 886
Posted By AlmostTrick

Hot.

Hot.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,528
Posted By AlmostTrick

COVID has increased price of carbon road bikes

Thanks for the update, I still don't want one.
02-19-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 724
Posted By AlmostTrick

The only way "No" can lose is if the poll is...

The only way "No" can lose is if the poll is rigged. ;)
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By AlmostTrick

Wait... this now sounds like 2 completely...

Wait... this now sounds like 2 completely different bikes. Big difference here. :foo:
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By AlmostTrick

Parting it out seems a shame, I would not do it...

Parting it out seems a shame, I would not do it unless I was desperate for money. Pics when you can please.
02-18-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 841
Posted By AlmostTrick

If you rode in a circle it would cut a hole and...

If you rode in a circle it would cut a hole and you would drop into the water, just like on the cartoons!
02-17-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By AlmostTrick

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02-11-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By AlmostTrick

I get it that some people want to ride close and...

I get it that some people want to ride close and fast in a group, but not allowing oneself to ever be in a position where you can't see hazards ahead is always going to be safer than counting on...
02-10-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,947
Posted By AlmostTrick

Thanks, Koyote. I learned something today.

Thanks, Koyote. I learned something today.
02-10-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,947
Posted By AlmostTrick

Sounds dubious to me, can you supply a citation?

Sounds dubious to me, can you supply a citation?
Forum: Foo
02-10-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By AlmostTrick

No one can consistently beat the market long...

No one can consistently beat the market long term, not even the "experts". Like Kenny said: Somewhere in the darkness the gambler he broke even. Good luck!
02-02-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,708
Posted By AlmostTrick

My Hero! I go through 2-3 shovels a year,...

My Hero!

I go through 2-3 shovels a year, usually grabbing the cheapest/lightest units I can find. I recently noticed my present favorite is starting to crack. I've never considered buying them in...
02-02-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,034
Posted By AlmostTrick

All my original parts are still working fine......

All my original parts are still working fine... in part thanks to almost 6 decades of regular snow shoveling! :D
01-28-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,134
Posted By AlmostTrick

Or a picture of their son with his new bike in...

Or a picture of their son with his new bike in front of the bike shop sans reflectors along with a bill of sale. I agree the risk is low, especially with adults and higher end bikes, but it's not...
01-28-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,134
Posted By AlmostTrick

I don't know, but I do know it's possible and...

I don't know, but I do know it's possible and that the resulting judgment could be devastating to a small shop. No way would I risk it when it is so easy to avoid.
01-28-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,134
Posted By AlmostTrick

Shops who don't include the required reflectors...

Shops who don't include the required reflectors on new bikes are leaving themselves open to possible lawsuits should one of their customers get in a wreck and the motorists lawyers are looking to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,076
Posted By AlmostTrick

Thanks, chaadster. Here's my light, the...

Thanks, chaadster.

Here's my light, the Bontrager 700 ion. If you look close you will notice the top of the beam is shielded farther out than the bottom. I've also seen other lights designed in...
01-27-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By AlmostTrick

The problem in snow is ruts from car tires...

The problem in snow is ruts from car tires because they can steer your front tire out of line and take you down. You have to stay clear of them or stay in them, neither of which is always possible.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,076
Posted By AlmostTrick

It would probably be better to ask the particular...

It would probably be better to ask the particular headlight manufactures, but don't most bike lights have a beam that is designed to operate in a particular position, (usually upright) and wouldn't...
01-27-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,258
Posted By AlmostTrick

Some would say that this type of cyclist behavior...

Some would say that this type of cyclist behavior gives all cyclists a bad name. I don't necessarily I agree with that but it certainly doesn't shine an enduring light on us.
01-27-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,134
Posted By AlmostTrick

Even in the case where pedals are not included,...

Even in the case where pedals are not included, the shop almost certainly has a box of cheap platform pedal takeoffs and would likely be happy to throw in a pair for the asking for anyone buying a...
01-27-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By AlmostTrick

So can you ride and balance on a bike presently?...

So can you ride and balance on a bike presently? Your post isn't clear on this. (only that you didn't learn when young) Since you've been here 3 years I'm thinking maybe you have at least some...
01-27-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,258
Posted By AlmostTrick

Butt holes. Not hard to tell.

Butt holes. Not hard to tell.
01-26-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,921
Posted By AlmostTrick

It was the mad coaster brake skids when I was 6...

It was the mad coaster brake skids when I was 6 years old.
01-26-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,654
Posted By AlmostTrick

Similar story here. My folks told me about a...

Similar story here. My folks told me about a young guy attending their church who was recovering from drug addiction and was looking for a bike to get to his job. I gave him a clean Raleigh mountain...
01-25-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,112
Posted By AlmostTrick

Almost anyone can "assemble" a bike out of a box...

Almost anyone can "assemble" a bike out of a box and it will likely ride, but seasoned mechanics almost always find something that needs a little tweaking or additional adjustment beyond basic...
01-25-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,654
Posted By AlmostTrick

I have no kids but a friend at my workplace asked...

I have no kids but a friend at my workplace asked if I had a bike his daughter could use in a tri event... any bike he said. I let them use my '93 Bianchi Cross Terrain. I removed the lights and...
01-25-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,598
Posted By AlmostTrick

You got that right! :thumb: :D

You got that right! :thumb: :D
01-25-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,507
Posted By AlmostTrick

Is this bad news? I almost never watch other...

Is this bad news? I almost never watch other people play sports so I don't know.
01-25-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By AlmostTrick

I agree. My seat post comment only comes from...

I agree. My seat post comment only comes from experience as one with a similar long leg/short torso build that the OP claimed to have, and what's been more comfortable for me. If it works is what...
01-25-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By AlmostTrick

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful bike! I'm glad...

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful bike! I'm glad it's working out so well for you. Thanks for posting!
01-24-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By AlmostTrick

Ride it around. How does it feel? I'm taller...

Ride it around. How does it feel?

I'm taller than you but also have the longer legs vs torso build. It does seem you could have also fit the small, which would have given you less seat post...
01-23-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,044
Posted By AlmostTrick

In your words what are the best qualities of a bicycle mechanic?

A strong mechanical aptitude and then bicycle specific experience.

I can't emphasize mechanical aptitude enough. The best bicycle mechanics have this and are able to quickly excel in many other...
01-22-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,708
Posted By AlmostTrick

Always looking for the easy, comfortable, more...

Always looking for the easy, comfortable, more "fun" way out contributed to the terrible physical shape many in our society are in. No thanks, I'll continue to shovel.

Of course it is certainly...
01-16-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,903
Posted By AlmostTrick

Only single chainrings for me. Fixed gear is...

Only single chainrings for me.

Fixed gear is 46-18 for 68 gear inches. (19 cog on the flip side for 64 GI in headwinds)

Road bike also is 46 chainring. 9 speed cassette with my favored 18 tooth...
Forum: Recumbent
01-16-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,047
Posted By AlmostTrick

Good post, I'm putting all my 1890 DF style bikes...

Good post, I'm putting all my 1890 DF style bikes up for sale today!
01-15-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,860
Posted By AlmostTrick

I was so much older then, I'm younger than that...

I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_Df39PjkwA
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