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Forum: Foo
03-28-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By AlmostTrick

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03-23-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,038
Posted By AlmostTrick

Yes, and I'm choosing routes with plenty of turns...

Yes, and I'm choosing routes with plenty of turns because I want to do my part to help flatten the curve.
Forum: Foo
03-20-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By AlmostTrick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXo6G5mfmro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXo6G5mfmro
03-20-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,013
Posted By AlmostTrick

I remember when the Skipper found one of those on...

I remember when the Skipper found one of those on Gilligan's Island. It had some kind of curse and he couldn't get rid of it. It was hilarious.
Forum: BMX
03-18-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,588
Posted By AlmostTrick

My newest road bike came with 175's. I hated...

My newest road bike came with 175's. I hated them. Felt very "choppy" when I got up to my favored cadence. Switched it to 170's and I was smooth and happy. But on the cruiser and mountain bikes I...
03-18-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 536
Posted By AlmostTrick

There never was anything "phoney" about it,...

There never was anything "phoney" about it, though some tried hard to make it seem that way. Just a lot of denial and refusing to face the facts.
Forum: BMX
03-17-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,588
Posted By AlmostTrick

I like the 170's on my road bikes, where I tend...

I like the 170's on my road bikes, where I tend to spin at a higher cadence. Mountain bike and winter bike have 175's and now for the first time,180's on the 26 inch BMX. But my legs are fairly long...
03-13-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 16,541
Posted By AlmostTrick

Get back to us in a few weeks.

Get back to us in a few weeks.
Forum: BMX
03-12-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,588
Posted By AlmostTrick

I couldn't stop dreaming about the Redline, so I...

I couldn't stop dreaming about the Redline, so I got one to replace the damaged one I sent back.
...
Forum: Foo
03-12-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,735
Posted By AlmostTrick

Almost all of the stock I bought over the past...

Almost all of the stock I bought over the past decades is still worth way more than I paid for it... even with the recent crash. This is likely true for anyone who's been investing for years or...
03-11-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 625
Posted By AlmostTrick

This is ridiculous. A single speed is all that...

This is ridiculous. A single speed is all that some conditions call for, and CB hubs can be laced into any rim one chooses. Plus, the the bike can be lighter without caliper brakes, levers and...
03-11-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 625
Posted By AlmostTrick

'71 Schwinn something. ...

'71 Schwinn something.
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03-08-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By AlmostTrick

This sounds good but can sometimes be misguided...

This sounds good but can sometimes be misguided advice.

Besides working on bikes and cars, my responsibility at work is to keep our machines running efficiently. When I know something is wrong and...
03-06-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 352
Posted By AlmostTrick

Yes, good point, but it doesn't have to be that...

Yes, good point, but it doesn't have to be that way. (a financial loss) The Stingray guys I knew especially were obsessed about using the correct parts when restoring the bikes. Original saddles were...
03-06-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,745
Posted By AlmostTrick

Try Presto valves. They work like magic.

Try Presto valves. They work like magic.
03-03-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By AlmostTrick

I have a '93 Bianchi Avenue, (shown) and my wife...

I have a '93 Bianchi Avenue, (shown) and my wife has a '94 Advantage, which was one model up. (no pic) Both were bought new. I'm not sure how many years they made these lugged frames.
...
03-03-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 11,728
Posted By AlmostTrick

And right off the bat with the very first reply...

And right off the bat with the very first reply too! (which was obviously missed when purging posts)
Forum: Foo
03-01-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 878
Posted By AlmostTrick

Grandpa used to let us "sip the foam" off the top...

Grandpa used to let us "sip the foam" off the top of his mug when we were maybe 9-10 years old or so. I don't really remember it tasting good or bad at the time, but it did seem kind of special.

I...
03-01-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,470
Posted By AlmostTrick

Derailleurs? How many gears do you need?

Derailleurs? How many gears do you need?
02-26-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,889
Posted By AlmostTrick

So which is it? We need fiber or we don't? ...

So which is it? We need fiber or we don't?

Science knows which it is. A low fiber diet puts one at risk of a whole host of health issues, from digestive, diabetes, and even cancer.

Don't kid...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 21,996
Posted By AlmostTrick

Well they'll never con me with their fancy...

Well they'll never con me with their fancy marketing scams. My brakes work just fine, thank you.
...
02-25-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,506
Posted By AlmostTrick

Just remove the top cap and look. Don't even...

Just remove the top cap and look. Don't even loosen the stem bolts that clamp it to the steerer tube. If there is a gap of a few mm between the top of the tube and the top of the stem (or top...
02-21-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,014
Posted By AlmostTrick

The riders body is where the majority of the drag...

The riders body is where the majority of the drag comes from. Never mind spinning cranks, "Superman" tuck is clearly the fastest...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Iz7ZMALaCY
02-20-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By AlmostTrick

+1 on eliminating the saddle as the source. I...

+1 on eliminating the saddle as the source. I once chased what I thought was a drive train squeak for weeks. (only happened while pedaling) Finally removed the seat post and cleaned and greased it...
02-19-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,056
Posted By AlmostTrick

It sounds to me like you got nothin'.

It sounds to me like you got nothin'.
02-19-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,245
Posted By AlmostTrick

Bianchi for the win. I'm looking forward to your...

Bianchi for the win. I'm looking forward to your review.
Forum: Touring
02-18-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,604
Posted By AlmostTrick

Real cane sugar beats HFCS everyday. It's...

Real cane sugar beats HFCS everyday. It's healthier than whatever it is they put in diet pop too.
02-18-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,175
Posted By AlmostTrick

Kickstands can be cool. ...

Kickstands can be cool.
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Forum: Foo
02-17-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 732
Posted By AlmostTrick

"Newman, did you see that sign back there? Fresh...

"Newman, did you see that sign back there? Fresh apple pies!" :lol:
Forum: BMX
02-17-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,588
Posted By AlmostTrick

I'm not sure on the 24" yet, I'd need to try one...

I'm not sure on the 24" yet, I'd need to try one to see how comfortable and quick it is for distance. Remember, no stunts for me, only riding. I definitely dig the old school styling it has! Nice...
Forum: BMX
02-16-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,588
Posted By AlmostTrick

Not a traditional BMX bike, but I've been...

Not a traditional BMX bike, but I've been admiring this WTP cruiser quite a bit...
...
02-14-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,977
Posted By AlmostTrick

Welcome to the board, sobre and thanks for the...

Welcome to the board, sobre and thanks for the fun thread. :thumb:
02-14-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,851
Posted By AlmostTrick

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02-12-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,977
Posted By AlmostTrick

I'm waiting for you all to post your bids, so I...

I'm waiting for you all to post your bids, so I can bid 1 dollar more and win.
...
02-12-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,081
Posted By AlmostTrick

Many continue to assume that cars or traffic is...

Many continue to assume that cars or traffic is the OP's issue with riding outside. While that may be true, the OP never really said that was the case.

So again, laychris , if you are still...
Forum: BMX
02-11-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,588
Posted By AlmostTrick

You may be on to something. I recently got a...

You may be on to something.

I recently got a Redline PL26. The bike has everything I like. Old school looks, standard size gearing, chrome, and subtle graphics/lettering.
...
02-07-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,225
Posted By AlmostTrick

Superdork? I might justifiably be considered that...

Superdork? I might justifiably be considered that at times. :o
02-07-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,907
Posted By AlmostTrick

Right. And overstating or understating would...

Right. And overstating or understating would cause problems manufactures would rather avoid. It makes sense not to list weights.
02-07-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,879
Posted By AlmostTrick

Yep, big Stooge goes in front....

Yep, big Stooge goes in front. Woo-Woo-Woo-Woo-Woo

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Forum: BMX
02-07-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,588
Posted By AlmostTrick

Thanks, @acir71 and @DMC707. That Fairdale...

Thanks, @acir71 and @DMC707.

That Fairdale in Candy Red with chrome fork and bars is hot. Graphics and lettering are nice and subtle too, which I like. Of course the video is fun also.
...
02-06-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,225
Posted By AlmostTrick

Just asking what makes Super Bikes so Super?

According to many of my non-cycling acquaintances it always seems to come down to whether or not you can lift it with only 2 fingers.
02-03-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,199
Posted By AlmostTrick

Almost, but they couldn't catch me. :p

Almost, but they couldn't catch me. :p
Forum: Commuting
01-28-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 793
Posted By AlmostTrick

Yet most of these people carry monthly smart...

Yet most of these people carry monthly smart phone plans with unlimited internet, cable TV, go out to eat, go to movies, sporting events, and buy all sorts of stuff they don't really need... often on...
01-23-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,107
Posted By AlmostTrick

What I want to know is why the weather peeps...

What I want to know is why the weather peeps don't give us the "wind chill" in the summer? Even in hot weather the wind cools our body down, that's why people use fans. That's why we feel cooler on a...
01-21-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,471
Posted By AlmostTrick

In the video you said you didn't want to ride...

In the video you said you didn't want to ride your upgraded road bike in the rain. It seems Jesus got you a bike that will enable you to ride on water! How cool is that!?
Forum: Commuting
01-20-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,268
Posted By AlmostTrick

When they honk that assures me that they see me...

When they honk that assures me that they see me and I'm safe. I still keep an eye on them of course, but it seems no one wants to hit me.

But, if you use a mirror and monitor it, you can give a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,930
Posted By AlmostTrick

While waiting several minutes at a crossing in...

While waiting several minutes at a crossing in the cold rain for a completely stopped freight train, I found the car with the most ground clearance and was quickly on my way. Not dangerous in my...
01-10-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,638
Posted By AlmostTrick

Extra "Kool" points for the Mr. Horsepower...

Extra "Kool" points for the Mr. Horsepower sticker! :thumb:
01-07-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,638
Posted By AlmostTrick

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01-06-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,883
Posted By AlmostTrick

Wow that is hot! Thanks. But at $12,500 without...

Wow that is hot! Thanks. But at $12,500 without the anti lock brakes and LED gear indicators I'd need to up my budget even more to cobble together the additional upgrades. See, this is what I was...
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