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Forum: Commuting
09-18-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 380
Posted By AlmostTrick

Just like everyone else on the planet, I'm part...

Just like everyone else on the planet, I'm part of the environment. So yes, I care that my bike commuting is good for it.
Forum: Commuting
09-15-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By AlmostTrick

Morning commutes start out dark and low 50's...

Morning commutes start out dark and low 50's here, so not me. I try to pretend it's summer until at least Thanksgiving. :D
09-15-20, 04:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 602
Posted By AlmostTrick

The bike does have it's own momentum, and you...

The bike does have it's own momentum, and you will feel it through the cranks. It's called the flywheel effect. As you ease up on your pedaling it will make the pedal stroke feel easier. But yes,...
09-12-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By AlmostTrick

The threads are the same but the width varies...

The threads are the same but the width varies depending on the number of chain rings. Make sure you get bolts designed for single ring. Good chance to replace all with matching new set. Get bolts...
09-11-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By AlmostTrick

Extra style points for handlebar tassels. :thumb:

Extra style points for handlebar tassels. :thumb:
09-11-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By AlmostTrick

I hope you got the purple.

I hope you got the purple.
Forum: Introductions
09-11-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By AlmostTrick

Welcome aboard. The vintage Schwinn's are high...

Welcome aboard. The vintage Schwinn's are high quality bikes with a nice ride, well worth the effort to rebuild or modify. I've done many over the years. Have fun!
...
09-09-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,037
Posted By AlmostTrick

[Self Appointed thread police] Wrong forum, this...

[Self Appointed thread police] Wrong forum, this belongs in training and nutrition.
Forum: Commuting
09-07-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,419
Posted By AlmostTrick

I like to push it pretty hard on my 12 mile each...

I like to push it pretty hard on my 12 mile each way commute. Probably around 70-80% of max effort overall. This nets me between 13 and 18 mph average for each ride depending on the wind. The average...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-05-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By AlmostTrick

Going straight in the right turn only lane is...

Going straight in the right turn only lane is more dangerous and illegal. Signal left and get to the center of the straight through lane prior to the right turn only lane. Clear the intersection and...
08-31-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,635
Posted By AlmostTrick

OP already answered this. Maybe read the thread...

OP already answered this. Maybe read the thread before posting.
08-28-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By AlmostTrick

Yikes! Looks like you did well getting outta...

Yikes! Looks like you did well getting outta there.

Did you contact the police?
08-27-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,777
Posted By AlmostTrick

No you should not... be here posting this...

No you should not... be here posting this question when you should be out picking up your new bike!

Oh, and happy soon to be 60th birthday. Only 6 more weeks for me!
08-27-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,635
Posted By AlmostTrick

This is why I refuse to cam up and report. I...

This is why I refuse to cam up and report. I would find the entire process too stressful. But I'm glad there are cyclists willing to do so. Thank you.

The "that's not a close pass" (or it wouldn't...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By AlmostTrick

About the same. At first it was different because...

About the same. At first it was different because of the lower levels of traffic. Some drivers took this as an opportunity to increase their speed and lack of regard for others. But it's been back to...
08-27-20, 05:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,125
Posted By AlmostTrick

Steel, hub brake, steering wheel. Flamed baseball...

Steel, hub brake, steering wheel. Flamed baseball cap and dark shades. In other words a Serious Cyclist.
...
08-26-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,712
Posted By AlmostTrick

Of course they do. But they weren't cold set with...

Of course they do. But they weren't cold set with makeshift tools, imprecise measurements and brute force on my garage floor.



Of course it has. If the "mechanic" gets the hub in the frame it's...
08-26-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By AlmostTrick

I love it! (that you did a 1000 rides, not...

I love it! (that you did a 1000 rides, not technology... I hate that.) :D

Welcome aboard!
08-26-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 901
Posted By AlmostTrick

I do it all the time just because I like riding...

I do it all the time just because I like riding on the best tires.

Sometimes, a tire can be defective. It doesn't happen often, but it happened to this BF poster...
08-25-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,712
Posted By AlmostTrick

I always considered cold setting a hack, I would...

I always considered cold setting a hack, I would not do it or want a frame it was done to. Too much room for imperfection, and I'd rather not have bent seat and chain stays anyway.
There's no...
08-25-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 847
Posted By AlmostTrick

Post your goofy Low Ball offers

I posted a decent C&V bike on CL two days ago. I scanned all the similar bikes listed in my area, and then posted mine for less than anything I thought was comparable at $160, firm. The first...
08-24-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 664
Posted By AlmostTrick

How tight did you clamp it and what song were you...

How tight did you clamp it and what song were you listening to?
08-24-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,640
Posted By AlmostTrick

It sure is nice that nobody has to run a gear...

It sure is nice that nobody has to run a gear system they don't like. Everyone's needs and desires are different, I don't understand why gearing "debates" often get so hot. Who cares what someone...
Forum: Foo
08-23-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By AlmostTrick

Blue Moon bikes, Sycamore, IL. Yes, I've been...

Blue Moon bikes, Sycamore, IL. Yes, I've been there and will be watching tonight!

Clip shows some of the bikes:

https://www.metv.com/collectors-call
Forum: Commuting
08-23-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,392
Posted By AlmostTrick

Fun question. 59, 24 mile round trip. Age matters...

Fun question. 59, 24 mile round trip. Age matters for some cycle commuters... they get grumpy as they get old! :50: :lol:
08-23-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 527
Posted By AlmostTrick

Yes. The longer valves will add extra weight and...

Yes. The longer valves will add extra weight and wind resistance while spinning. They'll slow you down.
08-19-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,208
Posted By AlmostTrick

Lugs and TRIPLE BUTTED for the win! ...

Lugs and TRIPLE BUTTED for the win!

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08-19-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 687
Posted By AlmostTrick

Yeah, that was kinda sucky. I actually liked the...

Yeah, that was kinda sucky. I actually liked the bike, and did use it. Because it is so unique, I do consider it a collectable... especially in brand new condition! :thumb: Someone else will too. If...
08-19-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,898
Posted By AlmostTrick

Cyccommute. You continue to say there is no...

Cyccommute. You continue to say there is no difference in forces between rim and disc brakes. (well, you have allowed for "a little" more force with discs a few times ;)) Yet you skirt the fact that...
08-19-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 687
Posted By AlmostTrick

Several years ago I got one from the trash that...

Several years ago I got one from the trash that was near mint, very low miles. I used it a few years as a novelty and then sold it to a friend at work for maybe 40 dollars. After the auto shift parts...
08-19-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,460
Posted By AlmostTrick

Thanks for the reply, burritos! Interesting...

Thanks for the reply, burritos! Interesting stuff.

I don't believe many of the replies here, while interesting, are going to help the OP or people like me who eat plenty but have still always...
08-19-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,460
Posted By AlmostTrick

Well, there you have it folks. Now, besides...

Well, there you have it folks. Now, besides people eschewing food before or during a ride, we have at least one that skips even water! Waiting for a restricted oxygen post next. (your blood holds...
08-18-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By AlmostTrick

I learned using Jack Wileys Unicycle book. It...

I learned using Jack Wileys Unicycle book. It took me about 2 weeks of 15-20 minute sessions, sometimes 2 or 3 a day. Short sessions worked better for me because once I started to get fatigued, I...
08-18-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,898
Posted By AlmostTrick

We're past discussing rims, there is little...

We're past discussing rims, there is little dispute there.

You keep on saying the load at the spoke bed (and obviously the spokes and hub spoke holes) are the same, rim or disc brake. But the rim...
08-17-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,217
Posted By AlmostTrick

Ok, I'm fine with that.

Ok, I'm fine with that.
08-17-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,898
Posted By AlmostTrick

Thank you, 56 and HT. You would think that the...

Thank you, 56 and HT. You would think that the simple, well known fact that rim brakes can run radial spokes and discs can't would quickly put this discussion to rest. I'm kinda glad it doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,038
Posted By AlmostTrick

It's the tire. I had that once on a Gran Bois...

It's the tire. I had that once on a Gran Bois tire. Vendor made me send him video and then the tire itself so he could try mounting it up. He sent me a replacement tire. By the way, great job on the...
08-17-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,217
Posted By AlmostTrick

Good point, I can see how this would work well, I...

Good point, I can see how this would work well, I need to use it more often.



Yes, driver at almost any driveway or intersection wants to pull out onto a road I'm on. If I make it clear by...
08-17-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,898
Posted By AlmostTrick

Interesting theories here. I believe in the...

Interesting theories here. I believe in the Sheldon/phughes/tomtom theory: rim brakes do not transfer force to the hub, and discs do.

It seems clear to me:
Rim brake force is transferred to the...
08-17-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,217
Posted By AlmostTrick

Anywhere the lane wasn't wide enough to safely...

Anywhere the lane wasn't wide enough to safely share and there is traffic in the other lane.




Seriously, this can happen at every intersection and drive. If you're going straight across their...
08-17-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,460
Posted By AlmostTrick

Well, in the case of breakfast, you've already...

Well, in the case of breakfast, you've already spent 8-12 hours or so since your last meal. Now you skip eating and head out and start burning calories. They have to come from somewhere. If it's a...
08-17-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,217
Posted By AlmostTrick

Often that makes sense. If there is someone...

Often that makes sense. If there is someone waiting to pull out and my signaling would allow them to safely do so, I will do it as a courtesy. Otherwise they have to wait, only to say "Nice signal...
08-17-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,217
Posted By AlmostTrick

I find signaling with the right arm out straight...

I find signaling with the right arm out straight to be more intuitive to drivers, and believe it has been codified into law in most states.

Also, signaling right doesn't always mean "moving out of...
08-17-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 542
Posted By AlmostTrick

What you are proposing to do is expensive, just...

What you are proposing to do is expensive, just for the parts. That's why the wise advice is to sell the drop bar bike and buy one set up the way you want.

Or do the work yourself, (but only if...
08-17-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,460
Posted By AlmostTrick

Have you discussed this with your...

Have you discussed this with your doctor/dietition yet? If not, it probably would be wise to.

Being heavier than ideal is so common today, even among those who regularly cycle, that many assume...
Forum: Introductions
08-17-20, 10:22 AM
08-16-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,075
Posted By AlmostTrick

This is why they put the "Warning, carbon fiber...

This is why they put the "Warning, carbon fiber may fail suddenly causing injury or death" sticker on the bike. (visible in photo above) You got off easy!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,696
Posted By AlmostTrick

I understand that the effects on aerodynamics...

I understand that the effects on aerodynamics will slow you a bit, but if you're overheating and it cools you down that has to increase available power.
08-14-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,460
Posted By AlmostTrick

OP said they don't eat enough and was looking for...

OP said they don't eat enough and was looking for ideas of what to eat before a ride. All the "I (or you) don't need anything for breakfast before a ride" does not apply. They also said weight is not...
08-14-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,460
Posted By AlmostTrick

I head out on the bike at 6 am many mornings. I...

I head out on the bike at 6 am many mornings. I usually have a healthy Fruit/Fiber/Carb/Protein/Nutrient power shake. I make it the night before and the canister is placed in the fridge. In the...
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