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10-29-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 4,569
Posted By AlmostTrick

You underestimate the ability of the manufactures...

You underestimate the ability of the manufactures to engineer through these handling issues you speak of. Simply hanging weight on the bike will be so yesterday. “Smart Weight” (trademark) will be...
10-29-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 4,569
Posted By AlmostTrick

The peer pressure to ride the same type of...

The peer pressure to ride the same type of feather weight bike as the rest of the crowd is overwhelming. Even when training, where one should be devoting their hours to building up their muscles.
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10-25-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 719
Posted By AlmostTrick

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10-24-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 719
Posted By AlmostTrick

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,148
Posted By AlmostTrick

If you're going really fast down a hill there's...

If you're going really fast down a hill there's no way pedaling will get you more unless you can spin 150+ rpm. Normal gearing won't get it.
Forum: Foo
10-23-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,333
Posted By AlmostTrick

Real men don't need a card.

Real men don't need a card.
Forum: Foo
10-22-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,333
Posted By AlmostTrick

7. Fix / Build things with duct tape. ...

7. Fix / Build things with duct tape.

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,364
Posted By AlmostTrick

No driver or hunter scares for me, but there was...

No driver or hunter scares for me, but there was this...

Riding through a quiet section of my commute in the dark early one October morning, I noticed another rider ahead with an unusual looking...
10-20-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 826
Posted By AlmostTrick

If you're going to wear the wrong tool for the...

If you're going to wear the wrong tool for the job, you might as well look bad ass while doing it.
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10-20-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 4,569
Posted By AlmostTrick

It's true that extra weight mostly only come into...

It's true that extra weight mostly only come into play when you are accelerating or climbing.



But if this were true you'd be able to maintain bike speed while pulling a freight train on the...
Forum: Foo
10-19-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 511
Posted By AlmostTrick

Show your boss this bike forums thread. :D

Show your boss this bike forums thread. :D
Forum: Foo
10-18-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 419
Posted By AlmostTrick

Now as the years roll on, each time we hear our favorite song The memories come along

If I'm in Home Depot I wanna hear Little River Band Reminiscing. :love:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny7nRj4PwjM
10-17-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 4,429
Posted By AlmostTrick

Ninety-seven percent...

Ninety-seven percent (https://nutritionfacts.org/2015/09/29/where-do-you-get-your-fiber/) of Americans eat the recommended amount of protein, while Just 5% of Americans...
Forum: Foo
10-11-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 474
Posted By AlmostTrick

Limiting and then quitting drinking alcohol was...

Limiting and then quitting drinking alcohol was the best thing I ever did that made a huge improvement in my quality of sleep.
10-11-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,922
Posted By AlmostTrick

It depends. How is your hybrid set up now? My...

It depends. How is your hybrid set up now? My 'fastest' hybrids have my hands at the same width, and my back at the same forward lean as when I ride the hoods on my drop bar road bike... Just like...
10-05-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 9,153
Posted By AlmostTrick

“There is a cult of ignorance in the United...

“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life,...
10-02-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,627
Posted By AlmostTrick

"It affects virtually nobody"

"It affects virtually nobody"
09-30-20, 04:57 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,042
Posted By AlmostTrick

Seniors are a more reliable voting block. :)

Seniors are a more reliable voting block. :)
09-29-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 7,612
Posted By AlmostTrick

I ride with a mirror and am always aware of...

I ride with a mirror and am always aware of what's going on around me. No one ever surprises me, not motorists, cyclists, or UFO's.
09-29-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,785
Posted By AlmostTrick

This is not a problem because you are focusing on...

This is not a problem because you are focusing on objects in the distance behind you, not on the mirror itself that is only inches away. No refocus is necessary.
Forum: Foo
09-25-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By AlmostTrick

3. Is the TP rolled off the top?

3. Is the TP rolled off the top?
09-25-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,785
Posted By AlmostTrick

You can safely rely on the mirror to help you...

You can safely rely on the mirror to help you plan movements, but yeah, it's still considered wise to actually turn and look. A good double check.

Sometimes, turning and looking behind can have an...
09-25-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,785
Posted By AlmostTrick

It allows me to more easily and accurately...

It allows me to more easily and accurately monitor overtaking traffic so I can ride in what I feel is a safer manner.

I like to default to a position in the lane. Cleaner pavement, better sight...
09-24-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,785
Posted By AlmostTrick

It doesn't matter if you can turn your head to...

It doesn't matter if you can turn your head to look, a proper mirror is much quicker, offering more timely info which can be helpful in many situations.

Third Eye on my helmet for me. I also have...
09-24-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 12,268
Posted By AlmostTrick

Then what is it? I have always been slim and...

Then what is it?

I have always been slim and never monitored or restricted my calories in any way. In fact, I spent my younger years actively trying to gain weight because I thought I looked too...
09-09-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,262
Posted By AlmostTrick

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

[Self Appointed thread police] Wrong forum, this belongs in training and nutrition.
08-31-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,413
Posted By AlmostTrick

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

OP already answered this. Maybe read the thread before posting.
08-27-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,571
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: 3,413
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: 3,409
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: 2,260
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.
...
08-25-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,834
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...
08-24-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,834
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: Commuting
08-23-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,105
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:
08-19-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 10,059
Posted By AlmostTrick

Lugs and TRIPLE BUTTED for the win! ...

Lugs and TRIPLE BUTTED for the win!

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08-19-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,755
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: 688
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...
08-17-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,781
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, 01:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,753
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: 72
Views: 2,753
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: 608
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...
08-14-20, 04:43 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,439
Posted By AlmostTrick

When it comes to bikes it's best to have one of...

When it comes to bikes it's best to have one of each.
08-06-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 808
Posted By AlmostTrick

I'd look into going the riv nut route myself, but...

I'd look into going the riv nut route myself, but if you are unsure of your skills just seal the hole with tape, and wait for an opening in the shop. The epoxy would make future repair more difficult...
08-03-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,304
Posted By AlmostTrick

Bite your tongue! The Schwinn Varsity is...

Bite your tongue! The Schwinn Varsity is overweight, but it most certainly isn't junk that wouldn't last! :eek: These bikes are among the most robust ever built. Even the derailleurs (which were NOT...
08-01-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,493
Posted By AlmostTrick

That would be in front of and behind cars. :) ...

That would be in front of and behind cars. :)

I believe a person can advocate for both cycling specific infrastructure and vehicular cycling. There is room for both!

Not all bike infrastructure...
Forum: Introductions
08-01-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By AlmostTrick

Sounds good, I'm enjoying a coffee right now...

Sounds good, I'm enjoying a coffee right now myself. Now work on getting 10 posts so you can post some pics of your sweet "retro conversion". :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,163
Posted By AlmostTrick

So sorry to hear. :( I'm wishing you a full and...

So sorry to hear. :( I'm wishing you a full and speedy recovery. Take care!
08-01-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By AlmostTrick

The spokes are now on a higher angle. It might...

The spokes are now on a higher angle. It might work for a while but won't be as strong. I'd redo it correctly.
07-30-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By AlmostTrick

It's because most cyclists ride too far right,...

It's because most cyclists ride too far right, often hugging the edge. This promotes the "always pass a cyclist asap" mentality because it regularly encourages immediate passing with little...
07-30-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,652
Posted By AlmostTrick

All fair points. So you agree that in this...

All fair points. So you agree that in this situation a motorist needs to at least partially move into the center lane to overtake. It seems to me that 3 (or even 2) cyclists together changes the...
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