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08-06-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 592
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...
08-06-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 592
Posted By AlmostTrick

Don't be too hard on yourself. You made a mistake...

Don't be too hard on yourself. You made a mistake and realized it right away. Lesson learned. Unless the hole is huge, and/or you're using the bike for dirt jumps, I agree with Moe... you are...
08-05-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 409
Posted By AlmostTrick

^^^This.

^^^This.
08-04-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,550
Posted By AlmostTrick

No, the derailleurs I'm referring to are the...

No, the derailleurs I'm referring to are the heavy steel units that originally came on all but the higher end Schwinns of the era. They were/are bullet proof. After decades of working on them I've...
08-03-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,550
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...
08-03-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 4,716
Posted By AlmostTrick

Since I'm one of the last persons around who...

Since I'm one of the last persons around who never had a cell phone, I suppose I wouldn't notice any difference!
08-03-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,620
Posted By AlmostTrick

I have to admit, some of this did make me laugh....

I have to admit, some of this did make me laugh. (EDIT: and some of it was spot on) Thanks HT. Fun thread!

Oh, and LDL, I'm 60 years old, and been riding since I was a little kid, just like most...
08-02-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,620
Posted By AlmostTrick

Thanks, LDL. It seems to me that those...

Thanks, LDL.



It seems to me that those who believe more cycling infrastructure is needed to make the roads safe for riding are the ones who consider cycling more dangerous than it really is....
08-01-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,620
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...
08-01-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 258
Posted By AlmostTrick

Next time you have your chain off the bike take...

Next time you have your chain off the bike take hold of a section with two hands wide apart and twist into an 'S' shape. It's amazing how much flex is build into it for the exact purpose of crossing...
Forum: Introductions
08-01-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
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:
08-01-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By AlmostTrick

I can't report on the other models, but I've been...

I can't report on the other models, but I've been using the 700 for years and really like it. During the months with shorter days, I run it on high for up to an hour on the way to work in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,482
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: 199
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.
07-31-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,620
Posted By AlmostTrick

I do remember you asking "when do you take the...

I do remember you asking "when do you take the lane" several times, and feel that's a fair and relevant question. I don't recall livedarklions giving any specific answers to it. But he did say that...
07-30-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
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: 995
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...
07-30-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 995
Posted By AlmostTrick

If riding 3 abreast is illegal, (it is in my...

If riding 3 abreast is illegal, (it is in my state) then:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/396x265/citizensarrest_95c34b396037ea326d497bb29069bc6283df21af.jpg
:D

That lane...
07-28-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,200
Posted By AlmostTrick

I've seen a few more bikes about this year,...

I've seen a few more bikes about this year, especially in our local neighborhood. But I've really done A LOT more bike repairs for family, friends and coworkers the past few months. They get a great...
07-28-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,620
Posted By AlmostTrick

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Do drivers of cars ever take the lane?
07-28-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 887
Posted By AlmostTrick

Sure, I'll get my bike back if given the...

Sure, I'll get my bike back if given the opportunity, but not by crashing into it with another one of my bikes! :eek:
07-27-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 748
Posted By AlmostTrick

Lots of good info here, but everyone forgot an...

Lots of good info here, but everyone forgot an important factor that can make a huge difference: The type of rear fender on the bike. Huge steel spring for the win.
07-27-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,990
Posted By AlmostTrick

No, they were/are only required on new bikes.

No, they were/are only required on new bikes.
07-27-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,990
Posted By AlmostTrick

For IL you are correct, the requirement was...

For IL you are correct, the requirement was updated recently.
07-27-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,990
Posted By AlmostTrick

From the back pedal reflectors absolutely work....

From the back pedal reflectors absolutely work. The opposing up and down movement identifies it as a person pedaling a bike, not something that may be going the same speed as the motorists. The nice...
07-27-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 748
Posted By AlmostTrick

I think you're overlooking the key here: Either...

I think you're overlooking the key here: Either way you'll be fine if you can stick the landing. Focus on training for that.
07-26-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 766
Posted By AlmostTrick

The Nashbar 'Stand by me' is handy, but can be...

The Nashbar 'Stand by me' is handy, but can be tipped over if bumped:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_2456_a72be69366fe83683d62bea13ab9b966663deeb8.jpg

Here...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,667
Posted By AlmostTrick

Marketing. Specifically, I manage the mechanical...

Marketing. Specifically, I manage the mechanical end of my company's large print and direct mail shop. We have contracts with nearly all of the auto manufactures.
07-24-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,705
Posted By AlmostTrick

Situational awareness for the win. Great job!

Situational awareness for the win. Great job!
07-24-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,751
Posted By AlmostTrick

I suspect that Jan has more experience and...

I suspect that Jan has more experience and expertise testing and designing tires than any of the posters here, but I could be wrong. Instead of posting only criticism, show us your credentials and...
07-23-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,969
Posted By AlmostTrick

My request for the removed comment was made in...

My request for the removed comment was made in jest, it seemed like a funny joke to me. I couldn't care less about some silly comment. Besides, I have since found out what it was, and it really...
07-23-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,969
Posted By AlmostTrick

Oh my gosh, I can't take it anymore. Would...

Oh my gosh, I can't take it anymore. Would someone please PM me the removed political content already? :D
07-23-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,620
Posted By AlmostTrick

Thanks for the pics HT! :thumb: It's always nice...

Thanks for the pics HT! :thumb: It's always nice to see the roads other posters here commute on, especially when it is in counties other than the US.



Ok, so lets look back at your OP:


...
07-23-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,969
Posted By AlmostTrick

Darn, I missed the political content. :D ...

Darn, I missed the political content. :D

Yes, include body weight training and yoga for the win. But even if one can't (or shouldn't) run long distance any longer, it seems a good idea to...
07-21-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,620
Posted By AlmostTrick

I have to admit, this is somewhat of an odd...

I have to admit, this is somewhat of an odd question after all LDL has written. Of course he does. So?
07-21-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 894
Posted By AlmostTrick

There may be a tiny difference. But it would be...

There may be a tiny difference. But it would be so small as to not be noticeable. You'll still get passed! A higher end DT may be smoother/quieter and shift better though.



Only one way to find...
07-21-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,620
Posted By AlmostTrick

Wouldn't that be the bikeways ideology? ;) ...

Wouldn't that be the bikeways ideology? ;)

As we are all aware, the popular view is that cycling on the roads is not safe, we need bike paths and lanes. Here’s the beauty that John DID invent: The...
07-20-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,620
Posted By AlmostTrick

One thing I've learned through my 14 years of VC...

One thing I've learned through my 14 years of VC threads here on BF is that when you compare how the experienced riders here actually ride, there is not a whole lot of difference... No matter if they...
07-19-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,620
Posted By AlmostTrick

Thanks, LDL. I don't believe all forms of...

Thanks, LDL. I don't believe all forms of car/bike segregation is wrong, or that FRAP is either. Maybe some VC proponents do, but that to me is no reason to reject the entire VC strategy of staying...
07-19-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,620
Posted By AlmostTrick

I'm going to disagree with this. I don't think...

I'm going to disagree with this. I don't think LDL has been rude or aggressive, and he has presented a coherent view on the topic. And no one with 7000+ posts in 2 years is ever out of the thread or...
07-19-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,620
Posted By AlmostTrick

Hugging the right edge is what I mostly see. I...

Hugging the right edge is what I mostly see. I never equated that with FRAP. That was done in response to my first post here.



Riding as far right as practicable as the law requires leaves it...
07-18-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By AlmostTrick

Are you mechanically inclined? If you are an avid...

Are you mechanically inclined? If you are an avid rider and excited about working on bikes then start getting the tools as you need them and go for it. It will pay off in the long run and it's fun!
07-18-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,620
Posted By AlmostTrick

See, this is why the VC sub forum was started and...

See, this is why the VC sub forum was started and threads get dumped there... some people just get too upset over the subject.



Who said it did? Although hugging the right edge could certainly...
07-18-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,620
Posted By AlmostTrick

Of course vehicular cycling is safe, no driver...

Of course vehicular cycling is safe, no driver wants to run down a cyclist in plain view in the middle of their path. When people write how it would somehow be suicidal where they live I always wish...
07-16-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By AlmostTrick

Sand away the scratches with extra fine sandpaper...

Sand away the scratches with extra fine sandpaper and spray with a couple light coats of gloss black. Fixed! Then sell the bike. ;)
07-15-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,122
Posted By AlmostTrick

Except "Money spent" on automated enforcement...

Except "Money spent" on automated enforcement leads to a revenue source. It's pays for itself and lots more. Money that could even be used for the stepped up training and testing programs mentioned....
07-15-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,122
Posted By AlmostTrick

Because automated enforcement is more efficient,...

Because automated enforcement is more efficient, and less expensive too. How many citations can an officer write per hour/day? The magic cams will top them many times over.

Call it a cash grab if...
07-14-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,120
Posted By AlmostTrick

Campus green? Schwinn used it for many years on...

Campus green? Schwinn used it for many years on many models. Here it is on a Continental. The look comes from a transparent green top coat on an aluminum color base coat. This one was so clean I now...
07-12-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,434
Posted By AlmostTrick

Apparently you forgot when they marketed their...

Apparently you forgot when they marketed their fine bikes as, OMG, "FIXIES" :eek: Definitely got many of the FG purists panties in a tizzy with that one. :D

Hey, everyone is entitled to their...
07-11-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,207
Posted By AlmostTrick

What an interesting thread. Everything from...

What an interesting thread. Everything from happily going with no sunscreen to "there is no safe level of tanning"!

Regarding SPF levels of clothing, I've made an interesting observation. I wear a...
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