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Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,627
Posted By AlmostTrick

No, no. Bandwagons all had singles long before...

No, no. Bandwagons all had singles long before doubles ever hit the scene.

But yeah, If I were racing in Le Tour I'd conform and have a double like the rest of the crowd.



Agreed. And not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,627
Posted By AlmostTrick

Simplicity. Never having to shift or trim a FD....

Simplicity. Never having to shift or trim a FD. Not having to carry unnecessary weight. Daring to not follow the crowd.

I can ride any of my routes on a fixed gear. Why in the world would my...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,847
Posted By AlmostTrick

Your floor and rug look immaculate. You must wash...

Your floor and rug look immaculate. You must wash and dry your tires before bringing the bikes in!



This sounds quite interesting. Can you post a photo or two please? Thanks!
07-19-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,016
Posted By AlmostTrick

I started riding fixed about 4 years ago. Now at...

I started riding fixed about 4 years ago. Now at 58, I enjoy it enough that I have 3 FG bikes.
07-19-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,591
Posted By AlmostTrick

I too follow the see food diet. In my case, the...

I too follow the see food diet. In my case, the only foods I want to eat just happen to be vegetarian. (30 years now) I start with a healthy breakfast and seldom go more than a few hours without some...
07-19-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,037
Posted By AlmostTrick

Understood. It seems unusual and odd to me, but...

Understood. It seems unusual and odd to me, but low cadence obviously works for you.

Mid 20's is fast. Like advanced group ride while drafting fast. Are you doing this in a group, or solo? What is...
07-18-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,037
Posted By AlmostTrick

One doesn't need to be a pro racer/freak of...

One doesn't need to be a pro racer/freak of nature to find spinning more comfortable, more efficient, and faster. OP mentioned their cadence was in the "low/mid 50s to about 60". Are you "flying by...
07-16-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 828
Posted By AlmostTrick

Oops. Back to the dumpster it goes! But I guess...

Oops. Back to the dumpster it goes! But I guess you can save the parts if any are still good. Sorry.
07-16-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 819
Posted By AlmostTrick

Right, quite a bit of evidence, I'd say. Good job...

Right, quite a bit of evidence, I'd say. Good job on the training videos.
07-15-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,879
Posted By AlmostTrick

No! You must pay bike fit "experts" hundreds of...

No! You must pay bike fit "experts" hundreds of $$$ to get the right fit. :rolleyes:
07-14-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,037
Posted By AlmostTrick

Spin to win. If mashing was more efficient racers...

Spin to win. If mashing was more efficient racers would do it.
07-14-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 819
Posted By AlmostTrick

Thanks for posting. Your rides look quite calm...

Thanks for posting. Your rides look quite calm and uneventful. Proof that cycling in traffic, even busy high speed traffic, is not instant death like some imagine it to be.
07-10-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,194
Posted By AlmostTrick

That 1.5 Kia motor is well over a hundred times...

That 1.5 Kia motor is well over a hundred times more powerful than you. A typical pro cyclist will generate somewhere around 400 to 600 watts over a sustained period such as a time trial or climbing...
07-10-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,847
Posted By AlmostTrick

Sorry, but neither the OP nor her hubby are...

Sorry, but neither the OP nor her hubby are spinning out their top gear. Her gearing is absolutely not limiting her from keeping up.
07-10-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,847
Posted By AlmostTrick

How are you and hubby handling the speed...

How are you and hubby handling the speed difference now? He must be slowing down, or you'd not be riding together! (for long)

Things that will help speed you up:

Tires, as mentioned. But only...
07-09-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,194
Posted By AlmostTrick

What? 3 posters literally answered "No" to the...

What? 3 posters literally answered "No" to the OP's question in the first 12 replies. I'm not even going to bother counting the rest.



Sure, but it's been fun. Thanks!
07-09-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,054
Posted By AlmostTrick

Agreed, which is why I always laugh when people...

Agreed, which is why I always laugh when people play the "what our ancestors ate" card. They lived for 30 years if they were lucky, ate what they could find, often going without. Surely they were...
07-08-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,194
Posted By AlmostTrick

The boxcar example, and the trailer one prior to...

The boxcar example, and the trailer one prior to that, were given as extremes that would demonstrate with ease that weight does in fact matter on the flat. A fact that I believe you agree with. They...
07-08-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,194
Posted By AlmostTrick

So a few pounds doesn't matter, but will take...

So a few pounds doesn't matter, but will take extra power. :thumb: :p



Right, it'll roll for "some distance"... while slowing down. It will require additional power to maintain 15 mph. Just...
07-08-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,194
Posted By AlmostTrick

I agree! But I think more weight is always going...

I agree! But I think more weight is always going to require more power to keep it moving, even on a flat rail. As I understand it the math you presented (thank you!) agrees.

So getting back to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 40,063
Posted By AlmostTrick

Thanks for the tip. I use Bleche White on tires...

Thanks for the tip. I use Bleche White on tires often, and now will use it on my bar tape. Just to clarify, is the wet terry cloth you start and finish with only wet with water?
07-08-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,194
Posted By AlmostTrick

Increasing tire pressure when running more weight...

Increasing tire pressure when running more weight will compensate by restoring tire deflection to the same amount as it was with a lighter weight. But even if the extra weight does still increase...
07-05-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,194
Posted By AlmostTrick

Of course weight matters even on the flats... it...

Of course weight matters even on the flats... it doesn't keep moving all by itself without any input from the rider.

Try this exaggerated test: Pull an enclosed trailer while empty. (enclosed to...
Forum: Foo
07-05-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,931
Posted By AlmostTrick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbjpbqowX3Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbjpbqowX3Y
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 40,063
Posted By AlmostTrick

While I personally don't care much for wheel...

While I personally don't care much for wheel lettering, I have to admit the neon yellow matches nicely. And is different from the rest.
07-05-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,194
Posted By AlmostTrick

Lighter bikes matter more for lighter riders,...

Lighter bikes matter more for lighter riders, since the bike is a greater percentage of their weight than it is for heavy riders.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 40,063
Posted By AlmostTrick

Personally, I always remove factory stickers. And...

Personally, I always remove factory stickers. And if I add anything else it's minimal. Less is more. But hey, it's 100% personal taste here, and you can always change it.
07-04-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,194
Posted By AlmostTrick

Agreed. Plus, by refusing to carry a bunch of...

Agreed. Plus, by refusing to carry a bunch of extra junk, one can enjoy riding a lightweight bike without paying for one!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 40,063
Posted By AlmostTrick

No, as pictured. (too busy) But a small 1 inch...

No, as pictured. (too busy) But a small 1 inch section opposite the valve stem would work well.
Forum: Foo
07-03-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,931
Posted By AlmostTrick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNWw2NFo_ec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNWw2NFo_ec
07-03-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By AlmostTrick

If it looks and rides nice, feels like it fits,...

If it looks and rides nice, feels like it fits, and you aren't spending a ton of money on it, it's hard to lose much here. Post back when you have more questions.
07-03-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By AlmostTrick

Sounds risky to me. Since you have no knowledge...

Sounds risky to me. Since you have no knowledge of cycling, you won't know if it's the correct size. Or if there is something mechanically wrong with it that needs attention. Have you visited a bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,887
Posted By AlmostTrick

I'm not sure the behavior you mention would...

I'm not sure the behavior you mention would bother me. Having said that, there always seems to be something I find annoying in most group rides.
07-02-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,352
Posted By AlmostTrick

Motorcyclists call them "tar snakes" and consider...

Motorcyclists call them "tar snakes" and consider them dangerous. Surely they affect pedal cyclists too, and I've felt my bike squirm a tiny bit on 'em but never dangerously.

Until now, I've not...
07-01-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,361
Posted By AlmostTrick

Yes, of course! I consider it my civic duty to...

Yes, of course! I consider it my civic duty to help propel the outrage on a click bait titled BF thread. :thumb: Apparently it worked! ;)
06-30-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,822
Posted By AlmostTrick

I asked all three and they all said the same...

I asked all three and they all said the same thing. Pics please.
06-30-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,504
Posted By AlmostTrick

I'd take the Raleigh first and come back for the...

I'd take the Raleigh first and come back for the Marin.
06-28-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,361
Posted By AlmostTrick

Yes. Safety first!

Yes. Safety first!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,041
Posted By AlmostTrick

What many here are saying is it's important you...

What many here are saying is it's important you have the same length stem as everyone else, or you're doing it wrong. What a load.

If your setup is working for you, that's what matters. If it...
06-27-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By AlmostTrick

I like to use a heat gun when removing any type...

I like to use a heat gun when removing any type of stickers. It helps to soften the adhesive and gives a cleaner release.
06-27-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,043
Posted By AlmostTrick

I've been thoroughly fascinated with this book......

I've been thoroughly fascinated with this book... reading it twice, and still going back to sections again.

Sapiens, A Brief History of Humankind (https://www.ynharari.com/book/sapiens/)
...
06-26-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,764
Posted By AlmostTrick

I don't believe either party really did anything...

I don't believe either party really did anything wrong here. Sure, there was some misunderstanding in this thread, but Wabi made good with options for restitution, and OP is happy with his final...
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By AlmostTrick

This blue Varsity was found in the trash a few...

This blue Varsity was found in the trash a few years ago. Cleaned up real nice. With a complete re-greasing and tune up it sold for around $100 or so.
...
06-24-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,182
Posted By AlmostTrick

I always thought the olive drab finish on this...

I always thought the olive drab finish on this Specialized contrasted well with the Planet Bike Hi Vis fenders.
...
06-23-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,558
Posted By AlmostTrick

Even the pros spend little time "pulling up". ...

Even the pros spend little time "pulling up".

Like I posted above, being clipped in offers some benefits. Performance is low on the list, because as you correctly say, Pedal force in the down...
06-23-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,558
Posted By AlmostTrick

The only disadvantage I've noticed is when...

The only disadvantage I've noticed is when hammering hard and banging gears. Then my feet tend to move around on the pedals. Not dangerously, but I find it mildly annoying.

But flat pedals have...
06-22-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,730
Posted By AlmostTrick

Here's a Schwinn Bantam that I swapped modern 20"...

Here's a Schwinn Bantam that I swapped modern 20" aluminum wheel set onto. Wheels with tires were found on the curb. The Bantam was also found in the trash, and I believe the riser bars are not...
06-21-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,764
Posted By AlmostTrick

Ok, it was only meant as a silly, somewhat common...

Ok, it was only meant as a silly, somewhat common play on words.

The OP said he's happy with his decision, and I'm happy for him.
Forum: Foo
06-21-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,931
Posted By AlmostTrick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykN8G7Szooo ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykN8G7Szooo

Sad, but with hope...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1dD2b3Ilno
06-21-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,182
Posted By AlmostTrick

I too have several bikes. But taking count shows...

I too have several bikes. But taking count shows more orange than any other color... even after recently selling one! I'm not sure how orange didn't make the poll, especially considering it truly is...
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