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Posted By AlmostTrick

How were you able to post pics with only 3 posts?...

How were you able to post pics with only 3 posts? I thought 10 was the requirement.
01-24-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,588
Posted By AlmostTrick

I'm going to be happy, but not "correct"

Me too! 46x18 fixed. :)
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01-24-20, 05:56 AM
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Views: 88
Posted By AlmostTrick

I would love to try that! Very cool.

I would love to try that! Very cool.
01-23-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 658
Posted By AlmostTrick

So where do you stop? Part way up the hill is my...

So where do you stop? Part way up the hill is my guess. (allow yourself to coast until you're near stopped) Surely you wouldn't waste energy and brake at the bottom! :eek:
01-23-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 658
Posted By AlmostTrick

Wow, lots of interesting info, Not so fast. I...

Wow, lots of interesting info, Not so fast. I learned a few things today. Thanks!

I'm gonna zero in on one comment, because I have a question for you.



I've noticed the "heat sink" effect of...
01-23-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 658
Posted By AlmostTrick

Both. I believe it's a valid question for the...

Both. I believe it's a valid question for the reasons I stated.

"Even in hot weather the wind cools our body down, that's why people use fans. That's why we feel cooler on a moving bike than one...
01-23-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 658
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, 01:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,108
Posted By AlmostTrick

Agreed. I got 5000 miles on my first set of...

Agreed. I got 5000 miles on my first set of Compass tires (32's) before replacing them with the same. I then put one of the not quite completely worn tires on the front of my kickbike. Rolls nice!
01-21-20, 01:15 PM
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Views: 2,108
Posted By AlmostTrick

But what if the other rider pumped his tires up...

But what if the other rider pumped his tires up even higher?
01-21-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,179
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!?
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By AlmostTrick

The Chicago built Schwinns are nice riders and...

The Chicago built Schwinns are nice riders and built tough. I like fixing them up. Value is low though, with this ladies model going for around $50 in running condition up to $100 or so if really...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 786
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: Commuting
01-20-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By AlmostTrick

I see some faint lines on the sidewalk with the...

I see some faint lines on the sidewalk with the post and garbage can within it. Maybe that's it.
01-20-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 393
Posted By AlmostTrick

No. I'm usually happy with the original saddle on...

No. I'm usually happy with the original saddle on any new bike I get. Sometimes I'll buy a new saddle for a project bike, but I'm a cheapskate so it has to be on discount... or found at a swap meet...
01-19-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,945
Posted By AlmostTrick

Yes, the market for C&V bikes is waning. Anyone...

Yes, the market for C&V bikes is waning. Anyone who wouldn't agree to that is either not paying attention or possibly just in a combative mood. :p

This is partially why I sold my '68 Orange Krate...
01-18-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 468
Posted By AlmostTrick

I run tight fender clearance on my winter bike...

I run tight fender clearance on my winter bike (with studded tires) and have had it load up with snow and bog the bike down. Never locked up a wheel though.
01-18-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 641
Posted By AlmostTrick

48x15 (or 16 for that matter) might work for...

48x15 (or 16 for that matter) might work for someone super crazy strong, or more likely, someone who only mashes.

30mph? I can top that with my 46x18. :foo:
01-15-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 495
Posted By AlmostTrick

I notice the difference in crank length as soon...

I notice the difference in crank length as soon as I start pedaling. Then, once I'm rolling the shorter ones (170's) are easier to spin fast. 175'a give more torque, but I won't be able to spin them...
01-14-20, 11:05 AM
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Views: 848
Posted By AlmostTrick

That'll never happen to me! :p

That'll never happen to me! :p
01-13-20, 07:45 PM
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Views: 1,104
Posted By AlmostTrick

No, the spacing between the cogs is different. It...

No, the spacing between the cogs is different. It will not line up properly when you shift.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,471
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...
01-12-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 655
Posted By AlmostTrick

Bike fit is a very personal issue, and can even...

Bike fit is a very personal issue, and can even change over time. Go ahead and move your saddle and bars around. Make one change at a time and roll with it for a while. I found tipping the front of...
01-11-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,614
Posted By AlmostTrick

Thanks, I may do that. Not that I need to spend...

Thanks, I may do that. Not that I need to spend any more money, considering I'm presently working on finding the "perfect road bike for under $10,000". ;)
01-11-20, 12:08 PM
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Views: 6,614
Posted By AlmostTrick

30-40 miles west of Chicago in Elgin. Thanks!

30-40 miles west of Chicago in Elgin. Thanks!
01-11-20, 09:25 AM
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Views: 1,419
Posted By AlmostTrick

If you can't join 'em, beat 'em.

If you can't join 'em, beat 'em.
01-11-20, 09:23 AM
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Views: 475
Posted By AlmostTrick

Build it 1X, problem solved!

Build it 1X, problem solved!
01-10-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,614
Posted By AlmostTrick

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

Extra "Kool" points for the Mr. Horsepower sticker! :thumb:
01-10-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,614
Posted By AlmostTrick

Thanks for the pics and info, Trsnrtr and Steamer...

Thanks for the pics and info, Trsnrtr and Steamer . I'd love to try one of those racer trikes, they look like a lot of fun!
01-10-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,614
Posted By AlmostTrick

Good point! but, remember that rydabent is all...

Good point! but, remember that rydabent is all about enjoying the ride... you know, a stop and smell the roses without having to put your foot down kinda guy. So unless he asks for "modern design"...
01-09-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,614
Posted By AlmostTrick

live and tomato please get a room. Quit ruining a...

live and tomato please get a room. Quit ruining a fine thread. :p This thread is for pointing out why trikes are better than DF racing bikes, or for having fun. :D
01-09-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,614
Posted By AlmostTrick

:lol: :lol: See, this is why I posted the pic...

:lol: :lol: See, this is why I posted the pic with no comment. Sometimes ya gotta be the straight man. ^^^Well done!
01-08-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 371
Posted By AlmostTrick

I'm sure it's a sweet ride, but Primer Grey for...

I'm sure it's a sweet ride, but Primer Grey for $9500? :foo: That's for rebuilt garbage picked rat rod bikes.
Forum: Introductions
01-08-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By AlmostTrick

Welcome aboard, Brian. I too have been a...

Welcome aboard, Brian.

I too have been a long time Raleigh fan. My first road bike (1976) was a new Raleigh Record. A "10 speed" that I soon upgraded to 12 with ratchet down tube shifters and 27x1...
01-07-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,614
Posted By AlmostTrick

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01-06-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,395
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...
01-06-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,614
Posted By AlmostTrick

I want a "Racer Boy" Top Fuel pedal trike! ...

I want a "Racer Boy" Top Fuel pedal trike!

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01-06-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,614
Posted By AlmostTrick

I rode the old style, adult trikes a few times. ...

I rode the old style, adult trikes a few times.

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Quickly learned how to balance...
01-06-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,614
Posted By AlmostTrick

I don't remember an OP thread on trikes. Bents,...

I don't remember an OP thread on trikes. Bents, gears and speed, yes.

Anyways, I like his threads. Even more so if he added some pictures.
01-06-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,614
Posted By AlmostTrick

Trikes are people too!

Trikes are people too!
01-05-20, 08:16 AM
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Views: 6,614
Posted By AlmostTrick

Pic of the trike pretty please. :)

Pic of the trike pretty please. :)
01-04-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,351
Posted By AlmostTrick

Absolutely your bike counts as a flat bar gravel...

Absolutely your bike counts as a flat bar gravel bike, if that floats your boat. Just like any new bike marketed as one is.
01-04-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,351
Posted By AlmostTrick

Consider that there is a wide variance of "riding...

Consider that there is a wide variance of "riding positions" on different hybrid bikes. From sit up and beg, to near road bike flat back. And of course this position can be adjusted on any bike. Even...
01-04-20, 08:52 AM
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Views: 25,304
Posted By AlmostTrick

Maybe Treks are just flimsier bikes?

Maybe Treks are just flimsier bikes?
01-04-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 498
Posted By AlmostTrick

I didn't know PSA levels could go that high. Get...

I didn't know PSA levels could go that high. Get another test for sure and let us know how it goes.

My last test came up 4.25 and the uro center wanted to do a biopsy. After lots of reading on the...
01-03-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By AlmostTrick

Because H dropouts make it much easier "to get...

Because H dropouts make it much easier "to get the chain tension right".
01-02-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,351
Posted By AlmostTrick

Marketing. ;)

Marketing. ;)
01-02-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,797
Posted By AlmostTrick

Anything but a Trek.

Anything but a Trek.
01-01-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,977
Posted By AlmostTrick

This sounds nice, both the WW bike and your idea...

This sounds nice, both the WW bike and your idea to personalize it with a custom name. Please posts pics here if you do.

Oh, and only a true weight weeny would consider vinyl lettering as adding a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By AlmostTrick

This. If getting an unexpected $250 has you...

This. If getting an unexpected $250 has you wondering how to spend it, that seems to say that you didn't have sufficient savings on hand already to blow on something that "only" costs $250. :foo: I...
01-01-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,395
Posted By AlmostTrick

I meant to do that

I meant to do that
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