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06-24-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,295
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.
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06-22-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,226
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, 07:16 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,295
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...
06-18-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,517
Posted By AlmostTrick

If they're doing something illegal, this usually...

If they're doing something illegal, this usually works well:

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06-17-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 292
Posted By AlmostTrick

The Placebo Effect in Action

I installed my new, lightweight wheel set yesterday. This morning about 6 miles into my 12 mile commute, I glance at my computer and noticed my average speed was up a bit. “Wow, these new wheels...
06-17-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,003
Posted By AlmostTrick

'76 I believe. I traded in a mint condition...

'76 I believe. I traded in a mint condition Schwinn Stingray 5 speed with the tall (and soon to be outlawed) Stick Shift for the Record. The shop gave me $65 for it. The owner rolled it right out on...
06-16-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,003
Posted By AlmostTrick

My first new road bike was also a Raleigh Record!...

My first new road bike was also a Raleigh Record! But mine didn't suck. My friend had a Schwinn Varsity that cost about the same, but was about 10(!) pounds heavier. For the record, (no pun intended)...
06-15-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,553
Posted By AlmostTrick

I'd drop the $10,000 piano on baby hitler. I...

I'd drop the $10,000 piano on baby hitler. I doubt the $10,000 bike would do the job.
06-13-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,946
Posted By AlmostTrick

Since I've been cycling to work for 13 years...

Since I've been cycling to work for 13 years coworkers sometimes ask me about it. I'm also well known as the "bike guy" and often do repairs for people, sometimes at bargain rates, sometimes for...
Forum: Foo
06-12-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,200
Posted By AlmostTrick

Terri was always my favorite out of all of Jack's...

Terri was always my favorite out of all of Jack's roommates.

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Forum: Foo
06-12-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,200
Posted By AlmostTrick

Obviously a truly good one.

Obviously a truly good one.
06-10-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,997
Posted By AlmostTrick

Yes, MTB's can be fast depending on the rider....

Yes, MTB's can be fast depending on the rider. But you'll need a road bike to outrun the cops.

Cyclist outruns cops
06-10-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,003
Posted By AlmostTrick

Have you ever had a truly good thread?

:D I kid. If there's interest and replies to your threads that's good enough.

My Murray Monterey was zero $$, found in the trash. I re-greased the bearings, added a rack and mud flaps and used it...
06-07-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,977
Posted By AlmostTrick

Rydabent from Lincoln!

Rydabent from Lincoln!
06-07-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,977
Posted By AlmostTrick

Right, but you've fallen behind on your pet...

Right, but you've fallen behind on your pet thread rotation. Someone has to take up the slack! :)
06-05-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,361
Posted By AlmostTrick

I don't consider those choices to be selfish...

I don't consider those choices to be selfish either. My wife and I decided early on we didn't want kids. Some would say that is selfish. Selfish to who?, I would reply. There are no kids there!
06-05-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,727
Posted By AlmostTrick

I've never cared for or wanted CF rims for many...

I've never cared for or wanted CF rims for many reasons... I'm only here to see if all the wisdom posted can make me change my mind. Good thread! ;)
05-29-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By AlmostTrick

I'll not judge your bike until I ride a mile in...

I'll not judge your bike until I ride a mile in your shoes. :D
05-28-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,333
Posted By AlmostTrick

This blings for Tim!

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05-28-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,333
Posted By AlmostTrick

Maybe not "bling", but certainly many would balk...

Maybe not "bling", but certainly many would balk at the $62 per tire price tag. Actually, the ride is like bling.
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05-26-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,439
Posted By AlmostTrick

I have several bikes made by Schwinn that had...

I have several bikes made by Schwinn that had most components, including the frame, made in the USA. These were all made in the Chicago factory (which I toured in the 60's) and were electroforged...
05-23-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,813
Posted By AlmostTrick

1. No 2. Maintain awareness and be prepared...

1. No

2. Maintain awareness and be prepared to avoid and/or confront or react. I have decades of martial arts training. I'm am willing to go as far as it takes to eliminate any threat to my...
05-21-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,799
Posted By AlmostTrick

Plastic is fantastic Epoxy is the moxy ...

Plastic is fantastic

Epoxy is the moxy

Fiber is to die fer
05-18-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,086
Posted By AlmostTrick

And the wider chainring bolts. :eek: When you add...

And the wider chainring bolts. :eek: When you add it all up it becomes obvious that triple riders are actually the strongest cyclists out there.
05-17-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,086
Posted By AlmostTrick

Which one did you get?

Which one did you get?
Forum: Foo
05-15-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 387
Posted By AlmostTrick

Tortoise Wins by a Hare

"The secret is modern design... you know, streamlining. Yep. We turtles are built for racin'." -Classic!
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05-15-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,958
Posted By AlmostTrick

14 mph solo, in most situations, is not bad....

14 mph solo, in most situations, is not bad. Especially for a beginner. Why do you want to be faster?
05-15-19, 05:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,702
Posted By AlmostTrick

I have done many in the past. Many with good...

I have done many in the past. Many with good results. But it's a lot of work, and I wouldn't expect your first job to turn out great. Get a junk bike frame and practice. Or, if you really like your...
05-13-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,284
Posted By AlmostTrick

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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05-13-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,284
Posted By AlmostTrick

TT. (troll trials)

TT. (troll trials)
05-13-19, 04:27 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,759
Posted By AlmostTrick

Not if you get aero bars.

Not if you get aero bars.
05-05-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,759
Posted By AlmostTrick

The most I've spent for a bike is about a...

The most I've spent for a bike is about a thousand. I don't see myself ever going much over that, even though I most easily could. Spending more just doesn't seem worth it to me. My wife and I are...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 11,947
Posted By AlmostTrick

I'm pretty sure that the benefits of riding bikes...

I'm pretty sure that the benefits of riding bikes easily outweighs any previously believed benefits of moderate drinking.

No Amount Of Alcohol Is Good For Your Health, Global Study Says...
03-26-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,902
Posted By AlmostTrick

I've had several drop bar bikes through the...

I've had several drop bar bikes through the years, starting back in 1976. Never found them to be magical, they always gave me hand pain. When I got my first flat bar bike, I still had hand pain,...
03-26-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,902
Posted By AlmostTrick

Steering wheel. Because, multiple hand positions....

Steering wheel. Because, multiple hand positions.

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