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Forum: Foo
04-04-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 331
Posted By AlmostTrick

No one can consistently beat the market, not even...

No one can consistently beat the market, not even the "experts". That's why prudent investors don't bother trying.

Buy and hold low expense ratio index funds. Only sell when you need some cash....
04-03-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 883
Posted By AlmostTrick

I can't wait to see it! Oh, and thanks.

I can't wait to see it! Oh, and thanks.
Forum: BMX
04-03-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,851
Posted By AlmostTrick

Looks like lots o fun!

Looks like lots o fun!
04-03-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 532
Posted By AlmostTrick

I suspect many things will go the other way......

I suspect many things will go the other way... deflation. With so many people out of work, (or making less money) and less willing to spend what dollars they do have, sellers of certain items will be...
04-03-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 532
Posted By AlmostTrick

I've refurbished tons of old bikes over the...

I've refurbished tons of old bikes over the years, many that were several decades old. Old tires are often cracked and dry rotted, and can't be used. While even though people say don't use 'em, I've...
04-01-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,317
Posted By AlmostTrick

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04-01-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By AlmostTrick

Tests have shown larger rings and cogs to be...

Tests have shown larger rings and cogs to be slightly more efficient. They also last longer because they don't wear as fast as smaller ones do. The only drawback, and it's a small one in my opinion,...
04-01-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,901
Posted By AlmostTrick

^^^ Extra points for posting cool bike on your...

^^^ Extra points for posting cool bike on your 11th post. :)
03-31-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 356
Posted By AlmostTrick

It's not "lame" :rolleyes: at all. The change...

It's not "lame" :rolleyes: at all. The change makes perfect sense. Now it's easy to avoid seeing them if you're not interested, and if you are they are all in one place. Great job, moderators!
03-31-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 502
Posted By AlmostTrick

I found this near mint, low mileage Specialized...

I found this near mint, low mileage Specialized Rock Hopper on CL. I commuterized it and gave it to a coworker friend who was riding to work on a worn out box store bike. He was quite happy!


...
03-30-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,006
Posted By AlmostTrick

I guess since you can't ride with others you...

I guess since you can't ride with others you might as well wave.
03-29-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By AlmostTrick

Great song writer, great story teller, wonderful...

Great song writer, great story teller, wonderful sense of humor. We love you John!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8tTwXv4glY
03-29-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By AlmostTrick

Bicycle wheel energy generator

!!! I have plenty of old wheels in house...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzZjthI0MW8
03-28-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By AlmostTrick

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03-25-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 709
Posted By AlmostTrick

Tailgating is always risky, (and wrong) it...

Tailgating is always risky, (and wrong) it doesn't matter if one feels they have a justifiable reason to do so.
03-23-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,620
Posted By AlmostTrick

Yes, and I'm choosing routes with plenty of turns...

Yes, and I'm choosing routes with plenty of turns because I want to do my part to help flatten the curve.
03-20-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By AlmostTrick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXo6G5mfmro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXo6G5mfmro
03-20-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By AlmostTrick

No, the coaster hub uses a completely different...

No, the coaster hub uses a completely different style cog than the freewheel hub. You'll need a new wheel/hub, and an 18 tooth freewheel to mount on it.

With the same tooth set up front and rear,...
03-20-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,069
Posted By AlmostTrick

I remember when the Skipper found one of those on...

I remember when the Skipper found one of those on Gilligan's Island. It had some kind of curse and he couldn't get rid of it. It was hilarious.
Forum: BMX
03-18-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,851
Posted By AlmostTrick

My newest road bike came with 175's. I hated...

My newest road bike came with 175's. I hated them. Felt very "choppy" when I got up to my favored cadence. Switched it to 170's and I was smooth and happy. But on the cruiser and mountain bikes I...
03-18-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By AlmostTrick

There never was anything "phoney" about it,...

There never was anything "phoney" about it, though some tried hard to make it seem that way. Just a lot of denial and refusing to face the facts.
Forum: BMX
03-17-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,851
Posted By AlmostTrick

I like the 170's on my road bikes, where I tend...

I like the 170's on my road bikes, where I tend to spin at a higher cadence. Mountain bike and winter bike have 175's and now for the first time,180's on the 26 inch BMX. But my legs are fairly long...
Forum: BMX
03-16-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,851
Posted By AlmostTrick

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A couple of the bikes I was considering were stuck with 32x16 as max....
Forum: BMX
03-13-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,851
Posted By AlmostTrick

Thanks, I really like the old school look of the...

Thanks, I really like the old school look of the bear trap pedals, but yeah, I'm careful not to tear up my ankles on them. For normal riding, I don't believe it'll be a problem.

With the new...
03-13-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 18,616
Posted By AlmostTrick

Get back to us in a few weeks.

Get back to us in a few weeks.
03-13-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 18,616
Posted By AlmostTrick

Most of my riding is my work commute during peak...

Most of my riding is my work commute during peak traffic periods. To be honest, I'm looking forward to having less traffic around me for a while. :innocent:
Forum: BMX
03-12-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,851
Posted By AlmostTrick

I couldn't stop dreaming about the Redline, so I...

I couldn't stop dreaming about the Redline, so I got one to replace the damaged one I sent back.
...
Forum: BMX
03-12-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By AlmostTrick

So what bike is it? Show us a pic.

So what bike is it? Show us a pic.
03-12-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 5,294
Posted By AlmostTrick

Same here! But when I "start tapping it" it's not...

Same here! But when I "start tapping it" it's not like I'll be emptying it out in short order. (or ever, actually) I'll be taking small amounts of it over years, likely (hopefully) for 2 decades or...
03-12-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 5,294
Posted By AlmostTrick

Also, it doesn't matter that I'm healthy and...

Also, it doesn't matter that I'm healthy and unlikely to "die" from Covid 19. I don't want to transmit it to others, who may in fact die.
03-12-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 5,294
Posted By AlmostTrick

Answer #4...

Answer #4 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) .

Pretty much everyone, even people in this thread, are already "taking steps" to ensure their safety... Being more...
03-12-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 5,294
Posted By AlmostTrick

Almost all of the stock I bought over the past...

Almost all of the stock I bought over the past decades is still worth way more than I paid for it... even with the recent crash. This is likely true for anyone who's been investing for years or...
03-11-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 883
Posted By AlmostTrick

This is ridiculous. A single speed is all that...

This is ridiculous. A single speed is all that some conditions call for, and CB hubs can be laced into any rim one chooses. Plus, the the bike can be lighter without caliper brakes, levers and...
03-11-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,004
Posted By AlmostTrick

Studies aside, I know how it worked for me. I'd...

Studies aside, I know how it worked for me. I'd seldom get sick, but when I did it often followed an especially intense martial arts class. An hour and a half at full intensity, with only a few...
03-11-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 883
Posted By AlmostTrick

'71 Schwinn something. ...

'71 Schwinn something.
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Forum: BMX
03-11-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By AlmostTrick

Only if you remove the protective decals.

Only if you remove the protective decals.
03-09-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 658
Posted By AlmostTrick

Understood, and same here. Have fun!

Understood, and same here. Have fun!
03-08-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 658
Posted By AlmostTrick

Maybe you were having fun, but were others? You...

Maybe you were having fun, but were others? You pushed your point too hard in an oftentimes not so lighthearted manner. Nearly half the posts in the thread were by you, saying pretty much the same...
03-08-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 532
Posted By AlmostTrick

This sounds good but can sometimes be misguided...

This sounds good but can sometimes be misguided advice.

Besides working on bikes and cars, my responsibility at work is to keep our machines running efficiently. When I know something is wrong and...
03-06-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 371
Posted By AlmostTrick

Yes, good point, but it doesn't have to be that...

Yes, good point, but it doesn't have to be that way. (a financial loss) The Stingray guys I knew especially were obsessed about using the correct parts when restoring the bikes. Original saddles were...
03-06-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,890
Posted By AlmostTrick

Try Presto valves. They work like magic.

Try Presto valves. They work like magic.
03-06-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 371
Posted By AlmostTrick

I'd not spend big $$$ on restoring a girls...

I'd not spend big $$$ on restoring a girls Stingray, or any Stingray actually. Even on the high end Krate it's easy to end up spending more than the bike can be sold for it you're trying to make it...
03-06-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By AlmostTrick

Brake pad thump at the rim seam

While braking the brake pads thump on every rotation when it meets the rim seam. Iíve noticed this on many rims, even when the seam joint looks pretty clean. Are there any tricks for reducing this...
Forum: BMX
03-04-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By AlmostTrick

Without looking, do you know what "BMX" stands for?

Yes, and that's why it always seemed a little odd to me that the term BMX is used when referring to stunt riding and tricks in parks and on city streets.
03-03-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By AlmostTrick

I have a '93 Bianchi Avenue, (shown) and my wife...

I have a '93 Bianchi Avenue, (shown) and my wife has a '94 Advantage, which was one model up. (no pic) Both were bought new. I'm not sure how many years they made these lugged frames.
...
Forum: Foo
03-03-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,217
Posted By AlmostTrick

^^^You sir are a fashion mogul! I really...

^^^You sir are a fashion mogul!

I really can't believe the tattered "designer" jeans are still a thing. It's plenty old by now.
03-03-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,103
Posted By AlmostTrick

And right off the bat with the very first reply...

And right off the bat with the very first reply too! (which was obviously missed when purging posts)
Forum: Foo
03-03-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,217
Posted By AlmostTrick

If people are buying them already torn and...

If people are buying them already torn and tattered, as is so popular, what's the difference if they are dirty too? Probably could charge even more if they came pre-dirty.
Forum: Foo
03-01-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 894
Posted By AlmostTrick

Grandpa used to let us "sip the foam" off the top...

Grandpa used to let us "sip the foam" off the top of his mug when we were maybe 9-10 years old or so. I don't really remember it tasting good or bad at the time, but it did seem kind of special.

I...
03-01-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,518
Posted By AlmostTrick

Derailleurs? How many gears do you need?

Derailleurs? How many gears do you need?
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