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10-14-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By AlmostTrick

I would curse, give the universe the finger, and...

I would curse, give the universe the finger, and then re-do it. Then enjoy my minty bike and say Ha Ha. :)
09-29-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By AlmostTrick

Now there's something you don't see everyday....

Now there's something you don't see everyday. Thanks for posting.

How long/many miles have you been running it like this? Are you satisfied?
09-29-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,498
Posted By AlmostTrick

Tire type makes more difference in performance...

Tire type makes more difference in performance than size. A supple tire (Rene Herse/Compass) in any size, will beat a heavy flat resistant tire like a Gatorskin every day.

Having said that, if we...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,252
Posted By AlmostTrick

A lighter bike matters A LOT... For bragging...

A lighter bike matters A LOT... For bragging rights and the placebo effect. ;)
09-27-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,025
Posted By AlmostTrick

The best one I read here on BF was a person who...

The best one I read here on BF was a person who said they would fly in the bike lane past cars stuck in traffic... while riding no hands and playing air guitar. :lol:
Forum: Foo
09-26-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 19,801
Posted By AlmostTrick

^^^Love the Streets of Bakersfield! I can't...

^^^Love the Streets of Bakersfield!

I can't stop listening to Jimmie... Wow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ0ppOZ967k
09-22-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 644
Views: 38,252
Posted By AlmostTrick

It just goes to show how everyone is different....

It just goes to show how everyone is different. No style of bars have ever hurt my wrists, no matter how far I ride. But many times my hands hurt, at least a little. Usually, any position on a drop...
Forum: Foo
09-21-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 19,801
Posted By AlmostTrick

My wife and I have really been enjoying this...

My wife and I have really been enjoying this series. We saw each of the first four segments at least once. Sunday starts the final four. I'll be there, but wife is out of town.
09-21-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By AlmostTrick

If you have that itch to work on a bike maybe...

If you have that itch to work on a bike maybe find another one to work on. It doesn't have to be fancy.
09-21-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2,504
Views: 504,041
Posted By AlmostTrick

Wabi Special, lugged 725 Reynolds steel. One of...

Wabi Special, lugged 725 Reynolds steel. One of my 3 fixed gear bikes.https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1600_59426cd0d77d07da1e4d80349fdff18ced84cf85.jpg
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09-17-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 644
Views: 38,252
Posted By AlmostTrick

Which matters none to all the cyclists who find...

Which matters none to all the cyclists who find every one of those positions uncomfortable or not at all useful.
09-17-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 644
Views: 38,252
Posted By AlmostTrick

I like drop bars because they make me more aero. ...

I like drop bars because they make me more aero.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/224x300/drop_bars_e691eba6c12ab9e0342eef8abf22352c241f4fd6.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,657
Posted By AlmostTrick

Or simply the nature of the material. :popcorn

Or simply the nature of the material. :popcorn
09-17-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,282
Posted By AlmostTrick

Good idea, as unlike carbon fiber, wood does not...

Good idea, as unlike carbon fiber, wood does not asplode. But... termites.
09-15-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 17,977
Posted By AlmostTrick

Watch the video again. You, and others, have...

Watch the video again. You, and others, have failed to notice or acknowledge that the motorist was actually in a safe lane position up until about 1 second out of the crash. Even looking back every...
09-15-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 644
Views: 38,252
Posted By AlmostTrick

Right. You need lots of hand positions when it...

Right. You need lots of hand positions when it hurts to stay in any one of them.
09-13-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 17,977
Posted By AlmostTrick

Right. And you also admit to not properly...

Right. And you also admit to not properly monitoring your rear view mirror when it happened.



Yes, seriously. All the studies I’ve seen over the years have shown other types of crashes to be...
09-12-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,902
Posted By AlmostTrick

Recap. Only Racers are actually...

Recap.

Only Racers are actually participating in a sport, and are better than cyclists who donít race.

Cyclists are better than people who merely ride bikes.

People who ride bikes are better...
09-12-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 17,977
Posted By AlmostTrick

Right. I can't speak for others, but I already...

Right. I can't speak for others, but I already admitted that this particular crash would have been difficult to avoid in that final second. Also that it is rare.

The vast majority of overtaking...
09-12-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,434
Posted By AlmostTrick

Right, this is how I got a job as a bike shop...

Right, this is how I got a job as a bike shop mechanic as a teen back in the 70's... and then bought my first car (a hot '67 fastback Mustang!) from the manager.

More recently many of us enjoyed...
09-11-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,902
Posted By AlmostTrick

Nope, not odd at all. Most people would not...

Nope, not odd at all. Most people would not consider cycling a sport, unless it was racing.

What's odd are riders who think they are cycling, while lesser newbies and regular schmucks are merely...
09-10-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 20,397
Posted By AlmostTrick

How could they? When properly ignored, harassers...

How could they? When properly ignored, harassers have zero confirmation that I care at all, or that I even heard them. That's what ignoring means. Give them absolutely zero satisfaction.

Having...
09-09-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 27,065
Posted By AlmostTrick

Re-read the posts. Jim is not the one afraid of...

Re-read the posts. Jim is not the one afraid of riding in traffic.
09-07-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,944
Posted By AlmostTrick

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

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/lemonator_rear_bbfc03a321c92606f2b52ef2d55c9a5b252415d7.jpg...
09-07-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 17,977
Posted By AlmostTrick

Is a cyclist at the edge of the fog line really...

Is a cyclist at the edge of the fog line really "in" the lane? As long as both cyclist and driver stay on their side of the line nothing bad will happen. Even so, I agree it would be prudent for a...
09-07-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 17,977
Posted By AlmostTrick

This is a fair point, especially in this case....

This is a fair point, especially in this case. The problem is the car moved from a "safe" passing line in the lane, to the shoulder edge exactly where the cyclist was at exactly the wrong time... in...
09-07-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,609
Posted By AlmostTrick

Like you, bike color and appearance is very...

Like you, bike color and appearance is very important to me. Either keep looking for a suitable bike you find appealing, or contact a local powder coater before you consider buying a color you don't...
09-05-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 17,977
Posted By AlmostTrick

I wonder if the cyclist saw it coming. Maybe not,...

I wonder if the cyclist saw it coming. Maybe not, as he did not appear to be moving right prior to impact.

I use a mirror and monitor every overtaking vehicle. I really can't imagine not doing so.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,656
Posted By AlmostTrick

Right, that's why a well adjusted mirror along...

Right, that's why a well adjusted mirror along with proper monitoring is better. No driver ever sneaks up on me, I can easily tell where they are, how fast they are approaching, and if they have...
09-03-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 644
Views: 38,252
Posted By AlmostTrick

^^^ Hot.

^^^ Hot.
09-01-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,276
Posted By AlmostTrick

Good message SD. Just because a light is green...

Good message SD. Just because a light is green doesn't mean it's safe to enter the intersection.

Having said that, always waiting a few seconds after getting a green is unnecessary. I watch...
09-01-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,701
Posted By AlmostTrick

Autumn? We still have 3 more weeks of summer over...

Autumn? We still have 3 more weeks of summer over here. :)
08-30-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,097
Posted By AlmostTrick

While riding consciously engage your core and...

While riding consciously engage your core and attempt to hold your body up. Keep wrists straight. Ergon grips (adjusted properly) help with this. You may also find tipping the saddle nose up a tiny...
08-30-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,151
Posted By AlmostTrick

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

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08-30-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,897
Posted By AlmostTrick

Hang tight. I have a strong suspicion that within...

Hang tight. I have a strong suspicion that within the next few years there will be plenty of "collector cars" available for a fraction of the crazy prices they garner today. A fancy unused car...
08-30-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,897
Posted By AlmostTrick

Not if there's nothing on TV.

Not if there's nothing on TV.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,004
Posted By AlmostTrick

Right, but that's not what this thread is about....

Right, but that's not what this thread is about. Riding a heavier bike the same distance or speed as a lighter one will take more effort... And therefore build more strength/endurance. I get it that...
08-29-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,897
Posted By AlmostTrick

Nice. Was that Twister yours, RF? My last...

Nice. Was that Twister yours, RF?

My last muscle car:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/side_top_1621a6a677fe7b99d8f2972eed19c90ecb72dfd2.jpg

Sold it for more...
08-29-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,897
Posted By AlmostTrick

:lol: I love these "people are dopes for spending...

:lol: I love these "people are dopes for spending $XXXX on a bike" threads.

Thanks OP. We were due for a new one! :thumb:
Forum: Foo
08-29-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,391
Posted By AlmostTrick

If it's a low interest rate debt like a home...

If it's a low interest rate debt like a home mortgage (and you have the means to pay it) this can be true. Investing the extra money that would otherwise go to paying off the mortgage early could be...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,004
Posted By AlmostTrick

Again: If you're keeping up with the group on a...

Again: If you're keeping up with the group on a heavier bike, you're expending more watts (and getting a better work out) than the riders on lighter bikes.
08-29-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,897
Posted By AlmostTrick

Thank you for this, Koyote. Being able to say...

Thank you for this, Koyote. Being able to say that I'm working out the opportunity costs of my time allocation (while I'm laying on the couch watching TV) sounds so much better than "I'm being a lazy...
08-29-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,897
Posted By AlmostTrick

Yes, but unlike buyers of used bikes, I'm pretty...

Yes, but unlike buyers of used bikes, I'm pretty sure indyfabz gets a small reimbursement every time he posts it on BF. My quick estimation has determined that the cost has more than likely been...
08-28-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,695
Posted By AlmostTrick

Joey has explained many times that running reds...

Joey has explained many times that running reds allowed him to get and stay in front of traffic. Clearing entire sections while reducing or completely eliminating the incidences and risks of being...
08-27-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,027
Posted By AlmostTrick

Best story yet. Thanks. In regards to this: ...

Best story yet. Thanks.

In regards to this:



The way I understand it, at ultra high rpm's this would be game over. You've got to stay ahead of the pedals to maintain smoothness, or risk...
08-27-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 13,341
Posted By AlmostTrick

What??? :foo: If you are referring to the...

What??? :foo:

If you are referring to the fact that I admit I donít know what motorists are thinking when they treat me safely on the road, then yes, I got nothiní. I canít read their minds. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 05:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,004
Posted By AlmostTrick

As long as you're keeping up with the group, of...

As long as you're keeping up with the group, of course you'll get a better work out/stronger on the heavier bike. That's why weenies like lighter bikes... it makes going fast easier. Get a trailer...
08-25-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 13,341
Posted By AlmostTrick

If I'm in the lane and drivers actively and...

If I'm in the lane and drivers actively and safely avoid me, that's the definition of control.

I care not "why" controlling a lane works, only that it does.



I agree with #1...
08-24-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 13,341
Posted By AlmostTrick

Untrue. I control close passes every day I'm on...

Untrue. I control close passes every day I'm on the bike, as did you (back when you rode) and do most cyclists on this board. I can't totally eliminate close passes, but damn near.

So much...
08-23-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,695
Posted By AlmostTrick

Looky what I just found. They even have an A&S...

Looky what I just found. They even have an A&S forum! Yay!

The Independent voice of the indoor cycling community (https://www.pedal-on.com/forumdisplay.php?36-Advocacy-amp-Safety&)

Except now...
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