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Forum: Foo
07-22-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,338
Posted By AlmostTrick

Reminiscing... ...

Reminiscing...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE6sme7SHj8
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,440
Posted By AlmostTrick

If you are ever riding in a position where you...

If you are ever riding in a position where you can't easily see and avoid road hazards on your own maybe that's not all that safe to begin with.
Forum: Commuting
07-12-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,140
Posted By AlmostTrick

I really don't see how a fancier bike than what...

I really don't see how a fancier bike than what you already have is going to net you much.

But if you need an excuse to get a new bike then yeah, this might as well be it. :thumb:

Just start...
07-12-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 788
Posted By AlmostTrick

Agreed. Even if the chain ring was worn the pitch...

Agreed. Even if the chain ring was worn the pitch wouldn't change and the correct chain would still fit the teeth.

I say correct chain because a 3/32 chain on a 1/8 inch ring will look like what...
07-07-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Nbd
Views: 539
Posted By AlmostTrick

Never mind the saddle angle, what about the...

Never mind the saddle angle, what about the height? Do you actually need it that high?

Great colors, and the gum walls rock too. :thumb:
06-29-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,398
Posted By AlmostTrick

I yell at the dog(s) and stop or slow. Climbing a...

I yell at the dog(s) and stop or slow. Climbing a hill at 9 mph means even if you hit the gas almost any dog will catch you. You won't be able to speed up enough to ensure a clean get away. The...
06-29-21, 08:07 PM
06-28-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,990
Posted By AlmostTrick

Heavy bikes give you a better workout.

Heavy bikes give you a better workout.
06-28-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,213
Posted By AlmostTrick

The problem isn't your kit or even your socks....

The problem isn't your kit or even your socks. It's that you are all by yourself. No sense wasting my energy if I can't smoke the entire peloton.
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By AlmostTrick

"Collectors" only want a dirty, untouched bike...

"Collectors" only want a dirty, untouched bike because they don't want to pay market price for a clean, ready to ride bike. To get the most out of your sales you're not targeting them. You want the...
06-25-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,833
Posted By AlmostTrick

The non movable steerer shows that bar position...

The non movable steerer shows that bar position is the main tool for turning, or even just maintaining balancing. That's why you can lean all you want on the bike, or have an unbalanced load, and...
06-24-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 705
Posted By AlmostTrick

Mine was $20, plus some already in shop spray...

Mine was $20, plus some already in shop spray paint.

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,241
Posted By AlmostTrick

Great thread. Thanks, LS!

Great thread. Thanks, LS!
Forum: Foo
06-22-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 954
Posted By AlmostTrick

I'm also a life long manual transmission driver,...

I'm also a life long manual transmission driver, starting with my first car, the Steve McQueen Bullitt fastback Mustang. Bought it in '77 when I was only 17 and still in high school, so it was...
06-21-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,505
Posted By AlmostTrick

The fact that the officer wasted 15 minutes of...

The fact that the officer wasted 15 minutes of his time and didn't even write the OP up kinda blows this theory out of the water.



Never mind wasting officer time attempting to cite all the...
06-21-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,143
Posted By AlmostTrick

Our CL already has a "gluttony of bikes"....

Our CL already has a "gluttony of bikes". (actually always has) Most are over priced and not moving.
Forum: Foo
06-21-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 788
Posted By AlmostTrick

I don't do any blocks and never see the K's. :) ...

I don't do any blocks and never see the K's. :)

Also want to point out that Martha and Snoop are an unlikely team that really work great together.

...
06-18-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 721
Posted By AlmostTrick

If you tilt the bike the foot not on the pedal...

If you tilt the bike the foot not on the pedal can comfortably be grounded with butt on saddle. Push down on the pedal and bring the bike to the upright position to go. This is what I (mostly) do,...
06-15-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,888
Posted By AlmostTrick

"We're going to yell at you"

"We're going to yell at you"
06-13-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,948
Posted By AlmostTrick

The "stop and regroup" is not really all that...

The "stop and regroup" is not really all that great either. Just as the straggler(s) limp their way up, the refreshed group is ready to rip again. I've been on both ends of this. Better to just have...
06-06-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,244
Posted By AlmostTrick

If CF isn't any more fragile or likely to fail...

If CF isn't any more fragile or likely to fail than metal, why all the "Is this scratch/nick/scrape/whatever on my CF bike safe to ride?" threads on BF?
06-02-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,741
Posted By AlmostTrick

This is what I often did back when I had a bike...

This is what I often did back when I had a bike with safety levers. Like you, I found I could easily stop just as fast from this position.
05-28-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,370
Posted By AlmostTrick

Bears have a very short inseam compared to...

Bears have a very short inseam compared to humans, so no.





I put some ape hangers on a Schwinn chopper for kicks. Not for comfort but for fun around the neighborhood or at car shows. Unlike...
05-26-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By AlmostTrick

D. Be happy with all the bikes and parts I...

D. Be happy with all the bikes and parts I already have.
05-26-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,274
Posted By AlmostTrick

Most BMX and mountain bikes were not used for...

Most BMX and mountain bikes were not used for racing, (or riding in the mountains) but were used for putting around town, sometimes with friends. Just like Stingrays.

And yes, Stingrays were the...
05-26-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,274
Posted By AlmostTrick

So it was the 3 speed that wrecked your shot at a...

So it was the 3 speed that wrecked your shot at a racing career!
05-24-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 7,720
Posted By AlmostTrick

You obviously missed the bear riding a bike video.

You obviously missed the bear riding a bike video.
05-24-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 7,720
Posted By AlmostTrick

Correct, and noted in post 180 and 181. Maybe...

Correct, and noted in post 180 and 181. Maybe others have noted it too, I'm not sure.



Right, you got it.

I'd add that you don't even have to shift your weight one bit to initiate a turn....
05-24-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By AlmostTrick

It looks like everyone had a lot of fun! Even...

It looks like everyone had a lot of fun! Even some of the bystanders. Thanks for posting.
05-23-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 7,720
Posted By AlmostTrick

I too have been hoping the bike science people...

I too have been hoping the bike science people would show up and properly explain swooping, diving, and steer turning.

Then again, if it's all explained too well, there goes your secret...
05-21-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 36,130
Posted By AlmostTrick

Well done. I'm a sucker for metal flake....

Well done. I'm a sucker for metal flake. Requesting a close up pic in the sun please.
05-21-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 7,720
Posted By AlmostTrick

Shifting or leaning body weight alone can really...

Shifting or leaning body weight alone can really only steer the bike while riding no handed. If your hands are on the bars, they are calling the shots. I suppose your body position can aid a little,...
05-20-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 7,720
Posted By AlmostTrick

You keep pushing this unconscious counter steer...

You keep pushing this unconscious counter steer aspect over and over. Yes it is, but so what? That doesn't mean we can't discuss, analyze, and train to improve our use of it, especially for handling...
05-19-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 8,267
Posted By AlmostTrick

Looks like more hassle and mess than it's worth...

Looks like more hassle and mess than it's worth to me. I've no issue with tubes. It sounds like you don't either.
05-19-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 7,720
Posted By AlmostTrick

Wouldn't you get a better counter steer with a...

Wouldn't you get a better counter steer with a heavier bike? :innocent: ;)
05-19-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 7,720
Posted By AlmostTrick

Ok, so I went back and checked the motorcycle...

Ok, so I went back and checked the motorcycle video. When he says "see I PUSH left", he is pulling back not pushing forward. :lol:
05-19-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 7,720
Posted By AlmostTrick

Maybe the LAB training was wrong, or maybe...

Maybe the LAB training was wrong, or maybe motorcycles are different, but I don't think so.



So to turn right you push the bars left (that's counter steering) and hold it there? Video please.
05-18-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 7,720
Posted By AlmostTrick

Yay! Counter steer thread! Agreed. I...

Yay! Counter steer thread!



Agreed. I also think there is no way to change the amount of lean that doesn't also change turning arc or speed.



For a given speed and turn arc, the lean is...
05-17-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,037
Posted By AlmostTrick

Everyone here posted of their own free will (some...

Everyone here posted of their own free will (some MUCH more than others :lol:) so they must be getting some value from it. And there seems to be little to no rule breaking going on...

I figure...
05-17-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,897
Posted By AlmostTrick

I've picked up plenty of bikes for free over the...

I've picked up plenty of bikes for free over the years that were easily made ridable for little to no dollars and time. Some were actually pretty nice, especially the Schwinns.

Here's one of my...
05-17-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,037
Posted By AlmostTrick

The nice thing about a lighter bike is you'll get...

The nice thing about a lighter bike is you'll get home sooner, so you'll have more time to jump on BF and argue how you got a better workout than the guy who's still out there riding. I couldn't post...
05-16-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,897
Posted By AlmostTrick

You'll get a 40 times better workout too!

You'll get a 40 times better workout too!
05-16-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,037
Posted By AlmostTrick

Yes, posters continuously posting over and over...

Yes, posters continuously posting over and over that one can get as much or more of a workout on a lighter bike as long as they do X, Y, or Z, does prove your point. (that physics matter) And they...
05-14-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,435
Posted By AlmostTrick

If the rider never pedals and can do rooster...

If the rider never pedals and can do rooster tails at will, then it's an electric motocross bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,589
Posted By AlmostTrick

Troll or not, it doesn't matter. The threads...

Troll or not, it doesn't matter. The threads entertain and this recent comment by OP was funny:



I have gone out to bars with buddies to watch UFC, and could easily imagine the looks and laughs...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,589
Posted By AlmostTrick

Well now that it's only $17,000 I don't want one.

Well now that it's only $17,000 I don't want one.
05-13-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 874
Posted By AlmostTrick

Don't forget, a heavier bike will give you a...

Don't forget, a heavier bike will give you a better workout.
05-10-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,405
Posted By AlmostTrick

I've done the same group rides fixed and geared...

I've done the same group rides fixed and geared and always kept up. We have hills some hills but nothing both long and steep. While on fixed I often pass the geared riders going up, and they pass me...
05-07-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,037
Posted By AlmostTrick

Why does it always come down to racing in these...

Why does it always come down to racing in these better workout threads? (I'm not just referring to you noimagination, you just happen the be the last to mention it)

OP (bless his heart) was very...
05-06-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,037
Posted By AlmostTrick

Up until now, I have never heard of butt...

Up until now, I have never heard of butt chugging. See, if you pay attention you can learn something everyday on BF!
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