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10-21-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By AlmostTrick

His and Her's AMF's

Since diving deep back into the aquarium hobby a while back I've not been doing much with bikes. (even some of my tanks are vintage 70's steel!)
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08-27-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,581
Posted By AlmostTrick

I prefer avid cyclist.

I prefer avid cyclist.
08-26-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 946
Posted By AlmostTrick

I've enjoyed working with colors on my model...

I've enjoyed working with colors on my model rockets, and orange on white was always a favorite. My plan is to refinish my Nashbar road bike in gloss white, with orange and black graphics similar to...
08-24-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,871
Posted By AlmostTrick

A good baseline fitness is important for normal...

A good baseline fitness is important for normal everyday life, not just cycling or other sports. Especially as we age, it is wise to build / maintain strength in all areas to help prevent falls that...
08-23-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,871
Posted By AlmostTrick

All this "push ups don't matter" is silly. Anyone...

All this "push ups don't matter" is silly. Anyone who is in good shape can do plenty. (whether they care or not) Same with squats. Would you say someone who didn't have the stamina to ride a bike for...
08-18-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By AlmostTrick

I too believe you'll be fine, as long as you are...

I too believe you'll be fine, as long as you are comfortable on your bike. Longer rides are really just a matter of pacing yourself and staying hydrated and fueled. Do this and the only thing that...
08-17-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By AlmostTrick

I have 28mm Grand Bois tires on a fixed gear...

I have 28mm Grand Bois tires on a fixed gear bike. The rear wheel gets flipped around depending on which gear I want to ride. I've never noticed a difference (and have ridden it in the rain) and...
08-17-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,290
Posted By AlmostTrick

Do center turn lanes increase safety for bicycle riders?

I believe they do if one is riding the road, for reasons already stated: Motorists overtaking cyclists can glide partially into the center lane to provide more buffer, and cyclists can safely use...
08-06-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,578
Posted By AlmostTrick

Do you ever feel sexy on the bike?

Yes. I sometimes get the feeling being described when cycling on busier or higher speed roads in the traffic lanes. Roads where motorists see few to no cyclists. Being in the center of left turn only...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,133
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: 93
Views: 8,234
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: 24
Views: 2,283
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: 1,242
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: 59
Views: 5,043
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: 8,584
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: 9,784
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: 539
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: 6,190
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: 56
Views: 3,092
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: 15,976
Posted By AlmostTrick

Great thread. Thanks, LS!

Great thread. Thanks, LS!
06-21-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,272
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: 2,343
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.
06-18-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,448
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: 139
Views: 8,537
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: 2,878
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: 3,557
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: 2,870
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: 5,663
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: 831
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: 3,937
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: 3,937
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: 298
Views: 15,204
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: 298
Views: 15,204
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: 1,100
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: 298
Views: 15,204
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: 504
Views: 91,051
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: 298
Views: 15,204
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: 298
Views: 15,204
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: 11,735
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: 298
Views: 15,204
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: 298
Views: 15,204
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: 298
Views: 15,204
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: 298
Views: 15,204
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: 13,229
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: 4,687
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: 13,229
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: 4,687
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: 13,229
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: 2,468
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.
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