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Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 534
Posted By AlmostTrick

What is this "simulated sunlight" you speak of?...

What is this "simulated sunlight" you speak of? Do you ever cycle under it? Also, do you never come to a stop at any time during a ride?

...
07-23-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By AlmostTrick

Exactly, it's a perfectly fine bike at it's price...

Exactly, it's a perfectly fine bike at it's price point. The point is that at the cost of a "real" Escape, there is little or no money to be made by making / selling a fake one.
07-22-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,069
Posted By AlmostTrick

I bought my first road bike about 1975 at 15...

I bought my first road bike about 1975 at 15 years old, a Raleigh Record that I believe cost around $130. Compared to my buddies Varsity it was a featherweight as you can clearly see. :lol: But then...
Forum: Foo
07-22-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 431
Posted By AlmostTrick

Reminiscing... ...

Reminiscing...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE6sme7SHj8
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,264
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: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 929
Posted By AlmostTrick

Since I have to see if it's clear with my own...

Since I have to see if it's clear with my own eyes before I'm crossing I find the clear call out unhelpful and unnecessary.
07-16-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,560
Posted By AlmostTrick

"Assault occurs when one person intentionally...

"Assault occurs when one person intentionally causes another person to believe that he is in imminent danger of being the victim of harmful or offensive contact, in other words, the person must fear...
07-16-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,560
Posted By AlmostTrick

No, unless the driver aimed their vehicle at me,...

No, unless the driver aimed their vehicle at me, pulled out a weapon, threw something at me, etc. The main thing here is remaining calm and not allowing their behavior to cause you to crash.

I...
07-12-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 575
Posted By AlmostTrick

Better that you found out now than the hard way...

Better that you found out now than the hard way later! Best wishes.
07-12-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By AlmostTrick

Back in the 60's Dad brought home a set of these...

Back in the 60's Dad brought home a set of these for my brother and I. Mom took one look and made him take 'em back!

No problem, we soon learned how to ride a proper wheelie.
Forum: Commuting
07-12-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 741
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: 723
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: 451
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:
07-01-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,609
Posted By AlmostTrick

Outstanding achievement, it's so nice to see a...

Outstanding achievement, it's so nice to see a woman beat the men.

I had a neighbor who was crew chief for his Dad's 4x mixed relay team a few years back. Dad was riding RAAM at 80 years old!...
06-29-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,018
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
06-29-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By AlmostTrick

Seems like a perfect opportunity to post this...

Seems like a perfect opportunity to post this most excellent song/video. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muUZjovOFRg
06-29-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,479
Posted By AlmostTrick

Forum members have finally reached a consensus on...

Forum members have finally reached a consensus on how steering / counter steering works on bikes.
06-28-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,847
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: 7,131
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: 264
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: 2,786
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, 09:38 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,786
Posted By AlmostTrick

You're confusing counter steering (briefly...

You're confusing counter steering (briefly turning the bars opposite the direction you want to turn) with applying pressure to prevent the bars from returning to straight ahead position once in a...
06-24-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,786
Posted By AlmostTrick

Right. Moving the bars by hand can overpower any...

Right. Moving the bars by hand can overpower any body weight shifting, while the reverse is not true. You'd think someone who can't ride for miles without hands on bars would get this.
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By AlmostTrick

Condition is everything on these bikes. Need to...

Condition is everything on these bikes. Need to see. Also how original is it?
06-24-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 666
Posted By AlmostTrick

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

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

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/truing_stand_857c690139686acec856158a3f6776781ccf0552.jpg
06-24-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 946
Posted By AlmostTrick

We're on the island of misfit toys, here we don't...

We're on the island of misfit toys, here we don't want to stay...
Forum: Foo
06-23-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 921
Posted By AlmostTrick

No "downshifting" for me. Just the normal braking...

No "downshifting" for me. Just the normal braking effect when easing off or releasing the throttle is what I enjoy. Much more so than an auto. My clutches last forever. I only had to change one on...
06-23-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 946
Posted By AlmostTrick

Why so defensive? I think LDL was merely posting...

Why so defensive? I think LDL was merely posting helpful info for the OP.
06-23-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 946
Posted By AlmostTrick

I use the traffic lane as often as possible, even...

I use the traffic lane as often as possible, even if I'm going to exit it to a side path once through the intersection. Depending on the situation, this may not always be practical so that may mean...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,077
Posted By AlmostTrick

Great thread. Thanks, LS!

Great thread. Thanks, LS!
Forum: Foo
06-22-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 921
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: 1,377
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: 1,104
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, 11:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 754
Posted By AlmostTrick

Yes, they do sometimes bake together. ;) Do...

Yes, they do sometimes bake together. ;)

Do you get Paris Hilton feeds too? If yes, "that's hot". :p
Forum: Foo
06-21-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 754
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.

...
06-21-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,201
Posted By AlmostTrick

I am eagerly following this thread so I can sell...

I am eagerly following this thread so I can sell all my bikes and buy only the #1 ranking brand. I hope you all figure it out soon. Thankfully, I already know trek will not be #1.
06-18-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 700
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,...
06-17-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,183
Posted By AlmostTrick

What color socks?

What color socks do you most often wear when riding?

White

Black

Match the outfit

Hi Vis
06-16-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 7,835
Posted By AlmostTrick

The one reason I'm avoiding going tubeless is I...

The one reason I'm avoiding going tubeless is I never ever want my bike or myself sprayed down with sealant, or have it all over my hands, wheels, tires or garage. Or take on the extra maintenance of...
06-16-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,087
Posted By AlmostTrick

Hi Vis yellow or orange socks for me. I want...

Hi Vis yellow or orange socks for me. I want everyone to see me if they can't smell me.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,709
Posted By AlmostTrick

Looks good, just needs paint. :)

Looks good, just needs paint. :)
06-16-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,218
Posted By AlmostTrick

I found my truing stand on CL for $20. Sanded and...

I found my truing stand on CL for $20. Sanded and painted it so it would look nice.
...
06-16-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,218
Posted By AlmostTrick

:thumb: One of my earliest jobs was a bike...

:thumb: One of my earliest jobs was a bike mechanic at a shop when I was 17. They hired me because I had plenty of experience working on bikes (started around 10 years old) and it showed. I suppose...
06-15-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,811
Posted By AlmostTrick

"We're going to yell at you"

"We're going to yell at you"
06-14-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 626
Posted By AlmostTrick

Ok, thanks. Thankfully I don't have problems...

Ok, thanks.

Thankfully I don't have problems with either when riding my bikes. The few I do have issues with are so rare, that I could never pin it on one type of vehicle or another.
06-14-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 626
Posted By AlmostTrick

My only issue with new pickups is the nicer...

My only issue with new pickups is the nicer versions now only come in 4 door models and are truly butt ugly because of it. No thanks.



How so? Unlike an oversized truck with a less than...
06-13-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 983
Posted By AlmostTrick

Thanks, LDL. I've bought from Harris Cyclery many...

Thanks, LDL. I've bought from Harris Cyclery many times, (online) and of course have enjoyed and learned much from Sheldon's vast collection of writings.

Who is that in the photo?
06-13-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,918
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,180
Posted By AlmostTrick

Of course it's true that any frame material can...

Of course it's true that any frame material can fail. But it is simply not possible for all materials to fail at the same rate or in the same manner. One material or another absolutely must fail more...
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