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    Senior Member Retro Grouch's Avatar
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    Need a worthy topic

    Sometime in the next couple of weeks I'll be making my 20,000th post. I don't want to waste it on a chain lube or tire rolling resistance thread. I'm thinking maybe the next shift in the evolution of bicycle technology. We can argue both about what it will be and whether we need or even want it. Any other ideas?

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    I vote a retro post. You can't beat a Brooks saddle post. Especially since you've gone to the dark side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOS88 View Post
    I vote a retro post. You can't beat a Brooks saddle post. Especially since you've gone to the dark side.
    I'll put that on the possible list. My son and his wife recently took their first (short) ride on our Brooks-equipped tandem. Afterward he volunteered that he didn't notice the saddle. I'm thinking that's pretty much the best thing that can be said about a saddle.

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    DF vs bent?

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    Senior Member Retro Grouch's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    DF vs bent?
    Another possible. What do you think might be coming after recumbents?

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    Recumbents with Brooks saddles will be the next big thing.
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    How about "how do you know you're spending too much time on the forum and not enough on the bike?"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    Sometime in the next couple of weeks I'll be making my 20,000th post. I don't want to waste it on a chain lube or tire rolling resistance thread. I'm thinking maybe the next shift in the evolution of bicycle technology. We can argue both about what it will be and whether we need or even want it. Any other ideas?
    It is hard to come up with something some people will post to. Some people avoid a Brooks post like they do Hari Krishna at the airport. But we are getting to the age where bents hold some interest to some of us. Maybe something on Cycling infrastructure, public acceptance in your area?
    Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~Albert Einstein.

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    A might bewildered... Dudelsack's Avatar
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    How about "best bike for the zombie apocalypse"? Don't tell me you havent noticed what's happening in the news.

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    How about "Where to get the pie I'll be buying for all my BF friends in honor of my 20,000th post" ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yo Spiff View Post
    Recumbents with Brooks saddles will be the next big thing.
    Too Passe'

    Recumbents with Brooks saddles are the current big thing but only among those in the know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Dog View Post
    How about "how do you know you're spending too much time on the forum and not enough on the bike?"?
    I used to know the answer to that, but I forgot.

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    I vote your - to me - heroic rise back to bicycling after suffering three?? major injuries and your plans for the future.

    Or you could hypothesize as to why I have had no g***h*** flats this year (so far).
    DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.

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    Anything that is specific to the forum you choose to post in.
    There have been many days when I haven't felt like riding, but there has never been a day when I was sorry I rode.

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    For such a auspicious occasion, my vote is to strike out into new territory and try to get banned. Maybe a couple paragraphs on nude cycling with photos of course.

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    Maybe

    'I wasted my life on cycling until I discovered cheesecake fritters'

    I think that thread might have legs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    Recumbents with Brooks saddles are the current big thing but only among those in the know.
    Fixed gear off-road tandem recumbents?
    2000 Bianchi Veloce, '88 Schwinn Prologue, '88 Trek 900, '92 Trek T100, 2000 Rans Tailwind

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yo Spiff View Post
    Fixed gear off-road tandem recumbents?

    Fixed gear off-road tandem recumbent unicycles
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOS88 View Post
    I vote a retro post. You can't beat a Brooks saddle post. Especially since you've gone to the dark side.
    Been done to death and might be controversial and get put to A&S

    Edit post changed as already mentioned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    Brooks saddle on a recumbent?
    It's not all its cracked up to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuteCommando View Post
    Fixed gear off-road tandem recumbent unicycles
    Fixed gear off-road tandem recumbent unicycles with Brooks saddles.

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    A thread that changes at least one person's mind on one of these topics:

    Mac or PC
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    Take the Lane or Ride the Gutter
    Helmet or No Helmet
    Ginger or Mary Ann
    What is bicycle touring?
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    Senior Member Retro Grouch's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by downtube42 View Post
    A thread that changes at least one person's mind on one of these topics:

    Mac or PC
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    Ginger or Mary Ann
    I kind of wanted to post in 50+, not Politics and Religion.

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    How about something less controversial, such as, "Whatever happened to the 50+ forum?"
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    How about a summary of smarty answers to Retro Grouch posts?

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