I like rants. They are FUN to read. I know some people get upset at rants and try to censor the ranter or make him/her look foolish. NoT me ! I LOVE a good rant. I like to WRITE rants too, when I have a peeve. Most of the posts here are by pinheads who can't figure out what kind of commuter bike to buy. HINT : Go to your LBS and RIDE a few!!! Geeze why come here and bore everyone with 40 replies to your question which has been answered a THOUSAND times in hundreds of posts? All in excruciating detail, and to no purpose because anybody who buys a bike based on advice from a message board is pissin' in the wind anyway. "But you can get some good ideas from more experienced bikers." BULL PUCK! Read the old posts. There's only 43 MILLION of 'em!!! Same goes for tires, forks , seats , tubes, lights ECT ECT ECT! If you have an unusual or particular problem, this is the perfect place to ask. It might even be INTERESTING! But you can't tell me that there are 70 or 80 people here who can figure out why you get a flat every 30 feet. GO to a professional! Or avoid the road past the nail factory. We need a Rant Forum. We also need something we will never get: A PSA during the Superbowl that tells Auto Drivers they don't own the road and by law must regard bicycles as VEHICLES, and tells bicyclists to ride on the RIGHT (and correct) side of the road!!! Rant concluded. Been rant free for 90 days.
Maybe I should stop eating those Swanson Angryman Dinners. Your pal, "Rants" Headstrong.