Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Forum Suggestions & User Assistance Have a suggestion for the forums? Need help with the Forums? Post here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-05-02, 03:14 PM   #1
a2psyklnut
NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
Thread Starter
 
a2psyklnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
Posts: 7,964
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Buying a new/used bike!

Joe,

Seems like a lot of posts deal with people asking advice on buying a new/used bike. Is there a way we could set up a forum specifically for that? Maybe a sub-category under Buy-Sell-Trade or Introductions or General Discussion. Don't really know the best place for it!

How about a forum called "Advice for new cyclists" or "Advice on buying"...etc.?

I can't tell you how many times I've given the same advice over and over. I know RideMonkey has "Stickies", posts that always stay at the top of the lists. Perhaps you could create a Forum for "Advice on new bike purchases" and make it a sticky so it's read by everyone, (or at least seen by everyone). That way people can read all the advice w/o doing a search function!

Thanks
L8R
__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger
a2psyklnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-02, 03:28 PM   #2
Joe Gardner
BikeForums Founder
 
Joe Gardner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Utah.
Bikes:
Posts: 4,249
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This kind of ties into the articals post in this same forum. If you want to write up a FAQ to new bike purchases and post it in the general discussion forum, i'll make it sticky.

Down the road, i think it would be nice to have these type of posts and articals in there own sub forum, for each main forum. ie, a Road bike purchase FAQ, a MTB purchasing FAQ, How to fit a bike etc...
Joe Gardner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-02, 08:22 PM   #3
a2psyklnut
NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
Thread Starter
 
a2psyklnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
Posts: 7,964
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Joe,

I've typed up a rough draft (really rough) I'll send it to you for review after I clean it up some more (when I get a chance).

Basically this is my outline:

Introduction about confusion in cycling industry

Importance of selecting proper bicycle to suit your riding

Importance of proper sizing

Sizing Worksheet to take with you to the LBS

Safety & Rules of the Road

Necessary Accessories (Helmet, Seat Wedge, H20 bottles, shorts...)

Finally, (This is where I'll need your input or a link to another thread) links to other cycling websites or threads here at BF.

I could include IMBA rules of the trail & other items, but I don't want to bog down the process!

What Cha Think?
__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger
a2psyklnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-02, 08:36 PM   #4
Joe Gardner
BikeForums Founder
 
Joe Gardner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Utah.
Bikes:
Posts: 4,249
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sounds great, did you want to send what you currently have to my email address? If its in a word document, email it to my work email, v-2joeg@mssupport.microsoft.com
Joe Gardner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-02, 09:03 PM   #5
a2psyklnut
NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
Thread Starter
 
a2psyklnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
Posts: 7,964
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Not yet, I've got to do some more editing! I'll send it along when it's cleaned up a bit!
__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger
a2psyklnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-02, 10:57 AM   #6
a2psyklnut
NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
Thread Starter
 
a2psyklnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
Posts: 7,964
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Joe,

This is actually more difficult than I first imagined.

I've edited the document a couple of times and it keeps growing and growing.

I wonder if it would be easier to have a list of FAQ's?

I'm not sure if the document I'm creating will be useful. Currently it's about 5 pages long entirely text. It may be overwhelming, or have too much useless information!

Any ideas? From Anyone?

L8R
__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger
a2psyklnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-02, 11:04 AM   #7
John E
feros ferio
 
John E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: www.ci.encinitas.ca.us
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
Posts: 16,938
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 34 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally posted by a2psyklnut
I've edited the document a couple of times and it keeps growing and growing.

I wonder if it would be easier to have a list of FAQ's?

I'm not sure if the document I'm creating will be useful. Currently it's about 5 pages long entirely text. It may be overwhelming, or have too much useless information!

Any ideas?
Why not post it and see how folks react? Your outline looked pretty good to me.
__________________
"Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069
John E is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-02, 02:30 PM   #8
KleinMp99
New to bikeforýms.net
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Bikes:
Posts: 2,202
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
how about the new people just go here..... http://www.bikesrnottoys.com/ seems like they have everything that newbs should know.
KleinMp99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-02, 02:45 PM   #9
John E
feros ferio
 
John E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: www.ci.encinitas.ca.us
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
Posts: 16,938
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 34 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally posted by KleinMp99
how about the new people just go here..... http://www.bikesrnottoys.com/ seems like they have everything that newbs should know.
It looks very good to me, although I found the dealer list to be somewhat out-of-date.
__________________
"Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069
John E is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-02, 02:57 PM   #10
a2psyklnut
NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
Thread Starter
 
a2psyklnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
Posts: 7,964
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That website is better than anything I could come up with! I was cruising around and found out stuff I didn't know!

I'll definitely be passing that around!

Thanks Klein.
__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger
a2psyklnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-02, 05:14 PM   #11
KleinMp99
New to bikeforýms.net
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Bikes:
Posts: 2,202
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
no problem, I found that when I was looking around for info on a seatpost for that scott frame that that one guy had. And actually that site is a link off of this site.... http://www.rideyourbike.com/usefullinks.html which has a ton of more links
KleinMp99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-02, 10:10 PM   #12
Joe Gardner
BikeForums Founder
 
Joe Gardner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Utah.
Bikes:
Posts: 4,249
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Whats the latest on this? I would love to see what you have come up with. I just noticed a few more "what bike to buy" threads today
Joe Gardner is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:49 AM.