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Old 01-17-05, 02:33 PM   #1
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So I want tro know everything about this forum ,when did it start?, who started it (was it you joe?), why was it started?, What was the first post ever, how did it get so HUGE!, and who were the original members. Icant think of any others, but if anyone trhinks of any join the fun.
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Anyone! if there is another thread that i dont know about tell me please.
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I think it started in 1999.
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A whole bunch of us joined when

Bicycleforums.com or something like that, which was operated by BicycleBob aka Cycletourist aka (a brand new handle I don't remember) had to close out his forum because he had really bad carpal tunnel syndrome. We came here. I joined August, 2001, but some folks already had dual membership.
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So I want tro know everything about this forum ,when did it start?, who started it (was it you joe?), why was it started?, What was the first post ever, how did it get so HUGE!, and who were the original members. Icant think of any others, but if anyone trhinks of any join the fun.
I started the site in late '99, because I was sick of all the other bike forums, at the time, the only real places to talk about bikes were the newsgroups, and mtbr.coms un-moderated forum. I thought I could make something better, so I started bikeforums.net

We had a few big database crashes over the years, so the first post ever is no longer around. I think the tile of that post was "Test"

I made up 3 of the first 10 memberships, for the first few months, it was rare to have more then one post a day. Now its not uncommon to have more then 2000 posts a day.

Other then some small google advertising during the tour de france, growth has been from word of mouth, links, and search engine referrals.
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Bicycleforums.com or something like that...

That's when I came over.
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I started the site in late '99, because I was sick of all the other bike forums, at the time, the only real places to talk about bikes were the newsgroups, and mtbr.coms un-moderated forum. I thought I could make something better, so I started bikeforums.net

We had a few big database crashes over the years, so the first post ever is no longer around. I think the tile of that post was "Test"

I made up 3 of the first 10 memberships, for the first few months, it was rare to have more then one post a day. Now its not uncommon to have more then 2000 posts a day.

Other then some small google advertising during the tour de france, growth has been from word of mouth, links, and search engine referrals.
Thanks abunch JOE! you have done well.
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