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


Go Back   > >

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-20-06, 01:10 PM   #1
wikicycle
Oldster
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
New bicycle info website

I am writing in to announce what I hope will become an excellent resource to the bicycle community. I have created a new wiki at http://www.wikicycle.com that aims to become a premier place to go for bicycle related information.

At the moment, the site is in beta. I have had just enough time to register the domain and set up the site, and am only beginning to work on the content. That's where I would like to ask for help.

If anyone has any interest in contributing to this project, please feel free! Absolutely anyone can stop by and make changes to content, and any help is welcome. The site will be very loosely moderated, but I think this has big potential. I truly think that this site can become a permanant archive of the best information available about cycling, much of it distilled from threads in this forum and other sites on the web.

Which begs a question: is it OK to use information from threads out of this forum, and attribute it to the appropriate author? I am not 100% sure of the terms of copyright of bikeforums. All content on WikiCycle will be licenced via creative commons, which is reproducable for anyone for non-commercial use.

The site will remain in beta for the forseeable future, as I am going on vacation shortly. However, once I return, I am going to put a lot of effort into the content. So, if you don't like what you see now (like I said, not a lot of content yet), please be sure to return in a month and see how things develop.

Cheers,
Wikicycle.
wikicycle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-06, 02:33 PM   #2
EGreen
Senior Member
 
EGreen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Brooklyn, NY. Made in France
Bikes:
Posts: 1,139
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Your announcement is a bit premature, I'd say. Nonetheless I've bookmarked it. Enjoy your vacation.
EGreen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-06, 02:53 PM   #3
shokhead
05 Roubaix Comp Double
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: So Cal
Bikes: 2012 Trek Madone 6.2
Posts: 4,659
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Under racing bikes it has racing bikes go fast. Man,thats deep.
shokhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-06, 03:14 PM   #4
EJ123
'05 NUEser
 
EJ123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 3,370
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That's a cool idea.

Last edited by EJ123; 07-20-06 at 09:58 PM.
EJ123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-06, 04:07 PM   #5
wikicycle
Oldster
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by EGreen
Your announcement is a bit premature, I'd say. Nonetheless I've bookmarked it. Enjoy your vacation.
Admittedly, as of now, there is very little content. I have been amassing a collection of links to start off with, and I have some amount of knowledge to write from. I will be culling a lot from forums and other sites (with the author's permission, of course). But my ultimate dream is for others to get excited about it too, and add some content of their own.

Thanks to those people who have checked it out already. If anyone has any ideas for the site or wants to get involved, email me at webmaster@wikicycle.com. And of course, you can just go ahead and edit any page on the site if you want.
wikicycle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-06, 04:45 PM   #6
larue
Senior Member
 
larue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Madison, WI
Bikes: Surly Pacer/Cutter/Viking
Posts: 1,511
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Perhaps you should have waited until you have more content on there before you posted this. I wasn't aware that racing bikes go fast and mountain bikes are for rough terrain so props for that info.....
larue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-06, 07:36 PM   #7
Nightshade
Humvee of bikes =Worksman
 
Nightshade's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 5,363
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
HEY!!!!!!!! Ya forgot all the various types oF ADULT TRIKE'S mate.
There ARE those of use who ride trikes everyday.

Gee Whiz aready!

Best of luck on your new site, mate.
Nightshade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-06, 07:42 PM   #8
mlik
Biking in Brooklyn
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Brooklyn, NYC
Bikes: Schwinn Superior (fixie)
Posts: 30
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tightwad
HEY!!!!!!!! Ya forgot all the various types oF ADULT TRIKE'S mate.
There ARE those of use who ride trikes everyday.

Gee Whiz aready!

Best of luck on your new site, mate.
Just added it. That's the beauty of a wiki, anyone can go in and change whatever they want!
mlik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-06, 09:20 PM   #9
wikicycle
Oldster
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by larue
Perhaps you should have waited until you have more content on there before you posted this. I wasn't aware that racing bikes go fast and mountain bikes are for rough terrain so props for that info.....
Already more information on both subjects. Thanks to EJ123, who's really ripping it up over there. That's why I announced it in this forum ... by myself, I could probably write a decent website. But collectively, I think it could be an amazing repository of information.

http://www.wikicycle.com/wiki/index....Mountain_Bikes

http://www.wikicycle.com/wiki/index....e=Racing_Bikes
wikicycle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-06, 01:04 PM   #10
larue
Senior Member
 
larue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Madison, WI
Bikes: Surly Pacer/Cutter/Viking
Posts: 1,511
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I just hope you can surpass what is already available on wikipedia. My problem with wiki's is that with most anyone can add or change the information and there are a lot of people out there with false information or differing views.
larue 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 06:34 AM.