wasn't this repititious? ;-)Originally Posted by Ohio Trekker"Ascends to soap box*
That's one of the problems with special interest forums. There are only so many parts of a bicycle to talk about, and only so many types of bicycles to discuss. Questions are limited in their scope. It is also inevitable that someone will come in and ask a question that has been answered somewhere, but maybe they don't know how to do a search, some folks are more savy than others, some folks will read FAQs about posting and searching, some folks won't know where to look for FAQs or how to do a search. Sure there is some repetition, but even a topic that has been discussed, can be brought to the top and perhaps some new views and angles will come to light.
There are plenty of bicycle forums out there discussing the exact same things on each and every one of them. What wheels, what bike, aluminum will fail faster than steel, yadda yadda yadda. The difference is the way people interact and whether new comers will feel welcomed or comfortable posting questions without being torched in flames. I for one and I imagine many others participate in this particular forum because of the people who contribute and interact in a manner that makes the place feel comfortable like a pair of well worn jeans.
It's all about dicussion and interaction, some people need more, and some people get bored with the same ol same ol. Some people get tired reading about Mavic this or Trek that but everyone is here to read about something. People are repeatedly asking how to clean their bike, how to clean their drive train, etc. so it seems logical that how to clean your clothes would fall right in line with those questions that are repeatedly addressed, seems as though this was fresh in that it was asking a question that hadn't been asked along the same lines of questions that had.
Think about it, people even ask about changing a flat tire something that is second nature to most of us, but not all. I been changing tires longer than many of these people have been alive. BUT through discussion I have learned some tips to refine my skills. In particular I like someone's suggestion of placing the tire label near the valve stem to help localize the leak.
But those people feel comfortable enough to ask those questions, and that to me is what it's all about. This is a great community of people with like minded interests who aren't elitist (for the most part LOL) driving off newbies by flaming them for not knowing any better.
*descends from soap box*
SHOKHEAD, please do not consider this to be addressed directly to you or an admonishment of you in any way, it is merely a statement of how I feel about participation in any forum I have chosen to actively participate in.
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I toss my stuff in with the regular laundry. We don't use liquid since it seems to react with the sensitive skin of myself and my kids more than powdered. I figure if the stuff can survive the contact between my derrier and saddle, than it should be able to survive a ride through the washer.
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