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    Junior Member m_maggew's Avatar
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    Questions & Answers - ULTIMATE bicycle guide

    Okay - This may not be the ULTIMATE bicycle guide - yet, but I have high hopes

    It's been longer than I had wanted - I miss these forums. If you'd make note, some of the questions are bolded green - those are the ones I'm especially look forward to reading replies to keep me attached and updating this thread. I've compiled some information that may help other community members - it only took about 45 minutes (spent around 20+ hours reading the forums, why not contribute back?)

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    Q: What's a FRED?
    A: "Every circle has a begining"

    Q: This is a beautiful website - who is the founder of this amazing online resource?
    A: Joe Gardner

    Q: What's a horsey? Does it Nnayyy?
    A: My bicycle is a horsey because I ride on the saddle - yes it Nnayys (I pretend it's alive and make the noise myself )

    Q: What are some great online websites to purchase discounted deals?
    A: I Cycles USA, nashbar, ribblecycles, probikekit, performancebike, Northern Tools, Harbor Freight Tools, and more!

    Q: What about bicycle turn-signals - they would probably be useful and cool looking right?
    A: People expect hand signals from cyclists, that'd be enough in most weather conditions...

    Q: Are wireless cyclometers just as ACCURATE as a wired one?
    A: Not always - I personally recommend wired b/c wired internet>wireless internet (relavent but irrelavent right?)

    Q: Where might I find a diagram and breakdown of a bicycle - part names, shifter types, etc..
    A: www.SheldonBrown.com (R.I.P.) also www.ParkTool.com

    Q: What are some great books you recommend?
    A: Please visit this thread - enjoy

    Q: Why should I purchase a commuter vest?
    A: They are cost-effective, highly visible, and make you ride faster if you plan on riding 7+ miles

    Q: What is the ULTIMATE bicycle accessory?
    A: I prefer a "flickstand" - a resourceful enhancement
    (others recommend a carrier rack)

    Q: What's a good website to help me "plan my ride"?
    A: Map My Ride is clean and cross-browser compatible.

    Q: Feed me numbers - what will a 9 mile commute probably take (guesstimate) ?
    A: Factor in traffic lights, hills, weather, body condition - 1 hour starting out than build into 30 minute travels (driving safely)

    Q: Where can I follow the professional world of cycling?
    A: The bikeforums.net thread and I also like Versus

    I apppreciate quality feedback, keep me posted with your advice/corrections for me to insert into
    this post - thanks a bunch I'll be back shortly to update.

    Good day, and good luck - I wish you safe riding

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    ULTIMATE bicycle guide thread #1

    community member contributions:
    kindablue/himespau/datlas/f4rrest/DScott/The Weak Link/pdedes/StephenH/ericm979/QuickityJacks/robertkat/ptle/Juha

    forum tags: bicycle mechanics, introductions, living car free, road cycling
    tags: ultimate driving machine, ultimate bicycle guide, turn signal, FRED, Joe Gardner
    Last edited by m_maggew; 05-24-10 at 04:07 PM. Reason: i love it when you call me big pappa
    we can't change the past but we can work on an even better future

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    Listen to me powers2b's Avatar
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    I've spent 6 years reading BF and I'm not sure I understand this.

    Enjoy
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    You're a dick, if your bike gets stolen I hope that you don't get a thread.

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    Junior Member m_maggew's Avatar
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    Perhaps I posted in wrong section - What don't you understand?
    we can't change the past but we can work on an even better future

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    Perhaps the reason for this thread's existence? This is a guide to what, exactly? A bunch of random answers to a bunch of random questions. You'd do better by making a glossary, a la Sheldon Brown. Also, there are no references for the answers you provide. Case in point:

    Q: Are wireless cyclometers just as ACCURATE as a wired one?
    A: Not always - I personally recommend wired b/c wired internet>wireless internet (relavent but irrelavent right?)

    That 'answer' contains a terrible analogy, and even worse spelling.

    Sorry for the downer post. Not having a great day, easy target, etc.

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    Q: Who shouldn't you listen to?
    A: Whoever wrote that post.

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