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    Time to build this Forum people

    Ok everyone we fought to get this forum now it is up to us to develop it. What we need to do is get some material going so that visitors that come to the forum are inspired to join BF as well as the Hybrid forum. Remember the visitor count is usually higher than the member count. Now is not the time to sit back and savor our Victory. Developing this forum will take some work so lets get some threads going & post any ideas you have here. Now look we are not talking about Post Whoring here, lets try to have interesting topics. Not everything has to be Hybrid related but this is a Hybrid forum. It is also a community & needs to be social as well as informational. This is not a gift but an opportunity
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timber_8 View Post
    Ok everyone we fought to get this forum now it is up to us to develop it. What we need to do is get some material going so that visitors that come to the forum are inspired to join BF as well as the Hybrid forum. Remember the visitor count is usually higher than the member count. Now is not the time to sit back and savor our Victory. Developing this forum will take some work so lets get some threads going & post any ideas you have here. Now look we are not talking about Post Whoring here, lets try to have interesting topics. Not everything has to be Hybrid related but this is a Hybrid forum. It is also a community & needs to be social as well as informational. This is not a gift but an opportunity
    Wish I could help but the most I can offer is my reading and commenting. I don't ride often enough (yet). I pretty much know nothing about working on bikes. I have done lots of reading on technique and what nots but that's all I got
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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by TamaraEden View Post
    Wish I could help but the most I can offer is my reading and commenting. I don't ride often enough (yet). I pretty much know nothing about working on bikes. I have done lots of reading on technique and what nots but that's all I got
    Talk about your rides, then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Talk about your rides, then.
    Crap, that means I have to get out and...ummm...ride I love riding my bike but I haven't become a daily rider yet. The goal is to ride to work most days once the school year begins; however, my ride is terribly short. My husband and I have only had our bikes about 2 months or so. I prob can list most of my rides here

    Let's see, our last ride was on the back side of Griffith Park. If you're familiar with the area, we started where the kids train is, rode down Crystal Springs . The road was closed which meant taking the hybrids on to the horse trail which was new to me. Husband used to dirt/mountain bike avidly when he was younger so for him it was nostalgic. There was a hill there that made me grumble. Husband said he didn't think I'd make it. Yes, I'm outta shape. We continued over to the LA Zoo and around to the LA River Bike Path back and around. It was only a 7 or so mile loop but the little hills made it a serious work out for both of us.

    And for the hell of it, my first longer ride below on the Manhattan Beach Bike Path, just 8 miles but for me great! My longest now is 11.5 (getting there slowly but surely).


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    Quote Originally Posted by TamaraEden View Post
    Wish I could help but the most I can offer is my reading and commenting. I don't ride often enough (yet). I pretty much know nothing about working on bikes. I have done lots of reading on technique and what nots but that's all I got
    You have been participating right along and that is part of making it work
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    I never knew there was a "hybrid" forum ... COOL!
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    For all you lurkers - just remember that there are mods like me who are simply itching to shut down this forum of half-breeds and other misfits who have no business polluting the sanctuary of 'real' and 'serious' cyclists that is BF. The more you remain silent, the more ammo I have to shut this place down and send you all to that faceless hell called General Cycling.

    I am watching, your silence is my victory. Make my day, punks!
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    First off I want to say congratulations Timber_8 and others who have lobbied for this forum . I also want to say thank you Tom Stormcrowe to listiening to the members and their concerns .

    Question, have any decisions been made as to what the specifications might be for a bike to be considered a hybrid? For example not only the bicycle classification of "Hybrid" when purchasing; but what about modifications done to a bike (i.e. changes to handlebars, tires, add-ons, etc.) designed to change a bike from its originally intended purpose. (Sorry read a post by sixty fiver which cleared up my confusion)
    Last edited by exile; 08-16-09 at 05:16 PM. Reason: received my answer

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
    For all you lurkers - just remember that there are mods like me who are simply itching to shut down this forum of half-breeds and other misfits who have no business polluting the sanctuary of 'real' and 'serious' cyclists that is BF. The more you remain silent, the more ammo I have to shut this place down and send you all to that faceless hell called General Cycling.

    I am watching, your silence is my victory. Make my day, punks!
    Oh the Horror, the Horror.

    I Lurk because I am always willing to learn something new. In fact, I learned a new phrase, "Post Whoring", in the first post of this thread and its demonstration in this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
    Oh the Horror, the Horror.

    I Lurk because I am always willing to learn something new. In fact, I learned a new phrase, "Post Whoring", in the first post of this thread and its demonstration in this forum.
    Hmm, I have a post ho digger in the barn, never could figure out what it was for.

    Hey....are you trying to change the subject and start trouble, old man? Excellent.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Allways thought Chipcom had a PHD. Post Hole digger.
    But does he have any hybrids?
    Ride like a teen machine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bat22 View Post
    Allways thought Chipcom had a PHD. Post Hole digger.
    But does he have any hybrids?
    You tell me: http://www.bikeforums.net/album.php?albumid=40

    I'm not a bigot. Some of my best friends are hybrids and I think everyone should own one.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    I didn't know I was riding a hybrid until some one told me. "That's a hybrid."
    Thought I was riding a bike. Not a snow job.
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    Ride like a teen machine

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    Great bikes Chip. I have six and I just realized if I get one more,I'll have one for each day
    of the week. 3 of my bikes are hybrids and maybe there are enough in the U.S. to start
    our own state...New Hybrides.
    Ride like a teen machine

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    Did you buy 8 white garage-doors for your bikes to pose in front of? Or is that the same one? How many wooden-fences do you have?
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    Only panthers007 is stupid enough to believe that this is a good idea.

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    Chip - You are such a softie.

    But I won't tell anyone.

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    it appears I'm dating again and my mistresses are bikes. I picked up 2 more last week. one I rode until I couldn't move my legs anymore, the other is in the basement waiting patiently for me to bring her back to life. not quite sure where to post that. maybe here?
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
    Hmm, I have a post ho digger in the barn, never could figure out what it was for.

    Hey....are you trying to change the subject and start trouble, old man? Excellent.
    My post hole digger is bigger than yours



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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
    You tell me: http://www.bikeforums.net/album.php?albumid=40

    I'm not a bigot. Some of my best friends are hybrids and I think everyone should own one.
    You got a Superbe ?



    Wait...THIS is a Superbe.


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