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Old 01-07-16, 09:27 AM   #1
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Why forum threads sometimes go nowhere

Looking for some quick advice on adding a chain guard, a cyclist posts the question to the forum in the simplest way he can think of: Does anyone have a recommendation for a chain guard?

He gets the following replies:

-- One guy from the 50+ crowd contributes 3 lengthy paragraphs explaining that in 30 yrs of cycling he never had a chain guard, never saw the use for one, doubts they work, thinks they look odd, but supposes it's OK if some people like them.

-- The next response demands to know type of bike the OP has (preferably with a photo and close-up of the crank), what kind riding he does, how many miles, height, weight and physical condition before he can adequately respond to the question.

-- Two roadies worry about adding a half pound weight and recommend against buying a guard.

-- A commuter reports that he never needed a guard because he wears shorts all year round. Points out by the way that he lives in Alaska.

-- A new member trying to get his total post count up responds wondering if the frame geometry will affect the chain guard. The question is ignored.

-- A guy from the maintenance forum says he made his own from aluminum foil and duct tape. Email him for instructions.

-- A classic&vintage guy recommends buying a classic 70s era, steel frame, single speed, Beyonce special which comes with a chain guard as standard equipment. He rebuilt one in just two years.

-- One post corrected a typo mistaken for bad spelling in a previous post, chastising the poster without adding a smiley and says nothing about chain guards. This leads to a short digression on the use of the subjunctive in English prose.

-- One guy recommends a guard that works great, goes on easily and requires no derailleur adjustments. Has one on all his bikes. He's from Australia, the brand isn't sold here.

Time passes and the OP, or his patience, have joined the choir celestial. He is not heard from again.

6 months later a newbie nervously posts for the first time in the general forum asking the same question and is advised to search the archives.

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Old 01-26-16, 01:53 PM   #2
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This looks like a nice chainguard.https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...18&category=54

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Old 01-26-16, 10:47 PM   #3
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Usually there will be a few on-topic replies. Then just grin when a thread takes on a life of its own. No need for 50 people to rehash the same thing over and over again.

There is often humor in misspelled words.

There was a recent thread where someone suggested an exploding clandestine MATH lab. Watch out for those mathematicians!!!
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Old 01-27-16, 10:50 AM   #4
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-- One post corrected a typo mistaken for bad spelling in a previous post, chastising the poster without adding a smiley and says nothing about chain guards. This leads to a short digression on the use of the subjunctive in English prose.
Don't forget, said post correcting a typo mistake will also have an error in the form of their/there/they're or your/you're as well as missing any form of punctuation.
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Old 02-29-16, 12:17 PM   #5
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And Original Poster provides absolutely No specifics of what kind of bike they have ..

and comes to the forum expecting servants,

instead of googling pictures of chainguards them selves first , then asking about applicability

of the one they found as to fitting on their bike..
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Old 07-17-16, 02:11 PM   #6
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If one were to use the subjunctive, it is rarely essential that one knows what it means.
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Old 07-21-16, 03:10 PM   #7
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You know, in over 30 years of cycling, I've never needed a chainguard.....
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Old 08-10-16, 04:42 PM   #8
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Op just won the Internets!...
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Old 08-10-16, 05:04 PM   #9
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There is already a thread like this one.
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Old 08-10-16, 05:07 PM   #10
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The OP would really be funny------ If only it weren't so true.

OTOH - maybe that makes it even funnier.
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Old 10-14-16, 06:21 AM   #11
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After five years it will be resurrected as a zombie thread and three new posts will be added pointing out that it's a zombie thread.
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Old 10-17-16, 12:57 PM   #12
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Couldn't wait another 4 years and 10 months, could you CroMo Mike......
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