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Old 01-10-12, 11:22 PM   #1
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Please dont laugh. Serious question.

Ok i know you guys are going to think im dumb but i have searched through the forums and couldnt find out. What is the difference between a tire and a wheelset? Sorry if this is the worst question ever asked im just a little confused! Working on my fixie trying to learn as i go. Thanks!
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Wheelset: Front and rear wheels.
Tires: Those things that go onto the wheelset that then have a tube put in and filled with air.
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wheelset: metal (or carbon if your fancy)
tire: rubber
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or wood.
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so the tire goes onto the wheel,,, right?
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yes.
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so the tire goes onto the wheel,,, right?
Yes
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or wood.
thats old and fancy.....(and technically carbon, but we're not getting chemical here.....)
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ok thanks guys just double checking before i went spending!
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(and technically carbon, but we're not getting chemical here.....)
this argument cannot be made.
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this argument cannot be made.
why not?
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I'm just gonna go ahead and do it...



I'm an *******.

But yeah, What those guys said is accurate.
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why not?
put simply, wood is not carbon.

carbon-based life is not carbon.
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put simply, wood is not carbon.

carbon-based life is not carbon.
hope your not serious.......?
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completely serious.
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completely serious.
interesting.

EDIT:.........care to elaborate.........?

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Carbon is an element. You cannot say life that is based on chemical bonds with this element is made of this element. This is not how chemistry (specifically organic chemistry) works.

Wood has something like a 50% carbon content. So wood is half carbon.

God, I hate ochem.
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Carbon is an element. You cannot say life that is based on chemical bonds with this element is made of this element. This is not how chemistry (specifically organic chemistry) works.

Wood has something like a 50% carbon content. So wood is half carbon.

God, I hate ochem.
biochem and biophysics would beg to differ.....
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I don't see it. Convince me that something that is made up carbon bonding with other elements means it is made of carbon.
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I don't see it. Convince me that something that is made up carbon bonding with other elements means it is made of carbon.
your right, theres no carbon in it.
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The main point of my argument is that just because something contains carbon (one or more of its elements is carbon), it doesn't mean that it is carbon.
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The main point of my argument is that just because something contains carbon (one or more of its elements is carbon), it doesn't mean that it is carbon.
yes, but containing carbon, and being carbon based, are two completely different things..... i definitely did not say that wood contains a carbon molecule so it is carbon. I simplified something that is carbon based, meaning its a string of carbons with other compounds branching off of it, and more than 50% carbon at that, can be identified as carbon in simple conversation. Sorry, should have said it was a compound of Cellulose, Hemicellulose, Glucomannan, Glucuronoxylan, several polysaccharides, and Lignin (all carbon based compounds btw).... because that is MUCH more appropriate for this here bicycle forum......
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Back on topic real quick. Can you have a tire and not need a wheelset ever? Can the tire just have spokes on it?
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nah... tire needs to attach to something, totally cant tell if your trolling......
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Ok that was the last stupid question! I don't know what trolling means but sorry? Haha just trying to order the right parts.
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