Old 07-30-15, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
YOU are not missing anything at all. Some people use "compression" rather than reduction in tension the same way people would describe spending $6,000 on a $7,000 bike as savings. If that's savings than reduction in tension is compression by the same logic.
Oh good, I'm not nuts. Sometimes it's very easy for me to get faked out by the counter intuitive bait that mechanical engineering and the laws of physics throw at me.

I've spent more time (much) thinking about wheels, and trying to truly understand them than I have building them. I've reached a point where the building is easy now, but I still try to learn more about what, and how they experience things as a whole unit.
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