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Old 09-16-19, 05:03 AM
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I know that there are a LOT of subforums here, and that maybe I shouldnt be asking this but.... what the h-e-double hockeysticks is "foo"?
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Originally Posted by Millstone View Post
I know that there are a LOT of subforums here, and that maybe I shouldnt be asking this but.... what the h-e-double hockeysticks is "foo"?
https://www.bikeforums.net/foo/
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Old 09-16-19, 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Millstone View Post
I know that there are a LOT of subforums here, and that maybe I shouldnt be asking this but.... what the h-e-double hockeysticks is "foo"?
I'm assuming it got it's name as a tribute to in WWII when pilots saw things that they couldn't identify. They didn't call them UFOs, as a slang they chose to call them "Foo Fighters". So the Foo, is the category for unidentified (or non-bike related) topics. At least that was always my understanding.
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Old 09-16-19, 07:32 AM
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^^^ Interesting, I'd never heard that before. I'm pretty sure I remember seeing here Foo is the 3rd or 4th most viewed forum behind C&V, Road & maybe General. I thought everyone checked in with the humorous threads like funny gif's, videos and photos (2 million + views). There are a lot of music and photography threads....just a cool place for cyclists to talk about things other than cycling & bikes.

As mentioned before, just the fact that it causes confusion to new members trying to hit 10 posts, and the fact that it draws a lot of viewers to Bike Forums (a good thing right?) I can't see the reason to continue to not count posts. Is there a fear that BF will be over-run with comedians, photographers & musicians? One well-respected Foo poster of photos & music who pretty much stays in Foo was "put down" in a non foo thread post for only having 104 or so posts and being a member since the early 2000's, so how could her opinion or comment have merit.

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Old 09-16-19, 07:41 AM
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The cheese rolls in because of Foo.
what does that even mean ?
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Old 09-16-19, 09:43 AM
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You'll take my under seat steering when you pry it from my cold dead hands.
And why, pray tell, would I want to do that?
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Old 09-16-19, 10:25 AM
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And why, pray tell, would I want to do that?
Because then you won't have to hold your arms up for hours on end and can just let them drape by your sides like limp noodles and they'll get all supple and limp and noodly like mine. Ramen.
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Old 09-16-19, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Duragrouch View Post
Because then you won't have to hold your arms up for hours on end (snip).
Not a problem. 150 psi grip strength.
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Old 09-16-19, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1 View Post
Maybe this thread will surpass the "Ironman" thread in terms of replies...
Then, this can replace it in the sticky section.
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Wish my favorite bike were a sticky.

Wait ... what's my favorite bike?
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Old 09-16-19, 03:29 PM
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the rules about not counting posts in foo and other non-cycling forums were set back in the early days before the forum got sold. Not sure it really ever made sense, but maybe people get embarrassed about having 18000 posts or something.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
Then, this can replace it in the sticky section.
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Wish my favorite bike were a sticky.

Wait ... what's my favorite bike?
It's still just a wanna-be.... it's got a long way to go to approach Linda Ronstadt status

Linda Ronstadt, 1978

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Old 09-16-19, 04:23 PM
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It's got a long way to go to approach Linda Ronstadt status
She's no Warren Zevon!

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Old 09-16-19, 05:42 PM
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Not a problem. 150 psi grip strength.
Now, wouldn't that be more elegant, expressed in Pascals, or even Bars? PSI is for NASCAR fans.
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Old 09-16-19, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
Then, this can replace it in the sticky section.
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Wish my favorite bike were a sticky.

Wait ... what's my favorite bike?
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Old 09-16-19, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Duragrouch View Post
Now, wouldn't that be more elegant, expressed in Pascals, or even Bars? PSI is for NASCAR fans.
You can exert any pressure you like (measured however you like.) Just take a modest force and concentrate it on a very small area, like a sharp needle tip. Many thousands of psi easy.
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Old 09-16-19, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Duragrouch View Post
Now, wouldn't that be more elegant, expressed in Pascals, or even Bars? PSI is for NASCAR fans.
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Originally Posted by conspiratemus1 View Post
You can exert any pressure you like (measured however you like.) Just take a modest force and concentrate it on a very small area, like a sharp needle tip. Many thousands of psi easy.
And many Sagans of pascals.
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I can't help it. I'm a metrology snob. It's a thing.
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Welcome to the forum. Yes, your initial post counts toward the total. Why not go to the Introductions forum and post something about yourself, then go to the Bicycle Mechanics forum to post about your issue. Even without photos, you can start the process of gaining assistance.
Thank you, Moe Zhoost. I'll have a look at the Introductions & Bicycle Mechanics forum. I'm just starting to figure out what I own and what to look for in order to judge condition, (beyond the obvious).
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Originally Posted by Deal4Fuji View Post
what does that even mean ?
It means that all the phat stacks stack because that's where it's at.

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And many Sagans of pascals.
billions
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Originally Posted by Lightning Pilot View Post
And many Sagans of pascals.
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billions
Technically, a "Sagan" is defined as "billions and billions."

I've been told, though I remember differently, that Dr. Sagan never actually said, "…billions and billions …" However, any recognition I can give him is deserved.
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case in point....all the while thinking he was on the way to 10. probably had too much attitude anyway, right? who needs 'um!

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There, He Said It In Your Head When You Read This

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Technically, a "Sagan" is defined as "billions and billions."

I've been told, though I remember differently, that Dr. Sagan never actually said, "…billions and billions …" However, any recognition I can give him is deserved.
“It’s hard to talk about the Cosmos without using big numbers. I said “billion” many times on the Cosmos television series, which was seen by a great many people. But I never said “billions and billions.” For one thing, it’s too imprecise. How many billions are “billions and billions”? A few billion? Twenty billion? A hundred billion? “Billions and billions” is pretty vague. When we reconfigured and updated the series, I checked—and sure enough, I never said it.”
Carl Sagan, Billions & Billions: Thoughts on Life & Death at the Brink of the Millennium
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“It’s hard to talk about the Cosmos without using big numbers. I said “billion” many times on the Cosmos television series, which was seen by a great many people. But I never said “billions and billions.” For one thing, it’s too imprecise. How many billions are “billions and billions”? A few billion? Twenty billion? A hundred billion? “Billions and billions” is pretty vague. When we reconfigured and updated the series, I checked—and sure enough, I never said it.”
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