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Old 07-31-20, 10:42 PM
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Your favorite Flickr groups and users for C&V?

I'm subscribed to many, but my favorite groups are:

Randonneur & Touring Lightweight Steel Bikes
Fully Loaded Touring Bicycles
The Carradice Club
Bicycle Saddlebags (What's Your Bag)
Bagmatchers
Bikepacking (And Ultralight Bicycle Touring)

Users I enjoy, even if some don't update much anymore, or at all. Several of these are regular posters on this forum (others I wish were).

Kick My-Pan
somervillebikes
cycledefrance
mgugie
djk762
jp weigle
Lovely Bicyle!

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No Flickr users here? Liars.
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Iíve been flickr-ing for a long time and follow many groups....mainly bike stuff. Hereís a pic I took today.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/77502424@N00/63cu6e
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Iíve been flickr-ing for a long time and follow many groups....mainly bike stuff. Hereís a pic I took today.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/77502424@N00/63cu6e
Nice! Just followed you. I believe Iíve actually looked at some of these albums before.
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I've been on Flickr for years. Had no idea there were groups or categories.

p.s photobucket sucks.
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I've been on Flickr for years. Had no idea there were groups or categories.

p.s photobucket sucks.
PB does suck. Flickr is great for things like our hobby. I would definitely recommend checking out some of those groups I linked to. You could get lost in the photos for hours.
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Thanks.

You're more than welcome to browse mine. USAZorro. I make no claims to being a great photographer, or having the most drool-worthy bicycles, or the most organized filing of photos, but I have done some creative things.
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Originally Posted by polymorphself View Post

PB does suck.

Flickr is great for things like our hobby.
It sure does!

It sure is! I've been there since 2008, and just yesterday I again re-upped my Pro 1 account for two more years.

Link to my flickr is in my sig

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VSB Vintage Speed Bicycles. I canít recall if it is listed as a person or a group.
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I don't follow too many groups, mostly people (many you should recognize as BF C&Vers). If you're looking specifically for potential groups to follow, check the groups some of these people subscribe to. Be careful. You may never get out of the maze alive!
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I use Flickr to host pics, but find that Instagram is more useful for following various bike-related folks. Lots post in both platforms, including Brian Chapman.
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I use Flickr to host pics, but find that Instagram is more useful for following various bike-related folks. Lots post in both platforms, including Brian Chapman.
Interesting. I actually fell so hard for Flickr because I felt this is one of the things instagram doesnít do as well, especially routing thousands of photos to very niche groups. IG has tags like Flickr but Iíve found that when searching most of the bicycle terms, builders, models, styles etc. I like to read about and look at Instagram usually comes up short compared to Flickr results.
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I prefer Flickr over Instagram. Instagram is more of a social media platform, Flickr is mostly about the photos (much higher resolutions can be published). If you like bike rides with 10,000 of your best friends, Instagram might be for you. If the biggest ride you do is CINO (maybe 150 riders, most of which will be a BFF after you're done), I'd recommend Flickr.
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I need to learn how to use this internet thingy.
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I'd post some of my own favorite Flickrs, but I'd feel funny about publishing somebody's who has a lot of personal stuff there, as most do, without getting their permission -- and I'd even feel funny asking. They're not hard to find, though, I can tell you that. If you see someone's "work" here that you like, and they really seem devoted to it, then chances are pretty good that they have a Flickr trove, and that it's worth looking at.
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I'd post some of my own favorite Flickrs, but I'd feel funny about publishing somebody's who has a lot of personal stuff there, as most do, without getting their permission -- and I'd even feel funny asking.
If someone's Flickr is public, I don't see any issues sharing the link. The stuff I have on mine that I've decided is private, I set as private.
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I need to learn how to use this internet thingy.
The man at the shop tells me I need to check first to see if itís plugged in. Seems like good advice.
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The man at the shop tells me I need to check first to see if itís plugged in. Seems like good advice.
I had one of those AOL disk thingys around here somewhere...
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I had one of those AOL disk thingys around here somewhere...
I keep holding that disc up in front of the monitor of my PC, but it won't read it for some reason.
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I keep holding that disc up in front of the monitor of my PC, but it won't read it for some reason.
These computers aren't as smart as these whiz kids say they are.
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I prefer Flickr over Instagram. Instagram is more of a social media platform, Flickr is mostly about the photos (much higher resolutions can be published). If you like bike rides with 10,000 of your best friends, Instagram might be for you. If the biggest ride you do is CINO (maybe 150 riders, most of which will be a BFF after you're done), I'd recommend Flickr.
Keeping up as an influencer does take a great deal of my time. For example, I support this bespoke decaleur maker.
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I keep holding that disc up in front of the monitor of my PC, but it won't read it for some reason.
Ya gotta stick that round shinny thing in the cup holder!
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Keeping up as an influencer does take a great deal of my time. For example, I support this bespoke decaleur maker.
Ah, so you're the reason the orders keep coming in...
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Originally Posted by Charles Wahl View Post
I'd post some of my own favorite Flickrs, but I'd feel funny about publishing somebody's who has a lot of personal stuff there, as most do, without getting their permission -- and I'd even feel funny asking. They're not hard to find, though, I can tell you that. If you see someone's "work" here that you like, and they really seem devoted to it, then chances are pretty good that they have a Flickr trove, and that it's worth looking at.
This is a relevant thought. The nature of what is public and what is assumed to be less public is evolving -- for example in higher education it is common to have publicly available (can be reached by link) resources/curriculum/scholarship websites that are unlisted, not indexed by Google. So public, but less so. I think some hobbyists are intentional about it. Others may not understand the nuances of how things are found on the interwebs.

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If someone's Flickr is public, I don't see any issues sharing the link. The stuff I have on mine that I've decided is private, I set as private.
I agree, with the caveat that digital literacy varies a great deal across hobbyists and BF is no exception. In the 90's when the web was pretty young, lots of people made websites to share family/baby pictures without any sort of pw or login, and those same people might not understand how that's not a good idea today.

So a public/private dichotomy has limited mileage IMO.
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