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How do you go from newbie to the next level?

Old 08-23-22, 02:42 PM
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How do you go from newbie to the next level?

I noticed my status is newbie. What is the next level and how do I get there?

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Old 08-23-22, 02:46 PM
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I believe you need fifty posts to get out of newbie status.
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Repeat after me:

N = N + 1,
N = N + 1,
N = N + 1,
N = N + 1,
N = N + 1,
N = N + 1,
N = N + 1,
N = N + 1...

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I believe you need fifty posts to get out of newbie status.
I don't have a pool.
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Old 08-23-22, 03:41 PM
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^^^^^^ I don't have a swing set either.......We see what we want to see!
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Old 08-23-22, 04:37 PM
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LOL. Got it.. My addiction only started last year, so I have a long way to go..HaHa..

I think I had 14 bikes at my peak and I'm down to 12 now. I'm starting to get more picky about what I restore/build.

I'm sure you've all been there.. Great Forum!
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^^^^^^ I don't have a swing set either.......We see what we want to see!
Best, Ben
What swing set ?
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Old 08-23-22, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Capt. Kirk View Post
LOL. Got it.. My addiction only started last year, so I have a long way to go..HaHa..

I think I had 14 bikes at my peak and I'm down to 12 now. I'm starting to get more picky about what I restore/build.

I'm sure you've all been there.. Great Forum!

it is a post count thing at some point it changes.

course we are all newbies, I learn things everyday here
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Same as Carnegie Hall…..practice.
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Originally Posted by Capt. Kirk View Post
I noticed my status is newbie. What is the next level and how do I get there?

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Number of bikes is one measure. Another is how deep you go into repair and restoration.

Over the years, I've invested more money in tools, parts and components rather than actual bikes. I've restored dozens and have sold them off to hopefully happy new owners. I currently have 2 bikes that I ride regularly and about half a dozen frames ready to be aligned, faced and built.





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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
Repeat after me:

N = N + 1,
N = N + 1,
N = N + 1,
N = N + 1,
N = N + 1,
N = N + 1,
N = N + 1,
N = N + 1...

-Kurt
^^ has worked for me!

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Same as Carnegie Hall…..practice.
Damn. Beat me to it.
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I believe you need fifty posts to get out of newbie status.
OMG What type of lawn fertilizer is that dude using**********? I hope he gets a refund!!!
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You all are great. My first couple of bikes were simple repairs, then I built myself a road bike and now I'm tearing bikes down to the frame and doing custom paint jobs. My next bike is a 1960 Dunelt which I'm looking forward to restoring. I've already received a lot of great advice through this forum.
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Originally Posted by Capt. Kirk View Post
You all are great. My first couple of bikes were simple repairs, then I built myself a road bike and now I'm tearing bikes down to the frame and doing custom paint jobs. My next bike is a 1960 Dunelt which I'm looking forward to restoring. I've already received a lot of great advice through this forum.
I think you are beyond recruit well into NCO territory....
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Welcome to C & V.

Once you get to 10 posts, you can post pictures, and I think "Newbie" disappears.
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Another is how deep you go...
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Hello Capt. Kirk! Welcome to BF. Yes, we have all been where you are. And we continue to learn here at BF. This is a great place for us N+1ers... Good luck with all your projects!!

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I'm not sure if I should laugh or blush.....
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I think I had 14 bikes at my peak and I'm down to 12 now. I'm starting to get more picky about what I restore/build.

...this is helpful. Also, be very careful about only choosing your ideal size frame as an acquisition. And it slows you down even more if you build wheels for your projects, using modern. lightweight, box section rims and stainless spokes. I noticed you said you were painting now, so that also tends in the right direction. Basically, the more laborious your projects, the fewer bikes you will acquire.

I wish someone had told me this fifteen years ago.
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Hello Capt. Kirk! Welcome to FB. Yes, we have all been where you are. And we continue to learn here at FB. This is a great place for us N+1ers... Good luck with all your projects!!

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Hey, everyone can have their moment of dyslexia. Especially with two acronyms. Perhaps that's why they renamed themselves the MetaBorg.

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Hey, everyone can have their moment of dyslexia. Especially with two acronyms. Perhaps that's why they renamed themselves the MetaBorg.

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True enough, we just happen to have the most unfortunate one there could be IMO, EFB, no bueno.

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True enough, we just happen to have the most unfortunate one there could be IMO, EFB, no bueno.

Now, what's wrong with my electronic flight bag?

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My bad merziac! I corrected my post! I meant BF!!

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