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Old 11-11-22, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post

Well if it helps, you weren't who was in mind when I typed that...
Oh, I didn't think that at all, but I did recognize myself in your comment. No worries

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Well, I would just like to add that all of you are my people, and I am not mad at anybody here. Peace.
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Old 11-11-22, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
Patience with "tell me about this MASI from nothing more than a bottom bracket pic."
I think this gets at the heart of the problem. The guy talked about a lot of nice bikes without showing complete pictures of them. It's a well known psychological phenomenon that what we think are the reasons for our emotions and actions aren't always the true reasons for those emotions and actions. Coming into this group and giving us just a bottom bracket picture of a Masi is bound to set some of us on edge. It's like walking around a dog kennel with a steak in your pocket and refusing to ever take it out. You're bound to get some bad reactions.

I'm joking, of course. I don't know what Rob's issue with pictures is. I know a couple of times he seemed to get upset about people asking for them. I'm pretty sure the "you ask too many questions" listing was supposed to be humorous.
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Old 11-11-22, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post

I'm pretty sure the "you ask too many questions" listing was supposed to be humorous.
I for one am not so sure. He sure hyped up the blue Colnago for a long time before finally listing it, and although he claimed it was 'all Campy, with Cinelli bar/stem', when the final for sale ad was put up, the write-up was vague - and the photos do not show everything clearly. Only by looking closely at the bigger pics could one make out a couple components were not Campy. Personally, that kind of an approach to sales, particularly here in this forum, sets alarm bells ringing in this healthy skeptic's head.

There's much more to this, but the Colnago saga is what finally sunk my boat when it comes to the OP.

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Old 11-11-22, 03:08 PM
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Old dudes on the internet are weird.
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Originally Posted by Robvolz View Post

Please, don't respond to this.

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Old 11-11-22, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by DonkeyShow View Post
Old dudes on the internet are weird.
I get that a lot!
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Old 11-11-22, 04:15 PM
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Seems OP ends a lot of posts with "Rant over."
Fewer rants just might be a solution.
Call me crazy.
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Old 11-11-22, 04:16 PM
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I have no dog in the OP's issues fight. I will say that getting away from whatever creates stress in your life is a good thing. On more than one occasion I have had talks with folks who were on an edge, and worked with them to get back to a safe place. In this case, if taking a break helps I am all for it. JMHO, Smiles, MH
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Old 11-11-22, 05:17 PM
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C&V personal issues should be solved via some kind of grueling bicycle race

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Old 11-11-22, 06:43 PM
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At lunch today, after riding up that teeny little uphill called Yarnell, I mentioned this thread to my riding partner. His reaction: "So nothing's changed since rec.bicycles.*?"

Technology improves, but we're just the same tailless monkeys we've been for many tens of thousands of years, now with index shifting and smartphones. And the index shifting is optional.
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Old 11-11-22, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by DonkeyShow View Post
Old dudes on the internet are weird.
I resemble that remark.
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Originally Posted by DonkeyShow View Post
Old dudes on the internet are weird.
I resemble that remark.
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Old 11-11-22, 07:13 PM
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Patience with "prove you deserve this free thing, then you can buy me a beer."
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Old 11-11-22, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by bark_eater View Post


Haha, I was scrolling too fast and thought this response was to this quote:

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Originally Posted by Robvolz View Post
Please, don't respond to this.
As this is at two pages already, people didn't pay attention.

I don't know that there is really anyone here or any online venue I can't tolerate. And I imagine online at times I've been intolerable. My computer, tablet and phone have scroll features and I have a thick skin and or short memory so I can roll with the punches. I suggest others try the same.
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Originally Posted by Robvolz View Post
Please, don't respond to this.
Human nature, such as it is assures that people will respond to the phrase quoted above.
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In the world of Internet forums, I find this section to be one of the most civil ones. Sure, collectors have their opinions, that is to be expected. And they don't all agree. To be expected as well.
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Old 11-12-22, 09:30 AM
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Don't be the "old dude".
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Originally Posted by Robvolz View Post
"when you hobby causes more stress than your job, time to find a new hobby."

well, I'm taking a 30 day break from all y'all.

Please note I've never once criticized anyone or their bikes. The one time I pointed out on a 1971 restoration that their FD had the safety lip, it was only because I was happy to trade one without the lip if it was important to them.

I've given away free stuff, postage paid, I've found deals for others and sometimes I've even offered sage advice.



Maybe Andy is right. In person, I'm more tolerable. On line, not so much. Whatever it is, I give up. Even my apologies are criticized.

If we meet in person, I will always have a fun bottle to share.

Please, don't respond to this.

Its one of those crazy sunny fall days when it feels much warmer out in the sun than the temp gauge suggests. Friends are watching the hound.

I'm going to go for a ride.

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Ninety three separate threads since July. If you come back, you'll be frustrated less if you POST LESS and read more. Two eyes and ears will teach you a lot more than one mouth.
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So it may be thirty days before Rob finds out the bottle carrier he so generously gifted me hasn’t arrived? It was likely lost in the mail, i.e. stolen by a postal employee.

Nothing of my doing, but I am sorry Rob. Thanks for the effort, though. ‘Twas a nice gesture.

…as for “go take a ride”. It always helps me.


I have hammered fenders on the bike that I entered to win the carrier. Seeing as how this may be where it started, gives me pause to wonder…If it were me you were upset with, perhaps over not sending a timely thanks. If so, that was due to it having never arrived.
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I don't post often but I've learned quite a bit on this forum. It's by far the most civil internet forum out there. There are very few things worth getting upset about in this world and bicycles isn't one of them.
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Originally Posted by streetsurfer View Post

...gives me pause to wonder…If it were me you were upset with, perhaps over not sending a timely thanks...
I would not worry myself over that, honestly. The OP contacted me early on about the possibility of doing some drillium. I replied with a polite note that I no longer drilled stuff any longer, but thanked him for his interest. Never heard a peep back, so I doubt he stands on ceremony regarding timely communication.

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