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Old 12-13-14, 01:42 PM
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Old 12-13-14, 01:45 PM
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This is a great place, but I hate when you can't correct the misspelling in the title.
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Old 12-13-14, 01:54 PM
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We're burned out or just bicycle psychotic.
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Originally Posted by redscampi View Post
...I've also been spending quite a bit of time in the road bike forum. As with many other forums there is a lot of good information over there, mixed with some rather questionable advice, but the thing that I notice most is the tendency for egos to get in the way of pleasant conversations, a trait refreshingly lacking from this forum.
At our shop in the 70s we catered to the commuters, tourists and club riders. A good portion of our bike sales were mid-range and higher quality bikes plus we had the best assortment of bare frames and high end components in town.

We used to refer to the ego attitudes of the competitive cyclists as "the raceurs edge" referring to Gillette men's deodorant ads back then. Most of the "hammer heads" (hard core racers) were generally argumentative plus they never had any money!

It seems that the C&V forum appeals more to mellow types (or burned out racers)...

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This is a great place, but I hate when you can't correct the misspelling in the title.
That's one of the reasons why there is a report button .
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Old 12-13-14, 02:23 PM
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The BF members use proper English grammar and with intelligent prose and humor sprinkled between verses. Other forums have insult snipers lurking in the textual back ground ready to ponce on anyone that commits a flaw in describing or stating a fact with unneeded derogatory remarks, rather then adding to the discussion.
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Old 12-13-14, 04:46 PM
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This is where you go when rehab just seems silly.
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This is where you go when rehab just seems silly.
This is where I go when I am stuck at a regional soccer tournament for three days.
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I like to think that cyclists are just like fine wine . . . .
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I like to think that cyclists are just like fine wine . . . .
Ohh, I like this one. I'm not getting any younger.
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
I like to think that cyclists are just like fine wine . . . .
My maternal grandfather always told everyone, from friends and family to bureaucrats at the Department of Motor Vehicles, "I am like fine wine -- I improve with age."

My favorite online forums by far are this one and PassatWorld. Those of us with turn-of-the-century (1998-2005) B5/B5.5 generation Passats tend to be very supportive of each other, because we are bonded by this extreme love-hate relationship with our cars. I have learned a great deal from both forums and met some valued friends through both, and the Passat forum has saved me a lot of money over the years.
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Old 12-13-14, 07:53 PM
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Best forum there is. I have learned so much these past 4-5yrs, makes me wonder where else I could have acquired such lusting for old bikes. My life is wrecked/enhanced.
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The old Usenet rec.bicycles.tech Newsgroup was/is? full of trolls waiting to pounce at the drop of a comma!

This place is downright civil.

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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
I like to think that cyclists are just like fine wine . . . .
Be careful when sniffing....our aroma isn't any better with our tops off.
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Originally Posted by verktyg View Post
Most of the "hammer heads" (hard core racers) were generally argumentative plus they never had any money!
"Snot-ball rollers" was the term we used...
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Originally Posted by redscampi View Post
Whatever it is, thanks to all of you who participate here for keeping it relaxed, informative and enjoyable. Two thumbs up for C&V!
+1 to this. I have been entertained and informed so much here I decided to join in. I've learned so much from people like noglider, oddjob2 and several others that I can't think of off he top of my head. I hope to be able to contribute in some way to this great forum.
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Best forum there is. I have learned so much these past 4-5yrs, makes me wonder where else I could have acquired such lusting for old bikes. My life is wrecked/enhanced.
+1 I'm having a great time here but my wife is concerned about my mental health as the bikes multiply in our garage attic.

The other great think about this forum is that I have made friends online AND in real life. It's great to meet fellow enthusiasts face to face. Good times, good people.
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I like to think that cyclists are just like fine wine . . . .
Until we turn to vinegar - Now get off my lawn!
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While this place is "Classic and Vintage" there's a pretty welcoming atmosphere here- from big highwheelers to electroforged Schwinns to Italian race bikes to suspension forked MTBs to current steel frames... there's not a whole cadre of folks saying "that's not vintage!" There's an overall joy of bicycles and cycling evident here. And that leads to the "residents" having a good sense of community.
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While this place is "Classic and Vintage" there's a pretty welcoming atmosphere here- from big highwheelers to electroforged Schwinns to Italian race bikes to suspension forked MTBs to current steel frames... there's not a whole cadre of folks saying "that's not vintage!" There's an overall joy of bicycles and cycling evident here. And that leads to the "residents" having a good sense of community.
Who let him in?
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At our shop in the 70s... they never had any money! verktyg

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Well,... us old folks have something in common with them old hardcore racers.
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Who let him in?
You're just jealous because I have some awesome trousers. That's what this is all about, I know it, you know it and the American people know it.
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