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Old 02-03-16, 08:33 AM
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Why don't people list their bike/bikes in their sig or profile?

It really surprises me that so many posters here on BF don't let others know what bike/bikes they own.
I guess if one has more than three or four it can be a pain butI see a lot of posts where people are talking about, or asking questions that would be greatly enhanced if one knew the year/make/model of the bike they were discussing.
I don't get it. This is a bike forum. Why would you not share that information?
Maybe I'm missing something, if so please enlighten.
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Old 02-03-16, 08:42 AM
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I agree, plus location would be nice too. I often see post about someone riding but have no idea where they are from and likely riding.
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Old 02-03-16, 08:44 AM
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The content of a user's post is not dependent on information in their profile. If this information is relevant to the discussion topic, can't a user just mention their bike in the post?

Why don't you include your location in your profile?
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Old 02-03-16, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Ajkollme View Post
The content of a user's post is not dependent on information in their profile. If this information is relevant to the discussion topic, can't a user just mention their bike in the post?
+1

Also, many bikes are not stock, or frame builds. Listing eight bikes that were built up from frame is a chore

It doesn't add much of value to the community IMO
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Old 02-03-16, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Ajkollme View Post
The content of a user's post is not dependent on information in their profile. If this information is relevant to the discussion topic, can't a user just mention their bike in the post?

Why don't you include your location in your profile?
+2.

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Old 02-03-16, 09:25 AM
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It can add perspective to a persons questions, or comments, but its their choice.
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Old 02-03-16, 09:32 AM
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Not part of the Facebook generation, feel no need to share my life with the world - or brag about my possessions. And maybe a bit embarrassed.
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Old 02-03-16, 09:32 AM
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avidone, I see that you have your location in your sig, so sorry about the catty comment about your location.
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Old 02-03-16, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
+2.

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Old 02-03-16, 09:46 AM
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Maybe they ride a Huffy?
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[SUP][/SUP]Who cares? If my location, or my special knowledge of a specific model of bike, is relevant to what I'm posting, I'll include it. Otherwise, it's irrelevant.

Still, I guess a man who shares a detailed description of his genitals with the interwebz is going to be surprised that others are less, er, forthcoming.
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Old 02-03-16, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by chasm54 View Post
[SUP][/SUP]Who cares? If my location, or my special knowledge of a specific model of bike, is relevant to what I'm posting, I'll include it. Otherwise, it's irrelevant.

Still, I guess a man who shares a detailed description of his genitals with the interwebz is going to be surprised that others are less, er, forthcoming.
Cruel, but fair.
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Old 02-03-16, 10:03 AM
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After seeing this post.... I decided to share.

My herd is too humble to look like I am bragging. And the number (although maybe not complete) is too small to make me look like a hoarder. These are my keepers and they do reflect my riding style. I am an old road bike fanboy... owning my 1st Schwinn Varsity in 1964. The entry level bikes seem less aggressive and better replicate the feel I remember.
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Old 02-03-16, 10:04 AM
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Location is the only one that I feel is of any import. I've seen atrocious grammar or spelling explained by the fact that the poster is not an English speaker, and it's a whole lot easier to recommend a ride to someone or a store to check out if they're in your same locality. What bike they ride is often held in the context of the post. Location is often a wild guess.
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Old 02-03-16, 10:19 AM
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Both location and bike(s) can give context to a poster's opinion.

If I write that I bike EVERY day, it doesn't carry the same gravity as a guy from Ann Arbor, Michigan writing the same thing.

Same if I start pontificating in the minutiae of brifters...

Nobody requires this information, but in most special subject forums, listing your gear is good form. In a photography forum that I belong, your gear gets a special page in your profile.
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Old 02-03-16, 10:24 AM
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To me it seems in poor taste to brag about the stuff one has accumulated. Also, as stated above, if one builds from a frame it's silly to list all the components. However, it is amusing to see some of the signatures where folks list all kinds of stuff. I've seen mention of saddles, handlebars, pedals, plus even non bike stuff.
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Retrobike has a convenient form for those relevant threads

Frame:

Fork:

Headset:
Stem:
Handlebar:
Grips:
Barends:

Brakes:
Brake Pads:
Brake Cables:
Cantilever cable hangers:
Brake Levers:

Shifters:
Front Derailleur:
Rear Derailleur:
Derailleur Cables:
Cassette:
Chain:
Cranks:
Crank Bolts:
Chainrings:
Chainring bolts:
Bottom Bracket:
Pedals:

Hub Skewers:
Rims:
Hubs:
Nipples:
Spokes:
Tyres:
Tubes:

Saddle:
Seatpost:
Seatpost Binder:

Weight:
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Originally Posted by DorkDisk View Post
Retrobike has a convenient form for those relevant threads

Frame:

Fork:

Headset:
Stem:
Handlebar:
Grips:
Barends:

Brakes:
Brake Pads:
Brake Cables:
Cantilever cable hangers:
Brake Levers:

Shifters:
Front Derailleur:
Rear Derailleur:
Derailleur Cables:
Cassette:
Chain:
Cranks:
Crank Bolts:
Chainrings:
Chainring bolts:
Bottom Bracket:
Pedals:

Hub Skewers:
Rims:
Hubs:
Nipples:
Spokes:
Tyres:
Tubes:

Saddle:
Seatpost:
Seatpost Binder:

Weight:
Haha, as if there isn't enough useless information floating around on bf already...
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Originally Posted by avidone1 View Post
It really surprises me that so many posters here on BF don't let others know what bike/bikes they own.
I've often wondered why people bother to list out all their bikes, or other possessions. Would you like to know what jackets I have in my closet? Or food waiting in the pantry? None of this is relevant to questions about how fast is too fast to go on a bike or how two different types of pedals and cleats compare or if Strava is really the greatest or if that lady cheated with the motorized bike. Sometimes a person will ask for opinions on a specific bike, and then it becomes relevant, and people say. It's not that people want to hide this knowledge of what bike they ride, we just don't wear it on our shoulder.
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Not part of the Facebook generation, feel no need to share my life with the world - or brag about my possessions.
^This.
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Old 02-03-16, 10:54 AM
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Why don't people list their bike/bikes in their sig or profile?

Originally Posted by avidone1 View Post
It really surprises me that so many posters here on BF don't let others know what bike/bikes they own.

I guess if one has more than three or four it can be a pain but I see a lot of posts where people are talking about, or asking questions that would be greatly enhanced if one knew the year/make/model of the bike they were discussing.

I don't get it. This is a bike forum. Why would you not share that information? 's Maybe I'm missing something, if so please enlighten.

LOCATION: Still above ground

Originally Posted by Ajkollme View Post
The content of a user's post is not dependent on information in their profile. If this information is relevant to the discussion topic, can't a user just mention their bike in the post?
When I read a post, I virtually never look at the list of bikes. There are so many models, that I probably wouldn’t know the difference. If the bike is important to the content, it’s probably better described in the text of the message. Just this morning I posted to this General Cycling thread,” What separates a high end from a low end bike”

Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
I have an unquestionably high end carbon fiber bike (Specialized S-Works)… I’m not that conversant with the technical specifics, nor may anyone asking the price, so the price becomes a common reference to tell what a fine piece of machinery it is...
Originally Posted by dksix View Post
I agree, plus location would be nice too.. I often see post about someone riding but have no idea where they are from and likely riding.

Originally Posted by Ajkollme View Post
Why don't you [@avidone1]include your location in your profile?
@noglider and I recently discussed that particular omission.

Originally Posted by noglider View Post
@takenreasy, where are you?

Folks, please put your locations in your profiles. It's easy, fun, and profitable. OK, I lie; there's no profit in it….

Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
+10, especially when your post is about the area in which you ride. For example, from this Road Cycling thread, "Who do you wave to when you ride?"

Originally Posted by simot View Post

LOCATION: None given

Road cyclists here are rare, seeing one on the road and not waving is plain rude! I'm talking once in a month rare, except for the weekend, that's a group ride day which doesn't count, I think…!
I’m slightly more peeved by subscribers who give “cutesy” or obscure locations. Not to pick on XXXX, whose posts I routinely read, but as an example:

Originally Posted by XXXX

LOCATION: in my recliner

What a great picturesque commute! But snow on the road and 21 degrees.... is a little too far for me...
I must confess though, I have thought about listing my LOCATION as:

D’uh?

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This is one of the best examples…cutesy, obscure (and bohemian):

Originally Posted by booger1
Location: Gaseous Cloud around Uranus

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Old 02-03-16, 10:59 AM
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Please include your street address as well.
List all bikes.
What time of day you work.
What size your balls are.
When will there be nobody home.
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I thought the signature was where we are supposed to put our viewpoints on time and date formats.
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It's popular to sneak in P&R proselytizing in the signature, no room for bikes.
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I thought the signature was where we are supposed to put our viewpoints on time and date formats.


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