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Old 08-20-20, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr
How do you explain what seems like your inability or unwillingness to be more informed then?
The T word?
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Old 08-24-20, 04:01 AM
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Originally Posted by ZHVelo
You joined in August 2013 and this is your 8th post only?
It's almost like he only posts when he has something interesting or useful to say.
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Old 08-24-20, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs
or something so ridiculous it is highly amusing ... I think you and I probably serve that function for a lot of posters ....

The person who made my list here clearly isn't capable of being amusing on purpose and just wants to trade insults, so probably won't be inadvertently amusing. Definitely falls into the "life's too short to read this" category.

You used to drive me nuts because you have lots of interesting things to say, but also used to be one of the most egregious insulters on BF. Now, even when you disagree with someone, it's an interesting, fair discussion.
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Originally Posted by znomit
It's almost like he only posts when he has something interesting or useful to say.
Except he didn't actually say anything. The main point of the OP was about the link he couldn't post.
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Old 08-24-20, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by ZHVelo
Except he didn't actually say anything. The main point of the OP was about the link he couldn't post.
It seems like the OP's recommending the article, but he could not share the link for everyone to read it because of the forum rules on links.
Further, the article is on NYT and might be paywall protected, so In #68 I bulletpoint the article's key points to give an overview of the topics covered.
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Old 08-24-20, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by jimmyodonnell
It seems like the OP's recommending the article, but he could not share the link for everyone to read it because of the forum rules on links.
Further, the article is on NYT and might be paywall protected, so In #68 I bulletpoint the article's key points to give an overview of the topics covered.
All of which is quite fine.


Don't feed the troll, a mod has already told that person to let it go, but that was like a week ago, and here we are..
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Old 08-24-20, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions
You used to drive me nuts because you have lots of interesting things to say, but also used to be one of the most egregious insulters on BF. Now, even when you disagree with someone, it's an interesting, fair discussion.
Sir, I thank you sincerely for pointing this out.

I hadn't realized I was slipping.

I will reapply myself, rededicate myself----it is full Richard-Head mode from now on. Take No Prisoners!
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Old 08-24-20, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs
Sir, I thank you sincerely for pointing this out.

I hadn't realized I was slipping.

I will reapply myself, rededicate myself----it is full Richard-Head mode from now on. Take No Prisoners!

Ixnay on mentioning the isonerspray. The neighbors have been asking about the razor wire.
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Old 08-28-20, 05:36 PM
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Link to the Giant factory, Fascinating! Thanks for that. Still can't post but simple responses apparently
Duck and Cover!!
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Hey guys, don't want to add any fuel to the fire. Notice of response to my orig. post got caught up in a spam filter. But I'm 76 and don't particularly care to waste what's left of my life in internet flame spats. I've now got 4 bicycles, just added a "GIANT" and two motorcycles all of which need maintenance and riding. And I'm training to maintain my status as a competitive fencer. I do read what you write just don't have a lot to offer except occasionally.
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Old 08-29-20, 05:49 AM
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Originally Posted by jjefferies
Hey guys, don't want to add any fuel to the fire. Notice of response to my orig. post got caught up in a spam filter. But I'm 76 and don't particularly care to waste what's left of my life in internet flame spats. I've now got 4 bicycles, just added a "GIANT" and two motorcycles all of which need maintenance and riding. And I'm training to maintain my status as a competitive fencer. I do read what you write just don't have a lot to offer except occasionally.

Hey there. Your post was completely legitimate and useful. It is rather unfortunate that some members here lack even a modicum of civility--exactly the opposite of how we want to be and how we are teaching our children to be.

Best of luck in your fencing competitions!
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Old 08-29-20, 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
My Surly touring bike is 60cm. Does that make it a giant bike?
Get real, 62cm or larger to play in that league.

And Schwinn went to Hungary for some of its bikes three decades ago.
https://www.nytimes.com/1990/03/22/b...n-hungary.html
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Old 08-29-20, 06:50 AM
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Back on-topic: I haven't read all of the posts (too much dross), but I didn't see any mention of Maxway, the Taiwanese company that builds steel frames (though I think they work in other materials, too) for umpteen bike brands. And, again contrary to the claims that such companies are just slapping different labels on identical frames, Maxway builds the frames to spec regarding tubesets, and does tig welding, lugs, fillet brazing - whatever the buyer specifies. I recall that a couple years ago, Rivendell was selling a frame built by Maxway that had fillet brazing at the BB junction and lugs everywhere else - just because.

Whether it's Giant with cf, or Maxway with metals, or any other firm, economies of scale is nothing new, and it benefits the consumer.
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Old 08-29-20, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by UnderDawgAl
Hey there. Your post was completely legitimate and useful. It is rather unfortunate that some members here lack even a modicum of civility--exactly the opposite of how we want to be and how we are teaching our children to be.

Best of luck in your fencing competitions!
Thank you. Way back in 2014 I had a good year and made it to #1 in the US and #3 in the world in the old guys division. But I still am trying for #1 . Gives me a reason to keep moving. Regarding riding, Most of the members/posters are polite and civil. I ignore the others. Best riding to all of you.
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Old 08-29-20, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by jjefferies
Link to the Giant factory, Fascinating! Thanks for that. Still can't post but simple responses apparently
Duck and Cover!!
I thought the link was interesting and I would have missed it completely. Thanks for sharing. And don't let the trolls get you down. Cheers.
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Old 08-23-21, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Reflector Guy
This just might be his Annual Post.

We'll all have to check back in a year to see if he posted again.
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The bad thing about this post is the NYT wont let me read the article without subscribing
so, cliff notes?
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Old 08-23-21, 07:12 AM
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The article posted is behind a paywall and invisible to most everyone here, rendering this post pointless.

Also, advice to future posters on making better threads: rather than just link dumping, spend five minutes to:
- briefly summarize the article/news item
- briefly summarize your opinions
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Old 08-24-21, 03:58 PM
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I wonder how Heine's theories on planing apply to bikes the size of Walton's?
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