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Old 11-17-23, 09:15 AM
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Old 11-17-23, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by SoCaled
One pro tip is to use google for your searches but include bikeforums.net.
Try google searching
google has been completely neutered, its way worse than it used to be. Including specific sites/forums in the search helps, its the only way to get anything anymore.

They want you to ask siri and have ai do the searching. Maybe someone with a machine learning background can expand, I don't understand the specifics at all
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So what?

Can't expect the 1st hit from a search to be the bible for finding the perfect bike.

The Gen-tiktoks have no issue blowing 8 hours a day on swiping videos and likes, but when it comes to back breaking and painful legwork to search and reading for actual knowledge, that's like some climbing Mount Everest accomplishment.
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Old 11-17-23, 06:47 PM
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I don't use google .... but search engines are not hard to use. Winnowing bad results is a lot easier than going to the library to find that there are no books on the particular subject ..... are there still libraries? (trick question; of course there are, because homeless people need to shop online too.)

I try to be nice to new people (so I don't get banned) but I appreciate it if the new person actually did a half-hour of actual searching to find out the basics and narrow down preferences. If someone wants a bike and doesn't think to visit a couple bike-manufacturers' sites, or a couple bike-sellers' sites .... I can sometimes get a little frustrated.

Anyone who makes an effort ... I will make a similar or bigger effort to help.

Usually.
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