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Old 03-01-21, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
It's a better shaving experience (less pulling and discomfort), better for the skin, no plastic waste, razors are very inexpensive.
Then why aren't the masses using them?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Then why aren't the masses using them?
Because we have been led astray by Big Razor.
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Don't see any "peddles."
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Because we have been led astray by Big Razor.
Safety razors, pfft.

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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Because we have been led astray by Big Razor.
Stumped him.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
When I did the skim coat on the back wall of our master, everything was plastic coated except for the windows (which were opened) and the wall I was doing. Basically had a little drywall booth. Cleanup wasn’t so bad.
When we did the kitchen remodel we plastic curtained everything off . . . or we thought. Months later we were still finding dust residue in upstairs closets. It's a nightmare.

Need a better plan next time, like lots of fans.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Then why aren't the masses using them?
Silly question.

The masses have a bad reputation of being easily suckered. P.T. Barnum was right all along.

Don't make me have to get all political up in here.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
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Looks like fun, to be candid.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I'm fresh out of obsidian.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Silly question.

The masses have a bad reputation of being easily suckered. P.T. Barnum was right all along.

Don't make me have to get all political up in here.
We're talking about a razor, not some belief system.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Stumped him.
I think that, for the most part, the masses don't know that there's a viable alternative to cartridge and electric razors, tbh. Have you ever seen any marketing for DE razors? You probably won't, unless you go looking for it first.

Until a few years ago, I was only vaguely aware of their historical existence, had preconceived notions about poor effectiveness and the risk of nicks and cuts, and had no idea of their current production and availability. It's still a niche market, to be sure, but it's definitely on the rise - that you can now find DE razors and blades on the shelf at places like Target is proof of that. Ditto with the YouTube videos with millions of views (side note: it's oddly calming to watch someone go through their traditional wet shaving routine).
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Looks like fun, to be candid.
After the group ride the other day, we stopped off at the garage/shop of one of our members. He's a petrol head and had a little mini-moto in the shop. I'm glad that I only stayed for more than one beer - I can imagine that I taking that thing for a spin around the block would have started looking like a good idea with a couple more in me.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I think that, for the most part, the masses don't know that there's a viable alternative to cartridge and electric razors, tbh. Have you ever seen any marketing for DE razors? You probably won't, unless you go looking for it first.
Why did one kind of razor do so much better at marketing than the other? Or was it that the major razor makers saw more money to be made?

[this isn't the only example of this phenomenon]
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
After the group ride the other day, we stopped off at the garage/shop of one of our members. He's a petrol head and had a little mini-moto in the shop. I'm glad that I only stayed for more than one beer - I can imagine that I taking that thing for a spin around the block would have started looking like a good idea with a couple more in me.
Minibikes were a huge thing when I was an adolescent. My parents wouldn't let me have one, of course, but they said yes to my youngest brother a few years later.
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I don't like Mondays. Or shaving.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I think that, for the most part, the masses don't know that there's a viable alternative to cartridge and electric razors, tbh. Have you ever seen any marketing for DE razors? You probably won't, unless you go looking for it first.

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Safety razors, vacuum tubes, vinyl records, carburetors, friction (analog) shifting, pneumoencephalograms...
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Why did one kind of razor do so much better at marketing than the other? Or was it that the major razor makers saw more money to be made?

[this isn't the only example of this phenomenon]
I just bought 25 blades, ones that are in current production and are generally considered to be among the best available, for 6 bucks. What does that get you in cartridges?*

*the caveat is that some wouldn't consider it to be a 1:1 in terms of the number of good shaves available from each, but where that ratio lands is personal preference and could vary quite a bit.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Minibikes were a huge thing when I was an adolescent. My parents wouldn't let me have one, of course, but they said yes to my youngest brother a few years later.
For my childhood, it was Pow- Pow- Power Wheels!

Man, I wanted one of those, and now I see toddlers piloting Mercedes and BMWs around the block.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Safety razors, vacuum tubes, vinyl records, carburetors, friction (analog) shifting, pneumoencephalograms...
Are you implying that all of these have been bettered by modern equivalents? If so, I'd disagree.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
For my childhood, it was Pow- Pow- Power Wheels!

Man, I wanted one of those, and now I see toddlers piloting Mercedes and BMWs around the block.
Big EV marketing...

Pedal power, or GTFO.

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This weekend was weird.

Had a 2+ hour phone call with the owner of a bike shop in SC and was essentially told that I have a position there if I want it.

Pros:
1. Bike shop job(?)
2. Neighbors to DougRNS, quasi-neighbors to Velo Vol
3. No stupid winters
3. Nearby Mt. Mitchell

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1. Bike shop job(?)
2. 50% pay cut and no benefits
3. Moving across the country is stupid expensive.
4. 3rd worse COVID conditions in the country at the moment

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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Safety razors, vacuum tubes, vinyl records, carburetors, friction (analog) shifting, pneumoencephalograms...
??? (never tried one), yes, yes, yes, yes, ???
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Are you implying that all of these have been bettered by modern equivalents? If so, I'd disagree.
See post #7973
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
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Man, I wanted one of those, and now I see toddlers piloting Mercedes and BMWs around the block.
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