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Old 05-23-24, 02:48 PM
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OK. Can we talk about rubber seat posts?
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I don't really blame the OP for being a bit put out about the reaction here. Wooden rims are a thing. A niche thing, and maybe something that will never be more than a niche and for good reason, but it's not like he asked about rims made of feathers or cheese. Some of the responses basically boil down to "You're stupid to even think about it.", when the posters themselves clearly didn't look into it at all.

Of course, this IS the internet and that's how things work here.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I don't really blame the OP for being a bit put out about the reaction here. Wooden rims are a thing. A niche thing, and maybe something that will never be more than a niche and for good reason, but it's not like he asked about rims made of feathers or cheese. Some of the responses basically boil down to "You're stupid to even think about it.", when the posters themselves clearly didn't look into it at all.
Simply asking about wooden rims likely wouldn't have generated very many negative responses. But, the OP quickly started arguing that wooden rims are somehow superior to aluminum and/or carbon rims, and he introduced some nonsensical "science" to support his theories.
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe
Simply asking about wooden rims likely wouldn't have generated very many negative responses. But, the OP quickly started arguing that wooden rims are somehow superior to aluminum and/or carbon rims, and he introduced some nonsensical "science" to support his theories.
See "Of course, this is the internet and that's how things work here."
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe
Simply asking about wooden rims likely wouldn't have generated very many negative responses. But, the OP quickly started arguing that wooden rims are somehow superior to aluminum and/or carbon rims, and he introduced some nonsensical "science" to support his theories.
Suggesting that most Campag wheels are “idiotic” and dangerous probably didn’t help. I thought that was a weird post and the wheel crash testing for personal info just seemed bizzare!
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Originally Posted by PeteHski
Suggesting that most Campag wheels are “idiotic” and dangerous probably didn’t help. I thought that was a weird post and the wheel crash testing for personal info just seemed bizzare!
That's a fair point. I confess to scrolling past that bit because it WAS so nonsensical. But some of the criticism of wooden rims as if they were an impossibility was a bit over the top.
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That's a fair point. I confess to scrolling past that bit because it WAS so nonsensical. But some of the criticism of wooden rims as if they were an impossibility was a bit over the top.
It's one thing to ask the question but then concoct bizarre rationalization and testing programs that trigger the responses. This would be analogous to questioning the validity of horse ownership in NYC for transportation.
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I'd forgotten about the crazy "tests" OP alleged to have conducted. Post #11 is a good place to start. And #35 for the Campy fiasco.
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv
I'd forgotten about the crazy "tests" OP alleged to have conducted. Post #11 is a good place to start. And #35 for the Campy fiasco.
I'm going to nominate post #42:

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Originally Posted by tomato coupe
But, the OP quickly started arguing that wooden rims are somehow superior to aluminum and/or carbon rims, and he introduced some nonsensical "science" to support his theories.
To be fair, there was ample faulty "science" on the "wood is bad" side of the argument, also.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
To be fair, there was ample faulty "science" on the "wood is bad" side of the argument, also.
My favorite post of the thread was
It's big,
it's heavy,
it's wood!
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