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OMG! Plastic is lighter than Carbon!

Old 04-11-07, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by biker7
Fair enough but keep in mind, the contribution you make to this thread was only critical.
I am still waiting for your speculation about material tradeoffs.
George
It wasn't critical, I was trying to be light hearted. If you choose to see it as malicious criticism, and lash back at me, questioning my worth of contributions, I can't change that. I'm saying that was not my intent.

You and I have been around the block together as co-posters having fun and good discussions on the forums before. I thought I had the right to joke with you a little, I guess I did not.....
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Old 04-11-07, 08:28 AM
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All hail George, the only person on the planet with a science or engineering background.
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Old 04-11-07, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by botto
"lol"
close...but as usual, not quite right...lol.
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Old 04-11-07, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by redfooj
All hail George, the only person on the planet with a science or engineering background.
OK... because there is so much malice put forth by the technically disadvantaged, moving forward everybody is going to be graded.
I hate to do this but because class has become so distruptive, I must put my foot down.
Keep in mind to many that have responded this morning, there are other threads on BF to respond to. The posts about color are popular for your peer group.

The grades are as follows:
A: a well intentioned contribution to this thread worthy of a response.
and...
F: trolling, derisive etc based upon a feeling of inadequacy.

Is that too much to ask?
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Old 04-11-07, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by ViperZ
It wasn't critical, I was trying to be light hearted. If you choose to see it as malicious criticism, and lash back at me, questioning my worth of contributions, I can't change that. I'm saying that was not my intent.

You and I have been around the block together as co-posters having fun and good discussions on the forums before. I thought I had the right to joke with you a little, I guess I did not.....
Then it is I who am wrong and please accept my apology. You are a gracious man and your Borg pic was hilarious if not deserved.
Take care,
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Originally Posted by biker7
close...but as usual, not quite right...lol.
"...lol"
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Originally Posted by mrt10x
geeks
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Old 04-11-07, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by biker7
Then it is I who am wrong and please accept my apology. You are a gracious man and your Borg pic was hilarious if not deserved.
Take care,
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Apologies not required, but thanks for that
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I'm currently building a bike wheel out of fishing line, because it was lighter than a piece of carbon I weighed.

My only dilemma now is whether to use 150lb test Microfilament line, or go with the more aero Stren.

Is weight or aero more important in a fishing line when used for wheel building?
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Originally Posted by cydewaze
I'm currently building a bike wheel out of fishing line, because it was lighter than a piece of carbon I weighed.

My only dilemma now is whether to use 150lb test Microfilament line, or go with the more aero Stren.

Is weight or aero more important in a fishing line when used for wheel building?
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Originally Posted by cydewaze
I'm currently building a bike wheel out of fishing line, because it was lighter than a piece of carbon I weighed.

My only dilemma now is whether to use 150lb test Microfilament line, or go with the more aero Stren.

Is weight or aero more important in a fishing line when used for wheel building?

I suggest using spider webs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider_silk
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Old 04-11-07, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by ViperZ
Apologies not required, but thanks for that
you got my vote for gentleman of the year. now there's an attitude to be proud of.
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Old 04-11-07, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by slowandsteady
I see you live in Canada. Nuff said.
Wow, excellent discussion point. I guess when you've got nothing else......

Originally Posted by DocRay
Enough said. Interesting coming from New Jersey, the industrial rectum of the Northeast.


Funny how that is.

Any sign of the OP? I was wondering if he tried to build a bike out of plastic piping.
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Originally Posted by slowandsteady
I suggest using spider webs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider_silk
Sweet! I can drop even more weight now!
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Check out the Tioga wheel John Tomac used to ride. And get some Kevlar.
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Originally Posted by PCS2
Wow, excellent discussion point. I guess when you've got nothing else......





Funny how that is.

Any sign of the OP? I was wondering if he tried to build a bike out of plastic piping.

Just a little humor. Somebody just had their panties in too much of a bunch.
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Originally Posted by slowandsteady
Just a little humor.
Good idea, attempts at humor can help when you have nothing.

Speaking of which any luck with your low speed bike handling skills yet ?
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Originally Posted by PCS2
Wow, excellent discussion point. I guess when you've got nothing else......





Funny how that is.

Any sign of the OP? I was wondering if he tried to build a bike out of plastic piping.
Carbon fiber is just a distraction that the bike co's have created to prevent us from building bikes out of PVC pipe.

Unmask him Scooby.

Hardware store here I come.
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Originally Posted by texascyclist
Carbon fiber is just a distraction that the bike co's have created to prevent us from building bikes out of PVC pipe.

Unmask him Scooby.

Hardware store here I come.
+1 Why not, if you can buy a bike made of bamboo...
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Originally Posted by rufvelo
+1 Why not, if you can buy a bike made of bamboo...
Yeah...I was very close to buy that piece of bamboo on Ebay. Very close actually.
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Originally Posted by biker7
I must put my foot down.
I wondered why I suddenly started trembling in fear this morning...
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Originally Posted by PCS2
Good idea, attempts at humor can help when you have nothing.

Speaking of which any luck with your low speed bike handling skills yet ?

Nope, none at all since I never actually move at low speeds. I, like everyone else at BF, ride 30 mph straight up mountains.
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Originally Posted by DrPete
I wondered why I suddenly started trembling in fear this morning...
You can't really be a doctor...
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