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CF / Thomson question

Old 04-12-07, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by biker7
Then I will respond in like kind Karen. Please do not read my posts. Ignore them if you would. I could do without the criticism which this board is so replete with.

We are all fellow cyclists that come from different backgrounds. I for example do not nit pick your syntax in spite of it being replete with errors because I recognize English is your second language. I accept you in other words which is in limited supply on this board.

Re-read what the OP wrote in response. My response was directed to him. He appreciated the technical discourse. It likely wouldn't resonate with you anyway. There are very few technical people on this board including you. That is my contribution. I have never read anything technical from you which is fine, but then I don't expect anything from anybody here other then a bit more acceptance and courtesy.

Please...simply add me to your ignore list.
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blonduathlongrl-where did her post come from? guess i missed it

nevermind, i like your method better:

Then I will respond in like kind Karen. Please do not read my posts. Ignore them if you would. I could do without the criticism which this board is so replete with.We are all fellow cyclists that come from different backgrounds. I for example do not nit pick your syntax in spite of it being replete with errors because I recognize English is your second language. I accept you in other words which is in limited supply on this board. Re-read what the OP wrote in response. My response was directed to him. He appreciated the technical discourse. It likely wouldn't resonate with you anyway. There are very few technical people on this board including you. That is my contribution. I have never read anything technical from you which is fine, but then I don't expect anything from anybody here other then a bit more acceptance and courtesy. Please...simply add me to your ignore list. Thank you,
George


ps. you seem to think very highly of you technical skills. that is great.
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Old 04-12-07, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by biffstephens
Back on topic. Of anything CF I have had bad luck with it is seat posts. I had an Easton one that slid on me. I had a cheap no name one that just flat out broke on me and for the longest time I used the Giant Aero post (that came on stock Giants for a while).

I had a Thomson Elite post that someone let me have and I strayed away from it for my blind love of Carbon Fiber. This year I started loosing that blind part and started looking at ways I could improve my bike in areas without carbon...if it truly was a better choice.

The first thing to go was the seatpost.....I am very happy with the Thompson now...Also it weights quite a bit less than the Aero post as well. In fact I have a new frame on order and it comes with its own seatpost, I have not decided what I will do yet....we will see...
What you write makes a lot of sense to many of us that have experimented with different seat posts.
Carbon on carbon simply seems to slip easier. Some will chime in with not having this experience but others will say they have had carbon posts slip on carbon fiber bikes. The reason I believe is two fold. Carbon has a lower coeficient of friction when used on material of like kind due to its high modulus...and with machined aluminum, light serrations can be added as with the Thomson that keep in place with less pinch collar tension. If you flip a Thomson post, the machine work is beautiful. There is an oval interior to the post. I has better fore/aft stiffness then lateral stiffness. This economizes weight. I believe the weight delta between CF and Aluminum posts is almost noise and aluminum is ultimately safer due to higher fracture resistance...the last point not being too important to CF lovers.
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Originally Posted by biker7
Brian,
I am sorry you took it that way...well kinda
Look, this isn't too hard to comprehend...really.
You fired a shot over the bow first. Get that? You criticized the style of my writing. You made no comment relative to the substance of what I wrote. I accept you for example for not being too smart.
Re-read what the OP responded. He said it perfectly. You try to help out a stranger and you get criticized. Please add me to your ignore list.
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george,
i don't put people on my ignore list because it takes too much intelligence to figure out how it works. i am glad you can accept my low intelligence. i feel more welcome here now.

oh well, recess is over. i have to go.
thanks,
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Old 04-12-07, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by biker7
Some will chime in with not having this experience...
George
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Old 04-12-07, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by mx_599
george,
i don't put people on my ignore list because it takes too much intelligence to figure out how it works. i am glad you can accept my low intelligence. i feel more welcome here now.

oh well, recess is over. i have to go.
thanks,
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Brian please. I am sorry you were insulted. We are just very different. I think it is best you ignore my posts that's all. Have a good day bro.
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Old 04-12-07, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by mx_599
Come on Brian...hit the IGNORE button. I know you can do it.
For the sake of peace.
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Old 04-12-07, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by biker7
Brian please. I sorry you were insulted.
George
After the 'I" you're suppose to add,"am" as in "I am sorry" not "I sorry".
But what would I know.. I who can barely retain another language.

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Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl
After the 'I" you're suppose to add,"am" as in "I am sorry" not "I sorry".
But what would I know.. Im just a dumb blonde who can barely retain another language.
Please Karen I can tell you are slightly offended by your further criticism and that is not my intention by any means.
I ask that you accept our differences. The internet is full of all kinds of people like we discussed the other day. Statistically that means some are gonna bug you. Just ignore the ones that do and appreciate the ones that give you joy which afterall should be the purpose of coming here.
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biker7, sorry i made fun of your post this morning.
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Originally Posted by mx_599
biker7, sorry i made fun of your post this morning.
Thanks Brian. I am sorry it got out of hand as well. One of my biggest disappointments coming here is all the rancor. I have many interests and am an avid blogger and honestly I have never seen the amount of trolling on any message board as much as occurs here. I am a technical consultant in a number of capacities and have made many friends over the internet helping people but the community here is many times at odds. Remember the Harley thread that was an admitted hoax that set off such a firestorm of hate for motorcycle riders largely because of the stereotype of Harley riders? Most Harley riders I know would give you the shirt off their back...both men and women. Many come from all walks of life both professional and blue collar. There is no comparison to the level of civility and sense of comradery that exists on motorycle message boards compared to here. I believe it is because of many things. There is a huge age difference among members here for one thing..we all come from very diverse backgrounds of course and ride different brand bikes and just about anybody can own a bike. Also, cyclists are competitive by nature and don't like to back down.
In any event, some general musings. I wish you well bro and thanks again.
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