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OK, then, how about....4bykn
Jun 9, 2001 10:32 AM
MOST entertaining/educational subjects. C'mon, Allen, they can't all be bad! :) There must be a reason we all keep coming back, or is like driving past a wreck on the highway, you just can't resist peeking just one more time.
Jun 9, 2001 4:34 PM
I like reading stuff about tires. I finally decided to try the Performance Forte Pro Kevlar's @32.99. I ordered them today. A $15.00 savings from the Conti GP3000 I've been purchasing at my LBS. Shipping and handling will up the price some, but you never know unless you try them.
I gotta admit that after using the forum for about a year and four months, there is only so much to discuss about bikes. I pick up little things here and there. I enjoy helping "newbies" as I can remember when I first started cycling, way-back-when, and I had to figure everything out by myself the hard way.
I enjoy anything as long as it is cycling related, even non-related cycling stuff as long as the discussions stay civilized. I learned to stay clear of heated debates, everyone wants a last word. Sometimes it's not who's right, it's who's the best writer and wants to spend the most time arguing about something. After my big crash, I learned that life is way too short to sweat the small stuff. Slow down and smell the flowers....
Tires- gotta agreepeloton
Jun 9, 2001 10:16 PM
I like to hear about what people think about different tires too. How do they wear, how much they flat, what the ride quality is like, and the other idiocyncracies of our contact point to the road. I used to work in a shop, and I'm hopeless when it comes to new stuff for my bike. There is a part of me that is happy when something breaks just so that I have an excuse to upgrade that part. Tires always wear out, so you always have an excuse to buy new ones. Part of the fun of that wear cycle is you can try different tires to satify the urge to buy new parts. Or even better, when you find a tire that you really, really love and can be satisfied with the smell of a new pair being installed in the garage when the old ones wear out. Tires are cool. Tires are your feeling to the road, and a good pair can be as valuble as a good helmet in relation to keeping you safe. Plus, it's better to talk about tires, than to wonder if you look like a Fred. :)