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Can anyone answer a simple question on here?(12 posts)

Can anyone answer a simple question on here?wardinside
Nov 30, 2003 6:46 AM
It is amazing to see what topics can spring from any attempt at a poster to find out some information.

wonder if someone posts a simple question -
Let's say one with an exact answer --

"What is the lightest production bike under $3000?"

or

"What company owns Haro and Masi?"

or

"Who is the largest seller of bikes in the USA?"

I wonder if a simple answer is ever given - or is it always a bunch of rants about unrelated stuff?
yesstephenb
Nov 30, 2003 8:00 AM
Welcome to RBR :-) (nm)PEDDLFOOT
Nov 30, 2003 9:41 AM
more broadly, "Welcome to the internet." ;-) nmDougSloan
Nov 30, 2003 9:47 AM
Why is it called Ovaltine? It comes in a round jar....nm ;-)rwbadley
Nov 30, 2003 10:27 AM
"Why don't they call it Roundtine?"gala7516
Nov 30, 2003 10:53 AM
I love the Sienfeld references on this board.
Shouldn't he be called 'The Accompanied Ranger?' nmbicyclerepairman
Nov 30, 2003 10:47 PM
re: Can anyone answer a simple question on here?russw19
Nov 30, 2003 11:19 AM
Simple, because people have preconcieved notions about what is right and wrong and have their own prejudices as to what other people should be riding or how other people should act.

I am not picking on you, but since you asked the question, I will use you as the example. Just one thread below this one someone asked a very specific and simple question about which bike he should choose between a Trek and 2 Bianchis he was looking at and then you went and clouded the issue for him by suggesting he look at Lemonds. Then told him he had to first choose between aluminium or steel. Then you told him he had to choose to shop online or at the LBS.

What if these issues were already decided by this guy? Then he asked a question that only dealt with 3 bikes and you just jumbled it all up for him by throwing out a bunch of advice that was unrelated.

So answer your own question about yourself before you try to throw that weight onto anyone else's shoulders. Did you give the simple answer? Nope... so how can you ask that question?

I am not trying to be rude, and I hope it doesn't come across that way, as I like most of the info in your posts, but you stirred the pot just like everyone else. You took a simple question and made it more complicated... I hope you see both the irony and the humour I found in your post that made me type this reply. It's like having your cake and eating it too. But then what fun is cake if you can't eat it?

Russ
I'm not sticking up for wardinside but the guy in the ...lonebikeroftheapocalypse
Dec 1, 2003 12:47 PM
previous post opened himself up for a complicated answer. If fact he more or less asked for a complicated answer.
Oh come on!Kerry Irons
Nov 30, 2003 6:23 PM
Do you really believe that anyone really knows the lightest production bike under $3K? There are probably several bikes that are within grams.

Your second question is undoubtedly answerable, assuming there is not some complicated arrangement of subsidiaries, parternships, interlocking directorates, etc.

Your final question doesn't specify well enough to be answered. Do you mean any and all kinds of bikes (including plastic children's bikes sold at Toys R Us), bikes sold through bike shops, etc.

Is it that you don't understand the realities of the kind of answers you get on the Internet, or are you just trying to point out how stupid we are (and by inference, how smart you are)?
Are you making fun of me? nmbicyclerepairman
Nov 30, 2003 10:44 PM
Three simple answersPoseur
Dec 1, 2003 4:12 PM
1. Michael Jackson flayed my dates.
2. God isn't colorblind. He made roses red and violets blue.
3. people in the mountain time zone don't have to set their clocks back.