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What's the 'other' best cycling forum out there?(15 posts)

What's the 'other' best cycling forum out there?OldEdScott
Feb 4, 2004 9:13 AM
Is there one with lively, knowledgable people AND a user friendly interface? Any recommendations? I haven't bike-forum shopped for years, since I was so pleased with this one. Thanks.
re: What's the 'other' best cycling forum out there?philippec
Feb 4, 2004 9:23 AM
I'm looking too -- there is always the tech talk forum at velonews.com...

A+

Philippe
re: What's the 'other' best cycling forum out there?Alex-in-Evanston
Feb 4, 2004 9:49 AM
Cyclingforum.com and the serotta forum. Cyclingforum.com just went through a software transformation but seems to have emerged intact. Unfortunately for you they have little tolerance for political discussions. Serotta forum has about 5 of the most well informed bike lovers anywhere and everyone else is a blivet. Weed out the good stuff.

Why do you want a bike forum anyway? Wouldn't it be more fun to just troll these guys -

http://rightnation.us/forums/
LOL! Do these nitwits allow liberal posts?OldEdScott
Feb 4, 2004 9:58 AM
Believe it or not, I DO read all the bike stuff here. Just don't post that much in General or Components because you're all so much more expert than me. I DO post in non-cycling because that board is infested with ill-educated simian types who need my wisdom. LOL! Good stuff!!!! Right?
www.bikeforums.net has been my secondary bike forum nmPdxMark
Feb 4, 2004 10:10 AM
They're way too cheerily caffeinated there.lc21998
Feb 4, 2004 10:28 AM
I like my forums a little grumpier. I'm concerned the new board's smiley's might push us over the edge too.
At least RBR could offer a projectile-vomiting smiley.Spoiler
Feb 4, 2004 11:14 AM
Or an explosive diarrhea smiley.
The PV would most accurately portray my reaction to other's posts while the ED would reflect the real value of many of the posts I read.
A new one up and running.....davet
Feb 4, 2004 2:02 PM
..and it can use the wisdom and sage comments from y'all.

http://www.bikefanclub.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?Cat=0
A new one up and running.....Spoiler
Feb 4, 2004 4:12 PM
Maybe I misunderstood your post, but when I clicked on the link, then clicked on the link for general forums, I saw a lists of posts that still don't show all topic reply lines. It's no better than the the new forums here. There's no reason to move to a new place if the new place has the same new software we're trying to avoid.
A new one up and running.....and is betterdavet
Feb 4, 2004 7:31 PM
when you set your preferences to the 'flat mode' and 'expanded threads', then you can follow the conversations.
Are you referring to bikeforums.net?B2
Feb 5, 2004 8:49 AM
I looked at this site and it appears to be the exact same software and options as RBR's new system.

I don't see a "preferences" area and cannot find any options that are called "flat mode".

I must be missing something here?

I enjoy reading most of the posts and usually learn a fair amount from doing so, but there's got to be an alternative to opening every thread to see if there's anything worthwhile in there.

Bryan
seems you dislike the new forums for the same reason I dorussw19
Feb 4, 2004 9:53 PM
I don't like not being able to see the headers of the replies and who replied in the new forum. It means that I have to open the thread to decide if I want to post in it. It is a big ol' waste of time. And being that I sometimes post from school or work, that's not a good thing.

Russ
A pretty nice format!OldEdScott
Feb 5, 2004 9:31 AM
And it has almost no activity. If enough RBRers decided to go there to colonize it, we could keep a good portion of the same community going in a new locale.

I'm going to go register right now.
Here's the link:OldEdScott
Feb 5, 2004 9:33 AM
http://www.bikefanclub.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?Cat=0
Another favorite is an International Forumcoonass
Feb 4, 2004 6:13 PM
http://www.cyclingplus.co.uk/forum
The members are world wide; Europe, Asia, etc....lots of good thread-topics and some very humorous comments. The format is the same as RBR's newest and there is a good mix of beginning bikers to cat 1 (lots of Cat 1s)....it's also a great site to get information on biking outside the US....these guys live there and can be a world of knowledge...Enjoy!