|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...
|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 -
|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 nm||PdxMark|
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.
|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 better||davet|
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.
|seems you dislike the new forums for the same reason I do||russw19|
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.
|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
|Another favorite is an International Forum||coonass|
Feb 4, 2004 6:13 PM
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!