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The Expert Opinion Thread

Postby Dan » Wed May 08, 2013 5:52 am

This is the thread in which all experts - recognised, Internet or otherwise - can post their irrelevant responses to questions asked by members. That way, the thread responses can be contained to helpful, meaningful information.

For example:

Q: Which flat bar bike should I buy?
A: Buy a drop bar road bike - I had a flat bat but switched to drops and its heaps better.

Go. Hopefully we can get to 16 pages soon.
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Re: The Expert Opinion Thread

Postby Discodan » Wed May 08, 2013 6:49 am

Should we all post grammar and spelling corrections here? It's important to point out any transgressions, regardless of the fact that everyone understood the poster's meaning.

- In you're example answer "its" should be "it's"
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The Expert Opinion Thread

Postby Dan » Wed May 08, 2013 7:00 am

;) I'd be more concerned with trying to ride a flat bat, myself.
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Re: The Expert Opinion Thread

Postby ldrcycles » Wed May 08, 2013 7:20 am

hehe '16 pages' is BNA speak for over 9000 :) .


Q: I found an old steel road bike, is it valuable?

A: yes, you should put it on ebay with a starting price of eleventy hundred dollars and don't listen to anyone who tells you Roadmaster aren't a good brand, they are just trying to rip you off.
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Re: The Expert Opinion Thread

Postby RonK » Wed May 08, 2013 9:00 am

Q: What is an expert?
A: An "ex" is a has-been. A "spurt" is a drip under pressure. So an "expert" is a has-been drip under pressure. :lol:
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Re: The Expert Opinion Thread

Postby RonK » Wed May 08, 2013 9:02 am

Discodan wrote:Should we all post grammar and spelling corrections here? It's important to point out any transgressions, regardless of the fact that everyone understood the poster's meaning.

- In you're example answer "its" should be "it's"

Yes - and in your example "you're" should be "your".
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Re: The Expert Opinion Thread

Postby RonK » Wed May 08, 2013 9:04 am

Dan wrote:Go. Hopefully we can get to 16 pages soon.

16 pages? Didn't the recent strava frenzy establish a new benchmark?
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Re: The Expert Opinion Thread

Postby GaryF » Wed May 08, 2013 9:37 am

Tyre inflation expert: Unless your tube has a puncture, a bicycle pump, in good working condition, will inflate a flat tyre. The tube's valve will also need to be in good working condition. As to whether the tyre will achieve proper working pressure will depend on the maximum output of the pump used and the strength of the pumper.

In my expert opinion, if you're not achieving inflation and the conditions set out above are in order, give bicycle ownership away.
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Re: The Expert Opinion Thread

Postby Dan » Wed May 08, 2013 10:24 am

RonK wrote:
Dan wrote:Go. Hopefully we can get to 16 pages soon.

16 pages? Didn't the recent strava frenzy establish a new benchmark?


I thought it was the Tham-attack thread... ;)
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Re: The Expert Opinion Thread

Postby Dan » Wed May 08, 2013 10:26 am

RonK wrote:
Discodan wrote:Should we all post grammar and spelling corrections here? It's important to point out any transgressions, regardless of the fact that everyone understood the poster's meaning.

- In you're example answer "its" should be "it's"

Yes - and in your example "you're" should be "your".


FWIW, I have "it's" autocorrected to "its" on iPhone to avoid annoying possessive pronoun typos. No excuse though, granted.
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Re: The Expert Opinion Thread

Postby rangersac » Wed May 08, 2013 12:17 pm

Q: Hi, I'm a newbie. What's the best new bike, X, Y or Z? Budget is $500. It has to be fast, light, be able to handle the odd fire trail, carry panniers for commuting and look good at the coffee shop.
A: Start saving for n+1

Disclaimer: I commute on a flat bar, although I do also have a proper road bike.
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Re: The Expert Opinion Thread

Postby morini » Wed May 08, 2013 12:22 pm

Expert opinion on life?

Never go out with any one crazier than yourself.
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Re: The Expert Opinion Thread

Postby Torana68 » Wed May 08, 2013 1:17 pm

lets reverse it for a min

OP: I just bought .....(found stole....) this really old Malvernn Star ..... how old is it and whats it worth
Expert: Its not a Malvern Star, its post war and of little value
OP : what would you know! (then proceeds to fixicustomblinghipster.com where he gets confirmation of his super old/rare /valuable bike)
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Re: The Expert Opinion Thread

Postby Dan » Wed May 08, 2013 2:59 pm

Torana68 wrote:lets reverse it for a min

OP: I just bought .....(found stole....) this really old Malvernn Star ..... how old is it and whats it worth
Expert: Its not a Malvern Star, its post war and of little value
OP : what would you know! (then proceeds to fixicustomblinghipster.com where he gets confirmation of his super old/rare /valuable bike)


ah, batty and his fake de nago once owned by Greg Williams (footy player) - good times!
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Re: The Expert Opinion Thread

Postby dayne » Wed May 08, 2013 9:33 pm

Now I know why I rarely come on here,
This thread and most of this retro section.

Rarely people post good retro stuff just showtime like this and the other fake thread and so on.

How about this lets just post quality retro bike stuff.
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Re: The Expert Opinion Thread

Postby HappyHumber » Wed May 08, 2013 9:37 pm

is the shogun sold?
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Re: The Expert Opinion Thread

Postby twizzle » Wed May 08, 2013 10:47 pm

Q: Why do some people on this forum get so upset?
A: It's the Internet.


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The Expert Opinion Thread

Postby Dan » Thu May 09, 2013 5:44 am

dayne wrote:Now I know why I rarely come on here,
This thread and most of this retro section.

Rarely people post good retro stuff just showtime like this and the other fake thread and so on.

How about this lets just post quality retro bike stuff.


Ah, Dayne, you're missing the point!

By containing all the carp to one tongue in cheek thread, it frees up the rest of the forum for quality retro gear.

Anyway, what would the Internet be without irrelevance and poor grammar in every post?

Feels good to have a rant though, doesn't it? Go on, admit it, you kinda liked it... ;)
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Re: The Expert Opinion Thread

Postby dayne » Thu May 09, 2013 6:11 am

Haha I wondered how it would be recieved,
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Re: The Expert Opinion Thread

Postby Dan » Thu May 09, 2013 6:53 am

dayne wrote:Haha I wondered how it would be recieved,
Successful troll


Touché, well played sir!! Now, back to irrelevance. Know anything about stem slamming?
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Re: The Expert Opinion Thread

Postby silentbutdeadly » Thu May 09, 2013 9:26 am

Only that you can't fit a quill stem upside down...
Ours is not to reason why...merely to point and giggle
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Re: The Expert Opinion Thread

Postby munga » Thu May 09, 2013 10:14 am

50-150
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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Re: The Expert Opinion Thread

Postby munga » Thu May 09, 2013 10:14 am

askhole. google it.
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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Re: The Expert Opinion Thread

Postby Dan » Thu May 09, 2013 10:15 am

silentbutdeadly wrote:Only that you can't fit a quill stem upside down...


If you tried to do that, you might end up looking like a goose(neck) ;)
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Re: The Expert Opinion Thread

Postby Discodan » Thu May 09, 2013 10:09 pm

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