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Please merge the bike/cycling threads into the 2 main threads

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Please merge the bike/cycling threads into the 2 main threads

Hello,

I'd like to request that the various bike/cycling related threads get merged into the existing mega threads.

Cycling thread:

rfd-cycling-thread-official-583240/

Casual Cyclist thread:

official-cycling-thread-commuters-casua ... t-1165940/

S&R is getting pretty cluttered with the the daily "which lock", "which CT bike" threads.

Thanks
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I agree. They both serve their purpose!

I started the second "official bike" thread to help the more ez going cyclist... Guys who just want to know the best routes, trials, locks, and a good place to buy a bike
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Swerny wrote:
May 18th, 2017 10:42 am
i think there should still be 1 thread, but if it's 2 so be it.

People still ask questions about cheap bikes in the original alleged "roadie" thread but so be it.
Perhaps a better idea would be to better identify the purpose of each thread then? If you can think of more appropriate titles I can make that change.
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TomRFD wrote:
May 19th, 2017 10:46 am
Perhaps a better idea would be to better identify the purpose of each thread then? If you can think of more appropriate titles I can make that change.
Hi Tom,

Thanks for the reply.

The main "Cycling" thread has existed forever (since 2008).

Urban Poet created a second thread and while i disagreed with the need for it (and still do), it's being used regularly.

Basic questions get posed in both, which is why I think there really is no need for 2.

I don't have a suggestion for names as i don't see the need for 2. "RFD Cycling Thread" is pretty self-explanatory and i think it's all encompassing.
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Swerny wrote:
May 18th, 2017 10:42 am
i think there should still be 1 thread, but if it's 2 so be it.

People still ask questions about cheap bikes in the original alleged "roadie" thread but so be it.
TomRFD wrote:
May 19th, 2017 10:46 am
Perhaps a better idea would be to better identify the purpose of each thread then? If you can think of more appropriate titles I can make that change.
Swerny wrote:
May 19th, 2017 3:24 pm
Urban Poet created a second thread and while i disagreed with the need for it (and still do), it's being used regularly.

Basic questions get posed in both, which is why I think there really is no need for 2.

I don't have a suggestion for names as i don't see the need for 2. "RFD Cycling Thread" is pretty self-explanatory and i think it's all encompassing.
IMO we definitely need the 2 cycling threads, not just the 1.

This is like having different threads for "RBC Direct Investing" vs "TD eFunds". They are both for similar investing activities, but you still need 2 threads because they are for different target markets.

The "road cycling" and "MTB / commuter / casual enthusiast / everything else" are 2 distinct areas of cycling. This separation is so well defined that if you look up the websites of bicycle manufacturers, bicycle equipment / clothing manufacturers, etc., they also divide their products into "Road" and "MTB / commuter / others / etc" categories. Why? They are for distinct groups of customers.

And that is why we need 2 threads.
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Swerny wrote:
May 19th, 2017 3:24 pm
Hi Tom,

Thanks for the reply.

The main "Cycling" thread has existed forever (since 2008).

Urban Poet created a second thread and while i disagreed with the need for it (and still do), it's being used regularly.

Basic questions get posed in both, which is why I think there really is no need for 2.

I don't have a suggestion for names as i don't see the need for 2. "RFD Cycling Thread" is pretty self-explanatory and i think it's all encompassing.
The reason for its creation was... i found that a lot of comments in the main cycling thread were being ignored bc they werent hardcore in nature. They either werent technical enough. And at a time i found road cyclist racers dominated the thread. Kinda intimidates the guy who just wants a cheap bike. But everyone is talking about $10,000 cerelo's

The thread i created has. Very very district purpose.
For commuters and casual enthusiast. Not racers. Not hard core mountain bikers. Just bike nuts who commute around town and go for leisure rides... pretty much 90% of cyclist.

example "whats the best lock?"

Answer "no lock. Carry your bike with you wherever you go. Whenever i super speed race in my $7 trillion dollar super titanium carbon fiber rocket ship bike... i take it with me when i stop over for coffee"

Reply "but... i just need to go to work and buy groceries :-/"

Answer 2 "youre cycling. As a true speed racer you have no right to stop over for coffee or drinks on a Nice patio on a beautiful summer day. You'll never make it to tour de france with that attitude!"

Reply "please don't hurt me"


Ok i exagerate... but you get the point.



Another example... look at these
Two questions.

1. Whats the best aerodynmic helmet?

2. Whats a good trail i can teAch my kid how to bike?

For #2... i recommend the western edges of the martin goodman trail in the ashbridges bay park. Bc its isolated, flat, and the speedy people ignore it. But people go there only bc its scenic.

#1 can be answered by the super speed racers.
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