***Ping Bonj***

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by mickle, 9 Oct 2007.

  1. Quote:
    Originally Posted by bonj View Post
    Well, I'd be ideal then. what don't I know about bikes?

    Okey dokey.........

    How many chainring bolts does a Chater Lea chainset use?

    Where was the Chater Lea factory?

    Which British chainset manufacturer was the first to use a splined interface with the bottom bracket axle?

    What was Cannondales first product?

    Which brand started as S&G cycles?

    The first commercial bicycle disc brake was launched in 1973, by which components manufacturer?

    Which is the oldest cycle retailer in the UK?

    Shimano made a spelling mistake on one of their groupsets in the mid 80s, it has never been corrected, what the word?

    Which was the last manufacturer of bikes available in the UK to supply bikes with 27 inch wheels?

    What links 'Q factor' with F1.

    Who manufactured the first commercially available aluminum fork?

    Reynolds 531 was developed for what?

    Reynolds 853 was developed for what?

    Which Shimano component was the only one to bear the name of another component company and what was the company??

    How many seperate manufacturing proccesses go into making a standard spoke nipple?

    What is the difference in mm between the BCDs of Microdrive and Compact Drive.

    No conferring. No googling. You have twenty minutes.
    I blame Thatcher.
  2. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    ........................... He said nipple!
  3. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    It's never necessary to know any of that.
  4. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    so it's a load of crapola then :biggrin:
  5. OP

    mickle FFS

    Its not.

    You asked a question; 'What dont I know about bikes?' I simply answered it.
  6. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    I expect it would be simpler and less wear on the keyboard, to list what he does know...

    They have wheels....


    That's it.
  7. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    ah yeah, well, I meant 'what don't I know about bikes that's necessary to know in order to build one'. i.e. what don't I know that would render me unsuitable for a job in the bike industry like yours. You don't have to know the history of bike componentry manufacturers through the ages, in fact I suspect you didn't know most of that before you looked it up.
  8. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    So Bike building and the subject of Randomness, your two specialist subjects. Excellent.

    Now stop distracting Mickle from sending me valve extensions.
  9. OP

    mickle FFS

    Yeah! Stop distracting me!
  10. Canrider

    Canrider Guru

    Hey, I want to know the answers to those!!
  11. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    You wouldn't need valve extensions if you'd known enough about bikes to buy the correct tubes in the first place, or taken my advice and sent them back to exchange them for the correct ones!
  12. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    Yes! That's exactly what I was trying to tell him, my advice was to send the tubes back and get the proper ones. But I don't think he wanted to accept that he'd done something wrong so has obviously insisted on soldiering on. Trouble is, now, everyone will be able to see that he's done something wrong.
  13. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    er... no, not the case. For instance, building a wheel. Not many people on here would know how to build a wheel, but I do - it wasn't anyone on here that taught me. I rebuilt a mate's wheel only the other week in fact when he broke a (trailing) spoke.
  14. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    What, riding a bike backwards? I don't ride a bike backwards flower, that's something you've invented.
  15. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Mickle is going to send me things for free. It's less effort than taking tubes back to the shop.

    And don't for a minute pretend that there is trouble with "everyone being able to see that he's done something wrong". Scan older posts here by username Bonj for examples where someone is clearly unconcerned about being seen to be making public errors.
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