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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.


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Brock

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........................... He said nipple!
 

Arch

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mickle said:
Its not.

You asked a question; 'What dont I know about bikes?' I simply answered it.
I expect it would be simpler and less wear on the keyboard, to list what he does know...

They have wheels....

Er...

That's it.
 

bonj2

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mickle said:
Its not.

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

Tetedelacourse

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

Now stop distracting Mickle from sending me valve extensions.
 
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mickle

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

Now stop distracting Mickle from sending me valve extensions.
Yeah! Stop distracting me!
 

bonj2

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

Now stop distracting Mickle from sending me valve extensions.
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!
 

bonj2

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Were you aware that your rim often dictates the type of valve you can use?
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.
 

bonj2

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Anyway Bonjy, what little you have learned about bikes you have to attribute to those on here.
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.
 

Tetedelacourse

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bonj said:
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.
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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