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Old 03-18-15, 05:49 PM
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There are no stupid questions right?

Ok but this one will probably test that hypothesis for you experienced riders.
I know what a seat post is,
but what is a seat stay?
a link to a detailed image would be very helpful.
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Old 03-18-15, 06:06 PM
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It's the tube connecting the seat tube to the the chain stay.

https://www.google.com/search?q=seat...fm%3B616%3B404
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Old 03-18-15, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by bikepro View Post
It's the tube connecting the seat tube to the the chain stay.

https://www.google.com/search?q=seat...fm%3B616%3B404
And here is another diagram:

http://bikebarn.ucdavis.edu/wp-conte...ke-diagram.png

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Old 03-18-15, 10:35 PM
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Old 03-18-15, 11:06 PM
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I firmly believe there is no stupid question. A person with a question indicates he is willing to learn.
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Old 03-19-15, 03:09 PM
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Don't feel bad about asking anything -- we all had to learn.
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Old 03-19-15, 03:26 PM
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yep, stupid would be NOT asking the question.
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Old 03-19-15, 03:44 PM
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OK but that's a really bad subject line... no idea of the subject inside.

Anybody know why handlebars are always plural?
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Old 03-19-15, 03:47 PM
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Or why it's a pair of pants? Is one leg a pant? No, I don't think so.

Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
OK but that's a really bad subject line... no idea of the subject inside.

Anybody know why handlebars are always plural?
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Old 03-19-15, 04:04 PM
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Not to pick on the OP, but as an educator I have come to hate the "There are no stupid questions" cliche. Yes, dammit, there is such thing as a stupid question.

I understand that this catch phrase was promulgated in good faith by people who wanted to promote participation and to overcome the sometimes intimidating air of the classroom, lecture hall, and other less-formal educational environments. But the net result is an entire generation of lazy people who reflexively ask any question that pops into their heads, without taking the time to consider whether they should be able to think it through for themselves. If you can always get the answer by asking a question, why strain yourself?

A non-stupid question: Anything about which you are curious for which you lack the information or the resources to construct the answer for yourself. Or anything that you *might* be able to figure out, but after some effort are finding it somewhat difficult to divine the correct answer.

A stupid question: Anything that you should be able to figure out for yourself with the information you have easily at your disposal and for which you have given no effort to answer on your own.

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Old 03-19-15, 04:17 PM
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I always tell my students "Stupid questions prevent stupid mistakes".
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Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
Or why it's a pair of pants? Is one leg a pant? No, I don't think so.
No, but two legs are a pair. Somewhere in the evolution of clothing a pair of hose became pants.
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Old 03-19-15, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
Or why it's a pair of pants? Is one leg a pant? No, I don't think so.
lol ... never thought of that!

Or why is it that we drive on parkways and park on driveways?
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Old 03-19-15, 05:19 PM
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The only stupid question is the one you don't ask.
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Old 03-19-15, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
The only stupid question is the one you don't ask.
I'm sorry, but I disagree. When the syllabus says that the test will be on Friday and when I announce at the outset of class, as I have for the last 3 classes, that the test will be on Friday, and then, at mid-way through the lecture I ask if there are any questions and a student who has been looking at his phone for most of the class time raises his hand say, "When is the test?", then he is asking a stupid question.
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Old 03-19-15, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by MinnMan View Post
I'm sorry, but I disagree. When the syllabus says that the test will be on Friday and when I announce at the outset of class, as I have for the last 3 classes, that the test will be on Friday, and then, at mid-way through the lecture I ask if there are any questions and a student who has been looking at his phone for most of the class time raises his hand say, "When is the test?", then he is asking a stupid question.
Stupid for you, but not for the student. Because it would be worse if he missed the test.

I have a terrible memory and when my wife tells me we have something to do on the weekend I do listen. But if i don't put it on my calendar I won't remember. So on Friday when I check the calender and there's nothing on the weekend I always ask. There are times I missed putting it in.

Not a stupid question because if we have to be somewhere and i'm out on a 100 mile ride I will get crap for being stupid for sure.

I'm not stupid, just old and forgetful. (at least that's what I tell her when I rather ride then go someplace I don't want to. )
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I imagine the two long skinny tubes below could be considered chainstays - maybe. And the two short, skinny tubes above that meet the 'chainstays' at the rear could be considered seat stays - maybe. But where is the danged seat tube???

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Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
Or why it's a pair of pants? Is one leg a pant? No, I don't think so.
And why do they call them apartments when they're all stuck together?
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Why do you park on driveways and drive on parkways????
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Old 03-23-15, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by tunavic View Post

I love the direction this thread has taken good for a few laughs. This is absolutely the best labeled bike diagram I have ever seen. Muchas Gracias Amigo!
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Old 03-23-15, 06:44 AM
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What if you have disc brakes?
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Etymology of the word pants: KET DL | Latin 3 | Verba | Etymology. Short version, its from the word pantaloons which came from a character in a play.
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Old 03-23-15, 11:26 AM
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If you want to know the real names of bike parts, see attached.
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old guys know stuff, cuz we lived thru all the questions
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Of course there are stupid questions. For one, "Can I ask you a question?" ranks right up there.
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