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Old 08-19-20, 12:46 PM
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people in advertising are good. they get us to do and buy all sorts of things. that's their job
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Old 08-19-20, 12:48 PM
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Most of my bikes are 8 and 9 speed, but I have one 6sp and one 10sp. Biggest difference between 6 and 10 is that I shift more on the 10.
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Old 08-19-20, 12:50 PM
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I like lugged steel, I like TIG'd steel....I like steel
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Old 08-19-20, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric S. View Post
Most of my bikes are 8 and 9 speed, but I have one 6sp and one 10sp. Biggest difference between 6 and 10 is that I shift more on the 10.
I think this post could make more sense to the poster if he thought about it more.

Personally, I have 7,9,10, and 11-speed cassettes. I find I can shift into a more appropriate gear more often when I have a better selection of gears.
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
The OP has listed his age in other posts -- he is not a baby boomer.
Age is not the only factor in determining to what generation a person identifies; shared values and experiences are far more important in this regard. You should re-explore the works of Chuck Underwood to learn more about this subject. OP expressed strong Boomer viewpoints, hence, OP is a Boomer. The birth year of OP is irrelevant.
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Old 08-19-20, 12:53 PM
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Oh, and Mr. Ryda .... grats for keeping at it for so long. I may poke fun at you, but you have been doing your thing here and on to recumbents for a long time and I respect that.

Go on, bro ... . give those clouds a hard time.
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Old 08-19-20, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by BoraxKid View Post
LOL, get a load of this KAREN!

Can you even imagine being a grown-ass adult and being this "offended" by having your demographic identified? The horror!

And for the record, I know more about bicycles than you do. That's why I post helpful advice when I can. And when someone clogs up the board with asinine BS the way OP did, I give them an asinine reply that is every bit as helpful as their post. I'm just following the examples so many "more experienced" BF members have set. Maybe you should lurk more?
So far this forum has largely managed to stay away from the overdone Karen label that has taken over social media. Please do your best to keep it that way.
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Old 08-19-20, 01:07 PM
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Two of the bikes I own that are lugged construction are not made of steel
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Old 08-19-20, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by BoraxKid View Post
Age is not the only factor in determining to what generation a person identifies; shared values and experiences are far more important in this regard. You should re-explore the works of Chuck Underwood to learn more about this subject. OP expressed strong Boomer viewpoints, hence, OP is a Boomer. The birth year of OP is irrelevant.
In your case, you seem to have simply redefined the word as a pejorative for someone who has a viewpoint different than your own.
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Old 08-19-20, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
So far this forum has largely managed to stay away from the overdone Karen label that has taken over social media. Please do your best to keep it that way.
Nope...Karen and Boomer are excellent meme's and apply to many things on this older version of social media.
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Old 08-19-20, 01:22 PM
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So your trike is lugged and brazed?
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Old 08-19-20, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Germany_chris View Post
Nope...Karen and Boomer are excellent meme's and apply to many things on this older version of social media.
I dont disagree that they can be applicable. They are overused at this point. The saturation point was exceeded long ago and I chuckle at those who use both too liberally now. At this point its gone meta, actually- laughing at someone who references something that is overused in their attempt to make fun of someone else for how they are thinking.
Passe, but I guess these will be around until the collective finds new ways to describe groups of people.

Ooh, whats a fun name for someone who uses overdone pop culture meme phrases?
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Old 08-19-20, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Ooh, whats a fun name for someone who uses overdone pop culture meme phrases?
Borax?
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Old 08-19-20, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
I dont disagree that they can be applicable. They are overused at this point. The saturation point was exceeded long ago and I chuckle at those who use both too liberally now. At this point its gone meta, actually- laughing at someone who references something that is overused in their attempt to make fun of someone else for how they are thinking.
Passe, but I guess these will be around until the collective finds new ways to describe groups of people.

Ooh, whats a fun name for someone who uses overdone pop culture meme phrases?
Lots of things are over used yet applicable and if you come up with something creative for people that over use both pf these I'll steal it and use it too.
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Old 08-19-20, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by BoraxKid View Post
LOL, get a load of this KAREN!

Can you even imagine being a grown-ass adult and being this "offended" by having your demographic identified? The horror!

And for the record, I know more about bicycles than you do. That's why I post helpful advice when I can. And when someone clogs up the board with asinine BS the way OP did, I give them an asinine reply that is every bit as helpful as their post. I'm just following the examples so many "more experienced" BF members have set. Maybe you should lurk more?
Any other social media cliches you want to throw out? Oh, and shut up, go to work and pay your taxes I can collect my social security.
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Old 08-19-20, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Ooh, whats a fun name for someone who uses overdone pop culture meme phrases?
how about, "diece ?
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Another in a long line of "what I like is great and everything else is crap" posts.
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Originally Posted by dsaul View Post
Another in a long line of "what I like is great and everything else is crap" posts.
Well, there is that.
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Gosh and here I thought lugs were invented so plumbers could blast together some bikes because decent welding didnít exist yet.
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Old 08-19-20, 02:30 PM
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BoraxKid:

I sure am glad we have you here. Because without you, we wouldn't have anyone to tell us:
1. Who is and is not a Karen
2. What's not worthwhile to post on Bike Forums
3. Who has the greatest knowledge about bikes
Thank you so much for deigning to spend your valuable childhood protecting us all from our ignorance.
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Collectin your social security

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A[so]I can collect my social security.
Don't worry about collecting your social security, Mark. I'm collecting it for you.
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Old 08-19-20, 02:40 PM
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Any other social media cliches you want to throw out? Oh, and shut up, go to work and pay your taxes I can collect my social security.
Jokes on you, YOUR tax dollars have been paying for my NEET lifestyle since the Clinton administration!
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Old 08-19-20, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by BoraxKid View Post
Age is not the only factor in determining to what generation a person identifies; shared values and experiences are far more important in this regard. You should re-explore the works of Chuck Underwood to learn more about this subject. OP expressed strong Boomer viewpoints, hence, OP is a Boomer. The birth year of OP is irrelevant.

"Re-explore"!!!
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Old 08-19-20, 02:42 PM
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Tiresome.
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Originally Posted by BoraxKid View Post
Age is not the only factor in determining to what generation a person identifies; shared values and experiences are far more important in this regard. You should re-explore the works of Chuck Underwood to learn more about this subject. OP expressed strong Boomer viewpoints, hence, OP is a Boomer. The birth year of OP is irrelevant.
I prefer the works of Chuck Finley.
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