Re: [CR]Chuck's expert status

(Example: Humor:John Pergolizzi)

Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 10:04:11 -0600
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From: "Bicycle Classics inc" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Chuck's expert status

Does anyone see what is wrong with this request being made? Chuck gathers materials, copies them, makes nearly no profit on them, but does it because he thinks it is fun and a great service - and probably makes enough profit so that he doesn't feel that he is being totally taken advantage of.

Now Bruce implies that Chuck should rent the appropriate storage space on the web, and take perhaps thousands of hours and put it up for free. I've scanned catalog pages before - this would take a huge amount of time to do even a fraction of what Chuck offers for sale.

Am I missing something? If I am, than perhaps I can ask each member of the list to take perhaps a month or two of their time to do something for me - are there any auto mechanics or house painters on the list? And after you paint my house be sure to do so for everyone else on the list.

Mike Kone in Boulder CO

At 10:26 AM 5/22/02 GMT, wrote:
>From: Chuck Schmidt <>
>Subject: Re: [CR]1st gen GS shifters?
>>Well since you asked me specifically, Stevan, I
>>thought I would try to
>>answer your question.
>>But upon thinking about it some more I have come to
>>the conclusion that
>>to do so would be setting myself up as an "expert,"
>>and as it's been
>>said here before, if I did this I would lose my
>>expert status if I made
>>my knowledge available to everyone. hee, hee
>>So I guess my answer is no :(
>Answering a question wouldn't lose you your coveted
>expert status. Putting that mound of historical
>cycling literature you're sitting on up on a website
>for people to read free of charge would, though. What
>about it?
>Bruce Robbins
>You too can have your own email address from Eurosport.