You haven't read the messages he has sent me "off list". I have come up with a fine solution to the Chuckie virus that has infected my computer as of late, and I highly recommend others do the same. I have blocked all incoming mail from Mr. I-have-all-the-answers himself. Before I had to sign off the list because of a real computer virus a while back, I got to a point where I was deleting all of his messages before I continued with reading the good ones from the rest of you wonderful folks. The man (for lack of a more appropriate word at the moment), rarely contributes any valuable information to the CR list, so I am quite sure that I will not be missing anything. Except the crap he loves to dish out, but doesn't know how to take when it comes back at him. And how could I possibly miss that?
The rest of you have been absolutely wonderful, and I wish I could sit and talk classic bicycles with all of you forever, and share my collection of classic bicycles with everyone too.
"Bicycle Mark" Perkins Fresno Cycling Club - Historian Fresno, California, U.S.A.
On Wed, 19 Mar 2003 12:43:05 -0500 "Bender-Zanoni, Joseph"
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bender-Zanoni, Joseph
> Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2003 11:38 AM
> To: 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
> Subject: Chuck's Trolling Complaint
> Chuck is continually going from pontificating know-it-all to egg shell
> complainee, all the while cleverly dissembling. I haven't gotten any apology
> from him concerning trolling on me about the two speed deal, even as I
> explained how he had narrowed the topic then announced I was
> Know-it-all-ism, right/wrong stuff is a real detraction from the list and
> Chuck is always cleverly working the issue.
> Here he has dug out trolling by capitalizing one sentence in a detailed post
> from an experienced rider who just happens to disagree with him on his
> admitted oddball position. The development of supplesse and spin, road to
> track etc. is very complicated and subjective. And pushing the edge of
> suitable topics too boot. I could go on and on about riding my Frejus around
> New York with no brakes, skidding rear tires, how careful trackies are about
> gearing, riding a sub 13 second 200 at age 40 etc. but it's not about
> classic bikes.
> Sorry about the add on whining but I needed to vent.
> Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 23:55:41 -0700
> From: Chuck Schmidt <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [CR]Fixed gear gearing
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> "Bicycle Mark" Perkins wrote:
> > (cut)
> > My point is that spinning is a good thing, especially when you really
> > learn how to do it right. And a track bike will help that happen better
> > than anything I know of. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU DON'T USE A BRAKE. Just
> > MHO, but it worked and still works for me.
> Great troll, Bicycle Mark! (just my opinion, of course ;)
> Cheers everyone,
> Chuck Schmidt