[CR]Off Topic Heresy

(Example: Production Builders:Teledyne)

In-Reply-To: <MONKEYFOODYhDtgvux7000019c3@monkeyfood.nt.phred.org>
From: "Ben Kamenjas" <kamenjas@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 11:53:26 +1100
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Off Topic Heresy

On 28/11/2006 Chuck Schmidt, Keeper of the On Topic\u2122® <grin> wrote in response to the Moulton-UCI-Recumbent chicanery (below):
> I'm not so sure Mark. Sheldon's posts are about the UCI and what
> they base their decisions on, correct? No content appropriate for a
> vintage bike list that I can see, so off-topic. If we could vote,
> I'd vote to BOOT 'IM! <grin>
>> Chuck Schmidt wrote
>>>> I'm trying my best to find some vintage content in any of this and
>>>> coming up empty handed...
>> And Jeff Potter replied
>>> THERE IT IS! Down below! Clarification of road racing
>>> history, my man! : ) On a classically contentious point, no
>>> less. And there are vintage pics to prove it on
>>> wooljersey.com, no less. Featuring TdF
>>> '37 winner Lapebie racing alongside an UNFAIRED benter, no less!
>>> We're in, we're clean! Don't kick me'n'Sheldon off the list,
>>> pretty please! --JP
>> Except the list rules specifically mention recumbents as off-topic.
>> Sheldon didn't mention 'bents at all, no risk of him getting booted...
>> Mark Bulgier
>> Seattle WA USA

Ummmm .... how do they say on the intrawebs ???

Pot - Meet - Kettle
> Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2006 16:16:40 -0800
> From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
> To: CR RENDEZVOUS <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Subject: Re: [CR] E'roica in just-out LeCycle
> TOTALLY OFF TOPIC INFO <http://www.tdfblog.com/2006/04/
> parisroubaix_ca.html>:
> "Discovery Channel's George Hincapie, who has long named a Paris-
> Roubaix victory as one of his goals, crashed out with a broken
> steerer tube. Hincapie was riding a custom Trek, featuring an
> elastomer suspension and other features to minimize the vibration and
> pounding of the most rugged of the classics. Hincapie went down hard
> on his right shoulder, and reports on Monday say Hincapie will have
> surgery and miss 15 days of racing. Hincapie's prototype featured an
> aluminum steerer bonded to an OCLV fork, which Trek will reportedly
> be examining closely. That puts him out of next week's Tour de
> Georgia."
> Chuck Schmidt
> South Pasadena, Southern California
> United States of America
> http://www.velo-retro.com (reprints, t-shirts & timelines)

Chuck, you of all people should know that Dale has clearly and specifically mentioned many a time that Off Topic is Off Topic, even more so when flagrantly disregarding the rule of classic content such as yours above. I think it better you dropped your self assumed castigation of Jeff Potter (Backdoor?), even with a <grin> added ... it's not funny.

... and for the rest, let's not earn the Wrath of Dale\u2122 .... if you are not sure of on topic-ness, check with the Listmeister first, or respond

to the original topic poster directly and not to the list. Lets keep it

back on track .... We gots better things to read.

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Now before I forget, what later era Campy axles and bearings sizes will

I be using to build up some Campy/FB 3 piece hub shells?


Ben "Keeper Of Fame" Kamenjas
Hot and Sultry Bondi Beach,