[TheThinkTank] Elevating the knowledge base, Would your programs benefit?

Jean-François Caron jfcaron3 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 4 06:37:39 PST 2019


It reminded me of ShelBroCo April Fool's pages.

e.g.:
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/power-wheel.html

Jean-François

> On Feb 4, 2019, at 06:13 , Dennis Wollersheim <dewoller at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Thanks for that Nicholas.  Christopher's original post disturbed me, but as I am a relative newbie, I did not want to call him out.  You did the right thing, in a very respectful fashion.
> 
> Warmly
> Dennis
> 
> On Mon, Feb 4, 2019 at 7:32 PM Cyclista Nicholas <cyclista at inventati.org <mailto:cyclista at inventati.org>> wrote:
> So, in the question of wheel truing, I am wondering why you don't allow 
> for rims becoming deformed. Your presentation implies that rims maintain 
> perfection except in cases where spoke tension temporarily interferes.
> 
> In other words, it's obvious that while some spokes may become loose 
> through repetitive stress, since the web of spokes share a single load, 
> others will become tighter as the rim deforms. Since little can be done 
> in the average shop to re-perfect the bare rim once deformed, the 
> tighter spokes must maintain some amount of increased tension to keep 
> this now-deformed rim true.
> 
> I'm not going to present any test that I've developed to "prove" this 
> process, I'm actually posting this response because I find it kind of 
> offensive that you keep posting here essentially as a salesperson. When 
> someone posts to a mailing list to sell a product, to me that 
> constitutes cause to block that person from the mailing list.
> 
> If you want to freely share here tutorials and techniques for everyone 
> to review and learn from, in the interest of helping community bike 
> shops hone their skillsets to a higher standard, I'd be the first to get 
> interested. As it is, you never post detailed instructions, and quite 
> frankly a lot of the processes you allude to are bizarrely out of scope 
> with what most of us do on a daily basis. Your posts smell like bait.
> 
> I'm personally requesting that you reconsider posting here. In this 
> particular case, you even tacked your message onto a completely 
> unrelated thread. I mean, might be I'm actually talking to a spam bot.
> 
> cyclista Nicholas
> 
> 
> 
> On 2019-02-03 05:57, christopher at holisticcycles.com <mailto:christopher at holisticcycles.com> wrote:
> > I will ask a few questions and I am seeking if you have tests to prove
> > your answers.
> > 
> > Does a quick release lever change the adjustment of a hub? Yes or No
> > is not important, how do you test to verify your answer is important.
> > How can this test be used to reduce service time to 1/20 the time?
> > 
> > What does facing do for the customers ride experience?  Nothing/
> > Something? The following answers are guesses, beliefs, not science or
> > engineering based: it should be done, it is done at the factory, it
> > does not need to be done, eliminates pedal click, professional cyclist
> > have it done. So what does it do? how does it improve a cyclist ride
> > experience? How do you verify your answer?
> > 
> > How do stainless steel spokes and cables stretch once and then
> > magically become harder and never stretch again? If they do not
> > stretch once, then how do they get longer once? How do you verify your
> > answer?
> > 
> > Do Bolts stretch? Yes or No, how do you verify your answer?
> > 
> > How does a chain that can stretch at 900 Kg or 2000 pounds of force
> > get stretched on a bike frame that can only support a 160 Kg or 350
> > lbs cyclist. How can a  45 Kg or 100 pound cyclist  put  900 Kg or
> > 2000 Lbs of force into a chain to stretch it? Without destroying their
> > knees? How do you verify your answer?
> > Which leads to the question, How does one type of shift lever make a
> > chain function twice as long as another type. How do you verify your
> > answer?
> > 
> > Why do mechanics tighten and loosen spokes? When a cyclist uses a
> > wheel spokes get looser. Spokes only need to be tightened to round,
> > dish, tension, and true a wheel. How can finite element analysis and
> > computational fluid dynamics help a mechanic work 36 times more
> > efficiently?
> > 
> > How can understanding the Sphere Stacking Equation improve the
> > hydraulic systems on a bicycle? (Both hydraulic braking and suspension
> > systems) and make cycling safer.
> > 
> > How can a mechanic use a bench as a tool to reduce service time 25%
> > 
> > Would it help your school, your students, bicycle businesses and
> > cyclist; if your curriculum included verifiable testing processes,
> > efficient practices to reduce procedure time 25% to 50%, service sale
> > language to help cyclist understand what a procedure does to improve
> > their cycling experience to improve sales?
> > 
> > 
> > If any of this or all of this is new to you and you would like to
> > improve your training, feel free to reach out and start a conversation
> > telephone only. 773 -490 -0683 Christopher O. Wallace . I am located
> > in Chicago Illinois.
> > 
> > PS
> > Yes I have re-invented the wheel three different ways, I am looking to
> > improve the cycling industry and I feel schools are the best way to do
> > that! I look forward to hearing from you.
> > 
> > Sincerely
> > Christopher O, Wallace
> > 
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