The History Man wrote:
Maybe trying to preempt all this was a mistake?
Credit where it's due. I was going to write up with thanks to those once build was complete. Not sure now we ended up here again.
For me, I'd like to just post a bike build with a few pics. This is because I'm generally pleased with the result however it turns out. These are bikes after all.
I think we should sort this out with naked jelly wrestling or a pint of something. Other than that. Who really cares?
As for my declining your generous offers of correct rather than adequate parts, it's very difficult for me to trust or forgive somebody who appeared so openly hostile and overly critical of me and others when I first began using the site. I'm not the only one who has suffered this treatment. Go talk to parkplodder. Does tend to cloud one's view especially when others have been so helpful without such needless remarks.
If you look at the last 130/135 OLD exchanges, I was just the host. The arguments started amongst others. There is a common factor though. Perfectionism rather than pragmatism? I post on lots of threads, mostly without incident or argument. I'm here for a bit of fun and to gain support, attend rides, swap parts and fill the long winter evenings ahead. So let's put this to bed.
Love you all! (My middle name is Karl)
Now can I just show you my bike?
Couple of points before you Brush this Nonsense under the carpet.
Im pretty confident, I have Never posted any comments on any of your builds Prior to helping you find this and the Overburys purchase.
Openly Hostile to you 4 odd thousands post ago when you started here, Utter "NONSENSE", I didn't have a clue you even existed, until all your Baiting and Bullshit on BOTM.
Clouded View....I suspect was gained by other peoples opinions Certainly, This Much is clear.
130/135 Old Exchanges,...... Sadly if you had answered a "simple" Question without trying to be clever with your remarks, a "simple solution could have been given immediately. A lesson learned there for both of us I think Don't You.
And for what its worth, Pragmatism was being sought Not Perfectionism. Simply Hoping a reasonable and logical way of doing things would be beneficial to you to help you attend rides and fill those long winter nights you speak off Without Incident, via riding a Properly adjusted bicycle. Year of spec had sod all to do with it.
And finally Trust and Forgiveness........... Well Forgiveness I can do without as you have seen im Happy to "Give as Good as I Get".
And Trust.........As I say this has again More to do with The Clouded View you have listened too. Perhaps you should listen to the 60 or so members I have delt with and done work for, but then im confident No trust was needed, to simply receive some old bike parts Was it....lol.