VeloEcosse said:To those of you who actually responded with a salient and reasoned argument...thank you and I apologise to you in adavance of what I am about to write here.
I am not sure who ACF is but most of you seem to be afraid of whoever he/she is. Have I stumbled across a Stalinist Russian enclave where the right to free speech and expression are forbidden?
I didn't say anything libellous nor insulting. I merely asked a question. It was not a statement of fact rather a way to find out what others thought...maybe that was my mistake. Better not say anything controversial or I will get my hand slapped and sent to bed with no supper.
If you don't like other peoples opinions then join a sequestered and speech ridden monastery. Not a public forum.
Any time I have posted something here or made a comment on anothers post I have been attacked by little gangs of elitist snobs who pretend to have had an illustrious amateur cycling career whilst being insanely jealous of anyone who has any real success or the money to spend on top notch equipment. I belong to a forum that deals in reality...its called the human race. You should try it sometime.
Oh by the way......to anyone on here who thinks its funny to belittle others because of there beliefs, clothes they wear or bikes they ride...thats called bullying which is born out of spineless cowardice.
I think I will do myself a favour and leave this place to be run by snivelling little civil servants diguised as cycling enthusiasts. There is nothing enthusiatic about berating from behind a keyboard and I loathe myself for doing so now...but I am left little or no choice.
What a sad existence you people have!
A friendly word: I do think your thread title was too provocative - whether you meant it or not, you can't change that now, you can ask a mod to do it. The title as it is now isn't inviting debate, but rather inviting people to come down on one side or the other. Black or white.
There are some hard cases here but there are a lot more reasonable people. Appeal to them in reasonable language and you'll get what you're looking for. There's no need to quit over it.