> Terbo Speghetti Wrote:
> Ok, let's just start with the idea that I used "free professional labor"
> to do anything. I didn't try not to pay the guy, he told me I shouldn't.
> I showed up ready to pay $150 because that's probably what I could get a
> new set of wheels for.
> And I'm not untrained in this, I'm a semester from a CNC
> machinist/programmer associate's degree. To suggest that I just used
> someone else's knowledge is not true. If I had access to a lathe with a
> two foot swing, I could have done the same job in the same amount of
> There were plenty of good suggestions that I responded to, but there
> were plenty of people that repeated the "throw it away" or your version
> "modify it at great cost." Those suggestions were not valuable. And they
> were repeated over and over again. I got annoyed, sue me.
> It seems like you're taking "it's just mopeds" a little too seriously to
> And "the attitude sucks in this thread" is a pretty short way to say all
> those things
I never said you swindled him, but you had access to and used free professional labor to get something done that was financially, technologically, or technically outside of the realm of your abilities.
In terms of your knowledge: so you know how to do this the right way, and were looking for alternatives given the fact that your don't have access to the typical tooling. Cool, but calling someone an idiot for offering an alternative that met your criteria is shitty.
Nothing to do with mopeds is serious, but it sucks to see people taking the time to respond to a thread asking for help and getting "gtfo" and "be better" as the response.
My initial response had me avoiding this whole quagmire of a conversation, hence the brevity. But alas, here we are anyway.