Would you approve the US joining the metric system? (meters, celsius, etc..)

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  1. telemnemonics

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    1C670F07-AC3D-43DB-9992-FCE7B3983162.jpeg A couple of corrections regarding bike part diplomacy:
    Race Face is. Canadian company, so no Murican parts on these bikes.
    And in order to make the Italian frame and BB work with the Canadian crank and Japanese chain/ derailleur system I had to fab a spacer from 14awg copper wire to correct the chain line.
    You can just see the copper color to the right of the crank spider.
     
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    The only American parts on any bicycles are SRAM.

    100% of SRAM is made in China and always has been.

    Most of the US bike companies are heavily heavily heavily guilty of draping themselves in the US flag while making almost nothing in the US.

    I have a Trek worth > $5000 that's even painted in US red white and blue livery and it was probably made by Giant in Taiwan. Great bike but the irony does not escape me, it says "Designed in the US" on it in that way where it'd have been better to not say anything.

    Specialized has practically never made a thing.. they were an outsourcer right from the beginning. Trek transitioned in the 1990s and early 2000s from almost everything made in the US to almost nothing.

    If you look at their (Trek) absolute top tier road race bikes the Madone, Domane, and Emonda the very highest end Madones are still made in the US and none of the Domane and Emonda models are.
     
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    Both when I have visited Europe and when I have lived there I have been amazed at how much they copy all things American. Well, then, I say it is time for Europe go all the way, dump the metric system and adopt our American units for weights and measurements!
     
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    You should tell this to a Frenchman.
     
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    Next time I'm at the McDonald's on the Champs Elysees.

    While we're at it, I'll flaunt my 15", 12" and 10" speakers.
     
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    I approve, but think they should have to subscribe to it, like getting cable TV. First they will need two character references, and then a piece of mail showing their permanent address. They can forward monthly payments to me here at the new metric home office here in NS.
     
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    Just don' mention watts. Them's metric.
     
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    What do you mean by "joining the metric system"? The US already uses metric and English units of measurement. I have a grocery item in front of me right now that lists the net weight as 1.36 kg and 3 lb. Do you mean make it mandatory that all measured values be given in metric units?
     
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    I wish we did convert completely. I'm in scientific research, and everything is metric, far simpler to me.
     
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    One MILE race just a few months ago in LONDON. I don't think there is a single American in this one.

     
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    56 years, that's like 1400 - 1500 fortnights, crazy...
     
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    Most of the younger generation around here don't have a clue and could care less...
     
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    I'm only talking about measuring length and for that I wish we'd switch. I measure a lot of books and a lot of wood and I prefer 15 mm etc.. vs 1 7/8", 2 1/16", 3 1/4" etc..
     
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    I have a metric adjustable spanner if anybody needs to borrow it.;)
     
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    Y'know I'm still annoyed about the plywood standard going metric being used as an excuse to make it thinner!

    As far as 5/4" being 25.4mm I don't mind that discrepancy.
     
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    I have "Machinery's Handbook", my recent copy and my grandfather's pre- WWII edition.

    I usually deal with fasteners wrench in hand. It has been my observation that my 16mm and my 18mm wrenches are nearly useless.

    The threaded end is usually 6, 8, 10, 12mm.

    18mm thread would be on an axle.


    Lately I'm using a lot of stainless SAE #4, #6, #8 and #10 fasteners. It gets tricky with #10. Those come in 10-24 and 10-32.

    :D :D :D


    Maybe if it was all Brown & Sharpe or even Kennemetal. It isn't.

    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
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    It’s kind of funny imagining Bobby Bare singing about being 804.7 kilometers away from home.
     
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    What, the US doesn’t use the metric system?
    Oh my dog!
    What year do you guys live in?
     
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