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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:48 am 
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Ed - does this mean I have to call you Edward?


(JOKE) :D :D :D

I know what you mean, it's about being ever more 'subculture' isn't it, 'Fixie' - 'low pro' - 'spesh' etc, all about knowing your abbreviations, and being one step ahead of those that call them specialized still More 'in' with the bike culture. I agree, much more courage of your conviction to say specialized. But I fear i am guilty of the crime as much as the next cyclist.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:58 am 
Ain't no party like an S Club party
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Personally I haven't a problem with it alt all. It's a term of endearment really isn't it.

Bonty, Spesh, Stumpy, all fair game.

Do you mean to say that you pronounce fully, and correctly, the names of half of the Kona range of bikes from over the years...?

humuhumu nukunuku a pua
for example...


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:04 am 
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Whuahahahaa.... rocky or hardy :twisted: Good one!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:17 am 
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I HATE!! "Spesh" drives me nuts :x

I used to hate the whats it worth posts :? you get a lot of them on Camper van forums usually on their first posting :roll:

But then when I recently came to start selling a few bikes I realised I had no idea what they were worth :? someone gave me a link to Retro bike and here I am :)

Since I've joined I've sold nothing, given away some and bought loads :? :oops:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:30 am 
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BoyBurning wrote:
Mech is the correct term actually. Hence front / rear mech.

Derailleur was the name of the frenchman who invented it and so technically only his products are Derailleurs.

Same in essence as Hoover / vacuum cleaner.

Just so yer know...!


Really? Still think there's a fair chance you're joking, but anyway... :)

Dérailleur is French for derailer (as in something that de-rails your chain!) - I was under the impression that we use the French spelling because a Frenchman(/men) invented & developed them, but it'd be quite a coincidence if that was his name too!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:32 am 
Ain't no party like an S Club party
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:wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:49 am 
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's alright - I've not got any mechs (ooooh so much easier to spell!) on my singley anyway.


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not so much mad as lack of understanding.

people who collect piles of lovely kit and dont and wont build it into bikes.

even if you dont ride them, at least build them up.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:57 am 
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cce wrote:
not so much mad as lack of understanding.

people who collect piles of lovely kit and dont and wont build it into bikes.

even if you dont ride them, at least build them up.



well that sums up a good few of us on here then...ha ha.

:lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:29 pm 
Ain't no party like an S Club party
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Wu-Tangled wrote:
cce wrote:
not so much mad as lack of understanding.

people who collect piles of lovely kit and dont and wont build it into bikes.

even if you dont ride them, at least build them up.



well that sums up a good few of us on here then...ha ha.

:lol:


Certainly sums me up...

No one understands me anyway so one more to the list ain't a biggy I guess...


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