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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 4:11 pm 
Old School Hero

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V-nice. Looks like it has been well looked after as well

how do you pronounce Xizang?? :)


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 5:38 pm 
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mh1000 wrote:
V-nice. Looks like it has been well looked after as well

how do you pronounce Xizang?? :)


long story cut short. my mate Al wanted 1. we did a east coast canada road trip in 98 (also mt. st.anne world champs) & asked for a Xizang 2nd hand or whatever in every bikeshop we went in (& we went in a lot!).
1 shop reckoned it should be pronounced sh-zang, another ying-yang, another zi-ang... to this day I dont know if any of them were serious or taking the mick :D :lol: I;ve always heard it called zi-ang.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 5:58 pm 
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MBA sounds interesting- I never saw it!

thanks for the tip- I'll get some pads!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 5:08 pm 
Old School Hero

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aha... thanks. i can well believe it depends who you ask

i had heard it pronounced zi-jang, i travelled through China last year and everwhere begining with a X- is pronounced Sh- so i wondered if it had a cool Mandarin/Cantonese meaning maybe?

I guess it doesnt really matter... just say tasty titanium GT and everyone will know :D


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 5:13 pm 
Old School Hero

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blimey.... just typed it into Wikipedia, its a Chinese name for Tibet apparently, and centre of the Buddhist world.

(heading wildly off topic...sorry)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 2:41 am 
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http://www.answers.com/topic/xizang
Hahah, that is funny, there you can actually hear how you pronounce it, but how funny it is..... I still want one!!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:33 am 
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My Bontrager's called " Keith. "


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 2:02 pm 
98+ BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
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Lovely bike!!
100% my style :wink:
Simple, clean and sturdy
a friend of mine still has one, he actually rode it to Tibet in 1999 :!:
He build it bullet proof (13kg Titanium bike!!) and it never failed him.
Maybe find some pics later....


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:54 am 
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I like that a lot.


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