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Old 12-09-20, 01:30 PM
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What in the world is wrong with brifters? Brake + shifters. I loves em!

Mash
JRA
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Some are not acronyms but have bike specific usage.
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Old 12-09-20, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Rolla View Post
I think brifter sounds stupid too, but so do a lot of words. At least its meaning is clear. Race mechanics and shop rats aren't the arbiters of cycling lingo.

It's a portmanteau word for a portmanteau device. Makes sense to me.

And does it really sound dumber than "seat stay"?
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Old 12-09-20, 02:37 PM
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Hoods, ramps, drops, hooks, flats...
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
And does it really sound dumber than "seat stay"?
You'd be surprised! I've spoken to many cyclists and have mentioned "seat stay" and "chain stay". They were totally lost. I think they're still trying to figure out "top tube" and "down tube".
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Old 12-09-20, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by UCantTouchThis View Post
You'd be surprised! I've spoken to many cyclists and have mentioned "seat stay" and "chain stay". They were totally lost. I think they're still trying to figure out "top tube" and "down tube".

It doesn't really help that the seat stay doesn't stay the seat, it stays the seat tube, and the chain stays don't stay the chain or anything with the word chain in it. Down tube is just stupid, bottom tube or lower tube would have been better. I guess they didn't want to confuse it with the bottom bracket?

Meantime, I'm still looking for the BABY BOLTS.
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Old 12-09-20, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
It's a portmanteau word for a portmanteau device. Makes sense to me.
And does it really sound dumber than "seat stay"?
Exactly ... or "seat mast" or "track ends."
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Old 12-09-20, 03:06 PM
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned that place where lots of us ride, and lots of us dismiss scornfully and make fun of: the MUP.
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Old 12-09-20, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Rolla View Post
Exactly ... or "seat mast" or "track ends."

I confess--I had to look those up.
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The chatter is fun, but would be great if the OP would volunteer, since they have the first post, to copy/paste all the acronym definitions into his first post. Alphabetical would be best but is probably pushing it.

Having all the terms Consolidated is more fun than searching since the SEARCH THIS THREAD option will not find two or three letters.

Thank you and now back to the cyclopathic madness.

Moderator, Can this thread be STICKYED? So it doesn’t fall into the abyss.
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Originally Posted by rsbob View Post
The chatter is fun, but would be great if the OP would volunteer, since they have the first post, to copy/paste all the acronym definitions into his first post. Alphabetical would be best but is probably pushing it.

Having all the terms Consolidated is more fun than searching since the SEARCH THIS THREAD option will not find two or three letters.

Thank you and now back to the cyclopathic madness.

Moderator, Can this thread be STICKYED? So it doesn’t fall into the abyss.
I'll edit the original post right now & try to keep it up to date.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
It's a portmanteau word for a portmanteau device. Makes sense to me.

And does it really sound dumber than "seat stay"?
Then you have to have portacatena.
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Originally Posted by john bramson View Post
i'll edit the original post right now & try to keep it up to date.

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Since we can’t have brifters, can we instead have “the shakes”?

Some Porsche owners have a real problem with the word ‘funk’ too, but it’s a nice shorthand to differentiate the front trunk for the models which have fore and aft trunks. I guess elephants technically have frunks too.
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Meantime, I'm still looking for the BABY BOLTS.
They were stollen.
And what about SLAMDANCING?
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Old 12-09-20, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
It doesn't really help that the seat stay doesn't stay the seat, it stays the seat tube, and the chain stays don't stay the chain or anything with the word chain in it. Down tube is just stupid, bottom tube or lower tube would have been better. I guess they didn't want to confuse it with the bottom bracket?

Meantime, I'm still looking for the BABY BOLTS.
I always thought it was funny; seat stay, seat tube, seat post, seat clamp(s), saddle.
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In cycling many things are a set; wheelset, brakeset, etc.
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If you spend any time in C&V you also have to know "drewed"
C&V should actually be on the list. I'm sure many have no idea what this refers to.
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C&V should actually be on the list. I'm sure many have no idea what this refers to.
I'm honestly not sure what that means? Haha
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I'm honestly not sure what that means? Haha
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C&V should actually be on the list. I'm sure many have no idea what this refers to.
Drewing - The intentional cutting off of braze ons/hangers etc from a multi-speed bike to create a "fixie"

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