of Terms - Pronunciations
honor of Beryl Burton - she went faster than you - To time-trial.
Specifically, to time-trial very fast on a non-modern bicycle with
your hands in an asymmetric position on the bars. (a couple references
honor of Burt Munro - iBob in spirit - (1) To pursue something
relentlessly. (2) To go much faster than most folks would think
safe while operating under less-than-failsafe conditions. (3) To
overcome an obstacle through optimism and resourcefulness. (a couple
references - 1
- che-luh-VEK - Man.
bicycle, geared or single-cogged, which allows the cyclist to cease
pedaling while the wheels are in motion.
cyclist or group of cyclists who ride coastables. Also the group
which sang "Yakety Yak" and "Charlie Brown",
which were arguably the same song.
- Good Fer Nuthin'.
- guh-spuh-DEEN - Mister.
Positive. Appreciative. Generally used to refer to an outlook upon
life, or reaction to a situation. E.G. - The mechanic lnew that
a Zeus crankset used the obscure 16mm bolt, and fixed it without
marring the finish, leaving me extremely gruntled.
Ride Head Tunes, Commute Head Tunes, Earworm ) Phenomenon
caused by exertion and a large music collection. At some point,
the combination of chemical processes in the brain creates a sticky
surface upon which a certain song - generally a instrumental or
lyrical snippet from a song - to become affixed. This causes endless
repition of said snippet until (a) another snippet of moderately
more insipid value dislodges it, (b) it happily segues into other
related songs, or (c) you infect someone else on the ride with said
song by singing or whistling it aloud. WARNING - depending upon
how well others with you play this game, it can lead to complete
breakups of rides, relationships, friendships or worse.
"Just Riding Along." Normal contextual use by mechanic
denotes irony that something like a bulged downtube, straightened
fork blades and bent top tube have occurred while the customer was
JRA. Do not use this term (abbreviated or in full) while describing
any mechanical issue or breakdown. Mechanics have been known to
react reasonably harshly. It usually makes them twitch, at best
- "Peletonian") - A solo rider in full team kit who
has clearly been "dropped by the bunch" and is now trying
to make their way to the team bus or find a shortcut back to the
hotel. These riders often exhibit prickly or aggressive behavior
when passed, especially by folks with fendered-n-racked bicycles.
idea that if everyone just chipped in a little, it would go a long
way to offsetting costs. Way back in the beginning days of personal
computers, folks would come up with nifty little programs that filled
a need or fixed a glaring omission. They would ask for a micropayment
- hoping to maybe pay for a sandwich or two that were consumed during
the coding effort. This site works on that principle. If everyone
would chip in a couple o' bucks, it would help cover hosting and
bandwidth charges, which keep ratcheting upwards as more people
find out about this site. Donation specifics are in the
- OH-chen. -Very
- nah reh-MONT. - Meaning "under repair" or being
fixed. A phrase encountered with some degree of regularity and a
lack of specificity of completion time. For example, in 1985, the
hot water pipes - as the water in Moscow was (at least at that time)
centrally heated - were "na remont". This meant that for
a two week period, the showers were cold. The water in Moscow comes
out of the pipes reasonably cold.
tires found on cyclocross bikes. "Knobs" on such tires
are typically 1/4" or smaller.
"Rivendell Bicycle World Headquarters and Lair" (best
done in a Dr. Evil voice, followed by maniacal laughter
than "Sub" Stantial. See also - "Gruntled"
tires taken onto trails. Opposite of "Knobbies".
""Unequivocably Cool Quickbeam Thing" - usually a thought or observation
about the Rivendell Quickbeam derived while riding it, followed
by posting said observation to the RBW mailing list.
"Universal Japanese Bicycle" Any one of many 70's era Japanese made
frames which tended to be of reasonably high build quality - Nishiki,
Univega, Panasonic, etc. These are often underpriced, and are normally
quite adaptable for a multitude of purpose
(courtesy of Mark at howtostretch.com)
UNIVERSAL JAPANESE MOTORCYCLE: def; A reference to the motorcycle
industry, when all the big four manufacturers (Honda, Yamaha,
Suzuki, Kawasaki), made fungible motorcycles in different size
catagories(550 cc, 750 cc, 900 cc) that were easily converted
to whatever use you had for them. Put bags and a windscreen, you
have a touring bike. Slicks low bars, a cafe racer. Fairing, take
off all street equipment, a racer. Leave it as is, a good all
around moto. Then moto's went thru an intense specialization period,
with each one a tool for a very narrow use (sound familiar). Now
they call UJM's naked bikes. Sounds like sport touring bikes becoming
Name - One half of Walla Walla, a city in Washington. Locals refer
to it in this manner. Not to be confused with "voila"
Expression used to call attention to or express satisfaction with
a thing shown or accomplished. [French : voi, second person sing.
imperative of voir, to see (from Old French; see voyeur) + lˆ, there
(from Old French la, lai, probably from Latin illc, by that way
: ill; see al-1 in Indo-European roots + -ce, deictic particle).]
Not to be confused with "Walla"
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- Glossary of Terms
- Frame manufacturer - "Ko-NAHN-Dah-lay"
(var. DuraAce) -
- Component manufacturer - "Du-RAAH-chay"
- Frame manufacturer - "GHEE-anh"
-Bicycle manufacturer - "L-mo"
- Component manufacturer - "PAH-uhlz"
- Component manufacturer - "RAH-chee FAH-chee"
- Component manufacturer - "Soon RAH-chee"
- Bicycle frame distributor - "es-SUHR-lay"
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