[CR]Bicycling double entendres

(Example: Bike Shops)

Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 09:24:07 -0400
To: classic list <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: "Roy H. Drinkwater" <roydrink@mac.com>
Subject: [CR]Bicycling double entendres

Today John Taglia wrote:
>P.S. Properly the gerund "outing" does not refer self
>advertisement; --rather, it more properly refers to an occasion when
>you reveal something about another. This use is from '80's gay
>culture when open gays would reveal that some prominent person was a
>"closeted" gay. These people were then "out of the closet" or
>"outed." Advertising one's own goods is more in the nature of
>"crass commercialism," a heading I often use when shilling for my
>own sales.

Yes... but my Webster's has "outing" as "1. a pleasure trip 2. an outdoor walk, ride, picnic, etc." which is the perfect Classic Rendezvous terminology!

Also Kevin Gosney asked:
>Finally, just can't resist.... With the greatest of all respect to
>the Queen's English and our British brethren, what the hell are
>"Constrictor Honking Rubbers"? Could they be Wellies that are just
>a wee bit too small for mucking about?

They're track grips: Constrictor: the (French?) company who made them, Honking: to grab hard on the bar ends. Rubbers: the material they're made of (as in boots). I was looking at something like these yesterday; when I finish my track class the USCF racers start practice and many of their bikes have grips instead of tape. Business Cycles in Miami, FL stock them <http://www.businesscycles.com/trpart.htm#tape>.

I'm going to the garage now to tinker, where's my chain whip?

Roy "the only kink is in my chain" Drinkwater Lititz, PA