Re: [CR]Bicycle brand nicknames

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Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2003 14:07:50 -0800
From: "Brian Baylis" <rocklube@adnc.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Bicycle brand nicknames
References: <037601c2b364$0f0ff240$6501a8c0@mtlrel01.nj.comcast.net>


Steve,

Dave Tesch had a some since he worked in a bike shop. I'll try to remember a few:

Guierciotti= Gear Chucker Campagnolo= Cramp and go slow Shimano= S***mano or ShimaNO! Masi= Mousey Paramount= Paraquat Baylis= Payless Colnago= Slownago Tesch= Tush Viner= Weiner Tomassini= Thomas Ninny Rene Herse= Rene Hurts Alex Singer= SING er (pronounced with NY Jewish mom accent or Woody Allen) LeJune= Le Junk Trek= Truck Eisentraut= Eisen carp

There were others but they escape me. ;-)

Brian Baylis La Mesa, CA
>
> Larry mentioned:
>
> > My Astra was lugged (in the frame construction as well as up many an
> incline
> > ;-(
> > and while i do remember a gold/black, mine was that trademark teal, not
> > unlike many an upscale 'motorbeercan'
>
> It seems that every bike shop employee had their favorite bike brand
> nicknames. It would be interesting to compile a list of these names:
>
> Larry's Motorbeercan is new to me, we knew Motob├ęcanes as 'Motobuckets'
> Olmo = 'Olmost' bikes
> Peugeot = Putrid Joke
> Gios Torino = Jesus Toledo
> Huret = Hurt gears
> Ofmega = Mega Oful
> Bob Jackson = 'Boob' Jackson
> Mercian = Mercy Me!
> Jack Taylor = Joke Tailor
>
> Any more?
>
> Steven Maasland
> Moorestown, NJ
>
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