RE: [CR]Terminology

(Example: Framebuilding:Brazing Technique)

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Subject: RE: [CR]Terminology
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 11:33:54 -0500

I am no linguist but the only cycling nation in the world that calls them anything translating into "fenders" is the USA.

All good fun. And besides the no. 1 maker of such things for lightweights was Bluemels and they never, ever made a "fender".. just lots and lots of those white plastic mudguards with the pain-in-the-ass little nuts and screws that always fell off!

Whilst (while) on the subject: can anyone educate me as to why mudguards seemed to be a feature of Cinellis? I don't associate such things with lightweight, non-touring machines other than British ones and yet they were a real trademark of the brand and coveted today. Their best feature has to be the neat little Cinelli emblem on the front that you can contemplate whilst cycling. Of course, I wouldn't dream of getting rain let alone mud on my Cinelli...

Peter Kohler Washington DC USA

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