[CR]re: A nomenclature question


Example: Framebuilders:Cecil Behringer
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2004 09:51:29 -0500
To: classic list <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: "Roy H. Drinkwater" <roydrink@ptd.net>
Subject: [CR]re: A nomenclature question

Chuck Schmidt asked for comments:
>Okay, how about this... the word "fixed" (like fixed in place).
>
>A fixed gear = a gear that doesn't move (won't freewheel).
>
>A fixed wheel = a wheel that doesn't move (like blocked).

How about:

"Fixed gear": non-freewheeling drive, but by changing chainwheels and rear cogs the ratio can be changed. Examples are track bicycles and fixed gear road bicycles.

"Fixed wheel": non-freewheeling drive where ratio can not be changed, such as highwheel bicycles and kid's tricycles.

"Straight Kicker": Radio City Music Hall dancer who rides her fixed gear to work.

"Pignon fixe": Fixed bird that takes dump on straight kicker as she's riding.

"pedant-type": Roy "fix 'em all & let G*d sort 'em out" Drinkwater from Lititz, PA.