Re: [CR]Backward facing rearward operating foo foo valve....

Example: Framebuilders:Jack Taylor
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 15:48:43 -0700
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Backward facing rearward operating foo foo valve....
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Bob Reid wrote:
> Whilst bordering on completely off-topic, all of these postings are
> completely hilarious - when you see how easy some folks get their knickers
> (jockey's ?) in a twist over "correct" usage and terminology.
> To you folks "west of the atlantic" - don't take it personally. "We" 5
> million scot's only live over the border from the English and have been
> punished for using Gaelic and traditional Scot's for a long number of years
> - even our National news was forced by "London" to use 'BBC English' for
> pronunciation, as the Scot's (language) was considered too parochial for
> broadcasting to errr Scot's ? (plus we were fighting them a few hundred
> years before they ran into overwhelming friendly fire in Boston - and we've
> even forgiven them - well almost).
> What has this to do with classic cycling - nothing perhaps except for a plea
> to give this topic up, it's boring - please don't remind me about the delete
> key, and if you expect to get consensus on what to call that 'foo-foo'
> valve, well pigs may fly and those new fangled derailleurs derail.
> Bob Reid
> Stonehaven
> Scotland
> "They can steal our freedom, but they can never take our bikes" Mel Gibson,
> well-known Scot's impressionist.

Ya gotta admit that it's better than the endless thread of how eBay is perpetrating a fraud, right?

Hey, wasn't Flying Scot's slogan on the head badge something like "IF IT'S NOT SCOTTISH, IT'S CRAP!" ?

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California