Re: [CR]Lost in the translation

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Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2005 18:16:24 -0500
To: Michael Butler <pariscycles@yahoo.co.uk>, CR Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: "Sheldon Brown" <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Lost in the translation


Michael Butler wrote:
>You have two arms which is a pair so its a pair of handlebars.
>Unless you are Sid Ferris or Rene Menzes any way thats the way it
>works overhere.

I guess the French must all be amputees, 'cause the french words "guidon" and "cintre" are singular.

The English usage is very peculiar and archaic. They haven't been actual "bars" for well over a hundred years.

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