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From: "Dr. Paul Williams" <castell5@sympatico.ca>
To: "Classic Rendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <8CA595DC64110BE-1720-13AF@MBLK-M19.sysops.aol.com> <BAY141-W234387C6E66715B9E856A2BF010@phx.gbl>
Subject: =?Windows-1252?Q?Now:_fitting_honking_rubbers!_Was:_=5BCR=5D_British_Cycl?= =?Windows-1252?Q?ing_Terms_=96_a_few_more?=
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2008 17:19:56 -0400

I got a pair of these honking rubbers from Pete Paine recently - I am damned if I know how I am going to get them on the lever hoods (early GB Hiduminium Standard levers) though - does anyone have any tips or tricks for doing this?


Paul Williams,
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

----- Original Message -----
From: Neil Foddering
To: grm1067@aol.com
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2008 4:53 PM
Subject: RE: [CR] British Cycling Terms \u2013 a few more

> There's a pair of honking rubbers on eBay at the moment - see:
> http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=320230243229&
> ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=011
> Neil Foddering
> Weymouth, Dorset, England
>> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
>> Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2008 07:28:09 -0400
>> From: grm1067@aol.com
>> Subject: [CR] British Cycling Terms \u2013 a few more
>> Reading what John Betmanis and Doug Smith wrote made me think that a coup
> le
>> of other terms.
>> \u201cOil up\u201d \u2013 car behind, already explained
>> \u201cOil down\u201d \u2013 car approaching from the front
>> \u201cEasy\u201d \u2013 shouted by the front man, telling those beh
>> ind to slow up.
>> The urgency of these calls was determined by the loudness of the voice.
>> \u201cEASY!\u201d was accompanied a split-second later by sounds of Ma
>> facs (best brakes in the world!) locking wheels.
>> \u201cPressures\u201d \u2013 High-pressure rims = Clincher rims
>> \u201cTuggo\u201d \u2013 derisively applied to cyclists tuggi
>> ng a saddlebag behind them. Being sensible, they were also riding pressur
> es.
>> \u201cThe bonk\u201d (aka hunger knock) \u2013 caused by not eating
>> enough, either before or during the ride. The sugar level in the body go
> es
>> down and you end up feeling like death, sitting in a ditch, in the rain,
> eat
>> ing an apple. If you are lucky, a real-friendly tuggo will stop, take pit
> y o
>> n you, and give you a couple of sandwiches from his lovely saddlebag. Thi
> s w
>> ill change your attitude to tuggos and people in general.
>> Have you guessed who was in the ditch yet?
>> \u201cBonk bag\u201d \u2013 Mussette, used to carry enough food to
>> avoid being found in a ditch in the rain.
>> \u201cDouble clanger\u201d \u2013 derisive term used by peopl
>> e using Sturmey-Archer hub gears to describe a front changer, and the noi
> se
>> made when changing from one chainring to the other, stemming from the old
> at
>> titude that derailleur gears were something foreign and noisy, therefore
> not
>> quite nice.
>> \u201cCampag\u201d \u2013 the ONLY proper term for Campagnolo produ
>> cts!
>> I'm always a bit wary about recommending books, but, for those interested
> in
>> an impression of Brit cycling in the 50s/60s, which broadens out into a
> his
>> tory of cycling, try "One more kilometre and we're in the showers" by Tim
> Hi
>> lton
>> Geoff Margetts,
>> Dreieich,
>> Frankfurt,
>> Germany
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