Re: [CR] Names ...

Example: Framebuilding:Restoration
From: "Schmid" <>
To: 'donald gillies' <>, <>
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 10:13:02 +0200
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Subject: Re: [CR] Names ...

List, Superbe is easy and derives from the french term meaning superior. In my youth, not knowing anything about it, we always called it Super Beee, instead of "Saaperb", sometimes i still refer to my old pronouncation.....

Michael Schmid Oberammergau Germany Tel.: +49 8821 798790 Fax.:+49 8821 798791 mail:

-----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht----- Von: [] Im Auftrag von donald gillies Gesendet: Donnerstag, 16. Juli 2009 08:47 An: Betreff: Re: [CR] Names ...

I'll add some funny japan-names :

Suntour-7 ~ a 5-speed derailleur.

Handlebars, anyone?

SR Road Champion SR Road Custom SR World Custom SR World Champion SR World Custom-SL

Pick any one - they all weigh 305 grams (Ok, world custom-SL weighs 300 grams. Big whoop-de-doop!)

Sakae Royal = Nuovo Record Sakae Royal Super Light (SL) Sakae Royal Extra Super Light (ESL) = Super Record or beyond

I guess the company went out of business because they could not introduce a new top-of-the-line product :

Sakae Royal Extra Extra Super Light (EESL)

All that writing wouldn't fit on any of the components that they made, and the customers had a problem pronouncing it, "Sa-Kai EEEEEZL")

- Don Gillies
San Diego, CA, USA