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Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Keith Oates, 26 May 2008.

  1. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    did all the name changes on a bike take place?

    For example when did a cross bar become a top tube!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. rikki

    rikki Veteran

    I hadn't thought of this before. Hadn't noticed the change.

    For me - I suppose when I started being interested in how the bike was made and what it was made out of. Before that you just rode the bike and noticed if others had more gears than you.
     
  3. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    I'm guessing when bike manufacturers started making bikes sound like hi-tech machines so they could both up the price and sell more bikes....

    It's like car manufacturers going on about bhp and torque, noone really knows what it's all about, but they like to talk about it like they do......
     
  4. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    Location:
    S Yorks
    Gonna have to change my name to noone - got a degree in automotive engineering;):wacko:;)

    Strange, got that and lost all interest in cars....;)
     
  5. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill

    When I stopped sliding off the saddle and doing the family jewels a mischief :sad:
     
  6. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Location:
    Melksham, Wilts
    A mate of mine nearly lost a ball doing that on a bmx when i was 13.
    Oh how we laughed.
     
  7. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    I did it on Sunday!! :tongue::blush: Not the ball losing bit, but it's still a bit tender...:sad:
     
  8. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    You're too old to be on a BMX! :wacko:
     
  9. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill
    Proclivities !!
     
  10. Noodley

    Noodley Guest


    No, Testicilies :biggrin:
     
  11. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill
    :tongue::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
     
  12. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Top tubes have always been top tubes. It is only the uninnitiated who ever called them crossbars. I seem to remember schoolmates refering to double chainsets as double clangers.
     
  13. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Well ive a slanting cross-bar so is that correct :tongue:

    :biggrin:
     
  14. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill
    Made in Taiwan ? xx(

    I'll get my coat...............
     
  15. Night Train

    Night Train Guest

    Maybe someone should produce a bike with the correct names of the parts printed on. I've always made it up as I went along until I heard someone call a part by something that sounded more correct.

    Is a bottom bracket ever a crank shaft?