The stupidest thing you've heard at a bike shop...

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@ mike... LOL, must have something to do with "them there exotic, furrin' components"!

In fairness, some of the things I hear with the increasing popularity of English in Italy are... fascinating. Sloping is regularly pronounced "sluuuuupping" or "slaaaaping" etcetera. And given the traditional Roman accent (loosely equivalent to English spoken by a native born Brooklyn inhabitant SRAM is pronounced "SRAM-eh". :wink:

I am always entertained how adding foreign words (be it in the US or Italy, the two places I have most experience) makes things cool.
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by Zakalwe

A guy was talking to me about his new "Gyro" shoes the other day. I always assumed it was pronounced the same as in Giro d'Italia. Was he wrong or am I?

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Let it be known that Aaron's Bicycle Repair, Inc. does not condone or endorse the use of carbon fiber.
We do not hate it. We are only concerned about our customer's safety since carbon fiber has the potential to be a very dangerous product.
Carbon fiber is RACE USE ONLY material. It is designed for world-class racers only.
It should only be worked on by the most highly skilled mechanics. Carbon fiber is not user serviceable!
Our experience in the shop finding many damaged carbon fiber parts has given us this opinion.
The real world is much tougher on carbon fiber than any testing lab! People are not always as careful as they should be with their bicycles.
Carbon fiber parts should be treated with the same care as a fine crystal wine glass!

Carbon fiber cannot be visually inspected and many parts have only a one-season life span.

Carbon fiber parts should be considered disposable or consumable, like a Bic lighter!


Hmm.. :!:
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Zakalwe wrote:A guy was talking to me about his new "Gyro" shoes the other day. I always assumed it was pronounced the same as in Giro d'Italia. Was he wrong or am I?


You were. Maybe.
There's sometimes a buggy.
How many drivers does a buggy have?

One.

So let's just say I'm drivin' this buggy...
and if you fix your attitude you can ride along with me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GekiIMh4ZkM

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Zakalwe wrote:A guy was talking to me about his new "Gyro" shoes the other day. I always assumed it was pronounced the same as in Giro d'Italia. Was he wrong or am I?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPNpPTOjgD0

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by Zakalwe

Thanks for the clip, sounds like it is Gee-ro after all. Makes sense to name the brand in line with the Italian stage race rather than a British social benefits cheque, a la 'Gy-ro', anyway.

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by deltree

mike wrote:the experienced American mechanic pronouncing dura ace as "DURA ACHEE" as if it were italian.


"But Shimano TEN FIVE is just as good as DURA ACHEE."

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bombertodd wrote:
Zakalwe wrote:A guy was talking to me about his new "Gyro" shoes the other day. I always assumed it was pronounced the same as in Giro d'Italia. Was he wrong or am I?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPNpPTOjgD0


Well I've been guilty too.

I'm impressed by those shoes. The High Modulus unidirectional carbon fibre soles especially. :roll:
There's sometimes a buggy.
How many drivers does a buggy have?

One.

So let's just say I'm drivin' this buggy...
and if you fix your attitude you can ride along with me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GekiIMh4ZkM

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by 12x23

About 2006 or so, and not long after the Fizik Arione came along,I had a couple of saddle shells break side-to-side between where the front and rear saddle rails attach.

The first was replaced under warranty with no incident. I called when the replacement cracked like the first and was told, "you are pulling up too hard on the upstroke, stressing the saddle shell, and breaking it."

I was about 138-140 lbs at the time and a 50-yr old mid-pack Cat4.

(Just went and looked to be sure, and sure 'nuff, there's no boxed Grand Tour sprinter jerseys hanging in my apartment. Was pretty sure, but just checked to be sure, as it's been a few years).

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This thread :lol:

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The mechanic at my team's bike shop mounted a chain too long. The next time I saw him, I told the mechanic he'd cut the chain too long by 4 links and I had to re-use a standard pin to shorten it.
"that's standard procedure for Shimano, you're supposed to leave the chain dangling at small-small combo. There's actually no such gear as small-small. You'd know if you read some Shimano catalogues."
Flinged 2 lumps of BS in 5 seconds.
(btw I wouldn't take the bike to swap the chain to a bike shop, but they also mounted a crankset and cassette which I have no tools for)


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"Shimano doesn't make 11 speed stuff"
Said by my (former) boss ~9 months after 9000 was released.

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by IamnotWiggins

"we can't fit tubulars as we don't have a compressor"
I think you mean tubeless...
"no, definitely tubulars".

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