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    Around now and then DnvrFox's Avatar
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    50+'rs Very Technical Wrenching Language

    50+'rs Very Technical Wrenching Language

    As mature, advanced cyclists, the 50+ forum is developing a precise and unique language relating to wrenching on our bikes. I offer the following from a recent thread. Do you have any more to offer?


    50+ "wrench" vocabulary:

    pre-fiddling stage

    inner axle widget thingy

    grab the inner nut with a pair of pliers

    hammer and cold chisel

    two widgets

    some sort of BMX thing

    HOLE

    *!@$ing front wheel

    fiddling, fiddling with the stuff inside the fork

    closed circular aperture

    squitty puncture repair kit chalk stick
    DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox
    50+'rs Very Technical Wrenching Language
    I offer the following from a recent thread. Do you have any more to offer?
    50+ "wrench" vocabulary:

    pre-fiddling stage

    inner axle widget thingy

    grab the inner nut with a pair of pliers

    hammer and cold chisel

    two widgets

    some sort of BMX thing

    HOLE

    *!@$ing front wheel

    fiddling, fiddling with the stuff inside the fork

    closed circular aperture

    squitty puncture repair kit chalk stick
    Which Digital Gee posting did this come from, anyway?

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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Paulie
    Which Digital Gee posting did this come from, anyway?

    HEY!

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    2012 Masi Evoluzione
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    HEY!


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    Hehehehehehhehehehehehehe....
    Carpe who?

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    I'm betting Stepfam has one from his side, had a guy tell me from England when I fixed an old SVEA stove, that I "Fettled It Pretty Good"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baggsy
    I'm betting Stepfam has one from his side, had a guy tell me from England when I fixed an old SVEA stove, that I "Fettled It Pretty Good"...
    He wouldn't say "wrench," he'd say "spanner."

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    Always remember to make sure every nut a bolt on your bike is Tight, or Really Tight, but nothing should ever be F(ully) tight, or Really F(ully) tight. And if you must stike something on your bike, just use a Hammer, not a Big Hammer, or a Big F*****g Hammer.

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    Any tool could be the right tool.

    Red Green
    Carpe who?

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    As I youhg lad I worked in a Schwinn shop with an old guy who had more knowledge about bikes in his little finger than I'll ever have. One of his favorite expressions, or at least often used...
    Hand me that 'what cha call it' next to the 'thig a ma jig' over there on the bench.
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