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    Please elaborate on acronyms...

    I'm still new to cycling, and when I read some of the BF threads there are many acronyms such as TT, MUP, etc. Can someone please identify the meaning of these two and list any others that one can think of?
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    TT = time trial or top tube, depending on context.
    MUP = Multi-Use-Path, aka bikepath, aka assisted suicide

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    That list missed so many important ones for those of us who tweak our bikes instead of taking them to a shop for "adjustment".

    TT - Top Tube
    DT - Down Tube
    ST - Seat Tube
    HT - Head TUbe
    RD - Rear Derailleur
    FD - Front Derailleur
    SP - Seat Post
    DO - Dropouts
    CP - Centerpull brakes
    SP - Sidepull brakes
    FS - Friction Shifters
    BB - Bottom Bracket
    FW - Freewheel
    etc. They're all kinda' obvious, mostly.
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    Wait until HTFU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
    FS - Friction Shifters
    Really? I always thought it meant "F** this S***

    ...oh wait, same thing.
    Last edited by CbadRider; 09-15-11 at 09:01 PM. Reason: Un-defeating the censor

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    HR- heart rate
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    Googled "cycling acronyms" and found this. http://www.cyclingforums.com/t/47276...iations-thread
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    For me 'TT" = TerraTrike
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