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Old 05-09-07, 09:06 PM   #1
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This has been bothering me for months...

What's with the "Velo-" prefix?

I know my history, and I know the velocipede was the precursor to ye olde big-wheel bicycles of days gone by. However, haven't velocipedes been completely and totally obsoleted for all intents and purposes? Why does it remain a popular prefix for all things cycling related?
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As I'm sure BDG could tell you, bike en francais is vélo.
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Old 05-09-07, 09:39 PM   #3
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I see. Well, that would make sense if sites like velonews, veloroutes etc were all en francias, now, wouldn't it?
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Old 05-09-07, 09:41 PM   #5
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I see. Well, that would make sense if sites like velonews, veloroutes etc were all en francias, now, wouldn't it?
fair enough
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Old 05-09-07, 09:45 PM   #6
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It sounds cool, kinda rolls off the tougue.VELO VOL may disagree however
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i was thinking of changing my AIM handle to something that includes velo, but can't think of anything. i want to change it, but all i can think of (sans "velo") is 3MTA3 & it can't be accpeted because AOL won't allow anything with a number as the first character. ok, this has nothing to do with the original post so i will go somewhere else.
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seems that velo'ci means swiftness and that's where it came from. no idea what language. latin?
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What's with the "Velo-" prefix?
What's wrong with "Velo-"
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Did velociraptors ride bicycles?
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so let me get this right. a velocipede is a multi legged worm on a bicycle? Velolcity is where bicycles live?
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i thought is was where satis were made.

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Good question.

I can't answer the original question but just wanted to state nice pic VELO.
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