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    Trans-Urban Velocommando ax0n's Avatar
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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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    Trans-Urban Velocommando ax0n's Avatar
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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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    Good question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ax0n
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ax0n
    What's with the "Velo-" prefix?
    What's wrong with "Velo-"

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    Did velociraptors ride bicycles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus
    Did velociraptors ride bicycles?
    Yes, they most certainly did.

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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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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    i thought is was where satis were made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Vol
    Good question.

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