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    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DannoXYZ
    Hmmm, when I hear "comp", I think of freebies...
    As a commercial artist, comp means "a rough sketch made for the express purpose of being shredded to bits as the client starts to express what they really wanted instead of the B.S. that they gave you before you made the comp."

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    Nothing psses me off more that the following phrase:

    "These wheels spin up real fast..."

    As if those schmendricks can tell. These words are right off the barn floor and are over-used by people just parroting one another.

    Ciao for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albany-12303
    "dialed in"

    What the heck does that mean?
    Properly set up.

    In the motorcycle world,it often takes some trial-and-error to properly set up all the adjustments(preload,compression,rebound) in your suspension to get the desired ride. Once everything is set,the suspension is "dialed in'".

    On bicycles,I would assume this meant the derailleurs and brakes had all been adjusted for best operation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas
    It might, but I heard the term being used long before the days of carbon fiber.

    I think it means "This might mean competition quality, but since you don't understand this term, you'll be impressed and gladly pay more for it."
    Glass fiber held together with resin makes up a composite too, although I suspect it would not be much good on a bike. In fact a East Germany's Trabant cars were composite too, just like a Lotus or something like that. Except that the composite in their case was rumored to be cloth, held together with resin of some sort.

    http://www.bilrim.no/trabant-dyr.jpg

    The useless facts you remember after dating an engineer who worked for companies that made high end composite boats and cars. No bikes though. Maybe that's why it all ended in tears.
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    "I was just riding along..." for those who work at the LBS, and "comp" is short for "complainer".

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    Quote Originally Posted by telenick
    Aggressive.

    Aggressive geometry.
    Aggressive rider.

    What does that really mean?
    When referring to geometry it means steeper angles, longer top tubes, and shorter wheelbases. "Relaxed" is the opposite.

    I don't know of better words to describe those collections of characteristics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by telenick
    Aggressive rider.

    What does that really mean?

    Rider that goes postal on cars for weezing by their aggressive geometry. The aggressive rider jersey has a hand sticking the middle finger up, and also the saddle could be donned with those rubber human-like testicles hanging from below the saddle.
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    1/2 a binding 1/2 a brain telenick's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by halfspeed
    When referring to geometry it means steeper angles, longer top tubes, and shorter wheelbases. "Relaxed" is the opposite.

    I don't know of better words to describe those collections of characteristics.
    How 'bout steep(er) geometry. Acute and obtuse are geometrical terms that would work well also.

    Aggressive conotes a state of mind and the characteristic of actions. It's a poor word to define geometries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by telenick
    How 'bout steep(er) geometry. Acute and obtuse are geometrical terms that would work well also.

    Aggressive conotes a state of mind and the characteristic of actions. It's a poor word to define geometries.
    "Steeper" refers to angles, not lengths. I suppose you could say "short and steep" instead of "agressive", but why?

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    wheel - that word is used way to much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamingmb
    wheel - that word is used way to much.
    Yeah, and 'fast'. And 'light'! What's that about?
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    "velo"

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