Iíve trolled this site for a long time but just recently started posting and admittedly have some trouble with the terminology that's thrown around. Hereís a start to a Bike Forums to English dictionary. After youíve explored the forums, come back here and post what youíve learned!
BF: Bike Forums
dork bands: the bands bike commuters wear around their pant legs to prevent grease stains
dropped: getting left behind by the group or other rider because youíre too slow
Fred: no idea what this means but from context of posts I know itís not a good thing
LBS: local bike shop
mod: a moderator on this message board; it appears to be a bad idea to tick them off or swear in front of them
MTB: mountain biking; mountain bike
newb: newbie, beginner, negative connotation toward clueless
noob: newbie, beginner, negative connotation toward clueless
+1: when replying to another poster this signifies you like what they said
roadie: a road biker
super mod: better than a regular mod?
TDF: A little bike race over where they make wine and fancy cheese (Tour de France)
This!: another method of drawing attention to a post, Iíve seen it used in admiration and ridicule.
weight weenie: someone who is obsessed with the weight of their bike, their body, or both. ďI just paid $500 for this new component to save 10 grams.Ē Thatís a weight weenie.
I donít know what these mean: FTW, HTFU, sigs