Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    West Coast of Wisconsin
    My Bikes
    2011 Surly LHT 2005 LeMond Zurich
    Posts
    665
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    how do you pronounce?

    Help.......If you are like me and fear embarassment and public ridicule by not pronouncing bike stuff names correctly, let's clear the air

    I'll start with 'Ciocc'

  2. #2
    7-speed doomsday prepper ThermionicScott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    CID
    My Bikes
    1991 Bianchi Eros, 1964 Armstrong, 1988 Diamondback Ascent, 1988 Bianchi Premio, 1987 Bianchi Sport SX
    Posts
    7,688
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)


    Quote Originally Posted by chandltp View Post
    There's no such thing as too far.. just lack of time
    RUSA #7498

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    My Bikes
    2007 Trek Pilot 1.0, 2013 Electra Cruiser 1, 2014 Giant Escape City
    Posts
    260
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I walked into REI last week and the lady asked if she could help me find anything. I told her I was looking for something I wasn't sure how to pronounce. She said "Panniers are over here."

  4. #4
    Senior Member Notgrownup's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Snow Hill NC
    My Bikes
    Cannondale CAAD 8
    Posts
    780
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    PANNIERS (PAN YEAHS)... I am french and i always called them "Sacs de Selle" Saddle bags...I actually never had actuala Panniers (Baskets) on my bike.
    BE THE PERSON YOUR DOG THINKS YOU ARE.....

  5. #5
    Senior Member MEversbergII's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Lexington Park, Maryland
    My Bikes
    2012 Schwinn Trailway, Early 70's All Pro, Trek 1200
    Posts
    1,053
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've always pronounced Panniers as Pan-ears.

    Screw it, going back to calling them bread bags!

    M.

  6. #6
    bill nyecycles the sci guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Houston TX
    Posts
    1,133
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    pan ears

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    My Bikes
    2007 Trek Pilot 1.0, 2013 Electra Cruiser 1, 2014 Giant Escape City
    Posts
    260
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The lady at REI said "PANyers". This is in Texas. I'm going with that pronunciation. Unexpectedly dropping accurate French pronunciation into Texas drawl can get you beat up.

  8. #8
    Senior Member eja_ bottecchia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    3,400
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Notgrownup View Post
    PANNIERS (PAN YEAHS)... I am french and i always called them "Sacs de Selle" Saddle bags...I actually never had actuala Panniers (Baskets) on my bike.
    I can read and write a fair amount of French. The pronunciation, however, kills me. On my first trip to France I will have to carry my iPad and write out everything.

    A bientot.
    My current stable:

    1989 SLX Bottecchia (Campy Athena 11s)
    1999 Cannondale F400 mountain bike
    2012 Bianchi Infinito (Campy Record 11s)
    2012 Colnago C59 in PR99 color scheme (Campy Record 11s)

  9. #9
    7-speed doomsday prepper ThermionicScott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    CID
    My Bikes
    1991 Bianchi Eros, 1964 Armstrong, 1988 Diamondback Ascent, 1988 Bianchi Premio, 1987 Bianchi Sport SX
    Posts
    7,688
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by memebag View Post
    The lady at REI said "PANyers". This is in Texas. I'm going with that pronunciation. Unexpectedly dropping accurate French pronunciation into Texas drawl can get you beat up.
    It's been a loanword long enough that the REI lady was correct. No one should be pronouncing it "pan-yay."

    http://sheldonbrown.com/gloss_p.html#pannier
    Quote Originally Posted by chandltp View Post
    There's no such thing as too far.. just lack of time
    RUSA #7498

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    646
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Pan-ee-Yers.

  11. #11
    Senior member Dan Burkhart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Oakville Ontario
    Posts
    4,842
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm not French, but my better half is so I would not get away with calling them panyers.
    Gearhubs demystified and other cool stuff.


    Rule #12: The correct number of bikes to own is n+1

  12. #12
    Senior Member Notgrownup's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Snow Hill NC
    My Bikes
    Cannondale CAAD 8
    Posts
    780
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Funny stuff here....It sounds funny to me it's all...I really don't care...
    BE THE PERSON YOUR DOG THINKS YOU ARE.....

  13. #13
    Goodbye Leeroy Jenkins tagaproject6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    My Bikes
    Wilier Izoard XP (Campagnolo Record);Cinelli Xperience (SRAM Force);Specialized Allez (SRAM Rival);Bianchi Via Nirone 7 (Campagnolo Centaur)
    Posts
    6,972
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Depends on the roots of the bicycle, your location and the company you keep. If you are capable of multiple languages you'll be able to adjust.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    TOML

    _________________________________________________________________________

    Wilier Izoard XP (Campagnolo Record)
    Cinelli Xperience (SRAM Force)
    Specialized Allez (SRAM Rival)
    Bianchi Via Nirone 7 (Campagnolo Centaur)

  14. #14
    Pentapointed Member ahsposo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    On Some Far Away Beach After the Season is Over...
    My Bikes
    A Home Built All Rounder, Bianchi 928, Specialized Langster, Dahon Folder
    Posts
    6,364
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    In case you need a reference:

    Quote Originally Posted by toddles View Post
    If I gotta look up words, it's not worth my time.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •