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    kestrel: interesting knowledge

    I really shouldn't be allowed to start threads, but....

    I was reading Wikipedia about the etymology of the word f++k, and came across a tidbit.
    (it is under the 'early usage" portion of the article)

    The Kestrel (a type of bird) was referred to as a "windf++ker" around the 1600's.

    I thought this was great. Sort of like the "sofaking" bikes that were made a few years back.

    Kestrel had to know about this.

    Does anyone know if kestrel makes a fixed gear?
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    Very interesting factoid. They don't make a single,that's for sure.They were the first GOOD one-piece carbon fiber bike. Few write of them here,Kish won the RAAM on an old one,twice I think.The prices are reduced all around,especially the Talon model. I rode my friends "imediate power delivery" characterizes it.

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    just sent an email to Kestrel. let's wait and see....
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    I feel like a tool for posting on my own thread, but here is the email.

    Hi William,
    Very interesting thread... Kestrel Bicycles indeed took its name from
    the falcon, American Kestrel, which is a frequently seen inhabitant of
    our Nor-Cal/Central Coast area in the fall and winter months. It seemed
    to fit the company and its products well - small, light, agile, quick,
    sleek, aggressive. I can't say that at the time anyone here knew about
    that particular "historical" name you reference - but it does seem
    rather fitting to our aero bike designs over the years, doesn't it!

    Of course, we can't really make use of that name, but our engr. dept.
    may have found a new code name for our next aerobike project...

    And btw, I don't think youcanhavetoomanybikes.
    Best,
    Preston


    Preston Sandusky
    Product & Marketing Director

    Kestrel Bicycles
    5300 Soquel Ave., Suite 101
    Santa Cruz, CA 95062
    USA
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    man that makes me want a wind****er!

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    custom decals ftw
    Quote Originally Posted by marqueemoon
    The correct response is "I live with your mom."

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    They make beautiful, top notch carbon bikes. I really would love to own one with full Record...

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    man... so I have a WindF++cker Evoke? He he. I like

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    Can I has a Thestral?

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