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Old 07-13-18, 08:39 AM
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SMH: for abbreviations I just google them. Remember, GIYF. You should do same, IMHO.

For weird terms, like pineapple, I go over to the Urban Dictionary. Just don’t stay there too long. It can become a real goat rope.

For terms unique to BF, I think someone on the 41 once dialed it up to 400 W, busted their guads and asploded. YMMV.

L8r dude. I’m going afk.
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Just ask, many of us are behind the times. And lovin it.
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Every sport and in particular those requiring dedicated equipment, techniques and kit, develops it's own precise technical language(s) of concepts, hardware bits n bobs and tactics that inevitably become abbreviated, nicknamed and acronyms. There is no handy dictionary or translation app on "How to Speak Roadie" or any other cycling discipline's insider language that I'm aware of other than complete immersion in the sport's culture and an attentive ear.

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Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
SMH: for abbreviations I just google them. Remember, GIYF. You should do same, IMHO.

For weird terms, like pineapple, I go over to the Urban Dictionary. Just donít stay there too long. It can become a real goat rope.

For terms unique to BF, I think someone on the 41 once dialed it up to 400 W, busted their guads and asploded. YMMV.

L8r dude. Iím going afk.
Your forgot to DROPE THE HAMER before you dialed it up to 400 watts, and shot the guy "the look".
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Everybody in the bike world knows their RD from their FD. The exact number for ETT. ST & HT. YMMV.

ATMO was, I think, coined by Richard Sachs, aka @e-RICHIE.
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Your forgot to DROPE THE HAMER before you dialed it up to 400 watts, and shot the guy "the look".
Yeah, at my age the things ya forget...
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Way too many acronyms in these forums. One could spend whatever time is left chasing them down and still not finding them all.

Is there a list somewhere that has most of them so the uneducated don't have to ask, "What does <insert unfamiliar acronym here> mean?"
Can you provide us with an example?
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So it's okay for your username but not okay in the conversation?
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You might find this helpful: Commonly used bicycle slang
Those expressions are hardly “common” usage by cyclists or anyone else. Never ever heard most of them.
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