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Cycling Terminology ... especially for the plethora of newbies

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Cycling Terminology ... especially for the plethora of newbies

For the newbies this year ... and maybe in years to come ...

Cycling Terminology

From Bicycle Source
https://www.bicyclesource.com/bicycling_glossary

From Sheldon Brown
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/glossary.html

From RoadBikeRider
https://www.roadbikerider.com/riding-...on-terminology

From USA Cycling
https://www.usacycling.org/events/200...cyclespeak.pdf


From Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_bicycling


Got any other cycling terminology links?

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Thank You Machka, i was thinking more of something specific to this forum, general terms and names of bike parts are not a problem, my concern is new folks(like me) coming into an environment that y'all are comfortable in and not knowing the "shorthand" in use...MUPs is pretty obvious and i had guessed that it was something close to what it turned out to be.. BSO I would never in a million years have figured out altho i do think it makes sense and is pretty darn funny
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Originally Posted by keg61 View Post
Thank You Machka, i was thinking more of something specific to this forum, general terms and names of bike parts are not a problem, my concern is new folks(like me) coming into an environment that y'all are comfortable in and not knowing the "shorthand" in use...MUPs is pretty obvious and i had guessed that it was something close to what it turned out to be.. BSO I would never in a million years have figured out altho i do think it makes sense and is pretty darn funny
I think some of those links are or were the more "slangy" terms.

I don't think MUP and BSO are specific to this forum ... I'm sure I've seen them used elsewhere. MUP is quite common.

Anyway, here's another article you might find useful:
How To: Talk like a cyclist | Ella


And here's a Wikipedia entry
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_cycling


Here's another one:
Glossary of Road Cycling Terms | Flight Centre Active Travel
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