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O.k. a saddle is named a saddle and that make sense(IE horse saddle/ motorcycle saddle/ bike saddle/ ridge saddle) But why is a seat post called a seatpost? and not a saddle post. After all, it holds the saddle?
 

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nomenclature

ram's horn bars for road/drop bars
gooseneck for stem
chainwheel vs chainring
clincher tires are actually wire-ons, true clinchers died out about 90 years ago
and while we're at it, is it "handlebar" or "handlebars?"the general public still largely refers to road bikes as "10-speeds"
is there a shop mech that hasn't heard brake levers called 'squeezers" and q/r skewers "screwers?"
and what about clipless vs "platform" pedals? Platforms used to be a specific style of non-clipless pedal, not an all-encompassing term for all non-clipless pedals. Same with rat-trap, those were the pedals that came on Varsitys, now folks use rattrap/platform for what we used to call "quill" pedals.
Or sidepull vs centerpull brakes. Now sidepull means V-brakes, while centerpull means cantilevers. But as anyone whose been into cycling awhile will tell you, both sidepulls and centerpulls are road brake styles, unrelated to Vs or cantis.
And it's steerer tube, not steer tube.
And head tube angle, not head angle
blah blah
 

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not quite

STinGa said:
Why do you drive on a parkway and park on a driveway?
In High school (no pun intended) we used to say:
You get High on the Parkway,
Drive on the Highway
and Park in the Driveway.

boy we thought we we funny and smart! :rolleyes:
 
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