comments? for us american viewers

comments? for us american viewers

Post by A.. » Fri, 07 Jun 1996 04:00:00


:)

For us american viewers.

Can anyone explain what "Thieving bastards round er" means?

Ps. Has anyone seen the new unicycling.org page? It's looking different.
 What do you (all) think of the new masthead?

:)

 
 
 

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Post by Roge » Sat, 08 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Quote:
> For us american viewers.

> Can anyone explain what "Thieving bastards round er" means?

To put it in to basic English (sort of ish)

"The locals would steel anything" this implying that one of our wheels had been
stolen.

Roger
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North East England
UK
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Post by SH Cart » Sat, 08 Jun 1996 04:00:00

~ > For us american viewers.
~ > Can anyone explain what "Thieving bastards round er" means?

~ "The locals would steel anything" this implying that one of our wheels had been
~ stolen.

Yes, the "er" should have been spelt " 'ere ", as " 'er " is as in 'er
indoors, meanin' the good lady woife.

OBUnicycle: Does anyone have a name for a wheel, with no pedals, attached
to some front forks, which are attached to a pair of handlbars?  I suppose
technically it's a unicycle too.

--

# E_shoot me down if I tell a lie!
# We will never build a machine to recognise a chair until we can
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Post by SH Cart » Tue, 11 Jun 1996 04:00:00

~ > OBUnicycle: Does anyone have a name for a wheel, with no pedals, attached
~ > to some front forks, which are attached to a pair of handlbars?  I suppose
~ > technically it's a unicycle too.

~ It's the front end of a BMX..
~ :)

~ Needs pedals to be a cycle..

Well, the original 'Hobby-horse' bicycle never had them, and that's the
father of all bicycles...

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Post by Cutm » Tue, 11 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Quote:
> OBUnicycle: Does anyone have a name for a wheel, with no pedals, attached
> to some front forks, which are attached to a pair of handlbars?  I suppose
> technically it's a unicycle too.

It's the front end of a BMX..
:)

Needs pedals to be a cycle..

 
 
 

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Post by Stan Charis » Wed, 12 Jun 1996 04:00:00

: It's the front end of a BMX..
: :)

You might :) , but that's EXACTLY what it is!
The guy who built it used a junior hacksaw BLADE to cut the frame off
a bmx, leaving only the front post. (It took quite some time apparantly!)

Stan

--
Stan Charisma - SemiProfessional Street Performer, Diabolist, Unicyclist

 
 
 

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Post by John Fos » Fri, 14 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Quote:
>> OBUnicycle: Does anyone have a name for a wheel, with no pedals, attached
>> to some front forks, which are attached to a pair of handlbars?  I suppose
>> technically it's a unicycle too.

>It's the front end of a BMX..
>:)

How does he know it's not the front end of a racing bike or a tandem?  :)

More seriously, in Jack Wiley's books, this type of prop is called a
"handlebar unit." Not a very exciting name, but it's a perfect description.

You can walk the wheel on it, or put pegs at the axle and ride it like a
B.C. wheel, but I suppose you could continue to argue that it's not a cycle
. . . .
John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone

 
 
 

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Post by SH Cart » Sun, 16 Jun 1996 04:00:00

~ >> OBUnicycle: Does anyone have a name for a wheel, with no pedals, attached
~ >> to some front forks, which are attached to a pair of handlbars?  I suppose
~ >> technically it's a unicycle too.
~ >
~ >It's the front end of a BMX..
~ >:)

~ How does he know it's not the front end of a racing bike or a tandem?  :)

I don't know _how_ he knew, but he was right!

~ More seriously, in Jack Wiley's books, this type of prop is called a
~ "handlebar unit." Not a very exciting name, but it's a perfect description.

Definitely not exciting...  I'm going to keep the offer open for any
creative responses then!

--

# E_shoot me down if I tell a lie!
# We will never build a machine to recognise a chair until we can
# program a computer to really understand a sore arse

 
 
 

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Post by Robert Helbe » Wed, 19 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> ~ More seriously, in Jack Wiley's books, this type of prop is called a
> ~ "handlebar unit." Not a very exciting name, but it's a perfect description.

> Definitely not exciting...  I'm going to keep the offer open for any
> creative responses then!

I like the term "handlebar unit."  There is an irony in that cold
technical term for a such silly thing.  As for creative responses,
only two have come to mind:

                decoy rudder
                detachable wheel

Please excuse me now, as I am needed in the shop to supervise the
finer details in the construction of my handlebar unit.

bob h.

 
 
 

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Post by Doug DeFor » Thu, 20 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> > ~ More seriously, in Jack Wiley's books, this type of prop is called a
> > ~ "handlebar unit." Not a very exciting name, but it's a perfect description.

> > Definitely not exciting...  I'm going to keep the offer open for any
> > creative responses then!

> I like the term "handlebar unit."  There is an irony in that cold
> technical term for a such silly thing.

How about calling it a "Falsie?"

doug


 
 
 

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Post by SH Cart » Fri, 21 Jun 1996 04:00:00

~ How about calling it a "Falsie?"

ROTFL!

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# E_shoot me down if I tell a lie!
# We will never build a machine to recognise a chair until we can
# program a computer to really understand a sore arse

 
 
 

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Post by John Fos » Fri, 21 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Quote:
>I like the term "handlebar unit."  There is an irony in that cold
>technical term for a such silly thing.  As for creative responses,
>only two have come to mind:

>            decoy rudder
>            detachable wheel

Those are good. It also makes me think of calling it "the other wheel!"

Quote:
>Please excuse me now, as I am needed in the shop to supervise the
>finer details in the construction of my handlebar unit.

Who could need help constructing one of those?

John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone

 
 
 

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Post by Johnstone, Glen » Sat, 22 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Er, excuse me for seeming like an ignoramus but what the smeg is ROTFL??

Glenn Johnstone


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From: unicycling-owner
To: UNICYCLING
Subject: Re: handlebar units
Date: Thursday, 20 June 1996 11:08AM

~ How about calling it a "Falsie?"

ROTFL!

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# E_shoot me down if I tell a lie!
# We will never build a machine to recognise a chair until we can
# program a computer to really understand a sore arse

 
 
 

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Post by pola.. » Sun, 23 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> Er, excuse me for seeming like an ignoramus but what the smeg is ROTFL??

Rolling On the floor laughing.

eric