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SRAM pronunciation

bazbadgerbazbadger Posts: 553
edited February 2009 in The bottom bracket
just a thought.

I find SRAM tricky to pronounce correctly, but if one adopts a Sean Connery voice it becomes deceptively easy.

So, if you find yourself in the local LBS and having to plump for campag because you can't say SRAM then just adopt this new method and you'll be fine, and double tapping in no time at all...
Mens agitat molem
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  • Slow DowncpSlow Downcp Posts: 3,041
    I don't have problems saying SRAM, but I still buy Campag
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  • Thank God for inventing the Internet, where you don't have to be able to pronounce anything at all. Just don't leave out an apostrophe out of a post or its Hades for you :twisted:
  • I pronounce it SRAM, but I have heard some people call it SRAM and even SRAM at times, but I just stick with SRAM as it's easier to pronounce for me. I hope that's helped.
  • andy_wrxandy_wrx Posts: 3,396
    Someone at the weekend pronounced it as ess-ram, which I'll admit was a new one on me.

    I'm not saying they're wrong, but I'd always assumed it was sss-ram.
  • jairajjairaj Posts: 3,009
    I always thought it was "ESS-RAM", but a mate pronounces it as "SHRAM" ???
  • jairajjairaj Posts: 3,009
    Tempestas wrote:
    I pronounce it SRAM, but I have heard some people call it SRAM and even SRAM at times, but I just stick with SRAM as it's easier to pronounce for me. I hope that's helped.

    :lol:
  • components are pronounced CAM-PAG-NOLO

    everyone know this
    'dont forget lads, one evertonian is worth twenty kopites'
  • Watched a video on their website, and the guy talking pronounced it sss-ram.

    Liking the Sean Connery idea though, I'm looking at maybe buying the "shram" Red equipped Felt F3 at the weekend, and now any potential blushes will be shpared.
  • nwallacenwallace Posts: 1,465
    SchRAM.

    Wouldn't SSS-RAMbe βRAM?

    I can't rmember German well enough, but most words I remember starting with S, sounded like Sch, though I think they all were Sh---
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  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    andy_wrx wrote:
    Someone at the weekend pronounced it as ess-ram, which I'll admit was a new one on me.

    I'm not saying they're wrong, but I'd always assumed it was sss-ram.

    I say both ess-ram and Shram depending on my mood...
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  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,549
    components are pronounced CAM-PAG-NOLO

    everyone know this
    Er, no. The G is soft. It's pronounced CAMPAN-YOLO.
  • I'm a Shimano man myself,

    Only 'cos there's no debate/confusion over how it's pronounced thus avoiding the embarassment of making myself sound a right censored when mis-pronouncing SRAM or Campagnolo. :wink:
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  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,549
    I'm a Shimano man myself,

    Only 'cos there's no debate/confusion over how it's pronounced thus avoiding the embarassment of making myself sound a right censored when mis-pronouncing SRAM or Campagnolo. :wink:
    SHIH-MAN-OH or SHIH-MARN-OH?
  • SHIM ARNO. :D
    Tail end Charlie

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  • ElganeshElganesh Posts: 143
    SHY - MAR - NO :lol:
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  • ESS-RAM

    CAM-PAG (hate the USA version of CAMPY :x )

    SHI-MAR-NO
    AT MY AGE, I SHOULD KNOW BETTER !!!
  • whyamihere wrote:
    components are pronounced CAM-PAG-NOLO

    everyone know this
    Er, no. The G is soft. It's pronounced CAMPAN-YOLO.

    i know

    my G was silent :D
    'dont forget lads, one evertonian is worth twenty kopites'
  • I'm a Shimano man myself,

    Only 'cos there's no debate/confusion over how it's pronounced thus avoiding the embarassment of making myself sound a right censored when mis-pronouncing SRAM or Campagnolo. :wink:

    Your a Shy mano? Find a good bike to ride and that will cure your shyness. :lol:
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  • mclarentmclarent Posts: 784
    For me...

    Shimano = Shi ma no (99.9% sure that's correct in Japanese)

    Can anyone pronounce Campagnolo with a silent G and not put on a fake Italian accent?

    Definantely a Sean Connery impersonator on SRAM, but pretty sure I copied David Harmon on that one!
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  • Shimano

    Shold be pronounced according to the rules of romaji as Shee mah naw buts said with short clipped vowels (else it would be spelt shiimaanoo)
  • No, there is still no "real debate" to be taken over the pronunciation of Shimano.

    If everyone else on this website wishes to have one, get on with it. I know where I stand thanks. :wink:
    Tail end Charlie

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  • feelfeel Posts: 800
    I thought it was SHIM- A- NO, but my mate pronounces it ESS - HIM - AN - OH :wink:
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  • shimanos pronounced FEE-SHING TAH-KEL
    'dont forget lads, one evertonian is worth twenty kopites'
  • mwomwo Posts: 57
    shimanos pronounced FEE-SHING TAH-KEL
    :lol:
  • this pronunciation issue is really quite serious.

    For example, Fiat lost out big time. A chap in a dealership wants to buy a Cinquincento... "i'd like to buy a sequin.... sequin..... oh forget it, give us a Punto"

    But it looks like Sean has saved the day for cyclists who want to double tap on the drops... none of this changing gear with your thumb business - I mean - c'mon.... :lol:
    Mens agitat molem
  • Rich-TiRich-Ti Posts: 1,831
    I thought Shimano Was pronounced "censored MAN, NO!"?
  • Kenjaja1Kenjaja1 Posts: 744
    This is all very very silly :roll: Mr Sean Connery don't know nuffink about bikes! I have seen him in his various roles travelling in fast cars, slow cars, aeroplanes (commercial & military), space rockets, backpack rockets, motor bikes, power boats, smowmobiles, skis, helicoptors and lots of other carbon very unneutral modes of transport. however I have never seen him on a bicycle. How would he satisfy the lust in his loins (as he does in all his films) with a beautiful ample bosomed lady on a bicycle? I cannot believe that he even knows how to ride a bicycle, so how can he possibly be held up as an authority on the pronunciation of Campag, SRAM or even Shimano?

    Unless any of you can post pictures of Sean Connery making the beast with two backs while sitting on a Brooks Swallow or a Blackburn carrier then he has no credibility in this field.

    The real question is not how one should pronounce "SRAM" or "Shimano" so much as "Why would anyone want to?". If you go to a good LBS (pronounced "LBS"). They should automatically supply you with Campagnola (however you say it) when asking for the part.

    If I have offended any heretics who do not use Campag gear then Good!
    If I have offended any beautiful, ample bosomed ladies then I'd welcome the chance to make it up to you :lol: .
    If there is anyone I have not offended then, do not worry, I'll get around to it :twisted:
  • They should automatically supply you with Campagnola (however you say it) when asking for the part.

    I thought Campagnola was a peculiar shade of paint....

    you live and learn.
    Mens agitat molem
  • bazbadger wrote:
    this pronunciation issue is really quite serious.

    For example, Fiat lost out big time. A chap in a dealership wants to buy a Cinquincento... "i'd like to buy a sequin.... sequin..... oh forget it, give us a Punto"

    nah, dealer's done alright. the punto is a bigger, more expensive car than the cinquecento (chin-kway-chen-toe)
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