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You are officially a cycling amateur if...

Manc33Manc33 Posts: 2,157
edited March 2015 in The bottom bracket
I'll start it off.

You are officially a cycling amateur if you call a bicycle saddle a "seat".
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  • JackPozziJackPozzi Posts: 1,191
    You don't get paid to ride a bike?

    Might have missed the point of the thread slightly..,..
  • Manc33Manc33 Posts: 2,157
    You are officially a cycling amateur if you think the word "amateur" is only ever used when talking about bicycle racing.
  • Graham.Graham. Posts: 862
    When you call it a "Pushbike".
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 11,100
    You are an amateur if you do not know what "being properly prepared" means.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,631
    ...you think that bikes only belong on tarmac.
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  • FlâneurFlâneur Posts: 3,027
    If your bike doesn't stay on the tarmac
    Stevo 666 wrote: Come on you Scousers! 20/12/2014
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  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 13,701
    dislike Haribo
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 13,701
    you don't have tan lines
  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,913
    JackPozzi wrote:
    You don't get paid to ride a bike?

    Might have missed the point of the thread slightly..,..

    At the risk of being pedantic but, lets face it, who doesn't like a pedant? that wouldn't make you a cycling amateur, it would just mean you aren't a professional cyclist.
    www.conjunctivitis.com - a site for sore eyes
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Chris Bass wrote:
    JackPozzi wrote:
    You don't get paid to ride a bike?

    Might have missed the point of the thread slightly..,..

    At the risk of being pedantic but, lets face it, who doesn't like a pedant?

    We love pedantry!

    As the word amatuer comes from Latin and means 'lover' you can only be an amateur if you luuurve your bike :D
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • dodgydodgy Posts: 2,890
    If you turn your bike upside down at the roadside to repair a puncture.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 11,100
    dodgy wrote:
    If you turn your bike upside down at the roadside to repair a puncture.
    I knew that there was a reason that I never became a pro cyclist. :lol:

    You are an amateur if you have to do it yourself.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,913
    dodgy wrote:
    If you turn your bike upside down at the roadside to repair a puncture.

    if you have to actually repair a puncture and the next passing car doesn't just swap your wheel over for you then give you a tow up the road.
    www.conjunctivitis.com - a site for sore eyes
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    If you wave to other cyclists :twisted:
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 13,701
    your helmet hasn't saved your life
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,631
    if you only go out in nice weather :wink:
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  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 13,701
    you have great decals and blame Wiggle for your shortcomings
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    if you only go out in nice weather :wink:

    :D

    If you get a lift up hills :wink:
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • glenwattglenwatt Posts: 155
    you use a bike shop to fix a puncture.
    Glen

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  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,243
    You say 'axle' instead of Bottom Bracket.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

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  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,243
    When you use terminology like "Damn those wheels spin up real good" in a review...Hang on...
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    If you get big rings oil tattoos on your right calf
  • Don`t have a track pump.
    Trek,,,, too cool for school ,, apparently
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,243
    What's a track pump?
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 11,100
    What's a track pump?
    Something that your mechanic uses.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,631
    pblakeney wrote:
    What's a track pump?
    Something that your mechanic uses.
    Isn't it used to pump up tracks?
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,325 Lives Here
    team47b wrote:
    As the word amatuer comes from Latin and means 'lover' you can only be an amateur if you luuurve your bike :D
    So, this bloke is definitely an amateur?
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 11,100
    veronese68 wrote:
    team47b wrote:
    As the word amatuer comes from Latin and means 'lover' you can only be an amateur if you luuurve your bike :D
    So, this bloke is definitely an amateur?
    The tart.
    What on earth would he do to a nice bike?
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • andy9964andy9964 Posts: 930
    If you drink instant coffee
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,074
    you only have one bike
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