Re: [CR]Push Bikes Again


Example: Production Builders:Cinelli:Laser

Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 14:19:01 -0600
From: "Mitch Harris" <mitch.harris@gmail.com>
To: "Doug Smith" <douguk2007@hotmail.co.uk>
Subject: Re: [CR]Push Bikes Again
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"Pedal bike" was a common alternative to "push bike" that was considered less negative than push bike. "Push bike" wasn't exactly negative, but tended to be used by people who either didn't cycle, or cycled only because they were stuck with cycling. So "pedal bike" used by people who like cycling, who think in terms of lightweights, and who are being more considerate to others on lightweights. "Push bike" can describe a lightwieght but sounds dismissive when it does.

--Mitch Harris Little Rock Canyon, Utah, USA

On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 1:44 PM, Doug Smith <douguk2007@hotmail.co.uk> wrote:
> My thanks to all those who replied on and off list and too many to answer
>
> individually. Got people buzzing for a short while ,great!
>
> It was a spur the moment thought for discussion and made a change from the
> usual trend I thought. Not a single reply from the UK membership in support
> or
> disagreement on the subject. I often wonder why we are so thin on the groun
> d
> in contributing here maybe they would like to explain. I feel like the lone
> ranger!
>
> Thanks again folks

>

> Doug. Smith

> North Dorset

> UK