NNC Brifter - Lame or not

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    NNC Brifter - Lame or not

    Since this was suggested in the components forum, I thought I'd bring it to a poll.
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    It reduces the amount of syllables that I need to say while accurately getting my point across.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_fuji View Post
    It reduces the amount of syllables that I need to say while accurately getting my point across.
    You gotta vote, fuj.

    Help me out. It's a real horse race at this point, 1 for brifter (me), 2 against.

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    What the what???
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    I voted “not lame”.

    Now, I’m going to eat some Tex-Mex, watch Brangelina in Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Later on, I might get crunk, sleep in tomorrow and enjoy a late brunch...

    Portmanteaus have been around for a while. Embrace the brifter.
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    personally, I don't use the word brifter.

    but, others are free to do so without receiving a lecture on my semantic preferences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post
    Embrace the brifter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    You gotta vote, fuj.

    Help me out. It's a real horse race at this point, 1 for brifter (me), 2 against.
    I don't see a poale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_fuji View Post
    I don't see a poale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post
    I voted “not lame”.

    Now, I’m going to eat some Tex-Mex, watch Brangelina in Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Later on, I might get crunk, sleep in tomorrow and enjoy a late brunch...

    Portmanteaus have been around for a while. Embrace the brifter.
    I'll second the Gospel of Brifter. Or is it 3rd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    You gotta vote, fuj.

    Help me out. It's a real horse race at this point, 1 for brifter (me), 2 against.
    You see, it's like this: I was in a bike shop one time buying cables. The guy behind the counter was kind of inattentive when he asked what kind of cable I needed. He said "Like...brake, or shifter?" I told him that I needed a Shimano 105 shifter cable. Befuddled, again he asked "Like...shifter or brake?" I said "Brifter," and his eyes lit up as he chuckled "I've never heard that before." But, he knew exactly what I was talking about, and got me set up with exactly what I needed. Since that time, I'll often use the term "brifter," to bike shop guys, as it gets the point across in a clear, concise manner. Therefore, not lame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frdfandc View Post
    Since this was suggested in the components forum, I thought I'd bring it to a poll.
    Your signature has a quote from JoeDaddio so anything you suggest is fine with me. He was the shiznit.

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    Don't like it, won't say it, can't make me.

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    Brifters gotta brift. Or not.

    But, ehh, I don't really care. I still like downtube shifters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemShock View Post
    Brifters gotta brift. Or not.

    But, ehh, I don't really care. I still like downtube shifters.
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    You mean difters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by azpeterb View Post
    You mean difters?
    Does this mean double-butted spokes are now dubokes?

    And disc brakes are dakes?

    Wide rims are wims?

    Maybe this really is a lame word trend.


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    SS: COMPLACENCY IS LETHAL. VOTE in November.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemShock View Post
    Does this mean double-butted spokes are now dubokes?

    And disc brakes are dakes?

    Wide rims are wims?

    Maybe this really is a lame word trend.


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    You mean a lawdend?

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    I never say "can't." It is "cannot."
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    What's wrong with calling them STI's, or Ergo's?????....As in..."My STI's are Effed up"
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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemShock View Post
    Does this mean double-butted spokes are now dubokes?

    And disc brakes are dakes?

    Wide rims are wims?

    Maybe this really is a lame word trend.


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    You must really hate the word "bicycle" then.

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    Why is there no option for "This paole is lame".

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR_GRUMPY View Post
    What's wrong with calling them STI's, or Ergo's?????....As in..."My STI's are Effed up"
    If you tell me "your STI's are Effed up" I'm going to recommend you see a doctor and get a shot of penicillin...
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    The committee to name the combination shifter brake actuators had two choices:

    Shake -- shifter brake

    Brifter -- brake shifter

    The word shake was deemed to be even lamer than brifter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    The committee to name the combination shifter brake actuators had two choices:

    Shake -- shifter brake

    Brifter -- brake shifter

    The word shake was deemed to be even lamer than brifter.
    The cool kids still say it in pig Latin:
    Rakebay iftershay

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    Quote Originally Posted by azpeterb View Post
    The cool kids still say it in pig Latin:
    Rakebay iftershay
    I'll ick-stay with ifter-bray.

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