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Anyone ride a......divve
Aug 29, 2003 2:42 AM
No, But the Name?bimini
Aug 29, 2003 4:59 AM
I am wondering if they did any marketing studies in the US to come up with the name?

Probably a great bike but thier US sales will suffer due to the name.

I don't think I would have the name stamped across the back of my jersey.

With that name stamped across my back and the spandex on I would be nervious about the Pickups getting a little too close just to put me I my place.

PS: When I tried to put the name on the board it was rejected stating that it was not suitable for this audience!
No, But the Name?divve
Aug 29, 2003 5:46 AM
It's a German make. Lots of brands there have rather funny sounding names in English. You could compare it with the Japanese who invent new English to suit their products, albeit they appear to be much better at it.
Hmmmm. LOL. "Team Faaggin." It has a ring to it--but that ring is only legal in Vermont. (damn censor) nmKristin
Aug 29, 2003 5:49 AM
if English - could translate to SMOKIN'pben
Aug 29, 2003 6:05 AM
the Englsh translation of cigarette - f_g (board won't accept it). sure, it's a loose translation but it works
it might be a matter of typing skills:) Fa<b>ggin nmdivve
Aug 29, 2003 6:10 AM
</b>JS Haiku Shop
Aug 29, 2003 6:19 AM
Friday Challengepearlbeer
Aug 29, 2003 6:27 AM
Someone has GOT to find a Team Fraggin kit for sale. Christmas is coming up, and I would buy in bulk! Well, there you have it...the challenge for Friday.
F-ggin is an Italian brand from the lugged steel era...rwbadley
Aug 29, 2003 6:45 AM
I saw a real nice pink one for sale at a pawnshop once. I decided against it, as riding a pink F-ggin was a little too much, even for me. ;-)

I believe it is pronounced fu-GEEN.

dang censors
I meant a soft 'g' like va-JEENrwbadley
Aug 29, 2003 6:56 AM
You're rightdivve
Aug 29, 2003 7:13 AM
Due to the promotion almost exclusively in Germany I mistook it as yet another funny sounding German bike brand:)
F-ggin is an Italian brand from the lugged steel era...MShaw
Aug 29, 2003 9:17 AM
I owned a lugged Columbus track F-ggin for a bit. Nice bike, if a bit heavy.

Got all kinds of greif for the name, even though it is someone's name... Small minds, simple humor.

I didn't know they were still making bikes!

I've heard it as "fay-JEEN" - nmbrider
Aug 29, 2003 10:48 AM