Calvin's Corner

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1 post(s) found in March, 2008.

  • Parlez vous Bike-Talk? (Bicycle Mechanic Languages)

    In my line of work it has been necessary to travel to various countries. I am able to get along in several languages, speaking "bicycle" talk in German, Spanish, and French. There have been moments I have needed a specific term to help my work, and I just didn't have it. This resulted in drawing pictures, waving hands, grabbing passersby for English-to-German-to-Italian, and then Italian-to-German-to-English translation. Turns out the place did have DOT 4 fluid after all.

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