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Old December 11th 08, 04:31 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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Or does "Schwalbe" sound like something one would find on a department
store "English Racer" (casual upright) type bicycle?

(I'm taling about the NAME, you understand. I've heard the tires are
actually a very good quality)

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Old December 11th 08, 06:47 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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"It's Chris" wrote:
Or does "Schwalbe" sound like something one would find on a department
store "English Racer" (casual upright) type bicycle?

(I'm taling about the NAME, you understand. I've heard the tires are
actually a very good quality)

No. Schwalbe is a Germanic name.

Continental is a much more English sounding (but the company is based in
Hanover).

What country does this tire bring to mind?
http://www.danscomp.com/444120.php

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Old December 12th 08, 06:34 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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"Schwalbe" is German for "swallow" (the bird, not the verb). No, not a
name that belongs with cheap bikes. I must say, though, their best
touring tires are awful damn heavy for a product that's named after a bird.

mark

It's Chris wrote:
Or does "Schwalbe" sound like something one would find on a department
store "English Racer" (casual upright) type bicycle?

(I'm taling about the NAME, you understand. I've heard the tires are
actually a very good quality)

- -
Compliments of:
"Your Friendly Neighborhood Wheelman"

If you want to E-mail me use:
ChrisZCorner "at" webtv "dot" net

My website:
http://geocities.com/czcorner

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Old December 12th 08, 08:29 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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mark wrote:

"Schwalbe" is German for "swallow" (the bird, not the verb). No, not a
name that belongs with cheap bikes. I must say, though, their best
touring tires are awful damn heavy for a product that's named after a bird.


Perhaps didn't think "Büffel" had a nice ring to it.

Chalo
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Old December 12th 08, 05:26 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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On Dec 12, 1:29*am, Chalo wrote:
mark wrote:

"Schwalbe" is German for "swallow" (the bird, not the verb). No, not a
name that belongs with cheap bikes. I must say, though, their best
touring tires are awful damn heavy for a product that's named after a bird.


Perhaps didn't think "Büffel" had a nice ring to it.

Chalo


Albatross is the same in English and German.
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Old December 16th 08, 01:39 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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On Dec 12, 2:34*pm, mark wrote:
"Schwalbe" is German for "swallow" (the bird, not the verb). No, not a
name that belongs with cheap bikes. I must say, though, their best
touring tires are awful damn heavy for a product that's named after a bird.

mark

It's Chris wrote:
Or does "Schwalbe" sound like something one would find on a department
store "English Racer" (casual upright) type bicycle?


(I'm taling about the NAME, you understand. I've heard the tires are
actually a very good quality)


*- -
Compliments of:
"Your Friendly Neighborhood Wheelman"


If you want to E-mail me use:
ChrisZCorner "at" webtv "dot" net


My website:
http://geocities.com/czcorner


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