Quiz: Do You Know Your Bike Acronyms?

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  • Quiz: Do You Know Your Bike Acronyms?
  • halifaxpete
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    16, More than I thought I’d get TBH!

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    20, nae bad.

    BSA I my favourite bike manufacturer acronym (being a Brummie makes me a bit biased on this one though).

    BMC is my least favourite due to its dullness (Bicycle Manufacturing Company).

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    20 here too. Admit some were guesses.

    I did ask Specialized for the official answer on FSR! Google had many theories!


    Standard Retrobike Knowledge.

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    16 plus an extra five pedant points for explaining that they were abbreviations and not acronyms.

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    19. Happy with that 😎

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    22, only got ARC incorrect

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    18 for me, satisfied!

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    only got ARC incorrect

    I also missed this but, possibly I think because its used by a few people meaning different things (or possibly nothing at all, could just be a name.)

    So whose acronym is it anyway?

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