Croggy - a new one on me.

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brynpoeth
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Re: Croggy - a new one on me.

Postby brynpoeth » 3 Jun 2019, 6:21pm

Saw a second person on a mountain bike, feet on an elongated back axle, standing up
Obviously a 'backie'
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st599_uk
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Re: Croggy - a new one on me.

Postby st599_uk » 3 Jun 2019, 6:23pm

Cugel wrote:A croggy for ride on the crossbar, since I was a little bairn in Tyneside (50s onwards). Probably older than that. A corruption of "crossbar".

It didn't refer to a ride on the saddle behind the pedaller; or to a ride on the handelbars. The former was a backy and there was no name I can recall for the latter, since no one would do it unless they were mad or a pair of masochists.

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A croggy is on the handlebars, backy when behind you astride the saddle or side saddle on the pannier rack.
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Re: Croggy - a new one on me.

Postby tim-b » 4 Jun 2019, 5:47am

Hi
"Giz a croggy duck!" Love this discussion! To me (grew up in Nottingham) a croggy meant sitting anywhere on the bike

Yep, same here, (but a few miles south of you) "giz's a croggy in ya grid"
It's a cob (which helpfully differentiates a sausage roll (in pastry) from a sausage cob (bread roll)
Sauce to show veracity :)
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Re: Croggy - a new one on me.

Postby Huck » 8 Jun 2019, 10:30pm

tim-b wrote:Hi
"Giz a croggy duck!" Love this discussion! To me (grew up in Nottingham) a croggy meant sitting anywhere on the bike

Yep, same here, (but a few miles south of you) "giz's a croggy in ya grid"
It's a cob (which helpfully differentiates a sausage roll (in pastry) from a sausage cob (bread roll)
Sauce to show veracity :)
Regards
tim-b

Used the term croggy in Nottingham in the 1950's and still use it today. It means a lift on a crossbar.

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Re: Croggy - a new one on me.

Postby Bmblbzzz » 9 Jun 2019, 4:16pm

Croggy, croggy, croggy!
Croi, croi, croi!

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Re: Croggy - a new one on me.

Postby nirakaro » 9 Jun 2019, 9:48pm

I saw a lad on a bike in Italy last summer, girlfriend sitting on his handlebars, facing him! Brave lass – he had a nice view, but it wasn't of the road ahead.