Chopper

Technology / Motorcycle / Chopper: A cruiser style bike that has a lot of the pieces of the bike 'chopped off.' The riders of the '60s did everything they could to customize their bikes and make them go faster. Thus, much of the existing bikes they bought were chopped off. The bikes in the movie 'Easy Rider' are examples.

Rigid

Technology / Motorcycle / Rigid: A bike with no rear suspension is said to be a rigid. Harley-Davidson motorcycles all had rigid frames until 1958 when the Duo-Glide was introduced. Most choppers are built using rigid frames. MORE

One-Off

Technology / Motorcycle / One-Off: Those who happen to watch TV shows such as American Chopper get to observe the building of a custom motorcycle from the ground up. Often these bikes are one of a kind and are sometimes referred to as MORE

Jockey Shifter

Technology / Motorcycle / Jockey Shifter: A motorcycle shift lever that is controlled by a rider’s hand (instead of a foot) and which sits either behind the rider’s leg or is mounted on the fuel tank. It is shorter than a Suicide Shifter. MORE

Hack

Entertainment / Golf / Hack: 1. (also 'chop') chopping violently at the ball 2. (also 'duffer, hacker, chop, chopper') a (usually) erratic and unskilled golfer whose technique is characterized by arm and hand oriented hitting at MORE

Hacker

Entertainment / Golf / Hacker: (also 'chop, chopper, duffer, hack') a (usually) erratic and unskilled golfer whose technique is characterized by arm and hand oriented hitting at the ball rather than smooth swinging through the ball MORE

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