Tange

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Tange: is it 'tanj' or 'tangy'?

it's more like 'tanj'
12
35%
it's more like 'tangy'
1
3%
it's more like 'tanjee'
2
6%
it's more like 'tonguey'
0
No votes
it's more like 'tang'
2
6%
it's more like 'tahn-geh'
11
32%
it's more like 'japanese columbus'
3
9%
what's a 'Tange' anyway?
3
9%
 
Total votes : 34

Tange

Postby munga » Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:13 pm

what's the general consensus?
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Re: Tange

Postby Velo13 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:34 pm

When a Japanese man says Tange I am sure is doesn't rhyme with flange?
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Re: Tange

Postby frailer5 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:59 pm

My guess is 'tonguey'. But a guess, is all.
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Re: Tange

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:09 pm

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Your poll doesn't account for my lazy pronunciation.

Oh , and while we're talking this stuff, Is MICHE pronounced Meeka or mishy?
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Re: Tange

Postby Wal42 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:12 pm

It was my understanding that it was tanj & mishy, but that could be just the way that I always heard it pronounced in french/flemish.

English could be totally different. Has anybody googled it?
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Re: Tange

Postby drubie » Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:41 pm

http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/index.php/t-326429.html

...but I always pronounced it "Tanjee" which I think is wrong according to the thread above, which seems to suggest taan-geh.
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Re: Tange

Postby vaeske » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:31 pm

Wal42 wrote:It was my understanding that it was tanj & mishy, but that could be just the way that I always heard it pronounced in french/flemish.

English could be totally different. Has anybody googled it?



I pronounce it tanj and michy wal. can i join the cool group now?
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Re: Tange

Postby Velo13 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:09 am

vaeske wrote:
Wal42 wrote:It was my understanding that it was tanj & mishy, but that could be just the way that I always heard it pronounced in french/flemish.

English could be totally different. Has anybody googled it?


I pronounce it tanj and michy wal. can i join the cool group now?


I am sure there will be further tests ....
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Re: Tange

Postby Dow Jones Index » Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:15 am

I go between Tahn-geh and Tanj, depends on what I'm vibing at the time.
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Re: Tange

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:07 am

I always pronounced it tanj cos that's all i had heard but tahn-geh makes sense. And when i first read MICHE i thought "meesh" but then heard my-keh.

My Mercier is Tange, it rides beautifully. That's what i actually thought this thread was going to be about :) .


And from the bikeforums thread "I pronounce it tange" :lol: .
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Re: Tange

Postby Wal42 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:49 am

Just call it molybdenum(Mo) alloy, Tange is actually a brand, same as Reynolds (which is also just a Mo alloy), common name for most Mo alloy's is Chrome Moly (which is not a stainless steel but a 41## series steel), most Mo alloy steels contain between .25 to 8% molybdenum.

Just thought I'd solve any potential arguments as to which was better, Tange (Japanese), Reynolds (British) or Cro-Mo (everywhere else). They are all close enough to being the same, yes there are differing grades, but they rarely use any of the real super duper grade stuff on bikes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/41xx_steel


P.S - vaeske, not sure the 'cool' group pronounce it that way. In fact, if I thought it was that way, then it's probably totally 'wrong' & 'un-cool' :wink:
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Re: Tange

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:06 am

Wal42 wrote: Just thought I'd solve any potential arguments as to which was better, Tange (Japanese), Reynolds (British) or Cro-Mo (everywhere else). They are all close enough to being the same, yes there are differing grades, but they rarely use any of the real super duper grade stuff on bikes.
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Re: Tange

Postby Dan » Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:46 pm

Wal42 wrote: P.S - vaeske, not sure the 'cool' group pronounce it that way. In fact, if I thought it was that way, then it's probably totally 'wrong' & 'un-cool' :wink:


the cool group is a bit obscure - we probably haven't heard of it.
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Re: Tange

Postby funnybike » Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:49 pm

BRLVR.v2 wrote:I like Columbus .............. because I'm a fashion whore.
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So, when do we start saying Camp-uhn-yolo, fellas? :lol:
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Re: Tange

Postby Velo13 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:36 pm

Col....oom...boose.
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Re: Tange

Postby DavidI » Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:56 pm

ldrcycles wrote:And when i first read MICHE i thought "meesh" but then heard my-keh.

Not sure about Tange but I can answer the "Miche" question.
It's "mih-Khay" (the first syllable is a short sound, it rhyms with Nih, as in "the knights who say NIH"
"mish-ee" would be correct if they were French (like Michelin) but the Miche company is Italian, and in that launguage the "c" is a hard sound when followed by an "h" - just as Bianchi is prounounced "be-Ank-he" not "bee-ann-chee"
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Re: Tange

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:21 pm

DavidI wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:And when i first read MICHE i thought "meesh" but then heard my-keh.

Not sure about Tange but I can answer the "Miche" question.
It's "mih-Khay" (the first syllable is a short sound, it rhyms with Nih, as in "the knights who say NIH"
"mish-ee" would be correct if they were French (like Michelin) but the Miche company is Italian, and in that launguage the "c" is a hard sound when followed by an "h" - just as Bianchi is prounounced "be-Ank-he" not "bee-ann-chee"


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Re: Tange

Postby munga » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:39 pm

still looking at boobies..
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Re: Tange

Postby vaeske » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:00 pm

DavidI wrote:snip.... just as Bianchi is prounounced "be-Ank-he" not "bee-ann-chee"


my misses says has claimed my new bianchi now because "it's very much like a bike for a biatch!"

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Re: Tange

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:25 pm

Cheers for the pointer davidi, and high five for the Holy Grail reference! Made perfect sense :D .
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Re: Tange

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:54 pm

munga wrote:still looking at boobies..


Now you understand my Columbus fascination :wink:
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Re: Tange

Postby AUbicycles » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:38 pm

When I was speaking with people from Tange, I was saying Tange with the ge as in lounge - they didn't say anything, but may thought I was Eurocool.

For Miche I say misch-e (short e).
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Re: Tange

Postby munga » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:51 am

my miche headset says 'Spa. MICHELIN' on the box
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Re: Tange

Postby munga » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:52 am

and i say tangy coz Darrell McCulloch says tangy
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Re: Tange

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:52 am

Well there's no way i'm going to disagree with Lord Lewellyn, tangy it is!

Spoke to him at the L'Eroica, lovely bloke.
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