sit-up-and-beg

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English[edit]

"Sit-up-and-beg" style bicycle.

Adjective[edit]

sit-up-and-beg (not comparable)

  1. (cycling) Having handlebars that curve backwards, so that the rider can sit straight rather than hunching forward.
    • 1999, Frank Wrigley, The boy at Willows End: growing up in the Fens in 1940
      The four boys, now safely sitting on the plinth of the War Memorial, turned their attention to the sight of the Vicar who was cycling along the street on his sit-up-and-beg bicycle.
    • 2007, Gwyneth Daniel, Trevor Daniel: doing the right thing
      To replace my first (secondhand sit-up-and-beg) bike, he insisted that I had another, bigger one. He'd painted it bright blue, the colour of the cover to this book.
    • 2009, Joe Bindloss, Northeast India
      There are no specialist cycle-tour companies based in the northeast, but you can find bicycles for hire for local sightseeing. Expect to pay Rs30 to Rs100 per day for an Indian-made sit-up-and-beg bike.