slang for a tubular bicycle tire commonly used by professional road racers and track riding specialists.
A tubular tire is constructed by completely enclosing the inflatable inner tube within the rubberized tire casing, and then literally sewing the casing together around it with an industrial sewing machine (hence the term "sewup"). A protective strip is then bonded to the tire to protect the stitching from abrasion. The tire is physically attached to the wheel rim by gluing it in place with contact cement.
This design is somewhat archaic, and has been replaced for the most part by the more modern, beaded tire, or "clincher", which utilize a separate inner tube and open-style casing held in place by air pressure alone, much like an automobile tire.
Sewups, or tubular, tires are best suited to high-performance applications, because of their inherent lighter weight. However, due to the labor-intensive mounting procedure and higher manufacturing cost, the popularity of this design has diminished in recent years.
Lance Armstrong rides sewup tires in the Tour De France so his wheels are as light as possible for the mountain climbing stages.
Czech-born Eva Herzigova is perhaps the most widely recognized and successful supermodel to come out of Eastern Europe in the 1990's. She began her international modeling career in 1989, and is still working today.
A stunning, 5'11", green-eyed blonde, her prolific career has included campaigns for Wonderbra, Guess jeans, Victoria's Secret, Louis Vuitton, and Chopard. Eva has walked the runway for countless fashion designers, has appeared in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, and posed nude for Playboy.
Herzigova has also worked in feature films, most notably as Picasso's wife in the biopic, "Modigliani", which starred Andy Garcia in the title role, and as Christine in "Just For The Time Being", the film which won her the Best Actress award at the 2000 New York Film Festival, although was never commerically released.
Herzigova was briefly married to Tico Torres, drummer for the pop group Bon Jovi, and has since remarried and given birth to a baby boy. She is fluent in five languages, and has her own line of "Eva" swimwear.
Eva Herzigova is the most beautiful woman in the world, but she needs to eat something.
The playing of a song or songs made famous by another artist.
Hendrix's version of Dylan's, "All Along The Watchtower," was a rare instance when the cover job was better than the original version of the song.
What you get when you are riding a bicycle, stop to dismount, and the back or inside of your bare calf accidentally touches the black, oily chain.
Joe is such a geek. He stopped at the red light with the bike between his legs, and got a big chainring tatoo from his filthy, greasy chain.