Saw-tooth axles

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Saw-tooth axles

Post by Stevenloan » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:28 pm

Hi you guys! What do you call the two saw-tooth axles at the back of the shoes?

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/435371488956349397/

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
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Post by Phil White » Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:26 pm

Hi Steven,

Those are spurs, specifically "cowboy spurs". They are used when riding a horse, about which I know nothing!
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Re: Saw-tooth axles

Post by BonnieL » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:27 pm

Also called rowels. I'm not a fan of spurs - a well-trained horse shouldn't need them.
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Post by Phil White » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:34 pm

Yes, the actual star-shaped wheel is a rowel. "Spurs" generally refer to the entire things.
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Post by Wizard of Oz » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:29 pm

Steve, gidday mate, to get into the mood I suggest you go and listen to Gene Autry , a famous cowboy, sing his hit I got spurs that jingle jangle jingle. A classic.

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Post by BonnieL » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:50 pm

Wizard of Oz wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:29 pm
Steve, gidday mate, to get into the mood I suggest you go and listen to Gene Autry , a famous cowboy, sing his hit I got spurs that jingle jangle jingle. A classic.

WoZ moseying along
Now that's going to be in my head all day!
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Post by Bobinwales » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:57 pm

BonnieL wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:50 pm
Now that's going to be in my head all day!
I live in terror of ear worms.
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Re: Saw-tooth axles

Post by Stevenloan » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:39 am

WoZ: Thanks for the recommendation.
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