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Entry from July 09, 2020
Cycology (study of bicycles)

"Cycologist” sounds like “psychologist,” but means a “cycling” or “spinning” teacher/instructor. “Cycle clinics with ‘cycologist’ Mal McCulloch” was printed in the Innisfail (Queensland) Advocate on May 22, 2008. “‘Cycologist’ (also known as a spin teacher)” was printed in the Daily News (New York, NY) on July 30, 2014.

“I told my cycologist about you” is a saying that has been printed on several images. Cyc Fitness (New York, Wisconsin and Massachusetts locations) specializes in cycling fitness and employs “cycologists” (explained in this video at about the one-minute mark). “I told my cycologist about you” is a Cyc Fitness T-shirt saying that has been cited in print since at least 2014. 

“Cycologist” originally meant someone who rides or repairs bicycles, with “cycology” meaning the study of bicycles. “Cycologist Workshops International” was printed in the Los Angeles (CA) Times on April 25, 1971. “To obtain more information on how to plan a bicycle camping trip and how to ‘Be Your Own Cycologist’ write for a free brochure to: Schwinn Cycology Brochure, Schwinn Bicycle Company, Consumer Relations, 1856 N. Kostner Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60639” was printed in the Daily Northwestern (Oshkosh, WI) on June 8, 1979.

A Fort Collins (CO) bicycle shop named “The Cycologist” was trademarked wit a first use in commerce date of July 1, 1998.


Wikipedia: Indoor cycling
Indoor cycling, often also called spinning, as an organized sport, is a form of exercise with classes focusing on endurance, strength, intervals, high intensity (race days) and recovery, and involves using a special stationary exercise bicycle with a weighted flywheel in a classroom setting. When people took cycling indoors in the late 19th century, whether for reasons of weather or convenience, technology created faster, more compact and efficient machines over time. The first iterations of the stationary bike ranged from strange contraptions like the Gymnasticon to regular bicycles placed atop rollers. 

Newspapers.com
25 April 1971, Los Angeles (CA) Times, “Some Cycle Others Sketch for Ecology,” sec. L, pg. 8, col. 5:
Arnold Parker, spokesman for the cyclists, said the ride was sponsored by Cycologist Workshops International to include the protest ride and a beach cleaning project.

Newspapers.com
29 May 1979, Alexandria (LA) Daily Town Talk, pg. B-1, col. 1:
Be Your Own ‘Cycologist’

Newspapers.com
8 June 1979, Daily Northwestern (Oshkosh, WI), pg. 47, col. 1:
Be Your Own Cycologist
(Col. 4.—ed.)
To obtain more information on how to plan a bicycle camping trip and how to “Be Your Own Cycologist” write for a free brochure to: Schwinn Cycology Brochure, Schwinn Bicycle Company, Consumer Relations, 1856 N. Kostner Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60639.

20 June 2003, Fort Collins (CO) Coloradoan, “‘Cycologist’ fits right in Owner” by Julie Gordon, pg. D8:
Shawn Brooks will help you get a new bike that’s just right for you or give your existing bike some therapy.

Brooks, 33, operates The Cycologist out of his Fort Collins home at 4041 Platte Drive. He custom builds bikes and does fittings, repairs and tune-ups.

22 May 2008, Innisfail (Queensland) Advocate, “New program will target weight loss” by Lee Howe, pg. 4:
Personal trainer Lee Howe said the participants would be treated to a range of activities including healthy eating tips from community nutritionist Liz Whitlock, cycle clinics with `cycologist’ Mal McCulloch, strength and conditioning coaching with Alan Jurd and personal training sessions with X20 personal training.

21 November 2009, Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, NB), “Today & tomorrow,” pg. H4:
Professor Squealy Deetbum, a leading Cycologist in the little known musical field of Cycology (a.k.a. bicycle music) comes to Imperial Theatre at 2 p.m., babies 12-months and under do not need a ticket. Tickets, $14, can be purchased online at http://www.imperialtheatre.nb.ca, by visiting Imperial Theatre Box Office, or by calling 674-4100. For more details, visit http://www.linseypollak.com.

1 September 2011, Fort Collins (CO) Coloradoan, “Bicycle expert’s death is mourned” by Trevor Hughes, pg. ?:
The Fort Collins cycling community this week is mourning the death of bike-shop owner and competitive rider Shawn Brooks.

Brooks, 41, died by suicide on Monday.

Brooks owned the Cycologist bike shop on Linden Street in Old Town, which earlier this month he announced he would be closing. Brooks told customers that after 13 years of running the shop, he would be shutting down Oct. 31 to work as a bike technician at REI.

Twitter
Cyc Fitness™
@cycfitness
Amy Miller (Madison Cycologist) swears by Olay 2-in-1 Daily Facial Cloths and uses them after every class! Sign up for Amy’s class…
8:30 AM · Nov 14, 2012·Hootsuite

Twitter
RateYourBurn
@rateyourburn
Cyc Announces the NYC Instructor “Cycologist” Lineup!
http://bit.ly/1agVKyJ
http://fb.me/2ITRUxksa
12:34 PM · Dec 29, 2013·Facebook

30 July 2014, Daily News (New York, NY), “A DRIPPY DOC New Hamptons hookup: IV lines for hangovers” by Meredith Engel, pg. 37:
Want to sweat out a boozy night? Cyc Fitness will gladly set up a private in-home cycling class, with 20 bikes, a full DJ system and a “Cycologist” (also known as a spin teacher) for $7,500.

Twitter
Rudy Portillo
@therudles
Where can I get that “I told my cycologist about you” tank @cycfitness? I NEED
10:50 PM · Nov 26, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
𝐉𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐫.
@JavoSKingdom
I told my cycologist about you.
1:29 PM · Mar 29, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Peachtree Roadies
@PeachtreeRoadie
Is spin class making me fat? @carolinekreed - the expert Cycologist - “weighs” in. http://bit.ly/SpinClassFatty
#fitfam #Spinning #health #fitness
6:25 AM · May 18, 2015 from Atlanta, GA·Twitter Web Client

Facebook
Jessica Gonzalez is feeling amused.
June 27, 2015 · North Atlanta, GA · Shared with Public
When you walk around Kroger in your “I told my cycologist about you” Tshirt and a man in his 80s tells you he likes your shirt.  Not sure if he is confused and doesn’t read well or just wanted to compliment me or what.

Twitter
Daniel Lipshutz
@DanielLipshutz
“I told my cycologist about you”
11:59 AM · Aug 15, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Reuben
@ReubenIngber
I told my cycologist about you. (H/t @cycfitness) http://ift.tt/2oeTmb6
3:45 PM · Apr 9, 2017·IFTTT

Twitter
Colleen
@booksnyc
“I told my cycologist about you”. Love this tag line from @cycfitness
- took a great spin class… https://instagram.com/p/BWthyYkACrV/
10:28 PM · Jul 18, 2017 from Manhattan, NY·Instagram

Facebook
Cyc Fitness
July 2, 2018 · Shared with Public
I told my Cycologist about you 👇 #getcycd

(Trademark)
Word Mark THE CYCOLOGIST
Goods and Services (CANCELLED) IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S: Retail store services featuring bicycles. FIRST USE: 19980701. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19980701
(CANCELLED) IC 037. US 100 103 106. G & S: Repair of bicycles. FIRST USE: 19980701. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19980701
(CANCELLED) IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Custom fitting of bicycles to individuals; Instruction in the fields of technical bicycle riding and bicycle repair. FIRST USE: 19980701. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19980701
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 76190349
Filing Date January 4, 2001
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition June 18, 2002
Registration Number 2617082
Registration Date September 10, 2002
Owner (REGISTRANT) Brooks, Shawn Patrick INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 3804 Dalton Drive Fort Collins COLORADO 80526
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Cancellation Date May 16, 2009

(Trademark)
Word Mark CYCOLOGIST
Goods and Services IC 037. US 100 103 106. G & S: Repair of bicycles
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 14.01.05 - Chain links (not jewelry) ; Chains, bicycle ; Chains, hardware
Serial Number 88875133
Filing Date April 16, 2020
Current Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) Dynamite Bike Lab, LLC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ARIZONA 9430 E Hidden Green Dr Scottsdale ARIZONA 85262
Description of Mark The color(s) blue, gray, white, silver, and black is/are claimed as a feature of the mark. The mark consists of the word “CYCOLOGIST” in stylized characters where the letters “CYCO” as well as the dot in the letter “I” is blue and gray and the letters “LOGIST” are white and silver; above and below the word “CYCOLOGIST” is a bisected silver bicycle chain ring; all of the foregoing is on a black background
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

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