Sweeties a dear old chum of mine and my charming self went for a tootle around one of outer Sydney's more curvious roads recently. We happened upon a number of other road riders during our sojourn, I had new tyres on my steed and wished to scrub them in whilst removing the poultry. On a number of occasions I showed my wheel to other riders, only seemly to be ignored. Darlings, yes, I could have blasted straight by them, but I have always thought that a little uncouth, particualry on heavily patrolled roads. My question is this - Does the ettiquette of showing ones wheel as an indication that you wish to venture forth no longer exist? Or is it simply that it is a signal that no longer resonates with the current road riding fraternity?