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Bicycle wheel

Index Bicycle wheel

A bicycle wheel is a wheel, most commonly a wire wheel, designed for a bicycle. [1]

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In physics, acceleration is the rate of change of velocity of an object with respect to time.

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An alloy is a combination of metals or of a metal and another element.

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American Society of Civil Engineers

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is a tax-exempt professional body founded in 1852 to represent members of the civil engineering profession worldwide.

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An axle is a central shaft for a rotating wheel or gear.

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Ball bearing

A ball bearing is a type of rolling-element bearing that uses balls to maintain the separation between the bearing races.

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Bearing (mechanical)

A bearing is a machine element that constrains relative motion to only the desired motion, and reduces friction between moving parts.

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A bicycle, also called a cycle or bike, is a human-powered, pedal-driven, single-track vehicle, having two wheels attached to a frame, one behind the other.

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Bicycle brake

A bicycle brake reduces the speed of a bicycle or prevents it from moving.

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Bicycle fairing

A bicycle fairing is a full or partial covering for a bicycle to reduce aerodynamic drag or to protect the rider from the elements.

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Bicycle fork

A bicycle fork is the part of a bicycle that holds the front wheel.

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Bicycle frame

A bicycle frame is the main component of a bicycle, onto which wheels and other components are fitted.

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Bicycle performance

A bicycle's performance, in both biological and mechanical terms, is extraordinarily efficient.

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Bicycle tire

A bicycle tire is a tire that fits on the wheel of a bicycle, unicycle, tricycle, quadracycle, bicycle trailer, or trailer bike.

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Bike Friday

Bike Friday is a brand of high performance travel, commuter, and folding bicycle made by Green Gear Cycling of Eugene, Oregon, United States.

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BMX, an abbreviation for bicycle motocross or bike motocross, is a cycle sport performed on BMX bikes, either in competitive BMX racing or freestyle BMX, or else in general on- or off-road recreation.

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BRG Sports

BRG Sports makes sports equipment and clothing under the Riddell brand.

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Brompton Bicycle

Brompton Bicycle is a British manufacturer of folding bicycles based in Greenford, London.

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In science, buckling is a mathematical instability that leads to a failure mode.

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Cannondale Bicycle Corporation

The Cannondale Bicycle Corporation is an American division of Canadian conglomerate Dorel Industries that supplies bicycles.

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On a bicycle, the cogset or cluster is the set of multiple sprockets that attaches to the hub on the rear wheel.

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Continuously variable transmission

A continuously variable transmission (CVT), also known as a single-speed transmission, stepless transmission, pulley transmission, or, in case of motorcycles, a twist-and-go, is an automatic transmission that can change seamlessly through a continuous range of effective gear ratios.

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Corima is a French company that designs and produces carbon-composite wheels and frames for road and track cycling, cyclocross racing, triathlon racing, and wheelchair racing.

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Cruiser bicycle

A cruiser bicycle, also known as a beach cruiser or (formerly) motobike, is a bicycle that usually combines balloon tires, an upright seating posture, a single-speed drivetrain, and straightforward steel construction with expressive styling.

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Cyclocross (sometimes cyclo-cross, CX, cyclo-X or cross) is a form of bicycle racing.

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The decimal numeral system (also called base-ten positional numeral system, and occasionally called denary) is the standard system for denoting integer and non-integer numbers.

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Downhill bike

A downhill bike (also known as a downhill mountain bike) is a full suspension bicycle designed for downhill cycling on particularly steep, rocky trails.

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Downhill mountain biking

Downhill mountain biking (DH) is a genre of mountain biking practiced on steep, rough terrain that often features jumps, drops, rock gardens and other obstacles.

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European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation

The European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation (ETRTO) exists to specify and harmonise sizes of rims and their associated pneumatic tyres across the European Union.

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Flip-flop hub

Flip-flop hubs, also called double-sided hubs, are rear bicycle hubs that are threaded to accept fixed cogs and/or freewheels on both sides.

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Folding bicycle

A folding bicycle is a bicycle designed to fold into a compact form, facilitating transport and storage.

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Fork end

A fork end, fork-end, or forkend is a slot in a bicycle frame or bicycle fork where the axle of a bicycle wheel is attached.

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Fraction (mathematics)

A fraction (from Latin fractus, "broken") represents a part of a whole or, more generally, any number of equal parts.

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A freehub is a type of bicycle hub that incorporates a ratcheting mechanism, and the name freehub is a registered trademark of Shimano.

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Freeride is a discipline of mountain biking closely related to downhill biking and dirt jumping focused on tricks, style, and technical trail features.

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Glossary of cycling

This is a glossary of terms and jargon used in cycling, mountain biking, and cycle sport.

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Curtain grommets, used among others in shower curtains. A grommet is a ring or edge strip inserted into a hole through thin material, typically a sheet of textile fabric, sheet metal or composite of carbon fiber, wood or honeycomb.

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Hub gear

A hub gear, internal-gear hub, or just gear hub is a gear ratio changing system commonly used on bicycles that is implemented with planetary or epicyclic gears.

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Hutchinson SA

Hutchinson Group is a manufacturer with its headquarters located in Paris, France.

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International Organization for Standardization

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations.

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International Triathlon Union

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) is the international governing body for the multi-sport disciplines of triathlon, duathlon, aquathlon and other nonstandard variations.

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International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

The International Union for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) is an affiliation of about 500 mechanicians in about 50 countries, and involving about 20 associated organizations, including the International Council for Science (ICSU).

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ISO 5775

ISO 5775 is an international standard for labeling the size of bicycle tires and rims.

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Keith Bontrager

Keith Bontrager (born December 18, 1954) is a motorcycle racer who became a pioneer in the development of the modern mountain bike.

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Kevlar is a heat-resistant and strong synthetic fiber, related to other aramids such as Nomex and Technora.

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Lowrider bicycle

A lowrider bicycle is a highly customized bicycle with styling inspired by lowrider cars.

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Mavic is a French bicycle parts manufacturer (its name an acronym for Manufacture d'Articles Vélocipédiques Idoux et Chanel), founded by Charles Idoux and Lucien Chanel.

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Michelin (full name: SCA Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin) is a French tyre manufacturer based in Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne région of France.

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Moment of inertia

The moment of inertia, otherwise known as the angular mass or rotational inertia, of a rigid body is a tensor that determines the torque needed for a desired angular acceleration about a rotational axis; similar to how mass determines the force needed for a desired acceleration.

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Mountain bike

A mountain bike or mountain bicycle (abbreviated Mtn Bike or MTB) is a bicycle designed for off-road cycling.

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Nut (hardware)

A nut is a type of fastener with a threaded hole.

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NuVinci Continuously Variable Transmission

The NuVinci Continuously Variable Planetary Transmission is a type of roller-based continuously variable transmission (CVT) manufactured and marketed by the American company Fallbrook Technologies Inc.

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Nylon is a generic designation for a family of synthetic polymers, based on aliphatic or semi-aromatic polyamides.

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Path Racer

A Path Racer is a bicycle designed for road and track cycling, Path is the old fashioned Victorian/Edwardian cycling term for track.

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Quick release skewer

A quick release skewer is a mechanism for attaching a wheel to a bicycle.

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Racing bicycle

A racing bicycle, also known as a road bike, and once popularly known as a ten speed, is a bicycle designed for competitive road cycling, a sport governed by according to the rules of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).

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Rim (wheel)

The rim is the "outer edge of a wheel, holding the tire".

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A rivet is a permanent mechanical fastener.

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Road bicycle racing

Road bicycle racing is the cycle sport discipline of road cycling, held on paved roads.

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Roadster (bicycle)

A roadster bicycle, Encyclopædia Britannica - Frames.

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Rolling resistance

Rolling resistance, sometimes called rolling friction or rolling drag, is the force resisting the motion when a body (such as a ball, tire, or wheel) rolls on a surface.

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A screw is a type of fastener, in some ways similar to a bolt (see Differentiation between bolt and screw below), typically made of metal, and characterized by a helical ridge, known as a male thread (external thread).

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Sheldon Brown (bicycle mechanic)

Sheldon Brown (July 14, 1944 – February 4, 2008) was an American bicycle mechanic, technical expert and author.

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is a Japanese multinational manufacturer of cycling components, fishing tackle, and rowing equipment.

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Single-speed bicycle

A single-speed bicycle is a type of bicycle with a single gear ratio.

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A spoke is one of some number of rods radiating from the center of a wheel (the hub where the axle connects), connecting the hub with the round traction surface.

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Spoke nipple

A spoke nipple holds a bicycle wheel's rim to each spoke.

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Spoke wrench

A spoke wrench or spoke key is a small wrench or tool used to adjust the tension in the spokes of a bicycle wheel, sulky wheel, wheelchair wheel, motorcycle wheel, spoked vintage car wheel, or similar wheel.

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The Bicycle Wheel

The Bicycle Wheel is a treatise on wheelbuilding by Jobst Brandt.

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A thermoplastic, or thermosoftening plastic, is a plastic material, a polymer, that becomes pliable or moldable above a specific temperature and solidifies upon cooling.

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A tire (American English) or tyre (British English; see spelling differences) is a ring-shaped component that surrounds a wheel's rim to transfer a vehicle's load from the axle through the wheel to the ground and to provide traction on the surface traveled over.

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Torque, moment, or moment of force is rotational force.

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In geometry, a torus (plural tori) is a surface of revolution generated by revolving a circle in three-dimensional space about an axis coplanar with the circle.

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Touring bicycle

A touring bicycle is a bicycle designed or modified to handle bicycle touring.

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Track bicycle

A track bicycle or track bike is a bicycle optimized for racing at a velodrome or outdoor track.

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Tubeless tire

Tubeless tires or tyres (in some Commonwealth Nations) are pneumatic tires that do not require a separate inner tube.

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Tubular tyre

A tubular tyre, referred to as a tub in Britain, a sew-up in the US, a single in Australia, or just a tubular is a bicycle tyre that is stitched closed around the inner tube to form a torus.

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Twaron (a brand name of Teijin Aramid) is a para-aramid.

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Union Cycliste Internationale

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI;, International Cycling Union) is the world governing body for sports cycling and oversees international competitive cycling events.

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Westwood rim

The Westwood rim style of cycle rim used on bicycles was one of the original steel rim designs, developed during or before 1891 by Frederick Westwood of Birmingham.

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A wheel is a circular component that is intended to rotate on an axle bearing.

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Wheel truing stand

A wheel truing stand is a specialized tool for "truing" (straightening) bicycle wheels.

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Wheelbuilding is the process of assembling wire wheels (generally a bicycle wheel, but including wheelchairs, and some cars).

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Wire wheel

Wire wheels, wire-spoked wheels, tension-spoked wheels, or "suspension" wheels are wheels whose rims connect to their hubs by wire spokes.

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Zipp is an American company that is best known for designing, manufacturing, and marketing carbon-composite bicycle wheels for road cycling, triathlons, and track racing.

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27.5 Mountain bike

27.5 mountain bikes, also called tweeners, are mountain bikes which use a wheel that is approximately 27.5 inches in diameter with a large volume ISO 56-584 (27.5 x 2.25) mountain bike tire installed in a ISO 584 mm rim.

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29er (bicycle)

29ers or two-niners are mountain bikes and hybrid bikes that are built to use 700c or 622 mm ISO (inside rim diameter) wheels, commonly called 29" wheels.

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