(noun) A light vehicle having two wheels one behind the other. It is propelled by the action of a rider’s feet upon pedals.
Example: I want to ride my bicycle.
(noun) A brake shoe.
Example: I need to change the brake blocks on my rear brakes.
(noun) The lever on the handlebars of a bicycle which operates a brake.
Example: Max squeezed the break lever to slow down.
(noun) A series of interconnected rings or links usually made of metal.
Example: The chain on my bicycle needs to be tightened a little.
(noun) An arm which connects the bottom bracket axle to the pedals.
(noun) The part of a bicycle consisting of two blades which are joined at the top by a fork crown. The fork holds the front wheel and allows the rider to steer and balance the bicycle.
Example: Max bent his fork when he ran into the car.
(noun) A protective head covering.
Example: Max doesn't like to wear a helmet.
(noun) The central part of a wheel.
(noun) A lever operated by one's foot that is used to control a machine or mechanism, such as a bicycle or piano.
Example: A bicycle has two pedals.
(noun) A device which reflects light to make the bicycle evident when the illuminated by headlights of vehicles.
Example: Many cyclists dislike having reflectors mounted on their bicycles.
(noun) The seat of a bicycle (also called a seat).
Example: Many cyclists climb hills out of the saddle.
(noun) A tube that extends upwards from the bicycle frame to the saddle.
Example: Max adjusted his seatpost.
(noun) A bracket used to attach handlebars to the steering tube of a fork (sometimes called a goose neck).
Example: If your handlebars seem loose, you may want to tighten the stem a bit.
(noun) The rubber covering on a wheel.
Example: Max bought some new tires for his mountain bike.
(noun) A clip on a bicycle pedal to prevent the foot from slipping.
Example: Toe clips allow Max to climb hills faster.
(noun) The rubber on the circumference of a tire that makes contact with the road or ground. Often the tread is made of a pattern of grooves designed to add traction.
Example: Max wants to buy a new tire because the tread on it is worn out.
(noun) A port for adding or releasing air from the inner tube.
Example: I need to get an adapter for the type of valve stem on my bicycle.
(noun) A solid disk or a ring connected by spokes to a hub, designed to rotate on an axle passed through the center.
Example: Max bent his front wheel when he ran into the parked car.
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