Thursday, December 3, 2009

Parts of a Bicycle

An important first step for improving one's bicycle mechanic skills is to be familiar with the parts of a bicycle. Knowing the difference between a "rim", "tire", and "wheel" will make fixing your bike easier, as well as helping avoid sometimes awkward conversations with bike shop employees!

Most of the parts of the bike are fairly intuitive, though there are some tricky ones. Here's a diagram of the basic parts of a bicycle -- his one happens to be a mountain bike: (Click for larger view)

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