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  • Cyclists
  • Bicycles were ridden off-road by road racing cyclists who used cyclocross as a means of keeping fit during the winter. (wikipedia.org)
  • Between 1951 and 1956, the French Velo Cross Club Parisien (VCCP), comprising about twenty-one young cyclists from the outskirts of Paris where they were born, developed a sport that was remarkably akin to present-day mountain biking. (wikipedia.org)
  • Every summer cyclists of all ages and fitness levels come together on roads across Canada to find, and conquer, their personal challenge at MS Bike. (convio.net)
  • tires
  • Several components that eventually played a key role in the development of the automobile were initially invented for use in the bicycle, including ball bearings , pneumatic tires , chain-driven sprockets and tension-spoked wheels . (wikipedia.org)
  • A bicycle pump is a type of positive-displacement air pump specifically designed for inflating bicycle tires . (wikipedia.org)
  • Electrically-operated pumps intended to inflate car tires (as available in most service stations ) can in principle be used to inflate a bicycle tire if the right type of connection is available. (wikipedia.org)
  • Riders learn to repair broken bikes and flat tires to avoid being stranded. (wikipedia.org)
  • If you're headed on a hillside trek and don't want to pull out a patch kit after 5 minutes, you'll need to choose a mountain bike for its rugged, chunky tires, and trail-grabbing capabilities. (kidshealth.org)
  • The 1860s proved to be an important decade for bicycle improvements with the inventions of ball-bearing hubs, metal-spoked wheels, solid rubber tires, and a lever-operated, four-speed gearshift. (encyclopedia.com)
  • About that time, mountain bikes were invented by two Californians, Charlie Kelly and Gary Fisher, who combined the wide tires of the older balloontire bikes with the lightweight technology of racing bikes. (encyclopedia.com)
  • cyclist
  • A bicycle rider is called a cyclist , or bicyclist. (wikipedia.org)
  • The cuisine-including the wine-can't be beat anywhere in the world, and the lightly traveled roads offer every option a cyclist could want: rollers, speedy flats, famous climbs , tree-shaded lanes, farm paths, traditional training routes with bike-friendly populations, epicurean meanders and anything else you can imagine. (bicycling.com)
  • A bicycle helmet is designed to attenuate impacts to the head of a cyclist in falls while minimizing side effects such as interference with peripheral vision. (wikipedia.org)
  • There is ongoing scientific research into the degree of protection offered by bicycle helmets in the event of an accident, and the effects of helmet wearing on cyclist and motor vehicle driver behaviour. (wikipedia.org)
  • Use of hard shells declined rapidly among the general cyclist population during the 1990s, almost disappearing from road and cross country mountain bike helmets by the end of the decade, but remaining popular with BMX riders and more aggressive mountain bike disciplines such as downhill riding . (wikipedia.org)
  • Bicycles are also the most energy-efficient vehicle - a cyclist burns about 35 calories per mile (22 calories per km), while an automobile burns 1,860 calories per mile (1,156 calories per km). (encyclopedia.com)
  • rider
  • In England in 1968, Geoff Apps , a motorbike trials rider, began experimenting with off-road bicycle designs. (wikipedia.org)
  • and the brake mechanism itself, a caliper or drum , to press two or more surfaces together in order to convert, via friction , kinetic energy of the bike and rider into thermal energy to be dissipated . (wikipedia.org)
  • An open quick release lever on the bicycle's front wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc brake assembly, causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle, posing a risk of injury to the rider. (consumeraffairs.com)
  • pedals
  • When sitting on the bike, you should be able to just about fully extend your legs to reach the pedals when they are in the lowest position. (kidshealth.org)
  • 1970s
  • After many decades, when bicycles were regarded only as children's toys, many American adults took up cycling during and after the bike boom of the 1970s. (wikipedia.org)
  • After the Second World War , bicycle popularity slipped as automobiles flourished, but rebounded in the 1970s during the oil crisis. (encyclopedia.com)
  • wheelset
  • We want to go fast on road, but often the routes we want to ride also lead off-road.The 30Carbon Gravel Disc wheelset couples our 30Carbon rim with our proven 4 Season Disc hub and a higher 28 spoke count for up to 115kg riders, creating a light-weight strong gravel, CX, bike-packing and heavy-duty road wheelset at well below 1500g! (google.com)
  • This actually suited me quite well, as I sometimes need to lock my bike up and leave it, and a bling wheelset makes me uncomfortable doing this. (google.com)
  • brakes
  • Spoon brakes were used on penny farthings with solid rubber tyres in the 1800s and continued to be used after the introduction of the pneumatic-tyred safety bicycle. (wikipedia.org)
  • Coaster brakes were developed in 1898, and shortly thereafter freewheeling made biking easier by allowing the wheels to continue to spin without pedaling. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The content includes four modules ( A. Basic Maintenance, B. Gears and Brakes C. Bearings and D. Wheel Truing ) which will give you the knowledge to improve the performance and longevity of every component on your bike. (ucalgary.ca)
  • Bicycles that do not have disc brakes are not included in this recall. (consumeraffairs.com)
  • Thanks to disc brakes the line between road bikes and cross bikes has been well and truly blurred. (google.com)
  • lighter
  • In the first half of the 20th century, stronger steel alloys allowed thinner frame tubing which made the bicycles lighter and faster. (encyclopedia.com)
  • If you're looking for an upgrade to your gravel bike, wheels may be on your list, and with a weight of less than 1,500g, these are likely to be quite a bit lighter than most stock wheels. (google.com)
  • pneumatic
  • It is not known when the first bicycle pump was invented, but it is believed to have been in or around 1887, which is when the first inflatable tire or pneumatic tire was produced by John Boyd Dunlop of Scotland. (wikipedia.org)
  • The spoon brake , or plunger brake was probably the first type of bicycle brake and precedes the pneumatic tyre. (wikipedia.org)
  • Gravel
  • The inexpensive stock wheels on my gravel bike were proof positive that heavy wheels aren't automatically tough wheels, with a rather shonky build meaning that they went out of true disappointingly quickly. (google.com)
  • The extra-wide rim is ideal for gravel and cross tyres so you can explore, go bike-packing, rip any trails you fancy and thrash that CX course. (google.com)
  • As the name suggests, the 30Carbon Gravel Disc wheels are aimed at the fast-growing new gravel/all-road/adventure bike category. (google.com)
  • Gravel bikes are aimed at riders who want to go quickly on the road, with the freedom to take a turn off the tarmac and explore further into the wild than you could on a traditional road bike. (google.com)
  • expedition
  • One of the first examples of bicycles modified specifically for off-road use is the expedition of Buffalo Soldiers from Missoula, Montana to Yellowstone in August 1896. (wikipedia.org)
  • wheels
  • A bicycle , also called a cycle or bike , is a human-powered or motor-powered , pedal-driven , single-track vehicle , having two wheels attached to a frame , one behind the other. (wikipedia.org)
  • In that same year, bicycle wheels with wire spokes were patented by Eugène Meyer of Paris. (wikipedia.org)
  • The 1870s and 1880s saw the development of the safety bicycle which roughly resembles bicycles today, with two wheels of equal size, initially with solid rubber tyres. (wikipedia.org)
  • Fitting the Hunt 30Carbon wheels slashed more than half a kilo of weight from the bike, making an immediate and noticeable improvement to the bike's acceleration, with the bike feeling more lively on the road. (google.com)
  • mountain bike
  • Trail 401 (shown here) and Trail 403 are not to be missed, and the descent of Teocali Ridge is one of the best mountain bike rides in the world. (bicycling.com)
  • And don't miss the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in town. (bicycling.com)
  • Mountain bike orienteering adds the skill of map navigation to mountain biking. (wikipedia.org)
  • When standing astride the bar with your feet flat on either side, there should be about 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 centimeters) of space between your crotch and the crossbar for a road bike and 3 to 4 inches (7.5 to 10 centimeters) for a mountain bike. (kidshealth.org)
  • Many of these trails are accessible by mountain bike. (usda.gov)
  • When you bring your mountain bike to the Forests, don't forget to bring along all of the support equipment you'll need to make sure your ride is a pleasant one. (usda.gov)
  • Get stoked and kick up some dust on awesome trails this mountain bike season! (ucalgary.ca)
  • Includes: instructor, course notes, free registration in Mountain Bike Maintenance & Tech Tutorial. (ucalgary.ca)
  • selene yeager "The Fit Chick" Selene Yeager is a top-selling professional health and fitness writer who lives what she writes as a NASM certified personal trainer, USA Cycling certified coach, pro licensed mountain bike racer, and All-American Ironman triathlete. (bicycling.com)
  • Coming in three sizes 26", 27.5" and 29" and 28 or 32 spoke hole count, the M70 is the perfect match for any high performance trail and all mountain bike. (google.com)
  • Consider the application of the bike you are riding, in most cases a mountain bike will fall into one of these four categories: Cross Country Race, Cross Country/Trail, Trail/All-Mountain, and Downhill/ Freeride. (google.com)
  • carbon
  • Cycle chic gets a leg up with an urbane collection of bike accessories that are as eco-friendly as your carbon-eschewing. (inhabitat.com)
  • A winner in every discipline: our SLIDE CARBON 160 is the world championship bike of up-and-coming star Raphaela Richter (RADON FACTORY RACING), distinguished by its multiple test wins and always at the top of the rankings when it comes to value for money. (google.com)
  • riders
  • Prerequisite: riders must be very comfortable riding a bike and eager for off-road surfaces. (ucalgary.ca)
  • Type
  • All valves adjustable connecting systems," also known as AVACS, enable the pump to fit any type of valve found on a bicycle, and it also has the capacity to fit onto other universal inflatable products, such as balls, paddling pools, and rubber rings. (wikipedia.org)
  • wheel
  • Animation of a single pivot side-pull caliper brake for the rear wheel of a steel framed road bike. (wikipedia.org)
  • When the front QR is fully opened, if there is less than 6 mm -- or the width of a #2 pencil -- between the QR and disk brake rotor on the wheel, the bicycle is included in this recall. (consumeraffairs.com)
  • Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycles immediately and contact an authorized Rocky Mountain retailer for free installation of a new quick release on the front wheel. (consumeraffairs.com)
  • tire
  • During down-stroke, the piston then displaces air from the pump into the bicycle tire. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some such pumps are designed to cut off before a suitable pressure (much higher for a bicycle than a car tire), and will much under inflate the tire. (wikipedia.org)
  • Others may not cut off, but deliver a high rate of flow to fill the larger car tire, with a risk of over inflating and bursting a bicycle tire unless it is stopped with split-second timing. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are two main types of tire valves to which the bicycle tire pump attaches. (wikipedia.org)
  • Less fuss, more ride - learn how to efficiently fix a flat tire, clean and lubricate a dirty chain (and fix a broken one), and fix some of the common noises that bikes tend to make. (ucalgary.ca)
  • made
  • The French vélocipède , made of iron and wood, developed into the " penny-farthing " (historically known as an "ordinary bicycle", a retronym , since there was then no other kind). (wikipedia.org)
  • Two of the first modern bicycle helmets were made by MSR , a manufacturer of mountaineering equipment, and Bell Sports , a manufacturer of helmets for auto racing and motorcycles. (wikipedia.org)
  • safety
  • The basic shape and configuration of a typical upright or "safety bicycle" , has changed little since the first chain-driven model was developed around 1885. (wikipedia.org)
  • When on a bicycle, safety is of paramount importance. (inhabitat.com)
  • Bicycle Technologies International Quality Bicycle Products Interbike Frostbike Eurobike Besides advocating for greater safety, comfort, and convenience for bicyclists, many members of the industry promote bicycles for poverty alleviation. (wikipedia.org)
  • ET) Monday through Friday, by email at info@bikes.com or online at www.bikes.com and click on Safety/Recall at the bottom of the page. (consumeraffairs.com)
  • Repair
  • Using your own bike, (mountain or road) learn and practice the principles of bike repair from a professional mechanic. (ucalgary.ca)
  • This next-level course is for anyone who has successfully completed our ABCD Weekend Bike Repair course. (ucalgary.ca)
  • products
  • A Part of Hearst Digital Media Bicycling participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. (bicycling.com)
  • good
  • You don't need to tell us that girls look good on bikes, but designer Phillip Lim manages to amp up the glam quotient. (inhabitat.com)
  • spin
  • Take this dream for a spin: The sun is shining, there's not a cloud in the sky, and your crush just called to ask if you want to go on a bike ride. (kidshealth.org)
  • includes
  • It includes at least bicycle manufacturers, part or component manufacturers, and accessory manufacturers. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Hall of Fame is located on the top floor of the building and includes the bicycles of Major Taylor and Frank Louis Kramer as well as a championship sash and medals from Frank Kramer. (wikipedia.org)
  • The display also includes landmark bicycles from the 1950s through the present that illustrate the rapid recent evolution of the bicycle. (wikipedia.org)
  • Includes: instructor, use of shop tools and supplies, course notes and Basic Bike Mechanic certificate upon completion. (ucalgary.ca)
  • often
  • Mountain biking is the sport of riding bicycles off-road, often over rough terrain, using specially designed mountain bikes . (wikipedia.org)
  • In the United States, the coaster brake was the most commonly fitted brake throughout the first half of the 20th century, often comprising the only braking system on the bicycle. (wikipedia.org)
  • modern
  • Some modern road and track racing bicycle helmets have a long tapering back end for streamlining . (wikipedia.org)
  • 160-180mm travel bikes have come a long ways, rivaling the descending capability of the modern downhill bike, yet transforming their personality on the uphills into a well-balanced climbing machine. (google.com)
  • Tour
  • Since then, this tiny sanctuary has become a museum of those who have sought its blessings: Leader jerseys from the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France (as well as those left by amateurs) adorn the walls, and all around are vintage bicycles from legends such as Fausto Coppi, Gino Bartali and Eddy Merckx. (bicycling.com)
  • Factor Bikes - 'Life After The World Tour' - Duration: 2 minutes, 51 seconds. (youtube.com)
  • basic
  • In its most basic form, a bicycle pump functions via a hand-operated piston . (wikipedia.org)
  • Krank Factory 101 is a week-long camp that will introduce you to the fundamentals of mountain biking, braking, balance, gearing, and basic obstacle riding. (ucalgary.ca)