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toe clip pedal front derailleur drive chain chain stay rear derailleur reflector fender rear light generator carrier rear brake seat tube seat stay seat post seat tire pump crossbar down tube water bottle clip water bottle tire valve spoke tire rim hub fork headlight front brake brake lever head tube stem handlebars brake cable shifter

toe clip click to hear : toe clip

Metal device attached to the pedals that covers the front of the feet, keeping the feet in the proper position and increasing pedaling power.

pedal click to hear : pedal

Part attached to a crank that the cyclist rotates to provide the bicycle’s power.

front derailleur click to hear : front derailleur

Mechanism for changing the front gears by lifting the chain from one chain wheel to another; it allows the cyclist to adapt to road conditions.

drive chain click to hear : drive chain

Set of metal links meshing with the sprockets on the chain wheel and gear wheel to transmit the pedaling motion to the rear wheel.

chain stay click to hear : chain stay

Tube connecting the pedal mechanism to the rear-wheel hub.

rear derailleur click to hear : rear derailleur

Mechanism for changing the rear gears by lifting the chain from one gear wheel to another; it allows the cyclist to adapt to road conditions.

reflector click to hear : reflector

Device returning light toward its source so that other users of the road might see the cyclist.

fender click to hear : fender

Piece of curved metal covering part of the wheel to protect the cyclist from being splashed.

rear light click to hear : rear light

Lamp signaling the bicycle’s presence in the dark.

generator click to hear : generator

Mechanism activated by the rear wheel, converting the wheel’s motion into electric energy to power the front and rear lights.

carrier click to hear : carrier

Device attached to the back of the bicycle for carrying bags on each side and packages on top.

rear brake click to hear : rear brake

Mechanism activated by a brake cable, comprising a caliper and return springs; it forces a pair of brake pads against the sidewalls to stop the bicycle.

seat tube click to hear : seat tube

Part of the frame leaning slightly to the rear, receiving the seat post and joining the pedal mechanism.

seat stay click to hear : seat stay

Tube connecting the top of the seat tube with the rear-wheel hub.

seat post click to hear : seat post

Component supporting and attaching the seat, inserted to variable depth into the seat tube to adjust the seat’s height.

seat click to hear : seat

Small triangular seat attached to the bicycle’s frame.

tire pump click to hear : tire pump

Device that compresses air and is used to inflate a bicycle tire’s inner tube.

crossbar click to hear : crossbar

Horizontal part of the frame, connecting the head tube with the seat tube and stabilizing the frame.

down tube click to hear : down tube

Part of the frame connecting the head tube to the pedal mechanism; it is the longest and thickest tube in the frame and gives it its rigidity.

water bottle clip click to hear : water bottle clip

Support attached to the down tube or the seat tube for carrying the water bottle.

water bottle click to hear : water bottle

Soft plastic container, with a quick-open cap, for drinking from.

tire valve click to hear : tire valve

Small clack valve sealing the inflation opening of the inner tube; it allows air to enter but prevents it from escaping.

spoke click to hear : spoke

Thin metal spindle connecting the hub to the rim.

tire click to hear : tire

Structure made of cotton and steel fibers coated with rubber, mounted on the rim to form the casing for the inner tube.

rim click to hear : rim

Metal circle constituting the wheel’s circumference and on which the tire is mounted.

hub click to hear : hub

Central part of the wheel from which spokes radiate. Inside the hub are ball bearings enabling it to rotate around its axle.

fork click to hear : fork

Two tubes connected to the head tube and attached to each end of the front-wheel hub.

headlight click to hear : headlight

Lamp illuminating the ground a few meters in front of the bicycle.

front brake click to hear : front brake

Mechanism activated by a brake cable, comprising a caliper and return springs; it forces a pair of brake pads against the sidewalls to slow down the front wheel.

brake lever click to hear : brake lever

Lever attached to the handlebars for activating the brake caliper via a cable.

head tube click to hear : head tube

Tube using ball bearings to transmit the steering movement to the fork.

stem click to hear : stem

Part whose height is adjustable; it is inserted into the head tube and supports the handlebars.

handlebars click to hear : handlebars

Device made up of two handles connected by a tube, for steering the bicycle.

brake cable click to hear : brake cable

Sheathed steel cable transmitting the pressure exerted on the brake lever to the brake.

shifter click to hear : shifter

Lever for changing gears via a cable moving the derailleur.