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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Racing Bicycle Parts for Classroom Use

This post is designed for classroom use in teaching children about the different parts of a racing (or road) bike.  Note that here the primary distinction to identify a "road" or "racing" bike is if it has "drop bars" (though not all bikes with drop bars are racing or road bikes).

A "road bike frame:



A complete road bike.



Detail of a quick release for the wheel on a racing bike:

Front and rear quick release:  note that the rear quick release is longer to accommodate the cassette for the gears:



Note the position of the quick release handle when it is closed and open.



Seat post quick release.  This quick release operates just like a quick release on a wheel but it has a shorter "skewer."

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Bicycle Program Priorities for 536 Fort Collins Citizens, January 2012

When asked to identify the bicycle programs that they would like to see funded in Fort Collins during the 2013-2014 budget cycle 536 respondents to the Bicycle Program Priorities survey ranked existing programs as shown below.

Scroll down to the next post to click through to view the entire survey results.