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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."

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