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Terminology index - a list of bike part names and cycling concepts

This question and its answers list the names of bike parts and cycling concepts. Some Rules Make sure you only put one term per answer! Try to include an image if applicable Include sources that ...
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Different kinds of Handlebars

What different kinds of bike handle bars are there? All kinds welcome, the common and the nameless. If possible include the pros and cons of the bar One bar per post
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Bike sharing services and systems

What are some bike sharing services out there? I know that there have been some in Europe. Here's wikipedia's entry. This is one that I heard of recently in NYC. ...
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How to encourage people close to me to become cyclists?

Sometimes you try to help somebody get into cycling (buy girlfriend a bike, fix up a friend's bike, give a bike to family, help friend shop for bike) and they never really get into it and fall back ...
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Dictionary of regional vocabulary differences (US vs UK)

Given that we appear to be about evenly divided between UK and US folks (and given that "Britain and the United States are two countries divided by a common language"), there should be a dictionary of ...
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Charities that accept bike donations

I have a few old-but-still-working bikes collecting dust. Instead of trashing them, I'd like to give them to a charity so they can have a new life. I figured we could make a list of charities who ...
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Useful and accurate mapping websites: United Kingdom

What are your favourite regional online websites or blogs relating to mapping or routing that you find useful and accurate. See also: What are the most useful or interesting cycling-related websites ...
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Pre ride checks

What checks should you perform before setting off to ensure that your bike is safe to ride? I'm more interesting in mountain bikes rather ride road bikes but I guess that most checks are applicable ...
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What's the definition of a Mixte?

What makes a mixte frame? Further, what's the etymology of 'mixte'?
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Which public transport networks allow you to transport a bike?

In the UK I have never seen a public bus system that allows you to take a (non-folding) bike on the bus. (There are long distance coaches that do allow bikes, however I am asking about local busses.) ...
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Good books on mountain biking

What books do you know about learning mountain biking.