A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

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Stuff you add to a bike but aren't absolutely essential. May or may not actually bolt on. Such as rack, fenders, bottle cage, water bottle, bike computer, lights, bell, etc.
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the combination of components that convert motion from the rider's leg movements into rotational motion to drive the chain and propel the bike. The crankset includes one or more chainr…
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Health issues affecting cyclists: comfort, pollution, energy, ...
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a ratcheting mechanism, that coupled with a set of gears, is that threaded onto the rear hub of a bike. The freewheel allows the rear wheel to engage and move when the pedals are spu…
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Bikes that have no gears/shifters, and no freewheel - the pedals are always spinning when the bicycle is moving. Note that fixed gear is not the same thing as singlespeed, which has its own tag.
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a type of bicycle with a single gear ratio. These bicycles are without derailleur gears, hub gearing or other methods for varying the gear ratio of the bicycle.
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Tools you use for repairing, maintaining, building, etc. Pump, chain breaker, wrenches, spoke tool, repair stand etc.
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the pieces of metal the pedals are attached to and then, in turn, rotate the bottom bracket and chainring.
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a gearing system contained within the rear-wheel hub of a bicycle. All the components are contained within the sealed hub, making them less susceptible to the elements when…
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Chain lube, oil, wax, grease, and other slippery stuff for bike components and frames.
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Concerning laws concerning bicycling, and their enforcement.
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Inexpensive bicycle goods and services. Maintenance and repairs done cheaply, etc.
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a clean bike. How to keep your bike squeaky clean effectively and safely.
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Frames or components made from carbon fiber, possibly even about carbon accessories.
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a form of bicycle racing consisting of short laps over many differing terrains, typically including grass, sand, mud, pavement, rocks and anything the course designer finds at the race s…
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Carrying stuff with your bike, using racks, backpacks, trailers, etc.
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Locking your bike and keeping it safe, especially from being stolen.
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installed on your bike. For the sort of rack that you park your bike in, please use the PARKING tag.
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Repairs, maintenance, mechanical issues, or drivetrain parts.
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A protective head covering worn cyclists.
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Hybrid bikes combine elements from different types of specialised bikes to make a bicycle suitable for a wide range of riding conditions, which can include road riding, commuting, or leisure riding on…
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Clipless pedals and shoes connect together with a special cleat, as opposed to using traditional flat pedals with toe clips.
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The part of the brake that absorbs the friction during the braking action.
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Building a bike starting with a frame and adding components to it. If you're starting with tubes that's "framebuilding".