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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.
how to go faster or how to go faster safely. For questions about gears or derailleurs, use 'gears'
How to convert part or all of your bicycle from one type to another. For example, from a derailleur bike to a fixie; from an upright to a recumbent; or from dropbars to straight bars.
used to secure bikes. Common varieties are cable/chain locks and U-locks (D-locks).
Questions referring to the braking system in which pressure is applied to a track on the rim of the bike tire.
Questions referring to the craft of assembling bicycle wheels.
Inexpensive bicycle goods and services. Maintenance and repairs done cheaply, etc.
a profiled wheel with teeth that meshes with a chain. Bicyclists normally call the front sprocket attached to the cranks the "chainwheel" and the rear sprockets either…
Kid trailers, cargo trailers, pet trailers, anything you pull behind your bike. Could also mean an Xtracycle or similar tag-along bike.
Building a bike starting with a frame and adding components to it. If you're starting with tubes that's "framebuilding".
Dents, tears, scrapes, scratches to your bike received in falls, crashes, parking failures, roof-rack collisions, etc.
designed for long distance cycling with luggage. They are usually similar in design to road bikes, with slick tyres and drop handlebars, but have a wider range of gears, longer wheel…
The part of the brake that absorbs the friction during the braking action.
Power meters and all related data analysis. Power meters measure direct force applied to one of the pedals, crankarm, crankset, rear hub, or other methods. They use cadence in conjunction with t…
Questions referring to a cyclist's interactions with other vehicles, mainly motorized ones.
Front, rear, and side lighting for your bike as well as helmet lights. Incandescent and LED lights. Dynamo hubs, rechargeable batteries, and step-down circuits from ebike batteries are also included a…
Questions referring to electronic devices which typically track a cyclist's ride metrics, such as their speed, distance, cadence, etc
For questions about shopping for bicycles or other equipment; please note that questions seeking product recommendations are off-topic, because they tend to become obsolete quickly.
Questions referring to the use of indoor bike trainers, also known as "turbos"