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A bicycle, or bike, is a small, human powered land vehicle with a seat, two wheels, two pedals, and a metal chain connected to cogs on the pedals and rear wheel. A frame gives the bike strength, and all of the parts other than the frame are attached to the frame. The name comes from these two wheels - the prefix "bi-" meaning two, and the suffix "-cycle" meaning wheel. It is powered by a person riding on top, who pushes the pedals around with his or her feet. [http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle [Source: Wikipedia.com]]
 
A bicycle, or bike, is a small, human powered land vehicle with a seat, two wheels, two pedals, and a metal chain connected to cogs on the pedals and rear wheel. A frame gives the bike strength, and all of the parts other than the frame are attached to the frame. The name comes from these two wheels - the prefix "bi-" meaning two, and the suffix "-cycle" meaning wheel. It is powered by a person riding on top, who pushes the pedals around with his or her feet. [http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle [Source: Wikipedia.com]]
  
==A Mountain Bike==
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==Issues in Bicycles==
[[Image:Bicycle.jpg|right|thumb|300px]]
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The evolution of bicycle has had an enormous impact on society, both in terms of life, culture, and advancing modern technologies. In automobile industries, several components were originally invented for the bicycle – e.g., ball bearings, pneumatic tires, chain-driven sprockets, spoke-tensioned wheels, etc. To investigate the impact on society, we discuss the invention of the bicycle related to Global, Economic, Environmental, and Societal issues.
Frame type: Mt. Fury Mountain bike
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Frame materials: Handcrafted, women's-style, high-tensity steel frame
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Gearing/Shifters: 15-speed, rear-index shifting with torque drive
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Brakes: Front and rear steel caliper brakes
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Wheels: 24" x 1.95" MTB all-terrain tires
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Additional features:
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-Anatomically-padded sport saddle
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-Element Brand MTB all-terrain bar and stem
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-Oversized, high-tensity, steel rigid fork
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-Element brand MTB all-terrain bar and stem
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-Torque-drive derailleurs
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-High-impact, resin brake levers
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-Anatomically-padded sport saddle
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-Silver, powder-coated, 36-spoke rims
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One-piece, hot-forged, steel crank set
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5-speed 14-28T index freewheel
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==CAD==
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[[Image:bicycle_assembly_5_22.jpg|center|thumb|300px]]
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Click here to download the full CAD Assembly model of the bicycle (unzip the two files in the same folder):
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<!--GICL Bot edit:-->[[Bike_Assembly_1_2.zip Contents|Bicycle Assembly - Part 1]]
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<!--GICL Bot edit:-->[[Bike_Assembly_2_2.zip Contents|Bicycle Assembly - Part 2]]
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== Brakes ==
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Brakes can be any mechanism used to slow the progress of a bicycle.  They are important safety and control features.  There are many varieties of brake systems, the most common being front and rear rim brakes on modern production bicycles.
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For more details on the brakes, click here [[Bicycle_Wiki_Brakes]]
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== Bottom Bracket ==
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For more details on the bottom bracket, click here: [[Bicycle_Wiki_Bottom_Bracket]]
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== Chain ==
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For more details on the chain, click here: [[Bicycle_Wiki_Chain]]
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== Derailleur ==
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For more details on the derailleur, click here: [[Bicycle_Wiki__Derailleur]]
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== Front and Rear Shocks ==
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For more details on the gears, click here [[Bicycle_Wiki_Shocks]]
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== Fork, Head Tube and Handle Bar ==
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For more information on the fork click here:  [[Bicycle_Wiki_Fork]]
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== Frame ==
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For more details on the frame, click here:  [[Bicycle_Wiki_Frame]]
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== Pedals and Crank Arms ==
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For more details on the frame, click here:  [[Bicycle_Wiki_Pedals]]
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== Rear Hub & Gears ==
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For more details on the gears, click here [[Bicycle_Wiki_Gears]]
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== Seat ==
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For more details on the seat, click here: [[Bicycle_Wiki_Seat]]
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== Shifters ==
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For more details on the seat, click here: [[Bicycle_Wiki_Shifters]]
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== Wheels ==
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For more details on the wheels, click here: [[Bicycle_Wiki_Wheels]]
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Revision as of 17:26, 1 February 2010

Description

A bicycle, or bike, is a small, human powered land vehicle with a seat, two wheels, two pedals, and a metal chain connected to cogs on the pedals and rear wheel. A frame gives the bike strength, and all of the parts other than the frame are attached to the frame. The name comes from these two wheels - the prefix "bi-" meaning two, and the suffix "-cycle" meaning wheel. It is powered by a person riding on top, who pushes the pedals around with his or her feet. [Source: Wikipedia.com]

Issues in Bicycles

The evolution of bicycle has had an enormous impact on society, both in terms of life, culture, and advancing modern technologies. In automobile industries, several components were originally invented for the bicycle – e.g., ball bearings, pneumatic tires, chain-driven sprockets, spoke-tensioned wheels, etc. To investigate the impact on society, we discuss the invention of the bicycle related to Global, Economic, Environmental, and Societal issues.