Can You Name This Bicycle Part from a Photo?

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Jacqueline Samaroo

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Can you correctly identify the bicycle part that is in this picture?

The handlebar is the part of the bicycle used for steering control. Handlebars come in a wide variety of shapes and styles, depending on the type of bicycle.

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Which bicycle part that is shown in this picture?

The brake lever is the part of the bicycle that – as the name suggests – is responsible for actuating the brakes. Brake levers are almost always positioned on or near the handlebars.

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This is a photo of what bicycle part?

The seat post is the part of the bicycle on which the saddle (seat) is mounted. More often than not, it slides into the frame's seat tube and has the ability to be adjusted to varying heights.

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Which bicycle part is shown in this photo?

The wheel is the part of the bicycle that maintains contact with the ground and rotates to facilitate motion. Different types of bicycles have different type of wheels, depending on factors like terrain and usage.

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Can you give the correct name of the bicycle part that is in this picture?

The lockring is the part of the bicycle that serves as a fastener to hold the components together. As a result, one bicycle will have several lockrings.

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Can you correctly identify the bicycle part that is in this photo?

The shock absorber is the part of the bicycle that dampens or absorbs shock impulses. They are found on bicycles with suspensions.

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Can you correctly name the bicycle part that is shown here?

The side view mirror is the part of the bicycle that is used to look to the sides and behind without moving the head from the forward position. This is especially useful when driving in urban areas.

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Can you give the correct name of the bicycle part that is in this photo?

The steering tube is the part of the bicycle that is a part of its steering mechanism. It takes the form of a tube on top of a fork inserted through the frame.

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Are you familiar with the bicycle part that is in this picture?

The reflector is the part of the bicycle that reflects light from external sources so the bicycle can be more easily seen. This is particularly useful at night.

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Do you know the bicycle part that is shown here?

The freewheel is the part of the bicycle that allows it to coast without the pedals actually turning. It is made of either a single sprocket or a set of connected sprockets.

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Can you correctly name this bicycle part?

The chainguard is the part of the bicycle that covers the bicycle chain in an effort to protect the rider. It is also referred to as a chain case or a gear case.

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Do you recognize this bicycle part?

The pedal is the part of the bicycle where the force from the cyclist’s foot is initially transferred to the bicycle itself. These are several types, from basic flat pedals to clip-in ones that require special shoes.

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Can you correctly name this bicycle part?

The coupler is the part of the bicycle that serves as a connector that attaches tubing together. When couplers are removed, the separated bicycle pieces are usually easier to transport.

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Which bicycle part is shown here?

The saddle is the part of the bicycle where the cyclist sits when riding it. It is also sometimes simply referred to as the seat.

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This is a picture of what bicycle part?

The chain tensioner is the part of the bicycle that – as the name suggests – is responsible for maintaining proper chain tension. They are particularly useful in single speed bicycles.

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Do you know the bicycle part that is in this picture?

The stem is the part of the bicycle that serves as a direct bridge between the handlebars and steering tube. Pinch bolts are usually used to secure it in place.

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Are you familiar with the bicycle part that is in this image?

The basket is the part of the bicycle that acts as a carrying implement for objects. It is usually seen in use by children and persons who use bicycles for commercial purposes.

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Can you give the correct name of the bicycle part that is in this image?

The freehub is the part of the bicycle that serves a similar role like a freewheel. However, the freehub allows the bicycle to coast without the pedals turning through the use of a ratcheting assembly onto which a cog or cassette is mounted.

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Are you familiar with the bicycle part in this photo?

The cup is the part of the bicycle that receives ball bearings and allows them to roll along its inner surface. It is sometimes referred to as a race.

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Can you correctly name the bicycle part that is in this picture?

Locknuts are used for fastening purposes on several parts of the bicycle. As the name suggests, it is a nut that is designed to resist being loosened by vibrations.

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Which bicycle part is shown here?

The cone is the part of the bicycle that helps to hold bearings in place in conjunction with the cup. The cone is actually pressed against the cup to achieve its purpose.

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Can you give the correct name of this bicycle part?

The cotter is the part of the bicycle that serves as a pin for attaching cottered cranks. The crank is the part that turns the force on the pedal into rotational motion.

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Are you familiar with this bicycle part?

The toe clips are the plastic or metal casing attached to the actual pedal. These can be simply flat or have straps (or other implements) that are used to secure the foot to the pedal.

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Can you correctly name the bicycle part that is in this photo?

The shifter is the part of the bicycle that is used as a control for shifting gears. It is usually mounted in the handlebars or on the down tube.

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Do you know the name of the bicycle part that is showcased here?

The fork is the part of the bicycle responsible for connecting a bicycle's frame to its front wheel and handlebars. It is an essential part for steering.

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Do you recognize the bicycle part that is in this image?

The brake is the part of the bicycle that serves the same purpose as brakes in other vehicles – it is used to slow down or stop. There are several types of brakes, like coaster brakes, band brakes, and rim brakes.

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Which bicycle part is shown in this image?

The frame is the part of the bicycle that forms its entire mechanical core. The frame is important because it acts like a skeleton where all of the other essential parts can be interconnected to properly function.

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Do you recognize the bicycle part that is in this picture?

The gusset is the part of the bicycle that serves as a means of strengthening joints. Gussets usually take the form of plates and are often found on mountain bikes and BMX bikes.

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This is an image of what bicycle part?

The skirt guard is the part of the bicycle that serves to protect the rider’s long garments from the wheel and other moving parts. It is also sometimes referred to as a coatguard.

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Which bicycle part is shown in this photo?

The down tube is the part of the bicycle that runs directly from the head tube to the bottom bracket. It forms a strong triangular core with the seat tube and the top tube.

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Can you correctly name the bicycle part that is in this image?

The kickstand is the part of the bicycle that is used to prop it up so that it can stand on its own. Kickstands are oftentimes foldable to allow ease of use.

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Can you correctly identify the bicycle part that is showcased here?

At its core, the indicator is basically a turn signal, usually attached to the handlebars or the head tube.

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Which bicycle part is shown in this image?

The fender is the part of the bicycle that acts as a means of redirecting dirt and mud that is thrown up by the wheels, allowing the rider to remain clean. They are also called mudguards and can be made from either plastic or metal.

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Which bicycle part is shown in this picture?

The rotor is the part of the bicycle that is made up of the disc component of the disc brake. It is most commonly seen on mountain bicycles and hybrid bicycles.

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Do you recognize the bicycle part that is shown here?

The spoke is the part of the bicycle that connects the wheel rim to the hub. Each bicycle has multiple spokes, with 36 being the usual number per wheel.

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Can you give the correct name of the bicycle part that is showcased here?

The bell is the part of the bicycle used to alert pedestrians, other cyclists, and drivers to the presence of a bicycle. It is usually attached on or near the handlebar.

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Do you recognize the bicycle part that is in this photo?

The derailleur hanger absorbs the impact if you take a hit during a ride, helping minimize damage to the frame.

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Do you know the bicycle part that is in this image?

The quick release is the part of the bicycle used for releasing wheels and seat posts. It consists of a skewer with a lever on one end that loosens when the lever is flipped.

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Can you correctly name this bicycle part?

The top tube is the part of the bicycle that leads from the steerer tube to the seat tube. It forms a strong triangular core with the down tube and seat tube.

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Do you know the bicycle part that is in this photo?

The brake levers are the part of the bicycle that serve to apply brakes so that the bicycle stops or slows down. They are also referred to as extension levers or brake levers.

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About This Quiz

Are you going to take a leisurely ride through this quiz or are you going to race on through?  

While it may seem humble and unassuming, the bicycle is actually one of the most popular modes of transportation in the world. In fact, it has been reliably calculated that there are more bicycles than cars worldwide! On the surface, the average bicycle may seem simple at first glance. Nothing about a bicycle screams 'complexity' or 'intricacy' when you first lay eyes on it. However, when you really take a moment to focus on what truly makes s bicycle tick, you'll find that there are a lot of stationary and moving parts that make this humble technological marvel function effectively and reliably.

If we were to make a quiz with every single bicycle part, you would be here for a very long time. So, we've managed to narrow down the selection to a reasonable 40. From saddles to handlebars and shock absorbers to skirt guards, your knowledge of the original two-wheeled marvel will be out to the ultimate test. Get your helmet ready and let's see if you've got what it takes!

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