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Cycling Track Equipment and History

   

Equipment

   

History

"Vélo de poursuite"
Bicycle pants
Chainring

A large toothed ring (part of the chainset) that drives the chain via the pedals and cranks.

Chainset

The setup comprising the chainwheels, chain and rear sprocket.

Chainstay

The two horizontal parts of the bike frame that join the bottom bracket to the rear wheel.

Cogwheel

A less commonly used term for a sprocket.

Cranck

The arms which drive the chainwheels. Cranks are bolted to the crankshaft.

Cranckshaft

The axle to which the cranks are attached.

Gloves
Handlebars

The part of the bicycle which the rider takes hold of.

Helmet
Saddle

The seat of a bicycle.

Toe Strap

A strap on a pedal which holds a foot in place.