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Glossary - the language of bikes - page 1

Glossary: the language of bikes – page 1

From Aheadset to Ziptie, this list covers most of the odd word and phrases that you are going to need in order to talk about bicycles and their mysteries. It‘s easy to get confused since many of the names that refer to specific parts also have more general meanings. Stick with these definitions and you should be okay. ...

Lever modulation

The function of the balance screws

Each V-brake unit has a balance screw. You’ll find it at the bottom of the unit, usually a crosshead bolt but occasionally a small Allen key. The end of each bolt rests on the end of the brake-return spring, so that the spring is forced against the bolt when you squeeze the brake unit towards the rim. ...