Bicycles factsSport quiz
In what type of cycling most Olympic medals are awarded?
Track cycling. There are 10 track cycling events at the Summer Olympic: Keirin, Omnium, Team Pursuit, Team Sprint and Individual Sprint; all both men and women. In contrast, there are only 4 events of road cycling, 2 of BMX and 2 of mountain bike.
What does BMX stand for?
Bicycle motocross. BMX began in the early 1970s, when children began racing their bicycles on dirt tracks in southern California, inspired by the motocross stars of the time. Though originally denoting a bicycle intended for BMX Racing, the term "BMX bike" is now used to encompass race bikes, as well as those used for the dirt, vert, park, street, flatland and BMX freestyle disciplines of BMX.
Which of these companies has never produced bicycles?
Ford. Most of old car manufacturer companies started as factories producing bicycles, or even sewing machines as was in the case of Opel. Henry Ford established his enterprise relatively late, starting with cars. On the photo: Opel bike.
In which part of the bike a left-handed screw is used?
Pedals. For bicycle pedals, the screw on the right must be reverse-threaded, or the pedal will unscrew during use, being subject to counterclockwise torque (which would work to undo a right-hand thread).
Which Italian cyclist is nicknamed the Shark of Messina?
Vincenzo Nibali. Born near the Strait of Messina, his nickname is the "Shark of the Strait", "the Shark of Messina" or simply "The Shark". He is considered one of the strongest stage race riders of his era.