The Ultimate Bicycle Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Learning to ride a bicycle seems to be a universal experience for children around the world. Whether you've been riding bicycles since you were a child or just recently started pedaling, how much do you know about this elegant and simple vehicle?

Where were bicycles first introduced?

Bicycles originated in Europe in the 19th century.

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What's the core of a bicycle called?

A bicycle's core, or frame, is made of several metal tubes welded together.

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What does the front fork hold?

The front fork is the movable part of the frame that holds the front wheel.

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What do bicycles use to reduce friction?

A bicycle's ball bearings, which need to be cleaned out and have fresh grease added periodically, reduce friction.

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Which bicycle part doesn't have ball bearings?

Ball bearings are found in the bicycle's front and rear hubs as well as the bottom bracket, fork tube, pedals and freewheel.

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The early bicycles that featured huge front wheels and small rear wheels are called:

Penny-farthing bicycles, also known as "high-wheeler bicycles," became popular starting in 1870.

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With today's bicycles, what are the pedals connected to?

A chain connects a bicycle's pedals to the rear wheel.

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What are the pedals connected to in a penny-farthing bicycle?

Just like in a child's tricycle, the pedals are directly connected to the bicycle's front wheel.

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What's one of the reasons bicycles are made with gears?

Gears and gear ratios allow bicycles to have smaller wheels.

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Standard bicycle wheels are what size?

Standard bicycles have wheels that are 26 inches (660 millimeters) in diameter.

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