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Why couldn’t the bike stand up by itself

Almost every bike these days comes with a seat. Most bikes also come with a seat post which allows for adjustment of the seat.

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A bike is a completely different thing to a moped or motor bike. A bike is a machine which enables you to travel at speed. A bike which has pedals allows you to move at speed. A bike which does have brakes allows you to stop. In order to have a bike which has all of these features, there needs to be some means of putting the whole thing together.

How a Bike gets put together

A bike consists of an electric motor, a gearbox, a wheel, a rim, tyre, a brake, handlebars, a saddle, a seat and a crank. These components are all connected together by a series of cables, sprockets and chains.

The motor

The motor is what gets the bike moving. The motor is usually on the rear of the bike and is attached to a wheel. The wheel then spins (on a sprocket) to give the bike power.

The Gearbox

The gearbox is what allows you to change gear. A gearbox has multiple gears that attach to the wheel. The gearbox is sometimes referred to as a transmission system.

The Wheel

The wheel is what gives you rotational power. The wheel is attached to the bike by a hub. The wheel consists of spokes and tire. The tire is what provides contact with the road.

The Rim

The rim is the rim of the wheel. The rim is what provides support to the tire.

The Tyre

The tyre is the part of the wheel which contacts the road. The tyre has an inner tube which inflates when the bike is in use. The tyre then forms contact with the road.

The Brake

The brake is what stops the bike. The brake is coupled to a lever which is clipped onto the seat post. The levers is pulls the brake cable which in turn pulls the brake levers. The brake lever then can act upon the brake caliper. The brake caliper is what converts the mechanical energy into heat. The heat is what stops the bike.

The Handlebar

The handlebars are used to control the movement of the bike. The handlebars are coupled to the crank and are mounted on the seat post. The handlebars are further connected to the saddle which sits on the seat post. The handlebars are further connected to a stem which attaches to the seat post. The handlebar is often referred to as a sport bar.

The Seat

The seat is the part of the bike which the rider sits on. The seat is for comfort. The seat needs to be comfortable to reduce rider fatigue during long rides. The seat is forgivable, uncomfortable seats do not tend to make riders happy.

Things to consider when buying a Bike

There are two main things to think about when buying a bike. The first is the type of bike you want. The second thing is the budget you have.

Types of Bike

There are mainly two types of bike. The mountain bike and road bike.

Mountain bike

A mountain bike is a bicycle which is designed to traverse land. A mountain bike is designed to be ridden on off road trails. A mountain bike is usually designed to have knobbly tyres.

Road Bike

A road bike is a bicycle which is designed to traverse mainly the road. A road bike is generally designed to have smooth tyres.


Budget is always an important factor when buying anything. When you are thinking about your budget, you need to consider the cost of the bike, the cost of insurance, the cost of maintenance, the cost of fuel and the cost of repairs.


Once you have decided on the type of bike you want, it is time to look at the features of the bike.


The frame of the bike is the part of the bike which makes up the frame of the bike.

Last Updated on October 5, 2022 by Sammy

Evan Medders

Evan Medders

I'm Evan an avid cyclist and bike consultant. Besides my biking, I enjoy being a dad to two, a husband to one. Cycling is a fun and sustainable means of transportation, something not only our planet but also your body craves. We need to stay in physical shape, and keep our Earth in a good condition so we face fewer natural disasters. Biking is our way to see we do our part :)

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