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Old 11-25-20, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
I'm really into the basic physical science of the bicycle like this: wheel, axle (spindle), lever (leverage), screw (threads), etc. One simple wonder that I don't take for granted is the ability for two nuts to lock together on a threaded bolt. At its most basic level, that's how a bicycle works. And I guess this is why I love rebuilding vintage bikes: I know how everything works. It's all so simple. The most basic things can be the most practical and beautiful. Fortunately, they can also be fast and fun.
Add the magic of the pneumatic tire, the ever-present friction, and the physiology of human power generation and you've pretty much got it.
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