A "fixie" bike is a nickname for a fixed-gear bicycle, which is a single-speed bicycle that operates without a freewheel mechanism. A freewheel allows the wheels to spin without moving the pedals. This means that a fixed... More »

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The average bicycle is around 68 inches long, including the wheels. A bike's length depends on the size of the wheels and the wheelbase of the bike. The wheelbase is around 39 to 42 inches on most bikes, and most wheels ... More »

To change a bike tire, remove the tire from your bicycle, and remove the tube from the rim. Remove the tube, and put a new tube into the tire. Replace the tire on the rim and inflate. Put the inflated tire back on the bi... More »

While it is possible to buy training wheels for a 20-inch bicycle, doing so is usually not a good idea, according to bicycling expert Sheldon Brown. Training wheels should only be used for the first two to three years of... More »

A two-person bicycle is type of tandem bicycle, usually equipped with two seats and two sets of pedals, with riders aligned along the frame. The earliest known patented design of a tandem bike belonged to Danish inventor... More »

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Calibrating the Schwinn bike speedometer involves entering the wheel diameter of the bicycle into the speedometer and choosing between mile or kilometer readouts. Also called a cycle computer, the bike speedometer is a u... More »

To change a bicycle chain, a chain tool is required, which is a device that's used to detach and remove links from a chain. Other items that come in handy during the process include a piece of stiff wire, some chain lubr... More »

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