Test Your Bike "q"

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Test Your Bike "q"

Online quiz to test basic knowledge of bike maintenance and safety. These topics are covered in our Safe Cycling course and our free maintenance/safety classes. See the Events page for details.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Barrel adjusters are used on most new bikes to:
    • A. 

      Adjust brakes

    • B. 

      Adjust gear shifting

    • C. 

      Adjust the roller barrel on an internal hub

    • D. 

      A and B are correct

    • E. 

      B and C are correct

  • 2. 
    Keeping a tire inflated to its proper pressure will
    • A. 

      Lower riding resistance

    • B. 

      Help protect the rim

    • C. 

      Reduce the chance of a flat

    • D. 

      Help keep a tire from coming off the rim

    • E. 

      All are correct

  • 3. 
    A, B, C, Quick Check refers to:
    • A. 

      Air, Brakes, Crank, Quick Check

    • B. 

      Air, Brakes, Crank, Quick Release

    • C. 

      Air, Bike Body,

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Wait for the glue to dry before applying the patch.

    • B. 

      Apply the patch before the glue dries.

    • C. 

      Use your finger to feel inside the tire for any sharp object that may have caused the flat.

    • D. 

      Line up the wording on the sidewall with the valve stem.

    • E. 

      Bounce the newly inflated wheel on the ground to be sure it is safe to use.

  • 5. 
    You know a wheel is not true when:
    • A. 

      Some spots on the tire are worn more than others.

    • B. 

      The spokes seem loose.

    • C. 

      It seems to move from side to side, and/or up and down when rotating.

    • D. 

      Cuts in the sidewall appear at even intervals

    • E. 

      You catch it lying.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      A front light

    • B. 

      A rear reflector or rear light

    • C. 

      A front reflector

    • D. 

      Both A and B

    • E. 

      Both B and C

  • 7. 
    You should replace a helmet when
    • A. 

      Fashions and styles change.

    • B. 

      If the helmet is somewhere between 3 and 5 years old even if it has not been used.

    • C. 

      If the helmet has been in a crash.

    • D. 

      Both B and C are correct

    • E. 

      Only if there is visible damage or the helmet is over ten years old.

  • 8. 
    Toe-in refers to:
    • A. 

      Standard brakes and the technique to reduce noise when applied.

    • B. 

      Keeping your toes in the straps of toe clips.

    • C. 

      Keeping your toes in during a crash.

    • D. 

      Holding your toes in the clips while riding hard.

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Injuries that are the most serious are from:
    • A. 

      Head injuries

    • B. 

      Car/bike contact

    • C. 

      Bike/Pedestrian contact

    • D. 

      Wet pavement

    • E. 

      Riding too fast