Bicycle Aptitude Test

So you think that you know bikes, eh? Well, take the test below to see whether you've truly got what it takes or need to go back to training wheels. Good luck!


A presta valve is:
A.) a tool found on your bike mechanic's work bench
B.) an adaptor sometimes needed for inflating bike tires
C.) also known as a schraeder valve
D.) the name for that skinny type valve with a nut on top found on nicer bikes.

Don’t give up your fun, your exercise, or your bike transportation because the weather turns cold. Because you know what they say… And what do they say?
A.) Keep riding because it's harder to start riding again than it is to keep riding
B.) Keep riding because you'll adapt to the cold
C.) There's no such thing as bad weather, just bad gear
D.) Might as well...

Why do bike riders wear those skin-tight shorts?
A.) They want to look like a bike racer
B.) It's the fashion
C.) They like to show their butt.
D.) The crotch is padded and the close fit holds the padding in place

Who was Bobby Walthour?
A.) The first American to win the Tour de France
B.) The first black bike racer
C.) Famous bike racer from Atlanta
D.) Major Taylor's racing teammate

How many times did Lance Armstrong win the Tour de France?
A.) 3
B.) 5
C.) 6
D.) 7

To what measurement on a bike does the number 293mm refer
A.) Spoke length
B.) The stand-over height
C.) Top tube length
D.) Kickstand length

You want your seat height set so that...
A.) You can put your feet flat on the ground
B.) Your leg is fully extended at the bottom of the stroke
C.) You have a little bend in your knee at the bottom of the stroke
D.) It's a tip toe reach to the ground

Who said, “There is more to life than increasing its speed.”?
Hint: It’s the same person, that when asked what he thought of western civilization, replied that he thought it would be a good idea.
A.) Claude Pepper
B.) Henry David Thoreau
C.) Gandhi
D.) Mark Twain

What do the letters B.G. stand for on Mike Goodman's (owner of Intown Bicycles) business card?
A.) Bike Guy
B.) Bike Guide
C.) Bike Guru
D.) Brain Gone

To what measurement on a bike does the number 27.2 refer
A.) The wheel diameter from 1970s ten speeds
B.) A frame size
C.) Seat post diameter
D.) Degree of hardening of aluminum frame tubes

Ask Mike

Have a question about the world of bicycles? Whether it regards product information, technical issues, or riding the streets of Atlanta all you have to do is ask bicycle expert Mike Goodman, Intown Bicycles owner with over 30 years of experience in the industry.

The B.A.T.

Do you think that you know bikes? Well, we've put together the Bicycle Aptitude Test to see who's got the stuff and who still needs the training wheels. So, go ahead. Don't be afraid...

Take the B.A.T. now!

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