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 friendly honk on the horn when you approach a cyclist from the rear:
A.) is always appreciated as it lets the rider know you're there
B.) is not necessary since the rider already knows you're there
C.) only serves to scare the crap out of a cyclist
D.) Both B and C

How do you pronounce: Bottecchia?
A.) Heck if I know
B.) Probably wrong
C.) What? Do I look Italian?
D.) Bow-tech-ee-a

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

11-27 refer to what measurement on a bike
A.) The width of a 27" tire
B.) The tooth count on the high and low range of a cassette
C.) Chainstay and wheelbase lengths
D.) A gear ratio

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...

From what industry was the aircraft born?
A.) Aircraft
B.) Bicycle
C.) Steel
D.) Auto

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

True or False: You can't put bike air in a soccer ball.
A.) True
B.) False

I should buy my bike from a bike shop because...
A.) I'll find a higher quality bicycle there
B.) I'll get help determining what kind of bike I need, I can get a bike my size and have it fitted, and the staff will show me how to operate it
C.) I'll get free break-in adjustments on it
D.) All of the above

The most frequently neglected maintenance on bikes is:
A.) Lubing the Chain
B.) Cleaning the transmission
C.) Truing the wheels
D.) Pumping the tires

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.

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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...

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