||Bicycle Terminology Task Group Seeks Participation from Industry
A Bicycle Terminology Task Group is developing standard terminology
for bicycle components and accessories to establish uniformity
within bicycle industry groups that write performance standards.
Input from industry stakeholders, consumers, and government representatives
is sought to complete this effort.
The task group is part of the Bicycles Subcommittee F08.10 within
Committee F08 on Sports Equipment and Facilities. According to task group member,
David Mitchell, engineering consultant, Met Ltd., Stone Mountain,
Ga., a bicycle handlebar stem, the component that supports the
handlebar, is also referred to as a gooseneck. The portion of
the bicycle frame called the bottom bracket is sometimes called
the crank hanger.
Once widely adopted, he said, the work of this group may render
more understandable the reports of bicycle accidents prepared
by police and other entities. The efforts of this group will also
aid manufacturers in utilizing common terminology in writing bicycle
owners manuals. The task group hopes their efforts may also be
applied to United States input to the ISO [International Organization
for Standardization] such that there may be commonality in the
terminology utilized worldwide.
For further technical information, contact David A. Mitchell, Met Ltd., 2169 West Park Ct. SW, #C, PO Box 870149, Stone Mountain,
GA 30087-0004 (770/498-2212; fax: 770/498-7877). Committee F08
meets May 9-12, 2001, in Phoenix, Ariz. For meeting or membership
details, contact Staff Manager Jim Olshefsky, ASTM (610/832-9714). //
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