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Thanks to Jobst Brandt, Jeff Del Papa, Mark Irving and Drew Saunders for their helpful suggestions and to John Allen who is currently editing and adding to this glossary.

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Other Online Bicycle Glossaries:

Sheldon Brown's French/English dictionary
Le vélo-dictionnaire de Sheldon Brown
Sheldon Brown's Spanish/English dictionary
Sheldon Brown'd English/Spanish Dictionary
English/Italian MTB Dictionary

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