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Dictionary of Automotive Terms


This is a handy reference dictionary of words and expressions relating to automobiles, motorcycles, and bicycles. It brings you a veritable truckload of definitions, explanations, tech terms, etc. Useful resource for when your mechanic is talking over your head...

Created By: John Barach
Submitted to the Babylon Information Platform
under the title Dictionary of Automotive Terms

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1. On a bicycle , the metal or wooden hoop of a wheel that holds the tire and tube and the outer ends of the spokes .
2. On a truck, the metal assembly consisting of a base and either a side ring or a side and lock ring combination, which are removable from one side for tire mounting. The opposite side has a fixed flange to retain the tire. Note: Passenger and tubeless rims do not have removable side and lock rings. Also see drop center rim and safety rim .

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