In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- One of the drive chains jumped the sprocket and the team could not fix it.
- Worn chains and sprockets may be working improperly long before they actually break.
- I had to ease back on the pedals to allow the chain to drop down a sprocket, but having lost that momentum I couldn't get it going again before the line.
- Whatever crisis engulfs the country, at least you know that the engine is turning over smoothly, every sprocket interlocking, the gears changing so imperceptibly that all you can hear is the ticking of the clock.
- All of the moving parts are fully enclosed so you have got no chance of sprockets or drive shafts whirring around or anything like that.
- Along the way today, I did have a bit of bother with my 11-tooth sprocket, so I drifted back for a wheel change.
2rueda dentada femininepiñón masculine
3(for film)carrete receptor masculinetambor dentado masculine
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