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HAND LEVER [3 records]

Record 1 2003-03-13

English

Subject field(s)
  • Sports Equipment and Accessories
  • Braking Devices (Mechanical Components)
  • Cycling
  • Motorcycles and Snowmobiles
DEF

Lever on handlebar to activate brake.

CONT

The braking action begins as the rider squeezes the brake lever that pulls the brake cable.

CONT

The idea of adjusting the brakes is to give the brake cable the proper tension. It's the proper tension if the end of the hand lever travels about 2 inches when you fully apply the brakes.

CONT

On a bicycle we all know that when we squeeze the brake handle, rubber pads are pushed against the wheel to slow down its motion.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Équipement et accessoires de sport
  • Freins (Composants mécaniques)
  • Cyclisme
  • Motos et motoneiges
DEF

Levier en métal galbé fixé sur le guidon par l'intermédiaire d'un collier commandant la tension du câble de frein.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Equipo y accesorios deportivos
  • Frenos (Componentes mecánicos)
  • Ciclismo
  • Motocicletas y motos de nieve
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Record 2 1985-10-07

English

Subject field(s)
  • Mechanical Components
OBS

Nichset

French

Domaine(s)
  • Composants mécaniques
OBS

Nichset hydraulique, pneumatique 127cp/2.75

Spanish

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Record 3 1975-03-11

English

Subject field(s)
  • Braking Systems (Motor Vehicles and Bicycles)
  • Braking Devices (Mechanical Components)
OBS

(...) most vehicles have two independent brake systems - a service brake operated by a foot pedal and a parking or emergency brake operated by a hand or foot lever.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Freins (Véhicules automobiles et bicyclettes)
  • Freins (Composants mécaniques)
OBS

le freinage comporte deux dispositifs, un principal actionné par une pédale (...) et un freinage auxiliaire actionné par un --.

Spanish

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