# Question: How does a bicycle move forward?

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## Why does your bike move forward once it is moving?

The front wheel of the bicycle is spinning forward quickly, acting like a gyroscope. Then when you tip the bike to the right, the gyroscope applies the torque, which turns the handlebars to the right and causes the steering, bringing the wheels back under the bicycle and holding it up.

## What is the motion of a bike?

As the wheels rotate on their axis they perform a rotational motion. Due to this rotation with the contact of the ground the bicycle covers a certain longitudinal distance. So the wheels also perform a translational motion concerning the ground.

## How does a cycle work?

In a bicycle, the pair of gears is not driven directly but linked by a chain. At one end, the chain is permanently looped around the main gear wheel (between the pedals). At its other end, it shifts between a series of bigger or smaller toothed wheels when you change gear.

## How does pedaling make a bike move?

A pedal usually consists of a spindle that threads into the end of the crank, and a body on which the foot rest is attached, that is free to rotate on bearings with respect to the spindle. Pedals were initially attached to cranks connecting directly to the driven (usually front) wheel.

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## Why you go flying over the handlebars if your bike stops suddenly?

Your body would fly out of the bike. The reason this happens is because of inertia. … You’re still going full speed on the bike and stopping suddenly. However, this time, you press hard on the handlebars.

## What is the motion of the movement of the rider along with the bicycle?

The cycle chain =circular motion. The pedal with its arm=circular motion. The movement of the feet pedaling=circular motion and related to periodic motion. The movement of the rider along with the bicycle = Multiple and Random motion.

## How does a bicycle transmission work?

You shift gears by sliding the shifter on the handlebars. On most bikes, this shifts the chain onto a different sized ring. On three-speed bikes, the gears are inside the hub of the wheel so you don’t see them. Downshifting means going to a lower gear, and upshifting means going to a higher gear.