The Bicycle Repair Glossary, M-O
Madison | Mag Wheels | Master Link | Mech | Mechanical Advantage | Meters (Development) | Metric | Metre | Microadjust Seatposts | Miter, mitre | Mole Wrench | Monkey Wrench | Monocoque | Moustache Handlebar | Mountain Bike | MTB | Mud Flap | Mudguard
Newton | Nexus | Nipple | Non Turn Washer | N.O.S. | Noodle | Nut | Nutted
O.E.M. | Octalink | Offset | One-piece Crank | Over-Locknut-Dimension | Overlap (Toes) | Oversized
Madison - A type of bicycle relay race contested on the track.
Mag Wheels - This is a design of wheel, popular on older BMX and freestyle bicycles, that uses molded spokes. Typically made of a type of fiberglass or composite.
Master Link - A special type of chain link that pops apart without tools, for easy assembly and disassembly of the chain.
Mech - Another word for derailleur.
Mechanical Advantage -
Meters (Development) -
Microadjust Seatposts - The newer style of seatposts that offer continuous adjustments thanks to the built-in clamps, rather than only a few different positions like old-fashion seatposts.
Miter, mitre -
Mole Wrench -
Monkey Wrench -
Moustache Handlebar -
Mountain Bike -
MTB - An abbreviation for mountain bike.
Mud Flap -
Newton - The official metric unit of force.
Nipple - A type of nut that secures the end of a spoke to the rim.
Non Turn Washer -
N.O.S. - Stands for "new, old stock." Usually refers to old (but unused) parts which were never sold and are still available. This could be classic or antique parts, or simply a somewhat outdated 8- or 9-speed shifting system.
O.E.M. - Stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer.
Octalink - Shimano's name for their splined bottom bracket interface system.
One-piece Crank -
Overlap (Toes) -