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CYCLOMETER (Gr. KUK)toc , circle, and...

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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 686 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CYCLOMETER (Gr. KUK)toc , circle, and Or pop, measure), an instrument used especially by cyclists to determine the distance they have traversed. In a common form a stud attached to one spoke of the wheel engages with a toothed pinion and moves it on one tooth at each revolution. The pinion is connected with a train of clockwork, the gearing of which bears such a ratio to the circumference of the wheel that the distance corresponding to the number of times it has revolved is shown on a dial in miles or other units.
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