Invented by Frank Bowden, a bowden cable is a type of flexible cable used to transmit mechanicalforce or energy by the movement of an inner cable (most commonly of steel or stainless steel) relative to a hollow outer cable housing. The cable housing is generally of composite construction, consisting of a spiral steel wire, often coated with plastic, and with a plastic outer sheath. Frank Bowden (1848â1921) was the founder of the Raleigh Bicycle Company and the inventor of the Bowden cable. ... A cable is two or more wires bound together which may be bare, covered or insulated. ... Mechanics refers to: a craft relating to machinery (from the Latin mechanicus, from the Greek mechanikos, meaning one skilled in machines), or a range of disciplines in science and engineering. ... In physics, a force is an external cause responsible for any change of a physical system. ... The old steel cable of a colliery winding tower Steel is a metal alloy whose major component is iron, with carbon being the primary alloying material. ... In metallurgy, stainless steel (inox) is defined as a ferrous alloy with a minimum of 10. ... In mathematics, a spiral is a curve which turns around some central point or axis, getting progressively closer to or farther from it, depending on which way you follow the curve. ... Plastic is a term that covers a range of synthetic or semisynthetic polymerization products. ...
The linear movement of the inner cable is generally used to transmit a pulling force, although for very light applications over shorter distances (such as the indexed shifting system on a bicycle) a push may also be used. Usually provision is made for adjusting the cable tension using an inline hollow screw (often called a "barrel adjuster"), which lengthens or shortens the cable housing relative to a fixed anchor point. Lengthening the housing (turning the barrel adjuster out) tightens the cable; shortening the housing (turning the barrel adjuster in) loosens the cable. A twist-style seven-speed indexed shifter made by SRAM A bicycle shifter or gear control is a component used to control the gearing mechanisms and select the desired gear ratio. ... A screw thread is a helical or tapered structure used to convert between rotational and linear movement or force. ...
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Invented by Frank Bowden, a bowdencable is a type of flexible cable used to transmit mechanicalforce or energy by the movement of an inner cable (most commonly of steel or stainless steel) relative to a hollow outer cable housing.
The cable housing is generally of composite construction, consisting of a spiralsteel wire, often coated with plastic, and with a plastic outer sheath.
Usually provision is made for adjusting the cable tension using an inline hollow screw (often called a "barrel adjuster"), which lengthens or shortens the cable housing relative to a fixed anchor point.
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