Does anyone use the word sprocket anymore?
Sounds pretty elementary, but if a cog on a freewheel or a cog that helps make up a cassette is not referred to as a sprocket then what is/was a sprocket?
Chainrings (or chainwheels) seem too big to be referred to as sprockets. Whenever I am in the presence of someone who is absolutely clueless about bicycles is when I am most likely to hear the word "sprocket" in conversation.
What is a sprocket to you?
Ted E. Baer
Palo Alto, CA