[CR] Definition of a sprocket.

(Example: Framebuilding:Technology)

Date: Sun, 17 May 2009 13:19:06 -0700
From: "Ted E. Baer" <wickedsky@sbcglobal.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] Definition of a sprocket.

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