Sachs formerly also made kick-back hubs and a "2 x 6" hybrid hub, the "Orbit".
A colloquial term for free samples of parts, clothing, etc.
provided to bike-shop employees, usually at manufacturers' clinics or trade shows.
Also, Santana placed a premium on torsional frame stiffness, which is heavily tested in a tandem, and pioneered in assembling top-quality components and sourcing special items such as 48-spoke hubs and rims that made for reliable wheels. S., which has a bottom similar to a Schrader and necks down to about the size of a Presta.
This is a Woods valve, formerly popular in the British Isles and Asia.
In the bicycle industry, the term "sealed bearing" is often used colloquially to refer to a cartridge bearing.
This can be confusing to a consumer who may think that a hub is a high-tech cartridge-bearing unit, when it is actually a normal cup-and-cone bearing with a plastic dustcap.
Plastic saddles are also lighter and cheaper than leather ones.
There is a general, major article on saddles on this site, covering: Adjustment, Angle, Front/Back, Gel, Hard or Soft?
This term probably originated as a comical mispronunciation of "swag." A fastener with male threads, usually with a slotted or recessed head.