Bike Repair

Before, During, and After Your Ride

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Bike repair and maintenance involves more than caring for your bike while you have it stowed away at home. It’s an ongoing process that’ll involve action before, during, and after your ride. Finally, to keep the moving parts of your bike in good working order, …

Basic Bike Repairs

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The 5th Wave By Rich Tennant “Listen, thanks. I’ll re-burn them as soon as I get the wheels Јixed.” In this part . . . ІШоидИ a bike is not very complicated, some of the procedures required to repair and maintain it are more challenging …

Replacing a Chain

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Despite your best efforts at keeping the chain clean, eventually all your pedaling is going to wear it out. The chain is under constant force and ten­sion and, as it’s shifted back and forth across the different gears, it begins to stretch. You can still …

Keeping Your Bike on the Road

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/ In this part. . . f we had to pick just one part of this book to recom­mend, it would be this one. If you follow the advice in these chapters and make a commitment to regular bike maintenance, you won’t need to spend …

The Quickest Release in the West

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On a cold day in the middle of a race in the Italian Alps in 1927, engineer and racer Tullio Campagnolo’s hands were so cold that he had trouble removing the wing nuts that held his wheel in place. This experience is supposedly what led …

Reassembling the hubs

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When you’re all done overhauling the hubs, it’s time to reassemble them. To reassemble the hubs, follow these steps: 1. If you removed the dust seals, press them back into place. 2. Apply a fresh layer of grease to each of the cups (as shown …

In This Chapter ^ Understanding how your frame is built ^ Knowing what to look for in a frame ^ Inspecting a frame for problems ^ Identifying the different types of suspension ^ Adjusting and maintaining your suspension г or all the focus given to …

In This Chapter ^ Recognizing the rules of the road ^ Adjusting the handlebars and saddle ^ Checking your tire pressure, brakes, and wheels ^ Donning helmet and gloves ^ Making sure people can see you ^ Bringing your toolkit and emergency gear ne of …

Repairing a broken chain

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A broken chain is a pretty infrequent event, though as newer chains are manufactured to be narrower this occurrence is becoming increasingly more common. When a chain breaks, the outer plates on one of the links are twisted and/or ripped off, causing damage to the …

In This Chapter ^ Looking at the different types of saddles ^ Taking your saddle on and off your bike ^ Improving your comfort by adjusting your saddle ^ Using suspension seat posts Г his chapter is devoted to your butt. In particular, it’s devoted …

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