Bike Repair

Dealing with the derailleur

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If the front derailleur gets hit or the chain gets stuck when you try to shift, the derailleur can become twisted or bent. If the derailleur moves out of place by twisting on the seat tube, you’ll want to move it back into place. Follow …

Getting comfortable in the saddle

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When you first start riding, you may have a lit­eral pain in the butt. But there are some steps you can take to get comfortable in your saddle: ✓ Try a variety of different saddles. The only way to tell if you’ll like a saddle …

The front derailleur

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Your front derailleur probably won’t give you as many headaches as the rear derailleur will over the life of your bike, but it will need occasional care and service. If you have a front derailleur that’s acting up, it probably needs a new cable or …

Performing Maintenance

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In bike repair and maintenance you have two options: ✓ You can focus on the maintenance so that your bike will need fewer repairs. ✓ You can ignore maintenance and end up having to do more repair work. We prefer the former. If you do, …

The tire is easier to remove if you release any remaining air from the tube. You release the air from the tube through the valve. There are two main types of valves (see Figure 6-1): ✓ Presta valve: A Presta valve is thin and all …

Gearing Up: Freewheels and Cassettes

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In This Chapter ^ Getting clear on cassettes and freewheels ^ Inspecting, cleaning, and lubricating cassettes and freewheels ^ Removing and installing cassettes and freewheels ne of the most enjoyable experiences when riding is the exhilaration that comes after having reached the top of a …

Next time you head out for a ride, take a moment to do a quick inspection of your bike. It’ll only take a few minutes and you just might prevent a bigger problem from happening. Trust us: You don’t want to be discovering that you …

In This Chapter ^ Finding out about basic and specialized bike tools ^ Getting clear on lubricants, degreasers, and cleaners ^ Setting up a workshop for your bike at home ^ Finding a bike stand that suits your needs ШЛУ orking on your bike can …

Stopping Short: The Brakes

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In This Chapter ^ Identifying the different types of brakes ^ Removing and installing brakes and brake pads ^ Adjusting your brakes ^ Addressing brake issues hen Dennis was a kid, one of his bikes had a braking system that required him to use his …

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