Bike Repair

When it’s more than just a flat

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ANG/ When you inspect the tire after repairing the tube, pay attention to any tears or rips in the tires. Whatever punctured your tube may have caused damage to the structural integrity of the tire. If the tire has a tear, inflating the newly installed …

Cassette systems (see Figure 11-2), which are found on most modern bikes, improved many of the deficiencies with freewheels (see the preceding sec­tion). One of the biggest changes with cassettes is that the ratcheting system is built into the hub itself. Cassettes use a free …

Giving your bike a lube job

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When you clean your bike, you’ll likely remove a lot of lubrication and your bike will be thirsty for a fresh dose of oil and grease. If you’re a typical recreational rider, you may only have to give your bike a quick lube job every …

Tools of the Trade

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If you were tired of eating out every night and decided to learn how to cook, you’d want to make sure your kitchen was stocked with all the necessary cooking supplies. The same applies to bike repair and maintenance. If you’re interested in taking care …

If you ride your bike regularly, you’ll eventually have to change your brake pads. In this section, we tell you how to change brake pads and how to remove and install brakes (in case you need to overhaul or completely replace them). Chapter 8: Stopping …

Butt out! Frame butting

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When it comes to crafting bike frames, manu­facturers have more tricks up their sleeves than just changing the frame material. Engineers have come up with a variety of ways to manip­ulate strength and rigidity of frames, including changing the tube width, the thickness of tube …

Grab Your Toolkit

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Although the probability is that your next ride will be uneventful, don’t let that be a reason to hop on your bike without grabbing your toolkit. Murphy’s Law has a devious way of striking in the least expected moment, so don’t tempt fate by leaving …

Bike Repair Maintenance For Dummies

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Introduction ■ Л Уеіеоше to Bike Repair & Maintenance For Dummies, where the often WW confusing and complex world of caring for your bike just got a whole lot easier. We’ve written this book to tell you not only what your bike needs to stay …

Checking the alignment

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If your bike was involved in a collision, there’s a chance that something has been bent or broken and caused your bike to be out of alignment. Unless you visually inspect your bike, you may not notice that there is a concern. This is especially …

Suspension seat posts

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When most people think about suspension on bikes, they think of rear and front suspension on mountain bikes. What doesn’t get a lot of attention is suspension in the seat post (see the figure). If you’re looking for a more comfortable ride, you might want …

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