This article will discuss bicycle washing. Cleaning the bicycle makes it look great, last longer, and improves performance.
The "Shimano press fit" standard is a bottom bracket system that does not use internal threading. Unfortunately there is no industry wide agreed upon name for this standard. The Shimano Company's name for the system is "Shimano Press Fit". The colloquial titles BB86, BB90 or BB92 refer to the no...
This article will discuss the patching of bicycle inner tubes. Both the pre-glued patches and the vulcanizing patches will be reviewed.
This article will discuss the service of adjusting bottom bracket bearings. It will also review the types of tools required. The basic concept for bearing adjustments is to get the bearings adjusted as loose as possible but without play. This can be done by purposely beginning with play in the ad...
Properly adjusted brake systems require attention to small details. This article will discuss sidepull caliper arm adjustment, pad adjustment to the rim, pad centering, and pad clearance.
This article is a list of recommended procedures necessary for the assembly of a new bike from a bare frame to a completed bike.
This article will discuss the removal and installation of tires.
This article will begin by discussing the brake lever, inner wire fitting at the lever, and brake housing. Caliper attachment to the frame, pad adjustment to the rim, and pad centering and clearance are then reviewed.
This article discusses the proper servicing and maintenance of linear pull brakes.
This article will discuss the removal and installation of chain on derailleur bicycles.
This article will address the assembly of new bicycles. Proper assembly will prevent future problems and will add to the bikes performance. While there are different systems for assembly possible, it is important to stick to one system and be consistent in how you work. The list below will refer ...
This article will discuss the basics of torque and torque wrench use. See also related article on Basic Thread Concepts. This article includes a table of various torque recommendations.
This article will discuss the FTS-1 Fork Threader and how to properly use it to... thread forks.
This article will discuss the truing of the common spoked bicycle wheel.
This article will discuss the reaming and facing of the head tube.
This article will address the removal and installation of rear cogs on derailleur type bicycle, and of single speed freewheeling BMX/Freestyle bikes.
This article will discuss the adjustment and overhaul of "cup-and-cone" hubs. These hubs allow for access to internal bearings and are adjustable.
This article will discuss sizing derailleur chain to length.
This article will discuss installing and removing the "star-nut" into threadless fork steering columns.
This article will discuss the use of the TS-2di dial indicator set for truing bicycle wheels.
This article will discuss frame alignment and the use of the Frame Alignment Gauge FAG-2.
This article will discuss the procedure for packing and boxing a bicycle for shipment. This often means taking apart various parts of the bicycle. Although disassembly is an inconvenience for re-assembly, it makes for a well-protected bicycle during transport. The safe transport of the bike relie...
This thread will discuss the correct procedure for installing and removing bike pedals.
This article will discuss the service and adjustment of the Avid® mechanical brake systems. For information on the disc rotor mounting and service, see Rotor Mounting and Service.