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Brake Levers

This article will discuss the cable (inner wire) installation in brakes.

Rear Derailler Adjustments (derailleur)

The article will discuss the adjustment of the rear derailleur.

Shimano® Hydraulic Brake Service and Adjustment

This article will discuss the service and adjustment of the Shimano® hydraulic disc brake systems.

Crank Removal & Installation- ISIS Drive or Octalink

This article will discuss the removal and installation of crankarms on the round, splined type spindles. These are the ISIS Drive® or Shimano® Octalink types.

Headset Standards

This article will discuss the various headset types and standards found on modern bikes.

Bottom Bracket Tool Selection

This article will discuss tool selection for servicing bottom brackets. Many bottom brackets require special tools for installation and removal. A table summarizing tool section is at end of this article.

Crown Race Removal

This article with discuss the use of the CRP-1 Crown Race Puller.

Tight Link Repair

This article will discuss loosening a tight link on a derailleur chain.

Avid® Juicy Caliper Brake Bleed Service

This article will discuss bleeding of the Avid® Juicy disc caliper brakes.

Seized Seatposts and Stems

This article will review the removal of seized seat posts and stems

Handlebar Tape Installation (drop bar)

This article will address wrapping drop style handlebars.

Generational Changes in Repair Stands

This article will discuss the generational changes in repair stands. Changes will discussed in the PCS-1 Home Mechanic Repair Stand, and the discontinued PRS-5, and the PRS-6 repair stands.

Threadless Headset Service

This article will discuss removing the old headset, installing and adjusting a new threadless headset

Threaded Headset Service

This article will discuss removing the old headset, installing and adjusting a new threaded headset.

Avid® Hydraulic Caliper Brake Installation & Hose Length Changes

This article will discuss the caliper alignment and adjustments to hose length.

Dual Pivot Brake Service

This article will discuss caliper arm adjustment, brake attachment to the frame, pad adjustment to the rim, pad centering, and pad clearance.

External Bearing Crank Systems (Hollowtech II, MegaExo, Giga X Pipe, X-type, Campagnolo Ultra-Torque)

This article will discuss service of external bearing cranks systems.

RockShox Rear Shock Service- Monarch 4.2

This article will review the service of the RockShox® Monarch rear shock. Rear shocks are found on most full suspension bikes.

Grips Installation on Flat Bars

This article will discuss the installation of grips on flat handlebars.

Handlebar Grip Installation

This article will discuss the installation of grips on flat handlebars.

Crank Installation and Removal- Square Spindle Type

This article will discuss the removal and installation of cranks from square spindle bottom brackets.

Self Extracting or One-Key Release Systems

This article will discuss the removal of self-extracting or one-key release crank systems.

Replacement Clamp Covers

This article will review replacement jaw clamp covers. There are several clamp covers available depending upon the model and generation of your stand.

Rock Shox Pike Suspension Fork Service

This article will review the service of the Rock Shox® Pike suspension fork. Suspension systems are sophisticated technology and service often requires proprietary tools and specialized knowledge.

Pedal Retension System and Cleats

This article will discuss the various foot retention options for the bicycle.