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SPD Pedal Overhaul

This article with discuss the bearing service of the common Shimano® SPD type pedals.

Road Positioning Chart

This article will describe the use of the Road Positioning Chart for competitive road bicycles. A similar article for MTB bikes is at MTB Bike Positioning.

MTB Positioning Chart

This article will describe the use of the MTB Positioning Chart for competitive road bicycles.

Tubular Tire Gluing

This article will discuss the mounting and gluing of tubular tires. The tubular tire is made from a tire casing that is then sewn around an inner tube. The stitching is covered with a strip of cloth called "base tape". The tubular is then glued to a special rim, called a tubular rim. The tubular ...

Campagnolo and Fulcrum Ultra-Torque Bearing Service

This article will review the bearing service of the Campagnolo and Fulcrum Ultra Torque cranksets.

Wheel Tension Measurement

This article reviews the use of the TM-1 Spoke Tension Meter.

Freewheel- destructive removal

This article will discuss removing freewheels that have no removal tool option. This will be useful if the wheel is to be re-used, but it will effectively destroy the freewheel.

Chainring Spider Removal

This article will discuss the use of the BBT-18 (or older BBT-8) to remove some crankset spider lockrings.

Chain Cleaning using the CM-5.2 Cyclone® Chain Scrubber

This article will discuss the use the CM-5.2 Cyclone® Chain Scrubber. The concepts will also apply to other chain cleaners.

Digital Caliper Use

This article will discuss the use of the Park Tool Digital Caliper DC-1.

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PCS-10 Assembly

This article will discuss the assembly and use of the PCS-10 Home Mechanic Repair Stand.

Chainline Concepts

This article with discuss the use of the CLG-2 chainline Gauge and the concept of chainline.

Tire and Inner Tube Replacement

This article will discuss the removal and installation of tires.

Rotor Disc Service and Installation

This article will discuss disc brake rotor installation and service.

Tubeless Tire Mounting and Repair

This article will discuss tubeless tires.

Wheel Removal and Installation

This article will discuss the removal and installation of wheels.

Shift Levers (shifters)

This article will discuss the shift wire (cable) installation. See also related article discussing housing length.

Bottom Bracket Tapping, Threading, Chasing and Facing

This article will discuss use of the Park Tool BTS-1 and the Park Tool BFS-1.

Bicycle Packing

How to pack a bicycle for shipment.

Chain Line

This article with discuss the use of the CLG-2 chainline Gauge and the concept of chainline.

Crank Removal-Square Spindle Type

This article will discuss the removal and installation of cranks from square spindle bottom brackets. Crank pullers are used for two basic crank types: the square spindle type arms, and the splined type spindle arms.

Crank Removal of Stripped Extractor Threads

If the removal threads for the crankarm puller in the crankarm are damaged, there is a possible repair. You will need a Bicycle Research TC-8, which is a fluted bolt that cleans the threads. It comes with a pivoting stud to align the tool concentric to the threads.

Fork Crown Race Cutting and Facing

This article will discuss the machining of the fork crown seat.

Dropout Alignment

This article will discuss alignment of rear wheel dropouts and fork dropouts.