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New Bike Assembly

This article is a list of recommended procedures necessary for the assembly of a new bike from a bare frame to a completed bike.

Torque Specifications and Concepts

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.

Packing the Bike

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...

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.

Bike Washing and Cleaning

This article will discuss bicycle washing. Cleaning the bicycle makes it look great, last longer, and improves performance.

Torque Wrench Use

This article will discuss the use of the TW-1 and TW-2 torque wrenches.

Basic Thread Concepts

This article will discuss the basics of threaded fasteners and fastener tightening. The use of chemical thread-lockers will also be discussed. Understanding basic concepts regarding fasteners and threads will improve the skill and knowledge of any mechanic.

Bicycle Mechanic Languages Spreadsheet

The most recenet addition of the database is Serbian, as of March 26, 2008. Thank you all who have helped expand this tool and provide feedback. I hope you find it useful. Download: Bicycle_Mechanic_Languages_7.xls In my line of work it has been necessary to travel to various countrie...

Trouble Shooting a Creaky or Noisy Drive Train

This article will discuss trouble shooting noisy drive trains. Creaking and squeaking noises are annoying, and can be a sign of more serious problems. Damage to component parts may result if they are left unattended.