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Shift Levers / Shifters

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


Handlebar Grip Installation (Flat Bars)

This article will discuss the installation of grips on flat handlebars. For drop style handlebar tape installation, see Handlebar Wrapping.


Seized Seatposts and Stems

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


Standardized Headset Identification System

This article will review the SHIS (Standard Headset Information System). The SHIS nomenclature is designed to simplify the discussion of headset standards and will make it easier to compare models when ordering replacement headsets.


In-Line Brake Levers

This article will discuss the installation of the in-line brake levers, also referred to as "cross levers."


Dual Pivot Brake Service

Properly adjusted brake systems require attention to small details. This article will discuss caliper arm adjustment, brake attachment to the frame, pad adjustment to the rim, pad centering, and pad clearance. For purposes of this article, the terms "left" and "right" will be from the "mechanic's point of view," not from sitting on the bike.


Linear Pull Brake Service

This article will discuss linear pull style brake rim calipers. Caliper attachment to the frame, pad adjustment to the rim, and pad centering and clearance will be reviewed.


Chain Length Sizing

This article will discuss sizing derailleur chain to length.


Hub Overhaul and Adjustment: Cup and Cone Style

This article will discuss the adjustment and overhaul of "cup-and-cone" hubs. These hubs allow for access to internal bearings, and are adjustable. See related article for Freehub Service.


Cantilever Threaded Post Brake Service

This article will review brake caliper mounting and adjustment for cantilever with threaded post style pads.


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