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TS-2.2 and TS-2 Centering

This article will discuss the centering procedures for the TS-2 and TS-2.2 Professional Wheel Truing Stands. The same procedures and concepts apply to both stands.

The TS-2.2 truing stand is adjusted at the factory to center the rim between the calipers. With use, the TS-2.2 can come out of center. For precision work, the TS-2.2 and TS-2 are intended to be used with a dishing tool, such as the Park Tool WAG-4 or WAG-5. See these tools discussed in the article: Wheel Dishing or Centering

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. The Bicycle Specific Torque Value Chart is also available as a PDF file.

Chain Replacement: Derailleur Bikes Video

Replacing your chain as it wears out is good preventative maintenance, much like changing the oil in your car. It prolongs the service life of other, more expensive parts on your bike, so replacing your chain before it becomes too worn is a good idea. 

Freehub Service

This article will discuss freehub service for the following brands: Shimano®, DT-Hugi® (some Bontrager), American Classic®, Campagnolo®, Bontrager®, Cane Creek®, and Zipp®.

Torque Wrench Use

This article will discuss the use of beam-style torque wrenches such as the TW-1 and TW-2 (both discontinued).

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. See related article: Bicycle Torque Specifications.

Threaded Headset Service

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

Crown Race Removal with the CRP-2 Crown Race Puller

This article reviews the use of the CRP-2 Crown Race Puller. The CRP-2 Crown Race Puller is designed to quickly and easily remove the headset crown race from the fork's crown race seat and steering column.

Shimano® Dura-Ace® 7800 Rear Hub Service

This article will discuss the service of the Shimano® Dura-Ace® 7800 rear hub.

Troubleshooting a Noisy Drivetrain

This article will discuss troubleshooting creaky or noisy drivetrains.

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