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BB90, BB86, BB92, GXP Press Fit Bottom Bracket Service

The "Shimano press fit" standard is a bottom bracket system that does not use internal threading. Unfortunately there is no industry wide agreed upon name for this standard. The Shimano Company's name for the system is "Shimano Press Fit". The colloquial titles BB86, BB90 or BB92 refer to the no...

Cantilever Brake Service

This article will begin by discussing the brake lever, inner wire fitting at the lever, and brake housing. Caliper attachment to the frame, pad adjustment to the rim, and pad centering and clearance are then reviewed.

Linear Pull Brake Service (V-brake style)

This article discusses the proper servicing and maintenance of linear pull brakes.

Chain Installation - Derailleur Bikes

This article will discuss the removal and installation of chain on derailleur bicycles.

Wheel and Rim Truing

This article will discuss the truing of the common spoked bicycle wheel.

Hub Overhaul and Adjustment

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

Dial Indicator Use in Wheel Truing (TS-2di)

This article will discuss the use of the TS-2di dial indicator set for truing bicycle wheels.

Avid® Mechanical Disc Adjustment

This article will discuss the service and adjustment of the Avid® mechanical brake systems. For information on the disc rotor mounting and service, see Rotor Mounting and Service.

Cartridge Bearing Type Bottom Bracket Service

This article will discuss the removal and installation of the common cartridge bottom brackets of the three-piece cranksets.

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.

Avid® Juicy Caliper Brake Bleed Service

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

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.

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.

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.

Rear Derailleur Hanger Alignment

This article will discuss derailleur hanger alignment and use of the Derailleur Alignment Gauge DAG-2.

SPD Pedal Overhaul

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

Campagnolo and Fulcrum Ultra-Torque Bearing Service

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

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.

Rotor Disc Service and Installation

This article will discuss disc brake rotor installation and service.

Front Derailleur Adjustments

This article will discuss the basic adjustment of the front derailleur. This article assumes the derailleur is compatible with the shifting system and is not extremely worn out.

Bike Washing and Cleaning

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

BMX Three Piece Crank Service

This article will discuss the installation and service of the BMX three piece crankset using the 48 spindle spindle. These models of cranksets use cartridge bearing cups, a spindle with 48 small splines, a chainring and two arms.

Fork Steering Column Length and Sizing

This article will discuss cutting and sizing of bicycle forks.

Fork Column Length and Sizing

This article will discuss cutting and sizing of bicycle forks.