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Chain Length Sizing

This article will discuss sizing derailleur chain to length.

Headset Standards

This article will discuss the various headset types and standards found on modern bikes.

External Bearing Crank Systems (Hollowtech II, MegaExo, Giga X Pipe, X-type, Campagnolo Ultra-Torque)

This article will discuss service of external bearing cranks systems.

Replacement Clamp Covers

This article will review replacement jaw clamp covers. There are several clamp covers available depending upon the model and generation of your stand.

Pedal Retension System and Cleats

This article will discuss the various foot retention options for the bicycle.

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.

Wheel Tension Measurement

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

Digital Caliper Use

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

Chainline Concepts

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

Recording Position- road

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

Recording Position- mtb

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

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.

Ceramic Bearings

This article will discuss the specifications and proper servicing of ceramic bearings.

Housing Length

This article will discuss the cutting and sizing of both brake and derailleur housing.

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...