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U-Brake Service

This article will discuss brake mounting and adjustment for U-brake rim caliper systems.

Side Pull Brake Service

This article will discuss side pull caliper arm adjustment, 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.

Center Pull Brake Service

This article will discuss brake mounting and adjustment for the center pull rim brakes.

Brake Housing & Cable Installation: Upright Bars

This article will review housing and cable installation for upright bar brake levers.

Brake Lever Mounting & Positioning: Drop Bars

This article will review brake lever mounting and positioning on drop handlebars.

Brake Lever Mounting & Positioning: Upright Bars

This article will review brake lever mounting and positioning on upright handlebars.

Handlebar Tape Installation (Drop Bars)

This article will address wrapping drop style handlebars. For installation of flat handlebar grips see Flat Bar Grip Installation.

Cutter Selection Guide for Reaming, Tapping & Facing

This article contains an array of tables to assist in choosing the correct tools, cutters and spacers when reaming, tapping, or facing bicycle frames. The products referenced in this article can be found under the Frame & Fork Tools category.

Repair Stand Comparison Guide

A common question we often get is what makes one repair stand different from another. To address those questions, we have created tables comparing our Portable and our Shop Repair Stands as a quick reference for what makes each one unique.

Starting a New Shop?

Tools in the bicycle service department serve many purposes. Tools obviously are used to assemble new bike and to service used bikes. A tool that saves time and effort is making you money. Tools and tool layout also can make an impression on potential customers, even if they are only purchasing a water bottle or some other accessory. When setting up a service area, take the time to consider how the customer would view the service area. Strive to make the service area be a part of the store that you and your employees are proud of showing off to the customer.

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