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Knowing when to replace your chain is an important aspect of bicycle maintenance that can help extend the life of components and maintain optimal drivetrain performance. This article covers the various tools and methods for determining when to replace a bicycle chain.
This article will review the basics of bicycle chain compatibility to help you know how to choose the right chain for your bike.
Rim Brake Identification Video
This article will assist in identifying common rim brake systems and direct the reader to the article that outlines the full process of mounting and adjustment.
Brake pad replacement is a common service for rim caliper braking systems. With use, pads will simply lose material and become too thin to be effective. Additionally, pad material will also harden as it ages, becoming less effective. This article will discuss brake pad replacement on bicycle rim brake systems.
U-Brake Service Video
This article will discuss brake mounting and adjustment for U-brake rim caliper systems.
Side Pull Brake Service Video
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.
This article will discuss brake mounting and adjustment for the center pull rim brakes.
This article will review housing and cable installation for upright bar brake levers.
This article will review brake lever mounting and positioning on drop handlebars.
This article will review brake lever mounting and positioning on upright handlebars.