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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.
If a bicycle wheel is out-of-true (meaning not sufficiently straight or round) it can affect riding performance and shorten the life of components. This article will outline the process of truing the common spoked bicycle wheel.
The Wheel Tension App (WTA) is a web-based tool that will produce spreadsheets and a visual diagram to help analyze relative tension between spokes (figure 1). Designed to work only with the TM-1 Spoke Tension Meter from Park Tool, the WTA can help you achieve a wheel with consistent spoke tension. It is also useful when diagnosing wheel tension issues or documenting wheel truing results.
NOTE: The statistics generated by the app are based on a factory calibration of the TM-1 Spoke Tension Meter. The values given should be used as a general guideline, as actual TM-1 readings may vary based on the care, history, and usage of any given meter.
This article will discuss the removal and installation of front and rear wheels on a bicycle.
Bicycles are designed with the front and rear wheels centered over the midplane of the bike. If the wheels are not centered, or out of dish, the bike can handle poorly. This article will review how to check and how to adjust bicycle wheel dishing by making changes to spoke tension.
What Tools Do I Need? Video
This is a support article for the Tech Tuesday video "What Tools Do I Need?" The worksheet below can be downloaded and printed as a guide to help you understand and determine the tools you may want to service your bike.
This article will discuss the service of built-in water bottle fittings.
U-Brake Service Video
This article will discuss brake mounting and adjustment for U-brake rim caliper systems.
This article will discuss the mounting and gluing of tubular tires. The tubular tire is made from a tire casing that is then sewn around an inner tube. The stitching is covered with a strip of cloth called "base tape". The tubular is then glued to a special rim, called a tubular rim. The tubular system is not interchangeable with the common "clincher" system.
This article will discuss removal and installation of tubeless tires.