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Fork crown race removal

How to remove a bicycle fork crown race

Updated: 09/09/2020. When replacing headset (i.e. fork, or steerer bearings), removing fork crown race (fork cone) can be problematic. Especially if the fork crown is wider than the race, so it can’t be punched off from the bottom. This post will explain the short and simple procedure and note the needed toos.   1. Tools … Read more

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Cantilever brake adjustment

Adjustment (set up) of cantilever bicycle brakes

Updated: 09/09/2020. This post explains cantilever brake adjustment. 0. Intro Cantilever brakes are unjustly considered to be poor brakes by many cyclists, compared to V-brakes for example. They do have their flaws, but low braking power is not one of those, it is mostly due to poor pad/rim material, and (more often) due to poor … Read more

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Removing rear bicycle sprockets

How to remove cassette from a bicycle wheel - instructions with a list of tools

Updated: 09/09/2020. This post explains the tools needed and the proper procedure of removing rear sprockets of rear wheels that have them.  🙂   Tools needed will be listed after the preparation procedures are explained, for reasons that will become apparent after reading paragraphs preceding the tool list. Contents: 1. Removing the wheel 2. Determining whether … Read more

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Patching a punctured bicycle tyre tube

Patching a punctured bicycle tyre tube

Updated: 07/10/2020. This post explains how to patch a bicycle tube. If needed, read posts on how to remove wheels and how to take tyres off and tubes out. Finally, here’s a post explaining mounting tyres and tubes onto a rim. 1. Inflate (removed) tube to see where the puncture is If a puncture can’t be … Read more

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Removing a tyre and tube

Removing bicycle tyre and tube

Updated: 01/09/2020. This post explains how to remove a bicycle tyre and tube, with step-by-step instructions. How to start: First a wheel needs to be taken off. Instructions how to do that can be found in this post:How to remove a wheel.This article explains different types of tube valves:BIcycle tyre tubes. After that follow the procedure: … Read more

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How to remove a bicycle wheel

How to remove a bicycle wheel. Step-by-step instructions, tools needed.

Updated: 30/08/2020. Knowing how to remove a bicycle wheel is useful in case a puncture needs to be fixed, or if a tyre, rear sprockets, or wheel itself need replacing.  This post will explain procedure for rear wheel removal and mounting. For removing the front wheel, procedure is the same, there is just no messing with the … Read more

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When to replace the chain on a bicycle?

When to replace a worn bicycle chain

Updated: 16/07/2020. This post explains when to replace a bicycle chain. For a detailed explanation of what exactly happens when a chain gets used and worn, look at this post: Bicycle chain wear (elongation) Contents:1. Chain design2. Chain wear – elongation3. When is the time to replace the chain on a bicycle?4. How to measure … Read more

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Chain length sizing for bicycles with derailleurs

Optimal chain length for bicycles with a derailleur (multi-geared bicycles)

Updated: 15/09/2020. It is often asked: what is an optimal chain length for a bicycle with derailleurs? Should a new chain be shortened and how much? That is answered in this post. For single speed bicycles (or bikes with internal gear hubs), see: Determining optimal single speed chain length. 1. Bicycle drive chain length A … Read more