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          F.A.Q     

 

 

TUNE-UPS

A tune-up is all the adjustments needed to get your bike running
as smoothly as possible. Hub, crank and head bearings are adjusted.
Cables are tightened, breaks and derailleurs are adjusted, and the
drive-train is spray lubed. Once a year is recommended.

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OVERHAULS

An overhaul includes everything in the tune-up but goes down to the
frame and back out. The hub, crank and head are dis-assembled, cleaned
and re-greased. The frame is cleaned and all is re-assembled. Every
2,000 to 4,000 miles or 2 to 3 years.

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TRUEING A WHEEL

To "true" a wheel means to re-adjust the spoke tension so the rim rolls
as straight and "true" as possible. How true depends on the condition
of the rim (the metal hoop of the wheel) itself. A rim that has been damaged,
dented or twisted may require a more "physical" approach or be replaced entirely

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FLAT TIRES

The 2 most common causes of flats are punctures and rim pinches.

Punctures are pretty self explanatory. Something from outside the tire
goes through the tire and punctures the tube. Most standard tubes are fairly
thin and it doesn't take something very big to get through them. There are
tire liners and thicker "puncture resistant" tubes available to help.

Rim pinches, sometimes called a snake bite because of the way it looks,
happens when the rim meets the road, so to speak. When an object or edge
is hit with enough force, the tire will compress to the point where the tube
gets pinched between the rim and the thing you've hit. You can always tell
it's a rim pinch because you will find 2 holes, side by side in the tube.
Keeping a tire properly inflated can help reduce the chance of a pinch.
A tire that's low on air pressure is easier to compress.
The thicker puncture resistant tubes can also help.

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BRAKE SQUEEK

Squeeky brakes are generally the cause of improperly adjusted or worn brake pads.
The leading edge of the brake pad must contact the rim before the rest of the pad.
As brake pads wear down, a once properly toed in brake shoe will begin to hit
the rim flatly and start to sqeeeeeek. This is a sign it's time for a brake adjustment
Sometimes it could also be due to dirty rims and pads. Clean them with a good cleaner.

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DERAILLEUR JUMPING

Today's index shifting bikes are completely dependent on proper shift cable tension.
A cable that is too loose or too tight will cause the rear derailleur to make the
chain jump back and forth between the rear cogs. A properly adjusted shift wire will
allow the derailleur to smoothly move the chain from cog to cog.

An improperly aligned, or bent derailleur, hanger or mounting bracket will also cause
shifting problems.

Rusted, damaged or worn chains may also be to blame for poor shifting. Chains should be replaced every couple thousand miles to prevent excessive wear to the rear sprockets.

Another common problem with indexed shift systems is dirty, rusty or damaged shift
wire and/or shift housing. A shift wire can't meet with any resistance or shifting will suffer.

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