By Eugene Sloane
Eugene A. Sloane, one of many top professionals on bicycles and bicycling, has thoroughly revised and increased his valuable Bicycle upkeep Manual, including all new details on gear, instruments, and the most recent in bicycle know-how. With greater than 250 pictures, lots of them detailing step by step strategies reminiscent of fitting a series, mending a flat, and construction a wheel, Sloane's New Bicycle upkeep Manual is a needs to for cyclists of all degrees of experience.
The mix of illustrations and Sloane's extrememly available directions makes projects like adjusting brakes, removal derailleurs, and portray a body initiatives you could tackle at domestic. the handfuls of issues lined additionally include:
- tires, tubes and valves
- cranks, chainwheels and chains
- handlebars and stems
- wheel alignment and lacing
- touring maintenance
- seats, seatposts and extra
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1-30: If brake shoes have a directional arrow, make sure it points in the direction of wheel rotation. Fig. 1-31: Older-model brake shoes have one end open. This end must face toward rear of the bike. Otherwise the brake shoe could be forced out of its holder when it contacts the rim. Fig. 1-32: Use a strap to hold brake shoes against the rim when making adjustments, if you do not have a third hand tool. Brake Cable Installation Brake cables will eventually fray, wear out, and require replacement.
They will stretch even more as you ride. Brake cable stretch cuts your braking power two ways. First, as the cable stretches, brake shoes have to travel farther before they begin to grip the wheel rim, which cuts braking response time. Second, if brake shoes get too far from the rim, brake levers may travel all the way to the handlebars and still not stop you in time to avoid an accident. Here’s a warning about BMX bikes. Some of these bikes have a special front brake arrangement so brakes work through a 360-degree twist of the handlebars.
Tools You Will Need 1. Torque wrench (inch/pound model). Please review use of this wrench in Chapter 1. 2. Small Phillips head screwdriver. 3. 4-, 6-, and 8-mm Allen sockets for torque wrench. 4. Park fourth hand tool (optional). 5. Cable cutter. Table 2-1 TORQUE TABLE FOR DERAILLEURS* (Values in inch/pounds) *See data on torque in Chapter 1 for use of torque wrench, and torque safety values. Front and rear derailleur cable fixing bolts 35-50 Front derailleur clamp fixing bolt 53-65 Rear derailleur mounting bolt 70-85 Shift lever fixing (clamp) bolt 35-53 Jockey and idler wheel axle nuts 26-35 NON-INDEXING FRICTION SHIFT SYSTEMS Rear Derailleur Adjustment All derailleurs have two adjusters to limit left and right movement (Fig.