Bicycle Maintenance Resources
Below is a list of video tutorials on bicycle maintenance. If you are interested in learning about maintaining your bike, check them out.
A few initial disclaimers:
- If you do not feel comfortable with the process, make friends with your local bike mechanic.
- Nuts and bolts on bicycles are often metric, but a single bike may have both metric and American (SAE) sized hardware. Be sure that you are using the proper sized wrenches and hex keys. It is easy to irreparably damage hardware with the wrong sized wrenches. Adjustable (Crescent) wrenches should be used judiciously and with proper technique. A torque wrench is recommended unless you are confident that you will not overtighten fasteners.
- All threaded hardware should be installed with either grease (most functions) or threadlocker (less common–e.g. disc brake rotor bolts) but not both; should not be installed dry.”
Bicycle Maintenance Web Resources
Sheldon Brown – an encyclopedia of the history of bikes, bicycle equipment, technical discussions about how components function, theory behind the mechanics of bicycles, and essays on bicycling.
Bicycle Tutor how-to videos– a fee based site with a wealth of information and how-to videos.
Rivendell Bicycle Works – has detailed information on various types of bicycle components, gear, and bicycle fit.
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