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Update on Shimano IG Hubs

We have updated our page on issues common to Shimano Nexus and Alfine hubs — new hub models, electronic shifting.

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Update on direct-pull brakes (“V brakes”)

Sheldonbrown.com makes a point of providing information which is hard to find elsewhere and which will help keep older bicycles working like new — or better. Shimano Parallel-Push V-brakes have a very nice feature in that the brake shoes approach … Continue reading

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New video about brake quick releases

A brake quick release lets you remove and replace a wheel without deflating the tire. Our new video shows how a brake quick release works. The video appears in our article about flat tires, and the glossary.

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Update to internal-gear cable-pull page

Our page listing internal-gear-hub cable pulls lengths is now updated to cover the new Sturmey-Archer rotary (pulley) shifting 3-speeds.

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Cable-pull adapters update

We do minor updates on an ongoing basis and often don’t announce them. Latest is to the cribsheet on cable-pull adapters.

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Shimano Rollerbrake page updated

Revisions to the Shimano Rollerbrake page: links to Shimano’s (finally) well-organized compilation of Rollerbrake documentation; information on installing front Rollerbrakes.

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More indicator spindles

David Prosser of Sturmey Archer has sent information about a couple of Sturmey-Archer indicator spindles (the chain-pull assembly which shifts the hub). It is now on our indicator spindle page. Thanks David!

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Edit to cable travel adapter cribsheet

The cable travel adapter cribsheet has been edited to include more information, and links.

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Rollerbrakes article expanded

Major additions to the article on Shimano Rollerbrakes — advanced instruction on maintenance, more advice about when these brakes are most suitable.

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Frayed cable

John has added a photo of a frayed cable to the article on cables.

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