Tag Archives: chain

Derailerless drivetrains

New article, derailerless drivetrains: How to choose frame and rear hub for a happy combination on a bicycle without derailers: a fixed gear, singlespeed, internal-gear hub, coaster brake bicycle — and how to adjust the chain tension. This article compiles … Continue reading

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Jobst Brandt articles edited

Edits to a number of articles in the Jobst Brandt series, and an embedded video in the one about front-end shimmy.

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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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If the chain falls off or jams

New article on how to prevent chain incidents and how to recover from them. Did you know that you can re-engage a dropped chain without getting your hands dirty?

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Updates on chains and tandems

chains.html — substantial revisions. tandem.html, tandem2.html — minor revisions.

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John Allen’s updates to the site 12/2010-3/2011

March 13-22-25 headsets.html – major updates including instructions on adjustment of threaded headsets; added exploded diagrams; resized photos and added a photo of a “brinelled” bearing race. More to come — photos of disassembly/reassembly. March 12 velos.html — added comments … Continue reading

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