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Creaks, Clicks and Clunks — and Rubs and Lurches and Rattles

Information has been added to the Creaks, Clicks and Clunks page to help you diagnose several more problems. The page now covers more types of cranks, the noiseless lurches and bumps which occur due to tire damage, chain too wide … Continue reading

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SunTour Perfect, Pro-Compe and New Winner freewheels

New page on SunTour Perfect, Pro-Compe and New Winner freewheels. These are no longer made, but there are a lot of them around and they offer many options including the ability to work with older frames that have smaller overlocknut … Continue reading

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Measuring tricks

We have a new article on how to perform the precise measurements needed to determine whether bicycle parts fit each other, without expensive and fragile tools. There are a number of clever tricks — for example, you can test the … Continue reading

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Chirridos, Crujidos y Chasquidos…Creaks, Clicks & Clunks

Ahora también en español: Chirridos, Crujidos y Chasquidos… ¿Tu bici hace ruidos extraños cuando montas? ¡Este artículo intentará ayudarte a hacer que se calle! Traduccción de Pablo Zumárraga. And also revised in English: Creaks, Clicks & Clunks… Does your bike … Continue reading

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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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Biopace chainrings

We like Shimano Biopace non-round chainrings, and they are reliably available on eBay. We have expanded our article on how to choose and use them.

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Sturmey-Archer indicator spindles

John has compiled an article with dimensions of most kinds of Sturmey-Archer indicator spindle — the little rod and chain which the shifter cable pulls to shift the gears inside the hub. There are over a dozen different indicator spindles, … Continue reading

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