Tag Archives: chain

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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Article about Rohloff hub

We have spiffed up an article about the Rohloff 14-speed internal-gear hub which had been lurking on the Harris Cyclery part of the site and placed it with the other informational articles.

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Sheldon’s Articles for Adventure Cycling

From 1999 through 2007, Sheldon wrote the column “Mechanical Advantage” for Adventure Cycling, the magazine of the Adventure Cycling Association. He covered a wide range of mechanical topics, oriented toward the needs of the bicycle tourists with the Adventure Cycling … Continue reading

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More about belt drive

John has revised information on belt drive to cover the Gates Carbon Drive.

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Chains

Major update to our article on chain maintenance — bicycle chain was developed in the U.K. and is dimensioned in inches. Most of the world including the U.K. has gone over to the metric system. How do you tell whether … Continue reading

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Upgrading old road bikes

I’ve filled out and Harriet has formatted Sheldon’s page about upgrading old road bikes, which Sheldon left as a work in progress.

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Updates on chains and tandems

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

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Page updates

John has updated chains.html, with some added thoughts about chain cleaning, and more pictures; also leather.html, with a couple of comments from readers about leather treatments; k7.html and k8.shtml to reflect changes in product availability.

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