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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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Sheldonbrown.com’s angle on the Trek quick-release recall

Sheldonbrown.com’s angle on the Trek quick-release recall. This addresses technical issues which we haven’t seen covered in news reports.

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Ajuste de conos

Thanks to Pablo Zumárraga, the article on “Cone Adjustment” (http://sheldonbrown.com/cone-adjustment.html) is now available in Spanish: “Ajuste de Conos” (http://sheldonbrown.com/spanish/cone-adjustment-Spanish.html). Gracias á Pablo Zumárraga, el artí­culo “Cone Adjustment” (http://sheldonbrown.com/cone-adjustment.html) ahora está disponible en español: “Ajuste de Conos” (http://sheldonbrown.com/spanish/cone-adjustment-Spanish.html).

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A quick quick-release lesson

New article: Osman Isvan demonstrates how to remove and replace quick-release bicycle wheels, with two videos.  Here’s one of the videos:

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Quick releases

I’ve responded to a request from a reader for more information about quick-release skewer lengths by going further, with a major expansion of the article about quick releases. The article now covers wheel installation, secondary retention devices including the much-derided … Continue reading

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