Tag Archives: repair

Leather saddle repair

A rail on your Brooks leather saddle broke? Our new page lists repair sites around the world. Your repaired saddle will be better than new, because it is broken in. Photo: Simon Firth, of Transport cycles, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, authorized … Continue reading

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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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Reorganization of headset tables

Our tables of headset sizes have been reorganized to make it easier to determine which headset can be made to fit which frame and fork. Fork crown race seats can be milled down and head tube race seats can be … Continue reading

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Sturmey-Archer Pages Updated

Major update to the Sturmey-Archer pages: * fixed links which S-A broke by redoing its Web site (that’s everything about current hubs). * updated the list of hubs. * Added new technical information. Our cribsheet of hub model names and … Continue reading

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ShelBroCo Dent Removal System

A prized, classic steel bicycle frame with butted tubing (thick-walled at the ends for strength, thin-walled in the middle for light weight)  is easily dented, but ShelBroCo has a fix — it’s quick, effective and easy to use! http://sheldonbrown.com/dent-removal.html

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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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Emergency frame repairs

Headed out on tour where you could be 100 miles or more from the nearest bicycle shop? Or do you just want to know the principles of bicycle frame alignment? We have an article for you.

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Sachs Elan/SRAM E12 Internals

John has posted a new article about the mechanism of the Sachs Elan/SRAM E12 12-speed internal-gear hub; the largest, heaviest, most complicated internal-gear hub ever marketed — flawed execution of a brilliant design concept. The unusual way this hub establishes … Continue reading

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Shimano Internal-Gear Hubs

John has made major updates to the pages on Shimano Nexus and Alfine internal-gear hubs — 3-speed, 7-speed and 8-speed; also a page with general mechanical information.

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Assembly of Shimano 7-speed Hub Axle Unit

Shimano’s service instructions for the Nexus 7-speed internal-gear hub assume that you will replace the entire axle unit. Taking disassembly past the point where instructions are available is all too easy. You might also want to cannibalize parts to assemble … Continue reading

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