Tag Archives: bicycle

Drum brakes

New article about drum brakes — how they work, their advantages and disadvantages, installation, maintenance, safety considerations.

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Sachs and SRAM internal-gear hubs update

We have updated all of our pages about Sachs and SRAM internal-gear hubs, fixing broken links and, regretfully, indicating that SRAM is now no longer making internal-gear hubs. But many of you are using these hubs, and we are maintaining … Continue reading

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Fixed gear, singlespeed

All of our pages about fixed-gear and singlespeed bicycles have been updated. Information about derailerless drivetrains including workarounds for frames with vertical dropouts has been consolidated in a single article and expanded. Table of contents for these articles.

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Tandem Updates

Pages about tandems and tandeming Sheldon Brown and family on home-built tandems[/caption] have been updated. We have more about disc brakes, brake levers, Gates synchronizing belts, and details about upgrading a cheap beach-resort tandem to ride with a child.

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Steel frame repair

Aluminum, titanium and carbon-fiber frames are fashionable, and generally lighter than steel frames. But if you are on a bicycle tour to a remote area, the ability of any small-town welder to perform an ugly but functional repair on a … Continue reading

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Check your bicycle for safety

Bike check — a quick safety check you can do on your bicycle– and more extensive testing too.

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More about bicycling video

A table of contents page for our articles about bicycling video, and some new articles too — camera reviews, articles about technique and video-editing software.

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Band brakes

A band brake, common in Japan and occasionally seen in the USA, is an inside-out drum brake. Instead of brake shoes which press outward against the inside of a brake drum, a band brake has a flexible band which wraps … Continue reading

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Tricycles for Grown-ups

New article describes the various kinds of tricycles, their features, advantages and disadvantages. Tricycles are especially useful for carrying heavy loads and for people who for one reason or another cannot balance a bicycle. Tricycles can also be sporty and … Continue reading

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Update to saddle-repair page

Major upgrade to our page on repair of leather saddles – Complete do-it-yourself information.

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