Bike Repair and Maintenance (PDF)

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Pages: 307
Author: Christopher Wiggins
Publisher: Penguin Group
Edition: 2014
Language: English
Size: 42 MB


Contents


1 Bike Basics 1
Bike Types ..................................................................2
Bike Anatomy ............4
Setting Up Your Home Workshop ...........................6
The Tools You Need .....................................................8
2 Wheels and Tires
Wheel and Tire Anatomy .........................................14
Axle Types .....................................................................15
Valve Types and Rim Strips ....................................16
Using Quick-Release Skewers ...............................18
Removing Your Wheels
Removing a Tire and Punctured Tube ................ 22
Patching a Tube .......................................................... 24
Replacing a Tube and Reinstalling a Tire ...........26
Working with a Spoke Wrench ..............................28
The Importance of Proper Inflation .....................30
3 Brakes
Types of Brakes ...........................................................34
Setting Up Caliper Brakes .......................................36
Setting Up Cantilever Brakes .................................38
Setting Up Linear Pull Brakes
Setting Up Disc Brakes ............................................ 46
Cable Lube and Maintenance .................................50
Troubleshooting .........................................................52
4 Shifters and Derailleurs
How Shifters and Derailleurs Work .....................56
Types of Shifters .........................................................58
STI Lever Maintenance .......................................... 60
Cable Housing Differences
Shift Cable Maintenance ........................................ 64
Replacing Shift Cables ..............................................66
Adjusting Rear Derailleurs ......................................70
Adjusting Front Derailleurs ....................................72
5 Freewheels and Cassettes
Freewheels Versus Cassettes .................................76
Lubricating Freewheels and Cassettes ...............78
Removing and Installing Freewheels ................. 80
Removing and Installing Cassettes ......................82
Recognizing Worn Cassette Bodies .....................
Minimizing Wear and Tear .....................................86
The Differences in Chain Wrap .............................88
6 Chains
Understanding Chain Differences ........................92
Cleaning a Chain ........................................................ 94
Lubricating a Chain ...................................................
Replacing a Chain .......................................................98
Correcting Chain Problems ................................. 104
When a Chain Falls Off .......................................... 106
7 Hubs
The Anatomy of a Hub ............................................110
Sealed-Bearing Versus Loose-Ball Hubs ..........112
Adjusting Loose-Ball Hubs ...................................114
Measuring Rear Hub Spacing
Internally Geared Hubs ..........................................118
Wheels with Internally Geared Hubs ............... 120
Checking for Play or Bent Axles ......................... 126
8 Saddles and Seatposts
Types of Saddles ...................................................... 130
Adjusting Your Saddle ........................................... 132
Changing Saddles .................................................... 134
Seatpost Sizes and Types
Seatpost Collars ....................................................... 140
Suspension Seatposts ............................................ 142
Determining Your Saddle Height ....................... 144
The Benefits of Bike Shorts .................................. 146
9 Pedals
Getting to Know Pedals ......................................... 150
The Simplicity of Flat Pedals ...............................152
A Look at Clipless Pedals ...................................... 154
Types of Clipless Pedals .........................................156
Cycling-Specific Shoes ......
Using a Pedal Wrench ............................................ 160
Adjusting Pedal Tension ....................................... 162
Installing and Adjusting Cleats .......................... 164
Recognizing Cleat Wear
10 Steering Systems
Quill Versus Threadless Stems ............................172
Handlebar Types and Sizes ...................................174
Headset Types ...........................................................176
Adjusting Threaded Headsets ..............................178
Adjusting Threadless Headsets .......................... 180
Installing Aero Bars ................................................ 182
Raising Your Handlebars ......................................
Removing and Rewrapping
Handlebar Tape ........................................................ 188
Removing and Installing Mountain
Bike Grips ................................................................... 192
Steering System Safety .......................................... 194
The Benefits of Gloves
11 Frames
Types of Frames .......................................................200
A Look at Derailleur Hangers ..............................202
Accessory Mounts and Braze-Ons ....................204
Seat Tube Maintenance ........................................
Cleaning Your Frame .............................................208
Inspecting Your Frame for Cracks ..................... 212
Dealing with Dents and Dings
12 Suspension
Cleaning and Lubricating the Suspension ...... 218
Adjusting Sag ............................................................
13 Cranks and Bottom Brackets
Crank Arm Fixing Bolts .........................................224
Removing Crank Arms ..........................................226
A Look at Bottom Brackets ...................................230
Measuring the Bottom Bracket
Spindle Width ...........................................................
Removing and Installing Bottom Brackets .....236
Chainring Fixing Bolts ...........................................240
Cranksets ...................................................................242
Recognizing Wear ...................................................244
14 Accessorizing Your Bike
Adding Water Bottle Cages...................................248
Installing Frame Pumps ........................................250
Adding Racks ............................................................252
Fastening on Fenders
Installing Lights .......................................................260
Attaching Baskets ....................................................262
Mounting Computers .............................................264
Attaching Bags ..........................................................268
15 Emergency Road Repairs
Fixing a Cut Tire ...................................................... 274
Fixing a Broken Spoke
Fixing a Twisted Chain .......................................... 276
Fixing a Bent Derailleur Hanger
Appendix A Glossary 278
Appendix B Maintenance Schedules 282
Index

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