Bike Maintenance Tips, Tricks & Techniques by Adron Asadi

By Adron Asadi

For all cyclists, making sure your motorbike is in sturdy operating order is central. even if you simply pop right down to the malls as soon as every week or cycle miles each day, it’s very important to ensure you’re secure and also you understand what to do if anything in your motorcycle is going incorrect. There’s not anything worse than getting a puncture on the furthest aspect from domestic, yet quite a few basic instruments and a pair suggestions can assist you come back at the saddle very quickly. that includes: simple instruments and upkeep - research all these quickly necessities Transmission - Get your gears up and working Suspension - delicate out your trip word list - turn into savvy of all these technical phrases

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And suddenly you’ve crashed again. Use these pages to straighten your wheel by adjusting the tension in your spokes. Y our rim is supported all the way around by the tension in your spokes. The tension in each spoke can be increased or reduced by tightening (anticlockwise) (A) or loosening (clockwise) (C) the spoke nipple, effecting the short section of the rim to which the spoke is attached. Alternate spokes are attached to opposite sides of the hub. Tightening a spoke that leads towards A B C the right-hand side of the hub will move the rim toward the right (B); loosening this spoke will allow the rim to move toward the left.

There will usually be a single large bulge where the spoke is broken. Use a spoke key to loosen the spokes on either side of the missing one. It can be confusing working out which way to turn. Look at the spoke you want to turn and imagine you can see the top of the spoke nipple through the tyre. To loosen a spoke, turn it so that the top of the spoke head turns anticlockwise. With rim brakes, check the clearance between brake blocks and tyre. You may find that the tyre rubs on the brake block in the broken spoke zone.

Stand over the front wheel, gripping it between your knees. Try turning the bars. They shouldn’t move independently. Try twisting the bars in the stem too. If you have bar ends, lean down on them. Tighten any loose steering components. 12) Pedals: Check the cleats in the pedals. Make sure you can clip into and out of both sides of both pedals easily. Toolbox Tools for three comfort zones O 6mm Allen key to adjust saddle position O 4 or 5mm Allen key to adjust saddle height (or quick release) O 5 or 6mm Allen key to adjust bar and stem position O 4mm Allen key to adjust cleat position Tools for cleaning routine O Muc-Off or bike wash O Degreaser O Stiff brush O Sponge frame O Chain oil to re-lubricate O Plenty of warm water BIKE MAINTENANCE TIPS, TRICKS & TECHNIQUES 43 BASIC TOOLS AND REPAIRS TIPS | TRICKS | TECHNIQUES Three comfort zones You touch your bike in three places: at the handlebars with your hands, at the saddle with your butt and at the pedals with your feet.

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