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What are these tools in this bike maintenance toolkit?
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the big wrench below the chain whip Is for removing the cups on shimano hollowtech II bottom bracket. http://www.madegood.org/bikes/repair/remove-a-shimano-hollowtech-bottom-bracket/ the thing in ...

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What's the logic behind this chain length estimation method?
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Big-big and through the dérailleur is the most chain you'll ever need as you can't shift to any gear which takes more chain than this. You will then need to add some links to take into account the ...

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What are the consequences of a chain that is the wrong length?
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If the chain is too long then in some gear combinations (e.g. small/small) there will not be enough capacity in the dérailleur to pick up all the slack, so the chain will be loose. At an extreme case,...

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Does a high MTB seat post risk frame breaking
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There is usually a minimum insertion marker on the seat post to indicate the minimum amount of the seat post which should remain in the seat tube. The frame manufacturer might also specify a minimum ...

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How can I reset hydraulic brake pistons without removing the wheel?
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As I was changing a set of brake pads today, I was reminded of this question and realised that there is a safe way to change the pads and reset the pistons without removing the wheel and that is to ...

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maxle lever is very loose
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I don't think all Maxle's are the same, but I've had two different types and each could be tightened in a slightly different way. With one (I believe an older design) there is a 2.5mm hex bolt on the ...

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Which parts of a bike have reversed (left-handed) threads?
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On some full suspension mountain bikes some of the pivot/linkage bolts can be reverse threaded. Manufacturer dependant though.

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brakes are wearing out very fast, why?
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Assuming disc brakes, some reasons for short pad life could be: Riding conditions - If you're riding in gritty mud, pad life will be shorter than dry conditions. The mud can form a grinding paste ...

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What are the securing rings on the disc brake pads pin called?
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It seems to be known as an R-Clip or an R-pin: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R-clip The pin which actually holds the pads in is threaded and on all the Shimano brakes I've ever owned with this setup (...

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Is it Ok to lock or unlock my suspension fork while riding?
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You can just switch while riding along. Obviously, (assuming no bar mounted remote) you have to be going at a speed at which it's sensible to take one hands off the bars to open/close the fork. If ...

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