Brake Pad Replacement: Road Caliper

Brake Pad Replacement: Road Caliper

Replacing your brake pads is one of the most common bike maintenance tasks, right up there with fixing a flat. It’s a simple procedure, but if you’ve never worked on your brakes before it can be intimidating. The following is a step by step tutorial on...
Removing Disc Brake Squeal

Removing Disc Brake Squeal

If you’ve ever owned a bike with disc brakes, you may have experienced some squeaking from time to time when the brakes are applied. When new disc brakes are first broken in, some of the material from the pad is actually transferred to and embedded on the rotor....
Check It Before You Ride It

Check It Before You Ride It

As the expression usually goes: Check it before you wreck it. It’s important to be sure your bike is safe each and every time you ride it. Too many of us go days or weeks, regularly riding our bike, but never giving an ounce of thought to its condition or...
Adjusting Mechanical Disc Brakes

Adjusting Mechanical Disc Brakes

Disc brakes have long been the preferred brake design for modern mountain bikes, they’re gaining popularity for cyclocross, and they’re finally available on road bikes. The braking force is applied to a disc that is bolted directly to the hub. They provide...
Montague Overhaul VI: Brakes

Montague Overhaul VI: Brakes

I’m nearing the end of my custom Montague build. Most of the parts are in place and it’s now time to install a brake. Fixed gear bikes give you a tremendous amount of control with just your legs. You can easily regulate your speed and come to a stop...

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