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....
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...
Montague Boston Overhaul II: Headset

Montague Boston Overhaul II: Headset

If you’re anything like me, working on your bike is half the fun of owning it. Sure, you can have a bike shop do maintenance for you, and if it’s a big job requiring specialty tools, this might be a good idea. For me, I want to know every part of my bike...
The Essentials – Tools to Ride With

The Essentials – Tools to Ride With

If you’re a regular bike commuter, you know that bikes need maintenance, adjustments, and from time to time, parts just break. There’s nothing worse than being stuck far from home without a patch kit, extra tube, or the proper tool to tighten that loose...

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