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Chain Stuck Between Chainrings and Frame – Why It Happens and How to Fix?

There are many ways in which a chain can get stuck. Probably the most common one is chain getting stuck between chainrings and frame. For those that confuse chainrings with cogs, a chainring is a set of cogs on the crankset in bicycle terms. In recent times, chainrings and crankset became somewhat a synonym. Why a chain gets stuck between …

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Bike Freewheel or Freehub Not Engaging: How to Fix

No matter which one you have problems with, a freewheel or a freehub, the reason it stops engaging is always the grease or oil inside being old and dry. Pawls that engage the wheel simply get stuck, and you are unable to get the bike going. This usually happens when the bike is not ridden very often. How to fix …

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How to Adjust Bike Spokes – Wheel Truing Tutorial

When I first started working at the bike store I didn’t know wheel truing was even a thing. I thought once you put a wheel together it’s permanently true. The reason for thinking this way was probably the fact I had a great set of wheels back then and they were some of the most resistant wheels I’ve ever had. …

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Are Stem Risers Safe? And Other Ways To Increase Handlebar Height

I’ve never really looked to raise handlebar height for myself, however, I’ve had countless requests to do so by my customers. Mainly people who are not too much into road cycling or mountain biking and just want to be comfortable on their bike which they ride occasionally. There are lots of ways and solutions for this problem, I believe I’ve …

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How To Install Disc Brakes On A Road Bike

  I always liked asking pro cyclers for advice about components, until I realized I don’t get good advice from them. Not because they don’t give good advice but because I’m not a pro cycler and that advice might not apply to me at all. Since road cycling was never my area of expertise I decided to invest some time …

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Bent Derailleur Hanger Symptoms And Alignment

  I remember back in the day when I used to ride cheap mountain bikes that had no derailleur hanger, only a built-in dropout on the frame. It was fine if the frame was made from steel. You could bend it back and forth countless times and it never broke apart. However, when aluminum frames became more common, there were …