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How to Replace Disc Brake Rotors

In this how to we will be looking at how to replace your disc brake rotor. After a long period of use, your rotor will be worn. A way to check is to use a caliper and take a measurement of the rotor where the brake pads make contact with the rotor then take another measurement at the section next to the brake pad contact surface, if the width of your first measurements is less than the second then it's time to replace your rotor.

How to Convert to a 1 x Drivetrain

What is a 1 x drivetrain and why should you do it?

A 1x drivetrain can be 1x9, 1x10 or 1x11. The number in front of the `x` is the number of your front cogs attached to your cranks, in this case 1 meaning that you only have 1 chainring attached to your cranks. The number after the `x` is the number of cogs on your rear wheel, the latest tech is at 11 cogs, for example 1x10 is a system that consits of one chainring and 10 cogs on your cassette.

How to Replace Shimano Pressfit Bottom Bracket

In this how to I will be showing you how to replace your Pressfit Bottom Bracket. This method can be used on most of the pressfit from Shimano to BB30. Please note that this is not the recommend method from Shimano or any manufacturer in a sense, it's more of a home mechanic style so please take care when working and again I can't be liable for any of your damages. I could have taken this to the bike shop and get it done but what fun would that be and then I won't be publishing this post for you to read.

How To Build Your Own Time Trial Bike

This how to will give you an idea about building your own Time Trial bike from scratch. I have started my blog post following my thought process from selecting the frame, components and the process of ordering a Chinese carbon frame. You can start reading from the beginning here or jump straight in if you are keen to see the build process of this TT bike.

How To Install Replace a New Chain

In this How-To we will look at how to replace or install a new chain on your bicycle in a few simple steps. This How-To can be used on all kinds of bicycles, road bikes, mountain bikes etc. Before you start to replace your chain, first you should check if you actually need to replace it, I have already written a tip on how to check your chain ware here but if you want to be sure you should get yourself a chain checker tool.

 

How To Install & Adjust Your Rear Derailleur

This How-To can be used on road bikes with Shimano rear derailleurs whether you are installing a new derailleur or adjusting your dysfunctional derailleur. This guide can be used on most Shimano derailleurs with some small variance on some models but the principle of installing and adjustments are the same.

If you are looking at tuning your shifting performance or to re-index your gears or performing a maintenance on your rear derailleur, disconnect your gear cable, turn in your barrel adjustment and jump on to Step 2.

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