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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.

Buying a Second-Hand Used Bike

Given the popularity of cycling in recent years there has been an influx of bicycles in the second hand market. Many cyclists have more than one bike and are keen to keep replacing them, this is a good thing if you are looking at getting into cycling or are looking for a bargain.

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 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 replace hydraulic disc brake pads

In this guide I will be working on the Shimano Deore M596. This guide can be used for most hydraulic pad replacement. They all share the same principle of two moving pistons, pushing on the pads with a spring sandwich in between the pads to push them out as you release the leaver. In face the pistons themselves move back as you release the brake leaver, the springs in between the pads are there just to make sure that the pads stay in the correct place.

What you will need to perform this pad replacement

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