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How to Fix Old School Mafac Brake Squeal on a Peugot

This is a short video about how to fix the squeal on MAFAC center-pull brakes. These brakes are known for and susceptible to squealing, and are original to a Peugeot Mixte, a vintage French...

Part brakes Rim
Company: Mafac
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Sram Red Aero Link Brakeset

Single Pivot brakes have gotten a bad wrap from the big three. While small companies like Ciamillo have long preached the benefits of the smaller brake style, most people weren't convinced. That...

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Company: SRAM
Type: Review
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Replace Road Bike Cartridge Brake Pads

Tools: hex wrench set.

First thing to do is remove the old pads. This will usually require a 1.5-2.5mm allen wrench. Remove the bolts and set them aside. New pads come with new bolts.

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Part brakes Rim
Tools hex wrench
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Aerodynamic Test: Disc Brakes vs. Rim Brakes

Many people have experienced how great disc brakes are, while others still have a lot of questions about them. A big question is how aero disc brakes are.

This video will test one disc...

Part brakes Rim Disc
Type: Review
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Review of SRAM Force 22 Group Set Components

Sram Force 22 Review:

Force is right below Sram’s top-end Red group set. Any Sram branded 22 is their 11-speed version. Currently they have Sram Red, Force, and Rival in 11-speed...

Company: SRAM
Type: Review
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How to Check Road Brake Equipment and Make Adjustments

How to adjust your brakes:

For this job, you’ll only need a 4,5, and 6mm allen wrench, and a phillips screwdriver.

Before you get into adjustments, it is a good idea to make sure...

Part brakes Rim
Company: Shimano
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Overview of Shimano CX70 Cyclocross Components

Shimano unveils new CX70 cyclocross components:

The cross group is made up of the primary components of cantilever brakes, front derailleur, and cyclocross specific cranks. Those three...

Company: Shimano
Type: Review
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Fix Hybrid / Mountain Bike V-Brakes That Are Rubbing

It seems like an obvious statement but rubbing on a bike is never good, unless of course you're in a race and rubbing the contestant next to you to get an edge. For the most part the only rub...

Part brakes Rim
Company: SunTour
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Several Methods for How to Install a Rear Rack onto Bicycle

Let's install a rack on the back of your bike. It's surprisingly easy to do this, but first let's start by pre assembling our rack and making sure that the struts that attach the rack to the top...

Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Adjust Your Road Bike Brakes

Adjusting your road bike brakes is a pretty straightforward matter. And faulty braking, at any level, is something you don’t want.

First, you’ll want to look at what is going on. Maybe the...

Company: Park
Type: Repair Tutorial

Shimano Component Groups for Mountain Bikes: A Comprehensive Overview

Just in case you mtb-ers thought I forgot about you, think again.

Here’s a look at all the component groups for mountain bikes that Shimano has out, starting from the bottom up.

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Blog Tags: Shimano MTB Groupos
Company: Shimano
Type: Blog entry

Shimano Components Groups for Road Bikes: A Comprehensive Overview

Shimano is a major components company. That said, there are TONS (and I seriously mean TONS) of different options that you can choose from when you buy a component group from this maker.

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Blog Tags: Shimano groupos
Company: Shimano
Type: Blog entry
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How to Install Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Installing disc brakes is more often than not, a considerable upgrade for anyone who is serious about their mountain biking. You won’t have to worry about wearing down your rims and about trying...

Type: Repair Tutorial
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Mountain Bike V-Brake Adjustment

Rim brakes are simple. Rim brakes are fun. Rim brakes sometimes need adjusting. If you pull the lever and the brakes are still loosy goosey, then it's time to tighten up the tension on...

Company: Shimano
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How To Adjust Sidepull Brakes on a Road Bike

Misaligned brake pads can cause a decrease of braking power, or even a blowout! With 5 minutes of your time, you can ensure that you have the ability to stop when you're supposed to. Here's the...

Company: Park
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How To Adjust Brakes on a Road Bike

 

Part brakes Rim
Tools hex wrench
Company: Shimano
Type: Repair Tutorial