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Brazing and Welding on a Bike Frame

Braze On, Braze Off, Connecting Joints on a Bike Frame

Mission Bicycle Company guest post

We often hear: “What’s better, a lugged frame or a welded frame?”

Frames can be built of...

Part Steel frame
Type: Blog entry
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How to Put Decals on a Bike Frame

How to apply decals only your bike:

For this you will need the decals, wax and grease remover, rag, and painter’s tape to prevent you from damaging the paint on your bike or ripping any off...

Part frame
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Remove Paint from Bicycle Frame

How to remove paint from your bike frame:

There are a few things you’ll need when removing paint from your frame: paint remover, paintbrush, some steel wool and/or some sandpaper.

...

Type: Repair Tutorial
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K-Edge Chain Catcher Overview

You saw it happen to Andy Schleck in the 2010 Tour de France, a dropped chain could be the difference between winning and losing. It's also a great way to keep your frame from getting the bottom...

Part chain frame
Company: K-Edge
Type: Review
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DIY How to Tighten Loose Water Bottle Bosses/Rive-nuts

“I have an old CAAD 6 road frame and the lower water bottle boss on the down tube has come loose. Do you have any tips to fix it?”

Water bottle bosses are also known as rive-nuts, and they...

Part frame
Type: Repair Tutorial
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DIY Mount a Bottle Cage on a Frame with No Mounting Screws or Braze-Ons

I’m going to show you how to mount a bottle cage on a bike that doesn’t have mounts or doesn’t have mounts where you want to put the bottle cage. You want to get a bottle cage that has...

Part frame
Company: Schwinn
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Set Up a Fox Rear Shock on a Bike

Today we're going to walk through the basic steps to get you set up with the Fox RP 23 rear shock. The following few steps are essential so that you can get the best performance...

Company: Easton
Type: Repair Tutorial
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DIY Remove Bike Braze Ons and Bosses from Bike Frame

This is a video on how to remove various bosses and mounts on a road bike frame. This is an old road bike from the 70s, and I thought I’d make a video on how to easily remove this stuff...

Part frame
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Remove Decals from a Surly Bike

Here is an example of how to get Surly graphics off of the frames. 

Surly uses traditional wet decals but doesn’t clear coat over them, so this method works...

Part frame
Tools Bar Tape
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Replace Internally Routed Cables on a Bike

Do you have any tips on how to replace internally routed cables? I always dread changing mine.

Nearly every mechanic has cursed the widespread adoption of internally routed cables for the...

Company: Park
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Mount a GoPro Camera on Your Bicycle Frame

The GoPro cameras that typically mount on a person's head and capture their every moment throughout the day are all the rage lately. People tape themselves from their own point of view doing...

Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Install Fenders on a Bike

I'm here to show you how to install fenders on your bike. It's actually a pretty easy process, you only need a couple tools: 15 mm wrench, 10 mm wrench, 5 mm allen wrench, and 3 mm allen wrench....

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 Paint a Bicycle Frame

While your bike frame performs mainly a functional purpose of holding all the components together and yourself upright, that doesn't mean it can't be stylish at the same time. Whether you're...

Part frame
Type: Repair Tutorial
The bicycle frame comes in a variety of shapes and sizes.