Adjust Shimano Dura Ace 9000 Hubs & Typical Cone or Cup Bicycle Hubs

Adjust Shimano Dura Ace 9000 Hubs:

Before getting specifically into Shimano Dura Ace Hubs, it is important to understand how to adjust a typical cup or cone hub. With this hub, you have a threaded axel with a cup/cone and locknut to hold it in place. To adjust the cone, you first need to loosen the locknut. Use a cone wrench to hold the cone and an open end wrench to loosen the locknut. Then, very lightly tighten down the cone until you feel it contact the ball bearings. Tighten down the locknut by hand onto the cone.

Rebuild RaceFace Atlas Bike Pedals

Not only are RaceFace Atlas pedals incredibly easy to rebuild, but also really tough and light.

The first step is to use a 3mm allen to remove the spare pin form the end of the axle. Then, remove the end cap from the end of the pedal with a 6mm allen. Now we need to remove a 2.5mm allen from the end of the spindle. We’re going to hold the end of the spindle with an allen wrench, then take a 2.5mm allen and back this out. The remove the spindle.

Install Wolf Tooth Components' 42 Tooth Giant Cog

We're going to install the 42 tooth giant cog from Wolf Tooth Components. The cog in this video is for a Shimano cassette. We're going to replace the 17 tooth cog and spacer from the cassette and put the giant cog in as a replacement.

First thing to notice is that there are ramps on the cog. This will help you determine the proper direction of the cog. It should be installed with the writing on the cog facing outward away from the spokes of the wheel rim.

How to Route Brake Cable Hose on RockShox RS-1 Fork

RS-1 Brake Hose Routing:

Proper brake hose routing on the RS-1 is important to make sure your hose is not rubbing on your wheel or tire, and to make sure the brake hose is not damaging the finish of your new fork.

Before you begin, make sure that your front brake hose is cut to the appropriate length.

How to Assemble a Ritchey Break-Away Bike

Whole Bike

A lot of engineering has gone into making the Ritchey Break-Away Bike easy for you to assemble and ride.

The first couple times you assemble yours, make sure you take your time and get it down. The more you do it, the faster you’ll get. You will need an allen wrench set and a pedal wrench depending on the pedal type. A Ritchey torque key is recommended but not required.

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 bracket area to look like the bike in the video. It's simple, it's light, and a fairly inexpensive insurance policy that you'll be happy to have.

If you’ve spent a lot of money on a bike and you do any kind of racing, there is a really cool product that can come in handy called the K-Edge Chain Catcher.


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