bike mechanics http://momentummag.com/topics/bike-mechanics/index.rss en-us Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:22:47 GMT Toolimation Aaron Lisco of beyondthegreatdivide.org uses stop motion to animate his vast collection of tools and demonstrate a full bike build.

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Junior Bike Mechanics - Never too Young to Fix Bikes Let your kids play with bike tools, take time to be inclusive and they will learn how to fix bikes.

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The Quadra Bike School Courses will soon resume at the Quadra Bike School on Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada.

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Truing Together If it's too cold to work in the garage, just move inside and true away at the kitchen table with Daddy.

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The Flats I’ve Known When a cyclist “gets a flat,” the tube develops a hole, the air escapes, and the tube deflates. Here’s a list and description of all the flats I’ve ever known, and how to avoid and/or repair them.

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Wee Wrenches You're never too young to fix bikes.

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Inside the Bike Bryan Buckalew and Mike Larson discuss how gear ratios will affect your ride.

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Frame Geometry Primer The dimensions and design of a bicycle's frame fundamentally determine how it will ride.

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Internally-Geared Hubs A few years ago, during a dull stretch of bike touring, I tried to convince my riding partner of the merits of internally geared bicycles.

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Book Review: Roadside Bicycle Repair There is no doubt that he is a radical-minded bike aficionado and an extremely knowledgeable bike mechanic as he delivers step-by-step instructions on major bike components: wheels, seats, stems/handlebars, brakes, and drivetrains.

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Caring for the Old Cog and Chain How, how often, and why the conscientious cyclist should work on her drivetrain.

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Pedal Precession Not every threaded part on a bicycle follows the “lefty-loosey” rule of thumb.

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Learning To Love Your Front Brake Pop quiz: Which lever on your bicycle controls your front brake, right or left?

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