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Table of Contents
                            Contents
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 1: HOME BICYCLE REPAIR
	You Are in the Saddle
	Creating a Special Work Space
	Avoid Problems through Preventive Maintenance
	Don't Be a Statistic
	Taking It to the Next Level
	Basic Principles of Bicycle Maintenance and Repair
		Boxing a Bike
CHAPTER 2: FRAMES
	Frame Nomenclature
	History of the Bicycle Frame
	Frame Materials
	The Basics of Frame Geometry
	Fitting to the Frame
	Frame Maintenance
	Basic Frame-Alignment Checks
	Repainting a Frame
	A Worthy Investment
CHAPTER 3: SUSPENSION
	Suspension Forks
	Rear Suspension
	Long Travel Bikes
	Suspension Adjustments
	General Suspension Tips
	Troubleshooting
		Basic Suspension Adjustment
CHAPTER 4: WHEELS & TIRES
	What Makes a Good Wheel?
	Selecting Wheels
	Compatibility of Wheels and Bike
	Special-Use Wheels
	System or Traditional?
	Wheel Maintenance and Repair
	Removing and Remounting Wheels
	Tire Mounting and Tube Repairs
	Tubeless Tires
	Mounting and Repairing Tubular Tires
	Wheel Basics
	Emergency Wheel and Tire Repairs
	Wheel Construction
	Troubleshooting
		Wheel Removal and Remounting
		Clincher Removal, Repair, and Remounting
		Tubeless Tire Removal, Repair, and Remounting
		Tubular Removal, Repair, and Remounting
		Rim Maintenance and Repair
		Spoke Maintenance and Replacement
		Building New Wheels
		Truing Wheels
CHAPTER 5: HUBS
	Hub Construction
	Checking Hub Adjustment
	Adjusting the Hub
	Hub Overhaul
	Special Hub Tips
	Shopping for New Hubs
	Troubleshooting
		Adjusting Cone-and-Locknut Hubs
		Cone-and-Locknut Hub Overhaul
		Overhauling and Adjusting a Campagnolo Hub Equipped with an Oversize Axle
		Lubricating Sealed-Cartridge Bearings
CHAPTER 6: CRANKSETS
	The Bottom Bracket
	Identifying the Bottom Bracket Type
	Changing Cranks
	Preparing a Bottom Bracket Shell
	Overhauling a Crankset and Bottom Bracket
	Installing Cartridge-Style Bottom Brackets
	Overhauling Cup-and-Cone Models
	Installing Cup-and-Cone Bottom Brackets
	Installing the Crankarms
	Crankset Maintenance
	Troubleshooting
		Removal and Installation of Shimano Two-Piece Cranksets (Except XTR Model FC-M970)
		Removal and Installation of Shimano XTR Model FC-M970 Cranksets
		Removal and Installation of SRAM and Truvativ GXP Cranksets
		Removal and Installation of FSA External Cranksets
		Removal and Installation of Campagnolo and Fulcrum Ultra-Torque Cranksets
		BB30 Removal and Installation
		Removal and Installation of Shimano Octalink Cranksets
		Sealed-Bearing Cartridge-Style Bottom Bracket Installation
		Chainring Maintenance
		Cup-and-Cone Bottom Bracket Adjustment
		Cup-and-Cone Bottom Bracket Overhaul
CHAPTER 7: CASSETTES & FREEWHEELS
	The Difference between Cassettes and Freewheels
	Selecting the Right Cogset
	Cleaning and Lubricating a Cassette or Freewheel
	Removing a Freewheel
	Removing Cassette Cogsets
	Installing a Freewheel
	Special Maintenance Situations
	Troubleshooting
		Basic Cassette and Freewheel Maintenance
		Cassette Removal and Cassette Cog Disassembly
		Freewheel Removal and Replacement
CHAPTER 8: CHAINS
	Chain Identification
	When to Service Chains
	Separating a 1/8-Inch Chain to Remove It
	Separating a 3/32-Inch Chain to Remove It
	Cleaning and Lubricating Chains
	Reassembling a Chain
	Troubleshooting
		Assembly and Disassembly of Quick-Connect Derailleur Chains
		Chain Maintenance and Repair
CHAPTER 9: SHIFT LEVERS
	Shift Lever Locations
	Basic Shifter Designs
	Removing Shift Levers
	Servicing Shift Levers
	Installing Shift Levers
	Troubleshooting
		Road-Integrated Brake-Shift Lever Installation
		Shimano Dura Ace Di2 Installation and Setup
		Twist-Grip Mountain Bike Shifter Removal, Installation, and Service
		Mountain Bike Thumb Shifter Removal and Installation
		Braze-On Shifter Installation
		Bar-End Shifter Installation
CHAPTER 10: FRONT DERAILLEURS
	How Front Derailleurs Work
	Selecting a Front Derailleur
	Removal, Installation, and Adjustment
	Adjustments for Special Problems
	Maintaining the Front Derailleur
	Custom Derailleur Modifications
	Troubleshooting
		Front Derailleur Basic Maintenance
		Front Derailleur Installation
		Front Derailleur Adjustment
CHAPTER 11: REAR DERAILLEURS
	Types of Rear Derailleurs
	How Rear Derailleurs Work: The Rest of the Story
	Selecting a New Rear Derailleur
	Derailleur Mounting
	Maintenance
	Cable and Chain Adjustments
	Installation
	Adjustments
	Modifications and Accessories
	Troubleshooting
		Rear Derailleur Removal and Installation
		Rear Derailleur Cleaning and Lubrication
		Rear Derailleur Adjustment
CHAPTER 12: HEADSETS
	Types and Basic Parts
	Buying a Headset
	Making Headset Seals
	Adjustment
	Overhaul
	Fitting a New Headset
	Headset Quick Fix
	Troubleshooting
		Threaded Headset Adjustment
		Threaded Headset Overhaul
		Threadless Headset Adjustment and Overhaul
CHAPTER 13: BRAKES
	Major Types of Brakes
	Hydraulic Disc Brakes
	Mechanical (Cable-Actuated) Disc Brakes
	Rim Brakes
	Brake Cable Housings
	Buying the Right Brakes
	Installing Brake Levers
	Installing Brakes
	Centerpull, Cantilever, and U-Brakes
	Brake Centering
	Solutions to Common Problems
	Regular Maintenance Procedures
	How to Cope with Brake Breakdowns
	Troubleshooting Disc Brakes
	Troubleshooting Rim Brakes
		Aero Lever and Cable Installation
		Interrupter Brake Lever Installation
		Mountain Bike Lever and Cable Installation
		Nonaero Lever Replacement
		Sidepull Installation
		Basics of Disc Brake Maintenance
		Hydraulic and Mechanical (Cable-Actuated) Disc Brake Caliper Installation and Setup (Avid and Similar)
		Hydraulic Disc Brake Installation and Setup (Hayes and Similar)
		Hydraulic Disc Brake Installation and Setup (Shimano, Hope, Magura, and Similar)
		Direct-Pull Cantilever (V-Brake) Adjustment
		Brake Pad Maintenance
		Centerpull Installation
		Cantilever Installation and Adjustment
		U-Brake Adjustment
CHAPTER 14: HANDLEBARS & STEMS
	The Right Stem
	Selecting a Handlebar
	Installing Handlebars and Stems
	Padding the Bars
	Installing Brake Levers
	Taping Drop Handlebars
	Installing Mountain Bike Grips
	Adjusting the Bar and Stem
	Troubleshooting
		Removing and Installing a Stem for Threadless Headset (Road and Mountain)
		Handlebar and Stem Adjustment
		Taping a Handlebar
CHAPTER 15: SADDLES & SEATPOSTS
	Basic Saddle Construction
	Saddles
	Selecting a Saddle
	Seatposts
	Integrated Seatmasts
	Saddle Tilt
	Saddle Height
	Saddle Position
	Troubleshooting
		Saddle Installation and Adjustment
CHAPTER 16: PEDALS
	Pedal Types
	Common Pedal Features
	Keeping Clipless Pedals Working
	When to Service Pedals
	Removing Pedals
	Cleaning and Greasing
	Pedal Adjustment
	Troubleshooting
		Mountain Bike Clipless Pedal Maintenance
		Cartridge-Type spindle Service
		Conventional Pedal Repair and Maintenance
CHAPTER 17: GEARS
	The Lingo
	Gearing Simplified
	Modifying Your Gearing
	Putting It Together
GLOSSARY
RESOURCES
INDEX
                        

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