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Trek Speed concept rear aero brake adjustment

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Trek Speed concept rear aero brake adjustment

  Trek Speed Concept 1st generation stripping, cleaning and adjusting the rear aero brake for  a PDF version please click the link below https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1497/1072/files/trek_speed_concept.pdf?8812620474901050691   To day I am going to geo thorough the procedure for servicing and adjusting the rear aero brake on the Trek speed concept. The design of aero brakes is a great idea hiding the brake behind/ under the bottom bracket. The first generation of the speed concept although a great fast TT bike has to say the least has a few issues when adjusting even servicing. It is recommended that you remove the crank but...

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How to measure and install a new chain

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How to measure and install a new chain

 How to measure and install a chain (Click the link below for PDF) https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1497/1072/files/news_letterchain_replacing_a_worn_chain.pdf?9489214432696249661www.completecycles.co.uk Tools required.1. Chain checker I use the super B (TB-3326) 2 in 1 chain checker and chain hook the best I have found so far,2. Chain splitter I use Super b again depending on 8/9/10/11 speed each chain comes in different widths,3.  Master link pliers Super B 2 in 1 master link pliers (these both remove and fit the master/quick link) 4. Chain (even though not a tool but very essential). I do a complete package you can use for any chain job required. www.completecycles.co.uk/products/chain-maintanance-tool-set Let us remind...

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Chain wear, cleaning and maintenance lubrication

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Chain wear, cleaning and maintenance lubrication

           www.completecycles.co.uk you can by all of the tools required for complete chain over hall and replacement here https://www.completecycles.co.uk/collections/accessories/products/chain-maintanance-tool-set     There is a lot of talk about bicycle chains within the cycling community, as with any other component on our bikes as we are all a fussy lot. I hear a lot of debates discussing what chains are best? Which are not, lighter is better, use dry lube, wet lube use different lubes in the summer different in the winter the debate on chains is endless. So today I am just going to talk about...

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Pre and Post ride checks

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Pre and Post ride checks

        You want your bicycle to be in the best possible condition to ensure you do not have any mechanical failure or even worse a bad accident as you have not checked anything, the process of the ‘M’ check should be done both pre and post ride, it ensures that you have checked every area of your bicycle for anything loose undone od dagederous. This will ensure that your components last longer and that you are as safe as possible as you can be. Get in the habit of checking your bike regularly. These easy tips are...

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