Road Bike Set Up and Maintenance

Road Bike Set Up and Maintenance

Setting up, repairing and maintaining your road bike is easy if you follow this step by step instructional download

Professionally filmed in a bespoke studio, 'round-the-world' cyclist Darryl Kelbrick teaches you exactly how to get the most from your Road Bike - with clear, close-up shots, tips and advice that enable you to do a professional job - even if you have no experience.

This comprehensive DOWNLOAD takes you through the following:

1. ROAD BIKE FITTING

Making sure you have the correct crank length
Measuring your inseam and shoulders properly
Saddle position (height / fore and aft / angle)
Handlebar position (width / height / rotation)
Cleat adjustment
How the above adjustments relate to comfort and performance

2. GEAR SET UP AND MAINTENANCE

All set up techniques apply to Shimano and Campagnolo Derailleur systems
Setting up your front derailleur (including alignment and limit screws)
Setting up your rear derailleur (including limit screws and cable adjustment)
Replacement of both front and rear derailleur cables (including removal, cutting to size, and refitting)
Maintaining and lubricating existing cables thoroughly
Hints and tips to help prolong the life of your gears

3. HEADSET SET UP AND MAINTENANCE

Explanation of headset terminology and how headsets differ
How to check for correct adjustment
How to adjust your headset properly
Removal and assembly of headset and forks
Cleaning, re-greasing, and checking for wear
Covers both threadless and threaded headsets as well as cartridge and loose bearing styles

4. BRAKE SET UP AND MAINTENANCE

Removing the old cables
Cutting cables and housings to the correct size
Fitting the new cables and housings
Cable adjustment and set-up
Cleaning and lubrication of existing cables to prolong their life
Brake pad replacement and set-up

5. PUNCTURE REPAIR AND WHEEL TRUING

Wheel, tyre and tube removal
Different puncture types and how to repair them
How to prepare the area so the patch sticks properly
How to refit the tube to avoid pinching and sticking
Inspecting the rim and fitting new rim tape
How to eliminate high and low spots on the tyre
Truing your rim without using a truing stand

6. HANDLEBAR TAPE FITTING

Adhesive and non-adhesive tape
Removing the old tape
Inspecting the bars to make sure they are safe
Securing the cables
Preparing the bars and tape
Fitting the tape to get a long-lasting professional finish - yes, even around the levers!

7. CLEANING, LUBING AND INSPECTING

Equipment needed
Drivetrain
Wetting, washing and cleaning
Protecting
Lubricating
Inspecting

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Road Bike Set Up and Maintenance

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  • Road Bike Set Up and Maintenance

    Setting up, repairing and maintaining your road bike is easy if you follow this step by step instructional download

    Professionally filmed in a bespoke studio, 'round-the-world' cyclist Darryl Kelbrick teaches you exactly how to get the most from your Road Bike - with clear, close-up shots, tip...