How to: Cup and Cone Hub Basics

Cup and Cone Hub Basics By: Vaibhav Nijhowne Also featured in Issue #7 | Jan 2012 What is one of the most important parts of a bicycle, in terms of movement? I’d say the wheels. What do the wheels revolve around? The hubs. So to reduce friction and ensure smooth and efficient functioning of our bikes, we need to frequently service and adjust our hubs. Many higher end bikes come with sealed bearing hubs which cannot be adjusted, but there are still a lot of regular cup and cone hubs in the…

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How to: Basic Bike Maintenance

Basic Bike Maintenance By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #2 | March 2011 Bike repair and maintenance is a very important and an ongoing process that involves action before, during and after your ride. This helps to keep your mountain bike in optimal condition. Here are some tips to help you keep your mountain bike in peak condition. BEFORE RIDE Pre-ride inspection and maintenance check is a very good practice. Just like a fighter pilot who inspects his fighter plane before flying. It’s a very simple process and ensures…

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Park Tools ‘MTB-3’

Park Tools ‘MTB-3’ Multi Tool  By: Vinay Menon Also featured in Issue #15 | May 2013 A Multi tool is one of the most important weapons you could carry on a ride. Like a trail ninja, in crisis situation where your bike needs a quick doctor checkup, a multi tool will scream out like a warrior. Having a set of good quality tools assures the life of your bicycle components too. ‘Park Tools’ is one of the leaders in bicycle tools and its blue color is like a divine light…

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