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How to Straighten Bent Brake Disc Bike

Why are my brakes squealing? This is most often due to pollution. Sometimes this is a bad setting, sometimes it is a warning about the need for new pads, sometimes it is because the pads are polished, or from the wrong material, but more often it is dirt. Keep all oils, degreasers and bike cleaners away from pads and discs to prevent squealing. And, of course, the brakes must be worn in. A deformed rotor causes friction in the brake every time the wheel is turned. Why do I sometimes hear brake friction when not braking? Disc brakes operate to very close tolerances, usually just a millimeter or less of space between the rotor and the pads. This leaves little...

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How to get a cyclist to peak shape before a race?

To reduce the tension at any friendly starts and amateur competitions, we often remind ourselves and those around us that the main thing is not victory, the main thing is participation. And then we stomp on the Self-locking Pedal with all our might so as not to screw up and show our maximum. And even if it is very far to victory, you always want to jump over your head. And there is such an opportunity. Even without doing sports on a permanent basis, you can count on the best result for yourself if you prepare for a responsible start correctly and reach the peak of your current physical form. The advice of an experienced master, personal trainer of Falson...

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How to choose a bike? Urban models are on the rise again

Passing not far from the Amsterdam "central", many visiting cyclists frown with displeasure: so many bicycles, and all as one - antediluvian. Have you seen them? Dutch youth sometimes have fun after an extra glass of beer - they drown these bikes in the canals. Say, is it not surprising? Well, how to look. Surprisingly, this cheap, single-speed, very basic bicycles are plentiful across Europe. One gets the impression that only such cars are used there. Is it really out of poverty? Not at all.City bike - an ode to practicality in life, utility. This is a means of transportation from point A to point B, which has sufficient characteristics for this at the lowest possible price. You will always...

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How to choose a bike? What do we get by overpaying for expensive models?

Price. Why are MTB bikes so popular? Once upon a time, when the bicycle market was just beginning to develop, MTB bicycles were something completely new, fashionable, feature-rich. A powerful frame created a feeling of reliability, wheels of smaller diameter were equipped with "evil" rubber with a swamp tread, so that certainly no one had any doubts: such a monster will travel everywhere. Any manufacturer from the Asian no-name to the eminent brand has sought and is striving to equip an inexpensive MTB model with the greatest number of speeds, many of which will be completely unclaimed, but who cares: any marketer knows that bicycles are sold thanks to not practical, but catchy tricks. 21 speeds, 24 or even 30...

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How to choose a bike? We buy a mountain bike

Choosing a mountain bike Whether you need to set a minimum price at the same time - decide for yourself. Perhaps you are not considering too budgetary models or mastering a specific budget - we do not know.Do you have any idea what he is, your new great? It so happened that the so-called mountain bikes are especially popular. Most of them are not intended for conquering mountains at all, but a solid "mountain" was and remains one of the most versatile, and therefore the most popular types of bicycles. It will not be the fastest on smooth asphalt or off-road, it is not distinguished by its low weight, cost, or ease of maintenance. But at the same time, it...

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