Teaser: Allez ReBuild

This off-season I will rebuild the allez from scratch. This is not a simple service or component swap… Sure new components will be installed but also enhanced tuning will be take place in this “series”. I will change every single bearing, optimize the weight with titanium an alumnium as well as new carbon parts and […]

New Cassette: CS-R8000

Today nothing special just a new cassette.Due the discontinued model of the Ultegra 6800 cassette (11-25) this will be the R8000 model. All parts of the R8000 or the R9100 series are full compatible to the older ones like the Ultegra 6800.

Change: Ksyrium SLR Decals

Since last year there was this abomination, that atrocity… this one side of the rear wheel with the damaged slr decals. Today is the day I will fix that!I found a nice guy on eBay who generates 3rd party “oem” decals which are much BETTER in quality than the originals ones. These tools are needed: Cutter Tape […]

Pedal Major Service (PD-6800)

I just decided to do a major service for the Ultegra pedals (PD-6800). So this will be a complete tear down of each pedal =D These tools are needed: Bike stand 7mm spanner 10mm spanner 17mm spanner Torque Wrench Grease Anti-Seize Towel Degreaser Official Service Manual: http://si.shimano.com/pdfs/dm/DM-PD0002-07-ENG.pdf No warranty in ANY case of damage! First […]

New Bottom Bracket (ROTOR BB30-24)

This one lasts for a long time… but finally a new bottom bracket is rising. This is only a “cheap” workaround for the next project upcoming. So there is no fancy ceramic blingbling. Maybe later =D Main reason for this are still the creaking sounds while pedaling, as well as the nasty adapter cups from BB30 […]

Change: Crank Gasket

As of the upcoming bottom bracket change I also replace the crank gaskets. Reason for this is a damaged gasket on the right drive side. This “guide” is only for disassembly of the crank and replacing the gasket on the right side. The installation of the left side as the installation of the crank arm […]

New Chain

Second Post… new Chain. As the last view changes its again the Dura Ace CN-HG901 with quick-link (master-link). These tools are needed: Bike Stand CC-3.2 CT-3.2 MLP-1.2 Rod/Stick Official Service Manual: http://si.shimano.com/pdfs/dm/DM-CN0001-06-ENG.pdf Service/Spare Part: Shimano Dura Ace 11s Chain CN-HG901 (Quick-Link) I-CNHG90111116Q No warranty in ANY case of damage! First of all is to check the […]

Change: Rear Derailleur Pulleys

Today is Drivetrain-Day. First Post will be the replacement of the rear derailleur pulleys. This is just a simple task. The following post will be for a new chain. These tools are needed: MLP-1.2 3mm Allen key Torque Wrench Official Service Manuals: http://si.shimano.com/pdfs/dm/DM-RD0003-09-ENG.pdf http://si.shimano.com/pdfs/ev/EV-RD-6800-3608E.pdf Service/Spare Part: Shimano Pulley Set RD-6800 Part-No: Y5YC98140 No warranty in […]

Bottom Bracket Service

Since the last few rides my BB started a creaking noise. As I know, often the sound is coming from the pedals but I serviced them already up so… BB-time =) This will only be a minor service of “cleaning” if its possible. I think I will change the BB anyway. All along I was […]

New Cable-Routing

Same preceder every year… new cable-routing. This come along by bad braking and shifting quality, like a rasp in the leaver.  All caused by corrosion due the loss of  the cable sheathing combined with environmental influences – just normal. So here we go =) These tools are needed: Bike Stand CN-10 torque wrench 5mm Allen key 6mm Allen […]

Pedal Minor Service (PD-6800)

From time to time it is useful to perform a minor pedal service. This time for the Ultegra 6800 (PD-6800). These tools are needed: Bike stand 17mm spanner Torque Wrench Grease Synthetic Oil Official Service Manual: http://si.shimano.com/pdfs/dm/DM-PD0002-07-ENG.pdf No warranty in ANY case of damage! This service is very simple. Just unscrew the pedal body from […]

Headset Service

Today is time to maintaining the headset bearings even if I will overhaul the whole bike in the winter with complete new bearings. These tools are needed for the Allez: Bike stand 4mm Allen key 5mm Allen key 6mm Allen key Torque Wrench Grease Synthetic Oil bowl and jar  NO warranty in ANY case of […]