Change: Rear Derailleur Pulleys

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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 […]

New Clincher: S-Works Turbo

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Last Year I changed my clincher tires from Mavic’s Yksion Pro Griplink to Specialized S-Works Turbo  because the Mavics started to fissure after a few rides… poor quality! Connected to this event I also changed the tubes to Continental Race. After a year of usage: Good decision, never change back!

Bar Tape: S-Wrap Roubaix

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Yesterday there was a short cycling gap so I wrapped a new bar tape. Same as the last one Specialized S-Wrap Roubaix (black, 30mm). Nothing special: Frist unwrap and clean the bar, then put the drop/break strip on. Second: From the drop up, take the eight and then straight to the end. Finished

Work Stand

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Yesterday I ordered a Pro-Elite Work Stand from Feedback Sports, a perfect completion for my garage.Up to present there is a RAKK (FeedbackSports) for my MTB and a Mottez wall lift for the Road. I’ll post a review after an extensive test… http://www.feedbacksports.com http://www.bicyclerack-mottez.com