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Shimano 105 front derailleur adjustment screws

Front Derailleur Adjustment & Tuning Explained

Add Your Heading Text Here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNG7g83lI-s Front derailleur adjustment? More like front derailleur attitude adjustment. Seriously, who designed this thing? It’s like they took a perfectly good bicycle and said, “Let’s complicate the crap out of it.” Adjusting the front derailleur doesn’t have to feel like a game of “Operation” on steroids. One wrong move

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Detail of a very clean Campagnolo rear deralleur showing how to wash your bike

How To Wash Your Bike

Park Tool How To Wash Your Bike Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2sKhSDrugE&t=900s The Park Tool How To Wash Your Bike video because let’s face it:  Your bike is filthy! I mean… seriously… when was the last time you gave it a proper wash? No, leaving it out in the rain while you sit in the cafe waiting for

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Drivetrain close-up of a SRAM Red 10 speed groupset

Rear Derailleur Adjustment & Tuning Explained

Rear Derailleur Adjustment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkZxPIZ1ngY This is our current #1 reference video for anyone who asks!  Great rear derailleur adjustment vid from Calvin & the Park Tool Team.  The absolute best in the business So now you’ve got no excuse ‘cos if you’re not tuning your bike, you’re basically riding a glorified rusty tricycle. Why settle

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Record groupset on a Tomassini Techno road bike at the 3 hour $99 bicycle tuning & bicycle maintenance course

3 Hour $99 Bicycle Tuning & Bicycle Maintenance Course Updates

3 hour $99 Bicycle Tuning & Bicycle Maintenance Course Date Updates https://www.1226.bike/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Campagnolo-Record-8-speed-watermarked.mp4 Who doesn’t love gears working like a well oiled machine?…  Actually I think they work when they are a well oiled machine?!?  A little training goes a loooong way when you’re tuning bicycle gears! OK, I’m adding this comment in as an edit

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Cannondale Monstercross 7 scaled

Rim brakes versus disc brakes on a road bicycle

Choosing the right brakes can be one of the most important decisions you make when it comes to getting a new road bike. Do you choose rim brakes or disc brakes? Choosing the right one can make your ride much smoother and more enjoyable. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each

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Extra small Canyon Ultimate SL aero 8 leaning on a sign

Seb’s Canyon Ultimate SL aero 8

Seb’s had troubles finding bike’s in his size so imagine how stoked he was when he found this Canyon Ultimate SL aero 8!?!  Even has 650b wheels.  What a machine Around 7kg with pedals & bottle cages #1226bikes #canyoncycles #canyonultimate #canyonultimatesl

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Cannondale CAAD4 Monstercross Gravel Bike

***SOLD*** $2200 Large Cannnondale CAAD4 Monstercross with hydraulic Ultegra groupset, DT Swiss XR4.2D 26” wheels & FUNN 50 wide gravel dropbars This one is one of our best. It weighs about 10 kg. The wheels have 2.2 tyres which give it a very similar circumference to 27.5 wheels with gravel tyres. The riding position is

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Mid ‘80’s Colnago Master Columbus Gilco covered in polka dots

Colnago Master Columbus Gilco S4 Update

We’ve had the Colnago Master Gilco S4 in the workshop for a while now so we’ve pulled it down, re-tweaked & retuned, changed the bartape from white to black with white dots & the rest remains the same.  It’s awesome!M0re pics & revamped listing coming soon

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