Q: Does the LBC offer a class on bike
A: Yes. Our Bike Maintenance classes are
offered in the late winter, usually in February or March. Please check
the Ride & Event schedule for the appropriate months to see when these
classes are offered.
Q: How to improve shifting? How to adjust
A: The drive system on a bicycle is
fairly simple, if you don't let the seemingly complex-looking
derailleurs intimidate you.
Read the Ten Steps to Better
Shifting for a detailed guide to how to adjust the derailleurs.
Q: How to adjust the eccentric on a
A: The Cannondale eccentric is a split
wedge design which expands into the bottom bracket housing when the
allen screw is tightened. Unfortunately in most instances you cant
just loosen the allen and expect to turn the assembly with a spanner
due to friction. Two methods used are:
- Loosen the allen bolt to a point where it extends beyond the
surrounding metal and lightly tap it with a hammer.
- Remove the allen bolt and insert a shorter one from the other side
with a large washer. The washer should be large enough to span over the
small part of the split mechanism resting on the larger part and the
frame housing around the assembly. Tightening this will slide the wedge
to loosen the assembly.
Personally I do not like using option number one. I would recommend
removing the assembly from the frame and lightly grease all mating
surfaces and the outside before reassembly.
Im sure there are other methods which may work equally well.
What else do you want to see here? Please contact us with your suggestion.
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