In the rack 6-20-2012
Were a day behind. Yesterdays in the rack today.
We recently had an old Fuji com in for an overhaul, and were quick to find the rear quick release axle was broken in half. It being memorial weekend were low on replacement axles so we found a longer axel cut it to size, re-threaded, filed square and viola we had a custom axel in time for the customer to go out of town.
This is a picture of a standard bicycle axel (courtesy of sheldon brown), notice the cones are nice and smooth, this is what allows the bearings inside your wheels hub to glide smoothly. The cone and bearings of a hub assembly live a relatively peaceful life, the bearing caked in grease rolls smoothly over the cone with minimal friction. Routine maintenance to your bicycle will greatly increase thechances of a long happy cone and bearing relationship. If not properly cared for cone and bearings peaceful relationship will soon become strained and possibly lead to a domestic disturbance such was the case below.
The following is a description of what is included in an advanced tune up at HGC.
First, we do a quick visual inspection of the bicycle to determine what the needs immediate attention. For example, recently a Gary Fisher made its way to the shop and it was quite evident that the chain was in need of some attention.Read more