Setting up, repairing and maintaining your road bike is easy if you follow this step by step instructional DVD. Professionally filmed in our studio, 'round-the-world' cyclist Darryl Kelbrick teaches you exactly how to get the most from your Road Bike - with clear, close-up shots, tips and advice that enable you to do a professional job - even if you have no experience.
• Running Time - 90 minutes • Picture Format - Colour PAL system 4:3 Aspect • Sound Format - Stereo
This comprehensive DVD takes you through the following:
Road Bike Fitting: • Making sure you have the correct crank length • Measuring your inseam and shoulders properly • Saddle position (height / fore and aft / angle) • Handlebar position (width / height / rotation) • Cleat adjustment • How the above adjustments relate to comfort and performance
Gear Set Up and Maintenance: • All set up techniques apply to Shimano and Campagnolo Derailleur systems • Setting up your front derailleur (including alignment and limit screws) • Setting up your rear derailleur (including limit screws and cable adjustment) • Replacement of both front and rear derailleur cables (including removal, cutting to size, and refitting) • Maintaining and lubricating existing cables thoroughly • Hints and tips to help prolong the life of your gears
Headset Set Up and Maintenance: • Explanation of headset terminology and how headsets differ • How to check for correct adjustment • How to adjust your headset properly • Removal and assembly of headset and forks • Cleaning, re-greasing, and checking for wear • Covers both threadless and threaded headsets as well as cartridge and loose bearing styles
Brake Set Up and Maintenance: • Removing the old cables • Cutting cables and housings to the correct size • Fitting the new cables and housings • Cable adjustment and set-up • Cleaning and lubrication of existing cables to prolong their life • Brake pad replacement and set-up
Puncture Repair and Wheel Truing: • Wheel, tyre and tube removal • Different puncture types and how to repair them • How to prepare the area so the patch sticks properly • How to refit the tube to avoid pinching and sticking • Inspecting the rim and fitting new rim tape • How to eliminate high and low spots on the tyre • Truing your rim without using a truing stand
Handlebar Tape Fitting: • Adhesive and non-adhesive tape • Removing the old tape • Inspecting the bars to make sure they are safe • Securing the cables • Preparing the bars and tape • Fitting the tape to get a long-lasting professional finish - yes, even around the levers!
Cleaning, Lubing and Inspecting: • Equipment needed • Drivetrain • Wetting, washing and cleaning • Protecting • Lubricating • Inspecting