Category: Maintenance

  • One More Annoying Bike Problem Demystified

    One More Annoying Bike Problem Demystified

    from Rookie’s keyboard Hello, friends Today, I will demystify one more bike issue that rookies face from time to time – a cassette/freewheel that wobbles.  The Causes In most cases, that culprit is among the following: The Cassette/Freewheel Isn’t Secured This is the first technical issue that has to be ruled out as it carries…

  • Shock Pump = Great Birthday Present

    Shock Pump = Great Birthday Present

    from Rookie’s keyboard Hello, friends I woke up 2 hours earlier today “by accident” and decided to make myself useful and write a short piece for your favorite site – rookiejournal.com.  Tomorrow, I will go to a birthday party of a fellow cyclist. To be ultra-honest, I don’t like loud gatherings, but friendships must be…

  • A Short Lesson: Bike Pedal Threads (don’t underestimate them)

    A Short Lesson: Bike Pedal Threads (don’t underestimate them)

    from Rookie’s Keyboard Hello, friends It’s time for the second post of this week. Lately, I’ve been on a row and would like to keep the rhythm going. As you know, in the past, I’ve had trouble maintaining my posting discipline but intend to change that in the future.  What are we going to talk…

  • A Forgotten Seat Post Installation Secret (or at least it seems that way)

    A Forgotten Seat Post Installation Secret (or at least it seems that way)

    From Rookie’s Keyboard Hello, friends Yesterday I went to the LBS (local bike shop) to get a new rim tape for my road bike. And while I was waiting for the guy there to find the size that I needed I had the opportunity to observe the mechanic in the shop who unfortunately appeared a…