I did a few bike repairs yesterday:

  • Fastened one handle which suddenly went loose
  • Replaced one valve cap
  • Replaced my break pads

The breakpad replacment was pretty straightforward after getting a rough grasp from a video. For next time, I need to remember that:

  • before starting the repair, switch to the highest gear to get the chain in a favourable position for removing the tires
  • there is an easy way to get the tires out if you push back the chain holder on the back tire
  • on the front wheel, be sure to remove the cable of the dynamo by removing the cap on the wires
  • before putting the new brake pads in, push the cylinders inside the casing in to make space for the pads. Otherwise it will be hard to get them in.
  • don’t use the brake while repearing to avoid getting the cylinders stuck
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