Mechanical Topics - Brake Adjustments, Flat Tires, & Bike Part Related

Answers for common mechanical questions unrelated to the electrical system.

Adjusting Disc Brake Cables
 New Cables can stretch, and the pads naturally wear thinner over time. Both situations require a minor cable adjustment.   Firs...
Fri, 17 Mar, 2017 at 12:21 PM
My brakes are noisy or squeak when I use them.
If your brakes are squeaky, the first step is to ride your bike at top speed, and firmly compress both brakes and come to a complete stop. Squeaky brakes ar...
Wed, 17 Jun, 2020 at 5:29 PM
My brakes rub when I ride.
If your brakes make a bit of noise when the wheel rotates, this is an easy fix.  You want to first inspect the rotor itself, which is the round portion atta...
Wed, 17 Jun, 2020 at 5:21 PM
My brakes squeak. How do I fix it?
If your brakes are squeaky, the first step is to ride your bike at top speed, and firmly compress both brakes and come to a complete stop. Squeaky brakes ar...
Wed, 17 Jun, 2020 at 5:13 PM
Tensioning a Gates Carbon belt
Much like a normal chain, there isn't one correct answer. So long as the belt stays in place and does not slip, there is a wide range of acceptable ten...
Fri, 29 Jun, 2018 at 4:40 PM
Swapping a Motor Assembly for Pre-2016 EVELO Models
Swapping the mid-drive assembly is a very straight forward process and typically takes less than an hour. Please read these instructions all the way through...
Wed, 1 Jul, 2020 at 3:27 PM
NuVinci Shifter Adjustment - Manual Shifter difficult to shift.
Here are some videos and photos that will help to explain this simple procedure.  The short version:  you are trying to relocate the cable end hardware s...
Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 at 5:19 PM
No repair stand? No problem!
For maintenance, this is a solution that works well if you don't have a repair stand Adjust  the seat height even with the handlebars. Get 2 small se...
Thu, 2 Mar, 2017 at 9:48 AM
Aligning Brake Disc to Brake Caliper
Aligning the brake caliper to the disc rotor is a quick, simple adjustment and can be a solution for squeaking brakes. 5mm allen wrench required. 1) Sli...
Fri, 17 Mar, 2017 at 2:20 PM
Chain fell off on my bike. How do I get it back on?
First - check the shifter to see what gear your bike is in. Then, count up from the smallest sprocket to see what gear the chain should be on.  You want to ...
Thu, 4 Jun, 2020 at 6:02 PM