Mechanical Issues (Brake Adjustments, Flat Tires, & Bike Part Related)

Answers for common mechanical questions unrelated to the electrical system.

The Quick Release Skewer won't go through the front axle.
When the bikes are shipped, a plastic disc with a post is inserted into the front axle to help prevent shipping damage. Sometimes, the disc breaks off ...
Thu, 13 Oct, 2016 at 5:02 PM
NuVinci Shifter "drifts", moves on it's own
The resolution to this is most likely a very simple adjustment that doesn't require tools. Some amount of "drift" is actually norma...
Mon, 17 Oct, 2016 at 2:13 PM
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
Mid Drive Diagram and Descriptions
Part Description 1 Cover Plate 2 One Way Bearing Lockring 3+4 Front FreeWheel 5+6+7 One Way Bearing Assembly 8 Chainring 9 Gear...
Tue, 17 Jan, 2017 at 3:22 PM
Lost Key / Replace key
While we have replacement lock and key sets for sale  (click here for the item in our store --->  LOCK AND KEY PURCHASE ), replacing your unique key isn&...
Fri, 16 Dec, 2016 at 2:38 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
Galaxy Reflectors
The reflectors can be installed as below. The red one is redundant, as there is a reflector on the battery and a light below it.
Thu, 29 Jun, 2017 at 3:58 PM
Delta Tubeless Tire Conversion
The tires for the Delta are "Tubeless Ready" -- the rim needs to be properly taped, sealant installed, and a new valve stem designed for this purp...
Wed, 22 Nov, 2017 at 11:46 AM
Chain Maintenance and Lubrication
Chain lube is a hotly-debated subject, and everyone is convinced that they have the right answer (including us!!). The Staff favorite here at EVELO for long...
Fri, 24 Mar, 2017 at 1:46 PM