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

Answers for common mechanical questions unrelated to the electrical system.

Inflating a tire with a Presta Valve ( Delta / Delta X )
The Deltas use a different tire valve than most bicycles.  It is called a "Presta" type, and functions differently than Schrader valves (like thos...
Thu, 11 Oct, 2018 at 1:42 PM
Compass fender install/adjustment
Installing and adjusting fenders takes some patience and is definitely the most complex part of the tricycle assembly. The fenders will require some bending...
Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 at 1:26 PM
EVELO Aries Aurora Tire Pressure Recommendations for 3" Tire
Rider WeightTire Pressure100-140 Pounds14 PSI141-160 Pounds16 PSI161-180 Pounds17 PSI181-200 Pounds18 PSI201-220 Pounds19 PSI221-240 Pounds20 PSI241-260 Pou...
Thu, 22 Aug, 2019 at 9:53 AM
Galaxy headset adjustment
Below the head tube of the frame you should see a wedge on the fork that is called the crown race. The headset has captured bearings and should be all in...
Fri, 15 Nov, 2019 at 3:31 PM
Stuck Lockout on Suntour Fork
If your lockout on your Suntour fork is not operating correctly, the most likely cause is that the  lockout mechanism is loose, and the lockout is not engag...
Sun, 17 Nov, 2019 at 5:05 PM
I have a broken cable.
Take a look at the Park Tool Repair blog that offers instructions on how to replace these cables: https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/nuvinci-n360-hub...
Thu, 4 Jun, 2020 at 5:48 PM
I hear a clicking sound while pedaling.
If you hear a clicking while pedaling, try shifting to a different gear as you pedal to see if the issue persists. If it does, you want to adjust your rear ...
Thu, 4 Jun, 2020 at 6:03 PM
My brakes don’t work very well.
Disc Brake Pads generally last 100’s of miles, but in certain conditions they may need to be replaced sooner. If you have Mechanical Disc Brakes, make sure ...
Wed, 17 Jun, 2020 at 5:14 PM
My brakes feel a little spongy or soft.
Disc Brake Pads generally last 100’s of miles, but in certain conditions they may need to be replaced sooner. If you have Mechanical Disc Brakes, make sure ...
Wed, 17 Jun, 2020 at 5:15 PM
My brake pads only last me for ~500 miles.
Brake pads are a wear and tear item, and do need to be replaced at a wide range of mileage. If you ride in muddy, wet, or aggressive terrain such as steep h...
Wed, 17 Jun, 2020 at 5:16 PM